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("Quid coniuratio est?")
LOUIS FARRAKHAN -- 03/14/96
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[Farrakhan had recently returned from a trip to Africa and the Middle East.]
When they were saying, "Down with America! Down with Israel!" I says, "Stop!" I said, "Say, 'Up with God! Up with the Koran! Up with truth! Up with righteousness!' And when you go up with God and up with truth, you've already put the enemies of God and truth and righteousness down."
My role is the role of a teacher. And the sad thing is, you've got too many politicians and too few teachers. And ignorance is the worst enemy of the peoples of the earth! And America is full of it. [laughter]... Full of ignorance, that is. [laughter]
I wanted to tell you why I went [to Africa and to the Middle East], and the success that followed that trip.
I won't be long.
The Million Man March accomplished its objective, and then some. When something is of God, it goes beyond what we think and contemplate, or can figure. When something is supported by God, it is incalculable. Because you may be able to calculate Farrakhan, but you can't calculate what supports him. So you make mistakes in trying to handle me. And you are making grave mistakes in the way you treat me -- black and white.
When the Million Man March concluded... As you know in our minds (in our small minds) I saw the black male being castigated all over the earth (the black male in particular, black female too) with degenerate culture displayed in movies, in videos, in our recordings. Everything negative about us has been portrayed throughout the world. So that if we were slaughtered, the world would not give an outcry because of the way we look in the eyes of the world. I wanted, by the grace of God, to change that image. I know I couldn't do that by myself: it was not a Muslim thing. I never tried to proselytize faith. This is bigger than Muslim-Christian! But it is not bigger than faith. And therefore Christians and Muslims and agnostics and Pan-Africanists and nationalists and those of scholarship and those of no scholarship: we all had to work together to produce that effect. And by the grace of God, we did.
And I am happy to report to you that, to every country into which we travelled, the first thing that came out of the mouths of the heads of state as well as the common people: "We saw that Million Man March." They were touched! And the image of black America has been changed.
Now, I recognize that a vision came through me (it's not from me). And whether you may call it fortunate or unfortunate, the March propelled Louis Farrakhan, the Nation of Islam, and all of us who participated -- we all went up, together.
Now, the effect of the media: you paid no attention to the Million Man March at all, until approximately 3 weeks before the March when you knew you couldn't stop it. Then you had to find a way to hurt it.
From the very beginning, this was not a march against women, this was a march for women! It was a march in behalf of women! It was a march in atonement for what we have failed to do for our women and the abuse that we've heaped upon our women!
And some said, "Well, I've been a good father. I don't need to atone. I haven't got anything to atone for."
Just be quiet. [laughter] There is no human being on this earth, from the Pope on down -- or on up [laughter] -- that can say that they have nothing to atone for. All human beings are guilty of sin. And every one of us needs to get closer to God.
And the beauty of the Million Man March was, it was the first time that it was a God-centered march, a God-centered demonstration. And that is what accounted for the decorum; the peace; the tranquility; the brotherly love and affection: that over a million human beings could gather on the Washington Mall, and not one incident, not one arrest. We made history.
But after we made history, I went into a depression. Not elation, but depression. As I read the reports, I stopped. I couldn't read any more. I heard myself characterized, on television, by noted "commentators", as a "madman", a "nut". [mimics] "He's crazy. That's what he is." So befuddled were they at the success of the Million Man March, that the only thing they could think to do was to discredit me, and then to try to separate the message from the messenger. [mimics] "It was a good message. Ah... but that messenger's no good." [laughter]
Now all of you have Jesus, but you've been separated from His message. You've got the man, but you don't have His righteousness. So this "divide and conquer" is always at work! And at that time, they said, "This was not a march for black men. This was a coronation." A coronation. I could see. I could see my cross. Instead of saying, "King of the Jews" -- "King of the Negroes". I could almost see what was about to take place with me. And I told those with me: I said, "The crucifixion is not far behind this." Because those that know that they don't control me cannot allow me to continue.
Now let me just say a few words about the motive.
Why do you write like this? "He's 'grubbing' for money." "Grubbing". [laughter] "He has some debt with his new restaurant in Chicago." "He's 'grubbing.'" Why do you write like that? As though having debt is a crime. Well then you should write about your country -- 5 trillion dollars in debt. Who are you "grubbing" for? What are you "grubbing" for? [laughter and applause] As long as a president of the United States is pursuing a war in contravention of Congress... They send emissaries to the King of Arabia, to the Sultan of Brunei, didn't they? For what!? "Grubbing". [laughter] [mimics] "'Grubbing' for money." But the Washington Post and the Washington Times and the New York Times and the Atlanta Constitution never say, "They were 'grubbing' for money."
"Farrakhan is a traitor. He went to Libya and they shot down an American plane with American people on board. I bet you never talked about that!" Don't be so self-righteous now. You really care about the lives of the people on Pan-Am [flight 103]. We're human beings. We pain at the loss of those lives, any of us who travel on airplanes, to think that some nut would put a bomb in an airplane when you are rejoicing, going home to your family for Christmas? And a hole is blown into that plane when it's 37 thousand feet above? And that hole just causes the whole plane to blow apart? Human beings falling out of the sky? Can any human being who is sane and intelligent be happy over something like that?
But America acts as though this just happens to Americans. Was a Libyan jet shot down by Israel? Come on. Did it happen? Was an Iranian jet shot down by Americans, with 290 persons aboard? And according to what the Iranians said to us, America has never apologized! Nor offered compensation. Now is that right?
So are the Iranian lives less valuable than the American lives? Are the Libyan lives less valuable than the American lives? Are Israeli lives lost more valuable than all human beings on the earth?
You placed an embargo on Libya. Why? What is your reason? You used Pan-Am 103 as a justification. And you used the bombing of a discotheque in West Germany where two lives were lost as a justification to send bombers, out of England, to attempt the most expensive assassination attempt in the history of the world. But that's "O.K." because that's America! We can do what we want; we have the power.
Wrong is wrong. And if Khadaffi says, "I will turn over my nationals to be tried, but not in America. Not in England. Try my nationals in a neutral country." If you are so convinced that you have the truth, that Khadaffi and Libya did do it, let's bring the truth out! But don't use the media to try Libya in the media so that 87 percent of the American people, when there was an attack on Khadaffi, went along with it and said, "Hooray." You don't kill the heads of state of other nations with whom you disagree. You never tried that with Russia! You've never tried that with China! But you're so powerful, you pick on little nations: bringin' out your stealth bomber on Noriega, in Panama! Killing innocent people down there and lying to the American people, saying that you did not kill a whole host of people.
[...to be continued...]
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