Your left full of bullet holes when you tell the people go free

from Nas – Untitled Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

When you remind the public about the true power of their influence, you pose an immediate threat to the authoritive powers. Therefore you can be seen as a threat to the sovereignty of a nation. In this case however he’s refering to the many martyrs such as Huey Newton, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., who tried to enlighten the oppressed peoples of the US (whom were predominatenly African-American) to the truth about their power instead of the imposed status quo. The state figures its better if they are killed and “silenced” for the preservation of the status quo.

When an emerging leader inspires the people to seek and see the truth, the established ruler and or rulers become nervous and realize if the people whom they rule over realize that they are not being treated fairly, they may revolt. i.e. Jesus Christ, William Wallace, Malcolm X, MLK, and currently the citizens of the USA vs. Wall Street

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