By Hans Zeiger
America's finest advocate for "social justice" and "equality" is none other than Eminem, the popularly revolting rapper whose recent lyrics glorify such things as drugs, murder, rape, and other sorts of atrocious pastimes. Eminem is the quintessential homophobe and the quintessential chauvinist, but he is quite celebrated in the corner of the Left that had him as the keynote speaker for last weekend's Detroit Hip-Hop Summit, an effort to register young gangsta's to vote.
himself is not a voter, for he is a convicted felon. But that did not deter the
organizer of the Hip-Hop Summit, Russell Simmons.
Simmons created the quarter billion dollar Def Jam Records empire, built the rap music industry and helped make it into a depraved culture of its own. In 2001, Simmons founded the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network to harness "the cultural relevance of Hip-Hop music to serve as a catalyst for education advocacy and other societal concerns fundamental to the well-being of at-risk youth."
the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network is that at-risk youth are at risk precisely
because they listen to Eminem's music and follow the twisted social thinking of
Russell Simmons. Of course, at-risk youth have other negative influences, but it
certainly doesn't help things when Eminem is chanting, "B**tch, I'ma kill
you, you don't wanna f*** with me!"
rappers at the Detroit Hip-Hop Summit included such names as Proof, Swift,
Bizarre, Young Buck, Reverend Run, the Ying Yang Twins, Obie Trice, Bizzy Bone,
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Green Lantern, Big Pat, Big Herk, and Phat Cat. The
contents of these rappers' "songs" tend toward love, peace, and
goodwill toward men. Just joking. They're actually the top-40 bards of Sodom and
Thugs-n-Harmony spews dirges like "Die, Die, Die," "Mo' Murda,"
and "Hell Sent," in which the group boasts of being "straight
from the burning flames of hell / a place where all assassins dwell."
Another rapper at the Hip-Hop summit was Lil' Scrappy who hails not from the
bottomless pit, but he is "the beast from the East, wit da fangs on my
teeth / I'll murder all of y'all b**tches in da middle of da street.
the souls of America's at-risk youth.
Then there's Sean P. Diddy Combs, who sits on the Board of Directors of HSAN, a star representative of his genre. P. Diddy is infamous for fleeing New York City police after a 1999 nightclub shooting, and he was also arrested for assaulting a music executive in 2000. HSAN calls its director, "one of the most admired role models for millions of youth across the United States and throughout the world."
That is not a
good fact, but it is a fact. These gangster rappers and hip-hop cons have an
almost unparalleled sway over the minds and hearts of young Americans and in
particular, young voters.
2003 Detroit Hip-Hop Summit, HSAN has registered over 75,000 new voters in the
state of Michigan. At a recent Philadelphia Hip-Hop Summit, 11,000 new voters
were registered in a single day. Thousands more have registered to vote during
summits in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Washington, D.C.,
Seattle, and Dallas. With upcoming summits at Ohio State University, New Orleans
Arena, Boston, and six other locations over the summer, HSAN has set a goal of 2
million new registered voters by the November election.
politics, and the politics of HSAN, are Leftist, but we're talking the Left side
of hell. Eminem's vile political mission is best summarized in his song
"White America": "I am the derringer aimed at little Erica to
attack her character / The ringleader of this circus of worthless pawns / Sent
to lead the march right up to the steps of Congress / and piss on the lawns of
the White House / To burn the flag and replace it with a Parental Advisory
Hans Zeiger is a student at Hillsdale College and president of the Scout Honor Coalition. www.hanszeiger.com
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