To the oft repeated and highly controversial question, “Is Tupac alive?”, no definitive answer can be given. It is certainly true that Tupac was reported dead in 1996, the result of a carefully choreographed assassination bid. As to whether this event truly occurred, we may never know.
Could this blatant disregard of the feelings of the black community, millions of whom were watching that very night, have been a covert signal to shadowy forces inside the federal government that the new administration wasn’t going to take any guff from upstart young black performers with big mouths?
Could smiling, Stevie Wonder hugging, “Slick Willie” Clinton have been the ultimate mover and shaker behind the tragic demise, in cold blood, of hip hop’s most outspoken young performer? Evidence for such an allegation is, of course, lacking. But the alert reader should keep in mind that evidence for the presence on Earth of our Lord, Jesus Christ, is also lacking. Yet millions believe!
Another theory is that Tupac could have faked his death in order to “kill off” an increasingly bothersome and limiting public persona, and thus buy him time to develop a new character with which to confront the listening public. Proponents of this “Mak jacked Pac” theory point to the release, soon afterward, of a disc credited to a certain “Makaveli”, which many claimed was, in fact, Shakurand a selected group of collaborators, performing under a new name, in order to take the public’s continuing attention away from his alleged “cold blooded demise”.
A significant flaw in this theory, however, is that no further releases credited to “Makaveli”, or even slight variations of this name, such as “Makaroni”, “Mak Daddy”, “Mac OS X”, or “Krakatoa”, have since appeared on the market place.
There are many other theories and proposed rationalizations currently vying for acceptance in the great international market place of ideas. Some believe that the infamous, shadowy “Illuminati” might have noticed Tupac‘s express appeal to the black community for “unity” in the face of “whitey”. These individuals point out that this may have put a crimp in their plans to unveil a President in the 21st century who was, in fact, biracial: both black and white.
Proponents of the “Illuminati hates on separatist brothers” theory believe that the introduction of Barack Obama to the world stage is a blatant bid to brainwash Americans into accepting a One World Government, by first blurring the divisions between the races. These conspiracy theorists assert that this same Illuminati was behind the Tupac assassination – or timely disappearance- because, as a vocal advocate of black unity, he disruptively preempted their plans to elect a “multicultural” leader of the Free World (which will, in time, morph into One World).
Others point to Tupac‘s alleged history of anti-gay, “homophobic” remarks, including referring to many would-be competitors as “faggots”, “punk ass bitches”, and “Liberace limo drivers”. The Illuminati, which is said to be in large proportion composed of modern day practitioners of the ancient Greek custom of pederasty, may well have been roused into punitive action by such public utterances.
Could Tupac have thus angered the pederastic portion of our shadowy, One World planning, masters, and subsequently sealed his own doom? After all, having successfully blurred the significance of the natural separation of the races, the Illuminati may now feel that the time is right to introduce a publicly homosexual candidate for a Presidential bid. Many conspiracy buffs are pointing to the sudden prominence of figures such as George Takei in the media. Could this huge “It’s Okay to be Takei” media barrage simply be preparing the public to accept such a candidate, the same way that years of media campaigning (and the sudden “assassination”) of Dr. Martin Luther King prepared the way for Obama?
However one looks at it, one thing is for sure. Tupac‘s alleged demise came at a time when the transition in Russia from post-Soviet chaos and reorganization frenzy to the eventual overlordship of the oligarchs under Putin was taking place. Many believe that the fall from power of Boris Yeltsin, occurring exactly one year after the “death” or disappearance of Tupac, was no coincidence.
Indeed, in the “Makaveli” release which has since been traced back to Shakur, he spends a considerable amount of time rapping about the changes in Russia from the point of view of a young, status seeking, “venture capitalist”. Indeed, in 1996, what better place was there than Russia, to invest huge sums of money into, and reap the rewards from a grateful cabal of oligarchs?
First, however, the ground needed to be prepared. Money needed to change hands, investments and connections needed to be made, and -most important of all- Russia needed a “regime change”. All of this was accomplished when Yeltsin was nudged from office, and Putin rose to the throne. Is it mere coincidence that Tupac Shakur was “murdered” only a year to the day before?
Wherever Tupac may be now – dead, in a Middle Eastern “rendition” cell, or in the heart of the Kremlin, secretly masterminding the nefarious schemes of his Illuminati masters- one thing is for sure: the legend of “Pac” lives on.