January 5, 2010, - 3:28 pm
You knew this was coming–far-left Americans blaming America for Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab’s Northwest Flight 253 attack, like they did with 9/11. (Remember actress Maggie Gyllenhaal’s comments?)
Michael Skolnik, Russell Simmons’ Political Director, Blames America
In the past, I’ve written about hip hop mogul and Def Jam founder Russell Simmons’ alliance with anti-Semitic, anti-Israel, pan-terrorist, Muslim malefactors. I wrote a column about it in The Jerusalem Post (which is reprinted here). And, as I noted then, Simmons employs noted Nation of Islam organizer, anti-Semite, embezzler, and sexual harasser Benjamin Chavis Muhammad as the chief of his Hip-Hop Summit Action Network. Plus Simmons is tight with Chavis Muhammad’s former employer, Louis Farrakhan.
Now, Simmons’ political director, Michael Skolnik, has come out to blame America and world poverty for the uber-wealthy Abdulmutallab’s terrorist attack. It’s so predictable and so fraudulent, yet still so disgusting (thanks to The Jewish Internet Defense Force–JIDF–for the tip):
What we haven’t questioned, and maybe we should, is whether or not, our own personal approach to humanity is working. Have we contributed to the hopelessness that millions of young men and women around the world feel? What kind of prejudices do we have that cause others to feel pain? What kind of stereotypes do we hold that make others feel inferior? What kinds of racist thoughts do we perpetuate that create fear and hatred? Maybe we don’t need to wait on the President or other foreign governments to solve the problem of hope or the lack thereof. Just maybe, if we do the work, look deep down inside of ourselves and have honest discussions, we can begin to solve these issues on our own. In order to prevent the next “Farouk,” we must work harder to bring hope to every member of our generation.
We are the world. We are the children. Can’t we all just along? Blah, Blah, Blah.
I think I just threw up in my mouth a little. Uh, memo to Michael Skolnik and Russell Simmons: the American government gives more money to these countries and people than any other in the world, and it doesn’t work. Americans give privately more charity to the citizens of other countries than any other people in the world. It doesn’t work.
And Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab and Mohammad Atta and Osama Bin Laden and so many others like them led lives of privilege, filled with wealth.
We didn’t “contribute” to their alleged “hopelessness” (which they didn’t have). They had plenty of hope. But, instead, they chose to pin hopes on how many Americans and Westerner they could kill.
Until you wake up, face facts, and throw away your stupid psycho-babble BS, more American lives with be lost.
I guess none of us should be surprised by this, though. Simmons and his minions have a history of this. He famously praised and defended Hugo Chavez and his ridiculous anti-American UN speech.
More reasons to hate hip-hop.
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