The latest pseudo-controversy ruffling the feathers of empire apologists across the political spectrum is hip-hop artist Lupe Fiasco’s assertion that “the biggest terrorist is Obama in the United States of America”, a statement he made on a Shira Lazar’s ‘What’s Trending?’ on CBS.
This blew up the smoke-hole of self-described “traditionalist” Bill O’Reilly on Fox News, who has also anointed himself as something of a “culture warrior”, mainly for defending the status quo. In this exchange, O’Reilly is playing the role of empire defender, something he does as calmly and eloquently as a man would describe his new charcoal smoker barbecue. Lupe Fiasco, however, being an anti-establishment youth more seemingly aware of the empire’s existence than O’Reilly, counters the punches and explains the “terrorism” of the American government.
As usual, the interview is heavily edited, showing once again O’Reilly’s fear of live, unformatted confrontations which may question his “elite” persona. I commend Fiasco for challenging the most-watched warmonger on television.
As I so stated on the last Liberty In Exile, I agree wholeheartedly with Fiasco. I believe he articulated his points rather well, especially considering the fact that he is a musical artist squaring up against one of highest-paid political televangelists.
See what you think: