What a ghastly abuse of Thelonious Monk’s impeccable “Misterioso”
Bravo for life’s little ironies. Apparently the wicked Zionists didn’t hold it against this vicious, mendacious racist and anti-Semite. Baraka, of course, was not an Islamic supremacist or a Muslim at all, but he shared the same conspiracy paranoia and hatred of Jews so common among those supremacists. “Poet and playwright Amiri Baraka dies,” from the Associated Press, January 9:
NEW YORK (AP) “” Amiri Baraka, the militant man of letters and tireless agitator whose blues-based, fist-shaking poems, plays and criticism made him a provocative and groundbreaking force in American culture, has died. He was 79.
His booking agent, Celeste Bateman, told the Associated Press that Baraka, who had been hospitalized since last month, died Thursday at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.
From Baraka’s notorious “poem” “Somebody Blew Up America“:
Who know why Five Israelis was filming the explosion
And cracking they sides at the notion…
Who knew the World Trade Center was gonna get bombed
Who told 4000 Israeli workers at the Twin Towers
To stay home that day
Why did Sharon stay away?