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When a white police officer in Ohio shot and killed Ma’Khia Bryant, stopping her from plunging a butcher knife into the chest of an unarmed black teenager, the racial melodrama that is destroying the very fabric of American society reached what the “woke” refer to as an “inflection point.” At that moment, the narrative of the national lynch mob – verdict first, due process be damned – collided with an impossible reality: a white cop saving the life of a black child. Unable to resolve this dilemma, the woke mob simply refused to see it.
The verdict of George Floyd’s murder was a victory in accountability but not a victory towards abolition [of the police]. While we watched Derek Chauvin be convicted for murder, a Black child named Ma’Khia Bryant was murdered by police, proving there is no justice.
Patrisse Cullors is a racist whose sociopathic premise is: all cops are guilty and all black criminals are innocent. This is also the premise and rationale of all the riots and protests of the year just passed: White cops are racists, and blacks their innocent targets, even if they happen to be armed criminals resisting arrest. Through these ideological blinders, the Ohio event – a white cop rescuing an unarmed black teen about to be murdered by a knife-wielding black teen – was simply impossible. The fact that the knife-wielding black teen was shouting “I’m going to stab the fuck out of you, bitch” as she thrust a butcher knife towards her intended victim’s chest was just inconceivable. If white cops protected black victims from black criminals, the goal of abolishing the police could not be justified.
It is a truism that equality and justice require a single standard by which everyone is judged. There can be no justice if black people are innocent regardless of the facts, and whites are guilty despite them. This is a simple truth that everyone recognizes – except when it comes to race. Universally absent from such discussions, therefore, is a taboo subject: black racism. Yet, it is an incontrovertible fact that the overwhelming majority of homicides against blacks are committed by blacks. Moreover, the largest overtly racist organization in America today is black. The Nation of Islam is a racist religion, headed by America’s most virulent, anti-Semitic, anti-white, anti-gay bigot, who is also black: Louis Farrakhan. According to Wikipedia, the Nation of Islam has an estimated 50,000 members; currently, according to the same source, the Ku Klux Klan has 3,000.
In the theology of Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam, the white race was created 4,000 years ago by a mad scientist named Yakub. White people were created when Yakub extracted the “brown germ” from the “black germ,” diluting black blood and bringing into being a morally inferior strain of humanity — “white blue-eyed devils,” – who became the scourge of humanity. “The whole Caucasian race,” proclaimed Farrakhan’s predecessor and mentor, Elijah Muhammad, is an “evil and murderous race” of “devils.” Like KKK grand dragons of old, but with the colors reversed, Farrakhan has called the white man both the “anti-Christ” and subhuman.
In a sermon delivered in 2011, Farrakhan said: “There is no human being on earth that has murdered more living things than the Caucasian. He is a murderer and a liar.” “White folks … cannot be reformed [because] you cannot reform a devil…. You have to kill the devil.” In a sermon delivered in July 2015 Farrakhan said:
I’m looking for 10,000 … fearless men who say death is sweeter than continued life under [white] tyranny…. [I]f the federal government won’t intercede in our affairs, then we must rise up and kill those who kill us; stalk them and kill them and let them feel the pain of death that we are feeling!
Despite – or maybe because of – these views, Farrakhan is arguably one of the most influential black voices in politics today. One of his disciples is Al Sharpton, the MSNBC host, racial arsonist, and principal eulogist at the black martyr George Floyd’s memorial. In a notable speech in 1994 at Kean College, Sharpton boasted,
White folks was in the cave while we [blacks] was building empires … We built pyramids before Donald Trump ever knew what architecture was … we taught philosophy and astrology and mathematics before Socrates and them Greek homos ever got around to it.
In the same speech, Sharpton claimed that America’s founders consisted of “the worst criminals, the rejects they sent from Europe … to the colonies.” “So [if] some cracker,” he continued, “come and tell you ‘Well, my mother and father blood go back to the Mayflower,’ you better hold you pocket. That ain’t nothing to be proud of. That means their forefathers was crooks.”
Despite these views, every Democrat presidential candidate in the 2020 primaries sought Sharpton’s endorsement and vouched for him as a “civil rights leader.” They did so in part because he was President Barack Obama’s “point man” on “civil rights.” In August 2014, Politico.com published a feature story titled, “How Al Sharpton Became Obama’s Go-To Man on Race.” The piece stated that “Sharpton not only visits the White House frequently, he often texts or emails with senior Obama officials such as [Valerie] Jarrett and Attorney General Eric Holder.” From January 2009 through December 2014, Sharpton visited the Obama White House on 72 separate occasions, including five one-on-one meetings with the president and 20 meetings with staff members or senior advisers.
In 1994, Malik Zulu Shabazz, now the National President of Black Lawyers for Justice, praised Farrakhan, his mentor Elijah Muhamad, and “the Black revolution.” At a “Black African Holocaust Nationhood Conference” which was held as a prelude to Farrakhan’s Million Man March in October 1995, Shabazz stated that “America should be glad that every black man is not on a killing spree for all the suffering they [white Americans] have done.” He then introduced the conference’s keynote speaker, Khalid Abdul Muhammad, infamous for saying “[t]here is a little bit of Hitler in all white people,” and for advising blacks that “[t]here are no good crackers, and if you find one, kill him before he changes.” Shabazz described Muhammad as “a man who gives the white man nightmares,” “a man who makes the Jews pee in they [sic] pants at night,” and a man who was “like black Raid on white roaches.”
Fourteen-term Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee is on record saying, “All those who wore sheets a long time ago have now lifted them off and started wearing, uh, clothing, uh, with a name, say, I am part of the Tea Party.” In July 2005, Jackson Lee was one of numerous Congressional Black Caucus members who met with Farrakhan and took photographs with him. Jackson Lee also introduced a 2006 Farrakhan sermon at a Houston mosque, where she praised the Nation of Islam for having “always been on the forefront of leadership without apologies.”
One of Farrakhan’s more notorious leadership forefonts has been his hate America foreign policy. In November 2018, he traveled to Iran to chant “Death to America” and “Death to Israel. In 2013 Congressman Andre Carson joined New York Rep. Gregory Meeks and then-Minnesota Rep. (and later DNC chairman) Keith Ellison to attend a dinner hosted by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, where Farrakhan was also on hand.
In 2011, current House Majority Whip James T. Clyburn, the kingmaker who clinched Joe Biden’s nomination for president, shared a stage with Farrakhan who discussed the notorious anti-Semitic screed of the Nation of Islam called The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews. The book claims that there is “irrefutable evidence” that Jews “kidnapped Black Africans disproportionately more than any other ethnic or religious group in New World History.” After Farrakhan spoke about the need for blacks to pool their resources and work together, Clyburn said: “I want to thank Minister Farrakhan for offering up a number of precepts that we ought to adhere to.” When Jewish organizations criticized Clyburn for having appeared at the event, the congressman said he was “not bothered in the least bit” by the criticisms.
In a February 2018 interview, Congressman Danny Davis, who had obtained the permit for Farrakhan’s Million Man March, attended by hundreds of thousands of blacks, heralded Farrakhan as “an outstanding human being who commands a following of individuals who are learned and articulate, and [who] plays a big role in the lives of thousands and thousands and thousands and thousands of people.”
In 2018, Congresswoman and “Squad” member Ayanna Pressley held a campaign event with Nation of Islam members outside the Muhammad Mosque No. 11 in Boston. Two years later, she went to the House floor and said: “Centuries of institutionalized oppression will not be undone overnight, for racism in America is as structural as the marble pillars of this very institution.”
In 2013, current Georgia Senator Raphael Warnock, who at the time was the senior pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, declared: “It was the Black Muslims who challenged Black preachers and said, ‘you’re promulgating … the White man’s religion. And that’s a slave religion…. We’ve needed the witness of the Nation of Islam … to put a fire under us and keep us honest.” In an October 2016 speech, Warnock said: “America needs to repent for its worship of whiteness.” In June 2017 he said: “Racism is America’s preexisting condition.”
In 2002, 15-term Congresswoman Maxine Waters attended a Nation of Islam convention at which Louis Farrakhan stated that because the United States was supplying Israel with military equipment and weaponry, Palestinians had no choice but to engage in suicide bombings. At one point during the proceedings, Farrakhan told the audience: “We have Maxine Waters here, our great congresswoman from this area.”
In early 2006, Waters and at least three fellow members of the Congressional Black Caucus — Barbara Lee, Al Green, and William Jefferson — met with Farrakhan to discuss how the U.S. government should respond to the devastation that Hurricane Katrina had inflicted on the Gulf Coast a few months earlier. Farrakhan praised Waters and the other CBC members for the statements they had made on that crisis at a recent House Financial Services Subcommittee meeting and asked them to “tell me how I can be of service.”
During a Martin Luther King Day event at Al Sharpton‘s National Action Network in January 2019, House Democratic Caucus chairman Hakeem Jeffries likened President Trump to a Ku Klux Klan leader, calling him “a hater in the White House” and “the grand wizard of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.”
In a June 2020 interview, former Black Panther leader and current congressman Bobby Rush told Politico that, “The Chicago Fraternal Order of Police is the most rabid, racist body of criminal lawlessness by police in the land. It stands shoulder to shoulder with the Ku Klux Klan then, and the Ku Klux Klan now.” When the Daily Caller contacted Rush and a number of his fellow Congressional Black Caucus members to ask if they would be willing to publicly denounce Louis Farrakhan, Rush and 19 others declined not only to denounce him, but also to issue any comment at all regarding his infamous anti-Semitic, anti-white ravings.
Tamika Mallory, a leader of Black Lives Matter and the Women’s March, claims that “white Jews, as white people, uphold white supremacy.” In May 2017, Mallory posted a photograph of herself with Farrakhan on Instagram, describing him as “the GOAT,” an acronym for “the Greatest Of All Time.”
Reverend Jeremiah Wright was Barack Obama’s political advisor, spiritual mentor and personal confidant for twenty years. In a sermon at Howard University, Wright said: “Racism is still alive and well. Racism is how this country was founded, and how this country is still run.” Condemning “the milky white way of life,” Wright has attributed black-on-black crime to a racist white culture that gets “white racist DNA running through the synapses of [black people’s] brain tissue.”
An unapologetic admirer of Farrakhan, Wright regards him as “one of the most important voices in the 20th and 21st century.” Wright accompanied Farrakhan on a 1984 trip to meet with Farrakhan’s friend, the Libyan dictator Muammar Qadhafi. He helped organize Farrakhan’s Million Man March and later described it as “a once in a lifetime, amazing experience.” When a number of prominent African Americans counseled fellow blacks to boycott the demonstration because of Farrakhan’s history of hateful rhetoric, Wright derided those critics as “‘Negro’ leaders,” “colored’ leaders,” “Oreos,” “house niggras,” and “darkies” who were guilty of “Uncle Tomism.”
In 2007, Wright said: “Minister Farrakhan will be remembered as one of the 20th and 21st century giants of the African American religious experience. His integrity and honesty have secured him a place in history as one of the nation’s most powerful critics.” On October 10, 2015 — the 20th anniversary of Farrakhan’s Million Man March — Wright spoke at a Nation of Islam event in Washington titled “Justice or Else!” — the precise rationale for the Black Lives Matter riots: “No Justice, no peace.”
Harvard University professor Cornel West has branded the U.S. a “racist patriarchal” nation where “white supremacy” continues to define everyday life. “White America,” he writes, “has been historically weak-willed in ensuring racial justice and has continued to resist fully accepting the humanity of blacks.” West is a close personal friend of Farrakhan’s, whom he refers to as “my dear brother.” West served as an advisor and organizer for Farrakhan’s Million Man March and passionately defends him, lamenting that Farrakhan has been “demonized by the mainstream.”
The late Derrick Bell was the founder of Critical Race Theory, which the Biden White House is currently foisting on America’s school children. Bell was an acolyte of Farrakhan, describing him as “smart and super articulate,” and calling him, “perhaps the best living example of a black man ready, willing and able to ‘tell it like it is’ regarding who is responsible for racism in this country.” Among Farrakhan’s telling-it-like-it-is statements, is this: “I wonder, will you recognize Satan. I wonder if you will see the satanic Jew and the Synagogue of Satan…because Satan has deceived the whole world.” In a 1992 interview, Bell summed up his feelings: “I see Louis Farrakhan as a great hero for the people.”
It is safe to say that no white supremacist in America today wields a modicum of the influence that Louis Farrakhan and his noxious racism exert on the Democrat Party, Black Lives Matter, and black America generally. No white supremacist organization could mobilize a Million Man March as a manifestation of its strength, or call on such an array of congressional leaders for moral and political support. No Republican members of Congress hold such rabidly racist views as Al Sharpton, Maxine Waters, Ayana Pressley, Hakeem Jeffries, James Clyburn and other prominent Democrats too numerous to mention in a relatively short article. Yet a wall of silence hides this disturbing reality from view.
Consequently, there is no discussion of the influence of black supremacists and black racists on the violent actions of Black Lives Matter, criminal interactions with the police, or the obvious anti-white racism of the Democrat Party and the Critical Race Theory doctrines it is promoting in America’s schools. According to Justice Department statistics, there are over half a million violent interracial crimes involving blacks and whites in the course of a year. According to those same statistics, 90 percent of those crimes are committed by blacks against whites. Common sense should tell us that as long as black racism cannot be discussed, Americans cannot possibly advance the cause of racial justice, racial equality or racial peace.
David Horowitz is the founder of the David Horowitz Freedom Center and the author of the newly published book, The Enemy Within: How a Totalitarian Movement Is Destroying America.
John Perazzo is the editor of DiscoverTheNetworks.org—an encyclopedic guide to the political Left and a project of the David Horowitz Freedom Center. He is the author of Black Lives Matter: Marxist Hate Dressed Up As Racial Justice.