Tell the preacher God got more than one son A Letter to the Law by Common

A possible reference to The Nation of Gods and Earths, who teach that 85% of people are blind to God, 10% of people know the truth but preach lies for personal gain, and the remaining 5% are the righteous teachers. Although the remaining 5% are not necessarily deities, they are as true to this ideal as can be.

References to the “preacher” and “son” might also support an alternative interpretation: While Jesus was the incarnate Son of God as taught by the preacher, we are all created in God’s likeness and thus are the “sons” of God.

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Erika
September 30th, 2012

“God got more than one son” might be about the common assumption that Jesus was white. To tell the preacher that there is another God’s son might mean that black people or actually of any other skin color have the same “divine” ancestry and are absolutely equal with the white. I think this line suggests that society’s attitudes should change, while the next line refers to changes needed in the government. Also I’d like to add that if you understand “Uzi” as a gun, then still it is a call for a change and justice not violence, because it is like saying: “Tell the government to do something, because I’m sick of carrying a heavy gun”, where the exaggerated weight might be interpreted as a metaphor for the underprivileged and unjust circumstances weighing down on people`s lives in form of a gun that is necessary to survive in that kind of environment. The two lines go along with the line above: let go of the past and change the reality both on the streets and in the government.
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