Our crumbling and fidgety nation is still reeling from last week’s news that a Liberian national apparently lied his way into the USA for Ebola treatment. While many of us fear that our wise and beneficent overlords in the federal government are being fatally or even apocalyptically lax in allowing an African-based disease to take root in America, it is perhaps instructive and even edifying to consider that certain “voices” in America’s black “community” are insisting that the inverse is in fact true”they”re claiming that the feds invented Ebola to depopulate the African continent.
The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, that pioneer of musical transphobia who preaches that blacks are commandeering a giant UFO that will rain holy death upon white devils, has weighed in on the Ebola epidemic in a recent essay for the Nation of Islam’s perennially entertaining Final Call newspaper. In the clunkily titled “Justifiable Homicide: Black youth in peril, ‘An Executive Decision’ -Part 2 Continued,” Farrakhan slams neocons”hey, give the man some credit”for an alleged bio-terroristic vaccination plot to cull the African herd in order to exploit that majestic land’s mineral and scenic treasures:
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.
Farrakhan’s thought-provoking and giggle-inducing essay comes hot on the heels of another mind-blowingly irresponsible article published in the Liberian Observer called “Ebola, Aids Manufactured By Western Pharmaceuticals, Us DoD?” This scintillating piece was pecked out by one Cyril Broderick, a Liberian expat and associate professor in the Agriculture and Natural Resources department at the historically black Delaware State University. It is an open letter addressed to “Dear World Citizens” that claims Ebola is a genetically modified organism the American government is sadistically testing on West Africans. Broderick’s letter approvingly cites a “Steven [sic] King” review of the bio-thriller The Hot Zone and employs several exclamation points”never a good idea when attempting to soberly discuss science:
African people are not ignorant and gullible, as is being implicated. … Spontaneous liquefaction is what happens to the body of people killed by the Ebola virus! … The U. S., Canada, France, and the U. K. are all implicated in the detestable and devilish deeds that these Ebola tests are. … THESE CITIZENS DO NOT DESERVE TO BE USED AS GUINEA PIGS! … The world must be alarmed. All Africans, Americans, Europeans, Middle Easterners, Asians, and people from every conclave [sic] on Earth should be astonished. … Please stand up to stop Ebola testing and the spread of this dastardly disease.
The comments section under Broderick’s article is a mother lode of conspiratorial comedy that references the Rothschilds, colloidal silver, the Georgia Guidestones, organ harvesting, the Knights Templar, Monsanto, and Bill Gates.
When questioned by the Washington Post about whether the school intended to discipline Broderick for his essay, a Delaware State U. spokesman said:
The university is not going to abridge his First Amendment rights to give his opinion about the issues of the day. … A lot of people can have tenure at a university and then they”ll go out and commit mass murder, okay. … We didn”t know that they would do that before they were granted tenure.
I”m certain that Dr. Broderick is grateful for the school’s unvarnished show of support as well as the fact that they likened him to a mass murderer.
Real live Africans haplessly trapped in Western Africa’s current Ebola hot zones”may the good Lord bless and keep them, or at least please keep them there“aren”t exactly doing good PR for the continent by murdering healthcare workers, accusing treatment centers of conducting cannibalistic rituals, and placing their faith in exorcists and witch doctors.