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Martin Luther King and Lewis Farrakhan
Power on Earth or Poison on Earth?
By Scott Rohter, April 2011
"In the absence of a true beacon of light, even a small flashlight appears bright in the darkness." - Scott Rohter, compairing Martin Luther King Jr. to Louis Farrakhan
One of the most effective and inspirational speakers of the 20th Century was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Since his death in 1965, probably the next most powerful speaker to arrive upon the world stage is Lewis Farrakhan. However, beyond their exceptional oratorical skills, these two men were not at all alike! They had nothing in common. They were as opposite as night and day! In fact, they were bitter rivals, who at one time didn’t even like each other. And most importantly their power to motivate, and inspire their vastly different audiences, came from two entirely different places!
Dr. King was a Christian. He preached the gospel of peace and non-violence, and brotherly love. He overcame the evil of his time with good! And to my knowledge he never publicly spoke an ill word about anyone. His power to peak and motivate came from God. That’s why Americans of all colors loved him! On the other hand, Lewis Farrakhan professes to be a Muslim. He frequently preaches hate, bigotry, and violence! His teachings contain racial slurs about whites and Jews, preposterous claims about the origin of the white race, and the racial superiority of the black race, and his messages are peppered with anti-Semitic remarks! He throws around false, or unproven and hateful allegations against other people, or groups of individuals that he disagrees with. In all of this, he is not much different from another hate monger in history, Adolf Hitler! I will leave you to consider where his power comes from, but it is safe to say that it does not spring forth from the same well that Dr. King drank from! “A fountain does not bring forth both sweet and bitter water from the same place.” James 3.11. The Bible also says that, “The wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits without partiality and without hypocrisy.” James 3.17. Those words epitomize Dr. King! Furthermore the Bible says, “If you have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, this wisdom descends not from above, but it is earthly, sensual, and devilish.” That sounds to me like Lewis Farrakhan!
When Dr. King was alive, no one paid much attention to the wild antics of 'Screwy Louie', except the extreme crazies on the left! No one else could hold a candle to Dr. King as long as he lived, but with the untimely demise of the great Negro orator, the appeal of much lesser lights such as his one time archrival, Lewis Farrakhan has unfortunately grown! And in the absence of a true beacon of hope and light, even a small flashlight appears bright in the darkness!
"A journalist has no better friend than the truth." - Scott Rohter