I’m sorry, I thought this was America

How come we live in a country where a white man can show up to a town hall meeting with the president with a gun, but a black man can’t even make a song about how he wants to kill the police?

I was watching MSNBC a couple of hours ago, waiting for motherfucking Geek Squad to show up and install my new 50″ plasma TV (ballin’!), and they stopped what they were saying all of a sudden to announce that a white guy was standing in the crowd near where Obama would be arriving, and he had a gun strapped to his leg. Then they cut to live footage of the guy standing right there with a gun strapped to his leg, as if it was completely normal to show up to see the president of the United States packing heat. Didn’t that woman Squeaky Fromme just out of jail after 40 years for bringing a gun around Gerald Ford? Who gives a fuck about Gerald Ford?

Pop quiz, hotshot: Is Gerald Ford alive or dead? See, you can’t answer it. And it’s not just because a lot of lower class black and hispanic people read this site? (Why are they even bothering with those Nielsen surveys? They just gave a guest blog to a stripper named Shakur.)

The guy on MSNBC, who happened to be black, said the law in New Hampshire is that you can just have a gun strapped to your leg near where the president is about to arrive, as if you were Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver about to go see Senator Charles Palatine, or whatever the guy’s name was (it’s a little bit late in the afternoon to conduct any research, i.e. watch Taxi Driver again while you suckers are at work), if you’re on private property. This guy was standing on the grounds of a nearby church. How in the fuck churches don’t have to pay taxes, but you can stand there and probably shoot the president, is a topic for another discussion. But homeboy from MSNBC said he wouldn’t be surprised if the guy somehow disappeared before the president arrived.

What they ought to do is take his punk ass to Gitmo. I’m not necessarily advocating throwing people in prisons in foreign countries, where they don’t the same rights you supposedly have here in the US (just don’t write a song about killing the police). I’m just saying. If we can throw mad Arabs in Gitmo for hardly even doing anything, we need to start throwing some white people in there too. You think a state law about your right to bring a gun to a motherfucking church would have been an issue, if the guy happened to be a towel head. Nigga, please!

I was listening to this week’s podcast of This American Life. It’s actually a rerun from 2005 disguised to look like a new episode, during a summer in which it seems like they’ve been playing nothing but reruns (and yet, they always want a donation). It’s the one where an FBI informant, posing as a terrorist, took some retarded ass Arab guy, asked if he could buy a missile from him, then had someone else give the guy a missile, then arrested the guy for trying to sell a missile to the government. If that guy can be in prison for the rest of my (which is really no sweat off my sack), I’m sure there’s plenty of cracka-ass crackas they could be going after.

If they need room in prison, they can let out this kid Antavio Johnson. (I know, it’s shocking there’s a guy named Antavio in prison.) He’s the guy who got tossed in the clink for making a song about how he wanted to kill the police for constantly fucking with him, just like they do all black people, as evidenced by the plight of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates. And yeah, he did mention specific officers by name, which makes it more of a threat than if he just made a song about dusting off a few unnamed cops, like Ice T. I skimmed a story about how exactly this kid ran afoul of the law down in Florida when I did a post on it for my own site the other day, but I’m not sure to what extent that even matters. If the last eight years has taught us anything, it’s that the laws they teach you about in high school and college government classes don’t really count. If the government needs to throw you in jail, and there’s no way for them to do so legally, you might just disappear.

For all we know, that might be what happened to this kid Antavio Johnson. (He was already in jail anyway, for coke, when he was sentenced for illegal rapping, but that’s neither here nor there.) It could be that he was well within his rights to make a song about killing the police. I might need TPAR, whom I met in person the other day, to straighten me out on that. No fishsticks. I know it says in the Orlando Sentinel, or whatever paper I quoted from the other day, that Antavio Johnson considers himself a Christian rapper. He might want to have his lawyer explain that to the judge. People have been known to get away with some crazy shit in this country, as long as there’s a church involved.

  • http://Pierzy11@gmail.com Pierzy

    Gerald Ford is dead.

    George HW Bush is the oldest former president still breathing…

    But I see your point.

    • Monty B.

      Sorry Pierzy,

      Jimmy Carter the 39th President is still alive and kicking…

      • http://Pierzy11@gmail.com Pierzy

        Sorry Monty B., but George HW Bush is actually a few months OLDER than Jimmy Carter.

        Check the history…

        • http://www.myspace.com/fastlifearchitects miles archer

          I think son meant Jimmy Carter is the oldest living president in regards to the lineage of the office, not the age of the man.

          Miles Archer

        • http://Pierzy11@gmail.com Pierzy

          Yeah but that’s not what I meant in my original comment

  • http://www.ronmexicocity.com Ron Mexico

    word life son

  • giantstepp

    Good drop Bol! Might be some hope for u yet bruh…we can see now that you’re not a total sell out.

  • Silly Willy

    This is your best drop yet (nullus), Bol!

  • Worley

    Wow. I remember seeing the Secret Service drag away an old black woman for some trivial reason or the other, but she definitely did not have a gun. That’s crazy.

  • Phillmatic

    This is all very well and good but I’m disappointed in you Bol. There’s a video on WorldStar with one of the greatest titles of all time and you haven’t mentioned it. The video in question?

    “The Game shows love to armless midget in Australia.”

    And, Game even says “ladies put your hands up” while this girl is on stage. Come on, this is the sort of distracting, unintentional comedy we all need during these troubles times.

  • General

    “You think a state law about your right to bring a gun to a motherfucking church would have been an issue, if the guy happened to be a towel head. Nigga, please”

    Couldn’t have said it better.

    Excellent post Bol.

  • Silly Willy

    “How come we live in a country where a white man can show up to a town hall meeting with the president with a gun, but a black man can’t even make a song about how he wants to kill the police?”
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Aren’t secret services supposed to prevent that kind of shit ? Some of them, both security AND that lil punk need to have their ass handed to them on live tv, for good measure, then shipped to Gitmo naked with a cardboard wrapped around them saying they hate towelhead…..

  • http://myspace.com/devitan Devi Gargon

    I believe Jimmy Carter hasn’t croaked yet….

    Bol,you make great points, but I think you should press harder on topics like these, you could change things……

    (reality is setting in)
    Bol, you make great points, but you know and I know if we press the wrong buttons in this world, we might just “disappear”……

    • http://Pierzy11@gmail.com Pierzy

      You’re right about Carter, but George HW Bush was actually born a few months before him.

  • $ykotic/Don McCaine

    Nice. Real nice.

    Did you and TPAR have a good time?

  • OG Matt Herbz

    Bol, Antavio pleaded “No Contest” in the trial so it would seem that he was facing larger time for the cocaine or whatever and the lyrics thing was a cop-out*. (pun intended)

    *If you can call 2 years in the bing a cop-out.

    And they don’t have to make you disappear. A D.A. can make any action break any law in the books. They could twist some of the shit in this blog into some terroristic threats if they wanted to.

    If that happens, get you a good lawyer. Sounds like dudes lawyer couldn’t cope with the coke charges and told dude that was the lesser charge.

    –OG Matt Herbz–

  • http://nerditry.com nerditry

    Most successful drop since Bol at Bojangles 3 times in a day.

  • Jericho

    I met you on Saturday at Lolla Bol but I was so shocked to see your huge frame (no Spencer) I might have said my name was TPAR just for a laugh. My bad.

    None of my friends knew who you were. Obviously, they stay reading their old Vibes.

    Anyway, yeah, this is some good post.

  • Detroit P

    They said that guy was standing a block and a half(or something) away from the building when Obama arrived and all he had was a 9mm pistol…and the law there is you can carry a gun as long as it’s not concealed and is publicly displayed or something like that…I think it’s the same here in Michigan too…they say police were still watching him tho

  • these posts are racist

    Byron,

    I haven’t read about the Antavio case and in order for me to give a real opinion, id have to dig deeper than the news stories.

    In general, the law is not black or white (no pun intended) if issues fit in neatly defined areas of law, you wouldn’t need lawyers. The justice system is even deeper – it is inherently flawed and not designed to do what is right or fair. In theory, it is an adversariel system that pits defense against prosecution so that each side works hard to discredit and present the best evidence. The end product is supposed to be justice or the closest thing to justice. Sadly, this is not how it works out. DA’s/States Attys/Federal Prosecutors (US atty’s) are promoted not based on how much “justice” they serve but rather, by how many convictions they produce. A defendant is thus left to fight against ambitions prosecutors who had a lot of resources on their side as well as an arena that is made up of those who want to see them fry (most judges are former prosecutors, etc.). Its end up being the police/prosecutor and judge vs. the defendant.

    Freedom speech has suffered tremendously these past 8 years under the Bush administration. As a lawyer, I am shocked by the lack of respect for precedence, the practice whereby judges use past application of facts to law to decide similar cases. Increasingly, the govt. is using “security” as a pretext to turn what is objectively non violent expression into threats that turn people excercising their rights, into criminals. The effects have been devastating. Nobody has been effected by this trend more than Arab/Muslim Americans – both in the work place and in the justice system.

    Why are they getting away with it? Simple: The masses only react when they think it can happen to them. As long as it is arabs/muslims being harmed…who cares.

  • hate

    bol, before you get all pro obama fuck whitey on me check this from infowars:

    Franchi confirmed that the individual in the video is associated with Chris Lawless and the Free State Project.

    Chris Lawless acted as an organizer for the Free State Project’s annual Liberty Forum in 2008.

    “The Free State Project is an agreement among 20,000 pro-liberty activists to move to New Hampshire, where they will exert the fullest practical effort toward the creation of a society in which the maximum role of government is the protection of life, liberty, and property,” the Free State Project website explains.

    Lawless explains on Franchi’s Facebook page that the earpiece is in fact hardware for a patriot radio network. “I know the guy,” Lawless writes. “There were 4 others also wearing earpieces. They do that to call each other in case of a problem. We also have something called PORC 411 here in NH.”

    PORC 411 is short for Porcupine 411, a rapid message distribution network. Porcupine 411 is used to report the locations of speed traps and sobriety checkpoints, reporting unusual or improper police activity, distress calls related to roadside detention or imminent arrest

    so basically 20,000 mothafuckas like you and me, who are sick of police fuckin with us, and politicians tellin us what to believe, decided their all gon’ move to new hampshire and start their own society.

    one where you can carry a strap legally in the street. one where you got people on your side when the punk police decide to beat up on you. and one where we can show just how much of a fuck we give about a politicians empty promises, by throwin up signs with the wratchet on your waist. if that ain’t hip-hop then i don’t know what is

    • $ykotic

      Nice you 2 guys. Actually taught me something…

    • DetroitDraper

      I know I’m very late on this one(had a couple days off) but you can never trust the information you receive from info wars. I am a native Detroiter(born and raised) and I saw an article on there explaining how Detroit had become a war zone and basically companies had bought out large masses of abandoned land built fences around it, fed people rations etc. Just all lies. So please dont trust everything you read because that article was straight science fiction.

      MAYN HOL’ UP

  • Brooklyn

    i don’t find any of this surprising considering the fact that it’s in the bill of rights that white people can own guns. i say white people because we have to understand that the bill of rights were not written with darker skinned people in mind, and it wasn’t legal for black to own arms in some places of this country until the middle of the 20th century. with that said, the law will always find something to slap a person of color with just to get them out of the way. of course that white man wouldn’t have been arrested, he was a white man exercising his constitutional right. a black man, in the eyes of the government, has no constitutional rights because the constitution wasn’t written for us. besides, i wouldn’t be surprised if the secret service and the cia and them knew about this dude with the gun, if they let kennedy get it for being catholic, i have no doubt they’d let obama get it for being colored.

  • SCOTTDROP

    racist cry baby

    • Brooklyn

      there’s nothing racist about what i said, if you have any knowledge of US history, you’d see what i said was nothing but truth. i mean, it isn’t like there was any brothers at the constitutional convention, blacks didn’t elect any representatives to it, in fact, blacks were slaves and considered 3/5ths a person at the time. and there are more blacks arrested for crimes they didn’t commit than whites, not to mention that blacks are more likely to be arrested than whites for doing the same shit. instead of being focused on my racism, you should sit down and read an american history book and learn something before you type some shit. furthermore, ain’t nobody crying about a motherfucking thing homeboy, my eyes are about as dry as senior citizen pussy.

  • Jeff

    “a white man can show up to a town hall meeting with the president with a gun, but a black man can’t even make a song about how he wants to kill the police”

    Did you seriously just forget about the song “f*** tha police” by Ice Cube? I really hope you’re just feigning ignorance here cause I’m a white guy that hates rap with a passion and I still know about that song.

    Oh and by the way, NH law applies to AMERICANS living in NH not just black ones. Please stop acting like you’re living in the 50s. Don’t believe me, then go to NH and find out.

    • DetroitDraper

      Thats one of the funniest comments ever. If you hate it with a passion then why are you on this site at all? Now see guys thats the definition of true HATE.

      MAYN HOL’ UP

  • Rx

    This whole shit is just really stupid man. The whole Gates fiasco was just too much for these crazies man. If they really out for blood like that, it’s only gonna get worst for them.

  • capcobra

    imagine joe biden becoming president…50 yrs from now looking back it wouldn’t even matter…but to know the potential and the inspiration that we’d lose in order for biden to become president is mindblowing and very possible.

  • hate

    go to infowars.com

    theres a video of chris matthews interviewing the guy with the gun.
    matthews goes at him hard, but the dude is 10 times smarter than him.

    he brought the gun as part of a protest. basically to remind people of the little rights we have left. it had nothing to do with the healthcare plan. it was about making people aware of our second ammendment rights.

    but all you obama supporters are just gonna cry racism, while the white devils who pull his strings make him take away our rights. all while keeping a smile on our faces. obama is a puppet to the wallstreet bankers and the federal reserve.

    you mothafuckers need to wake the fuck up for real

    • og bobby j

      I co sign all day

  • white boy

    Damn Bol! It seems like the only thing you seem to give a fuck about in your tragic life is the skin color of people who read your blog :|

  • 11KAP

    True shit. Stamp that shit, son. word.

  • NOLA8181

    Man Look! When it’s all said and done, you don’t have rights in this country.You have privilges.In my opinion rights aren’t something that can’t be taken away.The Bill Of Rights should have called “The Bill of Priviliges”.Rights aren’t rights if someone can take them away from you.If you violate any rules or regulations, your “rights” can be taken away from you.”And if you still think you have rights, got one assignment for you go to Wikepedia, type in Japanese Americans 1942, and you’ll find out about your precious fucking rights” -George Carlin.My black folks should know out of every group in this country we ain’t got no fuckin rights after all the hell our people before us caught and still catching. Holla!

  • NOLA8181

    Man Look! When it’s all said and done, you don’t have rights in this country.You have privilges.In my opinion rights aren’t something that can’t be taken away.The Bill Of Rights should have be called “The Bill of Priviliges”.Rights aren’t rights if someone can take them away from you.If you violate any rules or regulations, your “rights” can be taken away from you.”And if you still think you have rights, got one assignment for you go to Wikepedia, type in Japanese Americans 1942, and you’ll find out about your precious fucking rights” -George Carlin.My black folks should know out of every group in this country we ain’t got no fuckin rights after all the hell our people before us caught and still catching. Holla!

  • NOLA8181

    Man Look! When it’s all said and done, you don’t have rights in this country.You have privilges.In my opinion rights aren’t something that can’t been taken away.The Bill Of Rights should have be called “The Bill of Priviliges”.Rights aren’t rights if someone can take them away from you.If you violate any rules or regulations, your “rights” can be taken away from you.”And if you still think you have rights, got one assignment for you go to Wikepedia, type in Japanese Americans 1942, and you’ll find out about your precious fucking rights” -George Carlin.My black folks should know out of every group in this country we ain’t got no fuckin rights after all the hell our people before us caught and still catching. Holla!

  • mech1

    fuckin A bol, nice post.

  • Tricky Mcnickle

    Quit saying cracka you cock sucker.

  • http://www.myspace.com/mckeenkni14 CIGAA

    Don’t be a Quill, Bol.