Farrakhan: 'We need to put the American flag down'
The racist leader of the Nation of Islam told a largely black audience in Washington, D.C. that "[w]e need to put the American flag down" because "we've caught as much hell under that as the Confederate flag."
Louis Farrakhan also told the crowd, "White folks march with you because they don't want you upsetting the city."
According to local TV, his remarks were met with "cheers and applause."
Louis Farrakhan stated “We need to put the American flag down. Because we’ve caught as much hell under that as the Confederate flag” in remarks before the Metropolitan AME Church in Washington, DC on Wednesday first reported by DC’s WMAL.
Farrakhan said, “White folks march with you because they don’t want you upsetting the city, they don’t give a damn about them nine.”
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 [bleep.]”
Later, he declared, “I don’t know what the hell the fight is about over the Confederate flag. We need to put the American flag down. Because we’ve caught as much hell under that as the Confederate flag,” comments that were meant with cheers and applause. He added, “Who are we fighting today? It’s the people that carry the American flag.”
You'd like to dismiss Farrakhan's remarks as the racist rantings of a black separatist nutcase. But millions of blacks admire him and take his words to heart. President Obama maintains an arms-length relationship with him, cultivated from his days in Chicago as a community organizer and parishoner at Rev. Wright's church. Even black preachers like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton dare not cross him.
You will note the lack of coverage today of Farrakhan's sermon – typical of the mainstream media. His toxic comments just don't fit the current narrative, so he can be ignored. But as a reflection of what many blacks believe, his words are useful in discerning what American blacks are thinking.