Afrolantica's Haunting Conclusion: 'Let's Get Back to the Struggle'
This is how Derrick Bell concludes Afrolantica Legacies, a final discussion with the idealized female version of himself, Geneva Crenshaw:
"Let's get back to the struggle" are the final words in a book in which Bell has:
A) Named his utopia "Afrolantica" and decreed it a land where only African-Americans could survive. Thus, in Bell's imagination utopia is a world without Jews. Bell described the sensation of living in such a place "a euphoria of Freedom."
B) Defended Louis Farrakhan, antisemitic conspiracy theorist and leader of the Nation of Islam, and promoted the blood libel of Jewish control of the economy.
C) Urged Jews to remain loyal to the progressive cause above defending themselves from antisemitism.
D) Named the Stalinist artist Paul Robeson -- who lied to the world about the Soviet murder and torture of Russian Jews -- one of our "greatest heroes."
The word "struggle" finds itself featured prominently in other genocidal antisemitic movements. The infamous title of Adolf Hitler's autobiography:
Also, the term "Jihad," defined courtesy of Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan:
What were these men, scattered across cultures but united in antisemitism, struggling with "inside ones self"? Warning: the graphic answer on the next page quotes from material containing profanity and disturbing content.
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