News Flash: I Agree With Louis Farrakhan
Asked about Barack Obama: "I like him very much. I'm not saying I'm going to vote for him, but I like him. Because he's fresh." (Farrakhan neglected to mention if Obama was still articulate and clean, as Joe Biden informed us a while back.)
Asked if Obama is "the answer to George Bush" (and this is where it gets really interesting): "No. I think he's capable of being an answer. But who will provide him with the money so he can contend with Mrs. Clinton and her big bank, or Giuliani and McCain and their growing bank? So the people that bankroll you, they're the ones that ultimately call the tune.... I'm saying that no matter who sits in the White House, if you don't uproot the structure that corrupts them you still don't have a President. You have a figurehead."
Asked "Do you think Barack Obama can do that?": "No. Absolutely not. He knows some of the ugliness of politics because he's been in it long enough. But the real wickedness of the face of politics, you're looking right into the face of Satan himself. And Satan doesn't intend to be uprooted by an upstart from Chicago. Or Mrs. Clinton from New York."
Fascinating stuff from a man who has so often been a self-caricature, surrounded by his posse of bow-tied Farra-clones. It's amazing what age and facing your own mortality can do to your perspective. How seldom we listen to the quiet voices of the aged and wise as they're drowned out by the young and passionate.
I'm very glad to hear someone with the courage and insight to recognize that there are no white hats in Washington any more. There are just people who have been bought with the special interest money you paid into, running against the people who have been bought by the special interests you didn't.
There was a time when you could walk up to the White House and knock on the door to make an appointment with the President. Obviously, John Wilkes Booth had a big hand in changing that, as did population explosion and the celebritization of elected office. But the structure is so corporate now that it's not only hard to believe in these clowns, it's nearly impossible not to disbelieve all of them. Rhetoric, election, and politics supersede national interest on a daily basis: just look at how both sides (especially the right) are kowtowing to illegal aliens, trying to court their future vote while leaving our borders wide open for drug- and human-smugglers, not to mention potential WMD-smugglers. And the left's constant moving of the goal posts in the Middle East is the most obvious electioneering in my lifetime: voting for the war, then complaining about it, then running on ending the war, then non-binding resolutions, then confirming a new commander in Iraq, then threatening to de-fund hm and dictating his time table months before any changes in the situation on the ground could possibly become apparent.
If there is any point to the political content on this blog, it is this: There are no white hats here. Don't blindly trust your heroes on either side of the aisle. They are NOT working for you.
Farrakhan's right. Follow the money. The marionette strings lead into Hell.