Davey D, in a well-documented and explosive piece, details how ownership and control of big entertainment companies correlates strongly with that of private prisons. Yeah, let’s push that gangster rap hard and fill up private prisons in the process, making money on both ends.
When ownership of these media conglomerates is cross checked with ownership of the biggest names in prison privatization, interesting new facts emerge.
The largest holder in Corrections Corporation of America is Vanguard Group Incorporated
The number-one holder of both Viacom and Time Warner is a company called Blackrock. Blackrock is the second largest holder in Corrections Corporation of America.
The people who own the media are the same people who own private prisons, the EXACT same people, and using one to promote the other is (or “would be,” depending on your analysis) very lucrative.
Such a scheme would mean some very greedy, very racist people.
Indeed, privatized prisons need large numbers of prisoners. Now where do you suppose they might from?
Andre Douglas Pond Cummings documents the obvious truth that “the vast majority of the prisoner increase in the United States has come from African-American and Latino citizen drug arrests.”
Now, let’s connect the dots.
Finally, let us not forget the wealth of evidence to support the notion that crime-, drug- and prison-glorifying hip-hop only outsells other hip-hop because it receives so much more exposure and financial backing.
We already know our major banks are filled with amoral parasites who get free passes from criminal behavior from the government. So, is it really that conspiratorial to think that big corporations would deliberately push music that glorifies crime in hopes of filling up their prisons too?