Schools (2:49) Spoon Jackson

5/10/19
I think of the children of Angola given no fresh water but sold Coca-Cola. Kids killing kids in school, out of loneliness, out of despair, out of wanting the spotlight there. Who feels sad? It's not cool. Yes, it's sad. It's not cool that schools being shot up in America, not many, just a couple now and then. In Angola, soldiers kill not only with guns, but with spears, axes, swords and machetes. Children dying of thirst and of AIDS is worse.
 
I think of the children of Angola given no fresh water but sold Coca-Cola. Children not seen on American TV, too busy following some celebrity. Too busy chasing some politician, getting his [inaudible]. Too busy filming someone pulling a dog from a lake or cat from a tree. Too busy to see that many of the Angolan soldiers are children, forced to kill over and over again, some before the age of 10. Sometimes their own moms and dads. Children dying of thirst and of AIDS is worse.
 
I think of the children of Angola given no fresh water but sold Coca-Cola. Who feels sad? It's not cool American kids going mad in school. Who feels sad for the Asian kids, enslaved and sold in sex shops and sweat shops across the Golden Land? When is enough, enough? What good is the media, when it stops no wars, touches no souls, and glorifies killing. What good is the media when it goes into the Congo, Rwanda, [inaudible], Ethiopia, and Cambodia only to film the dead?
 
I think of the children of Angola given no fresh water but sold Coca-Cola. Hiding under the table does not work against bombs that burned the night. Hell no, it's not cool. To kill, to have young kids, not much bigger than their smile, killing. Children dying of thirst and of AIDS is worse. I think of the children of Angola given no fresh water but sold Coca-Cola.
 
I think of the children of Angola, given no fresh water, but sold Coca-Cola. 
 
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(Sound of a cell door closing.) These commentaries are recorded by Noelle Hanrahan of Prison Radio.