By Mick Dumdell
Ah, sweet mystery of life at last I’ve found you! From Breitbart we learn that Louis Farrakhan is channeling his inner Nelson Eddy in calling for 10,000 stout hearted men!
Last week in Miami at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Nation of Islam head Louis Farrakhan said he was looking for “10,000 fearless men” to “rise up and kill those who kill us; stalk them and kill them and let them feel the pain of death that we are feeling!”
Farrakhan said “I’m looking for 10,000 in the midst of a million. Ten thousand fearless men who say death is sweeter than continued life under tyranny. Death is sweeter than continuing to live and bury our children while the white folks give our killers hamburgers. Death is sweeter than watching us slaughter each other to the joy of a 400-year-old enemy. Death is sweeter. The Quran teaches persecution is worse than slaughter. Then it says retaliation is prescribed in matters of the slain. Retaliation is a prescription from God to calm the breasts of those whose children have been slain. So if the federal government won’t intercede in our affairs, then we must rise up and kill those who kill us; stalk them and kill them and let them feel the pain of death that we are feeling!”
The official newspaper of the Nation of Islam, founded in 1979 by Minister Louis Farrakhan, “The Final Call,” published the sermon excerpt as part of its “Justice Or Else” theme of the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March event set for October 10, 2015, in Washington, D.C.
For those of you who don’t get the Nelson Eddy reference, here is the rousing call to action song from New Moon:
Personally, I was very motivated by Dr. Farrakhan’s speech, and would join him except for the regrettable fact that I am white. They probably wouldn’t trust me.
Yours very truly,
FootNote 1. The Image is from the 1940 film, New Moon.
FootNote 2. The caption. This idiom was made famous by Tennessee Ernie Ford:
In 1954, he filmed three episodes of “I Love Lucy,” which turned him into a household name. Playing the country bumpkin Cousin Ernie, Ford is well remembered for calling Ricky Ricardo “Cousin Ricky Rick-er-due” and for telling Lucy, “You got quite a hitch in your get-along.”