Louis Farrakhan has long been dismissed by most people as a race-baiting crank. However, Farrakhan’s latest missive to his Nation of Islam followers is particularly incendiary. He suggests that ebola and other diseases were developed by the United States to “depopulate” the world of black people. What is dangerous is that thousands actually believe Farrakhan’s conspiracy theories. Notably, this conspiracy is very close to the one being spread among remote villages of Africa where health care workers are being killed because they are viewed as spreading the disease or working for those who created it.
Of course, by spreading the Ebola conspiracy theory, Farrakhan makes it more likely that blacks will die from the disease, which was first diagnosed at a remote village near the Central African Republic border on the Ebola river in 1976.
In his message to followers, Farrakhan states:
What is the method that they are going to use to depopulate? Through civil wars in which depleted uranium and Agent Orange are used. . . . Another method is disease infection through bio-weapons such as Ebola and AIDS, which are race targeting weapons. There is a weapon that can be put in a room where there are Black and White people, and it will kill only the Black and spare the White, because it is a genotype weapon that is designed for your genes, for your race, for your kind.
After rattling off other aspects of the conspiracy from fast food to genetically altered crops (that sterilize people), Farrakhan adds:
What kind of mind could take you in a room and give you an inoculation that you think is one thing, but it is something else? See, nobody could do this but a devil. I’m not talking about some spook devil—I’m talking about a real devil that can breathe and has hands and a brain to think evil!
I don’t want anyone to think I’m a racist; if any of you that are here that think of yourselves as White, don’t look at me like I’m a hater, because everything I say, I can prove it and will die on it! I’m not against any race; I am against the evil that men of that race are planning against my people.
No, none of that is racist. The business of how white people are spreading disease to kill black people is completely sane and non-racial.
What is incredible is that suggestions that black people should resist inoculations as a vehicle for genocide by white people. That again is what is being spread in Africa where ebola victims are being “rescued” from clinics and villages have barred teams from entering to help stop the disease. Of course, we have had many of these brave doctors and health care doctors — including many white health care professionals — not only put themselves in harm’s way to help Africans but have died as a result.