Written by Erik Rush
No surprise either was rap mogul Russell Simmons’ endorsement of Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama. Simmons, the Robert Mugabe of the music business (in that he enriches himself via the exploitation of blacks, but given the perverse paradigm of justice proffered by the far Left that Americans have agreed to swallow, this is acceptable because Simmons too is black), endorsed the candidate in March and has since been making the rounds of media venues explaining why Obama’s “the man.”
Simmons has been one of the most politically-active black figures in the entertainment business for some years. While reluctant to endorse candidates (until now), his social campaigns have always been thinly-veiled, left-leaning, shallow pop-culture extravaganzae. Founder of the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN), itself an afro centric far Left activist vehicle, Simmons has partnered with Rock the Vote (whose stated mission is “to engage and build the political power of young people in order to achieve progressive change in our country”) since 2000.
Simmons’ endorsement of Obama reeks of hypocrisy. As of early last year, he had hinted at favoring other Democrat candidates. This was likely a subtle but savvy message to Obama that if he wanted the support of young blacks (whom Simmons reckons he now represents), he’d better be black enough, afro centric enough, and far Left enough for Simmons – something which, for all practical purposes, the candidate has proven in spades.
About a week ago, it was also revealed that Ayham al-Samurai, a former Iraqi exile (now an American citizen) who had hidden out in the U.S. for 20 years, called for support of the terrorist insurgency against U.S. forces in Iraq, has contributed $2,300 to Obama’s campaign (the maximum amount allowed for an individual under the law), and is allegedly back in the Middle East raising more cash for the candidate. The former dissident – whose most recent U.S. residence was Chicago – also had dealings with Antoin Rezko, the Syrian-American who supported Obama both politically and personally, and who was recently convicted of fraud in a federal court.
So it appears that it matters little whether Sen. Obama’s endorsers are ostensibly “upstanding citizens” like Al Gore, far Left hate machines such as MoveOn.org, turncoat black “conservatives” who hint that they’re willing to sacrifice their principles for a candidate just because he’s black, anti-U.S. supporters of terrorism or terrorist organizations (such as Hamas) themselves. The candidate can claim that he has no control over who likes him, the response is framed by the establishment media as plausible, and sedated America nods numbly in agreement.
Back to the high school students mentioned earlier. The question of how viable a nation we shall have if Sen. Obama is elected – which could obviously impact the students’ lives in many ways – aside, their future appears dubious at best. In addition to the wholesale social and economic oppression likely to ensue if Obama wins, he also represents a party and an ideology that have done everything they can to ensure that as many blacks as possible remain as ignorant and impoverished as possible.
Barack Obama may see to it that yet more billions are carelessly thrown at the cause of furthering black education – but what will it matter if his buddies in politics and the news and entertainment media continue to sell pimp culture (immorality, self-indulgence and the cult of victimization) to black youth?
With Obama in office, it will be easier for far Left and black activists to blame the past actions of evil, faceless whites for blacks’ social ills than ever before. How long that song will play, with resentment festering on the part of both whites and blacks, before widespread social unrest rears its head will be anyone’s guess.
Barack Obama will stand blameless, of course: He can’t control anyone else’s actions.
Though it may be a losing battle, all such folks as this columnist can do is transmit these facts and pray that the weight of truth, in the aggregate, carries enough force to smash this candidate’s faÃ§ade prior to the November election.
Erik Rush is a New York-born columnist, author and speaker and is a Featured Writer for The New Media Journal. He also writes columns of sociopolitical fare for WorldNetDaily, Right Side News, as well as dozens of nationally-distributed print and online news sources. He has appeared on FoxNews' Hannity & Colmes, CNN's Paula Zahn Now and is a veteran of numerous radio appearances. Erik is also a Staff Writer and Acting Associate Editor and Publisher for the New Media Alliance, Inc., a national coalition of writers, journalists and grass-roots media outlets. An archive containing links to his work can be found at http://www.erikrush.com. He is the author of several books; his latest, “Annexing Mexico: Solving the Border Problem Through Annexation and Assimilation” published by Level 4 Press is a 2007 New York Book Festival winner in the "Best Nonfiction" category.