by Jalapenoman on 02/06/12 at 6:57 amChicago, IL – (SatireWorld.com)
The Reverend Louis Farrakhan, leader of the mostly African-American religious movement called “The Nation of Islam,” is claiming that Charles Lindbergh’s plane “The Spirit of St. Louis” was actually named after him. The airplane, which Lindbergh flew on the first solo, non-stop flight from North America to Europe (New York to Paris), was long thought to have been named for the city in Missouri (as it was Lindbergh’s home at the time of his flight).
In a statement made before a militant group of uniform-clad ACORN workers, Farrakhan stated that “even before I was born, Allah blessed my spirit to influence scientific advancement and affairs of state in the world. Before I was conceived by my parents, I was already inspiring people to go beyond themselves and reach for the stars.
“God told the prophet Jeremiah that “Before I formed the in the belly, I knew thee. And before though camest forth out of the womb, I sanctified thee and made thee a prophet to the nations.“” (Jeremiah 1: 5)
“Today I am God’s prophet, and Barack Obama is my choice servant. Charles Lindberg knew this. He named his airplane for his record breaking journey after me and my mission. It was not named for the city. It was not named for some dead Catholic dude. It was not named for the football team or the baseball team. It was named in honor of me.”
Farrakhan then announced that he expects the St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Rams, and the city of St. Louis, Missouri to all begin paying him a royalty for the use of his name. At the conclusion of his speech, he announced a march on the local petting zoo to free the captive sheep and then invite them for a night on the town.
Reaction from people in St. Louis ranged from “what a dick!” in white neighborhoods to “dat brother is seriously f***ed up” in black neighborhoods.