Liquor, Lies, and Edgar Bronfman

The envelope of the World Jewish Congress fundraising letter was marked “Confidential” and began, “Saddam Hussein, Muammar Qadhafi and Hizbollah radicals hope that you will put this letter aside. You see, these terrorist thugs, and the countries that sponsor them, don’t want to hear what the World Jewish Congress is doing to stop them….” After three pages of the well-worn spiel frightening Jews into lightening their fiscal load, we come upon the gratuitous stab at free Blacks:

Meanwhile in America, more and more people are on TV calling the Holocaust [sic] a “hoax”…and making wild accusations against “Zionist bankers” and “bloodsucking Jews”-as we saw with the televised interviews with Louis Farrakhan several months ago. And for every Farrakhan, we know of hundreds of lesserknown, BUT EQUALLY DANGEROUS, anti-Semitic leaders.

Edgar M. Bronfman, president
World Jewish Congress

What could Bronfman mean by “dangerous”? And isn’t Edgar Bronfman descended from the same bootlegging Bronfmans who flooded America with bad whiskey during Prohibition and who later bought Seagrams and proceeded to flood the world with their distilled poison ever since? Stephen Birmingham, author of The Rest of Us: The Rise of American Eastern European Jews, wrote of those early Bronfman contributions to the American standard of living:

While real Scotch whiskey might be aged for two to twelve years, Bronfman Scotch could be aged in about two days….What no one noticed, either-not even Sam Bronfman himself-was that with this haphazard mixing of alcohol, real whiskey, and other ingredients, Bronfman was in the process of inventing a whole new category of alcoholic beverage: blended whiskey.

So, as the Honorable Louis Farrakhan suffered, sacrificed, and dedicated his life to the infusion of life into a destroyed people, the Bronfman legacy, thus far, is the manufacture of alcoholic products that ensure Black people’s destruction. Jewish Mafioso Meyer Lansky’s chief confederate, Lucky Luciano, put it like this:

Sam Bronfman was bootleggin’ enough whiskey across the Canadian border to double the size of Lake Erie. It was no wonder that wags in the liquor trade were beginning to refer to Lake Erie as “the Jewish lake.”

Headquartered in Montreal, the Seagram Company Ltd. employs 30,000 people worldwide. Seagrams liquors are sold in more than 197 countries and territories. Affiliates and joint ventures in 41 countries comprise the largest distribution system in the spirits and wine industry. Bronfman’s Seagrams produces, markets, and distributes more than 226 brands of distilled spirits, more than 180 brands of wines, champagnes, ports and sherries, and more than 48 brands of coolers, beers, mixers and other low-alcohol adult beverages. Some of the best-known brand names include Crown Royal, Captain Morgan, Chivas Regal, and Absolut Vodka. The Seagram entertainment/communications company MCA Inc. makes motion pictures, television and home video products, publishes books, produces recorded music, and operates theme parks, with significant holdings in Time-Warner and Dupont. Among the many popular entertainment vehicles they control are: Sheryl Crow, Bee Gees, Dru Hill, Enrique Iglesias, Elton John, Jay-Z, Kirk Franklin, Woody Woodpecker, Motown Live, Blind Date, The Flintstones, E.T.-The Extra Terrestrial, Jurassic Park, Xena: Warrior Princess, and Bruce Lee.

Incredibly, these same Bronfmans, who gross $6 billion annually, are now begging the world for money to fight our leader and teacher, Min. Louis Farrakhan, under the auspices of the World Jewish Congress.

But is Edgar Bronfman really as concerned about terrorism as he claims? When the figures compiled by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) are analyzed, perhaps Americans (and particularly Blacks) would be much more concerned about Bronfman. According to the NIAAA, the estimated cost of alcohol abuse was $185 billion for 1998; drug abuse amounted to $98 billion. The estimated costs of alcohol abuse are attributed to lost productivity, including losses from alcohol-related illness, premature deaths, and crime, and the expenditures on medical treatment. The costs of alcohol-related problems such as human suffering and broken families are incalculable. As the largest purveyor of alcohol in the world, what part of this human tragedy can we attribute to the Bronfman liquor dynasty?

According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), in the United States 75% of unintentional injuries and 50% of the 12 leading causes of death are directly or indirectly related to alcohol, nicotine, and other drugs. The only age group in the United States whose life span is decreasing is young people between the ages of 15 and 24, much of this decrease attributed to alcohol consumption. The American Journal of Public Health reports that the density of liquor stores is directly responsible for increased aggression and crime. Among the Native Americans the scourge is devastating. Mortality rates for crashes and alcoholism are 5.5 and 3.8 times higher, respectively, among the Native Americans than among the general population. Among Southwestern Plains Indians, 10.7 of every 1,000 children were born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome–born grasping for a Seagrams bottle!

When faced with these gruesome realities about the poison that has made them rich, what do the Bronfmans do? They have broken a decades-long ban against TV advertisements for hard liquor and will now entice TV viewers to surrender their livers to the Bronfman American vision-staggering and blurred though it may be.

When the Bronfmans and their World Jewish Congress refer to our leader, the Honorable Louis Farrakhan as “dangerous,” we must consider the source. They know better than anyone, that if Blacks of the world heeded the call of the Nation of Islam to reject alcohol and drugs and come back to the only true comforter–the God of the Universe–Bronfman and his cohorts would lose EVERYTHING! Edgar Bronfman’s cheap ploy of crying “anti-Semitism!” and “terrorism!” is merely a ruse to keep blended whiskey pouring into the Black community and hard-earned cash flowing out. It is not hard to see why the world’s foremost saloon keeper would be naturally hateful of the evangelical teetotalism of the Nation of Islam.

Finally, as the broken bodies, disintegrated families, disease and affliction are tallied in America and the world, Blacks have but one question to ask the undertaker: “Have we reached six million yet?”