Thursday, March 8, 2012
Update on the Farrakhan Speech at UC Berkeley
Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam
".......a sense of self-determination among conference attendees".
The UC Berkeley paper, Daily Californian, has published an article on the upcoming speaking appearance at Berkeley by Louis Farrakhan.
The Afrikan Black Coalition Conference. Has a nice friendly ring to it, doesn't it? Why the "k" in Afrikan? That goes back to the 1960s, when college protesters spelled the name of our country Amerika to imply a Nazi connection. Or possibly it has some connection to the old South African Afrikaans spelling. Who knows?
I also note that the Black Student Union is restricting who comes by a registration policy. Message: If you are not one of us, you are not welcome.
Oh, I am sure that others can register and attend if they want to hear themselves castigated by the hate-mongering Farrakhan and want to sit there in extreme discomfort as they listen to his anti-white, anti-Semitic, anti-homosexual tirades.
What a message the Black Student Union is sending to the rest of the campus. "We are separate." "We will sit and applaud the words of a hate-filled man, and if anyone is offended, tough." This is setting us back 40 years, folks. And what is this talk of "self-determination", for God's sake?
Louis Farrakhan is a man who never left the 1960's. His contributions and those of his organization to the Civil Rights movement, racial reconciliation, and integration are nil. Betty Shabazz, the late widow of Malcolm X, always believed that Farrakhan had some involvement in the conspiracy within the Nation of Islam to kill her husband.
Farrakhan has his right of free speech, and the show will go on. I hope someone will be there to document it because if he makes one anti-Semitic statement, which he probably will, then UC President Mark Yudof can never deny or downplay the anti-Semitic cancer that infests his whole UC system. Better yet, he should attend it. He's only a few miles away.