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.
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.”
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.