In an interview with Freedom FM on Wednesday 4th January Mr. Farrakhan stated that Konris’ song about Caribbean unity deeply touched him because that is what he has been preaching wherever he has gone
Farrakhan added, “I don’t want to see not just the federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, or the federation of the eight in the Eastern Caribbean, but the federation of the 15 nations in the Caribbean.”
“My teacher Elijah Mohamed made a remark years ago, that when the British wanted to bring together all the countries of the British West Indies in a federation it was picked up in Jamaica, Norman Manley, and it was seen as too soon.”
He continued, “When I was growing up, all the various islands had their dislikes of one another, and as the Mighty Honesty would say, “Stupidness” divides us from one another.”
Minister Farrakhan also highlighted the reasons behind why he feels black people cannot unite.
The reason for the divide among black people Farrakhan said, is because blacks do not have a thorough knowledge of themselves and he says that most black people in the Caribbean are deprived of the knowledge about themselves, so they cannot love themselves, and when you love yourself you can get to love your brother like you love yourself and we now have to come to the point that blacks know who they are and every time we look at each other, we know who we are.
Elijah Mohamed said we are not black because we are cursed we are black because we are the original life in the universe.
Farrakhan, whose mother was born in St. Kitts and grandmother in Nevis, was in St. Kitts & Nevis for the annual Carnival and Christmas Season. While here he attended various carnival shows and other events, including the Grand Carnival Parade.