4th Branch - Immortal Technique

Immortal Technique - Revolutionary Vol. 2

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The voice of racism preaching the gospel is devilish,
A fake church called the prophet Muhammad a terrorist,
Forgetting God is not a religion, but a spiritual bond,
And Jesus is the most quoted prophet in the Qu'ran,
They bombed innocent people, tryin' to murder Saddam,
When you gave him those chemical weapons to go to war with Iran,
This is the information that they hold back from Peter Jennings,
Cause Condoleeza Rice is just a new age Sally Hemmings,
I break it down with critical language and spiritual anguish,
The Judas I hang with, the guilt of betraying Christ,
You murdered and stole his religion, and painting him white,
Translated in psychologically tainted philosophy,
Conservative political right wing, ideology,
Glued together sloppily, the blasphemy of a nation,
Got my back to the wall, cause I'm facin' assassination,
Guantanamo Bay, federal incarceration,
How could this be, the land of the free, home of the brave?
Indigenous holocaust, and the home of the slaves,
Corporate America, dancin' offbeat to the rhythm,
You really think this country, never sponsored terrorism?
Human rights violations, we continue the saga,
El Savador and the contras in Nicaragua,
And on top of that, you still wanna take me to prison,
Just cause I won't trade humanity for patriotism,
It's like MK-ULTRA, controlling your brain,
Suggestive thinking, causing your perspective to change,
They wanna rearrange the whole point of view of the ghetto,
The fourth branch of the government, want us to settle,
A bandana full of glittering, generality,
Fighting for freedom and fighting terror, but what's reality?
Read about the history of the place that we live in,
And stop letting corporate news tell lies to your children,
Flow like the blood of Abraham through the Jews and the Arabs,
Broken apart like a woman's heart, abused in a marriage,
The brink of holy war, bottled up, like a miscarriage,
Embedded correspondents don't tell the source of the tension,
And they refuse to even mention, European intervention,
Or the massacres in Jenin, the innocent screams,
U.S. manufactured missles, and M-16's,
Weapon contracts and corrupted American dreams,
Media censorship, blocking out the video screens,
A continent of oil kingdoms, bought for a bargain,
Democracy is just a word, when the people are starvin',
The average citizen, made to be, blind to the reason,
A desert full of genocide, where the bodies are freezin',
And the world doesn't believe that you fightin' for freedom,
Cause you fucked the Middle East, and gave birth to a demon,
It's open season with the CIA, bugging my crib,
Trapped in a ghetto region like a Palestinian kid,
Where nobody gives a fuck whether you die or you live,
I'm tryin' to give the truth, and I know the price is my life,
But when I'm gone they'll sing a song about Immortal Technique,
Who beheaded the President, and the princes and sheiks,
You don't give a fuck about us, I can see through your facade,
Like a fallen angel standing in the presence of God,
Bitch niggaz scared of the truth, when it looks at you hard,
It's like MK-ULTRA, controlling your brain,
Suggestive thinking, causing your perspective to change,
They wanna rearrange the whole point of view in the ghetto,
The fourth branch of the government, want us to settle,
A bandana full of glittering, generality,
Fighting for freedom and fighting terror, but what's reality?
Martial law is coming soon to the hood, to kill you,
While you hanging your flag out your project window, Yeah..
The fourth branch of the government AKA the media,
Seems to now have a retirement plan for ex-military officials,
As if their opinion was at all unbiased,
A machine shouldn't speak for men,
So shut the fuck up you mindless drone!
And you know it's serious,
When these same media outfits are spending millions of dollars on a PR campaign,
To try to convince you they're fair and balanced,
When they're some of the most ignorant, and racist people,
Giving that type of mentality a safe haven,
We act like we share in the spoils of war that they do,
We die in wars, we don't get the contracts to make money off 'em afterwards!
We don't get weapons contracts, nigga!
We don't get cheap labor for our companies, nigga!
We are cheap labor, nigga! Turn off the news and read, nigga!
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