All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. –Arthur Schopenhauer
(FinalCall.com) – On June 26, 2010, The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan put the Jewish community on notice that the so-called Black/Jewish relationship will no longer be framed by a slave—slavemaster mentality. On that day he issued a monumental and historic letter to America’s Jewish leadership and released two books uncovering the sordid history of the Black/Jewish relationship in the slavery and Jim Crow eras, a history that proves beyond any doubt that the Jews as a group have been neither friends nor allies of the Black man and woman, but rather oppressors and exploiters of the worst kind. The Minister spoke to an overflow audience in Atlanta’s Civic Center, where he proclaimed: “Today, the architecture of White supremacy is to be exposed and destroyed. We are prepared to defend what we say and we are ready to spread this truth throughout the world.”
The books he released are The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews, Vol. 2: How Jews Gained Control of the Black American Economy (TSRV2) [already in its 2nd ed.], and Jews Selling Blacks: Slave Sale Advertising by American Jews (JSB) [also in its 2nd printing], both by the Historical Research Department of the Nation of Islam (NOI). Together they contain 656 pages of documented
historical evidence that details the intricate workings of the Jewish community as they maneuvered within the American society for their own economic, political, and social advancement. They unveiled many, many unknown facts about the strategies they employed to gain unprecedented benefits from the racist infrastructure of American White supremacy. Indeed, they were often the architects of the legal, political, educational, and economic policies most harmful to the Black man and woman–some of which we are still struggling to overcome.
On August 11, the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a self-proclaimed “international Jewish human rights organization,” issued what it alleges is a “response” to Minister Farrakhan and the books he released. The “report,” titled “HATE PROPAGANDA MASQUERADING AS HISTORY: VOL. 2 OF LOUS [sic] FARRAKHAN’S THE SECRET RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BLACKS AND JEWS,” is actually not much of a report at all. Stretched to a mere 16 pages by double-spacing, it is not only stunning in its weakness in both character and content but also devious in its evasion of the serious issues raised by the Nation of Islam. It is the work of a Jewish academic named Harold Brackman, who earned his Ph.D. at the University of California on the basis of an unpublished dissertation he wrote on the history of Blacks and Jews. In that 1977 work (which was obtained by the NOI researchers and is quoted throughout TSRV2), Brackman presents as settled truth much of the history for which the NOI is routinely called “anti-Semitic.” Indeed, his writing is so damaging to the mythology of Black—Jewish historical harmony, that if Brackman actually published it, it would be considered a companion volume to the NOI’s 1991 revealing bestseller The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews, Vol. 1.
In his 632-page document meant for the eyes of Jewish scholars only, Brackman casually presented one incredibly damning fact after another. Foremost among his revelations are (1) that Jewish rabbis invented and spread the teaching that ultimately became the ideological foundation of the African slave trade–the Curse of Ham; (2) that these same rabbis taught that Africans had “kinky hair,” “swelled lips,” and “elongated penises” and that these “traits” were “curses from God Himself; (3) that from ancient times the Jews’ most revered rabbis were unified and vociferous in their belief in Black inferiority; (4) that the prominent merchants in the Arab slave trade were Jews; (5) that Jewish wealth in America was based on Black slavery; (6) that the slavery abolitionist movement was seen as a threat to American Jews; and (7) that Rabbi Isaac M. Wise, the most revered rabbi in American history–the Martin Luther King of American Judaism–believed that Blacks were a separate species. Brackman admitted that Jews have always had their own “special mix of unflattering allusions to the color and character of dark-skinned Africans,” yet he is now employed by the Simon Wiesenthal Center to attack those Black shvartses (common Yiddish term for niggers) who have reached the very same historical conclusions. Incredible.
But what Brackman and the Wiesenthal Center have issued is neither a report nor an adequate rejoinder: it is instead resounding proof that an actual report is impossible. It is so utterly impotent in achieving its stated purpose that it might be better classed as humor, if the topic at hand was not so tragic. In their scrawny offering we see the ignominious demise of the Jewish scholarship that used to intellectually bully the Black man and woman into compliance with its biased views. They have shown themselves to be mere propagandists, and bad ones at that.
Of the 512 pages of TSRV2, the Wiesenthal report found only “6 myths” to refute–or rather to mis-state and then refute. They assault their poor readers (the center claims a constituency of “over 400,000 households in the United States”) with wild distortions, embarrassing misspellings (they spelled “Louis” wrong in the title!), slippery little fibs, boldface lies, bad punctuation, bad grammar, out-of-sequence and even missing footnotes (#4-6 are nonexistent), and inaccuracies (not just against TSRV2, but inaccuracies in presenting their own “rebuttal” data). One is left with not only a clumsy misstatement of the history, but a desire to see the Wiesenthal Center hire some copy editors and fact-checkers just so their disinformation can be properly classified as such. And this is not the first time. The Wiesenthal Center hired Brackman in 1994 to “refute” The Secret Relationship, Volume One (1991) with a “book” of their own, and an embarrassed Jewish reviewer wrote in the New York Amsterdam News: “There are some books so bad that I have to apologize for reviewing them. [Brackman’s ‘book’] is one of them.”
The Wiesenthal Center’s latest “report” ignores a massive record of racist Jewish misdeeds that are presented in excruciating detail in TSRV2, including,
– the role of Jews in ethnically cleansing Blacks from the labor unions–ignored by Brackman.
– the extraordinary wealth Jews built in the racist South by strategically targeting and exploiting the newly emancipated ex-slaves–ducked by Brackman.
– the role of Jews in financing and collaborating with the Ku Klux Klan–avoided by Brackman.
– the role of Jews in forcing the U.S. government to bar Asians from America for generations–dodged by Brackman.
– the extensive role of Southern Jewish politicians in establishing and enforcing Jim Crow laws–evaded by Brackman.
Brackman refuses to deal with the prominent role Jewish merchants played in financing the plantations and sharecropping system–the very infrastructure of the racist Jim Crow economy. TSRV2 quotes The Jewish Encyclopedia: “[T]he cotton-plantations in many parts of the South were wholly in the hands of the Jews …” The Wiesenthal Center ignores this amazing reality but condemns the NOI for exposing it. The entire book Jews Selling Blacks–consisting of scores of Jewish slave-sale advertisements published in American newspapers–is ignored.
The hope and prayer of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in issuing this “report” is that its readers will never lay their eyes on the Nation of Islam books, for its “report” is not a statement against The Secret Relationship but a resounding endorsement of it. Its puny pretentions to scholarship are proof that the Jews’ reign and influence in the scholastic world is over, that their integrity has now collapsed. We, in the NOI, should beg our people to read this so-called report FIRST and then read The Secret Relationship, Vol. 2. It would illustrate both their historical felonies against the Black man and woman–the real Children of Israel–and their breathtaking impotence in defending themselves against The Minister’s devastating indictment.
The Hon. Minister Louis Farrakhan wrote in his momentous letter to the Jewish people that, “We could charge you with being the most deceitful so-called friend, while your history with us shows you have been our worst enemy.” In the weeks ahead The Final Call will continue to present articles by Nation of Islam scholars targeting the critics and slanderers of The Minister, revealing the unadulterated history of Jewish oppression of their Black “friends,” and interrogating the nature and value of the so-called Black—Jewish alliance. We will continue to prove that our Minister–The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan–is now, and has ALWAYS been, 100 percent right and exact in his position vis-Ã -vis this Jewish malevolence and that labeling him (and thus those of us who follow him and The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad) as “anti-Semitic” for all these years has finally come to an end. The ultimate purpose of this initiative is to enlighten Final Call readers with historical truth, and to expose and depose once and for all the deceitful “Liars and Fathers of Lies” that Jesus Himself so completely condemned.
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