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Submitted by Kevin (United States), Jul 13, 2010 at 23:59

Who'd a thunk it? Farrakhan is an anti-Semite?

This is like telling me that water tends to be wet. I don't think he really expects anything to come of this, this screed/manifesto/diatribe is for the pre-convinced only. His veiled threats and dog-whistle phrases are hollow, but the possibility of someone taking this to 'the next level' does exist. Then he will carefully parse his words to demonstrate that he did not actually incite or encourage them.

A blowhard, but possibly a dangerous blowhard. Expose and ridicule, then ignore him. But keep tabs on him, because he is one step removed from dangerous actions.

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