Farrakhan is BET Man of the Year

Via The O’Reilly Factor

Black Entertainment Television awarded Louis Farrakhan its Person of the Year Award for 2005.

Louis Farrakhan beat out Oprah, Barak Obama, Robert L. Johnson, and the “Victims of Hurricane Katrina” for the BET Award:


They agreed that he has done what no other African American leader has: “mobilize hundreds of thousands of Blacks around the issues of atonement and empowerment, and to convince the masses of our people that we must be the primary catalysts and engines for positive change in our communities,” she said.

“I am greatly honored and extremely humbled that the BET.com users have chosen me as the 2005 Person of the Year, especially since the nominees for such an honor are some of the greatest members of the Black community in the world; Ms. Oprah Winfrey, Senator Barack Obama, the father of BET Robert L. Johnson and the suffering victims of Hurricane Katrina of New Orleans,” Minister Farrakhan told BET.com.

“Honor is never deserved until after the work and mission is completed. The work of the liberation of our people, and the poor and oppressed around the globe is a long, difficult, protracted struggle.

“So, I accept this great honor as encouragement to work as hard as I can in the twilight years of my life to facilitate the success of this ongoing struggle.”

Minister Farrakhan said his next move is to continue the work of building the Millions More Movement, which he said will utilize the skill and talent of our people to lift us up.

The minister told BET.com that the Millions More Movement faced many obstacles, but with faith in God, hard work, and the unity of those whose desire it was to create the movement, “we have overcome many obstacles and still are overcoming obstacles in the pathway of our success.”

A BET spokeman was on The O’Reilly Factor tonight and made the case that Farrakhan was nominated for his work on the Million More Movement.

So, what was it about this Movement that moved the judges?

Was it:

– The Variety of speakers?
– Farrakhan’s praise of Mao Tse Tung?
– The Jew haters?
– His proposed Ministry of Agriculture giving land to black farmers who sell their goods to black city folk?
– His proposed Black Ministry of Defense?
– Or maybe it was the reparations he suggested?
– Or maybe it was the great turnout they had this year compared to 10 years ago.

I guess its just hard to say at this point and time. It is not clear if his “levees were blown up” story helped him gain votes or not.

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