In honor of Obama inviting B.o.B to his Gen44 party, I felt this blog was fitting.
I read this article by Aaron Proctor and wondered why a teacher would indoctrinate her students to think that the Gadsden Flag was a white power symbol, and of course a symbol of the Tea Party movement.
I’ve attended more Tea Parties than this white chick, and I have yet to meet a racist. And I had a run-in at a bar with three neo-Nazis, and they didn’t have any tattoos of the Gadsden Flag on their bodies—at least where I could see.
So would a unionized white woman want to put the Gadsden Flag on “front street?”
As I pondered how to respond to this, I concluded that America’s nouveau riche provide the best answer to this, as one such group speaks on this subject often and eloquently: Black rappers.
Black rappers aren’t Conservative, right?! Whateva!
In fact, nobody on the planet is more capitalist than a successful rapper. Rappers are passionate capitalists and pro-freedom.
2 Live Crew was the first rap group to show their support of the First Amendment. When their song “Me so Horny, Me love You Long Time” was an embattled anthem of Leftist morality, 2 Live Crew fought tooth and nail for their First Amendment rights. They won, and freedom of speech was upheld for artists of varying degrees for years to come.
Further rap is rife with free market, capitalist values, as explained by 50 Cent in his rhyme In Tha Club:
“My flow, my show, brought me the dough…that bought me all my fancy things. My crib, my cars, my pools, my jewels.”
Note the effective use of “my.”
Fiddy is clear: It was not the government who brought him his stuff! It was Fiddy who did this for himself. Not only is Fiddy proud of what he’s earned, he wants to keep it and doesn’t cotton to ridiculous Liberal jealousy, as further expresses In Tha Club:
“You mad? I thought that you’d be happy I made it. I’m that cat by the bar toastin’ to the good life. You that fakin’ ass n*gga tryin’ to pull me back, right?”
And Fiddy isn’t the only rapper preaching Capitalism. How about the ultimate “I’m not a businessman, I’m a business, man”, Jay Z?
Worth nearly $1 billion, Jay Z reeks of Capitalism and free market values. And from Diamonds of Sierra Leone (remix)” w/ Kanye West , Jay Z exposes that he was a fan on the “trickle-down” theory of Reaganomics:
“And even if I die, he’s in my will somewhere, so he can just kick back & chill somewhere. Oh yeah, he don’t even have to write rhymes. The dynasty, like my money, lasts three lifetimes.”
Even Public Enemy espouses Conservative values, or one of their more notable members Flava Flav does. In “I Can’t Do Nuthin’ For Ya Man,” Flav clearly doesn’t care for the welfare state, at least when it comes to his money:
“I can’t do nuthin’ for ya, man. You want six dollars for WHAT? I can’t do nuthin’ for ya man. Yo, man, kiss my butt. I can’t do nuthin’ for you man. I’m busy tryin’ to do for me.”
When Public Enemy discourages the gimme gimme lifestyle of the welfare state, nobody can say rap is a Lliberal art form.
Del the Funkee Homosapien says in his rap, “Memory Loss”:
“I got my own complications. The government shoot us rations. Plantations is manned labor for five bucks for hourly intervals…Don’t think I’m livin’ that dream, when the IRS repossess most of your cream.”
Here’s the wrap:
It’s a shame that most Conservatives have NO idea how to market the message that is already in the black communities, a message that is permeating all segments of youth in America. That message is the Conservative message!
Liberals are also quick to take a symbol of the Right, in this case the Gadsden Flag, and make it about racism. Fiscally speaking, rap is in line with Tea Party ideals and the Gadsden Flag should be visibly tattooed on most rappers’ chiseled biceps.
Liberals prefer that black kids and poor kids simply dream of the “gangsta” lifestyle that much of rap promotes, and not focus on the less obvious message. That message is working hard for what you get, and what you EARN is YOURS.
Don’t expect rappers to begin performing at Tea Parties anytime soon, notable exception being my friend and protégé David Saucedo—a Conservative rapper, based in Waco, TX.
“Govament taking all yo dimes, grandma dyin’ before her time, ‘cuz the government wants to control her care, then challenge the citizens who would care to…make some noise, Tea Party people!”
Rap clearly encourages reward for hard work and keeping what you earn. Rap simply restates what black people have said in early rhyme: “Gimme got his neck broke, messin’ with the kin folk!”
So let’s get America’s rappers a “Don’t tread on me” t-shirt and get them to a Tea Party. They’ll be among their people!
That’s my rant!