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Friday, October 14, 2005

Why Minister Farrakhan is Still Relevant

While some people may suggest that Minister Farrakhan has lost his relevancy, I say that he is as relevant today as he has ever been.

In the days leading up to the Millions More Movement I've been listening to Minister Farrakhan speak about the state of the world today. I've seen him on C-SPAN, listened to him on NPR, and even watched an excerpt on FoxNews.

Minister Farrakhan is speaking the feelings of so many Black people across this nation, but not in a monolithic sense.

He speaks of self-responsibility and shedding reliance on government out of love, not out of contempt.

He speaks of the travesty of the conditions of the poorho live in the wealthiest nation on the planet.

He speaks of a foreign policy that is based on common sense and universal justice, not ideology and politricks.

While so many so-called leaders and playing the Liberal vs. Conservative game, Minister Farrakhan is speaking truth to power.

That is why Minister Farrakhan is still relevant in 2005.

Emancipated by Talib @ 11:18 AM

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One of the strengths I think Farrakhan has is his utter independence from any governmental structure. He's not a member of any party, not looking to become one, and isn't a traditional minister so no need for approval there either. So Farrakhan can speak to all black men regardless of those alliances.

But where Farrakhan founders is on institution-building. It's not enough to simply have marches, it's necessary to have some structure (even a 12-step kind of structure) so that the work continues all the time between marches.

Posted by Blogger CarolDuhart @ Saturday, October 15, 2005 5:56:00 AM #
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