October 28, 2007

"Democracy Now!" in league with 9/11 Truthers?

I wondered back in September why the show "Democracy Now!" always seems to have a "Free Speech" logo in a corner of their screen all the while singing the praises of the likes of Fidel Castro and Hugo Chávez. Now, Newsbusters' Tim Graham picks up an interesting little nugget from Friday's "DN!" radio show: As the show was leading into a discussion of New York state's decision to grant drivers licenses to illegal immigrants, the show aired a "rap" by an artist known as Immortal Technique. The song, titled "Underground Railroad Freestyle," featured the following lyrics (my emphasis):

The devil crept into heaven
god overslept on the 7th
the new world order was born on sept 11th
and just so conservatives dont take it to heart
i dont think Bush did it
cuz he isnt that smart
he's just a stupid puppet taking orders on his cell phone
and the same people that sabotaged Senator Wellstone
the military industry has it popping and locking
looking for a way to justify the Wolfowitz doctrine
as a matter of fact
Rumsfeld now that i think back
without 9-11 u couldnt have a war in iraq

but u act like america wouldnt destroy 2 buildings
in a country that was sponsoring bombs getting dropped on children
i was watching the towers
although i wasnt the closest
i saw them crumble to the earth like they were full of explosives
and they thought nobody noticed the news report that they did
about the bombs planted on the George Washington bridge
four non arabs arrested during the emergency
and then it dissapeared in the news permanently
they dubbed a tape Osama
and they said it was proof
jealous of our freedom
i cant believe u bought that excuse

So let's see, we have Wolfowitz, Rumsfeld and others -- the same dudes who apparently "offed" the late Senator Paul Wellstone -- planning the 9/11 attacks, and their plans include the popular Truther notion of pre-planted explosives in the Twin Towers. Then some dudes who had put a bomb on the GW Bridge(?) never got noticed, and then Wolfowitz and Co. doctored up a tape that "proved" Osama bin Laden was the 9/11 culprit.

Got that?

I guess if you think "free speech" is exemplified by the likes of Castro and Chávez, pretty much anything goes, eh?

Posted by Hube at October 28, 2007 03:16 PM | TrackBack

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what about the rest of the song?
alot of people have started believing the 9-11 conspiracy theories...i do not, but either way the rest of the song is legit and you should post to whole thing, not just snippets. you should also learn a thing or two about Felipe Coronel.

Posted by: emilie at October 30, 2007 11:29 AM

Why, em? It's enough that the moron(s) espouse 9/11 conspiracy nonsense. Would you be telling others to "listen to the whole thing" if a song partly spewed a Nazi message?

Posted by: Hube at October 30, 2007 07:45 PM

i think nazism is a bit different and a horrible, quite ignorant comparison. why, on any level, would it logically make sense to compare a song criticizing a government with a song with a nazi message???

Posted by: emilie at November 14, 2007 02:20 PM

Cut the bullshit, emilie. It's called PROPAGANDA. The Nazis were masters at it. They used it to blame the Jews for anything they could think of. In this case, Bush Derangement Syndrome has caused these propagandists to blame Bush and co. on ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING, including most disgustingly, doing the 9/11 attacks and being behind Paul Wellstone's death.

This isn't criticizing one's government. It's called being deranged by hate.

Posted by: Hube at November 14, 2007 03:24 PM