Neither the New Black Panthers nor the Nation of Islam seem to be big fans of Obama at the moment. Both Malik Shabass and Louis Farrakhan have been extraordinarily critical of the actions the United States has made in Libya. Glenn had the story on radio.
Shabazz, leader of the New Black Panthers, said, “And whatever Barack Obama is doing this hour, he represents the white man. He represents the ideology of the white man, he represents the policies of the white man, he represents the CIA setup, sabotage, lying on an African leader and bomb that man like he's George Bush. He represents the white man.”
But what was he saying when he was on Glenn’s old CNN show?
“Obama's my man because I believe he can change and I pray to almighty God that America will listen to and follow Barack Obama, black or white or whoever you are. I say that Barack Obama is the true salvation for America. And to bring us beyond the negative and the nasty and the injustices that have caused persons like Reverend Wright or myself to speak out.”
“So now are we going to listen to him? Because he was wildly wrong there. Or is he wildly wrong here? Or is he right in both places? Glenn asked.
“The FBI is not going to investigate the Black Panthers, believe me. Even if they become political enemies of this president, they won't investigate the Black Panthers. They also probably won't look into Louis Farrakhan.”
And what’s the latest from Farrakhan?
“America's not filled with human beings. America's filled with beasts,” the Nation of Isam leader said. “ He has become as John the Revelator said, the habitation of devils.”
Glenn warned, “If you truly believe, if you can get people to believe that we are beasts. Now remember, when he talks about the beasts, he's talking about the Antichrist kind of beast. He is talking about, you don't want to talk like this. He's talking about the beast. If you can convince people that we are beasts, well, then you can convince them pretty much to do anything and justify in their heads that anything can be done.”
Glenn added, “Is anyone in the media going to pay attention to this? Can you get your friends to pay attention to this? We are up against now someone who is convincing his people ‑‑ and they don't need much convincing ‑‑ that we are the Antichrist here in America. He is speaking here in America violent, vitriolic rhetoric? You talk about me saying I'm apocalyptic? Here's a guy saying we're the beast from the Antichrist, from John the Revelator!”
Farrakhan continue, “Federal Reserve, Glenn Beck was talking about it but he didn't want to go to the heart of it. You're the bankers. Slave labor in the south. The Lehman Brothers in Alabama. And then they went north and opened on Wall Street. “
“ It was Friday or Saturday that he gave this speech and I found it interesting that he was quoting a show that happened on Friday when I went on the Fed but he said we didn't want to go all the way, we didn't want to tell the real story,” Glenn said, noting that any further would go into conspiracy theory territory.
“You know anti‑Semitism when you hear it, and anti‑Semitism is Louis Farrakhan. He's an anti‑Semite. You can hear the language of anti‑Semitism everywhere,” Glenn warned.
Glenn said he could be wrong, “but that's how it always starts. And it is all about anticapitalism.”