The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan: Whores cannot lead this nation. Whores cannot make democracy work if you can be bought and paid for. Somebody’s got to tell the truth on our leaders who are bought and paid for!
Minister Louis Farrakhan sat down with TV One’s Roland Martin for an exclusive hour-long interview on NewsOne Now to discuss the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March and the upcomingJustice Or Else rally slated to take place on October 10th, 2015.
During the one-hour exclusive, Min. Farrakhan discussed the meaning of the Justice Or Else title to commemorate the historic march. Farrakhan referenced Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking out about the 1968 sanitation worker strike in Memphis, Tenn.
“We have to find a way to redistribute the pain,” Farrakhan said, citing King.
“He talked about going to businesses that benefited from Black dollars and he said, ‘We have to now withdraw our economic support, so that those who give us pain can receive some pain in return,’” he continued.
The African-American community wields between $1.1 and $1.5 trillion in consumer power, which makes ‘Black people a carcass where all the vultures gather to suck the life out of us,’ Farrakhan added.
“You’re either going to treat us right, or we’re going to withdraw from you our economic support,” he said.
“We intend to boycott Christmas, but not Jesus,” said Farrakhan. “So on Black Friday, we won’t be there.”
Originally published 5.24.10
As the nation continues to crawl its way out of the economic quicksand that sunk the entire globe into a fiscal depression, Minister Louis Farrakhan warned African Americans that the United States has no intentions of recovering the entire country when it gets back on its feet. Some demographics, particularly black men, are being deliberately disenfranchised from America’s wealth.
On a â€œDiscussion on the State of Black Men in America,â€ Farrakhan pontificated on the state of black men from the time of the Million Man March in 1995 to the election of the first African American president in a wide-ranging, two-hour discussion with Roland Martin aboard the Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage.
The controversial militant minister use an Old Testament passage as an analogy to explain todayâ€™s plight of black men. He said when the Egyptians were contemplating a response to the exploding Jewish population, Pharaoh huddled with his closest advisers: Letâ€™s deal wisely with them, less they multiply, join on with an enemy of ours and come against us.
â€œSo what was Pharaohâ€™s plan?â€ Farrakhan asked rhetorically. â€œKill all the boy babies, spare the female,â€ he paraphrased the biblical passage. â€œYou see all these black men out of work, with employment rates far out of proportion to the national average. So now you have a black man at home and his wife is working. And when a woman is taking care of her man, she is really raising her first child.â€
Farrakhan stressed that blacks, particularly black men, need to become entrepreneurs and the black community as a whole should practice the philosophy of â€œcooperative economicsâ€ and â€œpool our resourcesâ€ in order to survive the economic downturn and then thrive when the country rebounds fully. â€œThey have no intention of helping black men. Corporations believe they can satisfy both minority requirements by hiring a black woman instead of a qualified black man,â€ he said.
Black institutions, Farrakhan implored, must be accountable and step outside of the comforts of the four walls of the church to address the needs of the people who surround and support their churches as they did a generation ago.
â€œThereâ€™s a church on every corner. Preachers are everywhere. And next to that church may be a crack house. And thereâ€™s prostitution and gang violence. We cannot stay in the church or the mosque with people who think theyâ€™re so holy. We have to get out into the streets where the problems are and deal with our young people,â€ Farrakhan said to rousing applause. â€“terry shropshire
Original Rolling Out Article Link: Farrakhan on Tom Joyner Cruise: America Will Not Help All Its Citizens Recover
(Photos courtesy of the Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage and Rolling Out)
Thank you to Tom Joyner for always supporting Minister Farrakhan and thank you to Rolling Out for this great article!!–Brother Jesse