“You need to git up, git out and git somethin. Don’t let the days of your life pass by. You need to git up, git out and git somethin. Don’t spend all your time tryin to get high. You need git up, git out and git somethin. How will you make it if you never even try? You need to git up, git out and git somethin. Cuz you and I got to do for you and I.” OUTKAST feat GOODie MO.B, “Git Up Git Out”, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik. 1996.
ORDER. Bill Maher, in last week’s “New Rules”, said that the politicians campaigning in the 2012 elections MUST admit that the best times in America are behind us. That all the days of gettin’ it while the gettin’ is good is O-V-E-R. Over. I then ran across a FB message from my friend Nathan Owens III that questioned how the State of Florida now requires drug-testing to apply for government aid and welfare. Then my colleague Julius Bailey, author of Jay-Z: Essays on Hip-Hop’s Philosopher King, posted the following message yesterday on his FB wall:
“ATTENTION PARENTS…if u aren’t paying attention 2 the USA economy ,here is the bottom line… it’s tough & getting tougher. You MUST party less, drink at home, give up or smoke less weed, & prepare your children for an EXCELLENT not decent educational future. Invest in yourself & your kids! Social services will continue to be cut & capped: food stamps, section 8, child care benefits are on the chopping block!”
Add these three sentiments together and you get an idea of the new economic plan that will soon go into effect under the Obama Administration. Those of you who haven’t taken advantage of going to school or going back to school should get it done NOW!! If you know someone tell them to get enrolled because the way things are going there will be little room to benefit from unemployment, and other entitlement programs. Learn a skill or trade. Get a degree. Do SOMETHING.
The DDR: OUTKAST stands for Operating Under The Krooked American System Too-long. GOODie MOB means “The Good Die Mostly Over Bullish”. The United States of these Americas is making a U-TURN, and if you don’t have something to offer the world the sad reality is that YOU WILL GET LEFT BEHIND. So GIT UP GIT OUT AND GIT SOMETHING.