Comment: I've admired Louis Farrakhan for a long while.

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I've admired Louis Farrakhan for a long while.

Of course there are things he says I don't agree with but he says things I DO agree with and that's what matters to me. I have friends who may say or do things I don't like and I will tell them how I feel about it, just once usually, and leave it at that. One friend of mine loves Ron Paul but is convinced that communism would be great! I told him that I forgive him for that because he clearly has no idea what he's talking about. He's also an atheist but I've had my most spiritually deep conversations with him. He's my friend warts and all.

No, I don't make posts like these to tease or be a muck-raker. I post them to try to break through peoples' conscious filters and hopefully get them thinking about things from a perspective other than their own. The recent post of a video by the young lady trying to explain away accusations that Obama is not a fascist or socialist, or both which she somehow thinks isn't possible, ticked me quite off, not for what she said, but more for how people on DP reacted to it.

Rather than commenting there with a rebuke to those who judge 'people like her' so harshly, I posted this thread instead. Sure Mr. Freeman has some views I don't agree with and it would be easy to write him off as 'misguided', but after listening to him speak about his past and upbringing it is harder to do that. Maybe instead of being misguided he instead is just a product of his upbringing and his experiences in life. Maybe he's a libertarian and just doesn't know it yet!

I don't like labels, I don't care for presuppositions, and I don't like hypocrisy other than when it can be used to expose hypocrisy.

Please down-vote this thread. I did.

Don't feed the pandas. Ever.