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America on the Brink of Anarchy

Without an advocate for the poor, without a new state of mind in America, the country lies on the brink of anarchy. Anarchy is the complete absence of government. It’s a condition of political disorder, violence and lawlessness in the society. We saw signs of it in Los Angeles after the Rodney King verdict.
Minister Louis Farrakhan
America on the Brink of Anarchy
By the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan
Updated May 4, 2005, 08:20 am

[Editor’s note: Reprinted from “Torchlight for America,” 1993.)

Without an advocate for the poor, without a new state of mind in America, the country lies on the brink of anarchy. Anarchy is the complete absence of government. It’s a condition of political disorder, violence and lawlessness in the society. We saw signs of it in Los Angeles after the Rodney King verdict.

Anarchy may await America, due to the daily injustices suffered by the people. There really can be no peace without justice. There can be no justice without truth. And there can be no truth, unless someone rises up to tell you the truth.

The Nation of Islam can be of assistance. We desire to reason with the political and economic leadership, with the hope of formulating a cooperative effort for the benefit of us all. We want a new relationship in which we can work together for the good of the whole.

However, the desire of the wicked is to harm me and to destroy the idea that I carry, so that Black people and all who listen cannot and will not make the type of progress that time demands. This is no different from the desire of the wicked to destroy Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Elijah Muhammad, Marcus Garvey, Frederick Douglas, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Denmark Vesey, and all who have stood on behalf of the poor and rejected.

It appears that there is a genocidal plan against Black people. The desire of many of those in power is the maintenance of White supremacy. Whites and their institutions have created inferior-minded Black people with a slave mentality. There are those who do not wish to see us as equals in the society. So generation after generation of Black people have been corrupted with a slave mentality, and generation after generation of White people have been poisoned with the doctrine of White supremacy.

However, the presence of truth condemns both mindsets. The time of White Supremacy and Black inferiority is over. This is why it appears that an organized effort is underway to destroy Black youth. Youth are more readily inhaling the ideas and truths that can free the mind from the former controlling forces of White supremacy and Black inferiority. Their hearts and minds are inclining toward interest in self-knowledge. As a result, there are those who fear that our youth are no longer afraid to resist White supremacy and reject its efforts.

Notice how the police and the judicial system do not treat our youth as children. Our 14-year-olds and 18-year-olds are killed in police stations, and the police offer lies to explain their deaths, such as they hanged themselves with their own shoestrings and other such foolishness. All too often, the Justice Department of the U.S. government is weak in pursuing the truth about what the Black community believes are wrongful deaths at the hands of law enforcement. They fear our youth. They fear the gangs because prior to the gangs, the police were the only gang in town. Often, the police are running, or compromising with, the dope business, the prostitution business and the criminal element in the society. Many officials do not desire to see young Blacks organized, fearing that they may join together and one day do unto law enforcement what the law enforcement officers have been doing unto us.

This is not to say that all police are corrupt. But when we see so many incidences of police corruption, such as the Rodney King case and others, then the entire law enforcement system loses our trust.

The youth have the basic qualities of what it takes for seeking liberation. The leader has to have helpers to fulfill the vision. The helpers cannot be afraid of the enemy. God rides in on our faith in Him. This is why when Moses was leading the people into the Promised Land, the older people were left to wander in the wilderness until they died out, and their children were taken into the Promised Land. This was done because their children did not have the fear of Pharaoh or the love for Egypt’s wealth, nor did they have the fear of the giants that inhabited the land that Allah (God) had promised them.

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If we don’t make earnest moves toward real solutions, then each day we move one day closer to revolution and anarchy in this country. This is the sad, and yet potentially joyous, state of America. She stands at the doorway of disaster and yet at the threshold of unlimited progress. It all depends on who is going to guide the country and what kind of guidance he or she will give. The time does not demand a hypocritical approach to solving the problems.

The time demands sincere commitment to principles of truth and justice. Those of us who were harmed by what went on in the past, and still persists today, are capable of forgiveness. America will be surprised at how quickly the human spirit forgives when amendment, atonement and repentance are set on the plate.

[Editor’s note: Reprinted from “Torchlight for America,” 1993.)

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Well said 08.May.2005 12:14

The Grand Narrator

Indeed, there can be no peace without justice, no justice without truth, no truth without truth telling.

"[E]ach day we move one day closer to revolution and anarchy in this country. This is the sad, and yet potentially joyous, state of America."

It is time for revolution!! 08.May.2005 13:38

Truth Seeker

Until the violence starts in the streets the neo-natzi riech wing will not learn.
SO let the games begin.

Thats not anarchy 08.May.2005 14:22

An Anarchist


Hogwash 08.May.2005 14:27

Susan La Farge

"If we don’t make earnest moves toward real solutions, then each day we move one day closer to revolution and anarchy in this country. This is the sad, and yet potentially joyous, state of America. She stands at the doorway of disaster and yet at the threshold of unlimited progress. It all depends on who is going to guide the country and what kind of guidance he or she will give. The time does not demand a hypocritical approach to solving the problems."

Thats just hogwash.

"If we don't make earnest moves toward real solutions, then each day we move one day closer to a more complete fascism." The closer to complete fascism, the further we move from anarchy.

Honorable Effort that Misses the Mark 08.May.2005 14:38

Stonybutz paRuskiy

With respect to Louis Farrakan and all People of Every Color

The remarks are inspiring and yet so typical of "revolutionary" rhetoric. Throughout the tale of humankind, the goal of revolutionary struggle has been to replace one powerful elite with a formerly powerless elite. Yes, the poor are being denied justice and I hope that anarchy will bloom. I don't think as Farrakan, that anrchism necessarily means violence though poverty is violence and it is a viscious cycle. The period of adjustment is likely to witness some violence. In a society where biosurvival (money) is a commodity that can be traded and hoarded by the few at the expense of the many, well anger and retribution are only to be expected.

My first complaint about Farrakan's statement is in the senitments "There really can be no peace without justice. There can be no justice without truth. And there can be no truth, unless someone rises up to tell you the truth." Now two out of three ain't too bad. It's the third statement that shows Farrakan to be the revolutionary huckster. Why must humans be "told the truth"? In an equal society, wouldn't it be more just to say " there can be no truth, unless we are each free to express our on truth"?

My second complaint is his ideal of "We desire to reason with the political and economic leadership, with the hope of formulating a cooperative effort for the benefit of us all. We want a new relationship in which we can work together for the good of the whole." It seems nieve to espouse working within a corrupt framework maintained by an empirial elite whose sole purpose is to maintain a lifestyle of leisure on the backs of slave labor.

When we, however infrequently, take a moment to remember an "Aparthied Culture", invariably we think of South Africa and Nelson Mandella from just a few decades past. We are misdirected from seeing that from the moment the first slave ship landed on the North American shores, the wealthy elite who benefitted most from a slave economy, encouraged mistrust and violence between beige colored, dark colored and red colored "commoners". This divide and conquer strategy was necessary to prevent a unified populous from confronting the elite.

Not to be overly Marxian, nevertheless, a class analysis wherein elites play off the masses is much more useful to understanding and taking effective action than is that of racial analysis. Undoubtedly, the elite are overwhelmingly white. And it is just as true that white racism has been utilised as the primary means of sowing discord. Still, all in all, it will be the "white middle class" that will bear the brunt of the coming upheavals. They have not been the most oppressed, Far from it. The Blacks and Latinos and Indians have suffered oppression for centuries. However, it is the "white middle class" and those of other ethnicity who have started to make gains in achieving the "American Dream", that have been conned and who are waiting blissfully unaware of the reality of the "American Nightmare" that is in process of springing upon them.

Ethnologists have proven that there is no demarcation of humanity along racial lines. The is one humanity. DNA evidence has shown that there is more genetic diversity amonst a band of 30 chimps in the wild than there is amongst 6+ billion humans. When we apply the major strength/weakness analysis of a forest vs. a tree farm and how genetic diversity allows a population to avoid the ravages of
predation and disease as a metaphor to a gentically homogenous human population, it is easy to see how desparate our situation is during this 6th mass extinction event.

We must resist the rhetoric of division, even from within the ranks of the oppressed. We need everyone working together to overcome the present and future challenges. Those who persist in elitism and continue to foment "revolutionary" idealism are dead weight and maybe culling from the herd is called for. Each of us must come to our own conclusion about this. Yet it cannot be an alternative solution that is forbidden for consideration. Just because I don't have a good replacement doesn't mean the fetid systema shouldn't be taken down. As always, a new system will arise organically, and as with a birth, most beautiful things have messy beginnings.

"Vote Republican (or Democrat), it's easier than thinking", "You will pay to be told what to think"
or "Think for Yourself"

anarchy 08.May.2005 14:40

me

quote:
"Anarchy is the complete absence of government. It’s a condition of political disorder, violence and lawlessness in the society. We saw signs of it in Los Angeles after the Rodney King verdict."

there was no anarchy after the rodney king verdict. thats bullshit. there were riots produced indirectly by the injustice of a racist police. so the los angeles riots are a product of the state -not of anarchy.

No 08.May.2005 14:46

Green Dragon

No, its on the brink of Theocracy:  http://www.commondreams.org/views05/0506-31.htm

Hypocrite Farrakhan 08.May.2005 14:59

Antinomias Vermont

So that piece of shit Farrakhan goes whining out lawlessness, "anarchy" (yeah, right, he wouldn't know it if it
bit him on the ass), and then has the gall to talk about the "wicked desire to destroy... Malcolm X". Farrakhan
is the asshole who had Malcolm offed. Fucking shitbird....

anarchy anarchy everywhere 08.May.2005 16:05

and not a drop to drink

The word "anarchy" is older than anarchism. Non-anarchists may not be inclined to constrain their usage of the term to describe things all anarchists like. (As if you could get all anarchists to agree that they like anything.) Some anarchists are looking forward to mass rioting. There are all kinds of wacky people who call themselves anarchists. And "anarchy" describes an even broader range of phenomena than that. Regardless of what your personal trip is, you don't own the word. There's probably another term to describe precisely what you're into.

Anarchist Anti-Defamation 09.May.2005 16:33

Dave Hicks

"anarchy anarchy everywhere 08.May.2005 16:05 and not a drop to drink"

Thats bullshit. Anarchism is a political philosophy and movement. The use of the term for other means originates in the defamation of the anarchists philosophy.

Check out the Anarchist Action Network* for more on this:  http://www.zpub.com/notes/aadl.html

It was originally called the Anarchist Anti-Defamation League to counter to defamation of anarchy and anarchists in the media. However, the Zionist Jewish Anti-Defamation League threated them with lawsuits and other harassment.

somebody needs to work on their 09.May.2005 21:01

critical thinking skills

"Anarchy is the sure consequence of tyranny; or no power that is not limited by laws can ever be protected by them"

John Milton said this in the 17th century. I don't think he was trying to discredit Proudhon, who wouldn't be born until 1809.

Not everything you read on anarchist web sites is true. Sorry.

brink? what brink? 28.Jun.2005 15:03

Some Yahoo

So Calypso Louie wrote that we're on the 'brink of anarchy' in 1993. It's 2005, a decade later. I think it's fairly obvious that he was wrong.