Rep. Al Green of Texas now has the dubious distinction of bowing to pressure or perhaps the seduction of the perceived power of the Democratic Party.

But plantation politics will never deliver freedom to Black people and the congressman’s erroneous statement calling the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan a bigot is another painful reminder of the impotence of many Black politicians.

Whether Mr. Green has kowtowed to Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi and those who want his “Impeach 45” rhetoric cooled before it offends White Voters and Caucasian Crossover Voters or simply desires some party favor is unknown.


But Min. Farrakhan is certainly not a bigot. No matter what Negro politicians declare, what their Republican enemies or Democratic Party masters demand, we cannot and will not relent on that point.

“We have reached a point in our history where we cannot allow bigotry–regardless of the source–to be condoned, whether that be from President Trump or Minister Farrakhan,” Rep. Green said in a January statement. “Although there are those who will find reason to condemn one and not the other for their bigotry, I have condemned both.”

The Cambridge Dictionary defines “bigot” as “a  person  who has  strong,  unreasonable  ideas,  esp. about  race  or  religion, and who thinks  anyone who does not have the same  beliefs  is  wrong.”

Such definitions does not fit a man who has worked for 65 years to unite a diverse and suffering Black community and who has tried to warn an errant, arrogant, racist and decadent society of the consequences of its deep divisions, spiritual darkness, military madness and its prophetic place in scripture.

Min. Farrakhan is a Warner and a Mercy, an underserved kindness for a sister nation of ancient Babylon, ancient Rome and past nations condemned for destruction because of their evil. If America has done more evil than these nations written of in the Bible and the Holy Qur’an, does she have a day of reckoning coming? Is she exempt from divine judgement? How can she know about judgement unless she is warned?

Unfortunately, the Holy Qur’an, the Muslim book of scripture, observes the evil ones love not good advisors and they persist in their evil. Then, they attribute evil to the one who is actually a teller of truth.

And, while Dr. Martin Luther King may be the patron saint of non-violence today, he was condemned by White and respectable Negro leaders along with some 200 newspapers and the majority of the American public when he criticized the U.S. war in Vietnam in 1967.

He called the war “a symptom of a far deeper malady within the American spirit” where “profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism and militarism are incapable of being conquered.”  

He was dead a year later.

The prophetic voice is not always the popular voice.

Scripture lists only one prophet, Jonah, as successful in turning people from their wicked ways.

Despite the repeated lies, mischaracterizations and trying to equate Min. Farrakhan with President Trump, Rep. Green and others of his ilk remain in gross error.

There is no doubt that Jews are a powerful group and community in America. And it is no doubt that powerful members of this powerful community have opposed Min. Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam–hence the lemming like denunciations of Rep. Green and others hoping to placate Whites and to offer a sacrifice on the political altar of accommodation.

But the good congressman should understand, you cannot placate a beast and the Bible warns your agreement with hell will not stand, meaning your alliance with evil ones cannot be maintained. This is the day when truths, even harsh and unpleasant truths, will triumph.

So the Minister’s declaration that powerful Jews are his enemies spoken almost a year ago is true. What else do you call an all-out war against a man that has raged since 1984, after the Minister defended the Rev. Jesse Jackson who was targeted and excoriated for proposing a balanced policy in the Middle East?

Federal legislation has been proposed that would make it illegal for Americans to criticize Israel. There are laws at the state level that demand that American citizens pledge not to criticize Israel or support causes critical of Israel, if they want legitimate government services or jobs.

Does any other country in the world enjoy such outrageous support that tramples on the American Constitution? That’s power.

Israel receives more U.S. aid than all of sub-Saharan Africa and as writer Michelle Alexander observed in a recent New York Times op-ed, progressives are afraid to criticize Israel for fear of being called anti-Semitic. That’s power.

Jewish Republicans, months ago, demanded that Black Democrats, their sworn political enemies, disavow Min. Farrakhan. Several members of the Congressional Black Caucus did just that, with Rep. Green the latest voice to join that chorus. That’s power.

The president is a bigot. He springs forth from the deep seated bigotry of America, Republican racism and White anger and frustration on both sides of the political aisle. His words and his policies, calling African and darker nations “shithole” countries, calling Black athletes “sons of bitches,” calling Mexican immigrants rapists while asking for White immigrants from Scandinavia and banning Muslims, bear witness against him. He has called for police to get rough with suspects. He urged followers to beat the hell out of opponents at rallies while promising to pay their legal bills. He has no heart for suffering federal workers. He lies without compulsion and without concern. He disrespects women and belittles anyone who opposes his views.

Min. Farrakhan has done none of that. And while his scriptural-based analysis and message may condemn errant personal behavior and lifestyles, he is and has been open to dialogue to gain better understanding. It’s his ability to speak boldly to Black misdeeds and White evil that earns him the love and respect of his community. His words ring true and bring a balance to conversations about White oppression and Black responsibility to break the shackles of White oppression and Black self-hatred.

His criticism of the Synagogue of Satan is based in the Bible: Revelation 3:9, King James Version, “Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.”

Min. Farrakhan has observed, “In the Book of Revelations 2 and 9, it reads: ‘I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.’ What is the blasphemy? A Jew is a noble thing. A Jew means one who is in a covenant relationship with God in obedience to the Divine laws, statutes and commandments of God. But these people claim to be Jews, but they’re not in obedience to God’s law. … ‘Synagogue of Satan’ is a gathering of persons of like mind and spirit who are in opposition to the will of God. So, in the Bible, Paul said, ‘We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers and the rulers of the darkness of this world and spiritual wickedness in high places.’ ”

These evil characters exist across so-called religious and racial lines and their evil is leading America into hell.

But Rep. Green isn’t a neophyte. It’s illogical to think he doesn’t know of the Minister’s work and history. Yet sadly, he has chosen to be on the wrong side of history.