Topic: Decline of the West
This story caught my eye, and the lede cracked me up:
BERKELEY, Calif.— Nation of Islam minister Louis Farrakhan delivered a speech to hundreds at the University of California Berkeley Saturday and some students took issue with parts of his message.
Imagine that! A racist, anti-Semetic, hate-spewing kook makes a speech at a major American university—and some students had the politically incorrect audacity to find his remarks objectionable!
In a speech to the Afrikan Black Coalition Conference (note the “k” in “Afrikan,” incidentally—very trendy!), “Minister” Farrakhan opined that the wicked Jews control the the American government and media. Needless to say, some students, Jews particularly, found this statement disturbing. Perhaps they recalled Hitler’s characterization of thre Weimar regime as the “Jew Republic.”
That the University of California Berkeley tolerates the presence on campus of a horrific racist like Farrakhan is dispiriting enough. Worse still, however, was the rauturous response he received from black students. “What I got out of it was how we as black students can take our education and utilize it to build the black community back up," one said. How’s that? By launching a pogrom against the Jews? As long as the black community accepts a truly evil person like Farrakhan as its spokesman and champion, it will never escape the abyss of poverty and failure in which it is mired. Such attitudes do have consequences.