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A Picture of Obama With Radical Activist Louis Farrakhan Has Just Now Surfaced – Why?

What happened?

During his presidential campaign, Barack Obama fielded questions about his connections to Louis Farrakhan, a black activist known for calling Judaism a “dirty religion” and white people a “race of devils” and saying Hitler was a “very great man.” A photo of a smiling Obama standing with the Nation of Islam leader has been releasedafter more than a decade.

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Where was the photo taken?

Journalist Askia Muhammad captured the image at a mid-2005 Congressional Black Caucus. He believed it would be a significant photo that could alter Obama’s political career and perhaps dash his presidential hopes. The CBC contacted Muhammad “in a sort of a panic,” he told Talking Points Memo, and he gave the photo to Farrakhan’s chief of staff.

Why is the photo being released now?  

The image will be in Muhammad’s new book launching on Jan. 31: “The Autobiography of Charles 67X.”

“I gave the picture up at the time and basically swore secrecy,” Muhammad told the Trice Edney News Wire last week. “But after the nomination was secured and all the way up until the inauguration; then for eight years after he was president, it was kept under cover.”

He said the photo “absolutely” would have made a difference in the 2008 election.

Glenn’s take:

Glenn compared Obama’s denial of a connection to Farrakhan to when now-President Donald Trump was under fire during his campaign because white supremacist leader David Duke supported him. Why did the media accept Obama’s response to Farrakhan but not Trump’s response to Duke?

“That was the exact excuse,” Glenn said. “Did the media accept that?”

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GLENN: All right. I want to say a few things. And they might be controversial. But I'm going to say them because we all are thinking them.

White people are a race of devils. And Hitler was a very good man. And Judaism is a gutter religion.

Okay. All right. None of us believe any of that stuff. I shouldn't say none of us. I'm sure there are people. I know one in particular, and that is Louis Farrakhan.

Most people right off the bat would say, "Well, that was -- that was David Duke, right?" He probably has very similar things to say, except not about white people, just about black people. You know, Hitler was fine. Jews, gutter religion.

But this is the Nation of Islam. Louis Farrakhan. And apparently, we just can't say anything bad about Louis Farrakhan. He's absolutely one of -- if not the leading racist in America. If any politician or public figure were caught schmoozing with Farrakhan, it would be a very good deal. Barack Obama had been accused of such, not by the right, but by the left.

In fact, it was Hillary Clinton. She called him out over the debate. And she talked to him about it, because there was a rumor that he had been schmoozing, had known, and there was photographic evidence of it. She said that Farrakhan's support for Obama needed to be addressed and denounced. So what did Obama do? He denied any contact.

He said, he doesn't know him. He never met him. He can't help who supports him. Now, I just want to put this into context. Because isn't that exactly what -- what Donald Trump said about failing to denounce David Duke's support.

That was the exact excuse. Did the media accept that?

Well, yesterday, TalkingPointsMemo.com published a story that featured an interesting photo. It's a photo -- oh, look at that. Huh. That appears to be the million dollar smile of Barack Obama standing next to Louis Farrakhan. And leaning in towards him.

Now, there's no way that Obama didn't know who he was taking a picture with. This is not a Farrakhan slide in, in the mother of all photo bombs. He knew exactly who he was. What he was doing. He was palling around with with one of the most racist men in America, and it didn't bother him. I don't know in you can check body language at all, or if we're allowed to with Democrats. But he's leaning into him. So the question is, why haven't we ever seen this photo?

Now, some people are saying, this would have torpedoed Barack Obama's election, his first one for president. But I don't believe it would have. Nothing would have mattered to the Obama supporters. Nothing.

I -- I think there's a pattern here. Nothing would have bothered people. But the reason you didn't see it is because the media didn't want it to get out. And I say this title against my will, almost. The, quote, photojournalist hid the picture. Because it would, quote, be damaging politically if it were released. Hmm.

The photojournalist. Obama and Farrakhan's contacts, one of the worst kept secrets in Washington. Despite the rumors, nobody looked for evidence. Nobody looked for photos.

And if you dare say anything about the relationship or that there is evidence out there, no one will produce it. You were the racist. Not Louis Farrakhan.

If the situation would have been reversed, if there was a picture with a white nationalist and John McCain, Mitt Romney, or Donald Trump, this would have been blasted in every newspaper and every cable news network, not just in America, but all over the world.

I can't find this mentioned in any major news outlet this morning. Huffington Post. Washington Post. New York Times.

I mean, are they -- is this news? That a photo journalist hid one of the most damning photos of any president taken? Can you mangle a picture of Harry Truman, with the leader of the Klan?

That's kind of an important picture, politically. But an even more important picture historically. Not only because it exists, but because the media hid it.

Maybe they don't want to cover it because it's a glaring reminder that they're both incompetent. They don't care. And I'm being kind with those descriptions.

Every day, we're reminded with more evidence of just how far the media has fallen from doing their job.

Incompetence or blatant partisanship? It's a rhetorical question. But something has got to change.

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Let’s thank the Pilgrims for defeating Socialism this Thanksgiving

This year marks the four hundredth anniversary of the first Thanksgiving celebrated by the Pilgrims and their Wampanoag allies in 1621. Tragically, nearly half of the Pilgrims had died by famine and disease during their first year. However, they had been met by native Americans such as Samoset and Squanto who miraculously spoke English and taught the Pilgrims how to survive in the New World. That fall the Pilgrims, despite all the hardships, found much to praise God for and they were joined by Chief Massasoit and his ninety braves came who feasted and celebrated for three days with the fifty or so surviving Pilgrims.

It is often forgotten, however, that after the first Thanksgiving everything was not smooth sailing for the Pilgrims. Indeed, shortly thereafter they endured a time of crop failure and extreme difficulties including starvation and general lack. But why did this happen? Well, at that time the Pilgrims operated under what is called the "common storehouse" system. In its essence it was basically socialism. People were assigned jobs and the fruits of their labor would be redistributed throughout the people not based on how much work you did but how much you supposedly needed.

The problem with this mode of economics is that it only fails every time. Even the Pilgrims, who were a small group with relatively homogeneous beliefs were unable to successfully operate under a socialistic system without starvation and death being only moments away. Governor William Bradford explained that under the common storehouse the people began to "allege weakness and inability" because no matter how much or how little work someone did they still were given the same amount of food. Unsurprisingly this, "was found to breed much confusion and discontent."[1]

The Pilgrims, however, were not the type of people to keep doing what does not work. And so, "they began to think how they might raise as much corn as they could, and obtain a better crop than they had done, that they might not still thus languish in misery."[2] And, "after much debate of things" the Pilgrims under the direction of William Bradford, decided that each family ought to "trust to themselves" and keep what they produced instead of putting it into a common storehouse.[3] In essence, the Pilgrims decided to abandon the socialism which had led them to starvation and instead adopt the tenants of the free market.

And what was the result of this change? Well, according to Bradford, this change of course, "had very good success; for it made all hands very industrious, so as much more corn was planted than otherwise would have been."[4] Eventually, the Pilgrims became a fiscally successful colony, paid off their enormous debt, and founded some of the earliest trading posts with the surrounding Indian tribes including the Aptucxet, Metteneque, and Cushnoc locations. In short, it represented one of the most significant economic revolutions which determined the early characteristics of the American nation.

The Pilgrims, of course, did not simply invent these ideas out of thin air but they instead grew out of the intimate familiarity the Pilgrims had with the Bible. The Scriptures provide clear principles for establishing a successful economic system which the Pilgrims looked to. For example, Proverbs 12:11 says, "He that tills his land shall be satisfied with bread." So the Pilgrims purchased land from the Indians and designated lots for every family to individually grow food for themselves. After all, 1 Timothy 5:8 declares, "If anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever."

We often think that the battle against Socialism is a new fight sprouting out of the writings of Karl Marx which are so blindly and foolishly followed today by those deceived by leftist irrationality. However, America's fight against the evil of socialism goes back even to our very founding during the colonial period. Thankfully, our forefathers decided to reject the tenants of socialism and instead build their new colony upon the ideology of freedom, liberty, hard work, and individual responsibility.

So, this Thanksgiving, let's thank the Pilgrims for defeating socialism and let us look to their example today in our ongoing struggle for freedom.

[1] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 135.

[2] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 134.

[3] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 134.

[4] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 135.

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