Sunday, February 27, 2011

British Rapper Lowkey "Sings" About America in America

Gary Fouse

Reference is made to my last posting about the hip hop event scheduled at UC Santa Cruz (America's Wackiest University) on March 2 sponsored by the Committee for Justice in Palestine. One of the performers is someone named Lowkey (Kareem Dennis), a British-Iraqi rapper whose works tend to be pro-Palestinian, anti-Israel and anti-American.. The same group of performers is schedulted to appear March 1, at UC-Irvine-sponsored by the Students for Justice in Palestine.

Here are the lyrics from Lowkey's hit entitled, Obama-Nation.

Lowkey – Obama Nation (Official Lyrics)


This track is not an attack upon the American people,

It’s an attack upon the system within which they live.

Since 1945 the United States has attempted to overthrow more than 50 foreign governments,

In the process the US has caused the end of life for several million people,

And condemned many millions more to a life of agony and despair.

[Verse 1]

The strength of your dreaming prevents you from reason,

The American dream only makes sense if you’re sleeping,

It’s just a cruel fantasy; their politics took my voice away,

But their music gave it back to me,

The land where the lumpen are consumed by consumption,

Killing themselves to shovel down food in abundance,

I guess a rapper from Britain is a rare voice,

America is capitalism on steroids,

Natives kept in casinos and reservations,

Displaced slaves never given reparations,

Take everything from Native Americans,

And wonder why i call it the racist experiment,

Afraid of your melanin, the same as it’s ever been,

That aint gonna change with the race of the president,

I see imperialism under your skin tone,

You could call it Christopher Columbus syndrome.

[Chorus 2x]

Is it Obama’s nation? Or an abomination?

Is it Obama’s nation? Or an abomination?

Is it Obama’s nation? Or an abomination?

Doesn’t make any difference when they bomb your nation.

Oh say can you see by the dawn’s early light,

What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming,

Whose broad stripes and bright stars through perilous fight,

For the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming.

[Verse 2]

The world’s entertainer, the world’s devastator,

From Venezuela, to Mesopotamia,

Your cameras lie, cause they have to hide the savage crimes,

Committed on leaders that happen to try and nationalize,

Eating competitions? while the worlds been starving,

Beat up communism with the help of Bin Laden,

Where would your war of terror be without that man,

Every day you create more Nidal Hassan’s,

Kill a man from the military, you’re a weirdo,

But kill a wog from the Middle East you’re a hero,

Your country is causing screams that never reach your ear holes,

America inflicted a million Ground Zero’s,

Follow the dollar and swallow your humanity,

Soldier’s committing savagery you never even have to see,

Those mad at me, writing emails angrily,

I’m not anti-America, America is anti-me!

[Chorus 2x]

Is it Obama’s nation? Or an abomination?

Is it Obama’s nation? Or an abomination?

Is it Obama’s nation? Or an abomination?

Doesn’t make any difference when they bomb your nation.

And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air,

Gave proof through the night, that our flag was still there,

Oh say does that star spangled banner yet wave,

For the land of the free and the home of the brave,

[Verse 3]

I don’t care if him and Cheney are long lost relations,

What matters more is the policies, I lost my patience,

Stop debating bringing race into the conversation,

Occupation and cooperation equals profit making,

It’s over; people wake up from the dream now,

Nobel peace prize, Jay Z on speed-dial,

It’s the substance within, not the colour of your skin,

Are you the puppeteer or the puppet on the string?,

So many believed it was instantly gonna’ change,

There was still Dennis Ross, Brzezinski and Robert Gates,

What happened to Chas freeman? (AIPAC),

What happened to Tristan Anderson?,

It’s a machine that keeps that man breathing,

I have the heart to say what all the other rappers aren’t,

Words like Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan,

The wars on, and you morons were all wrong,

I call Obama a bomber cause those are your bombs.

Am I offended? You bet. Let's put this in perspective. This guy is a Brit, not an American. I do not expect any loyalty from him to my country.

Is this an example of free and constitionally-protected free speech in America? Yes, absolutely, unequivocally and all-day long.

But what gets my jingoistic juices flowing is that this puke can come here, stand on our soil, trash our country, our president, our military, and our national anthym. On our own soil.

And he is sponsored by a group of dopey, brain-washed American college students to boot.

What is it about (once) Great Britain that continually sends pukes like Dennis, Ben White, George Galloway and so many other clowns to our country to tell us how screwed up we are? Look at their own country. Now he have that ibn sharmota Anjem Choudary coming to protest in favor of sharia in front of the White House, for God's sake!

But let the show go on. I won't be there because I can't stand hip hop nor do I consider it music. I just hope that the majority of students who pass by this monstrosity and hear the anti-American lyrics stop and think about who is putting it on.

And draw the obvious conclusions.

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