Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Cop Killer' Rapper Poet Invited to White House - Nice!!

On 11 May 2011 The The President and First Lady of the United States of America invited some very special guests to the White House to read poetry. The invited performers included former poets laureate Billy Collins and Rita Dove; Elizabeth Alexander, who wrote and delivered the poem at Obama's inauguration; and musicians including singer Aimee Mann, however the guest that really took all of the headlines is a rapper  who goes by the name of COMMON; Common was  born Lonnie Rashin Lynn Jr. and Lynn Jr. is anything but Common. The event, hosted by the President of the United States and First Lady of The United States was held in an extremely special venue, the White House. The recitation of the poems was scheduled on a special week, National Police Week, which honors those Police Officers killed in the line of duty. However, the special event,  was tarnished  by the appearance of the rapper "Common" who had previously payed tribute to "Assata  Olugbala Shakur" in a rap titled "A Song for Assata"
In May 1973,Assata  Shakur was involved in a shootout on the New Jersey Turnpike, during which New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster and Black liberation Army member Zayd Malik Shakur were killed and Assata Shakur and Trooper James Harper were wounded. Assata was a member of the Black Panther Party (BPP) and Black Liberation Army (BLA). So you have a rapper, in the White House who has a rap song on the air-waves lending support and paying homage to a convicted Cop Killer; by the way, Assata has since escaped the dull prison life and is living a Life of Leisure in Cuba, asking for and receiving political asylum from the Castro government. How thrilling it must be to have escaped justice, for now! A one million dollar reward is being offered for her return to the United States.  However, remember there is always a however, if you are lucky enough to bring Assasta to justice, Eric Holder may throw you in jail for something, who knows maybe Holder will charge you with kidnapping.

I do not understand how the President and First Lady would allow Common to preform in the White House after he (Common) has honored a cop killer in a rap song. It is inexcusable, The Obama's totally  disrespected the slain officer(s) and their family.

The event, which was held in the White House was a very worthy event for a worthy cause, but the event was devalued by the presence of one performer, Common. Unfortunately, the White House event was scheduled during National Police Week. To put this event in Perspective, how do you think people would react if the President had invited John Hinkley to the White House to read "Mary Had A Little Lamb"?  

To show you how much admiration Common has of  "Assata" Common named his daughter after Assata Shakur, a Black Panther who was convicted of first-degree murder in 1977. Assata later escaped from prison and boogied to Cuba. The FBI recognizes Assata as a domestic terrorist. Common's daughter has a role model for which she can be proud of. Look everyone, I am named after a cop killer and domestic terrorist, thanks "Dad", thanks so very much.

I do not like the rap song, however,  I will defend his right to say it, it's his right to say what he wants to say, and he has the right to offend who he wants to offend, that is why our country is so great and one reason why we have about 14 million illegal and undocumented aliens in this country, because we are a generous nation. So generous in fact we hand out billions of dollars to people who do not deserve it.  The issue I have is the timing of the event; had the event been scheduled on a different week as not to interfere with the National Police Week   nothing would have made of Common's appearance at the White House, but it was not.
Police Week is a week that has been set aside to honor the men and women of law enforcement who gave their lives in the line of duty, not to debate or defend "Common's rap song".  Nonetheless it happened and we will have to deal with it. One would think that the President would have been more informed on his guest list, either Obama was totally uninformed, which is what I suspect, or he did not care about the fallen Police Officers, which I doubt. I am However,  this is an issue the President will have to deal with at a later date. Either way you slice the pie, it was a very unfortunate incident and it will not be forgotten.

Until the Next Time, May God Bless You and May God Bless America.......


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