thieves in the night.

"... and fantasy it was, for we were not strong, only aggressive; we were not free, merely licensed; we were not compassionate, we were polite; not good but well-behaved. We courted death in order to call ourselves brave, and hid like thieves from life."
-Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye.

"...not strong only aggressive cus the power ain't directed, that's why we are subjected to the will of the oppressive. Not free, we only licensed. not live, we just exciting, cus the captors own the masters to what we writing. Not compassionate only polite, we well trained. Our sincerity's rehearsed and staged, its just a game. Not good but well behaved cus the camera survey most of the things that we think, do and say..." -Mos Def, Thieves in the Night.

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