Had to promise that I'd stop holding my marches
The day that Chris Columbus got crucified on golden arches

from Sage Francis – Slow Down Gandhi Lyrics on Rap Genius


He’ll stop his political dissent the day that colonialist and “founder of America” Christopher Columbus gets crucified on a McDonald’s sign. This is a threefold argument against America’s ills:

  1. It was founded by imperialists who stole the land from natives and murdered and diseased them.
  2. It’s hamstrung by misunderstood and misapplied Christianity.
  3. It’s controlled by big business, specifically megacorporations like McDonald’s that destroy small business, cause deforestation due to destructive cattle-grazing operations, subsidize factory farms, and feed people chemically-infused shit that makes them fat and docile.

Basically, Sage is saying he’ll shut up when America fixes all its problems. So, never.

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