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,