(Pre-note: She never said “conspiracy” in the snippets I saw, and says clearly she’s talking about their pursuit of money…)
The name of Lauryn Hill’s breakout album was The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill but it now appears that the powers that be would like her to record a new album called The Re-Education of Lauryn Hill. After appearing in court for tax evasion, Hill was sentenced to three months in jail PLUS she must attend “counseling” due to her “conspiracy theories”.
According to the IBTimes, Hill told the court: “I am a child of former slaves who had a system imposed on them. I had an economic system imposed on me.” Furthermore, Hill also believes that artists are being oppressed by (what the article calls) “a plot involving the military and media”. Because of these statements, Hill was ordered to undergo “counseling”, which is a way of saying that she is mentally ill and that she needs some sort of re-programming session regain “sanity”.
Hah, call them “reprogramming” camps. That’s my name for what they used to call “deprogramming”, to redo the programming that so-called “cults” undid (“Cult”: any upstart new religious movement that no longer believed like they were supposed to as good little serfs)..
She’s “ill” and needs “counseling” because she says that there is big money in the big labels that like to produce mindless drivel and keep out deep and maverick thinking from the market….
Oh, and the military is involved in music things. Nah. Why? Just because Sargent Barry was played every hour on stations across the country, and the Okie from Muskogee hates anti-war demonstrators? Are you kidding? “Art and music”, she says. Oh right. There sure aren’t any adrenalin-pumping military action movies, are there? Why, “The Recruit” could have been made by Al Qaeda, it’s so neutral!
Zero Dark Thirty? Nah… Rolling Stones music would be real bad for military operations, after all, right? They would never let them play a concert on a battleship speeding toward the Falklands, would they?
She just doesn’t appreciate the fine upstanding “spread e’m ho’” music, that’s all. Why the stuff she calls “mindless drivel” gets invited to the best establishments in the nation, even the White House!!
Disclaimer: Some of the above is satire…
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