It took me almost a week to get through the pre-jail screed of Lauryn Hill. She posted it to her Tumblr account so that it wouldn’t get distorted by the white media establishment. It’s really fucking long. And lame. And written by somebody who thinks they are profound. It goes on and on and on, but basically boils down to ‘I don’t have to pay my taxes because I’m black.’ Everybody in the process of her trial and sentencing on tax evasion charges was apparently oblivious to how slavery means Lauryn Hill doesn’t owe the government shit. She will never be ‘made whole’ again because of colonial imperialism. I’m sure Lauryn Hill is earnest about her own poorly constructed beliefs. But even people who have actual cases know not to fuck with the IRS. If Lauryn’s got any gumption, she’ll take her ancestral rage and turn it into an album. System of a Down made two platinum albums out of the Armenian genocide. I bet Lauryn’s got at least one radio play song in her about her life in virtual shackles.