The Ignorance behind the Common Controversy

The White House invites poet/rapper Common to a poetry presentation and the conservative society is up in arms. Fox promotes the guy as a terrorist in the making, utilizing a single work of art as the barometer by which he should be judged. The problem with the attack on Common is that it shows the level of ignorance in which this country is mired. Common (the artist name) in itself a play on the complex poetry spun by this artist, has hundreds of works in public domain, however the right came up with one, yes one poem which in a show of true ignorance was used in a attempt to crucify this artist.

This much to do about nothing is the reason I will never trust a right winger with a Bible. One must be able to comprehend sentences and not simply words in order to truly understand Common or Psalms.

The Poem

The dangerous thug as portrayed by the right did indeed perform before a White House audience.  But since no one on the right has made any attempt to show the words spoken by this dangerous terrorist, I have taken the liberty to post the actually White House performance below.

The White House Performance

Now lets review the first poem by Common. The Right (Wrong) was up in arms over two portrayals in Letter to the Law. The first, Commons supposed call for the assassination of GW. The line used to make this claim "burn the Bush", is actually a call to change policy direction from one of war to one of social policy. The second was a claim that Common is a violent thug, proven by his use of random gun references throughout the poem. The one I see most being "My Uzi weighs a ton". This line references a Public Enemy song by the same name which also includes the following lines..."I don't shoot bullets, but I don't shoot blanks." The uzi is nothing more than a metaphor used to describe their straight forward lyrics.

Ignorance is not bliss, its just ignorant.


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HSchneider 5 years ago from Parsippany, New Jersey

Great Hub SOBF. The Republicans and especially the Far Right do not care about facts and details. They search daily for new ways to attack President Obama. They do not feel he is a real American. They want to take their country back. These are hateful and racist views and they are repugnant. Unfortunately that is the reality of the opposition. That is why we all need to get out and vote in 2012 and in every election for that matter.


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SOBF 5 years ago from New York, NY Author

HSchneider thanks for the comment. You are correct that the Right will reach for anything to try and defame the President. My problem is that so many of their sheep walk in total ignorance.


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Stump Parrish 5 years ago from Don't have a clue, I'm lost.

I have to wonder why the leadership on the left didn't bring this out. Of course most on the right would have heard rap and nothing else. They would tune it out quicker than I do when Bill O'Lielly speaks. Good point about the vote HS, I think too many people assumed that when Obama was elected the war was over. I do wish the leadership on the left had grown a set before the last election. They let the party of no become the party of hell no.


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SOBF 5 years ago from New York, NY Author

Stump Parrish - One of the things that frustrate me is the lefts lack of desire to address these outlandish attacks by the right.


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pointblank009 5 years ago from Buffalo

Good points dawg. The right was really buggin' over this, funny as hell. They was mentioning that song you talked about, actually your video clip is

my first time hearing it. The even mentioned

Mumia (abu-Jamal) for some damned reason.

Imagine if the Obamas invited Gil Scott Heron.


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SOBF 5 years ago from New York, NY Author

pointblank - "whitey on the moon" would have taken on a whole new meaning.


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Drew Breezzy 5 years ago from somewhere in my mind

People are too lazy to fact check before they open their mouths. I'm glad the blogsphere helped clear up the controversy.


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SOBF 4 years ago from New York, NY Author

Drew Breezzy - Fact checking leads to truth and truth has no place in society today. Scary but true.

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