Over a fortnight ago, on 31 August 2018 the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin was given an elaborate, star-studded funeral. From what I read, her coffin was made of gold and her body was dressed in a red gown with matching red shoes. It’s something any lady could wear at a party or wedding hosted by Queen Elizabeth II.
Aside from the tributes, the music and songs that were sung by amazing artists who walk in her footsteps, what stood out were the guests of honor. Louis Farrakhan, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and Bill Clinton, all sitting in a line on the podium.
As someone who had tons of love and respect for Aretha Franklin, any respect that I had was flushed down to the toilets of hell.
Then I realized several things. First of all, I highly doubt that former President Clinton just went into the auditorium and randomly sat down in the same row of those three stooges (my apologies to the Horowitz brothers for using that term). Clinton was placed there and probably didn’t want to cause a fuss or scene on the day of somebody’s funeral. I’m far from a Clinton supporter (either him or Hillary), but please, there is no way that he shares their sentiments about anything and in his defense, he did not look comfortable seated next to any of them.
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It would be an outright lie if I told you that I wasn’t at all disturbed by seeing that huge sack of pig excrement aka Louis Farrakhan on the podium at the funeral of Aretha Franklin. Even more so, since he was there and in such an honorable fashion, it goes to show that the both of them had a close relationship. Therefore, my opinion of Aretha has thus plummeted down to the toilets of hell. Having said that, people need to realize that although this is stomach churning, it really shouldn’t be surprising. Put it bluntly: A good majority of Blacks in America don’t care about the anti-Semitic rhetoric that he proudly displays and shares. Full stop. End of sentence. Our complaints don’t matter either. Is it morally wrong of them not to? Of course! After all, during the 1950s and 1960s who was at the forefront of the civil rights movement? Jews of course. I’m the son of a freedom rider, thank you very much. Jews marched, donated money (the NAACP was founded on Jewish money although Al Sharpton and Louis Farrakhan and their devoted fans would totally deny this to the hilt), put themselves out there and went to great lengths as to who to choose for candidacy, making sure that they were not racists (hat tip to both Mom & Dad of blessed memory). However, Blacks today don’t give a flying rat’s derriere if their leaders make anti-Semitic comments and the like. The resentment of Jews in the Black communities throughout the USA is very high and their leaders fan the flames whenever they get a chance. People, I hate to repeat this, but I’m not at all surprised.