In November 2008, rapper Young Jeezy released a song about Barack Obama, declaring that the “president is black.” On Wednesday, a Christian rap group and “movement” called We Are Watchmen released a song endorsing Simpsons-loving, video-game addict Ted Cruz for president.
Here’s the song, titled “Set it on Fire”:
“The lamestream media feeding us the Fed stew / Collectivism, everyone’s a victim like the Reds do / And for our next president, we’re all in for Ted Cruz,” We Are Watchmen announce.
The group is calling for, among other conservative revivals, a “Reagan Revolution part two”:
The senator’s office did not respond to a request for comment regarding “Set it on Fire.”
“We’re really humbled that ‘Set it on Fire’ has received this much attention and has given us the honor of expressing our support for our brother Ted Cruz in his bid for the presidency,” We Are Watchmen founding member Joe Story told The Daily Beast. “There are numerous reasons that Cruz is our first pick for 2016, including his unwavering conservative stand against the entrenched establishment politicians of both parties in Washington DC, his outspoken commitment to an originalist interpretation [and] application of the Constitution, and his firm commitment to Judeo-Christian values.”
So far, We Are Watchmen have a couple dozen subscribers to their YouTube page, and is currently selling their album pre-release online for the bargain of $4.99. (The album is set to drop on the 14th anniversary of 9/11.)
The group’s website features the following mission statement, which invokes the suffering of “wailing Jews” rounded up and murdered by the Nazis:
We Are Watchmen is a movement that uses music and message to mobilize American Christians to civic duty. Music. Message. Movement. Just as many churches in Germany sang louder on Sunday mornings to drown out the sounds of wailing Jews in boxcars on the way to the concentration camps, the majority of pulpits and pews in the American churches have been willfully ignoring the stench of blatant evil rising in this once godly nation.
Sixty million innocent babies murdered in the name of “women’s reproductive rights” since the passage of the unconstitutional Roe v. Wade. Our children and grandchildren buried in 18 trillion national fiscal operating debt. Prayer banned from schools, God banned from the public square, religious liberty under attack, as Secular Humanism usurps Christianity as the official religion of the United States. The American churches remain silent, less than 25% of the nation’s Christians vote.
The prognosis is bleak, but there is hope. We are the resistance. We are the voice of the Founding speaking in the contemporary tongue. We are many. We will not be silent. We Are Watchmen. Are you with us?
So are you?