In his bid to become chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), Minn. Rep. Keith Ellison has been placed with the famous “Farrakhan Litmus Test” and he’s apparently failing… badly. For those who may not know, the Farrakhan Litmus Test is the criterion that powerful white-controlled entities use to determine if certain Blacks are willing to advance white interests above the needs of their own suffering Black people. Since the Democrats lost the presidency to Republican candidate Donald Trump, the DNC is looking for a new face of hope for the party, which brings us to Keith Ellison who’s being faced with this test.
Simply put, if Ellison shows that he has the intelligence and testicular fortitude to stand with the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, he would be castigated and shunned by his white authorities—much like the old slave masters would treat the rebellious slave who sought freedom over oppression. Contrarily, if he denounces the Minister, it would show that he is compliant to their interests, despite how corrupt those interests may be.
With pressure coming from powerful Jewish groups like the ADL and AIPAC, Ellison’s past associations with the Nation Of Islam (NOI) has prompted him to denounce Minister Farrakhan and disavow relationships with him. Ellison accused the Minister of “sowing hatred and division, including anti-Semitism, homophobia and a chauvinistic model of manhood.”
This denunciation of Minister Farrakhan is not based on any provable facts; instead, his position is based solely on opinions derived from fallacious accusations. As a lawyer, it’s clear that Ellison’s illogical stance serves to gain the favor of those powerful groups whose interests are not for the good of Black people. His position is more like those who betrayed the freedom fighter Nat Turner, thinking they’d be favored by slave owners.