I have heard Minister Farrakhan speak since the mid 1980′s. When I was a young business major at the University of Pittsburgh, there was a great uproar by the Jewish students, and whites in the area, because this “Farrakhan” was invited to speak on campus. Needless to say, their open opposition only further increased my commitment to hear him speak. He did this to a standing room only audience — on campus and my reaction to his remarks was totally different that that on the Pittsburgh press. I started to see then how the same message could be received differently, depending on the person receiving the communication. Your background, your understanding, your consciousness.
However, even in attending the historic Million Man March, in hosting the Philadelphia Millions More Movement Radio Show for five years, in reading books and articles Minister Farrakhan has written over the years, I have never heard him more serious than in this interview given live on 98.7 Kiss FM (New York City) on January 2, 2011. To hear this prophet speak about the dire economic conditions, and to say “we’ve rejected guidance, we’ve rejected good instruction” is true but sad. This is not a “rah-rah” message, in fact the Ministers message is dis-heartening on some levels. I feel his pain and understand his rationale. We can only hope that our “trying” can make an impact on some – and hopefully stem the tide. If you care about the survival of your self, your family, your friends, and your community — I can only encourage you to listen closely to this interview in it’s entirety –ASAP, that means NOW!