And on top of that, you still wanna take me to prison
Just cause I won't trade humanity for patriotism
As of 2010, Immortal Technique has never been “taken to prison” for any political reasons, although as a teenager he did spend a year in the clink for aggravated assault.
Immortal Technique talks about being hypothetically sent to prison for speaking out against the hypocrisy and crimes of the United States. He considers humanity more important than “patriotism”, which in this case means not speaking out about the U.S. government’s wrongdoings.
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