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Shakedown

Louis Farrakhan has finally gone insane.

The leader of the Nation Of Islam has decided that it's time to heal the rift between America's blacks and Jews. And the best way for that to begin is for Jews to give him money.

Farrakhan's move should come as no surprise. He's simply following the example of the Palestinians, who have announced that they are willing to open negotiations with Israel -- as long as Israel gives in to all of the Palestinians' demands first.

And since President Obama has expressed tacit support for this tactic (by setting the US policy to lean on Israel for concessions, while making no demands upon the Palestinians), why shouldn't what's seeming to work in the Middle East also work in the US?

Jewish leaders hope that isn't the case -- they've forwarded Farrakhan's letter to the White House and are hoping he'll denounce it -- or, at least, distance himself from it.

Good luck. There is some overlap between the Nation of Islam and the New Black Panther Party, and we've already seen that the Obama administration is inclined to turn a blind eye to offenses committed by the NBBP.

The most insulting part has to be how Farrakhan is utterly ignoring the role that Jews played in the American civil rights movement. Back in the 1950s and 1960s, Jews were disproportionately represented in the ranks of the Civil Rights movement. Hell, one of the most famous lynchings in the 1960s -- the incident that inspired at least three movies, including "Mississippi Burning" -- was the killing of three young men and their burial in an earthen dam. One of the men was a black Mississippian; the other two were Jewish civil rights activists.

Jews were also disproportionately represented in the Freedom Riders program -- estimates say half to two-thirds of the white riders were Jewish. It was so prevalent that in Allan Sherman's satirical "Sarah Jackman," he included the couplet "How's your cousin Ida? / She's a Freedom Rider." And it was put into a whole string of cliche's about Jews.

And, of course, Jews also gave a lot of money to the cause. But it's more important to note that they didn't just write checks -- they put their lives on the line for racial justice and integration.

It's time for Farrakhan to be fully repudiated by the left -- those who have been enabling him for decades. This incredibly tasteless and tacky attempt at extortion is obscene.


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Comments (19)

"It's time for Farrakhan to... (Below threshold)
Gmac:

"It's time for Farrakhan to be fully repudiated..."

Good luck with that. He's their personal racist, used to recruit the most rabid and virulent extremists from their side of the fence.

The Democrats would no sooner denounce him than they would declare the CBC a collection of bigots.

The Book of Exodus, dating ... (Below threshold)

The Book of Exodus, dating from about 3500 years ago and possessing just a tad bit more credibility than Calypso Louis, tells us that the Jews were held captive and forced into slavery by the Egyptians, who, as any good student of modern Afro-centric studies knows, were indisputably Black Africans.

So it seems to me that Calypso Louis has the whole reparations thing bass ackwards.

I believe Obama received ab... (Below threshold)
DaveD:

I believe Obama received about 75% or so of the Jewish vote in the 2008 election. I am sure he will show his gratitude and quickly handle this misunderstanding. Well, maybe tomorrow. The sun's out and he's gotta work on lowering his handicap.

Louis Farrakhan... (Below threshold)
Louis Farrakhan has finally gone insane.
Dude, he lives there.
Oh yes, I forgot...<p... (Below threshold)
Gmac:

Oh yes, I forgot...

"Louis Farrakhan has finally gone insane."

I firmly believe he has been insane for several decades now, its just recently been noticed that he's gone to the weapons grade crazy.

Ick. ... (Below threshold)
James H:

Ick.

You should feel for Louis. ... (Below threshold)
wildman:

You should feel for Louis. Its a well know fact that long term exposure to calypso music degrades the higher cognitive areas of the cerebral cortex.

"Louis Farrakhan has finall... (Below threshold)
retired military:

"Louis Farrakhan has finally gone insane."

I think that happened when he was visited by the mother ship.

I just wish Calypso Louie's... (Below threshold)
TexBob:

I just wish Calypso Louie's space ship would beam him up and take him and his racist members with him.

Shakedown, takedown, your r... (Below threshold)
914:

Shakedown, takedown, your racist.

"NBBP" New Bi-partisan Black Panther's.

Ha ha ha ha ha

Allan Sherman and LF in the... (Below threshold)
epador:

Allan Sherman and LF in the same post? Who woulda thunk it?
Ya missed out on TL and National Brotherhood Week, however.

epador, I'm saving that one... (Below threshold)

epador, I'm saving that one for a future posting... but the line in question (if we're thinking about the same line) would definitely fit into a piece on Obama's Israel policy.

J.

Hey! Give Louie a break! ... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Hey! Give Louie a break! After all, it's been working out well for Jessie "Shakedown" Jackson. Matter of fact, he's built an entire career on it! Too bad we've never had any CEO's with the balls to tell Jessie to do a physically impossible act on himself.

#13 Ha ha ha ha</p... (Below threshold)
914:

#13

Ha ha ha ha

They won't do it of course,... (Below threshold)

They won't do it of course, but the Jewish leaders who received the shakedown letter should mail one back asking for reparations from them.

After all, it was Africans (from Egypt) who held the Jews in slavery for hundreds of years.

Good for the goose, good for the gander.

So. Why are we paying a lic... (Below threshold)
Mike Giles:

So. Why are we paying a lick of attention to anything this bigoted knucklehead has to say? Reporting Farrakhan's latest blathering is a waste of dead trees and/or bandwidth. Why is it felt to be necessary to reply, every time they drag him out into the sunlight, unstrap the straight jacket, and take off the Hannibal Lecter mask. He's crazy. He's babbling. Ignore him. Like a stray dog, maybe he'll go away.

Just remember that America'... (Below threshold)
OLDPUPPYMAX:

Just remember that America's Jews are leftists FIRST and Jews only when convenient or profitable. So don't be surprised to see this shakedown actually WORK!!!

"Louis Farrakhan has finall... (Below threshold)
SpideyTerry:

"Louis Farrakhan has finally gone insane."

So, he was sane before now? There's a frightening thought.

"It's time for Farrakhan to be fully repudiated by the left"

Yes, it is, but the left has a knack for not repudiating racists that fall on their side of the political landscape.

Louie is living proof that ... (Below threshold)
rich K:

Louie is living proof that a man can educate himself to be even more ignorant and deluded than when he started out in life. As they say; Practice makes Perfect!




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