(GoinsReport.com) - Apparently, Lupe Fiasco is a progressive - or at least deeply influenced by some - and not a free-market anarchist as the GoinsReport.com had known but hoped anyway.
A day after publicly calling President Obama a terrorist in a CBS News interview, the Chicago rapper tweeted to some of his followers book recommendations. Among them were "Twelve Steps Toward Political Revelation" by Walter Mosley, "Pedagogy of the Oppressed" by Paulo Friere, and "Gun, Germs, and Steel" by Jared Diamond.
As a starting point, he recommended the late left-leaning historian Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States of America." He also recommended getting a subscription to National Geographic.
Clearly, there was no mention of Walter Block's "Defending the Undefendable," Henry Hazlitt's classic "Economics in One Lesson" or Thomas Woods's new hit "Rollback."
The conversation on books began when a Twitter follower of Lupe's asked a simple question: "the question is how? how do you step out and stand up?" The question was asked in response to a series of Tweets that Lupe sent out inviting his followers "to step out of line and look @ what's really going on and not just @ the back of somebody else's head! Step out and stand up," he Tweeted.
On June 15, the rapper checked in with his followers asking "Who managed to get/read/skim thru "Twelve Steps Toward Political Revelation" By Walter Mosley?"
Several of his followers did, as evidenced by his re-tweets that day.
The relevant tweets are below.
Damn right I'm out of line! Out of the line of the lost and the inactive. Out of the line of war and cowardice. U line up to be lied to. #FF
But please put your two cents in...agree or disagree. Welcome To Democracy not that fascist cancerous capitalism they call American politics
I invite u all to step out of line and look @ what's really going on and not just @ the back of somebody else's head! Step out and stand up
"@momaleek: the question is how? how do you step out and stand up?"<-- Education. Learn who u are FIRST and what the world IS then ACT!!!
An HONEST education of the past, current affairs (and not just CNN) and an honest education about YOU and your connection with mankind.
And here is where u can start: For the PAST read "A Peoples History Of The United States Of America" by Howard Zinn
For an alternative view of current affairs: Visit And WATCH!!! www.democracynow.org and www.cryptogon.com Both sites are regulary updated
And if those ain't gangsta enough for you hood niggaz get it fresh from a LIFER: www.prisonradio.org Broadcasts from Mumia Abu Jamal
For a basic knowledge of this world read: Guns, Germs & Steel by Jared Diamond and Get a National Geographic subscription
For a guide to understanding YOU: LOOK IN THE MIRROR AND ASK AND HONESTLY ANSWER YOURSELF: WHO AM I? AND WHAT AM I DOING HERE?
Then read: Pedagogy Of The Oppressed by Paulo Freire and Twelve Steps Toward Revelation by Walter Mosley (I'm reading them right now!)
That's my advice and ACTIONS to help get things started in a positive wholesome and meaningful way...what are YOU doing???
#TheReaders Check-In! Who managed to get/read/skim thru "Twelve Steps Toward Political Revelation" By Walter Mosley?
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[Editor's Note: Not all books mentioned are considered "progressive"]