The proper way to ring in Barack Obama’s second term. Via Politico: About 60 anarchists smashed windows and damaged an ATM machine overnight just blocks from the National Mall, police [said] Monday….
Watch as security guards swarm the stage, cutting short Lupe Fiasco’s set at Washington D.C.’s Hamilton Live Theater Sunday night. The rapper had been invited to headline the concert celebrating Obama’s second inauguration. The offending lyrics likely were: “Gaza Strip was getting bombed / Obama didn’t say shit / That’s why I ain’t vote for him / I’m part of the problem / My problem is I’m peaceful”
As neutered as Cornel and other former “radicals” are by the well crafted mind fuckery and enigma that is Barack Obama’s presidential reign, at least he managed enough chutzpa here to challenge the decency of such an obviously contrived appropriation of the King legacy. It is equally sacrilegious for Obama to swear in on Dr. King’s Bible as it was for Bush to lay a wreath on his grave before his own 2nd term coronation in 2004 in my opinion.
Unlike in 2009 (when corporate donations were not used), much of the bill for today’s festivities in Washington D.C. is being paid by powerful corporate interests. Truthout writes: Obama’s inaugural festivities Monday…