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 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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