Tuesday, August 26, 2008

A few photos

It's day two and things are escalating.  A lot of folk's discussion regards whether or not Sen. Biden will trash the Republicans and Sen. John McCain during his address tomorrow night and whether or not some phantom supporters of Sen. Hillary Clinton will take over the convention floor with mass protests.

The  main thing right now is the U.S. Attorney's Office is having a press conference in a few hours to give an update on the assassination attempt on Sen. Obama.  They are are saying these threats are not credible, but those weren't toy rifles or a pretend bullet proof vest that they confiscated during the arrest.

As I sit here awaiting the press conference and observing all of the media trucks pull up and cameramen hustle for camera positions, my mind begs the question, what else do authorities need to classify the threats on Sen. Obama as credible? 

I mean, you have:

1 The first Black man who is close to becoming president of a country where black men have been lynched for less things, like slaving day and night as a sharecropper and having the nerve to request their rightful pay at the end of their labor;

2 His wife, who, along with her husband, has been under a constant barrage of attacks by right wing news media because she dares to display her intelligence and beauty, her courage and feminism, and present an image to little black girls and to women who may have never understood that what Mrs. Obama displays are attributes that can be acquired by them and through the same vehicles only if America would treat her black citizens justly;

3 Prophecies by white supremacists that if Barack wins there'll be a surge in membership among these groups;

4 and you have threats, arrests and weapons.

Just what else is needed to take this thing seriously? 

We'll find out. 

Meanwhile, let's remember the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan's request of us during his keynote address at this year's Saviours' Day Convention.  He asked the Nation and everyone to please pray for Sen. Obama and his lovely family.  Have we?

Peace and Blessings,

Sis Charlene 


Imani Muhammad said...

As-Salaam Alaikum Sister
Very well put sis, I just read the article from Democracy Now and yes, that attempt was REAL! They always want to down play what is really going on in the news. I regret not making that trip to Denver so I have to live the moment through you all! :)

dawn2m said...

Thank you for you wonderful coverage and I especially thank you for that reminder that The Minister had asked us to pray for our Brother. That I will certainly do.

Unknown said...

I was wondering why the threat was classified so quickly as "non-credible". I'm also wondering what is really going on. While they are attempting to have us all focus on this "small-time" threat, it could be used as a rouse. I have and continue to pray for him and his family.

tnjmhmmd said...

Very well put!

Unknown said...

They quickly dismiss attempts on Obama's life because they want us to believe that our 400 year old enemy has suddenly become our best friend. Students of truth know better. Weeks ago his plane made an emergency landing; my mind went immediately to John Brown. The Minister is right; this brother needs our prayers. I may not like how he is sometimes used and made to avoid strong Black leadership; but we should recognize that our brother is America's last hope to prove that its democracy actually works for all. Let us all review Minister Farrakhan's Saviours' Day Message and be informed and inspired.