Black People Politics : Nation of Islam's Louis Farrakhan: 'We need to put the American flag down'

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    Nation of Islam's Louis Farrakhan: 'We need to put the American flag down'


    While speaking at the Metropolitan AME Church in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan attacked the American flag, radio station WMAL reported. The outspoken Farrakhan fulfilled a prediction made by Rush Limbaugh earlier this week ...


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    Nation of Islam head Louis Farrakhan advocates pulling down U.S. flag.
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    http://www.examiner.com/article/nat...rrakhan-we-need-to-put-the-american-flag-down



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    Is he still around? Poor Louis. Still stuck in the 60s. Nothing sadder than man who doesn't realize his 15 minutes are up.
     
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    Do not underestimate Farrakhan's wordsmith skills used in circumventing the trap set by none other than Rush Limbaugh and others. I'm sure Farrakhan saw this coming far in advance, as well as, the task it would take to cause America to capitulate and re-design the flag.

    Farrakhan said this, "We need to put the American flag down," not pull it down. And then he goes on to explain how with this, "Well now," he said, lowering his voice, "we're gonna pull the flag down." It's "as easy as pulling your pants down."

    At this point, and contrary to Limbaugh's prediction, Farrakhan is safe from fingers pointed in his direction that he's for taking down the American flag. Farrakhan goes on to say this, "We want justice under that flag," he added. “What the hell is the use of us paying allegiance to a flag under which we get no justice?” he asked.

    No one, not even you, KMeister can successfully rebut Farrakhan's argument that Black folk have suffered tremendously under the America flag, its undisputed. We continue to seek justice, hence the current Black Lives Matter movement suggests justice is stuck, late on arrival, and the fight for it continues.

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    The man just plain taks too much. That's not all he said. According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution:
    He added that when the police took suspected shooter Dylann Roof to Burger King, they were saying, “You did a good job. Kill all them [expletive].”
    http://www.ajc.com/news/news/national/louis-farrakhan-we-need-put-american-flag-down/nmknZ/

    It's also undisputed that black people have prospered tremendously under the American flag. We live in a country with one of the highest standards of living in the world. The collective black American incomes and GDP surpasses that of over 3/4 of all the countries of the world. I'm sure we would agree our plight here in America is not what it should be. That acknowledged, I suggest not that we put the flag down. Rather, we should raise it up and demand that our country live up to its ideals. That is only something that can be achieved when we fully participate in its institutions, not opt out. You don't get to make the rules of the game if you don't play.
     
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    Exactly, By Any Means Necessary:

    https://destee.com/threads/white-male-kills-9-at-black-church.83674/page-15#post-921776


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    I heard this point of view from another African American man along these same lines too, and I find it is an interesting point. He said that it wasn't under the confederate flag that many of us suffered, but under the American flag, and I was so surprised to realize this truth. Then I thought, well, it was in 1776 that this American flag was raised and our people were in chattel slavery for about another 89 more years under this American flag!

    Man!

    It also seems to me that this confederate flag issue could also be used as a decoy to divert attention which ever way the system wants it to go for the benefit of the union and not so much as the people. Nevertheless, the issue is very valid.
     
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    This point of view taken by Farrakhan and the other person you know, should be common knowledge with most African Americans, especially those of us on this site.

    For we know that America, under the current flag, has yet to even pay us Reparations. The first step of reconciling past atrocities.

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    America has no reason to pay "us" reparations. Reparations are not paid to an amorphous racial group. Reparations are paid when specific people can make a legal claim traced to specific harm to specific individuals. Farrakan's remarks about putting the flag down are just a pathetic attempt to garner attention by a man well past his prime who has become irrelevant. He's the black Sarah Palin.
     
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    Reparations Movement Growing Strong...Closer than you think
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    Reparations...sounds like a pipe dream to me. I admit I haven't kept up to date on the subject but from what I understand, attempts to obtain "reparations" through the courts in the U.S have been unsuccessful. Have I missed anything?
     
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