Louis Farrakhan, the “leader of The Nation of Islam,” is calling for a “separate state” for Black Americans. He says this is, “what God wants,” while any blacks that oppose his calling he describes as “slaves.”
According to Lukas Mikelionis of Fox News, “Farrakhan, who in recent months has made numerous anti-Semitic comments, made his call for a nation-state separate from white America in response to the question whether it’s still his and the group’s goal.”
“That’s not just my goal. That’s what God wants. Most of our people don’t want it here,” Farrakhan has said. “You love your enemy. You want to stay with your enemy. You’re in love with his wealth. I understand the fascination, slaves. I understand that. But God has something else for us.”
“The preacher went on to reiterate that neither he nor his group has changed its goal of a separate state since its creation in the 1960s.”
‘“Let me tell you what’s gonna happen. Yes I’m after a separate state. A separate nation. In the 60s what was our cry? We weren’t saying we want to integrate, we were saying ‘It’s nation time!’ he said.”
‘“Black Power. Black Power to do what? To integrate a lunch counter? Black Power to build a nation for 40 million, now near 50 million, black people,’ he added.”
‘“Yes I’m after a separate state. A separate nation. In the 60s what was our cry? We weren’t saying we want to integrate, we were saying It’s nation time!’”
Well…, let’s step back a moment Mr. Farrakhan, and take a look at what exactly we have here.
There are 325.7 million people in The United States.
“Blacks” make up only 12.6% of the population. Does that surprise you? The way “Blacks” act you would think they make up close to 50% of the population. The truth is they truly are a minority…, and a small minority at that.
And how many of those “Blacks” are only half “Black?” How many of those “Blacks” are half White, or half Asian, or half Latino? The actual percent of true “Blacks” is really under 10% probably.
You say you want to build a nation for, “40 million, now near 50 million, black people.”
The truth is that “Black” people account for about 41 million people in The United States. Nowhere near even approaching 50 million.
Now let’s take a look your “The Nation of Islam.”
“The Nation of Islam” is estimated (and why they don’t have a more exact count is confusing to me) to have 20,000-50,000 members.
I personally question that low figure of 20,000. I believe it is even much less than that.
But, be that as it may, using their numbers, that’s still less than 1% of African Americans, and less than .01% of the total U.S. population.
So in reality, Louis Farrakhan is in no position to think he is representing African Americans, in general, at all.
You say you want a “separate state.” What state exactly would that be? Montana, Idaho…, Arizona?
And how exactly would that work?
And you frame your desire as if there is someone out here who could grant your wish.
Why would anyone establish a “black state” for you?
Perhaps you should buy an island and move your measly group of followers there and see how you would do.
Lukas Mikelionis added, “In November, Farrakhan and his groupies went on a solidarity trip to Iran and led “Death to America” chants.”
“During the trip, Farrakhan told Iranian students that ‘America has never been a democracy,’ and also led a ‘Death to Israel’ chant at the end of his talk, Iranian news agencies reported.”
I know! Perhaps Iran would give you a portion of their country to establish your “Black State?”
Or maybe some country in Africa would welcome you back and grant you some land to “homestead” on?
Somehow, I’m guessing that’s not really what you want.
In reality, I don’t think you really know what you want. In reality, I don’t think you’ve really thought this whole thing through…, which would be par for the course in your case.
You’re all hot air and no action Mr. Farrakhan. If you want your own state, do something about it instead of just talking about it. Go establish a town somewhere. 15,000-20,000 people is a small town in America.
Why don’t you start there and work up to a “nation” at a later date?
Conservatives actually have no problem with anyone creating their own destiny. It’s your friends, the liberals, who would prefer you don’t leave “the plantation,” however.
Minister Farrakhan has actually endorsed and praised President Trump in the past, but he has been critical of him as well. Farrakhan’s message of independence and taking responsibility for your own destiny is one most conservatives would support. It’s too bad he has to “lob those racism bombs” out there every so often.
Farrakhan is in a politically peculiar spot. Conservatives can’t support him because of his racist tendencies, and liberals can’t disavow him because…, well…, because he’s Black, and he’s not technically a conservative.
Isn’t it a funny world that we live in?
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