Conspiracy

from Gil Scott-Heron – Comment #1 on Rap Genius

Meaning

Note GSH’s subtle use of irony here. The eager white leftists promoting a cross-color coalition dubbed it a “conspiracy” ironically, to both suggest its revolutionary aspirations and to make fun of FBI and CIA units that would try to infiltrate them and dub them an un-American conspiracy.

But GSH thinks that there is something actually sinister about this desire for a coalition — that it is an actual conspiracy by a form of white power, namely the activist left, against the true revolutionary class of blacks and Puerto Ricans.

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