For some, “free thought” means “I don’t have to think in a way that makes you feel good.”
But to me, free thought means thinking outside of the confines of the system, specifically the materialistic and violent system of anti-black anti-woman capitalism we’ve been trapped by for centuries. Thinking outside of materialism, competition and victim-blaming. Escaping to a place so far away from these things that one’s mind opens up to receive all the truths of the universe.
Critical thought around capitalism and materialism was the gospel of Tupac in 1992 when he boldly spit truth about greed and wealth-inequality during a studio session recorded by MTV. The way Tupac questions how any millionaire can be considered a “humanitarian” while others have so little is gonna hurt some feelings, but THESE are truly revolutionary thoughts…
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