Quote note (#248)

At the risk of falling into a temporary ‘all-gone, all the time’ rut here, there’s this:

… Ishmael Bey, a former assistant Nation [of Islam] minister, told me that years ago he’d heard from a top official that headquarters was flirting with “a white church in L.A.” Initially, Farrakhan never mentioned Scientology in public. Instead, he cryptically alluded to the “study” of “a technology” that would help his people. His caution made sense: after all, the Nation was explicitly conceived as a black separatist organization and a repudiation of Christianity, which Nation leader and prophet Elijah Muhammad derided as “the slave master’s religion.” Farrakhan himself has called white people “a race of devils” and the Nation teaches that the apocalypse will involve a UFO, or “mother plane,” that will eradicate all Caucasians. […] However, there are some striking theological overlaps that might help explain how Farrakhan came to adopt a religion invented by a white man. There is, of course, the attachment to science fiction: Scientologists believe in an alien dictator, Xenu; the Nation holds that the white race was created by a mad scientist named Yakub. More significantly, though, at the core of both religions is a never-ending pursuit of a better self. In the case of Scientology, that best self is “clear” of residual traumas buried in the subconscious. In the Nation, that self is free of the hang-ups of white culture that black people have internalized to their detriment. Scientology, Farrakhan seems to believe, provides a new path toward black empowerment. “I’ve found something in the teaching of Dianetics, of Mr. L. Ron Hubbard, that I saw could bring up from the depth of our subconscious mind things that we would prefer to lie dormant,” he said to his Chicago congregation in early summer. “How could I see something that valuable and know the hurt and sickness of my people and not offer it to them?” …


May 12, 2016admin 5 Comments »

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  • Brett Stevens Says:

    Scientologists believe in an alien dictator, Xenu; the Nation holds that the white race was created by a mad scientist named Yakub.

    Long story short: finding external scapegoats is always popular because it allows us to ignore the internal problems caused by individualism eroding culture.

    This is no different than the National Socialist dilemma of Jews being both evil, and somehow gaining control of the world through remarkable efficiency and efficacy.


    Grotesque Body Reply:

    When my guys engage in chicanery and nepotism, I’m going to make sure to call it remarkable efficiency and efficacy.


    Posted on May 12th, 2016 at 3:42 pm Reply | Quote
  • SVErshov Says:

    in time of strategic opportunities, no alliances is strange enough.


    Posted on May 13th, 2016 at 4:39 am Reply | Quote
  • cyborg_nomade Says:

    capitalism… and schizophrenia


    Posted on May 13th, 2016 at 10:10 am Reply | Quote
  • grey enlightenment Says:

    Scientology is elitist..at least they have that going for them


    Posted on May 13th, 2016 at 1:28 pm Reply | Quote

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