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Monday, November 28, 2011

Jay-Z Channels Judas Iscariot

When people think of Judas Iscariot, the first thought that comes to mind is betrayal but he had another very undesirable quality and Jay-Z seems to be exhibiting it right now.

There's hypocrisy and then there is downright exploitation and theft on top of it. This would apply to rapper Jay-Z, who is capitalizing on the Occupy Wall Street movement by selling t-shirts that express solidarity with the movement while not using any of the proceeds to support it. The sheer notion is antithetical to everything the OWS supposedly stands for. Ah, the exploitation of an anti-capitalism movement through the use of capitalism. Using the OWS standard, Jay-Z - who is squarely in the 1% - is stealing from the 99% by profiting from it.

Remember when Mary Magdalene applied expensive oil to the feet of Jesus? Judas objected.

John 12: 4-6 
4 But one of His disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, who would betray Him, said, 5 “Why was this fragrant oil not sold for three hundred denarii[b] and given to the poor?” 6 This he said, not that he cared for the poor, but because he was a thief, and had the money box; and he used to take what was put in it.
Based on the message that donn's Jay-Z's shirts, they should be sold with all the money going to the poor. Yet, while he's in the 1%, he's in possession of a rather large money box and he's selling the shirts to the 99% (alleged poor), not to benefit them but to profit from them. Here is a message that has appeared on Rocawear's website (Jay-Z's clothing line):
"Rocawear strongly encourages all forms of constructive expression, whether it be artistic, political or social. 'Occupy All Streets' is our way of reminding people that there is change to be made everywhere, not just on Wall Street. At this time we have not made an official commitment to monetarily support the movement."
As an added bonus, the shirts are even made in Mexico. Ya think that helps Jay-Z's margins at $22 a pop? Is it safe to say that Jay-Z is selling these shirts not because he cares for the poor but because he is a thief (based on OWS' own standards)? Ditto for Michael Moore, who sells books at the protests and Miley Cyrus, who has recorded a song about them.

Ain't it interesting how the portion of the 1% profiting most from OWS claims to be champions of OWS?

h/t GWP

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