6.10.2015

The Breakfast Club interviews Minister Farrakhan: "Our young people represent the strongest and the best generation that we ever had"


NEW YORK (FinalCall.com) - The “World’s Most Dangerous Morning Show” may have lived up to its name with a powerful appearance by Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan on “The Breakfast Club,” a popular syndicated hip hop program.

The 82-year-old leader was energetic, spirited and passionate in his words to Breakfast Club hosts Charlamagne Tha God, DJ Envy and Angela Yee.

“Every generation that we have produced has confronted White racism. It doesn’t get better,” said Min. Farrakhan in the full roughly 90-minute interview.

“We are 50 years now from the March on Washington with Dr. King and the civil rights movement; and a few months ago we were in Selma celebrating ‘Bloody Sunday’ that made Lyndon Baines Johnson sign a Voting Rights bill, and Congress did that—and in 2013, the Supreme Court comes back and guts the protection aspect of the bill.  So where are we?  Can we really keep going like this?  Or is it better—since we’re going to die anyway:  Why not make a difference, and pay the price to be free?”

The Minister’s main topic was “Justice Or Else!” the theme of the upcoming 20th anniversary gathering of the Million Man March scheduled for Oct. 10 in the Nation’s Capitol.

There was no generation gap here as the man who counted Malcolm X as a mentor and bows to the Honorable Elijah Muhammad as his teacher spoke words that had Twitter—and young people—on fire. “Farrakhan” trended for hours as a hot topic and social media sites were lit up June 5.

The Minister stressed the need for Black America to make a serious decision about its response to and its future as police killings and assaults, racial oppression, mass incarceration and disrespect for Black life seems to know no limit inside America.

“Damn it, if we can’t get justice, if we can’t have peace; if our children are dying in the streets, and there is no redress for our grievances, why the hell should we stay here and continue to live like this?” he asked.

“And then join an army, and go somewhere and fight for the same damn enemy that’s doing what he’s doing to us?  We’ve got to make a serious decision and there’s not much time left to play with life, and to play with the future of our children.

“And all these weak leaders, that are apologists for tyranny:  They have to get out of the way,” said Min. Farrakhan.

“Because our children are angry … I would not mislead them in their anger to do something to get them killed or slaughtered; but there is a verse in the Qur’an that says ‘persecution is worse than slaughter.’”

He applauded Floyd “Money” Mayweather for breaking from boxing promoter Bob Arum to earn $30 million in a single fight by forming his own company. He advised the boxer to carefully watch those who come to help with investment and other advice and to be aware of the conniving that exists in the hearts of those who hate Black independence and Black success. [READ MORE]