Lauryn Hill Ordered by the Court to Undergo “Counseling” Due to her “Conspiracy Theories”

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The name of Lauryn Hill’s breakout album was The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill but it now appears that the powers that be would like her to record a new album called The Re-Education of Lauryn Hill. After appearing in court for tax evasion, Hill was sentenced to three months in jail PLUS she must attend “counseling” due to her “conspiracy theories”.

According to the IBTimes, Hill told the court: “I am a child of former slaves who had a system imposed on them. I had an economic system imposed on me.” Furthermore, Hill also believes that artists are being oppressed by (what the article calls) “a plot involving the military and media”. Because of these statements, Hill was ordered to undergo “counseling”, which is a way of saying that she is mentally ill and that she needs some sort of re-programming session regain “sanity”.

In 2012, Hill published a thoughtful letter describing the corruption, the oppression and the control of the music industry and her desire to escape it.  In one part of the letter, Lauryn states

“It was this schism and the hypocrisy, violence and social cannibalism it enabled, that I wanted and needed to be freed from, not from art or music, but the suppression/repression and reduction of that art and music to a bottom line alone, without regard for anything else.  Over-commercialization and its resulting restrictions and limitations can be very damaging and distorting to the inherent nature of the individual.  I Love making art, I Love making music, these are as natural and necessary for me almost as breathing or talking.  To be denied the right to pursue it according to my ability, as well as be properly acknowledged and compensated for it, in an attempt to control, is manipulation directed at my most basic rights!  These forms of expression, along with others, effectively comprise my free speech!  Defending, preserving, and protecting these rights are critically important, especially in a paradigm where veiled racism, sexism, ageism, nepotism, and deliberate economic control are still blatant realities!!!”

(See my article entitled Lauryn Hill’s Tumblr Letter on the Music Business for the full letter).

Despite what mainstream media reports, Hill is not mumbling incoherent “conspiracy theories” but is rather speaking the truth. Her statements are a result of her first hand experience within the industry and her desire to not be part of its madness. Hill’s “theories” are simply an intelligent person’s clear analysis of a situation.

However, as American society turns into a real life version of the novel 1984, speaking the truth is increasingly considered to be a mental illness – one that needs to be treated and fixed. Does free speech still exist if saying the wrong words leads to a mandatory visit to a “mind doctor”?

I’ll just let Lauryn sing the final words:

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Tim Hanrahan
11 months 20 days ago

If you don't want to be a part of the music industry, don't be a part of the music industry. Make your music and perform it for free. Find some other means of making a living while you do it. When you sign a contract, you are bound by the terms of that contract. If you don't like it, don't sign it. If you make an income, the government wants part of that income to pay for schools, roads etc. etc. It's the same for everyone, no matter what colour you are.

Mimi
1 year 3 months ago

Is she a conspiracy theorist? Even a man who is wrong most of the time can get it right some of the time.

She has a point; I am though concerned– not by her rebellion against the industry which she rightly ascertains is a pimping game — but the light and the hope gone from her face.

1 year 4 months ago

I think this site should do a review of Selena Gomez's song "Come and Get It". I genuinely want to know. Maybe they are all too far gone before the remorse kicks in? Though its never too late for salvation when you are still living right? .Men thinking about being "playas" and all that materialistic garbage they put out in the airwaves..god bless her,loved her when she came out.

BrownSuga'
1 year 4 months ago

WOW!!!! This song was EVERYTHING!!!!!

janette reifer
2 years 5 months ago

This wicked system send Lauren Hill for counseling because it too obvious otherwise they would have send her to jail instead. Anyhow she is being send to counseling to make it seems as though she is crazy. Maybe with the medication that they would give her she might become crazy. They will keep at her because she refuse to bow. May the Most High God, God above all other gods. Trap these evil doers and bring them down from their seat and exalt the humble and meek. This I ask in you precious name. Amen !

Lexus
2 years 7 months ago

The truth shall set you free, indeed! Respect can be eternal for a legend, she crossed a dangerous line. I send positive karma to Lauren Hill, one love.

Carlos Soto
2 years 8 months ago

The Government has no right to CORRECT our tHinKing!!
Wtf!! When will the revolution begin?? Where are the protests to fight this oppression?? Wtf

Paul M
2 years 11 months ago

Given that the trial judge has refused to comment on the counseling, and that Ms Hill has also not revealed the details either, and that this wasn't part of the public proceedings… I'm genuinely interested in the details. How did you guys find out, and what exactly is she being forced to do?

Dylan Stewart
2 years 11 months ago

Sad to see all you intellectual neanderthales comment on what you don't know. This lady is so talented and exceptional, shame on you for hating on such a beautiful human being. Enjoy the bliss of your ignorance ánd your miseducation in silence will you?

King of Shambhala
2 years 10 months ago

Obama is the Antichrist and Hill is his agent. I'm the Messiah so i know. Obama drew 666 in lottery, which is the signal that he is the Antichrist.

You are stupid and ugly.

NotSmith
2 years 10 months ago

And you thought i'm Geir Smith the joke's on you lol:D

fhdhf
2 years 10 months ago

Hey, NotSmith…we know you are not Geir. Who are you trying to lie to?

1965
2 years 11 months ago

Please listen to what on earth is happening podcast from the beginning and share.

Teresa Myhre
2 years 11 months ago

Obviously she needs a better lawyer.

Arnold
2 years 11 months ago
People with critical thinking skills and active minds understand that unscrupulous parties want to control a $16+TRILLION economy and all the accompanying wealth and power. People with lethargic, inactive minds sluggishly believe anything they are told and refuse to accept the possibility of conspiracies because their minds are weak and unexercised. THEY will tend to be in the lower half of the IQ scale. Those in the upper half of the IQ scale who refuse to acknowledge conspiracies are deliberately closing their minds to protect their economic and social standing. The definition of a "perfect Nazi" was: "An unquestioning, dutiful,… Read more »
Cee
2 years 11 months ago
I 100% agree with her. I believe perhaps the 'way' she says these things to the public could be changed as you would have to really truly understand where she was coming from to get it without it sounding crazy. Unfortunately, a LOT of people do not understand at all/are not aware of what is happening out there. Hell, I don't know the half of it! But I do know that what she says is not crazy. She's a very intelligent and articulate woman who is brave enough to share her awareness with others. Only thing is, to many of… Read more »
Lawson
2 years 11 months ago

Leave Lauryn Hill alone!!!

The Senseable One
2 years 11 months ago
To all the a**holes who really believe she doesn't pay her taxes are plain examples of how the media has already tampered with your thinking span. Not because the MEDIA says she hasn't paid her taxes for whatever time mean it is true.She is a very powerful icon and you people need to realize that the media,music industry,some police officers,some judges in other words,most of the people in power are connected and their main goals are to destroy anybody who pushes for positivism. They know once we get a generation to think for themselves we would be able to see… Read more »
Yahya Flemflam
2 years 11 months ago

Its all about money in "Sony's" land of milk and honey…

jeff brown
2 years 11 months ago

She has an opinion that some may not agree with, that may seem a bit extreme, but why is the court "ordering" her to seek therapy? Has she endangered herself? her neighbors? her countrymen? What's the imminent threat that would warrant such a need. Too silly. Let her speak freely. Let her go about her business. Relinquish the court order.

Frank Williams
2 years 11 months ago

Words of a true artist, unlike what passes for it these days. I hope she gets back to creating music. Nothing wrong with what she said. Being an artist myself I can relate.

antilluminatti
2 years 11 months ago

i dnt think shes crazy at all

iam_k_i_m
2 years 11 months ago

No matter how clear and pellucid the truth is, the world won't buy it. Why? Simple! THE WORLD HATE THE TRUTH! Its never gonna change till the end of time. For crying out loud, Jesus said said so too, so what do y'all expect?

cbmonfort
2 years 11 months ago

Stop whining and pay your taxes like the rest of us. If you don't like the music labels (and I don't either), don't use them. Find a company you do like, self-produce, or start your own company. But quit your bitching and serve your time for failing to pay your taxes.

Andy
2 years 11 months ago

So now artists who question authority, make provocative, intelligent lyrics and are concerned about the world are 'insane' and those who make songs about being promiscuous, getting drunk, 'partying hard' and get off by 'twerking' and acting like a sex maniac on stage are considered sane. Welcome to the 21st century folks! It looks like it's gunna be a fun one…

john smith
2 years 11 months ago

These judges and the decisions they are rendering are frightening!!! And Lauryn have to understand she is not the only artist dealing with the realities of the system, they all are for the most part … just have to be strong and fight it … there is no other way.

Twisted Martin
2 years 11 months ago
I think it's very interesting how when a white person makes a comment referring to "our system" and "race issues" regardless how radical and offensive it may be, it's a form of Freedom of speech. But when another racial background person makes these comments, there is a huge problem with society. makes me wonder who the real evil ones are. The same was said of Bob Marley, now these young white kids love him, wear his t-shirts, he's a legend now, but back then he was a threat. So we know what happens when you are a threat to the… Read more »
Dave
2 years 11 months ago
Dear Lauren, I`m sorry you have been put through these trying times as a sensitive intelligent creative artist. Traditionally the artist as a free thinker is the frontline, avantgarde expresser, the "canary in the coalmine" for others who are not as articulate, to reveal injustice and question, and demand answers of the powers that be, who, in their ivory towers, exist blissfully unaware of how their policies affect ordinary people, and what time it is. No amount of counselling will do other than tell you to put up and shut up, in the present situation. I request that as a… Read more »
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