Who Can Lie? Farrakhan

Context is everything, especially when one is spreading anti-Semitic calumny. That is when you will mostly want to omit the context. It’s often the only way to make lies sound truthful. So if you are Louis Farrakhan, that’s what you do: you omit the context.

And that is what Louis Farrakhan did in this clip in which he calls on Kanye West not to “bow to Jewish pressure.”

On November 28, Kanye West said, “Man, let me tell you something about George Bush and oil money and Obama and no money. People want to say Obama can’t make these moves or he’s not executing. That’s because he ain’t got those connections. Black people don’t have the same level of connections as Jewish people. Black people don’t have the same connection as oil people.”

See now here’s the thing: I’m Jewish and I don’t have the same level of connections as President Obama. If I did, I’d sure make better use of the trillions of dollars I don’t have to create policy that actually works. But you see, I’m not the President, so I just don’t have the level of connections that President Obama does, which means I can’t do any of those things.

As a Jew, I can’t hire people who actually know how to take the huge government contracts awarded to them on the basis of nepotism and create functional websites because I don’t have the level of connections that President Obama has. I can’t lie and get elected on the basis of saying that people can keep things if they like them. I can’t get the media to say that it wasn’t really a lie, because as a Jew, I just don’t have the same level of media connections as President Obama.

I can’t draw red lines on Syria and then retreat because as someone who isn’t President Obama, I don’t have the same kind of connections to Putin that President Obama has.

I can’t get my people to cover for me and say that Benghazi and the murder of an American ambassador was about a movie, because I’m just a Jew and Jews don’t have those kinds of connections willing to go up to bat and lie to the America people at press conferences, not like black people, not like say, President Obama.

Heck, I don’t even have “people.” I write copy at Kars for Kids, for crying out loud.

Note that Farrakhan gives Foxman a claw. (youtube screenshot)

Note that Farrakhan gives Foxman an evil claw. (youtube screenshot)

But I digress. Because this was supposed to be about Farrakhan more than it was supposed to be about Kanye. And the thing is he didn’t give any context. He didn’t mention the President. Not once.

The closest he came was this reference to the Jews as a whole, “No, you’re not all powerful. But you’re certainly powerful. And you control the levels of government.”

All His

In this, Farrakhan hints that President Obama is not responsible, for instance, for the current disaster that is Obamacare. Note that this health plan has been dubbed “Obamacare” because it was meant to be the centerpiece of this President’s presidential aspirations, wholly of his own design. By naming it Obamacare, the President takes full credit for the health care plan that is all his doing and his alone.

Farrakhan would have us believe, as does Kanye West, that all of the President’s failures are due to his lack of connections and his blackness rather than to his lack of prowess as a president. It’s the fault of the Jews that Obama has succeeded at nothing.  It’s the fault of the Jews that the economy is a failure, that unemployment is high, that people don’t have health care or homes.

And we know what happened the last time people blamed a failed economy and other statecraft failures on the Jews. We know what the proposed solution was to that problem, now don’t we? And we know just how far people went toward fulfilling that goal.

Blow It Off?

Until now, most people dismissed Farrakhan out of hand as a nut-job. Which he is. But with America going to Hell in a hand basket, Iran on the verge of getting the bomb, and anti-Semitism at an all-time high, I’m not sure we can continue to make light of these venom-filled speeches against the Jews.

I think we’ve got to speak out and expose the lies as they occur.

About Varda Epstein

A third-generation-born Pittsburgher on her mother’s mother’s side, Varda moved to Israel 34 years ago and is a crazy political animal who spams people with right wing political articles on Facebook in between writing about education as the communications writer at Kars for Kids, raising her 12 children, and noshing constantly on fried food


  • Dan Loriel

    Bravo to Israel for having universal health coverage. Bravo to every modern country for having universal health coverage. Bravo to President Obama for moving the United States toward univeral health coverage.

    • http://judeanrose.blogspot.com Varda

      Yeah. Sure. Lemme know when that happens.

      • Dan Loriel

        Bravo to President Obama for moving the United States toward univeral health coverage.

        • Varda Epstein

          Do you have any other settings?

          • MohammedTheTeddyBear

            EVentually, it’s algorithim will get around to the “RAAAACIST!!” subroutine…….

            • Dan Loriel

              You’re right– Kanye West is a racist against Jews.

              That doesn’t mean President Obama does not deserve praise for emulating Israel and every other advanced country in attempting to bring universal health coverage to the United States.

              • http://judeanrose.blogspot.com Varda

                But he hasn’t emulated Israel or any other advanced country. And if you like your plan and your doctor, you can’t keep them and the website doesn’t work. Major screw up. It doesn’t work after all this time and money invested. So what the heck are you peddling? He emulated no one and accomplished getting elected on the basis of LIES.

                • Dan Loriel

                  You’re right, the Israeli health system is much more socialistic than the American system with Obamacare. Again, you are right, the Israeli health system is much more highly regulated by the government than the American health system with Obamacare. A high degree of regulation allows the Israeli healthcare system to provide high quality healthcare to all at about half the cost of the American system. So you are right that Obama did not emulate Israel’s system in detail– he adopted the market based system advocated by conservative think tanks in the United States for years, and implemented by Mitt Romney, the Republican governor of Massachusetts. So I agree with you, Obama erred in not emulating the Israeli system enough. He should have advocated a much more highly govenment-regulated system, financed by progressive taxes, like the Israeli system. So I agree with you there.

                  He did emulate Israel and every other advanced country, however, in attempting to move the United States toward universal healthcare, so I salute him for that.

                  I am sure you are as happy as I am to hear all the good news about the improvement in the operation of the website. Technical errrors on a website can be frustrating, and the whole issue can so easily be used as a diversion to the credulous.

                  • http://judeanrose.blogspot.com Varda

                    He did no such thing. He implemented a broken system. I haven’t heard any good news at all.

                    • Dan Loriel

                      I agree with you, the right wing media– Fox News, hate radio such as Limbaugh and his imitators– have as usual skewed their coverage to hide the facts. Just like the mainstream media skews its coverage against Israel. They both follow discourses of demonization– for the Guardian and sadly often the NY Times, everything Israel does is portrayed in the worst light possible– malicious intent is imputed to every action, context is omitted, etc— you know the drill. Likewise in the right wing media, everything Obama and the Democrats do is portrayed in the worst light possible. Misinformation permeates the coverage. So it’s no wonder you haven’t heard about the improved performance of the website, and the increasing enrollment numbers.

  • Varda Epstein

    I hear it’s slightly less disastrous. But only slightly. Nowhere near target. And new problems are cropping up every day. It’s in the mainstream media, too. Not just on Fox. And not just Republicans.

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