I am a firm supporter of the Constitution and the First Amendment — especially our free speech but there comes a time when we must realize there is a line that has been crossed. It is crossed when speech becomes seditious and incitement to violence and riot. And as such, the words spoken by one Louis Farrakhan have to be classified not as free speech but incitement to violence — possibly even as termed by the federal government as a hate crime.
I ask that you take the 11 minutes to view this video and realize that we are going down a very dangerous road in America. I wrote about the rise of mobocracy — and it seems that it is being fomented by the vile words as spoken in this video.
Just ask yourself, what would happen if today some white religious leader took to a stage and delivered such a message? And no I haven’t seen any riots after the vicious killing of a white couple in Knoxville by a group of blacks. The family of slain Virginia reserve police officer Captain Kevin Quick didn’t ask for anyone to burn anything down. The white veteran community didn’t riot after a World War II Okinawa veteran was bludgeoned to death by black teens.
I suppose there’s a double standard and a duplicitous hypocrisy at work here in America now. The nation condemned the Westboro Baptist Church and its leader Fred Phelps — are the words and antics of Farrakhan acceptable?As reported by Truth Revolt, “In a speech at a black college in Baltimore the Saturday before the Ferguson grand jury announcement, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan said that if the demands of the Ferguson protestors for the indictment of Officer Darren Wilson were not met, “we’ll tear this [email protected] country up!” In front of an enthusiastic crowd at Morgan State University, Farrakhan claimed that both the Quran and the Bible justified violence by the “law of retaliation” and accused the American judicial system of working only in the interest of whites. To the applause of his audience, the radical leader said “We going to die anyway. Let’s die for something.” “White people, Farrakhan argued, will only begin to listen to minorities through violence against whites:
“As long as they [whites] kill us [blacks] and go to Wendy’s and have a burger and go to sleep, they’ll keep killing us. But when we die and they die, then soon we’re going to sit at a table and talk about it! We’re tired! We want some of this earth or we’ll tear this goddamn country up!” Rather than a peaceful response, Farrakhan encouraged the parents of teenagers to teach them to throw Molotov cocktails: “Teach your baby how to throw the bottle if they can. Fight!”
The rule of law is being dismissed. And what concerns me the most are the accolades and applause being offered up by the crowd. Now, I know the invectives that will be levied against me — Uncle Tom, Uncle Ruckus, House [email protected], Sellout, Oreo, White Man’s porch monkey — very well, but if you side with the words of Louis Farrakhan you are siding against everything that I swore an oath to support, defend and protect.
These words are abhorrent.