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The Revenge of Farrakhan

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Farrakhan

This season of hope and change has brought with it many lies and deceitful players. They seek to confuse by mixing truth with spin or craft sentences with vacuous meanings. As fate would have it the intentions of one is not in question. Enter the man representing the Nation of Islam, Lewis Farrakhan.

Farrakhan addressed an estimated crowd of 20,000 people at the annual Saviours’ Day celebration. Careful not to explicitly endorsed Barack Obama, Farrakhan did spend most of the nearly two-hour speech praising the Illinois senator.

On the flip side Obama’s campaign spokesman Bill Burton said, “Senator Obama has been clear in his objections to Minister Farrakhan’s past pronouncements and ‘has not solicited’ the minister’s support.”

From this, it would be easy to conclude that Obama has no need of Farrakhan. It’s also just as easy to claim Farrakhan approves of Obama, but won’t go so far as to endorse him. At least this is their relationship for public consumption.

The problem is that we are talking politics and the one thing we must understand about politics is that nothing is ever as it seems. Remember that it’s not likely anyone would spend two hours praising a candidate and then not endorse him. There must be a reason why.

At this stage, Obama realizes that he can’t afford to be associated with the Nation of Islam. Farrakhan is also aware of this and for him to say, “The Nation of Islam endorses Barack Obama for President” would only damage Obama’s chances. However, we must remember that a candidate can find support or endorsement in many ways.

During his speech, Farrakhan compared Obama to the religion’s founder, Fard Muhammad. “A black man with a white mother became a savior to us,” he told the crowd of mostly followers. “A black man with a white mother could turn out to be one who can lift America from her fall.”

“This young man is the hope of the entire world that America will change and be made better,” he said. “This young man is capturing audiences of black and brown and red and yellow. If you look at Barack Obama’s audiences and look at the effect of his words, those people are being transformed.”

Like Obama, Farrakhan’s has also expressed hope and change throughout is career. Is the Obama and Farrakhan definition of change the same? How can we discount the fact that Farrakhan gives no reason of substance for Obama to be president other than the color of his skin? In case you have any doubt, this is not a qualification.

With Farrakhan’s non-endorsement endorsement, could it be something is afoot? When it comes to politics anything is possible. Again, we must ask the question, “Who is the real Obama?”

UPDATE: Farrakhan has decided to personally endorse Obama since his appearance at the Saviors’ Day Celebration. This suggests that Farrakhan may believe that his personal endorsement is not as damaging as the Nation of Islams endorsement. It may even mean that he is doing it more for himself than Obama. I wouldn’t think Obama will be happy either way. It should certainly bring about some interesting reactions from the Obama camp in the days to come.

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Written by Lord Crimson

February 25, 2008 at 8:38 pm

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  1. It could also be Farrakhan repositioning himself inc case Obama wins the general election. A Black President would greatly undermine Farrakhan’s hate and self-pity based following. He might just be trying to shift his rhetoric so as not to be made obsolete – and shortly forgotten and broke.

    jonolan

    February 25, 2008 at 8:59 pm

  2. Hi jonolan

    That sounds like Farrakhan. You make a good point and one certainly worth considering. Obama on the other hand still refuses to remove his mask.

    Lord Crimson

    Lord Crimson

    February 25, 2008 at 9:24 pm

  3. I’m not really an Obama supporter, but have you considered the possible that he’s not wearing a mask. He’s made numerous statements in favor of a plethora of policies that I as a relatively moderate conservative abhor, yet I have to hunt for them because the MSM doesn’t publicize them.

    I question whether Obama is wearing a mask, or the MSM has held one in front of him.

    Either way, I’ll probably vote for McCain.

    jonolan

    February 25, 2008 at 10:28 pm

  4. Anything is possible mainly because we are talking about politicians. You are also right about hunting down information unless of course it’s something about Britney Spears or some other Hollywood pop-tart. No problem with information overload there.

    There’s always Nader. 🙂

    Lord Crimson

    February 25, 2008 at 11:01 pm

  5. I think I agree with Jonolan’s first comment – if Barak Obama succeeds in softening racial boundaries, what happens to those who lead by fomenting that same racial divide?

    I applaud Senator Obama for his response. Obama, preaching a message apparently intended to unify racially, is very astute in not seeking the endorsement of the racially polarized, but not refusing it either. At some point, the racial polar opposites have to have a safe place to “buy in” to a new paradigm of “being included” or the political-racial problem is never going to improve.

    Now, if Obama could just get it through his thick uber-liberal skull that polarizing classes is just as bad…

    brianbeattie

    February 26, 2008 at 2:38 pm

  6. Hi brianbeattie

    Softening racial boundaries is one thing, but Obama hasn’t shown this is what he has in mind. In fact judging by his actions and not words we can expect just the opposite.

    He’s the most liberal senator which means rape and pillage will be the order of the day on the taxpayers. We also can’t forget that anyone who attends a black separatist church has more on his mind than togetherness.

    Lord Crimson

    Lord Crimson

    February 26, 2008 at 3:17 pm

  7. He doesn’t react though. He shrugs stuff off like it doesn’t matter and for some reason nobody seems willing to tell him “Dude,some of this stuff matters.” Flag pins,Farrakhan,his church,”healing souls” and on and on…

    in2thefray

    February 26, 2008 at 7:48 pm

  8. I have proof that Obama is really a Scientologist and is seeking the endorsement of Tom Cruise

    PB

    February 26, 2008 at 8:11 pm

  9. Hi in2thefray

    Not only what you said, but he seems to get offended quite easily. Not a good trait for a president under any circumstances.

    Hi PB

    He does have that look often displayed by Tom Cruise. Way to go, you may have discovered the real Obama. 🙂

    Lord Crimson

    Lord Crimson

    February 26, 2008 at 8:55 pm

  10. Hi i,

    I find it interesting that the only current Presidential Candidate who has bothered to learn from President Reagan, and how he handled inquiries that he didn’t wish to bother with, is Obama. What irony!

    Hi LC,

    That quote from Farrakhan about the black man with a white mother is what bothers me. While I understand that it’s politically expedient for the Big F to ignore Obama’s white heritage, I’m still at a loss to explain the acceptance of such illogical tripe by the general public. On the other hand, since my hair is really curly and, with a bit of effort, I tan up almost as dark as Barack, perhaps I should just keep quite and apply for minority tax breaks for my wife’s business? Oh, and I’m one eighth Native American on my grandfather’s side, by marriage, considering that his first wife was a full blooded Cherokee. Oh, oh, and my step sister’s first husband was Jewish. Good grief! I am multi-cultural!

    Thanks for opening my eyes LC. Excuse me now as it seems that I must go buy a yarmulke, a Dashiki, some peyote, and a bagpipe.

    the Grit

    the Grit

    February 26, 2008 at 9:26 pm

  11. Hi Grit

    As Farrakhan proves, it must be a miserable existence when every thing you do, every decision you make, or every thought you think is filtered through the spectrum of race. Living a life such as that explains much, but alas a waste of life.

    So what you’re saying is that you are a mutt. I imagine it would be difficult to discover anyone on the planet who’s not to one extent or another.

    Lord Crimson

    Lord Crimson

    February 26, 2008 at 10:23 pm

  12. You guys are truly afraid.Lord Crimson knows that,fanning the flames of hate will always get a rise out of the public.Keep them frighten,right.

    bittersweettruth

    February 26, 2008 at 11:55 pm

  13. It is a new thought to me that Obama may have a agenda.. an Islamist one at that. Is he wearing a mask? Has anyone looked at his background and family in Kenya? Are they political muslims? If they are and there is trouble in that country currently.. are they involved? Then be wary.

    America expresses a lot of evangelical fundamentalist views in their politics and I feel that is dangerous, ie Bush.. and his holy war justified by looking to find approval from God. I hope that religion per say does not find a power place in American. But there is a place for a person of integrity with a heart for all people to dwell in peace.

    sheilawhittam

    February 26, 2008 at 11:59 pm

  14. All joking aside, think of Obama as the Tiger Woods of politics. He was born and grew up after the era of the 60’s, which polarized the U.S. so much, so all of that is somewhat foreign to him. He is extremely smart but not an ideologue and, contrary to a lot of paranoid suspicions which have absolutely no basis in fact, he has no agenda other than to do what he thinks only he can do–heal the division in U.S. society and solve some of our glaring problems. Whether he can actually do that or not is another matter, and is open to debate. However, if once is going to claim that he has some secret sinister agenda, then there will have to be more evidence than a picture of him wearing some ethnic costume.

    PB

    February 27, 2008 at 1:12 am

  15. As a Muslim, I do not endorse Senator Obama. I also do not understand why so many Muslims do back him. He has repeatedly insulted Muslims by his many denials that for him to be associated in any way with Muslims is abhorrent. So what if he was or wasn’t or is or isn’t a Muslim – or an Evangelist or a Mormon. The last time I checked that was not a crime. Also the last time I checked, American troops were supposedly in Iraq to HELP Muslims. Islam is not the enemy folks – Ignorance is. It is a shame that our kids in US schools are taught to dream that one day any one of them can become president regardless of race, sex or creed, when tomorrow they will grow up and find that they have been fed a lie. For more of this different view, check out my article regarding the hoopla surrounding the “turban picture”: http://us-foreign-affairs.suite101.com/article.cfm/diplomacy_and_obamas_turban_photo

    writer4truth

    February 27, 2008 at 5:38 am


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