Kanye West Meets Jewish Power
Tingba Muhammad, and the NOI Research Group | 12/23/2013, 4:05 p.m.
Scholars Walt and Mearsheimer maintain that AIPAC in particular has a "stranglehold on the U.S. Congress," because of its "ability to reward legislators and congressional candidates who support its agenda, and to punish those who challenge it." Reinforcing this statement is the plain fact that Jews are only 1.7 percent of the American population but 5.4 percent of Congress--12 Jews in the Senate and 22 in the House of Representatives. On the contrary, Blacks, who are 12% of the population, have no elected Black members of the Senate. The two that are there--Tim Scott and Corey Booker--are there on technicalities.
If you are counting, that's two of the three branches of government with inordinate Jewish representation. And in the third branch, the Judicial, of the nine Supreme Court Justices, three of them are Jewish.
Let us look at how others have framed this Jewish political reality. Jewish political commentator Bill Maher stated flatly on his television show, "Based on every statement I've heard from every Republican in the last two years, the Israelis are controlling our government." And when he said that, the studio audience gave him a huge applause. Kanye West did not go that far, but the ADL issued no press releases or charges against Mr. Maher. Republican Senator Chuck Hagel, who is now the Secretary of Defense, wrote that "The Jewish lobby intimidates a lot of people up here [in the Senate, but] I'm a United States senator. I'm not an Israeli senator."
Now let us go to the White House and see what Vice President Joseph A. Biden says on this issue. He officially proclaimed to a gathering of Jews celebrating Jewish American Heritage Month: "No group has had such an outsized influence per capita." And then, referring to the American social and political trends and movements (and specifically to same-sex marriage), he made a startling statement: "I bet you 85 percent of those changes, whether it's in Hollywood or social media, are a consequence of Jewish leaders in the industry. The influence is immense, the influence is immense."
Then Mr. Biden contradicted Jews like those at the ADL who have spent decades destroying the reputations of people who say exactly what Biden said next: "I think you vastly underestimate the impact you've [Jews] had on the development of this nation. We owe you, we owe generations who came before you."
There was no condemnation of Mr. Biden for having made "bigoted" and "bizarre" "canards" about "Jewish control," and the ADL website to this day has made no mention of this stunning pronouncement from the Obama White House.
All of the above have escaped the onerous ADL label of "Anti-Semite" because the speakers are Caucasian and have the ability to resist the charge. Kanye West is from a people who have been systematically emasculated by an ongoing Holocaust that is now, by Allah's grace and mercy, coming to an end. Abraham Foxman represents that ancient force Jesus spoke of in Rev. 2:9, 3:9, "the Synagogue of Satan." For Jews, our continued subjection and dependency are just good business.
The Minister was alluding to all this history when he said, "Mr. Foxman, I wish you and I could have a dialogue. You wouldn't put that small-time stuff over on me." Then, referring to Kanye's comments, he rhetorically asked, "Did he lie? No! He told the truth. Kanye West, you have nothing to apologize for! It is their fear of The Truth. And that is why it gives me pleasure to defend my brother."
Kanye knows he has Truth and History on his side. And best of all, he has--we all have--The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan as our defender. We have already won.
(Tingba Muhammad is a citizen of the Nation of Islam)