Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is so desperate to do something about rampant violence in his long beleaguered city that he recently characterized the Nation of Islam as wanting to help “protect the community.”
Louis Farrakhan, whose official title is “honorable minister,” isn’t exactly my idea of a protector.
For one thing, he hates white people, once describing the entire race as “potential humans” who “haven’t evolved yet.”
There’s a long history of anti-Semitic statements from the “honorable minister’s” mouth.
Here’s one example of many:
How did we get a Black president? Because those Satanic Jews know the time that this is the time of your separation from them that God wants to give you a land of your own as the cornerstone of the Kingdom of God. You didn't see when they got in the room and said ‘we have to deceive them and through them deceive the entire world.’ How could they be the chosen of God and leading the world into filth and indecency? [Speech at Mosque Maryam, Chicago, 10/3/10]
Emanuel and his fellow politicos’ whitewashing Farrakhan’s character is nothing new.
Had it not been for political elitists, Germany may not have produced the Holocaust.
Erik Larson details the political climate of the 1930s in his remarkable book In the Garden of Beasts.
Have you ever asked yourself why the Democrat in the White House before World War II did nothing as Jews and others deemed unacceptable by the Nazis were slaughtered by the Third Reich?
Political elitists claimed if they spoke out, it might cause German Jews more problems. The American Jewish Congress wanted to hold marches and boycotts of German goods, and members were very frustrated with Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “failure to speak out,” wrote Larson.
There was a real reason behind the political façade.
Larson explained how speaking out “could impair Germany’s ability to pay its bond debts to American holders.”
Larson also wrote:
[N]ational City Bank and Chase National Bank held over one hundred million dollars in German bonds, which Germany at this point was proposing to pay back at a rate of thirty cents on the dollar.”
As a result, the Third Reich grew into a powerful entity that ultimately would murder millions of innocents, all because so-called leaders placed politics above decency.
(Commentary by Kay B. Day/July 26, 2012)