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Farrakhan's gonna start a riot in DC

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  1. haole_boySS

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    It amazes me what he can spew and still have people follow him. His latest was yesterday when he clamed that the "white" government used explosives on the NO leeves to flood the poor "black" community.

    He is speaking at the Million Man March anniversary tomorrow on the DC Mall. Riot maybe???

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/10/13/AR2005101301369.html?sub=AR

    Farrakhan Offers Anniversary Message of Defiance, Unity
    Leader Urges Blacks to Share Strength

    By Robert E. Pierre Hamil R. Harris
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    Friday, October 14, 2005; Page B01

    Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan said yesterday that America remains rife with racism that keeps too many blacks poor, uneducated and out of work and that to overcome it, black Americans must unite and draw strength from one another.

    Farrakhan, in Washington for events to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Million Man March, including a rally tomorrow on the Mall, blasted federal anti-poverty efforts over the last 30 years as hypocritical attempts to either win votes or temporarily pacify the downtrodden. But, in keeping with his self-help message, Farrakhan said that before any progress can be made, black people must spend less and produce more rather than immediately seek government help.



    "This time, the day after the march is when the real work begins," says Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, shown in January this year. (By Nikki Kahn -- The Washington Post)

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    Plans for March Commemoration
    The Millions More Movement, marking the 10th anniversary of the Million Man March, will fill much of the Mall tomorrow for speeches and music, starting with drummers at 5:30 a.m. and ending in the afternoon with an address by Minister Louis Farrakhan.

    "We're tired of begging others to do for us what we have the capacity to do for ourselves," he said. "If you don't have a desire to help yourself, nobody will help you."

    His comments came during a wide-ranging news conference at the National Press Club in which he touched on police brutality, the state of the education system and his own personal growth over the decades.

    Looking well after a bout with prostate cancer, Farrakhan was characteristically defiant and blunt -- decrying the Bush administration and chiding his critics for seeking to have other black leaders repudiate him for remarks they perceive as sexist, homophobic and anti-Semitic. His rebuttal was this: Mind your own business.

    "Go talk to black people," he said. "We are in the room because our people need our unity. It's our business. And we're going to take care of our business."

    Those critics include the Anti-Defamation League, which, on its Web site yesterday, termed the event a "sideshow." David Bernstein, Washington director of the American Jewish Committee, said that Farrakhan's involvement mars the event, regardless of its purpose.

    "It taints everybody," Bernstein said. "We think it's regrettable."

    Farrakhan moved this week to soothe a rift within the movement over attitudes toward gay men and lesbians. In July, the Rev. Willie Wilson, pastor of Union Temple Baptist Church in Southeast Washington and the national executive director for tomorrow's gathering, said in a sermon at his church that lesbians were about to take over and that black women who earn more than men are partly to blame for breaking up families -- notions widely criticized. But this week, Farrakhan offered Keith Boykin, president of the National Black Justice Coalition, which advocates for gay rights, a speaking slot on tomorrow's program. There was no gay representation among speakers 10 years ago, a source of estrangement in the black gay, lesbian and bisexual community ever since.

    "It is our most sincere hope that this portends a new chapter in the story of how we liberated our community from the prison of homophobia," said H. Alexander Robinson, executive director of the coalition, in a statement. "This chapter is about reconciliation, education and acceptance of the gifts and talents that gay people of African descent have and will continue to contribute to the quest to lift up our people."

    Organizers said yesterday that 3,000 buses and tens of thousands of cars will converge on Washington beginning tonight for tomorrow's gathering, called the Millions More Movement. Speeches and music begin at 5:30 a.m. A series of events at Freedom Plaza, sponsored by black gays and lesbians, will also take place.

    Minister Benjamin Chavis Muhammad, who was the national director of the Million Man March, said he was unsure if the numbers will rival those of 1995, when hundreds of thousands showed up.

    But Muhammad said the goal 10 years ago was to draw as many participants to the Mall as possible, and this time the idea is to mobilize for the long term. Work groups have been meeting for months and have promised to provide specific tasks and direction for attendees to take back to their communities. Unlike a decade ago, Muhammad said, he has compiled e-mail addresses and phone numbers for each of the organizing committees.

    "This is not a joy ride," Muhammad said, referring to the joyous nature of events surrounding the Million Man March. "People are coming out of desperation. They want a better quality of life."



    "This time, the day after the march is when the real work begins," says Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, shown in January this year. (By Nikki Kahn -- The Washington Post)

    Graphic
    Plans for March Commemoration
    The Millions More Movement, marking the 10th anniversary of the Million Man March, will fill much of the Mall tomorrow for speeches and music, starting with drummers at 5:30 a.m. and ending in the afternoon with an address by Minister Louis Farrakhan.

    The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast has become a rallying point. The slow response by federal agencies and the tens of thousands of people left stranded in New Orleans-- most of them black -- showed how programs to alleviate poverty have failed, Farrakhan said.

    Like other black leaders, Farrakhan said that relief efforts were slow because most of those who needed help were poor and black.

    Farrakhan also reiterated a concern that has been voiced by large numbers of evacuees: the possibility that the levees were intentionally blown up, sacrificing poor people to save those better off. Asked if people would think he was "nuts" for raising the issue, Farrakhan said, "It is the responsibility of government to prove the rumor false."

    "People will say, 'Oh that's preposterous. There goes Farrakhan again,' " he said.

    But he reminded people that blacks and Native Americans have plenty of reason to be suspicious of government, and he mentioned the Tuskegee experiment, in which medical treatment was withheld from black men with syphilis in a U.S. Public Health Service study of the long-term effects of the disease, making them involuntary guinea pigs. Farrakhan said that while he has moved away from an entirely black nationalist agenda, he has not forgotten the wrongs of the past.

    "I have not always loved America," he told reporters yesterday. "I saw the wickedness of American hypocrisy toward black people."

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  2. cuchulainn

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    There's not going to be a riot in D.C.
     
  3. Mongo the Mutterer

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    Calypso Louie at it again.

    Maybe the ten people attending the "million man march" will riot... Who cares?
     
  4. Camp David

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    Farrakhan is one of many black leaders that function primarily to rile up blacks and point the finger at others for the race's perceived failings... rarely if ever will alledged leaders such as Farrakhan mention accomplishments; they dwell on failures and who they attribute to blame... It is for this reason this weekend's assembly of Farrakhan and Company in Washington on the Mall could get ugly... Farrakhan prefaced this weekend meeting with a very bizarre appeance on Fox mentioning his "vision" in a spaceship a short time ago... He is also hot on his theory that flooding damage in New Orleans was caused by, in his words, "the newly arrived White Race" to damage the Blacks... It is for this reason that Farrakhan is surely no reverend or religious individual in any respects but a trouble-maker of the first order... Race relations need not such people to improve...:(
     
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    All very excellent points.

    If there are riots, it won't be because controversial ideas are being talked about, it will be "the man" holding him down.

    He is more divisive than any law or practice that has ever been acted on.
     
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    Just for a second - imagine if this were a white group, or a Jewish group, or a Chinese group saying the things these idiots say. Just imagine if it were any other group saying that it were blacks who came to Earth on a spaceship in order to oppress white people.


    Imagine the hand-ringing and bellowing.

    The Nation of Islam is nothing short of racist, bigoted, and sorely out of date. I'm glad the Anti-Defamation Leauge and the Southern Poverty Law Center are calling these idiots out, but there needs to be more work done to show what scumbags these bastards really are.
     
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    It doesn't surprise me he can still get people to follow him - current polling among blacks for Bush shows his support at 2% (which I believe is a record low for any President with any ethic group since they started polling). They're looking for a leader and Louis FartinaCan fills the void.
     
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    It's his job; without it - what would he do?
     
  9. Lupinus

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    Let him start a riot.

    Then allow gun owners onto rooftops for target practice.
     
  10. Derek Zeanah

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    I thought "the truth" according to Nation of Islam was that a careless black scientist created white people, and we got out of control...

    I've got my Malcolm X Biography somewhere here...
     
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    Well he was taken on a space ship after all

    Anal probing can do that to a guy.
     
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    Sadly he was on C-Span this morning, I didn't bother watching. Appearance on TV especially on C-Span gives him a certain amount of credibility which he doesnt deserve !! He has always been a phoney and has caused much hatred by the blacks to the whites . He should stick to music ,he actually has some talent there .
     
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    Calypso Louie:
    Any one here care to translate?
     
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    The things these supposed 'leaders' say and do "for the betterment of their people" really really blows my mind
     
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    Hey, it's the end of the world, I agree with loonie Louie! I think that Federal aid is just vote pandering, something you can promise to fight for on election year. Help yourself? What a radical concept. Now if he could just delete everything else he has ever said. Still a racist though.
     
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    That is correct.

    According to NoI, the white race was created by an evil black scientist named Yakub.
    Yakub is derived from Jacob, so this evil scientist was also the creator of the Jews.

    They also believe that we came from a UFO called the Mother Plane.

    Gee, and they wonder why they don't have warm and friendly relations with other Moslem groups.
     
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    Bigotry and racism is ok as long as it comes from the black 'leadership'. The double standard is alive and well.
     
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    What is so sad about this whole issue is that Bush has actually been a more proactive supporter of minorities than Clinton, in both federal programs and appointments to high office!

    NO I AM NOT KIDDING!

    Bush has spent more on entitlement spending than Clinton
    Bush has appointed more minorities than Clinton

    Don't believe me? Go and check!

    These are facts!

    Farrakhan should be praising Bush!

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    Two Words

    Race Pimp.
     
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    Imagine the conniption I had when my daughter came home from her third grade class during black history month, having been taught that Farrakhan and Rev. Jesse Jacka$$ are civil rights leaders.
     
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    What gun owners? It's DC...
     
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    They would have to import them from Virginia. I say let him and his "followers" rant and rave. Only those foolish to begin with will believe his tripe. To those smart enough to recognize garbage when they see it his rantings will only serve to further alienate him from rational people, regardless of color.
     
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    At least Farrakhan and Jesse aren't on welfare. At least I don't think they are. With these two scum sucking bottom feeders, who knows. They are both prime examples of how well hate pays if you are the proper shade.
     
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    He was the fellow who plotted the assassination of Malcolm X. I can't undersand how anyone can be stupid enough to follow him. I've seen him interviewed and he always comes off like a slimeball.
     
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    Hope he gets a good riot going.
    Maybe we will get lucky and they will burn the whole place down. The big incendiary eraser.
    Then we can start over from scratch.

    Sam
     
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