…I agreed with Louis Farrakhan (Washington Post–August 14th):
‘Farrakhan, in Washington for events to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Million Man March, including a rally tomorrow on the Mall, blasted federal anti-poverty efforts over the last 30 years as hypocritical attempts to either win votes or temporarily pacify the downtrodden. But, in keeping with his self-help message, Farrakhan said that before any progress can be made, black people must spend less and produce more rather than immediately seek government help.’
“We’re tired of begging others to do for us what we have the capacity to do for ourselves,” he said. “If you don’t have a desire to help yourself, nobody will help you.”‘
…and then he blew it (Washington Post August 16th) by calling for reparations and then hinting back to his theories of evil racists bombing the levees in New Orleans.
Why have a theme of unity and pulling a community up by it’s bootstraps if all we’re going to talk about is the past and racial divisiveness. Martin Luther King is probably rolling over in his grave…along with Frederick Douglas and Booker T Washington.
Posted at 01:30 pm by Logipundit