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Transcript of Ideology
I'm tired of bein' the victim of shame" "Tell me what has become of my life
I have a wife and two children who love me
I am the victim of police brutality, now
I'm tired of bein' the victim of hate
You're rapin' me off my pride" Government
Society The "victim" of society "They" one day agree with something that the "us" sees as oppressive The next day the "us" can become the "they" Michael Jackson is being oppressed by society and the government because of his race thus "they" don't care about "us" Why does this matter? Rodney King Our ideas and judgment causes inequality you
everyone Jessica Barry
Nicole Kim Laws/Ruling ideas Police officers Because they are enforcing the law they believe they are above the law Sense of entitlement Example Rodney King and Police brutality Prisoners
& Michael Jackson Security guards watching over the prisoners Society & officers They don't care about us Criminals, bad, unknowable, not human The music further demonstrates
the represented ideology The short, clipped vocals represent Michael's anger at the state of the world The oppressed, contained drumbeat symbolizes the oppression in the world Explosion of music at the three minute mark again represents Michael's ideological anger The "freeing" of the music at the end of the video represents the prescriptive sense of the ideology at work