While on the topic of politically charged music, hostess Shira Lazar told Fiasco that being a politically charged pop artist is an anomaly, leading Fiasco to say, "In my fight against terrorism, to me, the biggest terrorist is Obama, in the United States of America." Fiasco then went on to elaborate, "For me, I'm trying to fight the terrorism that's actually causing the other forms of terrorism. The root causes of the terrorism is the stuff that the U.S. government allows to happen and the foreign policies that we have in place in different countries that inspire people to become terrorists. And it's easy for us because it's really just some oil, which we can really get on our own."
When pressed about what he can do about the political process, Fiasco said, "I don't vote. I don't get involved in politics. Because it's meaningless, to be honest." Fiasco then offered a rather convoluted explanation to his politic apathy, "First of all, I'm a real big believer if I'm going to vouch for someone, I'm going to stand behind everything they do. If I'm going to say I stand behind this person and write on a piece of paper that says I stand for this person, then I have to take responsibility for everything that he does. Because that's just how I am as a human being. Politicians aren't going to do that, because I don't want you to bomb some village in the middle of nowhere."
For those keeping track -- Obama is a "terrorist" and Lupe Fiasco has never voted. I'm no expert, here, but when you make bold, unfounded claims about something or someone you don't agree with, you better be able to at least back up those claims with proof that you've done something to counteract what it is that you don't agree with. The Electoral College does not exist to determine who gets to bomb what all for the sake of foreign oil -- being President of the United States isn't that black and white, you jackass. Just because you're from Chicago doesn't give you some sort of extra allowance to freely criticize Obama at a moment's notice. I'd tell you to move to the Bible Belt and move in with some Tea Partiers, but that would probably take too much effort on your behalf.
Oddly enough, Lupe Fiasco is not a part of The Sound Strike. It's a shame, too, because they could use more of Fiasco's lazy, unfounded "activism" amongst their ranks.
Lupe Fiasco: Obama is a "terrorist," but I've never voted. The Sound Strike: what SB 1070 stands for is wrong, but we won't set foot in Arizona to do anything about it. Both: attacking their opposition from a safe, comfortable distance without any sort of plan to remedy the situation.