Monday, May 09, 2011

Obama Honoring "Poet" From His Racist Church Who Wrote A Tribute To A Black Panther Cop-Killer

That is, if you consider (c)rap lyrics "poetry." (New Hampshire Journal, via Gateway Pundit).
According to the Associated Press, Obama “will celebrate American poetry and prose with a gathering of poets, musicians and artists at the White House next Wednesday night.” One of the poets who will attend is Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr. who goes by the name “Common.”
It is likely Obama met Common at the Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s Trinity United Church of Christ were both men were members. Several of Wright’s sermons caused a firestorm of controversy during the 2008 presidential campaign due to their caustic, racially charged, anti-American tones. One sermon in particular caused Obama a severe headache – the one in which he blamed America for Osama bin Laden’s terrorist attacks. “America’s chickens are coming home to roost,” he said.
Obama at first tried to defend Wright. But when that strategy became untenable, he disavowed him. Not so Common. In fact, Common defended his minister.
“What I picked up from the pews…was messages of love,” Common said at the time. “Anything that was going on against that love he would acknowledge and expose. He’s been a preacher that’s helped raise one of the greatest political figures in the world, and hopefully, the next President. He’s also raised one of the greatest rappers in the world [meaning Common himself].”
In fact, Common rapped at the 2008 New Year celebration at Wright’s church. “I’m gonna let you know / No people want drama / We gonna vote for my man / What’s his name? Obama … Revolution is here,” he sang, and the Rev. Wright danced in the background.
Some of Common’s poetry could also raise some eyebrows among those who might find cop-killing and racially-tinged or misogynist language beneath the Office of the Presidency.
“Tell the law my Uzi weighs a ton … I hold up a peace sign but I carry a gun,” raps Common in one appearance that was posted onto YouTube.
It goes beyond those lyrics. "Common" wrote a (c)rap "song" entitled "A Song for Assata" as a tribute to JoAnne Deborah Byron or Assata Shakur, a member of the Black Panther Party / Black Liberation Army. According to Wikipedia:
In May 1973, Shakur was involved in a shootout on the New Jersey Turnpike, during which New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster and BLA member Zayd Malik Shakur were killed and Shakur and Trooper James Harper were wounded. Between 1973 and 1977, Shakur was indicted in relation to six other alleged criminal incidents—charged with murder, attempted murder, armed robbery, bank robbery, and kidnapping—resulting in three acquittals and three dismissals. In 1977, she was convicted of the first-degree murder of Foerster and of seven other felonies related to the shootout.

Shakur was then incarcerated in several prisons, where her treatment drew criticism from some human rights groups. She escaped from prison in 1979 and has been living in Cuba in political asylum since 1984. Since May 2, 2005, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has classified her as a "domestic terrorist" and offered a $1 million reward for assistance in her capture.
Common the (c)rapper wrote his tribute to Shakur after going to Havana to meet her personally.

Some of Common's other lyrics include these catchy phrases:

"'My style is similar to AIDS, you can F with it now but catch you later'"

"At one point in rhyme I thought I lost my erection/But then I got it back with the Resurrection"

"Bitches ask why my britches sag/I ask the bitches, 'Why your titties saggin?'"

"If poetry was pussy I'd be sunshine/cause I deliver like the Sun-Times"

"I heard a hoe say you her favorite rapper/So I had to slap her"

"What you rapping for? To get fame? To get rich? I slap a nigga like you, and tell 'em 'Rick James, bitch!'"
And Barack Hussein Obama thinks this (c)rapper who writes racist, misogynistic lyrics and odes to cop-killing, domestic terrorists is worthy of a White House honor?

3 comments:

A. said...

Not white house worthy huh? Let me clear something up for some of you that think the race card is always being played when it comes to President Obama. There seems to always be a double standard in place. Former PRESIDENT Bush (Notice I gave him the respect of his title) as he exited office commuted a drug sentence for a gentleman who was convicted of possession of 1.4M in liquid COCAINE. Mind you I am not at all 2nd guessing whether or not he was right in doing so. My point is the hypocrisy. So please stop the "not worthy of the white house" talk. As I'm sure there have many many others that were not worthy of the white house that have been in it. These are the double standards that make blacks defend President Obama so fiercely.

Point no. 2 Notice the emphasis on the Presidents middle name in the article. Tells me all you need to know about the writer's opinion of the president.

Fran said...

What does Bush commuting have to do with racism?

Fran said...

What does President Bush commuting a drug dealer/user have to do with racism? How is that a double standard? Wait to see who Obama releases! I am sure it won't be pretty either.. Cliton released TWO of the pilots that flew into our World Trade Center 2 months before 9-11... then you can talking about that. This article is on racism and cop killer poems.