Knowledge, wisdom, freedom, understanding, we just want our equality
Food, clothing, shelter,
Early Greek philosophers such as Plato and Aristotle believed that amongst the chief virtues in life was wisdom. Jean-Jacques Rousseau wrote of a need to change given that “all men are born free but everywhere they are in chains.” But the people in ghettos and the poor and vulnerable in society are not concerned with such lofty, existential ideals like “knowledge, wisdom, freedom, understanding.” They are much more concerned with tangible and physical things such as “food, clothing, shelter.”
This begins Hova’s creative citation of all the Twelve Jewels of Islam which comprise the principles of the Nation of Gods and Earths or the Five-Percent Nation:
‘Justice’ is listed here, but not said in the song. This is probably intentional, to open the opportunity for wordplay: we just want our equality.
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