The infamous Rodney King incident saw a group of Los Angeles police officers ruthlessly beat the African-American. The attack was captured on video and seen by the world, enflaming racial tensions between the LAPD and the black community. The acquittal of four officers in the subsequent trial sparked the 1992 Los Angeles Riots.
The book contains a scene depicting preparation for the bombing of the FBI national headquarters and was subsequently labelled by the FBI as the "the bible of the racist right". This scene is believed to have been the inspiration for the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995 by Timothy McVeigh, which killed 168 people and injured a further 680.
ZOG refers to the Zionist Occupation Government, the focus of an anti-semitic conspiracy theory which suggests that formal government is merely a cover-up for Jews controlling a country.
I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked,
dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix...
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