‘Louie, Louie’ Farrakhan’s Tehran Concert

By | 2018-11-07T01:07:20+00:00 November 7th, 2018|
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Fresh off his declaration that he’s not an anti-Semite, only “anti-termite,” and with the 39th anniversary of the Iranian hostage crisis looming, Nation of Islam boss Louis Farrakhan flew to the Islamic Republic of Iran. There in 1979, the Ayatollah Khomeini took 52 Americans hostage and held them for 444 days. That was then, during the administration of Jimmy Carter. Current president Donald Trump takes a harder line toward Iran and Farrakhan doesn’t like it one bit.

“Today, I warn the American government that sanctioning Iran is a big mistake,” Farrakhan said. So like Barack Obama, who relaxed sanctions and shipped the regime plane loads of cash, the Nation of Islam leader believes mullahs know best. His speech came just before the U.S. midterm elections, but Farrakhan told law students at Tehran University that “America has never been a democracy.” He even led the students in chants of  “Death to America,” and  “Death to Israel,” a sequel to his Jews-are-termites number. How does he get away with it?

“Louis Farrakhan has ingratiated himself with the liberal elite in the United States,” Howard Feldman noted after the “termites” speech. “Both Obama and the Clintons have been photographed alongside him. And whereas they publicly denounce his attitude towards Jews, the fact that they continue to be seen with him is that which empowers him.” That is indeed the case.

At the funeral of Aretha Franklin this summer, Farrakhan sat right up front with Bill Clinton, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and Eric Holder. Many Democrats exploited Franklin’s funeral to trash President Trump, but the Nation of Islam leader got a free pass. So Farrakhan knows he can call Jews termites and lead chants of “Death to America,” and prominent Democrats will say little if anything against him. In a way, that makes sense, even after the Tehran show.

In reality, Farrakhan’s “Death to America” differs only in degree from “No Trump, no wall, no USA at all”. Democrats, now completely dominated by the Left, despise the America that actually exists, with its own culture, history, traditions and above all its borders. The Democrats’ ideal America has no borders and is little more than a vast refugee clearance center where anybody in any caravan can get free stuff, stay forever, and vote for Democrats only.

In this view, only Trump and his deplorables are evil, so no surprise that Democrats pay little attention to Farrakhan. The establishment media have also taken a “don’t ask don’t tell” posture, so Millennials may not know what he is about. Fortunately, there is a good source from back in the day.

As Stanley Crouch explained in the Village Voice in 1985, in the view of Farrakhan, “the white man was a devil ‘grafted’ from black people in an evil genetic experiment by a mad, pumpkin-headed scientist named Yacub. That experiment took place 6,000 years ago. Now the white man was doomed, sentenced to destruction by Allah.”

So people like Leonardo Da Vinci, Eleanor Roosevelt, Joan of Arc and Thomas Edison are the devilish result of Yacub’s experiment. It’s kind of racist, when you think about it. But like the Democrats and the media, pop culture won’t touch the former Calypso singer. Since Farrakhan no longer records, someone might adapt the classic rock standard “Louie Louie” to the Tehran performance.

A-Louie Louie, oh no, I say he gotta go. (repeat)

Down in Tehran, Louie had his say

Trashed USA all kinda ways

“America ain’t no democracy”

Mullahs know best, and they agree

A-Louie Louie, oh no, I say he gotta go

And so on. Don’t look for it on “Saturday Night Live,” which prefers to target disabled war veterans. Maybe the “Greg Gutfeld Show” could hold a contest for additional verses. The original “Louie Louie” lyrics were kind of hard to understand, so why not? With Farrakhan, the possibilities for satire are truly endless. So as the Kingsmen said at the end, “Let’s go!”

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About the Author:

Lloyd Billingsley
Lloyd Billingsley, a non-Asian Atlantic Islander and Person of No Color, is the author of Barack 'em Up: A Literary Investigation, and Bill of Writes: Dispatches from the Political Correctness Battlefield.