Louis Farrakhan recently referred to Jews as cockroaches. Cockroaches are ugly disease carriers, invade your space in droves and mostly require extermination. They come up through pipes, and live in walls. They hide from the light and thrive in darkness.
I remember listening to an Imam shouting the same rhetoric. It was in Arabic, but his meaning, his tone, was clear. I was listening to him on the radio (by accident) while I was helping my friend pack his crystal glasses for his upcoming move. My hands were shaking. I had no idea how I was going to pack these glasses without breaking them. With great effort, I controlled myself.
If I am a beetle, I embrace that. The ancient Egyptians revered the scarab. Beetles, or cockroaches, have inhabited the earth for millions of years. They may be the longest living creatures. If you radiate them, they do not mutate. That's amazing. You can't get rid of them. I have a few in my apartment. I am not afraid of them nor do I try to kill them. I've even left a sweet potato out for them. Their only threat is from my cats. If they are bold enough to land on the floor, my cats get them. Otherwise, when I come into the kitchen, I make a loud noise and they run and hide.
Cockroaches love garbage. I am thinking Farrakhan and those of like mind, must have brains infected with lots of rotting garbage. They themselves may not be cockroaches, but they are food for the beetles. Long live beetles! Actually, my favorite is the ladybug. I even have one tattooed on my right leg.
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