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Black Demagogues and Pseudo Scholars

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Submitted by Wallace Edward Brand (United States), Jul 13, 2010 at 10:37

The best response to Farrakhan's claims, in my opinion, is the Op Ed published in the New York Times many years ago by that title. It was written by black Professor Henry Louis Gates at Harvard, who more recently was in the public eye for his disagreement with the Cambridge police. You can find his Op Ed at: http://www.raceandhistory.com/historicalviews/gates22.htm

He shows that the case against the Jews for controlling the slave trade is refuted by the very historians cited in the footnotes of the book constructed by the pseudo scholars hired by Farrakhan. He also shows that the black animus against the Jews is no longer from the bottom up, from the blacks in the ghettos motivated by their dealings with Jewish landlords and storekeepers. This animus has migrated to the Koreans. The current black animus against the Jews comes from the top down. The elitist blacks do not want to attribute their success to others, but only to "black power". So this animus is not despite the former disproportionate help by the Jews to the civil rights movement, but rather because of it.

He concludes that the aphorism "No good turn goes unpunished" fits well. The op ed shows how and when some blacks split off from the integrationist movement, and committed to Islam and some to Judiasm. We now know, owing to Obama's Presidency, that others such as Jeremiah Wright and the Trinity Church became black centrists, embracing "Black Liberation Theology". Reading the ideology of Black Liberation Theology can be scary. Erik Rush, a black columnist, points out that Obama has never responded to questions about Black Liberation Theology, even written questions. Read for yourself "A Black Theology of Liberation (Ethics and Society) by James H. Cone or even the reviews of that book at Amazon.com.

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