Freemasonry: Ask, and it Shall be Given to You; Seek, and Ye Shall Find; knock, and it Shall be Opened Unto YouPosted by fahim knight at 05:13, 25 Oct 2010
Freemasonry: Ask, and it Shall be Given to You; Seek, and Ye Shall Find; knock, and it Shall be Opened Unto You
By Fahim A. Knight-El
This article represents another part of a series of articles that I have written on questions and answers pertaining to Freemasonry. This writer is of the opinion that there will always be a considerable amount of interest in the subject matter of Freemasonry mainly because of the mystique and mysteries associated with the order, which emanates from a basis of curiosity coming from the uninitiated populace. Freemasonry has its apologist and pundits and often both sides are very passionate about how they view this ancient order. Those who take the position to criticize Freemasonry, it is somewhat understandable because the order is rooted in covert symbolism, rituals, signs, allegory, metaphors, etc., this alone creates suspicion and leads the outside world to question the motives and intentions of a brotherhood who wear lambskin aprons, uses passwords, acknowledges each other with secret handshakes and greet each other with brother and most of all doesn’t appear openly accessible to the public.
The public will often only get a glimpse at them at a Masonic funeral, public Masonic Installation of officers or at the laying of a Masonic corner stone at a public edifice. Non-Masons have always been intrigued by this tight lipped fraternal brotherhood in which it is extremely difficult to get Masons to talk openly about Freemasonry to non-Masons. This writer has always believed that this type of communication could take place without being in violation of the obligations that a Mason swore to uphold. Masonic scholars, historians and intellectuals write books and scholarly papers on all aspects of Freemasonry and are able to maneuver around the concept of how much shall be revealed and concealed (they are fully aware of obligations and the penalties that are associated with the charge they swore to uphold).
The best example, that I can give would be Robert Lomas who is a Mason, and authored the book titled, “Turning The Hiram Key: Rituals of Freemasonry Revealed”, in this particular book he literally walks the reader through the Entered Apprentice, Fellowcraft and Master Mason degrees, which is the foundation of Masonry (the three Blue Lodge Degrees). However, yet in a circuitous way it is all laid out, but unless you were brought from darkness to light and was raised from a dead level to a living perpendicular on the square ninety degrees upright—most of what you read will go right over your head because Masonry is best understood based on the drama of the ritual as it's being enacted by the candidate. Thus, it is through these experiences that the lessons and principles become inculcated in the psyche of the neophyte. The Mason as he travels the various paths of life experiences, he will began to come into the fullness of what the ritual, symbols and signs were pointing him toward (making good men better).
Lomas write as a nonfictional writer, which requires some scholarly responsibility—level of objectivity, which to draw a scientific conclusion, but unlike Dan Brown who authored the fictional book titled, “Lost Symbol” in which the former takes greater responsibility for historical accuracy and the approach of the research aims to be empirical. Brown’s works are novels and do not have to be held to the same standards required by historians who write pure history. Yet, the interest in Dan Brown’s works within popular culture is evidence and proof positive of a high level of inquisitiveness people have about various Orders. He has written best sellers such as the “Da Vinci Code” and “Angels & Demons” and these pseudo Masonic writings have had mass appeal, it should tell us something about humanity’s curiosity relative desiring to get a peep into what is deemed secret societies.
People have heard that Freemasonry was part of the illuminati and secret society movements that are allegedly bent on controlling the world and some believe it possess power and influence over every sector of humanity’s lives in which it has shaped the political, economic and social direction the world-over. You have to determine this for yourself whether or not this contention is myth or reality. Thus, like the other four or five articles that I have written and compiled relative to these Masonic dialogs; I am constantly contacted by Masons and non-Masons who are seeking my opinion on various aspects of Freemasonry. These dialogs have proven to be helpful to me because often these sharing’s have sparked me to further investigate, as well as reconsider some previous positions that I may have held. But I equally pray by making these dialogs public, it will serve as some literary value to the seekers of knowledge and hope that others will continue to benefit from these various dialogs, conversations and debates that I have made available over the last year or two.
This writer will forever stand on the fact that it was Kemet and African people (original people the Asiatic Black man) that gave the institution of Freemasonry to the world. The evidence of such rest in the ancient temples, tombs, Metu Neter, architecture, scribes, customs, religion, sacraments, rituals, rites, etc., found in Kemet (Egypt). The scholar George G.M. James gives us this history in his monumental book titled, “Stolen Legacy” first published in 1954. Also Anthony Browder in his book titled, “Nile Valley Contributions to Civilization” directs our attention to the fact that all the Masonic architect and symbolism found in Washington, DC originated in Kemet (the entire capitol grounds is a miniature replica of the symbolic majesty of Kemet—as the Light Shineth From the East unto the West). Browder is letting us know that American Freemasonry and European Freemasonry owes a debt of gratitude to the Nubians of Kemet (they stole it and we must return it). Browder also documents these facts in his book titled, “Egypt on the Potomac”.
I am a student of knowledge and invite and challenge all my Masonic brothers to recommit themselves to study and to pursue the knowledge of self like never before. The world is waiting for the real Hiram Abiff to wake up from his slumber and to begin to lay out the work for humanity on the Trestle Board. Moreover, read the works of Dr. Yosef A.A. Jochannan, Chancellor Williams, John G. Jackson, Cheikh Anta Diop, Asa Hilliard, Ivan Van Sertima, Noble Drew Ali, Elijah Muhammad, Marcus Garvey, Marimba Ani, Molefi Kete Asante, Frances Cress Welsing, Edward W. Blyden, Rudolph R. Windsor, Mustafa El-Amin, Ra Un Nefer Amen, etc., it was through these enlightened minds that I truly found the ‘Lost Word’ and you will be searching the Royal Arch (York Rite) and Scottish Rite looking to replace the substitute word (the word that King Solomon declared was lost) with the ‘real word’, which in reality, will forever remain allusive until you come to Know Thyself (the word they provided you within the Red House is still not the ‘Real Word’).
These revolutionary scholars made Freemasonry live for me, many of my so-called African American Masonic brothers have been thoroughly duped into believing that in order to be considered a ‘regular’ body of Masons, it is incumbent to seek the approval and recognition from the United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE). What can these robber barons offer the fathers and mothers of civilization?—surely the Mystery Schools predated their official origin of 1717 by some thousands of years. Some of the Nuwaubians (Dr. Malachi Z. York-El followers) have constantly made these erroneous and contentions that I follow the white Masonic paradigm and worldview evidently they have not read my various articles on Masonry.
They do not understand that what I abhor and detest more than anything else is the “Savior Syndrome” mentality that they possess, however I have no problems embracing the truths that Dr. York-El may have taught, if those truths were rooted in history, science, metaphysics and were fact based and not something Dr. York-El concocted to suit his superego and ‘Messiah’ complex agenda. There is no doubt Dr. York-El had studied and understood all levels of Freemasonry (he and his followers are not guilty of neglecting study), but whether or not his Masonic Grand Lodge and subordinate lodges are regular, ‘irregular’ and ‘clandestine’ or ‘bogus’ it is something beyond my ability to make that determination (however, the Prince Hall Phylaxis Society has determined Dr. York-El order as a bogus and an ‘irregular’ Masonic entity).
Perhaps Prince Hall Grand Lodges should enter into constructive dialog with some of these various black Masonic entities and work to ease the tension and come to some operational agreement and even recognition if these Masons are following the established Ancient Landmarks of Masonry—this should be done for the image and long term reputation of Freemasonry.
I have had various conversations with a gentleman from The Theosophical Network named Joe Fulton, I respect his knowledge and intelligence—these enlightened minds are students of the “Secret Doctrine” authored by Madam Helena H. Blavatsky. I am also a student of this ancient knowledge and have been studying various Stanzas for years. However, this is where we part company, it is not India, China or eastern based philosophies where this knowledge originated. H.P. Blavatsky may have been intrigued with the ancient wisdom experienced through the Hindu and Buddhist monks and priest, which were rooted in some of the highest metaphysical and spiritual equations. These vibrations were well developed theories of learning and through cultural exchanges the Kemetic sciences took on a life of its own relative to other enlightened societies.
Blavatsky stated a profound truth in the “Secret Doctrine” she wrote: "The aim of this work may be thus stated: to show that Nature is not 'a fortuitous concurrence of atoms,' and to assign to man his rightful place in the scheme of the Universe; to rescue from degradation the archaic truths which are the basis of all religions; and to uncover, to some extent, the fundamental unity from which they all spring.” But not to look at Kemet (Egypt) as the source represents a fundamental error for those looking to unraveling the theories in the “Secret Doctrine”. Dr. Ivan Van Sertima and Runoko Rashidi authored a book titled, “African Presence in Early Asia”
This writer views his work as being much more than an intellectual exercise to engage other Freemasons and enlightened individuals in philosophical discussions relative to the pros and cons of the Craft. But my foremost objective is to foster understanding and to create an environment where we can have a civil conversation about Freemasonry—people have questions and I can not say I have all the answers, but these dialogs gives us a legitimate reference point, which to share and learn from each other. The topic of Freemasonry is a never exhaustive topic because it is rooted in the three most comprehensive schools of thought—Esoteric, Occult and Gnostics in which the symbolism and signs are best understood and to truly decipher Freemasonry one must be a student willing to delve much deeper than the Blue Lodge degrees and the elevated degrees offered in Scottish Rite and York Rite orders—the knowledge is so much greater if one is willing to embrace all there is of good in the universal order of things (eternal and infinite) and wisdom will begin to pour as an uninterrupted fountain because the intent of the ancient teachings and lessons imparted by the Sages and Gurus were taught to tie moral lessons to scientific and mathematical principles (this is what Speculative Masonry is about).
Freemasonry exists because it is built on philosophical principles and the foundation of Operative Masonry has always been mathematical. The Stone Masons (Guild Workers of old) were able to explore and master their craft and were able to secure higher wages (determined how skill of an artisan were in the physical trades impacted one’s ability to elevate themselves to higher social, political and economic levels) because of their acquired knowledge level. Knowledge is 360 degrees and if you are practicing anything short of this, than you are still languishing in perpetual darkness (this should be the ultimate quest for the human family).
We gracefully and systematically allowed him to tap into thirty-third and one third degrees (33 1/3)of the original knowledge. Nevertheless, these Master Builders understood something much deeper than brick and mortar, it was the philosophical and mathematical science behind right angels, verticals, perpendiculars, etc. These building principles were more rooted in Geometry, the branch of mathematics that is concerned with the properties and relationships of points, lines, angles, curves, surfaces, and solids. It has been this science which still remains a mystery and has been intriguing to scientist and social science right down to the modern time. Let there be light.
Bro. Bill: “I am a Freemason in NY and I thought I would comment on your article. First I know of no Masonic Scholar that believes that Freemasonry was 'invented' or started in London in 1717. This date is only the date that "speculative" as opposed to "operative" Masonry began in the form we see it today. In Europe the sacred art of geometry was closely guarded and manuscripts mention builders in stone as early as 950 CE”.
“Although many Masonic scholars believe the art does go back much further and possibly back to the Egyptians or even the Mesopotamians or Babylonians. In many circles Hermes Trismegistus was a first Master of the art. Some also believe Imhotep was his student and went on to build the first pyramids near Giza.
Now as for the later parts of your posts, I can only say that the separation that lead to PH Masonry and as 11 US states still hold to the arcane practice of segregation in this matter is an embarrassment to most modern day Masons and are actively seeking change in this area. In the last year or so many a Brother has been expelled from the Fraternity in those states who dare to speak up against this Machiavellian attitude”.
“Also just this year I was pleased to witness that the Grand Lodge of NY bestowed it's highest honor on the Illustrious Solomon Wallace, 33rd, Sovereign Grand Commander United Supreme Council Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite, Northern jurisdiction - Prince Hall Affiliation, Past Grand Master of the MW Prince Hall Grand Lodge F & A.M. of the State of New York”.
Fahim A. Knight-El: “Peace Bill; thank you for your comments and I appreciate your thoughts. The political, economic and social contradictions within the United States also affected how Freemasonry evolved in this country. What most scholars and laypersons overlook is the role that American style racism played in how the two Freemasonic entities (black and white) evolved and the social attitudes was an extension of the greater society”.
“Freemasonry, although, is based on the principles of a universal brotherhood in which race, privilege and class are variables that are not supposed to matter. Thus, the first degree ritual symbolically divests the candidate of all metallic substances and teaches him of the necessity of our dependency on one another as brothers and ultimately as human beings. The ritual leads us to look at humanity and to see ourselves as being interconnected by a larger cable-tow. The principles are pristine. All the Sages and Gurus understood that true Freemasonry is rooted in the Esoteric, Occult and Gnostics ancient teachings. Thus, these are the three schools of philosophical thought that awakened the creative intellectual thoughts in a Manly P. Hall (perhaps one of the greatest Masonic writers of all time), Sir Godfrey Higgins, Albert Churchward, Gerald Massey, etc., all investigated beyond the western world concept of Freemasonry and their investigation led them to Kemet (Egypt) as being cradle of civilization and mothers and fathers of the knowledge”.
“Hermes Trismegistus or the Kybalion borrowed heavily from more ancient scrolls that were studied in the Egyptian Mystery Systems and later around 332 BC Alexander the Great pillage, rape and robbed what became known as the great libraries at Alexandria and this knowledge manifest itself in Greece and Rome”.
“Yes, Great Masonic writers as Albert Mackey alludes to more ancient societies and Orders than western Freemasonry, but nevertheless, the coming together of the four European lodges in 1717 has stood as the official date of organized Freemasonry. W.L. Wilmshurst in his book titled, "The Meaning of Masonry" used this date, as well. What I have attempted to do via these various dialogs and correspondences are to uproot Masonic racism and historically set the record straight. Freemasonry has a Nubian origin and all the signs, symbols and rituals go back to Africa. Ok thank you again for the dialog and I am pleased that the Grand Lodge of NY bestowed it's highest honor on the Illustrious Solomon Wallace, 33rd, Sovereign Grand Commander United Supreme Council Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite, Northern jurisdiction - Prince Hall Affiliation, Past Grand Master of the MW Prince Hall Grand Lodge F & A.M. of the State of New York. This accolade is an indication that we are making some baby steps relative to Freemasonic social progress”.
Bro. Divine: “ISLAM: My name is Divine. “Like you I do not belong to any Moorish religious sect and I AM a Free Moor under the Sun Moon & Stars. I just read your Q&A entitled My Rebuttal: To an Ancient Free and Accepted Mason and My views on Dr. Malachi Z. York-El PART 3 and I would like to say that your research and the way you handle that brother was excellent. Getting to reason that I really emailed you. I AM about to join a Masonic Lodge August 2 (even though I'm not yet a member I AM quite familiar with The EA, FF, & MM degrees, Catechisms, Signs, Symbols, and Tokens. I AM quite a studious brother and I get bored easily, so my question is. What can I do not get bored after I surpass a the brothers knowledge wise in the lodge? I'm not ego trippin' but I know it will happen because none of these brothers study and all but one are poison animals eaters.”
Fahim A. Knight-El: “ISLAM; Bro. Mu El: Thank you brother, for reading my article and conversation with a follower of Dr. Malachi Z. York-El; I only stood on my square and stood on the principles of truth and that is not to say that I have not gained some benefit from studying some of Dr. Malachi Z. York-El scrolls and knowledge (I view him as one of my teachers). But I do not follow personalities; I am a student of knowledge in which I found this approach more attractive than following vulnerable personalities. I have found very little credibility in the Savior Syndrome. My brother, no doubt if your are a student of knowledge, it is going to be a difficult task to engage in Craft Masonry because remember most black Freemasons that join Freemasonry, they lack the knowledge of self and kind. Thus, they think this ancient knowledge originated with the Caucasian race and they do not know that the entire enactment is really about two people, the white man and the original man. It was us, who like the symbolic Hiram Abiff was hit in the head (and rob of the knowledge of self) and the true Master Builder is the Asiatic Black man (the Moor)—Moabite, Kushite, Kemite and other ethnic classification that you can attach to the original man”.
“Now, there are many conscious brothers who are Freemasons and who understand the culture and history of the so-called Black man of America and have not bought into the Eurocentric version of this ancient Craft. My brother, there is much to learn by going through the Masonic process and I am quite sure that you have a lot to offer the Craft, it was my inquisitiveness that kept my attention, but I was a serious student of knowledge prior to being formally introduced to Freemasonry. A good teacher has to first be a good student—you will be able to further connect the dots because you have the knowledge of self, but you also have a divine obligation to use what the creator has bestowed on you for the good of humanity. If you decide to go through the process just continue to read outside of the required Masonic study and interject when the time permits. I am right in Durham; let me know if I could be of further assistance in your quest. I must tell you that you already have acquired 360 degrees of knowledge".
Brother Drew Scott: "Peace Brother Fahim. My Name is Drew Scott. I am a Prince Hall Master Mason of the state of NY. Xenia Lodge 50 New Rochelle NY. I have just stumbled on your blog. We must as Masons & scientist move forward& save our People".
Fahim A. Knight-El: “Hotep Brother Scott: Thank you for taking the time to read my Blog and it is always good to hear from a brother. Yes, we all have a job, duty and responsibility to go after our people and offer them light and direction. I am always honored to hear from brothers of the PHA Craft; my Blog is designed to wake our people up and expound upon the Speculative Masonic Science. To go after that one who was symbolically slain and raise him/her from a mental death”.
Brother Gary (New Jersey): “Brother Fahim, there are countless numbers of people and belief systems. Is there any factual way to ascertain the history of the male of dark (black) color from the ancient world (5000 -6000 years ago) all the way to our modern time period (2010)? Also there is a belief that History's "timeline" given to us was rewritten. The motto behind this "rewriting" was to hide the black skinned person's connection to Egypt and God's ancient chosen nation. Again, is there any physical way that we can endeavor to ascertain the facts?”
Fahim A. Knight-El: “Peace Bro. Gary: I believe you and I have had some dialog in the past (I am quite sure that we have, because I saved those emails). Most of us first of all, will not even admit that a physical and psychological criminal act (Chattel Slavery 1555-1865) took place and the historical assault started over 6,000 years ago and it takes a clear understanding of this fact which to objectively understand the gravity and the complexity of the questions and issues that you raised. The physical evidence is our presences (what other evidences would you find more credible than those who survived the worst holocaust and are still alive as proof positive of the longevity of the power of their seed?) as a people of (original people) in which our biological and DNA linkage connects us to an original gene pool that has identical ethnic and racial markings to the people of Kush and Kemet (contrary to white social scientist findings), as well to what white scholars deemed Sub-Sahara Africa according to Cheikh Anta Diop in book his titled, "African Origins of Civilization: Myth or Reality" and "Civilization and Barbarism" and countless other credible African Centered scholars and intellectuals. Whites are automatically dis-included because there is no empirical evidence that the Caucasian history exceeded his 6,000 year existences”.
“But I know you already have the answers to these questions that you are posing to me (I am only preaching to the choir and I am curious about your take on these set of questions). We can not recreate all the events of history, although theologians in the three major world religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) have relied on undocumented and scientific evidence to present tales and stories of man (human) genetic, anthropological, ethnic and racial beginnings. But even in these religious discourses there is enough evidence to substantiate a definitive reality; however, after filtering through the ethno-racial identities given, we can make certain claims and hypotheses. Your questions are more philosophical and it will lead us toward and endless discussion and that is not to say that there are not answers out there. Perhaps I am not qualified to delve into this realm of discussion that you have placed before me. When a people have been totally robbed of the knowledge of self and was made blind, deaf and dumb, it is a difficult task for a people who were not allowed to have a history and could not keep records (no other people have endured this type of criminal act and suffering) to reconstruct that which was systematically destroyed and altered. This has proving challenging to our black scholars and social scientist in general. But we are the Alpha and the Omega—when you see us, we are a representation of the Ancient of Days".
Bro. Darien Clark: “My name is Bro. Clark and recently read your article on Hiram Abiff and found it to be very interesting and insightful. I am a member of QML #210 in Doha, Qatar. I was recently raised from a dead level on a square. I would really like to pick your brain and further my Masonic knowledge. I am very new having only been raised this past June. I only have a few brothers here who I see that really take the knowledge and break it down and delivered it. I really don't get to see them as often as I would like to be able to enjoy the Masonic intercourse that I need to truly develop myself in the craft. So whenever you have time please feel free to email me back so we can talk and I can learn the true Masonic history. Thank you for your time bro!”
Fahim A. Knight: “Peace Bro. Clark: Thank you for contacting me and thank you for your kind words. First, let me congratulate you on being raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason and welcome into the universal brotherhood of Freemasonry. I always like to impart to newly made brother Masons that the key to Freemasonry is to continue to search out knowledge (keep on reading and studying); thus, you have just begun the journey and remember that the Speculative Masonic journey is eternal (the study has no beginning or ending). You have obligated yourself to being an even a better man than before you were introduced to the Three Great Lights in Masonry. You can better understand the token, words and signs, if you commit yourself to the ancient investigation of our Craft. This isn't about wearing rings and medallions; it's ultimately about developing self and humanity. My brother here is the link to my blog (if you surf the site and view some of the older topics, you will see some of the numerous articles that I have written on various aspects of Masonry). Here is my Blog link
Bro. Darien Clark: “Peace Bro Fahim, I been reading your blogs and I see you have done a lot of research into the different religious groups in America and abroad. Having come back overseas last year and getting away from the distracts of American society. I was able to start reading up on the Five Percenters as a little bit on the Nation of Islam. I really got an eye opener when I read the book Knowledge of Self. I really started to see how America uses all its forms of media to keep people diluted with not but a whole bunch of nonsense on your mind. How the media is very bias and keeps the some old nonsense up of White is right. I myself really lost interest with religion and school in the US at an early age. I could never understand how people went to church and got the Hold Ghost and then went home and a few days later were out in the community doing some of the most Ungodly things. Then school lost me when they told Columbus discovered America and the America Indians were there and helped them get though the harass winter. Come on now! Now as I have gotten a bit older and have went through my trials and tribulations I have been able to see the world and interact with people from all walks of life I have come to see that we all have been played and have been living someone else fantasy”.
“The thing that gets me is that when you try to give people the facts they flat out reject it and don't to hear it. Now that I have finally been raised to the Sublime degree of a Master Mason I see what you said in one of your blogs about Mason taking their knowledge and not doing a dang one thing with it but parting, drinking and getting woman. Like I said before I don't have a lot of brethren here that are really deep into. The few that I have I am unable to communicate Masonic as much as I would like. It wild to be on the level I am and I still haven't been fulfilled. I have a good basis because I had been waiting so long to get to go on this journey when I got my packets I absorbed the information and was able to give it back. Then I started to relate everything I was learning to what I have done all my life and the values I was raised on and it all made more sense. I will continue to strive to become as perfect of an Ashlar as possibly before my time is down though. I just want to thank you for writing me back and sending me the link to your blog. I will continue to read and soak up the real knowledge and will try to read some of the books you have referenced. Take Bro and travel well!”
Fahim A. Knight-El: “Peace Bro. Clark: Thank you again brother (for the thought provoking response), you have in deed taking a big step in becoming a Master Mason, because its the secular link to all religions and it exist because of philosophy. No doubt organized religion has failed humanity because in western society White Supremacy has been the overwhelming mindset dominating the political, economic and social systems. My brother, I write and interpreted Speculative Freemasonry strictly from our perspective by infusing various schools of thought in the debate and conversation. The greatest knowledge that an African (black) Mason could attain is the knowledge of self and this will allow us to breakdown and decode symbolism from Kemet (Egypt) to where we are right now in space in time. The original Masonic knowledge belong to us and we must truly know from "Whence Came You" and to understand this question goes deeper than how we answered this question during our Masonic interrogation. Masonry is what you make it and the more you study, the more rewarding and fulfilling you will find the Craft teachings and come to recognize that they are far reaching and astounding (I suspect that you already know this); thus being brought from darkness to light (knowledge), is to teach us that knowledge is built on this basis and foundation and it is the ultimate Masonic journey to understanding all the Masonic Keys. I advise you to study all three of the Abrahamic Faiths (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) because they are forever occurring themes in Freemasonry. Lastly, their Holy Books might appear on the Alter as you travel. My brother once again congratulations on your Masonic accomplishment and if I can ever answer any of your questions from this day forward, do not hesitate; I am my brother's keeper”.
Bro. Ferguson: “Good morning Brother Knight, sorry I have not been in contact with you since you last response. I got blindsided with the new position in the Shrine, (Chief Rabban). With that came the realization that my group really needed to re-focus on study. Also, I realized that we had to take this degree more seriously than we have in the past. Now I know we will not be perfect in this endeavor, but I can assure you we will have more knowledge about the religion this degree has a foundation on. Anyway, just touching bases with you”.
Fahim A. Knight-El: “Peace Bro. Ferguson: Well! I do not have to informed you of this, but you know there is a lot of Islam and rituals dealing with Allah, Muhammad, (the Shrine) or Kabba holy house built by Ishmael and Abraham—the Black Stone and lessons from the Holy Qur'an (Koran). But I also must inform you that the Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine could benefit more by gathering a more authentic perspective on the religion of Islam and this will give the Nobles better understanding and legitimacy to the true meaning of the Shrine rituals. Nevertheless, congratulations on your new position and I know you will some day soon be Potentate”.
Bro. Ferguson: “Potentate, nope!!! Just trying to teach everything the way is supposed to be taught. I hope to give my temple a better understanding of the entire degree, as well as, a healthy respect for the religion even though the majority of our members are Baptists. If I can get that going I think we will be alright”.
Bro. Ferguson: “Just letting you know I have started to read your article. Those two books that compare Masonry and Islam are the first 2 books (‘Islam, Christianity and Freemasonry’
and ‘Freemasonry: Ancient Egypt and the Islamic Destiny’) I read when I became a Mason and are very good. Like I told you earlier it is my hope to get an understanding of the Islamic influence of this critical degree. I also would like to add in our Higher Degrees it stresses religious tolerance, this degree is supposed to show us that. However, as you know we have missed that point. In my study review I included questions that will make the other Nobles know more than our ritual. It is only the beginning”.
Fahim A. Knight-El: “Yes Sir, Mustapha AL-Amin’s two books that deals with Islam, Christianity and Freemasonry, which delves into various aspects of the role Islam has played in our upper Craft degrees. I got a lot of responses from PHA Shriners and believe it or not, a lot of white shriners (Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine) have contacted me about the said article (“Freemasonry and Islam: What Do they Share?). I am not asking anyone to agree totally with my contentions, but at least remain open to the conversation. Lastly, there is very little written comparatively on Freemasonry and Islam. Thus, upon going through the article let me know what you think. Here is the key, we have to try and put ourselves outside of our faith traditions in order to truly appreciate what and where the Shrine degree is attempting to take us; in reality it is not about religion”.
Bro. Ferguson: “I have read the article and sent it to the Nobles of Mecca Temple #98. Its funny your article reminds me of my mother scolding me. I really hated the scolding, but the logic behind it was needed. So, the article was something I needed to read and understand. If more people looked at Islam in general then we would not have all of these religious idiots out there dis-respecting it. I can think of the fool talking about burning the Qur’an in Florida. And we are supposed to be built on religious tolerance, (LOL!!!) It seems if we only follow our Caucasian brothers view of religion is religious tolerance, huh? Anyway, let you about the response as soon as I get them”.
Bro. Ferguson: “Hello, Bro. Knight hope your summer is going fine. Mine can be summed in one word, HOT!!! All we are having is 100 degree days. Anyway reading the Moorish Circle 7. Reading up on the Dravidians, etc. What do you know about that group?"
Fahim A. Knight-EL: “Peace Bro. Ferguson: “I feel you brother, we went through a hot spell during July averaging 98 degrees and have been in the high 90s most of August, but I admit not quite Texas heat. The Moorish Circle 7 (Holy Koran) was authored by Prophet Noble Drew Ali; however, some have suggested and determined that, perhaps Prophet Noble Drew Ali plagiarized this text from a much older book written by Levi H. Dowling titled, "The Aquarium Gospel of Jesus Christ" but most Moorish Science Temple of America followers would dispute this contention, but I need to point this out. “The Holy Koran Moorish Science Temple of America-Circle 7” has little to no relations with the Muslim holy book known as the "Holy Qur'an. But I do have tremendous respect and love for the work and mission of Prophet Drew Ali (he was born in North Carolina and set-up his first temple in Newark, New Jersey in 1913). I also believe that he was a Freemason and a Shriner and some of his philosophical world view he gathered from the Masonic order”.
“The Dravidians, I believe were the original East Indians (Africans who occupied that sub-Continent called India—very black dark skinned original people). They were pushed out of power by the light skinned Mulatto Indians (British pawns). I think most of them lived in the deep southern most part of India and is officially called the "untouchables" based on the racist Indian class and caste system they have been discriminated and oppressed. Dr. Ivan Sertima wrote a book titled, "African Presences in Early Asia" and there is brother named Runoko Rashidi he deals heavily with this subject”.
Bro. Ferguson: “Sorry took so long to respond; my email was acting up. First the author did say something about the basis of this book from another one. Glad you gave me more details on it. What I have enjoyed was some information on the way black was in the Americas before Columbus. This has actually been the 1st book that addresses that issue”.
Fahim A. Knight-El: “I re-read your initial email may be you were telling me that you were reading Keith Moore's book titled, "Moorish Circle 7: The Rise of the Islamic Faith Among Blacks in America and it's Masonic origins." Now, I mistaken this work with Prophet Noble Drew Ali's book the "The Circle Seven Koran", which is the holy book of the Moorish Science Temple; thus, Moore's work and Drew Ali's book are two separate works. I just wanted to clarify my earlier email. I take it that you are reading Keith Moore's book and not Prophet Drew Ali's Circle 7 Koran?”
Bro. Ferguson: “Yes, it is Keith Moore's book. I did receive the other email with the list of books. It is an important for us to know we were traveling to the Americas before Columbus. I just like many of the people I know are definitely in the dark on this aspect”.
Fahim A. Knight-El: “Peace Brother Ferguson: Here is piece of information that most people are not familiar with. I am going to throw it out there; Christopher Columbus was as actually Jewish and like so many Jews he disguised his true identity. His real name was Cristobel Colon and this link (Jewish involvement in Transatlantic Slave Trade), which is just starting to attract scholarly attention”.
Bro. Ferguson: “I just want to say that this book has really opened my eyes to how little I know. This aspect of our history is buried so deep that we hardly question Columbus in history. We truly have been lulled to sleep in America”.
Fahim A. Knight-El: “Peace Brother Ferguson: Here is my latest article on the Reverend Jones and burning Qur'ans. Just click the link http://dailygrail.com/blogs/fahim-knight.... I think it is a good and timely read”.
Bro. Ferguson: “Hello Bro. Knight. Just wanted to hit you with a conversation I had after Lodge meeting last Saturday. A few of us were talking and my Shrine Questions came up in the conversation. An older brother expressed his displeasure with them. In my question, I stressed that we needed to be more informed about the religion the is dealt with in the Shrine, I was not trying to convert anyone. However, he felt they were not appropriate. I did remind him that as Masons we respect all religions even Jesus respected that. He had to stop his objection when I hit him with that. Just struck me as odd having that discussion”.
Fahim A. Knight-El: “Peace Brother Ferguson: I am not surprised by this because many view those type conversations Shrine and Islam as an infringement on their personal belief system. The majority of my lodge are good Christian brothers as yourself and are faithful to their particular Churches (I do not condemn anyone religion or faith tradition). Masonry as you stated is supposed to have respect of all religions and depending on what region of the world that you might be in could determine which religious book that might be displayed on the alter. So as much as Masonry seeks to find and embrace the philosophical beauty in religion, and therefore, from time to time it is necessary to discuss religion from a historical perspective in order bring about a certain amount of historical clarity. You and I did not invent the Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine nor were we responsible for it having an Islamic theme. It is a worthy conversation and only when we can openly assess and evaluate ideas can we hope to gather a better understanding. Travel Lightly.”
Bro. Ferguson: “Good morning, Bro Knight just finished, “Turning the Hiram Key” book was interesting. His assertions for ritualistic procedures comparison to the sexual experience did make sense. Also, it seems that he tried to indirectly dis-associate the Egyptian Mystery System foundation from Masonry towards the end. What is your opinion?"
Fahim A. Knight-El: “Peace Bro. Ferguson: I think Lomas does a very good job taking us through the ritual, but to the uninitiated they still will not be able to fully understand or grasp our ritual. He also was crafty enough not to violate his oath and obligations he swore to uphold. But still provided us with plenty of understanding of the inner meaning of the signs, symbols, and words. However, like most white or European Freemasonic writers they try to uphold the Operative Masons and labor Guilds of Europe as being perhaps the most essential elements to the origin of Speculative Masonry. They often will mention other ancient schools of Masonic thought, but is very careful not to ascribe those ancient schools as being black or African. Many Eurocentric writers will lie and say that certain aspects of Freemasonry history and development are unknown; this is done to deny the original Master Builders, the Black man his rightful place in Masonic philosophy”.
Bro. Ferguson: “There was a section towards the end when he talked about one of the Lodges keeping up the old story of being founded in 1717, when those guys asked operative Masons their methods, so that they could make their practices esoteric. The he talks of the many schools of thought that make up masonry. He pointed out the Norse Gods as he did in the Book of Hiram. In that book he tries in vain to prove Masonry as we know it was based on an earlier belief system. But what I realized then as I do now is simple. All religion comes from the East. And to the Egyptian Mystery system is the perfect match to Masonry as we know it”.
Fahim A. Knight-El: “Peace Brother Ferguson: I think Lomas know the truth; it is almost virtually impossible to do all that reach search and overlook the role Kemet (ancient Egypt) played in the Europeans acquiring our ancient wisdom and knowledge. The Ancient Greeks and Romans stand as the intellectual foundation to western world thought, but these illuminated Europeans stole their customs and knowledge from Black Nubian Egypt and this much is undeniable. Many of these white Masonic writers do not desire to give the original man credit; their arguments are rooted and driven by racism. We have an obligation to use the Three Great Lights to equalize the Masonic playing field and it is good that you as a Worshipful Master believe and advocate study--this is the first step to understanding the problem and being in a better position which to offer a solution”.
Bro. Ferguson: “This is true because if you read the Hiram Key he literally traces everything to Kemet. They at the beginning of the Book of Hiram, he and his partner are not satisfied with their work on the Hiram Key. However, the most logical conclusion is our ancestors’ spiritual beliefs. I understand other groups were before the Egyptians in spiritual practices, but even they were out of Africa. This point alone still gives our people the missing link we have been missing. Let's be real just using the term Democracy is not a European concept it is an Egyptian concept in place many years before the Greeks or Romans”.
Fahim A. Knight-El: “Yes Sir, in the first book, Christopher Knight and Lomas researched a lot about the role of Christianity and the evolution of the church doctrine relative to Freemasonry (some of these events could not be overlooked because they were taken place in Kemet). They focused a lot on Jerusalem, Jesus Christ, Constantine, Essene, Roman Catholic Church and actually did a fair job on giving some good information on the Council of Nicaea. I think in that book it provided a sizable amount of ancient research and how some of the Masonic ritual evolved and the various cultural contributions Christianity as a religion made toward the ritual, philosophy, art, etc., of Freemasonry. But I believe their intention were to prove that the Christian worldview contributed a lot to the school of thought known as Freemasonry and from their perspective this view had been negated by Masonic scholars--I think the Crusades, Knight Templar's, Muslims and the overall historical conflict seemed to be behind the intellectual motivation of the first book”.
Bro. Money: “Hi dear friend I come to you of lowly knowledge but very clear mind to enter into the essence of divine light. I give myself to be molded & used as a building block to help strengthen & enlighten others who seek the same. I live in a small town in Alabama; I am of the 32nd year of blindness. Non married , one sun ,& with his mother I'm typing this in hopes it will get read & that I may get a response to show me where to start my journey locally or abroad. Thanks for your time sir. Sincerely thirsty.”
Fahim A. Knight-El: “Please explain your request and mail a little more in depth. I need to hear more of what is that that you are seeking and how did you come across me”.
Bro. Money: “On a site called the Daily Grail I read this article on black & white separation in freemasonry very good article I must say. I'm thinking of becoming a Mason, for sometime now. I got your email there & I don't know why but was compelled to contact you whom or what you represent I do know, but only hoped it concern being a enlightened man of masonry. I'm not one to go around asking how to join I'm a bit more discreet than that. But would like & extension or proper referral of an understanding person. Forgive my ignorance on this subject I will not cause myself further embarrassment.”
Noble Monty aka 2Step (Bilal Abdul Muhammad): "Salaam, Hotep, God Bless my beloved brother, and Just wondering your thoughts on the new direction the Minister (Louis Farrakhan) is taking the Nation? Salaam: your brother, Posted from Sunday night Lecture: The course of study that will be set up from the Department of Supreme Wisdom that we all have to qualify and become certified. It's like some kind of certification and I shook your hand as you walked across the stage, ha ha. That's one certification. But to be certified, to stand up on the rostrum of God, and talk to the people of God is more than recitation of what you learned or think we learned and memorized. It's the purging of all spirit of arrogance and vanity".
"So, Tuesday night, I'm asking all of us, all Muslims throughout America, all those who want to be a part of that which is to be made new, make your way to the mosque. We're all in the classroom of God and we will prepare the study on both sides: the study of the technology and the study of the Supreme Wisdom. And then once we get to a certain point, I'm turning you loose on this world. [applause] And I'm going to ask you to sign a form pledging that you will undergo the study. I'd like to see your signature on all these forms. And if I don't, then that means you don't want to labor any more, and I'll thank you for everything you've done, and you can sit down. Nobody will mount the rostrum, hold a post, be in any ministry, or over any part of the national and international organization of the Nation of Islam who refuses to go under this study".
Fahim A. Knight-El: Thank you as always and I appreciate your comments (you asked me a serious question and therefore, I feel obligated to give you a qualified, but serious response); I think Minister Louis Farrakhan is doing the best he can to save an organization that has lost its soul and is trying to find the best method and strategy to purged the Nation of Islam as a of group, which for almost 30 years has been overly consumed by materialism, corruption and unchecked power. I think he bears some responsibility in Nation of Islam’s lack of true spiritual growth and is now seeking ways to bring the Nation of Islam back to the spiritual center (it is an attempt to reeling in a wayward organization). He has also been confronted with the question of Sunni Islam and how does he mesh Eastern based Islam and yet stay committed to the original intent of the life giving teachings as taught by the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. I think Minister Farrakhan made that transition at least fifteen years ago (unknowing to his parishioners), but he owes a debt of gratitude to the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and he has always found it rather difficult to abandon all the blessings that he has received from staying somewhat obedient to the program. He also knows that the rank and file is not fully prepared to move where he has been for a long time. Also, he is fully aware there are 15-20 other Nation of Islam groups (sects) licking their chops and are prepared to proclaim him a hypocrite and raise themselves as the rightly and legitimate heirs of Elijah Muhammad original teachings.
Jabari A. Winfree: “I was invited to a Nuwaubian Masonic lodge. I came across your "KEEPING IT REAL" can you give me any insight on the Ancient Egyptian order I’ve been searching the internet for more information on the lodge before entering. Thank you!!”
Fahim A. Knight-EL: “Thank you Brother Jabari for contacting me relative to your interest in Freemasonry. I am not an authority on Nuwaubian Freemasonry, but I have had some public disagreements with some of Dr. York-El followers and wrote may be two or three Blogs on those discussion relative to the members of the Nuwaubian nation. I have always respected elements of Dr. York-El's teachings and philosophy. No doubt his teachings helped me further to connect the dots along the way. But I must say this cautiously and I am prefacing this comment by stating who has the authority to sanction and/or legitimatize a Freemasonic entity. African Centered Thinkers would question us (Prince Hall Masonry) looking to a White Grand Lodge Body such as the United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE) which to establish our legitimacy and/or does Prince Hall Masonry has the right to make an overall determination of which Black Masonic order will be considered 'regular' or 'irregular'?”
“I agree in part, with the African Centered thinkers; we are the oldest civilization on the planet, which Kemet and Cush represents that antiquity relative to giving the world all its rituals, customs and rites--European Freemasonry stole and borrowed their Masonic symbols and philosophy from more ancient schools of thought that were indigenous to the original people of the earth. Thus, in making that statement Prince Hall Masonry has questioned the legality of the Nuwaubian so-called Masonic charter (short they are not deemed to have a 'regular' Masonic charter and is not considered to be part of the Masonic family), in which they would be viewed as a clandestine Masonic Order. However, I do respect their knowledge, but I disagree on their Masonic claims”.
Jabari A. Winfree: “Thank you Brother Fahim A. Knight-El for your time and I do think I will go through with my initiation. My ultimate goal is to be a better man and I believe Dr.York-El teachings will bring me to that. Thank you again.....”
Fahim A. Knight-El: “Peace Bro. Jabari; I pray and wish you success in your Masonic journey and the key to Masonry is enlightenment (a school thought of continuum learning). Thus, to be raised from a dead level to a living perpendicular on the square 90 degrees upright (is symbolic but full of meaning)--the dramatization of the blue lodge (the first three degrees) will lead you toward better understanding the moral lessons that encompass the inner principles of Freemasonry. It is all designed to make good men better. I hope your Masonic travels are rewarding. I am just an email away and I remain open to further and future dialog”.
Bro. Kevin Christophe: “Hi Fahim A. Knight, Is there any documentation recording an alleged meeting between Noble Drew Ali and Woodrow Wilson?”
Fahim A. Knight-El: “Peace Brother Kevin: Thank you brother for the comment; I met an interesting brother (Moor) who is doing some good work his name is Bro. W. Salaam Hall-El; I am going to refer you to him. Just let him know that Brother Fahim A. Knight-El referred you and please pose that question to him. He appears to be doing some excellent work relative to Moorish Sovereignty and has a very revealing web page with some very good Moorish history and information. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Ok good brother if need me just hit me back. Hotep Shem.”
Bro. Kevin Christophe: “Hi Fahim, Thank you for the quick response. I give life to transparency with my actions. Within the contexts of our conversation, I have no hidden agenda. I like to converse with people and was drawn to ask more questions since you were so prompt with an answer and remedy. Questions: Do you consider Yourself Moorish-American? What dangers do you and KEEPING IT REAL THINK TANK think lie ahead? What is an enlightened world?”
Fahim A. Knight-El: “Peace Brother Kevin; I think all so-called African Americans are Moors even if they do not know it. Yes, I am a Moor independent of any formal Moorish Science Temple organization or structure. We have a lot of rights that were established in the 1920s based on the work centered on the question of sovereignty established by Prophet Noble Drew Ali (no other so-called black leader sought our quest for independence and sovereignty from the perspective of nationality, but Noble Drew Ali; thus he understood our quest to freedom, justice and equality had to be tied to a legal identity). The danger that lies ahead is our ignorance relative to where the world is headed and who is leading humanity toward a New World Order and globalization and one world government in which will lead us toward neo-slavery. My brother on my Blog pages, I have written extensively about where the world is headed and what those dangers are. Thus, I refer you to just read my many blog works on those subjects”.
“Enlightened World: We have an obligation to move people from a high level of ignorance and making them aware of how important it is to be informed because the better prepared humanity is, it will equip them with the necessary tools to see through all the deceptions and be in a better position to make intelligent decisions and not be swayed by the influence of the mass mediums and their tools of propaganda (this could be life and death). Thus, once again all my thought on these questions are written in my blog. Hotep Shem.”
Bro. Calvin Brumant: “Dear Mr. Fahim A. Knight-EL, I am Brother Calvin Brumant Past Master 32d / Knight Templar, a member of Kaneohe' Bay Lodge #2 , under he auspices of MW Prince Hall Grand Lodge of HI. I am working on a book dedicated to Freemasons of color around the world, a title hasn't been chosen as yet due to the fact that there is so much information that I would like to put in this book that choosing a name this early would serve no purpose at this time. I am focusing on writing about the Egyptian origin of Freemasonry. I came upon your article while doing a Google research on the Ethiopian origin of the Knight Templars. I pride myself in knowing and teaching that the original freemasons were Moor, whether we refer to them as Egyptians, Africans or what ever, I believe that they were from the Black race. I have read about the Moorish Science Temple, Noble Drew Ali, Marcus Garvey, Elijah Muhammad and many other prominent black leaders of the early 1900's thru the late 1970's. I would like to know where can I get my hands on more research information about the original Knight Templar being from Ethiopia. Judging from reading your article you are very informed and have access to a bit more information than the normal layman and freemason walking the streets everyday. I believe that you would be a great help to me, any help you can extend would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for your help and I look forward to here from you”.
Fahim A. Knight-El: “Peace Bro. Brumant: Yes, I do not mind assisting you with your research project to the best of my knowledge to help. I do recommend that you register as a member of the Kushite site which is administered by a Prince Hall Masonic brother named Zachary Gremillion who authored a book titled, "African Origins of Freemasonry". There is a lot of unconventional knowledge that is constantly being shared on the site relative to Kush (Ethiopia)and Kemet (Egypt. Thus, after joining the site please reference some of the older post and threads, you might find some good sources and background information in relation to your topic. Just let the Brothers on the site know that I Bro. Fahim A. Knight-El referred you and lets take it from there. Here is the link: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CushiteMasterBuilders/”
Bro. Calvin Brumant: “Thanks for responding so soon. I did a Google search on the Ethiopian Origin of the Knights Templar and the article entitled The Knight Templar: Freemasonry-Judaism, Christianity and Islam; the Modern Problem (article written by Fahim A. Knight-El). I am in need of any information you can send my way regarding the topic about he Ethiopian Knights. I have a few photos which I was able to pull of the internet, but now I need the research information. Thanks for the invite to the Group. I bought a copy of the book you mentioned about 3 years ago. I found it to be a pearl, however I been waiting on the Brother to put another book out, he had me open of the information. I wish we had more writers writing about our-story instead of history (his-story). I just wish more Grand Lodges would teach this kind of information, that's what the younger generation needs. Thanks once more. Salaam".
Fahim A. Knight-El: Brother Brumant: Here is a brother (Prince Hall Mason) who has a HUGE interest in the Ethiopian Link (East African) connection to the Knights Templar in particular and all Masonry in general. His name is very Marquis Cameron and he has begun some research in this area relative to the Knights Templar. Thus, it would be good that you speak with him as well. Brother Cameron is also member of the http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CushiteMas... just let him know that I referred you and may be you two can compare notes.
Calvin Brumant: “I read the piece you wrote on Bishop Eddie Long. I thought I was well done and expertly written I agree with your views on the hold religion has on our people of color (Afro Americans). I was once under the spell of religion, until I found the truth ourselves. I am still writing the book, however I had to take a break I had to finish an anatomy class. I am focusing on more metaphysical esoteric freemasonry instead of just what can be found in the monitors. In other words Khametic information. Not that crap the Europeans talk about. I believe its time to take it back to the beginning. I am writing this book because of the need for freemasons of color to know "from whence they came, and wither they are going". From my experience prince hall, national compact masons, national congress etc are all lacking. The same ignorance that we were taught about ourselves is the same ignorance that we are self inflicting. I just felt it necessary to put this kind of information out. Our brothers need it”.
Fahim A. Knight-El: “Peace Bro. Brumant: Yes Sir I agree with you. I have been on a personal crusade for about 10 years researching and uncovering our ancient relationship to Freemasonry. But brother-to-brother, I was truly disappointed with my Prince Hall Brothers in my jurisdiction because they were more interested in partying and drinking (it was just to much social) than the quest for knowledge and I joined for the pursuit of knowledge, but after being Raised it seemed like the study process was no longer important. I knew that we needed a greater voice in the discussion of Masonic ideas and philosophy and I took upon myself to do the research and prove that Kemet and Cush were the Light of the world (Africans gave the world civilization); moreover, I was no longer interested in white Masonic scholars being the authority for me relative to our ancient knowledge”.
“Freemasonry had to much to offer from the realm of the esoteric, occult and Gnostic in which I believe that Prince Hall Masons needed their own scholars to interpreted and delve into these various schools of thought which to ascertain the most inner lessons that are shrouded in symbolism, mysticism, mythology, etc. Lastly, thank you brother for your kind words and I appreciate you taking the time to read my article on Bishop Eddie Long. It is always refreshing and good to hear from a Masonic Brother who is thinking outside the box. I know that your book will make a positive contribution to the field of Speculative Freemasonry”.
Bro. Calvin Brumant: “What do you know about the nine parts to the human soul as believed by our Egyptian ancestors and their relationship to the fellow craft degree?”
Fahim A. Knight-El: “Peace Brother that is a deep question and perhaps right of the top of my head there is only one Masonic scholar who comes to mind that might have thoroughly dealt with something like that, which is Manly P. Hall's works, but in particular the "Secret Teachings of All Ages". Also, Madam Blavatsky works titled, “Secret Doctrine" (Theosophy). She delves a lot into Eastern base Metaphysical relations; but not necessarily from a Masonic viewpoint, her scope is huge nevertheless”.
Bro. Calvin Brumant “Yes, I am familiar with both Manly P Hall and Madam Blavatsky. However I am trying to tie in the connection between the 9 planes of existence, the nine enneads of ancient Egypt and the 7 liberal arts in the second degree. My intent was to draw a connection especially between the 7 Liberals Arts science and 7 of the 9 planes of existence/vibration. I think this is where we need to go with Freemasonry.I was tired of waiting for one of us to rise up to the challenge that decided to write a book on this subject myself. Before I got into the Masonic Lodge I thought that all Freemasons were upright men, who like me had no time to sleep with as many of our sisters as they could, then I found out for most Freemason although their initial intent is sincere, once they get in, the demons that are there, steer them in the wrong direction.
"My PM said to me once, that in-order to find ten sincere Masons you have to initiate a thousand. I found out that to be true. The Masonic lodge has become another form of religion. Therefore, there is no growth, only stagnancy in the Masonic lodge. We use the same books, rituals monitors, reference books that are written for Europeans for Europeans. No wonder we run around fighting over who is the heir to Master's scraps. Any thing that ceases to grow is dead, thus they are dead. It makes me feel good to know that there are still Alchemist's out there, who are in search for what was lost but is now found”.
Fahim A. Knight-El: “Peace Bro. Brumant: Ok you might want to take a look at True Islam's (aka Dr. Wesley Muhammad) book titled, "The Book of God" and review his sources and citations; thus, he references many interesting source materials. I think again this is one of those topics that are going to require some intellectual creativity (but I suspect you already know this). It is going to require meshing the Kemetic knowledge that has been written by scholars such as Anthony Browder, Manly P. Hall, Wallis Budge, Asa Hilliard, Ashra Kwesi, Yosef A.A Ben Jochannan, Cheikh Anta Diop, Goffrey Higgins, Albert Churchward, Ralph Lewis, R.T. Randall, John G. Jackson (work Man, God and Civilization), etc. Moreover, look at Masonic scholars like W.L. Wilmshurst and Martin Wagner and build your thesis from a collaborative of sources. The one thing about a Speculative Masonic topic is that you have the scholarly longitude and latitude with the subject which to express intellectual creativity.
Joe Fulton: “Hello and warm greetings, I am writing up a blog posting on theosophy.net, a site dedicated to the reframing of the Theosophical movement. Through an associate in the 1990’s I had become aware of the usage of the Secret Doctrine (SD) in the teachings of the Nation of Islam, both through Elijah Mohammed and his son, Warith Deen Mohammed. Can you shed some light on how the SD was used and how extensively it was (and is) used? I remember quite fondly many late nights at the Akron Theosophical Society spent with Janieceann Elamin and several other members, sometimes till 2 and 3 am in the morning having half of the library splayed out on the floor and we would dig through the SD, Manly P. Hall and dozens of other books…and of course, the local newspaper. Janieceann would play the role of tutor and constantly tell us that we shouldn’t read the book so damn fast, that when she was in her classes with Warith Deen that they would take days on a single page and likewise, the entire floor were covered in books, newspapers and other references”.
“Sadly the Theosophical movement today is not one which prides itself on this type of study and degree of intellectual curiosity. HP Blavatsky had reached her final years when she was able to finally communicate the message that we are the book that there are really no masters or gurus who can do it for us. Sometimes it is a long road to ‘know thyself’. Please feel free to visit theosophy.net and share your perspective with us. We would really appreciate your thoughts and insights you may have”.
“BTW, have you read the book, ‘Economic Hit Man’ by John Perkins? The book does a great job of revealing the activities of those who cause misery under the guise of doing good. The book has resulted in an entire genre of ‘economic do-badders’ books”.
Fahim A. Knight-El: “Dear Mr. Fulton: I am in receipt of your email message and request relative to the Nation of Islam and its relations to the Secret Doctrine. The subject is really off my radar screen and I do think I have the time at this moment to dedicate and linking the two entities. I will say this, it was probably more of a passive and latent connections; although, many Nation of Islam members have a deep appreciation for the work and the philosophical ideals offered by Madam H.P. Blavatsky.
“We forever see ourselves as Adepts (students) and the great principles of truths that she offered (Theosophy is well respected) was universal in scope and she demonstrated the interconnectedness with all there is. I do know this much, the Nation of Islam had more of an affinity for her book "Isis Unveiled" but the root teachings of its founder Master Wali Fard Muhammad was connected to the Ahmadiyyah Movement which was found by Gulam Ahmed (Pakistan), but the oriental teachings of India, China, Japan, etc., have always been very intriguing to the Nation of Islam”.
“Some maintain that there were other Gurus and Sages that in the 1920's Master Wali Fard Muhammad had come in contact with from the sub-continent of India who may have introduced him to Theosophical concepts; however, some of this is just mere speculation and conjecture. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad's son, the late Imam Warith Deen Mohammed appeared more open to these concepts based on his international travels and his interest in comparative religion and eastern based philosophical concepts”.
Dr. B.U.: “Today I rec'd a desk copy of "The Sufi Journey of Baba Rexheb" by Frances Trix. While in Ph.D. Studies at Baylor, I wrote two term papers on the Bektashi Order of Dervishes. One was due on May 1, 1987. I rec'd the info in the mail that I needed to complete the paper on April 30, 1987--all the way from Turkey. That had to be more than coincidental! The letter was from Bro. Akev, Grand Chancellor for the Scottish Rite in Turkey. Some Turkish Bektashis joined Masonic lodges are both Masons and Bektashis were involved in the Young Turk Movement that helped bring Kemal Ataturk to power. However, he did not treat them fairly at all once he was in power. (That's nothing news.) There is more openness toward Freemasonry among Sufis than orthodox Muslims”.
“There is a Bektash Shrine Temple. A Facebook ref to it recently inspired me to resume research on the Bektashis and publish an article about them—something I have not done before. Baba Rexheb began his career in the traditional Bektashi tekke in Albania, escaped to displaced persons camps after World War II, waited in a centuries-old tekke in Cairo, and founded the first Bektashi community in Taylor, Michigan in 1954. He ministered at Taylor until his passing in 1995. He experienced many of the 20th century's wars, disruptions, and dislocations. But, at a profound level, he was never displaced. A truly fascinating man”!
Fahim A. Knight-El: “Interesting Doc; no doubt Freemasonry has more compatibility with Sufi Islam because of the mysticism and theoretically the Shrine Temple's philosophy is more closely rooted in the history of Shia Islam. There are three books that you might find interesting Peter Lamborn Wilson (aka Hakim Bey) titled, "Sacred Drift: Essays on the Margins of Islam", a book published by the Muslim World League titled, "Freemasonry" authored by Muhammad Safwat al-Saqqa Amin and Sa'di Abu Habib and "Secret Societies: A History". authored by Arkon Daraul. I think all three of these works you will find them somewhat complimentary to your research on the Bektashis movement. This really sounds like a very interest topic and research paper”.
Dr. B.U.: “Joe Walkes told me about “Freemasonry" authored by Muhammad Safwat al-Saqqa Amin and Sa'di Abu Habib; and also "Al-Islam, Christianity, and Freemasonry" by Mustafa El-Amin. I read and reviewed both books. I still consider Mustafa a friend but have not heard from him in several yrs. He does excellent research but I do not accept many of his conclusions. I feel that Masons missed out on a great opportunity to have Freemasonry recognized in Egypt during the presidency of Anwar Sadat. I believe that he would have been open to the idea. Anwar Shrine Temple in Rockville, Md. is named in his honor”.
Fahim A. Knight-EI: “I met Mustafa El-Amin few years ago in Newark, New Jersey. Thus, prior to Imam W.D. Mohammed's death (he had resigned as the leader over his organization), it was Imam Mustafa El-Amin who was seeking to succeed Imam Mohammed as the national leader, perhaps this was about five years ago. Many inside the Muslim American Movement criticized him for not having the experience on a national level to make that jump. Although, his works represents an apologist perspective as a Muslim, he does offer some good and refreshing research on the topics of Islam, Christianity and Freemasonry. I do think the Shrine Temples in the various jurisdictions could learn a lot from Islam as a religion and yet maintain their secular and fraternal organizational status. This knowledge and openness to a dialog with Muslims will perhaps in some jurisdiction begin to tear down some of the barriers and ease the ideological and philosophical tension”.
“Also, Muslims could give the Shriners a better and complete explanation relative to aspects of the rituals and even help them understand the symbolism, which are drawn from Islamic culture and religion. I think a relationship could benefit all parties involved and Shrine could make it clear that their organization is not considered to be Muslim and/or part of Islam. This could possibly ease some of the overt suspicion”.
Fahim A. Knight-El Chief Researcher for KEEPING IT REAL THINK TANK located in Durham, NC; our mission is to inform African Americans and all people of goodwill, of the pending dangers that lie ahead; as well as decode the symbolism and reinterpreted the hidden meanings behind those who operate as invisible forces, but covertly rules the world. We are of the belief that an enlightened world will be better prepared to throw off the shackles of ignorance and not be willing participants for the slaughter. Our MOTTO is speaking truth to power. Fahim A. Knight-EL can be reached at fahimknight@ yahoo.com.
Stay Awake Until We Meet Again,
Fahim A. Knight-El
SATAN IN THE PULPIT: THE BISHOP EDDIE LONG DILEMMA, DRAMA IN THE CHURCH
By: Fahim A. Knight-El
This article came about mainly because of all the recent controversy swirling around Bishop Eddie Long, the senior pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church located in Lithuania, George. His church is considered one of these huge mega-ministry churches in which the sanctuary seats about 35,000 parishioners. He was accused and alleged to have had inappropriate relations and sexual relations with at least four minor aged boys who were members of his church congregation and employees (this count could rise in the coming days).
Thus, Bishop Long was considered to be, one of the most well respected and prominent black ministers in the country based on his philanthropy work and various outreach ministries. I have watched Bishop Eddie Long from a distance for the last 10 years; he and I do share this much in common, we are both graduates of North Carolina Central University (Bishop holds a Master of Business Administration) and have been a strong supporter of Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). He has given commencement speeches at NCCU and sat on the board of trustees.
I commend and applaud Bishop Eddie Long for the good works that he has done to assist the downtrodden—reaching down to the poor and oppressed. If you are not ministering a social Gospel then you are not following the teachings of Jesus. And you don’t have to guess about this much, if there were ever man called Jesus that walked upon this earth, he was on the side of the oppressed. Perhaps Bishop Eddie Long's fall from grace represents a moral decadence which is more pervasive than what we are willing to admit and for many years religious leaders who crossed moral lines was allowed to cover themselves behind a wall of church silence.
Carl Kenney former pastor of Orange Grove Baptist Church in Durham authored a novel titled “Preacha Man” he stated: “Someone’s thinking, what you talking about, preacher? I’m talking about having been cradled to sleep in the process of the doing. Some have slept so long without knowing it. They’re sleep walkers. The snore of their slumber has become so overwhelming that it looks like death. No one recognizes this condition. You can get by. The sleepwalkers of the world are able to exist in this false state of existence. Why? Because everybody else is sleeping. No one is awake. All of us have been hypnotized by the forces of evil to a state of rest. We walk, but sleep. We inhale and exhale, yet sleep. We talk, but sleep. We inhale and exhale, yet sleep. We think, yet sleep".
"How do I know there’s death? When there’s more Hell in the church than there is in the streets—that’s sleep. When we witness the decline of a community, yet a larger church building being erected to house God’s people—that’s sleep. When we note a change in the economic status of a few, yet zombies walk down the street—that’s sleep. When we have men and women in our church who have been raped by its leadership.” (Reference: Carl Kenney; “Preacha Man” p. 199).
Although, I must interject that I personally lost respect for him when Coretta Scott-King (the wife of the famous Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King) died in which the funeral was held at his church in 2006 and from what I was told that he would not allow Minister Louis Farrakhan to have words in the pulpit, but he allowed George W. Bush and other reactionary imperialistic voices to speak. However, like most black Americans this writer was somewhat shocked by the accusations (clarify only for a minute though) that Bishop Long was being accused of these horrendous allegations of sexual misconduct.
Lets get a legal definition of what the word, term, and/or phrases alleged and allegation means; thus, I pulled out my treasured "Black's Law Dictionary" and I first looked up the word allegation it stated: "The act of declaring something true; something declared or asserted as a matter of fact; especially in a legal pleading; a party's formal statement of a factual matter as being true or provable, without its have been proved." I next looked up the word alleged: "Asserted to be true; accused but not yet tried". We must be fair here just because someone is accused or alleged to have done something does not necessarily make them guilty of committing a crime. Yet, in America, if you are black, you are always presumed guilty before innocent and many have been quick to find Bishop Long guilty of the charges based on the sensationalized stories being reported in the mass media (it makes good copy-print).
The commercial media, bloggers and all manner of talking heads have had a field day with the Bishop Eddie Long story and some would argue justifiable so. Although, these allegations looms high, he is still supposedly protected by the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution, which affords him due process and equal protection under the law and is presumably innocent until found guilty in a court of law. This writer is not sure, if the United States Attorney's office for that particular jurisdiction of Georgia or some ambitious District Attorney might review the civil allegations and see if they have legal grounds to convene a grand jury in which to gather an indictment for criminal charges (statutory rape or rape or some lesser sexual misconduct charge).
Some could equally argue that this could be a money shakedown (no doubt Bishop Long is a big fish in the pond), which Attorney BJ Bernstein and the so-called alleged victims could be legally seeking to extort Bishop Long for money. Most of these type high profile cases ordinarily ends in financial settlements and never makes its way in front of a jury or a civil court of law. The allegations against Bishop Long give the appearance of being possibly an abuse of office and power and definitely a violation of public trust. These type allegations takes on an even greater significance when the alleged perpetrator is of the clergy and is the one responsible for reminding the parishioners of how God looks dis-favorably upon sin and when something like this happens the minister loses credibility (the church has always been filled with sinners, but forgiveness has been for everyone else except for the minister).
However, we are guilty of setting the minister and preacher up for failure by requiring them to appear as being divinely inspired and guided saints who are without humanly faults. Our faith becomes shattered when these men or women of God transgress and violate the biblical laws and principles that undergirds the foundation of what we consider to be right and wrong relative to our theological convictions, which they expect their parishioners to follow with a sense of absolutism. Thus, in most religions right and wrong are not up for negotiation; either you are committed to the tenets of faith and chose to acquiesce to all the positive benefits of being associated with a faith tradition, or be led to compromise edicts and languish in the abyss of personal spiritual un-fulfillment. Most people are on a path of seeking the former over the latter. But after all we all are human and subject to temptations and shortcomings (wouldn't it be best to keep the clergy on a mortal plain).
This incident involving Bishop Long surely was to shake some people's faith and trust because they were blindsided by the incident that was deemed sin and hypocritical—this is spiritual betrayal. Nevertheless, Bishop Long is in deep trouble, but he is not the first minister who has taking indecent liberties with boys in the church. Do you all remember Reverend Ted Haggard just a few years ago who was one of the foremost televangelist in the country and he was exposed for living a double life style (his homosexual partner snitched him out and Reverend Haggard’s life started tumbling down)? These type public incidents creates pain, doubt and mistrust, but more so than that it reveals the vulnerability of the men and women that have been entrusted to lead humanity to God and have taken the responsibility to lead us to a moral foundation of belief.
There was an African American author named J.L. King who wrote a book in 2005 titled: "On the Down Low: A Journey into the Lives of 'Straight' Black Men Who Sleep with Men". King toured the country (appearing mainly at small venues) addressing the subject of black men who were living secret lives relative to their sexuality—they often were in heterosexual relationships, but lived a double life by engaging in homosexual relations unbeknown to their wives and/or girl friends. Yet, these men did not consider themselves gay or homosexuals. King stated in a speech that coincidental Atlanta, Georgia (this is where Bishop Long is located) had a huge "Down Low" population.
The Roman Catholic Church has had their share of homosexual (and promiscuity behavior) scandals involving high ranking priest and minor age boys and pedophile behavior have been running rampant in the Catholic church for decades—scandal after scandal. The history of immoral behavior and questions of ethical sexual misconduct go back to when Constantine setup Christianity at the Council of Nicaea in 325 A.D. (this is where this conduct had its inception). These type sexual predators are often moved from Dioceses in order to protect priest identity and provide them with a new sanctuary to continue their sexual molestation of children (and often the victims are left to languish in untold psychological and social prisons that consist of pain and anxiety). The Catholic Church has had to settle a number of civil law suits and it has served as an embarrassment to one of the most powerful and influential religious entities in the word.
The Catholic Church money and power have often softened the debate relative to pedophiles priest and their suitability to continue to preside as religious mentors and spiritual confidantes. Perhaps as opposed to the sinners revealing their sins at confession; may be the priest should be allowed to confess their sins to the would be sinners. Thus, it even appears that these Catholic priests had sovereign immunity because very few have been convicted and sentencing to prison for sexual misconduct. Bishop Long was powerful, flamboyant and reasonably wealthy—basic ingredients to an ego driven personality (the invincibility syndrome sets in and this lead them to think that they are untouchable).
Eckhart Tolle in his book titled, "A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose" stated: "Whatever forms it takes, the unconscious drive behind ego is to strengthen the image of who I think I am, the phantom self that came into existence when thought--a great blessings as well as a great curse--began to take over and obscured the simple yet profound joy of connectedness with Being, the Source, God. Whatever behavior the ego manifests, the hidden motivation force is always the same: the need to stand out, be special, be in control; the need for power, for attention, for more. And, of course, the need to feel a sense of separation, that is to say, the need for opposition, enemies. The Ego always wants something from other people or situations. There is always a hidden agenda, always a sense of 'not enough yet,' of insufficiency and lack that needs to be filled. It uses people and situations to get what it wants, and even when it succeeds, it is never satisfied for long." (Reference: Eckhart Tolle;"A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose"; pp. 79-80).
Bishop Long actually dressed and looked like a pimp in the pulpit with the clown outfits (modern zoot suits) and all the ‘bling, bling’ that you expects to see worn by Hip-Hop artists or professional athletes. He became a millionaire in packaging and selling the Jesus story (which often consist of the greatest lies ever told) to poor and middle class blacks who become drunk off religion and caused them to lose all reasoning and rational thinking. Thus when people are poor, oppressed, disenfranchised, disillusioned, etc., there is a yearning to seek external religious sources as a coping mechanism in order to deal with the daily social, economic and political dilemmas—prayer and holy ghost experiences and worship in itself provides an emotional outlet and a form of temporary escapism from the daily afflictions.
But in most instances it doesn't matter what your socio-economic status may be; religion has proven to be persuasive over the minds of humanity. For example, we have seen intelligent and influential people who have come under the spell of religion. It is easy to be lured into religion because of the soothing phenomenal of our spiritual yearning, which it attempts to offer to the sin sick soul and simultaneously in an abstract way religion places itself in a position to answer the questions to our daily earthly afflictions and struggles.
Most of these religious conmen like Bishop Eddie Long often embarked upon the ministry with good intentions and immediately notice how gullible their parishioners were and at that moment they become prime targets of exploitation. People have been socially conditioned to trust the clergy and see them as an extension of God on earth (the first mistake) and forget that they are human beings with faults, shortcomings and human fragilities just like themselves. We often contribute and assist in this false aura and supernatural plateau, which we creates for those who claim they represent God and set them up for a difficult fall when it happens.
Moreover, the other part to that equation is that the clergy often allows their ego to be smitten by this dangerous lofty status that is already rooted in failure and at that moment lose all sense of the continued path toward perfection, which is bigger than lip service, but a way of life. People foolishly began to bow and praise the minister more than they praise God. This ordinarily is when religion transition into the making of a cult (although most religion often started as cults).
Chris Mikul in his book titled, "Cult Files: True Stories From The Extreme Edges of Religious Belief" stated: "The question of what distinguishes a cult from a religion is a vexed one. It is not simply a matter of belief, for a strange as the teachings of some cult leaders may seem to most people, there are ultimately no objective proofs for any religious belief. To put it bluntly, one person's cult is another's religion. . . what ultimately separates the groups routinely labeled 'cults' from more established religions is the level of commitment they seek (over and above embracing an unusual set of doctrines). This can range from a financial commitment--the expectation that members give 10 percent, or 100 percent, of their income to it--to the demand that they give up their lives for it. Cults provide a window into the extraordinary variety of religious beliefs, and the lengths that people may go to cling to them, whatever the consequences to themselves and others. They are also, without exception, fascinating stories, full of larger-than-life characters and elaborate mythologies, where incredible depravity can coexist with the highest of human aspirations" (Reference: Chris Mikul; “Cult Files”; pp. 7 & 11).
They often see these well dressed tailored suit wearing and religious pimps as intercessors between them and God (this creates vulnerability and dependency on the clergy to make certain connections with the omnipotent power). Thus, this mindset aligns them up to be prime targets for exploitation because they have correlated their religious salvation to the minister or preacher’s standards and not God. They even become somewhat delusionary and forget that the preacher is flesh and blood—mortal like themselves. These mega church preachers live the life style of the rich and famous while often the parishioners live in stark poverty, but find it necessary to continue to turn their money and wealth over to these religious hustlers and pimps—these hustlers can be found in Christianity, Judaism and Islam.
The preachers have sold us on the pie in the sky doctrine, just bring me your money and you shall acquire a heavenly reward after you die. There is an old dictum, which states absolute power absolutely corrupts—money, sex, lies and the messiah syndrome are the ingredients and the mother of hypocrisy. People and humanity are hurting and as I stated above oftentimes religion is sought-after to soothe our yearning and desires to be fulfilled spiritually. It is often pain and our search for answers higher than ourselves that draws us to religion and the Bishop Eddie Long types—we are often attracted to their level of charisma and personal magnetism and most of all believe that all our answers are to be found in their interpretation of the Bible (why do not religious people learn to read and interpret the holy texts for themselves?) I was taught as a very young boy that you did not question the Bible or the preacher to do this was like to partake in an unpardonable sin and was equated to blasphemous.
But unlike my siblings, I had silent questions and I never believed that the preacher was above reproach. It became this type of thinking that set me in motion and turned me against organized religion and led me to become a free thinker. But for me this writer is always amazed at how people who follow organized religion often set themselves up to become pawns. People often think they need something to believe in and this places human beings at a vulnerable state, which to be misled and duped by wolves in sheep clothing. The appearance is that Bishop Eddie Long was living a double life style (homosexual and heterosexual) and this writer personally doesn't think these alleged four incidents is all that will eventually be revealed out of Bishop Long's closet. What is hurting to most Christians is that we have been taught to hold the minister or clergy to a higher moral standard (they represent God's word) and sin relative to the position of minister is beyond compromise. We expect the minister or pastor to live in a glass house and although we teach that he is of the flesh, but it is difficult for us to reckon that he and all humans are only striving for perfection and why should we be surprised when these imperfect souls commit human acts of era.
Thus, none of us are perfect and anyone of us could be in Bishop Eddie Long's shoes, but I do have a problem with hypocrisy and there is something fundamentally wrong to stand in the pulpit and intentionally lie or even mislead people about your sexual orientation. This writer is quite sure there were others around Bishop Long that knew of his problems, but chose to remain silent because of the perks (the yes man disease) and this contributed to leading him down a reckless course.
Fahim A. Knight-El Chief Researcher for KEEPING IT REAL THINK TANK located in Durham, NC; our mission is to inform African Americans and all people of goodwill, of the pending dangers that lie ahead; as well as decode the symbolism and reinterpreted the hidden meanings behind those who operate as invisible forces, but covertly rules the world. We are of the belief that an enlightened world will be better prepared to throw off the shackles of ignorance and not be willing participants for the slaughter. Our MOTTO is speaking truth to power. Fahim A. Knight-EL can be reached at fahimknight@ yahoo.com.
Stay Awake Until We Meet Again,
Fahim A. Knight-El
CLARENCE 13X: TAUGHT THE FIVE PERCENT NATION HOW TO USE THE LESSONS AND BECOME GOD
By Fahim A. Knight-El
This writer on April 22, 2010, traveled to Danville, Virginia which is approximately sixty (60) miles from my home; although, I had traveled to Danville on many other occasions prior to this date, but this spring I went with my Third-Eye in which to observe and get a feel for where Clarence 13X Smith, Father Allah was born (it became a minor pilgrimage for me). This writer can only imagine what Danville may have looked like geographically and socially in 1928 when Clarence 13X entered the world. You can still feel in 2010 perhaps the racist aura that he may have experienced and the political, social and economic disparities between blacks and whites still exist some seven decades later. Although, segregation officially ended in 1954 and civil rights was further ensured with the passing of 1964 Civil Rights Act. The slave mentality is still overwhelming amongst our people in Danville and the only light that I saw was a small Sunni Islamic Masjid named At-Taqwa Islamic Center; located at 120 S. Union St, Danville, VA. (Reference: Michelle Alexander; “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness”). (Reference: Lord Jamar: YouTube Link: http://www.babygrande.net/jamar/ ).
I drove down highway 86 North from Hillsborough, North Carolina heading toward Danville and you can still see the rural and agriculture landscape where perhaps farming was still very much a part of that region of Virginia, which would have been no different than yesterday. Danville is a hilly town and with a blue collar flavor—it appears to be commercially depressed, but there’s evidence they are slowly moving towards urbanization. Perhaps the reasons that Father Allah migrated to New York (Mecca) were no different than what I was visualizing some sixty years later—social disparity. Black oppression was still evident and the culture was still steeped in all the symbols of white supremacy. (Reference: Chip Smith; “The Cost of Privilege: Taking on the System of White Supremacy”). (Reference: Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes; YouTube link:
There is organization in America, as well as in other parts of the world known as the Five Percenters or better yet known as the Nation of Gods and Earths (NGE). Thus, the founder of the group was named Clarence 13X Smith, a former follower of the Nation of Islam and the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. Clarence 13X Smith in 1963 defected from the Nation of Islam and others maintained that he actually received an indefinite suspension for repeated infractions that were deemed un-Islamic conduct such as gambling, drinking and smoking, etc (there is a lot of controversy of why Clarence 13X was ousted from the Nation of Islam). The Nation of Islam had strict rules of conduct relative to clean living—its followers were prohibited from consuming alcohol, eating pork, gambling, partying, lying, stealing, cheating, etc. (Reference: Wakeel Allah; “The Naked Truth: From the Goal Mind of Abu Shahid, the Elder of the Nation of Gods and Earths”).
Although, many of the early Nation of Islam followers were recruited from the correctional and penal institutions of America and became rehabilitated after hearing the life giving teachings while in prison. The best known convert who had spent a number of years incarcerated was Minister Malcolm X (who transformed his life in prison). (Reference: Alex Haley; “Autobiography of Malcolm X”).
I believe that Clarence 13X was attracted to the Nation of Islam and Temple Number 7 (Harlem, New York) because of the former street hustler and later turned Muslim, minister named Malcolm X who was able to talk their language and had nothing but respect and love for the ghetto life style—essentially it was this counter-culture life style that was always intriguing to Clarence 13X and not many Nation of Islam ministers understood it as well as Minister Malcolm X.
This was where Malcolm X earned the street nickname Detroit Red as a petty hustler (earning his street credentials) and he understood the rules and the lifestyles of those who sold dope, committed burglaries, committed robbery, thievery, ran numbers, con games, pimping and prostitution because he himself was part of many street enterprises in Harlem, New York prior to his Islamic conversion. The streets also were the best recruiting ground for the Black Muslim movement next to the prison system from its humble beginnings in 1930. (Reference: Dennis Walker “Islam: and the Search for African-American Nationhood; Elijah Muhammad, Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam”).
What was the mission of Master Wali Fard Muhammad? Which ultimately became the mission of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and Father Allah Clarence 13X and the answer to the question was found in the lessons—the civilized man job, duty and responsibility was to teach civilization to the uncivilized. It was always a mission of salvation, in particular to assist those who were made blind, deaf, and dumb to the knowledge of self by the 10%. Who is the 10%? Answer: “The rich; the slave-makers of the poor; who teach the poor lies—to believe that the Almighty, True and Living God is a spook and cannot be seen by the physical eye. Other wise known as: The Blood-Suckers of The Poor”. (Reference: Elijah Muhammad; Muslim Lesson No. 2 (1-40) pursuant to the 120 given by Father Allah, Clarence 13X).
Who is the 85%? "The uncivilized people; poison animal eaters; slaves from mental death and power, people who do not know the Living God or their origin in this world, and they worship that they know not what—who are easily led in the wrong direction, but hard to lead into the right direction". (Reference: Elijah Muhammad; Muslim Lesson No. 2 (1-40) pursuant to the 120 given by Father Allah, Clarence 13X) and (Reference: Pen Black; “Gods Earths and 85ers”).
The Nation of Gods and Earths for over forty-seven years has not been able to totally shun this street reputation and this has led to mainstream media depicting the organization as a street gang. Thus, in most of the State and federal prisons across the wilderness of North America, the NGE is classified as a "security threat" therefore, the Devil disallows them from having access to various lessons and materials and if caught with Five Percenter and/or Nation of Gods and Earths information this would be considered being in possession of illegal contraband (deemed by the authorities as gang paraphernalia and subject to disciplinary action).
Yet, at the same time the Nation of Islam who is considered a religious organization is allowed access to the “Supreme Wisdom Lessons” in which the Nation of Gods and Earths incorporates these same lessons as part of 120 degrees, but is somewhat prohibited from having the same lessons if they come under the heading of NGE. But even the Nation of Islam in many correctional institutions they have to go through Sunni Islamic Chaplains to gain access to their materials, who has assigned them as the so-called legitimate overseers over the Islamic prison ministry (many of them are Arab ass kissers and definitely are believers in that Mystery God).
Perhaps the United States Government can justify denying NGE its entitlement to being respected under the First Amendment Right, which is guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution to all “American” citizens and yet get away with discrimination because of the Nation of Gods and Earths non-religious affiliation. There would be a huge outcry if the Nation of Gods and Earths were a recognized religious organization and their constitutional rights were in violation, thus, you would have the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) tearing the legal walls down seeking justice and legal retribution. However, some of the incarcerated members have brought lawsuits against the Federal Bureau of Prisons and State prisons for discrimination, committing civil rights violations and First Amendment obstruction.
Moreover, very few in the so-called mainstream society have ever heard of the Nations of Gods and Earth (Five Percenters). But most of those youngsters who identify with the Hip-Hop culture have been singing their rhythms and lyrics for years. Wikipedia online resource stated: “Early Hip-Hop acts affiliated with the Five Percenters, and who spread its teachings through Hip-Hop, include two highly regarded MCs of the late 1980s–early ’90s conscious rap era, Rakim of Eric B. & Rakim and Big Daddy Kane. These two acts, as well as some of their other contemporaries, infused Five Percent teachings and symbolism throughout their music and videos. This reputation brought fans of Rakim in particular to refer to him as "the God MC." Not soon after Rakim and Kane's heyday rose acts who were even more explicit with allegiance to the NGE, most notably Brand Nubian, Poor Righteous Teachers, and the Wu-Tang Clan. The popularity of these acts sparked a boom of new NGE students”.
There is Lord Jamar Five Percent album and many more Hip Hop artists who identify with the Five Percenters. (Reference: Felicia M. Miyakawa; “Five Percenter rap: God hop's music, message, and black Muslim mission”). Spewing out the mathematics and science found in 120 degrees lessons and building with the supreme wisdom and inspiring a new generation of Gods; where in the cipher knowledge (is not necessarily rooted in Judaism, Christianity and Islam) is born outside of religious theological structure. There is no organizational priesthood or ecclesiastic hierocracy (Prince Cuba in his writings has constantly reminded the Gods of this most important plank) associated with NGE and also unlike the Nation of Islam there is no centralized leadership or divine priesthood. (Reference: Michael Knight-Muhammad; “ The Five Percenters: Islam, Hip Hop, and the Gods of New York”)
Yet, the Allah School in Mecca in New York serves as a sort of decentralized headquarters where official Nation of Gods and Earths literature, books, programs, instructions and gatherings take place. The Gods come in peace and show and prove (the science of demonstrating one's ability to recite lessons and using mathematics and science to provide evidence for the credibility of the knowledge, which must be rooted in the 120 degrees lessons given to us by Father Allah (Clarence 13X). (Reference: Sunez Allah and CBS Alife Allah; "Knowledge of Self: A Collection of Wisdom on the Science of Everything in Life").
So many of us who have embraced "The Lessons" have become parrots and have committed "The Lessons" to memory as though this is the zenith of our intellectual matriculation and can regurgitate them back just like a train parrot (this writer is not downplaying the importance of the lessons having an oral tradition. Master Fard Muhammad (1877-?) required Elijah Muhammad (1897-1975) to learn the questions and answers to the Supreme Wisdom lessons (he was required to commit these lessons to memory) and had to answer (recite) each question and answer 100% correctly before moving on to said lesson number one.
It took him three and half years to master the lessons and from that point W.F. Muhammad had created a God who did not believe in the teachings of a mystery God that did not exist. Who is that mystery God? Answer: “There is not a mystery God. The Son of man has searched for that mystery God for trillions of years and was unable to find a mystery God. So they have agreed that the only God is the Son of man. So they lose no time searching for that that does not exist”. (Reference: Clarence 13X (W.F. Muhammad and Elijah); 120 Degree Lost - Found Muslim Lesson No. 2 (1-40); Question #10).
The oral tradition of learning the lessons and the memorization exercises are only part of the process in which we must ascertain the ability to interpreted 'The Lesson" and truly search out the practical and most inner philosophical meaning and then use the knowledge to build a spiritual and physical kingdom on earth by acquiring money, good homes and friendship in all walks of life. The knowledge (the 120) should move us beyond just convening at Universal Parliaments—we can not claim to be part of the Nation of Gods and Earths and not be empowered by the knowledge of self and demonstrate the power and essences of being a God. The lessons asked the question: “Who is the 5% in the Poor Part of the Earth?” "They are the poor, righteous Teachers, who do not believe in the teachings of the 10%, and are all-wise; and know who the Living God is; and Teach that the Living God is the Son of man, the supreme being, the (black man) of Asia; and Teach Freedom, Justice and Equality to all the human family of the planet Earth. Otherwise known as: Civilized People. Also are: Muslim and Muslim Sons".
This writer believes that Father Allah with all his heart believed that the Black man was God and this is why the Five Percent Nation do not preface their name Allah with Abdul (Arabic for servant) but Father Allah instructed them to wear the name of God (Allah). Father Allah understood that if we claimed to be the original man (father of civilization and God of the Universe) there was no other name that was more fitting to bestow on members of the Nation of Gods and Earths. Moreover, in 1963 he questioned the half original man Master Fard Muhammad's (the founder of the Nation of Islam) ethnicity and nationality who the Nation of Islam taught that "We believe that Allah (God) appeared in the person of Master W. Fard Muhammad, July, 1930, the long awaited "Messiah" of the Christians, and the "Mahdi" of the Muslims". Clarence 13X allegedly declared that no half-original man could be God and this theological challenge is what many believed that led to his falling out of grace with the ranking officials at Temple Number Seven.
In Student Enrollment lessons (1-10) it is asked: Who is the Original man? Answer: “The original man is the Asiatic Black man; the Maker; the Owner; the Cream of the planet Earth-Father of Civilization, God of the Universe”. The lessons were enough convincing evidence where knowledge is born and was proof positive that the Nation of Islam's God-Head was a genetic hybrid and wasn't a full blooded original man. Master Fard Muhammad looked almost white and Clarence 13X felt this image was a theological contradiction.
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad met Master Fard Muhammad (Wali Fard Muhammad) on July 4, 1930 and immediately established the Department of Supreme Wisdom (this became the first show and prove classroom), but these lessons were for registered Muslims only and it was the secret teachings of the Nation of Islam, which was closely guarded by followers of Messenger Elijah Muhammad and for thirty-four years no non-believer had access to the Lessons. But Father Allah, Clarence 13X after his suspension took the lessons to the streets and started teaching the youth outside of Elijah Muhammad's Temple number Seven structure.
Allah Jihad in his most revealing book titled, "The Immortal Birth" stated: "Allah took his message to poor, delinquent and hard-core street youth. Many of them were drug addicts, dropouts and incorrigible black youth that society had long since failed and given up on. Using the Supreme Mathematics and Alphabets, Allah taught them the meaning of their names, age (degree), why life was so hard and cold for the Blackman and other significant unpleasant facts. The First Born. His student he named Karriem, later to become Black Messiah. Allah chose him to be the first black youth with this knowledge because of his ability to attract the youth in the community and because he was a black seed (meaning a dark complexion)”.
Allah Jihad continues: “Fundamentally to Allah's teachings was that the black seed was the first seed and most dominant. Since the number 'one' represents the principle of knowledge in the Supreme Mathematics, the black seed being the first seed was referred to as the 'knowledge seed'. Therefore, Allah understood that Messiah's nature was to be a source of knowledge. Messiah brought other black youth to be taught by Allah. Allah began by teaching nine black youth. The number nine represents the principle of 'born' in the Supreme Mathematics. Nine is the highest number in the numerical system, thus, it means to be complete." (Reference: Allah Jihad; "The Immortal Birth"; pp. 298-299).
The Nation of Gods and Earths considers themselves to be Free Thinkers and not part of the Islamic religion; yet their vicarious history of being an offshoot of the Nation of Islam; it has caused them to be labeled as heretic and a blasphemous organization (no different than the Nation of Islam) relative to how they are viewed by so-called mainstream Islam (in particular by Wahabbi led Sunnism). Some of the NGE members have gone to great lengths to try to distinctly separate themselves from Nation of Islam, but what draws the two groups together are the lessons; Yet, simultaneously this is where they part company as well; the 120 Degrees (lessons) is taught by the Five Percent Nation as secular catechism, which is more steeped in Esoteric, Occult and Gnostics—this is more evident in the Supreme Mathematics and Supreme Alphabet Lessons. NGE quest is to discern the scientific value and philosophical lessons being imparted in the 120 degrees. However, the Nation of Islam has always interpreted the lessons from a religious paradigm, which was more rooted in the Nation of Islam's historical and religious worldview and most of all correlated the 'Lessons' to the Bible and Qur'an in which a theological explanation was more important to how the ‘Lessons’ were going to be perceived and taught to the Lost-Found members.
For example, Master Fard Muhammad asked the question: Who made the Holy Koran or Bible? How long ago? Will you tell us why does Islam re-new her history every twenty-five thousand years? Answer: "The Holy Koran or Bible is made by the original people, who is Allah, the supreme being, or (Black man) of Asia. The Koran will expire in the Year twenty-five thousand; (nine hundred eighty years from the date of this writing).The Nation of Islam is all-wise and does everything right and exact. The planet earth, which is the home of Islam, and is approximately twenty-five thousand miles in circumference. So the wise man of the East (Black man) makes history or Koran to equal his home circumference---a year to every mile. And, thus, every time his history lasts twenty-five thousand years, he renews it for another twenty-five thousand years". (Reference: Clarence 13X 120; also W.F. Muhammad and Elijah Muhammad: Lost-Found Muslim Lesson No. 2 (1-40)).
The NGE is much more interested in the secular value—science, numerology and the mathematical equations of the 'lesson' rather than being overly concern about receiving the Holy Qur'an and Bible as theological guides given by some external Being (‘God’) to govern human existence relative to moral and ethical jurisprudence. Yet, many Five Percenters study the Qur'an and Bible, but often it’s done out of respect for knowledge and not out of some religious conviction. The Nation of Gods and Earths have tried to vehemently distances themselves from such groups as the Five Percent Nation of Islam and the Allah-Team; these "NGE' persons and groups have tried to attempt at synthesize the Nation of Islam theological teachings along with the secular NGE culture ideology by correlating and bridging the ideological gap between these two organizations by making an effort to meshing—the sacred and secular realms of knowledge. I think both organizations need their soverign independence from each other.
Dr. Wesley Muhammad (aka True Islam) and Wakeel Allah, the author of two books, titled, "In the Name of Allah Vol. 1: A History of Clarence 13X and the Five Percenters" and published a second volume of the same title. Wakeel Allah scholarship represented a galvanizing of scattered Five Percent lessons and history, which was for over three decades the ‘120 Lessons’ were only complied as photostat carbon copies (my first introduction to lessons were handwritten copies), which was dispense and taught orally.
Many Nation of Gods and Earths view both Wakeel Allah and Dr. Wesley Muhammad as straddling the fence and to use a religious terminology some NGE members view both of them as “hypocritics” and are not worthy to be called Five Percenters. Both of these Gods for some of the NGE members are just a little to cozy with Minister Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam (they do not desire for NGE to be co-opted by the Nation of Islam and this is very much understandable). Yet, their opinions of these above detractors, in my opinion, represents a fundamentalist disposition and it reminds us of how religious organizations are ran and it's slanderous to discredit other Nation of Gods and Earths members for deviating from "centralized" directives or what is deemed core NGE teachings (every God has the right to Build).
This writer is always open to a good "Build" and doesn't matter to me whether or not the NGE sees certain Gods as being credible; I am interested in the substance and content of the knowledge and not necessarily focusing on the personality. This writer has found Dr. Wesley Muhammad books titled, "The Book of God" and "Black Arabia and the African Origin of Islam" as very credible sources and I can personally care less about his connections to the Nation of Islam. If you are truly Free Thinkers, thus your quest for knowledge shall not know any intellectual confinement, but outside the box thinking is beyond intellectual limitations.
What is the Duty of a civilized person? ANS."To teach the uncivilized people, who are savage civilization (righteousness, the knowledge of himself, the science of everything in life-love, peace and happiness)”. The Cipher is a circle but the ancient sages and gurus saw the concept as a method of transforming a text in order to linking knowledge to the never ending sphere (“What is the birth record of the said, Nation of Islam?” Answer: “The said, Nation of Islam, has no birth record. It has no beginning nor ending. It is older than the Sun, Moon and Star”). We must come to the realization that truth and knowledge are seen as 120+120+120=360 degrees, the representation of a complete circle. Study your ‘lessons’ and show yourself approved.
Fahim A. Knight-El Chief Researcher for KEEPING IT REAL THINK TANK located in Durham, NC; our mission is to inform African Americans and all people of goodwill, of the pending dangers that lie ahead; as well as decode the symbolism and reinterpreted the hidden meanings behind those who operate as invisible forces, but covertly rules the world. We are of the belief that an enlightened world will be better prepared to throw off the shackles of ignorance and not be willing participants for the slaughter. Our MOTTO is speaking truth to power. Fahim A. Knight-EL can be reached at fahimknight@ yahoo.com.
Stay Awake Until We Meet Again,
Fahim A. Knight-El
Propaganda, Disinformation and Globalization Agenda
By Fahim A. Knight-El
These are very serious times in which we are living and the masses of humanity have no idea of the pending danger that lie ahead because of the systematic dumbing down of America. Perhaps there hasn't been a more affective tool used on humanity than the science of disinformation and the type of subtle and covert control this strategy has had on the thinking of humanity (perhaps no different than how the Communist propaganda of old operated); in particular in how people were expected to process information and most all how that information would be used to support the interest of the status quo in general. The United States has had a dubious and contentious relationship relative to the quest for racial justice and fairness (and social, political and economic parity). But disinformation has been an equal opportunity conveyer (it does not discriminate or make any distinctions based on class, race, skin color, national origin, language, religion, gender, country and any other variables that you can think of. It is an equal opportunity deceiver and manipulator of all people in which eight-five percent of the planet are victims. (Reference: Psywar: YouTube Clip;
Disinformation is defined as being: "Deliberately misleading information announced publicly or leaked by a government or especially by an intelligence agency in order to influence public opinion or the government in another nation". However, there is a discernible difference between disinformation and misinformation. Misinformation is false or inaccurate information that is spread unintentionally. It is distinguished from disinformation by motive in that misinformation is simply erroneous, while disinformation, in contrast, is intended to mislead.
People living in the United States of America have been lied to so convincingly and thoroughly that they will defend their slave status with their last dying breathe, as well as shield and protect the lie as if it was the unadulterated truth. They do not believe that their destiny is in the hands of a few and their present predicament is not coincidental and that someone is controlling every meaningful facets of our lives. (Reference: Psywar; YouTube clip:
Yet, at the same time by them being so thoroughly convinced that history is made accidental; it is difficult for them to accept alternative viewpoints other than what the status quo feeds them in the mass mediums—both electronic and print. They have been taught to view alternative information as unproven conspiracy theories worthy to be discredited without an objective investigation and the sad thing about this type of thinking, is that they do not realize that they have been part of a grand world conspiracy orchestrated by the likes of the Rothschilds and Rockefellers, which to keep them under control as ignorant pawns.
Just look at the so-called economic meltdown in 2008, which made the American people more destitute and poor and at the same time further enriched the international bankers at the expense of the American taxpayers. They are not willing to look deeper at the real causes and affects of their condition of oppression, which would draw them to the conclusion that America's economic decline was neither coincidental or accidental (it has been well planned out by the wickedly wise and it was induced).
But little do most people know, that there are Invisible entities which possess the power to induce the rise and fall of global economic markets—they even determine the value of international currency—its strengths and weakness. Wall Street collapsed because the Rothschilds sort to establish a new economic paradigm and had intentionally stretched the world's debt to the limit (it had nothing to do with out of control consumer debt, although this variable factored in, but the markets collapsed because of financial greed at the highest level). The printing of worthless currency (U.S. dollars) was the number one factor that led to the compromise of the global financial markets and downward spiral of the free enterprise system. The Federal Reserve had deliberately inundated the global market with so much valueless money, which over flooded the world’s capacity to tie productivity as an equitable correlation to the amount worthless currency being dumped in which credit was not an option (the allusion of a safety net was gone). It naturally short circuited the global monetary leverage and nearly caused not a recession, but an economic depression; while the Chinese Renminbi and the Euro were gaining economic momentum, the U.S. dollars was continually to decline. This infringement simultaneously devalued goods and services globally (it was the chain reaction affect), which heighten inflation in the United States. (Reference: Ron Paul; YouTube clip:
The fall of America was inevitable and would have made the Great Depression of 1929 look like child's play. President Bush, President Obama and the United States Congress did not resolve the long standing systemic problems of the declining U.S. dollar. The U.S. taxpayers bailout of BIG Finance was only liken to putting a band-aid on cancer (we did not cure the problem, it was not even a temporary fix). The root causes of what led to the global economic meltdown in 2008 has not changed and therefore, our future economic forecast is futile and will continue to be disheartened until the Federal Reserve, Central Banks and Dynastic Families take the noose from around the necks of humanity (it is their decision of how money will flow and it has nothing to do with congressional enactments).
I am sorry to tell you that President Barack Obama can not solve our economic matters nor can the Tea Party candidates because they do not control the purse strings; thus only the purse string pullers can restore honor and dignity back to the American people.
The money changers prosper by creating misery (the collapsing of the housing market and financial markets were designed to benefit the Invisible Rulers to the detriment of the poor who will never be introduced as the ‘Pawns in the Game’). President Barack Obama doesn't have the solutions to the economic stagnation of a society that has lost its place as the leader in the global free enterprise market where for over a hundred-fifty years they ruled and dominated as the capitalist power to be reckoned with (America is now weak and is steadily losing its influence throughout the world). No, other nation had embraced and internalized the concepts of capitalism pursuant to Adam Smith's treatise as described in his monumental work titled, "An Inquiry into the Wealth of Nations" with the type of zeal and fortitude as the United States (but capitalism reached its peak fifty years ago and it no longer can expand and produce as it once had).
Minister Ray Muhammad (who received his X in Baltimore and former Nation of Islam minister and laborer of Minister Farrakhan) shared with me some very interesting and eye awakened statistics, which sums up our predicament: 83 percent of all U.S. stocks are in the hands of 1 percent of the people.
• 61 percent of Americans "always or usually" live paycheck to paycheck, which was up from 49 percent in 2008 and 43 percent in 2007.
• 66 percent of the income growth between 2001 and 2007 went to the top 1% of all Americans.
• 36 percent of Americans say that they don't contribute anything to retirement savings.
• A staggering 43 percent of Americans have less than $10,000 saved up for retirement.
• 24 percent of American workers say that they have postponed their planned retirement age in the past year.
• Over 1.4 million Americans filed for personal bankruptcy in 2009, which represented a 32 percent increase over 2008.
• Only the top 5 percent of U.S. households have earned enough additional income to match the rise in housing costs since 1975.
• For the first time in U.S. history, banks own a greater share of residential housing net worth in the United States than all individual Americans put together.
• In 1950, the ratio of the average executive's paycheck to the average worker's paycheck was about 30 to 1. Since the year 2000, that ratio has exploded to between 300 to 500 to one.
• As of 2007, the bottom 80 percent of American households held about 7% of the liquid financial assets.
• The bottom 50 percent of income earners in the United States now collectively own less than 1 percent of the nation’s wealth.
• Average Wall Street bonuses for 2009 were up 17 percent when compared with 2008.
• In the United States, the average federal worker now earns 60% MORE than the average worker in the private sector.
• The top 1 percent of U.S. households own nearly twice as much of America's corporate wealth as they did just 15 years ago.
• In America today, the average time needed to find a job has risen to a record 35.2 weeks.
• More than 40 percent of Americans who actually are employed are now working in service jobs, which are often very low paying.
• or the first time in U.S. history, more than 40 million Americans are on food stamps, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture projects that number will go up to 43 million Americans in 2011.
• This is what American workers now must compete against: in China a garment worker makes approximately 86 cents an hour and in Cambodia a garment worker makes approximately 22 cents an hour.
• Approximately 21 percent of all children in the United States are living below the poverty line in 2010 - the highest rate in 20 years.
• Despite the financial crisis, the number of millionaires in the United States rose a whopping 16 percent to 7.8 million in 2009.
• The top 10 percent of Americans now earn around 50 percent of our national income.
What kind of shit was this that the poor and 'have nots' were called to bailout the Dynastic Families (the wealthiest one percent in the world). Who in the hell induced this crisis (if you do not know that the so-called global economic meltdown was carried out systematically between Harry Paulson (the former Goldman Sachs executive), the former United States Treasury Secretary and Ben Bernanke Chairman of the United States Federal Reserve (lets not be mistaken they did not give the order to dismantle the global economic system--they were only assigned roles to play and nothing else). (Reference Rod Parsley: YouTube clip
They literally stole the world's reserve and the little accumulative wealth that American people had amassed. But I am going to allow you into a little secret, Bush did not steal an election in 2000, the Bilderberg, Council on Foreign Relations and Trilateral commission appointed him over Al Gore (they have appointed all world leaders and in reality there is no such thing as democracy—one man, one vote). Although based on the electoral process Gore had won the 2000 presidential election, It did not matter in the grand scheme of things. But in reality both of these low level operatives would have served the Invisible Rulers interest well and with top priority.
George W. Bush appointment as president was actually a favor given on behalf of his father, George Herbert Walker Bush for his fifty years of loyalty or more to the Bilderberg and Council on Foreign Relations and no doubt the senior Bush had earned his allegiance and paid his dues to his powerful masters. He served as an ex-CIA director and former president of the United States and was a long standing member of the Skull and Bones (the organizational progeny of the Knights Templar). President George W. Bush's presidency was merely a political favor to his father and nothing else. But he would also prove to be a valuable asset to the New World Order and the One World Government Globalization agenda and schemes.
No other president had achieved as much as Bush did to further the globalization concept and transitioned the entire globe into a new era (globalization) where the exploitation of labor and wealth (natural resources and human resources) took on an entirely different meaning—labor would be outsourced to developing nations (the new slave did not have to be uprooted, the product would be transferred to where ever he/she was on the four corners of the globe), along with corporate downsizing and the American middle class dissipated as the access to credit dried up and the outstanding national debt left Americans upside down, while the same banks and mortgage holders foreclosed (stole the people’s dreams) on the American housing market. It was these same vipers who after selling us elastic currency and outlandish interest rates became the beneficiaries of the American people’s misery. Woe to the hypercritics.
President George W. Bush most outstanding contribution was his role in the 9/11 hoax in which he should have won an academy award and no other president had ever played such a pivotal role in rearranging the world (the world changed in many ways after 9/11). Bush was giving the ultimate task of dismantling an old system; his first meaningful assignment was to be invited in (standard operational procedure) as a figurehead in destroying the World Trade Center, the financial capitol of world. The New York branch of the Federal Reserve after 9/11 took possession of the real money—gold and silver (all of this was prearranged). Bush and his handlers also stole trillions on top of trillions of dollars of the world’s currency (gold and silver) that were housed in underground vaults beneath the World Trade Center (the robbery actually took place before the bombs were detonated). This was enough tangible currency that could have allowed for us to go back to the Gold Standard monetary system (currency being backed by precious metals—gold and silver). But not many of our elected officials possess the courage to challenge the unconstitutionality of the Federal Reserve Act and revamp our monetary policy (this is the type of patriotism that this writer supports). The United States monetary system since 1913 has been placed in the hands of private international bankers, which is a clear violation of our constitution. (Reference: United States Economy Collapsing; YouTube Clip
Bush may be unpopular amongst the American people, but he will go down in history as one of the greatest presidents to ever take the seat in the Oval Office. Invisible Rulers have stated to Bush as it was written in the New Testimony in the book of Matthew (Matthew 25:23): "Well done, you good and faithful servant!' said his master. "You have been faithful in managing small amounts, so I will put you in charge of large amounts. Come on in and share my happiness!'
They started putting the pieces in place under President Bill Clinton who started the globalization process with the initiatives of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and he was prepared in the mid 1990s to issue a new currency at the behest of the Dynastic Families. This was endorsed by his long time friend and Mexican agent President Vicente Fox, but the peso had little exchange value and they were not going to empower this poor developing nation with same equality along side Canada and the United States (they took the strategy back to the drawing board and is still working out the kinks—no doubt the Amero is going to happen and nations without borders is going to happen). The only reason Mexico was included in these plans because of oil resources, labor and the proximity of physical geography. (Reference: International Bankers to Dominate the World; YouTube Clip;
The Power Elite use all forms of mass media and they determine for us how we will perceive persons, places and events and what is going to be our reaction to the decoys and manipulation schemes, which are always designed to further advance their control over humanity and to enhance their financial interest. (Reference: Eustace Mullins: "Who Owns the TV Networks"). This tactic and strategy have proven to be more affective than dropping bombs and war and the persuasiveness is much more far reaching because it represents the highest form of mind control (the real battle is won on the psychological war front). Those who possess the power and authority to control ideas and move humanity just like suckling babies in different directions (shaping and molding public opinion) are deceptive wizards.
It was disinformation that led the United States into Iraq in which the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) had outright lied to the America people and claimed that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction; although the United Nations Weapons Inspectors did not substantiate or verify this allege and false allegations.
President George W. Bush and General Colin Powell (two low level pawns) intentionally lied and misled the American people (propaganda at its best) and the world into believing that it was a war on terrorism and our assigned enemies were coming to get us. But no one informed the ignorant American masses that the Rockefellars and Rothschild instigated both wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and allowed the wars to move forward under the pretext that Osama Bin Laden and radical Islam blew up the World Trade Center on 9/11 (big lie theory). The dumbfound masses were gullible and manipulated into believing that they had a patriotic interest to defend "freedom" so-called against Muslim and Islamic aggression.
The Invisible Rulers are masters at playing on the emotions of the ignorant whereby they use our sons and daughters as tools and agents of United States foreign policy (they actually are agents of the Rothschilds). They become instruments of the economic, social and political interest of the various Dynastic Families. These Dynastic Families are ruthless and are hidden under layers of deceptions—function within a circle, within a circle and within circle. They possess multi-objectives and agendas, but none perhaps more sinister than their goal of controlling all the world's wealth and resources.
The two above mentioned wars were about the international bankers and Dynastic Families gaining complete control over currency extracted from two valuable and lucrative commodities which possess more value than gold, which was oil and poppy plant (heroin).
Adam Weishaupt in 1776, the patriarch of what has been deemed as the modern so-called secret society movement had its inception over 200 years ago. He was a Canon Law professor at Ingolstadt in Bavaria, Germany who created an organizational structure which laid the foundation for the New World Order and globalization theory to take root (they formalized the plan and agenda in 1967). These enlightened and illuminated men envisioned themselves as earthly "Gods" over humanity and they adopted ancient initiation rites and rituals which to preserve hidden power and control over the ignorant majority.
The Freemasons, Jesuits, Knights Templar, Knights of Malta, Rosicrucian, Egyptian Mystery system, etc., predated Adam Weishaupt concept of secret society. But the similarities have to be viewed from how the agendas were always correlated to high finance and power. This writer is of the opinion that Weishaupt and his later predecessors borrowed how members of the above groups valued their oath taking and protected their signs, passwords and tokens. No one penetrated the inner workings of these societies who hadn’t taking an oath and weren’t properly initiated.
These groups and societies would become perfect fronts for the Rothschilds, Warburgs, Morgans, Rockefellars, Mellons, etc., the operative word is "fronts". But this would only represent the visible layer and the real power brokers have always led the open society into believing that these symbolic benevolent and philanthropic societies were the actual movers and shakers of society while they conveniently hid behind the symbols and decoys and have gone undetected for centuries. Yet became wealthy and powerful creating banking houses throughout the world (House of Rothschild). Eustace Mullins committed his entire life studying and investigating the money trail and wrote a profound book titled, "Secrets of the Federal Reserve”. No one has exposed these sinister plots with more historical accuracy than Mullins. (Reference: Minister Louis Farrakhan: YouTube Clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOe-sRUnO...).
But the least concern of the disinformationist is whether or not there exist evidence of truth (this is not a determining factor in rendering justice and taking a course of action that is rooted in ethics and righteousness) because since they control the media images and news; it is easy for them to make down appear up and up appear down (in their paradigm reality means absolutely nothing and perception means everything). Thus, very few people in world society possess the ability to unravel the tricks, lies and deceptions and make any sense out of what is taking place right beneath their own eyes.
The author and New World Order decoder William Cooper stated: "My research has shown, at this point, that the future laid out for us may be just about impossible to change. I do not agree with the means by which the powerful few have chosen for us to reach the end. I do not agree that the end is where we should end at all. But unless we can wake the people from their sleep, nothing short of civil war will stop the planned outcome. I based that statement not on defeatism but on the apathy of the majority of the American people. Twenty-five years ago I would have believed otherwise--but twenty-five years ago I was also sound asleep. We have been taught lies. Reality is not at all what we perceive it to be. We can not survive any longer by hanging onto the falsehoods of the past. Reality must be discerned at all costs if we are to be a part of the future. Truth must prevail in all instances, no matter who it hurts or helps, if we are to continue to live upon this earth. At this point, what we want may no longer matter. It is what we must do to ensure our survival that counts. The old way is in the certain process of destruction and a New World Order is beating down the door." (Reference: William Cooper; "Behold A Pale Horse; pp. 2-3).
This writer would like to be optimistic, but after reading Cooper's words and viewing present society in which the book was written over twenty years ago, it has created a sense of pessimism and a high degree of uncertainty for me. However, hasn't much changed relative to humanity having the ability to properly assess their lives and make meaningful changes since the publication of this monumental work. I think the conditioning process is so overwhelming that most people don't have the strength and courage to deprogram themselves and therefore, the indoctrination process is allowed to take further root, which will continue to influence one's worldview and it allows them to remain perpetual victims of propaganda.
We have learned very little from the recent deceptive ploys used in Afghanistan and Iraq (business as usual) because there is no resistance demanding that these wars are unjust and we can no longer defend a lie with U.S. tax dollars nor with the blood of our young U.S. soldiers. The propaganda machines are gearing us up for an attack on Iran and they have already convinced the ignorant that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is steadily acquiring nuclear technology and weapons and this alone is justification for American imperialism to invade another Muslim country. Who gives the United States supreme authority over who should or shouldn’t have nuclear weapons?
The media is always used to demonize leaders that don’t work in the interest of the United States. They will be lied upon and their political position will be misrepresented and distorted in order create doubt amongst his own people which to neutralize his effectiveness at home and abroad. The other covert political agenda of its intended victim is the U.S. citizens, which to create false patriotism amongst it citizens and get the robots prepared to fight and defend their master’s interest. The Rothschilds see war as being profitable and they desire to take more control over the Persian Gulf oil (its not about Iran acquiring Weapons of Mass Destruction—doesn’t this script sound very familiar) and like Iraq they will instigate internal conflicts in Iran amongst various tribes and Islamic factions. The Central Intelligence Agency has been masters of this for years. They will feed the American people a heavy dose of anti-Shia Islam and anti-Sharia rhetoric and once again we will send our young men and women over to Tehran to die on foreign battlefields. Moreover, in order that the Seven Oil Sisters and the Dynastic Families could wrap their tentacles around more of the world's resources. Their objective is always theft by deception and all of your high level politicians are bought and paid for and work in the interest of the Committee of 300 in which all foreign policy is in the interest of the international bankers.
Perhaps if you did not know that their allegiance is to money and finance they can give damn about nation’s sovereignty. The Rothschild's had a ruthless motto we care not who writes their laws (jurisprudence is secondary), but as long as we control the money system (nothing else mattered). Lastly, we must wake up from our slumber and take a moment just to look around us and decide from that moment do I continue to blindly follow what is being spoon fed to me or do I seek another direction. Moreover, that’s truly rooted in the principles of liberty, freedom, justice and equality; the answer to these questions lies in one’s ability and willingness to fight which to remain free from the shackles of neo-slavery.
Stay Awake Until We Meet Again,
Fahim A. Knight-El
Burning Qur’ans and the Desecration of Synagogues, Mosques, Churches, Temples and other Religious Shrines is an Unholy ActPosted by fahim knight at 22:12, 09 Sep 2010
Burning Qur’ans and the Desecration of Synagogues, Mosques, Churches, Temples and other Religious Shrines is an Unholy Act
By Fahim A. Knight-El
This writer would ask his readers to just reason with him for just a moment as he evaluate this present day culture of intolerance; thus, on September 11, 2001, the entire world was altered due to a United States Government induced catastrophe, which fostered one of the greatest appeals to the fears of America, in particular and the world in general, and exposed the psychological vulnerability of a spoiled and disengaged people. The United States Government led us down the road of National Security and used the media to paint the religion of Islam and Muslims as terrorist and the natural enemies of the West and was inherently evil (and we needed to be protected from radical Islam). This writer has written on various topics dealing with Islam, terrorism, 9/11, and the value of tolerance, thus, I went back through those various articles that I had written within the last three years and assembled what I characterized as some of the best quotes that I have offered relative to addressing this recent media controversy centered around Reverend Terry Jones, a pastor in Gainesville, Florida and his intentions to burn Holy Qur’ans on 9/11. (Reference: Reverend Terry Jones; YouTube clip
To remain silent in this charade renders us all as being complicit, it doesn’t matter whether or not you agree with Islam or disagree with Islam (it doesn’t mater what your faith tradition may be) because tomorrow it could be someone burning Torahs and the Gospel (new testament) as well as desecrating synagogues, churches, holy shrines and temples. We must let Reverend Jones and the world know that it’s wrong and is unacceptable behavior in a civilized society to burn other faiths religious texts. Many interfaith groups consisting of various denominations, clergy and religions have come together to make unified statements condemning this proposed act of burning Qur’an’s as being immoral (not illegal) and to do this as a way of commemorating the ninth anniversary of 9/11 tragedy is totally insane. Everyone with a voice should speak out against this type of criminal activity.
This writer was glad to see President Obama and United States Attorney General Eric Holder, as well as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton condemn Reverend Jones proposed burning of Qur’ans. Reverend Jones ignorance is steeped in the government's version of what took place on September 11, 2001 and he actually believes Muslims were responsible for the 9/11 hoax and it is this duping and deception that have led him to adopt such an outlandish measure of protest. This writer has therefore, pulled excerpts from previous articles that I have written and meshed them together within this article as a response to all this intolerable hatred aimed at Islam and Muslims that have been taking place since the proposed construction of the one hundred million dollar mosque near ground zero.
Why would a Christian preacher seek to burn the holiest book belonging to Islam (one of the three Abrahamic faiths) in which I am of the opinion that the desecration of any religious holy book or edifice should be considered a hate crime and punished under United States federal laws. However, this writer would agree that Reverend Jones has the First Amendment Right on his side (protection under freedom of speech and expression), but where is his ethical and moral compass relative to being tolerant of other religious faiths that might differ from his own and most of all being a Christian Minister of the Gospel; how does this factor into his worldview? Jones is appealing to what appears to be an undercurrent and sentiment that are rooted in a false sense of patriotism and is being highly irresponsible in inciting the good ole boys to commit this type of act, which will be viewed as offensive to over two billion Muslims throughout the world and will reverberate negatively even throughout the non-Muslim world. Reverend Jones has not taking into account the backlash this will have on diplomatic and international relations with Muslims throughout the world and their perception of the United States of America. (Reference: Rabbi Saperstein; YouTube clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTTfB-1UHrY).
He has every right to openly disagree with Islam and I will defend his right as a dissenter to condemn and oppose Islam, but to desecrate the Muslim Holy book will create possibly many consequences and perhaps compromise United States national security abroad and domestically. This is wrong and we all have an obligation to condemn and repudiate this type of action and behavior as being sinister and un-American. Some time these type megalomaniacs are looking to create publicity stunts in order to draw attention to themselves and create a media frenzy which to build their personal statue amongst the dissatisfied group or organization that they are attempting to engage.
This writer took upon himself last Friday to visited the local Muslim Masjid named Jamat Ibad Ar-Rahman in Durham, North Carolina and I kind of went incognito in which not to draw attention to myself, I put on a Muslim fez in order that I might look like a Muslim in appearance; thus, this was during Juumah Service (Friday Prayer) and after making congregation Salat (prayer) the Imam spoke spiritual words of comfort. I did not hear some radical and/or militant version of Islam being spewed, but heard a message of tolerance being spoken from the Qur’an and sayings being quoted from the Hadiths/Sunna (sayings of the prophet) and I must say I left satisfied that these were God fearing people who believed in their religion and were willing to live in peace and harmony with other non-Muslim communities. However, this is not to suggest that there are not vestiges of Islam and Muslims who hate America and all that it stands for, and Jihad (holy war) is their ultimate motivation and agenda (no doubt militant radical Islam is a reality). The Muslims are celebrating the Holy Month of Ramadan during this month, a time to reflect on Prophet Muhammad Ibn Abdullah (Peace and Blessings of Allah be Upon Him) receiving the Qur’an as a revelation being revealed by Allah (God) via the Angel Jabril (Gabriel) which took twenty-three and one half years to complete. Moreover, the burning of Qur’ans during the holy Month of Ramadan (or any time else) will only stir up a hornets nests because it will be viewed as the ultimate disrespect against Islam.(Reference: Imam Warith Mohammed; YouTube clip;
Some have come against the Muslims and their having the right to build a Mosque and cultural center a few blocks away from ground zero and have exemplified intolerance toward the project and have argue that the Muslim Americans are not entitled to being protected under the First Amendment Right of the United States Constitution. Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf (the Imam and principal leader over the Mosque project) spoke on CNN last night with Soledad O’Brien (very unqualified to interview a mindset like Imam Rauf) and I think he articulated his vision and addressed the controversy surrounding the project to build the Mosque near Ground Zero. The Imam has done goodwill ambassador work in the Middle East and the Islamic world on behalf of the United States State Department (might even be a covert CIA Agent). (Reference: Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf; YouTube clip
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, perhaps is an agent provocateur for the U.S. Government and probably is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission and Bilderberger, which means his objective isn’t really about any loyalty to Islam and Muslims, it is more about furthering the New World Order Agenda and globalization agenda; in particular if he is stomping for the State Department. The government views Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf as an asset and will use him and his Mosque to serve their interest, that is the part that most pundits are missing.
The United States Government and the American media after the 9/11 crisis brought the religion of Islam front and center and subsequent to this incident, Islam as a religion would never be the same again. Islam prior to 9/11 had almost lingered in obscurity, in particular in the United States of America. Although, the religion of Islam claims about two billion adherents and is perhaps the fastest growing religion in the world, it’s projected in the very near future to surpassed Christianity as the number one faith tradition in the world.
Thus, as stated above Islam, Arabs and Muslims appeared front and center, as the number one topic of discussion within a nation that had become so ethnocentric and so culturally arrogant—no one outside of our sovereign boarders mattered. 9/11 created a hostile, insensitive and intolerable environment mainly aimed at Arabs, in particular but all Muslims in general, they were being viewed with suspicion and Muslim discrimination was going unabated. The American people perhaps already had some preconceived prejudices against foreign Muslims. Perhaps for no other reason than they were not Christians and some had followed the lopsided reporting of the Middle East conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians—and had accepted the propaganda that the Arab Muslims were bad people because they practiced a “strange” culture and prayed to a God other than Jesus Christ. (Reference: Interfaith Group and their response to burning Qur'ans; YouTube clip:
Perhaps there is something innately in us that drives the human psyche to view anything different as being not equally worthy for consideration and more prone to be ridiculed and subjugated by the dominant culture. For example, directly after September 11, 2001 hoax and bombing of the World Trade Center in New York City and it was declared by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the U.S. Department of Defense that Osama bin Laden and his Jihadist inspired movement of Al-Qaeda committed one of worst military tragedies and allege criminal acts on the shores of the continental United States—he was considered to be Muslim and Arab; it did not help that the Bush administration had espoused propaganda, which they intentionally induced and created a climate of fear within the United States that reverberated around the world.
The United States media depicted Arab Muslims as having a political and religious philosophy bent on destroying the West and had declared America their number one enemy. The Powers-that-be understood that in order to maximize their manipulation and deceitful ploys; they first had to create a culture of fear by blaming 9/11 on Arabs and Muslims in their scheme this was a perfect diversionary tactic—they picked a people who were different from the American dominant cultural and with a minority representation inside the country and was essentially powerless. The American people pre-9/11 knew very little about the religion of Al-Islam and the diversity of these ancient people, the religious politics, the various Islamic cultures, the various Islamic sects and schisms, etc.
Although, Muslims from West Africa had arrived to the Americas as captives and hostages of the Transatlantic Slave Trade as early as the 1500s and some historians maintained that the Moors during the 8th Century had voyages to the Americas long before Christopher Columbus, Amerigo Vespucci, Ponce De Leon, Vaso Da Gama, Hernando de Soto, Ferdinand Magellan, etc., and had established diplomatic treaties with the Native Americans in the Western Hemisphere before the coming of the European explorers. But in the late 1800s Muslims and early 1900s Islam formalized it-self and took root as a sub-culture and counter culture in the United States; with the exception of the Nation of Islam as religious movement, Islam up until September 11, 2001 had remained in obscurity, but 9/11 for better or worst changed that dynamic.
These prejudices after 9/11 led to Muslim Masjids and Mosques being attacked and desecrated because there were so many cultural misunderstandings that existed between Muslim societies in East and Christian societies in the West; these misconceptions were shrouded in ignorance and fear based, which was enough ammunition to incite the uninformed and dominant culture zealots who were motivated by racial and religious hatred to inflict vigilante style justice on Muslims and made unfair generalizations against all Arabs and Muslims. Thus, blaming an entire Muslim religious world community for committing a crime that killed over 3,000 Americans—constituting a loss of human life and property.
These vigilante groups immediately began to show their ignorance by attacking and even killing Sikhs and Hindus in the United States ignorantly assuming because these people had brown skin, dressed Eastern in attire appearance, spoke with an accent and wore turbans they had to be Middle Eastern Arab Muslims and better yet terrorist. So Sikhs and Hindus were mistakenly being classified as Muslims and after 9/11 became targets of religious and racial discrimination that were being fueled by the dominant culture. Many of the attackers were not even aware of the historical and religious antagonism that existed between the Muslims, Sikhs and Hindus, but their racism and cultural ignorance led to indiscriminate acts of violence against innocent people who became the victims of bigotry and culture insensitivity.
The dominant culture was fully aware that cultural ignorance would incite and infuriate a segment of our society that would be willing and capable of inflicting violence and creating social discord against a people that looked different and worshipped dissimilar. Many of these people already had negative convictions of Islam and Muslims, but perhaps had never personally met a Muslim, which to make an intelligent and rational decision about their religious culture, race and ethnicity that may have assisted them in debunking generalizations and unfair stereotypes that were being spewed by politically inspired entities. Many Americans had formulated their negative opinions of Muslims from Western media sources and made the ignorant assumption that all Muslims were “terrorist” and had a political vendetta against the West.(Reference: Interfaith group denouncing buring of the Holy Qur'an; Youtube Clip;
Our lack of spiritual development toward accepting and embracing the whole of humanity in all of its cultures expressions; renders us inheritably flawed in the spirit of human compassion and tolerance for all. The failure and unwillingness to make an attempt to comprehend and appreciate the beauty and the differences in people's—language, race, religious belief, nationality, etc., have placed humanity on a reckless, as well as dangerous social path.
The majority of Americans had formulated a negative perception of Islam based on sensationalizing of Salman Rushdie 1988 book titled, “Satanic Verses” in which the majority of the Islamic world viewed this book as heresy and blasphemous of Islam, Muslims and Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Ayatollah Rullah Khomeini, the former president and religious leader of Iran declared Rushdie’s book “Satanic Verses” and Rushdie as enemies of Islam in which he placed a one million dollar bounty on the head of Rushdie, which sent Rushdie in permanent exile until the death of Imam Khomeini. Imam Khomeini also called America the “Great Satan” and it was these antagonistic media stratagem that America came to identify with Islam.
If culture is based on learned behavior then American propaganda machines had become the biggest influence and the determining factor on how people around the world, as well as those domestically are being perceived; in particular those deemed as America’s enemies and are their difference being exploited to accomplish a political end. These tactics were implemented to foster distrust and suspicion and to simultaneously falsely create a need and urgency for American patriotism and nationalism based on these perceived prejudices that were concocted within the culture of fear. The ultimate political objective was the old divide and conquer scheme—the wickedly wise could always play on the sensitive charged emotions that go along with culture ignorance and manipulate these misunderstandings to their advantages. This was the case in America with the Muslim community right after 9/11. These types of political fallacies have an even far more ranging implications—these cultural bias eventually would help shape America’s foreign and public policy.
Stay Awake Until We Meet Again,
Fahim A. Knight-El
Glenn Beck: The White Knight Who Rode into Washington DC on an Ass
By Fahim A. Knight-El
The social commentator Glenn Beck stepped outside of his familiar role as a television social critic and radio commentator and jumped onto the big stage calling a march on Washington. This writer initially wasn't going to waste his time analyzing and assessing Beck’s event, but it appears the corporate media is continually trying to give him and his event credibility. (Reference: Glenn Beck YouTube Clip Lincoln Memorial Speech: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47V-dpiLM78).
This writer started officially blogging December 2007 and this article will represent my one hundredth (100) article and I had something a little different in mind which to commemorate this small feat. But as a writer who enjoys exercising critical thinking, I found it difficult to pass on giving my two cents commentary on the Glenn Beck fiasco. There are a lot more pressing issues of importance in America, which are impacting the political, economic and social landscape of a sin sick nation than me scrutinizing Beck. However, this writer was somewhat initially intrigued by the messenger Glenn Beck and his message because often the true climate and sentiments of the dominant society are to be found in the rhetoric and message of these fringe movements and organizations. (Reference: YouTube Clip:
Beck's stage persona at the Lincoln Memorial was a bit toned down from his usual rightwing and outlandish bully pulpit facade of spewing hate and divisive politics (Beck on this day appeared more diplomatic and conciliatory). He on this occasion cloth himself in a messianic garment—evoking God, religion, Bible, etc. This appeared to be a strange tactic and strategy by Beck; may be it was the Tea Party's way of reaching out to the religious right and using this forum as a measure of political consensus building, in particular as they look down the road to the presidential elections of 2012.
Beck's new spiritual evangelical decoy lacked conviction and passion. If you are going to profess religion and appear as a televangelist, he should have taken some lessons from Reverend Joel Osteen and/or Reverend T.D. Jakes on how to convey the principles of religious hustle (religious hustle is old and reliable trade, it has made many of the clergy rich and wealthy) and be effective doing so. Also if this is going to be Beck's new public approach he needed to at least take some theology and divinity courses in which to learn how to better package religious con. There are some effective ministers who could teach him all the tricks of the trade.
But Beck did say that he was short of money as his rally neared and with emotions he said he put it in the Lord's hands and like a good hustler from the pulpit he informed his congregation (I meant Tea Party constituents) that the Lord sent him a five to six million dollars blessing (he did not reveal who the donor was).
Beck understands that white America is dissatisfied and he has tapped into their dissatisfaction (only one hundred percent dissatisfaction can bring out about one hundred percent change) and they are ready to listen to anyone whom they believe can offer a solution to America's problems. Beck and the conservative gang desire for us to believe that America's problems started with the election of America's first black president and is requiring us to overlook the eight dismal years of President George W. Bush reign.
This writer is neither a democrat nor republican, I have no respect for the American electoral process, it has always been a sham and it allows the ignorant masses to believe and think that they are part of a participatory democratic process (American electoral process is controlled by the Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission and Bilderberger group). This statement qualifies my position and it allows my readers to be assured that I have no political bias or party affiliations. I have come to know and understand that the ballot and vote even in a so-called Democratic society is predetermined by the Invisible Rulers).
This writer, in his writings have been very critical of President Obama's administration and does not get a pass from me just because his skin is black and is hailed as the first African American president. But conservatives have this selective amnesia when it comes to exercising short term memory, in particular when it requires them to recall and take ownership of all the political, economic and social mess and wayward direction that President George W. Bush left our nation at the end of his presidential term.
The national deficit doubled under Bush from five trillion dollars to over twelve trillion, deregulated the govern rules for Wall Street (this contributed to the collapsing of America and world's economic markets) and Bush led us into two wars with the Islamic world—Iraq and Afghanistan (both were orchestrated to further enrich the Bush and Cheney clans with oil and dope money). Thus, many have just come to the realization that Bush left the American people with one of the worst economies in almost 80 years, which was not seen since the Great Depression of 1929. Glenn Beck up until this past Saturday wanted the American people to believe that President Obama was responsible for America's economic woes.
Also I was a bit confused about Beck's theme "Restoring Honor" I guess the premise of the theme was given to be rooted in the "pristine" values (exemplified in liberty and freedom) espoused by the patriotic principles of our nation's founding fathers. There is a deep seated nostalgic belief held amongst some Americans that the best ideological prototype of patriotism was imbued in those Americans who fought and died as patriots in the American Revolutionary War of 1776 and gallantly declared our Declaration of Independence from Great Britain, which led to America's sovereignty. The establishment of the U.S. Constitution in 1787 embodies what American freedom means to the heart and soul of the compatriot and it is these historical events which many flag-wavers draw their inspiration.
But I as a so-called African American know that many of the Founding Fathers of the United States were slaveholders and this, in my opinion, is inconsistent with their historical and modern moral interpretations of valuing freedom and independence above all else. Yet at the same time these great patriotic American Statesmen did not value freedom for the millions of Africans (black folk) who were deemed Chattel Slaves (drawers of water and hewers of wood); this included our nations first president George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. (Reference: Glenn Beck on Dr. Martin Luther King and the Founding Fathers: (Reference: YouTube clip:
Beck galvanized the white disenchanted and I think that even he was surprised that over one hundred thousand or more white citizens (as the cameras scanned his massive crowd, I did not see much racial diversity present) heard his clarion call and traveled from various parts of the country to this venue in Washington DC. Beck had teased them on FOX Television and on his syndicated radio broadcast by inciting them and appealing to their raw emotions that something was un-American about the political direction our nation was headed; thus, characterizing our commander-in-chief as being a racist and socialist. He fed his constituency enough venom to create a cesspool of political poison to inject every white American with lethal dosages of high potent manipulation and deception (interpreted to mean just blame blacks and Latinos for all the problems plaguing America). (Reference: Tim Wise YouTube Clip:
Beck stated that when he picked the date of August 28 to hold his rally he did not realize that it was the date and place that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. perhaps delivered his most defining "I Have a Dream" speech in 1963 at the Lincoln Memorial. At least that is what Beck wanted us to believe and it was difficult for me to accept Beck's word that it was an innocent mistake based on his volatile, contentious and antagonistic history toward people of color; I did not find his explanation believable. Beck who is a professed Mormon (raised as a Roman Catholic left his upbringing religious denomination in 1999), a religious cult, (yet he has the audacity to question whether or not President Obama is a Muslim or Christian).
Beck did try to reckon with his perception of Obama’s theological worldview by prefacing it as being a theology of liberation. Jesus Christ taught a liberation theology—he condemned the oppressor Pontius Pilate and the Roman Government and his message was designed to liberate those who were oppressed. Beck doesn’t understand that whenever there is an oppressor and oppressed, it creates an antagonistic contradiction which has always justified the necessity for a liberation theology.
Perhaps Beck wasn't required to study African American history because the Mormon's Patriarch and founder Joseph Smith taught from the Bible that blacks were inferior and up until the 1970s (this type theology perhaps appealed to Beck’s conservatism) it was taught by the Mormons that black skin was cursed and inheritably evil. Dr. Daniel Poling, religious editor of the National Educational Association stated: "The essential Mormon interpretation of the Old Testament asserts that the African race descended from Cain. For his crime against his brother, Abel, a 'mark' was put upon Cain. Mormon theology teaches the idea that the 'mark' was a black skin. Thus, the skin color of blacks through all history is enough to condemn them on sight."
"Mormon doctrine lists another strike against the black community. According to their belief, the spiritual ancestors of black people failed to perform properly in their pre-existent state. In what Mormons call the 'War of Heavens' (in which Lucifer and about one-third of the hosts of heaven were cast down) some groups took a neutral position during this celestial conflict. Mormons are taught that these despised neutrals are the spirits that have inherited black people now living on earth." (Reference: C. Eric Lincoln; “Race, Religion, and the Continuing American Dilemma”; p. 149).
They were not permitted to hold priesthood positions in the church of Latter-Day Saints. Doesn't this theology sound similar to the teachings of the Knights of Ku Klux Klan? Perhaps Beck, the ex-substance abuser and drug addict was so delusionary in his civic and social studies classes that he missed that part of American history (the Civil Rights movement and the fight for desegregation). If so then his political ignorance and negligence are excusable relative to him usurping the date of one of America's great icons.
Let me come out with both gun barrels drawn and point them not just at Beck, but at the so-called big three Civil Rights leaders and organizations—Al Sharpton (National Action Network), Benjamin Jealous (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People—NAACP), and Marc Morial (National Urban League). How in the hell did black Civil Rights leaders allow this self-proclaimed prophet, Glenn Beck to hijack the historical setting of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., March on Washington, which was held forty-seven years ago at the Lincoln Memorial? (Reference: Al Sharpton on YouTube Clip:
However, if nothing else this writer supported Glenn Beck and the Tea Party’s cavalry having the right to peacefully assemble any place they please because the First Amendment of the United States Constitution grants them that right as American citizens. Thus, that much of Beck's agenda I was in total agreement (and would have stood shoulder to shoulder with him clinching the U.S. Constitution); he had every legal right to assemble at the Lincoln Memorial, although in black America's minds this date and place (August 28 at Lincoln Memorial) have always been reserved for the King March on Washington celebration.
This writer does not claim to know much about the process of securing a permit which to lock an event in on the mall grounds, but I am quite sure the United States Park Service and the bureaucratic entities have stringent criteria and mandates for organizations looking to assemble on the grounds of the capitol. I do not think Dwight E. Pettiford is still the chief of the U.S. Park Service police, but he spent many years on Durham, North Carolina city police department and may be he could have given me some insight on the process.
Glenn Beck and his backers evidently pulled the permit before Al Sharpton and the black Civil Rights organizers in which to hold their "Restoring Honor" rally on August 28. This writer was looking for criticism from black pundits who should have lambasted Sharpton, Jealous and Morial for derelict in duty for not doing their organizational due diligence to insure that the commemoration of Dr. King's day relative to the March on Washington would be honored in the true spirit of the march (only the Lincoln Memorial could have sufficed the spirit of the original intent) because I do not know if you can separate the historical symbolism (the setting and plot) from the message and the big meeting that Dr. King, A. Phillip Randolph, Roy Wilkins and Bayard Rustin called into existence in 1963.
Many black critics jumped all over Beck for intentionally attempting to co-opt the spirit of the Civil Rights movement, but very few had the courage to criticize these so-called black leaders for allowing Beck to sneak underneath them and embarrassed them by beating them to the permit. No one took any blame—Sharpton, Jealous, Morial, etc., had pie all over their faces that this white boy was standing where they should have been; giving an incoherent and rambling speech about American values. Beck doesn’t realize that what the conservative acclaim as American values are more rooted in mysticism of Freemasonry than the notion of Christianity because most of the Founding Fathers were Masons who had transcended the Christian faith and understood that the Supreme Deity was seen more complete in the context of the principles associated with the Occult, Esoteric and Gnostics teachings.
But lets be clear, Beck may be have stolen a day and got away with—he will never measure up to the Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; King after that speech left a nation mesmerized and eventually forced a nation to come the grips with remedying some of the past injustices inflicted on African Americans by forcing congress to enacting two of the most important pieces of legislation in modern U.S. history, which was the passing of the 1964 Civil Rights Bill and 1965 Voting Rights Bill. Beck even went a step further he invited the slain civil rights leader’s niece, Alveda King as one of his speakers on the dais and what one must understand is that blood doesn’t necessarily validate whether or not family would embrace the struggle or betray struggle of a family member who was considered to be an iconic leader and figure in America history.
Beck was smart enough to hire some good black gospel and spiritual singers and must say the music was good, but it was overshadowed by what should have been taking place on that date, place and time and it left a sense of emptiness inside of me to see Beck standing there defining the American dream. Beck had a feel good session and nothing tangible evolved from the "Restoring Honor" rally; oh he did mention that this was a day to honor I guess falling American heroes who were part of special forces operations (I wonder how much of that six million dollars or more that Beck collected will he donate directly to military families).
I don’t know if the rally completely satisfied the red meat urge of Beck’s constituents and it appeared to have left the good ole boys not fully charged, after all many of them came to hear a fire and brimstone talk that would be full of racist antidotes and political cynicism.
Adam Serwer of the American Prospect is a guest blogger at the Plum Line Blog at www.washintonpost.com stated: "All of which invites the question of why liberals wrung their hands so publically over Beck's spectacle, as though this event might actually dwarf the 1963 March on Washington in terms of historical and political significance. At this point, it's obvious that Beck's stunts have a self-conscious hint of irony to them. His increasingly messianic self-conception and his outsize comparisons between himself and important American figures seem deliberately designed to make liberals issue angry public denunciations, which only increase his profile and solidify his stature in the conservative movement, where Pissing Off Liberals is actually more important than anything else. He's figured out how this hustle works. What I don't understand is why liberals keep indulging him with their outrage."
The 1963 march on Washington led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was for Jobs and Freedom and forty-seven years later we are still asking our former slave master's children for jobs and freedom in 2010. Some of us are still looking towards the federal government to save us and we think that we have a sense of entitlement. Sharpton and the Civil Rights marchers convened at the historical Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School in Washington, DC (the first black public high school in America) where syndicated talk show host Joe Madison served as the master of ceremony. I listened to a slew of preachers mount the rostrum and none of them offered any solutions to the 400 year old problem confronting America, which is the black dilemma. They were all reflecting on the "I have a Dream" speech and I was saying to my eleven year old daughter they needed to wake the hell up and move beyond what Dr. King said forty-seven years ago and demonstrate the ability to be proactive.
Dr. King grew in his analysis of the Vietnam War in 1967 and 1968 many of these Negroes who are professing King today rebuked him and condemned him for viewing the Civil Rights struggle as not just a national struggle, but an international struggle. Why haven't black leadership created jobs and industry for their own people and stop this begging the government for assistance and handouts?
Sharpton, Jealous, and Morial these Negroes live lavish petit-bourgeois life styles and it is insane to be pushing for a government sponsored jobs bill forty-seven years after King (what lessons have we learned since Dr. King’s assassination) and have failed to embrace the concept of doing for-self. The Civil Rights movement has to move beyond the symbolic image of Dr. King and the commemoration of great speeches in which year after year do nothing but continue to beg the United States Government for food, clothing and shelter.
Sharpton has positioned himself as the self-proclaimed leader of black America and yet he let Glenn Beck out maneuver him and really out maneuvered forty to sixty million African Americans and there he stood on August 28 at Lincoln Memorial delivering his “I have a scam” speech. Beck knew this was the date and place King gave his monumental speech, but this was a way of being disrespectful towards the history and culture of African American people. His ultimate objective was to create a frenzy and controversy amongst his Tea Party loyalist. Beck, Limbaugh and Hannity are really the new faces and voices of the conservative movement in America.
It is they who are molding and shaping the conservative political framework better than the National Republican Party Chairman Michael Steele. Let’s be for real there are very few Republican leaders that can galvanize close to one hundred thousand persons at a mass rally. Beck is not even considered to be a legitimate political voice and yet this television news host has demonstrated that he is a voice to be reckoned with in American politics. That doesn’t say much about the state of American politics or may be just to the contrary, it speaks volumes about who the real conservative players are.
Stay Awake Until We Meet Again,
Fahim A. Knight-El
What Have We Learned Since 9/11 and Who Has The Lessons Benefiited as We Embark on the Ninth Year Anniversary?Posted by fahim knight at 19:15, 18 Aug 2010
WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED SINCE 9/11 AND WHO HAS THE LESSONS BENEFITTED?
By Fahim A. Knight-El
This writer was inspired to write this blog after hearing and reading about the controversy surrounding Arab Muslim Americans in New York who purchased real-estate property near Ground Zero and is desiring to build a one hundred million dollar mosque and cultural center on the site. I guess, this is now, considered sacred territory or holy ground (and off limits to Muslims) and yet the best kept secret is that the blood of the 9/11 tragedy, which led to the loss of human life and destruction of personal property, is not on the hands of Muslims and Islam; the conspiracy lies at the doorstep of our own government—the perpetrators of this horrific criminal act resided in the White House and the U.S. Pentagon. Muslims were only made convenient pasties in this masterful act of deception, but the Invisible Rulers are the real culprits. (Reference: YouTube link: Reverend Jeremiah Wright http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ix-AMYos0...
Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York supported the Muslims right to exercise freedom of religion (the mayor understands that our nation's constitution is built upon the separation of church and state). This right (freedom of religion) is protected under the First Amendment of the United States Constitution and to deny the Muslims the right to exercise this legal authority would set a regrettable legal precedent, which essentially would violate the U.S. Constitution (or what's left of it).
This writer has been reflecting back to September 11, 2001, which is better known as 9/11 and the many events that still surrounds this unresolved and controversial tragedy. I was at home that particular morning in my bedroom ironing and starching my white shirt preparing to go to work; it must have been around 8:45am in the morning. I believe it was on a Tuesday that the so-called terrorist planes attacked the World Trade Center (smoking mirrors), the capitol of the United States of America became the so-called target of what appeared to be an act of domestic terrorism. My oldest son had just flown in from Newark Airport to North Carolina the day before, and I felt somewhat relieved with what was going on in the North East and that my son had arrived safely (9/11 Incident led to the suspension of air travel and most commercial flights were grounded right after the incident).
My wife and I were watching CNN and they showed what appeared to be a second plane crashing into the second twin tower building. There appeared to be an implosion (the collapsing of the towers on surface seemed inconsistent with two planes causing that much structural damage; this was my initial thought) and the world watched the symbolic financial capitol of world come crumbling down. There was mayhem and pandemonium—the United States was under attack and fear and anger gripped America (the propaganda machines immediately fed the people false decoys) Americans blood flowed in the streets of New York. Perhaps more so than needing answers some of these patriots wanted revenge and justice by any means necessary.
President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney, as well as other high ranking cabinet members and governmental official gathered in Air Force One and were moved to a highly secret and confidential location in order to prohibit any disruption of government. This was a masterful hoax that cost over three thousand Americans their lives (they were only viewed as casualties of war) and without doubt they were deemed expendable.
Noam Chomsky in his book titled, "Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance" stated: "After eight years, more reactionary sectors of the Reagan-Bush 1 administrations regained political power in the contested 2000 election. They recognized that the 9/11 atrocities provided them with an opportunity to pursue long-standing goals with even greater intensity, closely following the script of their earlier tenure in office." (Reference: Noam Chomsky; "Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance" p. 109).
There was like a dark gloomy cloud shadowing over America and it gave the impression of vulnerability, it was designed to leave questions of whether or not the United States could adequately defend its homeland. This further led to United States Government towards compromising the freedoms granted in our Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights and the U.S. Constitution. The more rights our government took from its citizens after the 9/11 hoax, the more the dumbfound masses and ignorant applauded (they still do not understand what they were clapping for); however, with little understanding that we were the intended pawns all along (there was never a war on terrorism, it was a war aimed at the American people).
It was questions like this one, that led to the establishment of the office of Homeland Security and other government intrusive agencies, passing of executive orders and repressive legislation aimed at limiting personal freedoms of its citizens. We appeared to have learnt very little from the 9/11 incident, it definitely did not make us much smarter relative to our ability to assess and evaluate events and trends that were contradictory to the question of freedom—the majority of Americans still trust the U.S. Government and believe that the government serves their best interest. John Farmer, a Senior Counsel for the 9/11 Commission stated in his book titled: “The Ground Truth: The Story Behind America’s Defense on 9/11” stated: “At some level of the government, at some point in time. . . there was an agreement not to tell the truth about what happened.”
The 9/11 hoax was the official beginning of a new America and a new world. Alan Greenspan in his book titled, “The Age of Turbulence” stated: “After 9/11 I knew, if I needed further reinforcement, that we are living in a new world—the world of a global capitalist economy that is vastly more flexible, resilient, open, self-correcting, and fast-changing than it was even a quarter century earlier. It’s a world that presents us with enormous new possibilities but also enormous new challenges. ‘The Age of Turbulence’ is my attempt to understand the nature of this world: how we got here, what we’re living through, and what lies over the horizon, for good and for ill.” (Reference: Alan Greenspan; “The Age of Turbulence” p. 10).
It was the goal and objective of the 9/11 orchestrators to forever shift the political, economic and social paradigm the world over. However, what Alan Greenspan fail to tell us was that the new America would be a lot more repressive and intrusive—it would systematically strip the United States Constitution of its jurisprudence authority which to protect the American people; the abuse of authority—personal and state rights would be without any defense.
The statement "Big Brother is Watching You" it spoke volumes yesterday and it gave an indication that the government via surveillance was watching and monitoring activities of its ordinary citizens and groups that were deemed subversive. Thus, after 9/11 the United States transformed and transitioned into a total police state (covert Marshal law has been in existences since 9/11) liken to a giant octopus with massive tentacles that have wrapped itself around the entire globe and has imprisoned the American people on their own land. This was accomplished without opposition and in the name of combating "terrorism" and in the name of a national security agenda. The American people surrendered themselves without opposition and this default in the very near future will eventually continue to render us mere victims of our government’s tricks, lies and deceptions.
They use fear to herd the masses into any and every direction that they please and 9/11 was used to remind Americans how important it was to believe and trust the government—they will protect us against radical Islam (by providing us with color-coded threat levels); please!!!! I am more fearful of President Barack Obama and the United States Government than being attacked by some external enemy forces (their strategies and tactics have proven to be much more lethal than the perceived violence propagandized about the religion of Islam).
We are no safer to day than we were prior to 9/11, but with less civil liberties and with massive restrictions coded in the U.S. Patriot Act (the new constitution) established forty-three days after the 9/11 incident—the United States Congress passed this act at one of America’s most vulnerable times in the history of our nation.
The government and the international bankers (Rockefellers and Rothschilds) induced the September 11, 2001 tragedy both entities (bankers and high level politicians) had extensive political and monetary motives. The money changers would used the 9/11 ploy to call the world debt-in and further rearrange the semblance of wealth by blaming the American people of irresponsible spending and they never took blame for creating a credit based system that was rooted in the principles of exploitation and subliminal seduction, which appealed to the material appetite of the human psyche. The issue of wealth disparity is perhaps a little more systematically rooted in the equation relative to permanently creating just two classes of people—‘haves’ and ‘have nots’.
If we in the United States of America just took a moment to look around us and asked ourselves what has happened to the so-called middle class within last three years. Their jobs have been shipped oversees (high unemployment and underemployed), their homes have been foreclosed on (income lost and so-called new gains was not equivalent to the prior standard of living), assets have diminished (in many case was liquidated to satisfy existing debt), over taxed (U.S. citizens left carrying a 15 trillion dollar deficit), limited investments and a way of life that has dissipated; there is limited disposable and discretionary income.
Thus, have you asked yourself the question of what happened? We were duped into allowing the Government (taxpayers) money to bailout Wall Street and the International Bankers and yet we did nothing, but continue to fantasize what America use to be like (there was no revolt and very little protest).
Thus, by 2001, capitalism could no longer expand and produce at the same rate and terms, it did twenty-five years ago. It needed a new market, but found an old reliable one—war. Afghanistan and Iraq have proving to be profitable ventures, but they now have their sights on attacking Iran because this is the only method left to maintaining a sustainable economy based on where we are right now (war is highly profitable). The bombing of the World Trade Center represented a dismantling of an economic system that had exhausted its most exploitive options and had no other alternative but to turn on itself—the days of what appeared to be prosperity was long gone by 2001 and the value of American labor had depreciated and would ultimately be outsourced to India, China, Thailand, Mexico, Vietnam, etc.
Corporate downsizing was systematically orchestrated by the Invisible Rulers to force the American people and the globe to a state of economic desperation, which those that were left with jobs would readily buy into the idea of doing more with less (volunteer slaves) while Dynastic Families squeezed the American people and globe for that accumulated 1% wealth that is held by the masses (the formula for all the political, economic and social problems the world over). They were not satisfied with stealing and owning 99% of the world's wealth; the 9/11 crisis and economic meltdown were designed to put all the world’s wealth and resources in their hands.
Ben Bernanke and his predecessor Alan Greenspan and Federal Reserve for seven years indiscriminately flooded the market with worthless currency and manipulating interest rates, which created inflation and this led to the 2008 so-called collapse of Wall Street and the global Markets. The Federal Reserve and the Central Banks actually had this as perhaps their major plank infused in the 9/11 debacle to create the worst economic catastrophe since the 1929 Great Depression and so-called rearrange our perception of money and debt and most of all drive humanity more closer to complete slavery.
But the 2008 economic meltdown led to a cold blooded stickup of the American people—by the international bankers and with U.S. Government approval robbed the American taxpayers for over 1.5 trillion dollars (when the money changers finish doing their magic the figure might rise to estimate five trillion dollars) in bailout money. These corporate prima donna thieves—known as international bankers have burden at least three unborn generations or more and passed on to our grandchildren and great grandchildren an insurmountable outstanding debt, which even they can never repay.
England is the mother of the United States and Amschel Rothschild and the boys initially set-up international banking houses in five European countries. This was the formal beginning of the web in which Dynastic Families intermarried based on wealth and blood lineage with an objective to rule the world by controlling all the world's currency. They have always adopted the utmost secrecy and has often hid in orders such as the Jesuits, Illuminati, Freemasonry, etc., which only served as layers of protection, deception and distraction. Some believe that the Bank of England is the seat of world power and this is where the world of high finance starts and end. Some believe that the Royal Institute is more powerful and more controlling within this new global paradigm than the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).
It appears scholars like David Icke author of the book "Biggest Secrets" and John Coleman author of "The Committee of 300" who seem to place the New World Order and the globalist agenda as being rooted in the United Kingdom. Their contentions might be valid and truthful, but to untangle the money web is a very complex assignment, but we are chipping away at it. I do think that the U.S. Federal Reserve and Bank of England in the UK are one in the same and to make any attempt to separate the two, is a tactical and strategic mistake of horrific proportions. For example, they are presently using the Euro against the U.S. dollar, but we seem to think that these markets strength and weakness are based on the viability of the economic trends. The U.S, Financers and London are playing a serious game of chess on humanity (95 % of us are ignorant to these forces)
We are about to embark on the ninth year anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy in which this writer have asked the question, what have we learned since 9/11? When I still hear people in 2010 blaming the Muslims for bombing the World Trade Center, which is literally absurd and continue to ignore the physical evidence and intelligence reports which suggest that this was an inside hit which possessed a little more sophistication than the capability of a Muslim terrorist cell. Yes, the 9/11 hoax had very little to do with so-called Muslim extremist or militant radical Islam, it had everything to do with one of the most sophisticated duping in the history of humanity. (Reference: YouTube Clip Michael Moore’s Documentary Fahrenheit 9/11
The propaganda machines led the masses towards vehemently blaming Al-Qaeda and Osama Bin-Laden for the 9/11 hoax who were so-called violent Islamist Jihadist bent on destroying America and the western world (this type sensationalized reporting has captivated the American’s imagination and turned them into gullible pawns and blind fools). We became fixated on an idea and image that have blinded a large segment of people from ever being able to determining fact from fiction. President George W. Bush committed high treason and sedition, stole the American people’s dreams, hopes and aspirations and rode off into the sunset with billions of dollars and no criminal warrant will ever be issued for his arrest. The victims’ families of 9/11 should have sued George W. Bush and former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani for the deaths of 3,000 citizens, but these type criminals are able to hide behind sovereign immunity.
I would love to give every American a copy of the documentary "Loose Change" for starters. Perhaps if viewed objectively this will assist in overcoming some of the indoctrination that has been imposed on our mental paradigm and worldview. These were laser guided missiles that hit the World Trade Center. The events surrounding this tragedy were rooted in lies and deception. But nine years later with all the physical evidence and based on independent analysis and testing, it is clear that the 9/11 Commission report was only a governmental consensus towards supporting a cover up of the truth facts behind 9/11, which was a CIA fabrication to protect the guilty. (Reference: YouTube documentary “Loose Change”
The former one time Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura in his book titled, “American Conspiracies” stated: “I certainly never expected to think that elements of the Bush Administration were complicit with the enemy. Today, though, I am convinced that some people inside our government knew the attack was going to happen and allowed it to come to pass—because it furthered their political agenda. I do not necessarily believe that they orchestrated it themselves, although the door is definitely open to that. I say this after expending many hours researching things about the official story that don’t add up, and interviewing a number of witness with firsthand knowledge that contradicts what we were told. As a patriotic American, I say this with a heavy heart—and with an outrage that really knows no words. But it’s something we, as a nation, must come to terms with. Otherwise, it could happen again.” (Reference: Jesse Ventura; “American Conspiracies”; p. 143). And Reference YouTube clip promoting Jesse Ventura’s book ‘American Conspiracy’
I received a profound email on July 26, 2010 from a gentleman named Mark Schaumann, I do not know, if these words were his original words (it does not matter because I took Schaumann to be insightful and intelligent), but nevertheless they were profound and fitting to quote as I write this segment of the article. Mark Schaumann stated: "all truths go through three stages, ridicule-that's silly, denial - that's NOT TRUE!!! And then acceptance - well I guess that's the way it is. The third happens because it (the truth) is eventually revealed to be self-evident. Still waiting for the herd to achieve the last one".
But if we took the United States Government version that these planes were hijacked by nineteen Arab Muslim terrorist in which fifteen were Saudi Arabian nationals. Saudi Arabia is one of America's staunch allies in the Middle East and yet it was told to the American people that Saudi nationals spearhead this attack. But wouldn't you consider that to be strange because the House of Saud is only an extension of the House of Rothschild. The so-called fundamentalist Wahhabi Muslims take their lead from the United States Government (they are merely puppets and CIA agent provocateurs). The reactionary Saudi Royal Family members are constants at the White House. Perhaps the oil arrangement caused the U.S. Government to overlook the so-called Saudis involvement in the 9/11 tragedy and cover up (Perhaps on the other hand Saudi Arabia was one of the co-conspirators).
Thus, moving the duping further along the Central Intelligence Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Justice Department, State Department, New York Police Department, etc., gets an A-plus for the roles they played in this deception. Either we will wake the hell up from our slumber or just continued to be led to the slaughter as innocent sheep. I would like to consider myself as an optimist and who would like to believe that humanity will eventually wake up and overcome this gigantic hurdle, which amounts to ignorance. They are allowed to rule because they have humanity steeped in ignorance. Thus, many of us have been so well convinced that they will defend their ignorance with their last dying breath.
When I used to play basketball, we used to say that if basketball player lacked the skills and athletic ability to make a difference on the floor. We would say to our teammates "you do not have to check him because he was self-checked" (interpret to mean do not waste your time with that player he will not perform to a level that will hurt you and his lack of skills actually helped us). The Elitist view humanity as being self-checked–they provide us with jobs, education, homes, a little money, etc., and this allows them to exercise a high level of control relative to how we think and the course of actions we take or don’t take. We still enjoy a level of comfort, although we are in a depression and in comparison to some other nations on the earth or at least we perceive our status as being secure and comfort. The will to resist has been dimmed because our lives are correlated to DEBT (slavery) and this alone has rendered us self-checked. The Invisible Rulers do not have to defend themselves; guess what we do it for them.
Lastly, I leave you with more words from Governor Jesse Ventura’s book “American Conspiracies” stated: “Do you ever think that maybe our country needs a Truth Commission, to understand the crimes that were committed ‘in our name’ over these recent decades? My hope is that some of you will stand with me in calling for accountability. The only way we can truly move forward is to come to grips with a recent past that’s brought us to the brink of losing it all. Maybe we ought to put ourselves in the position of the little Vietnamese farmer who did nothing but raise his rice."
"They handed him an AK-47 and in came the powerful United States, and we dropped more armaments on Vietnam that we did in World War II. We threw everything we had at this little rice farmer—we couldn’t beat him, could we? When push came to shove, he outlasted us. Why? Because he had the resolve for freedom. That Vietnamese farmer wanted self-govern, not be part of colonialism. Maybe we, in the United States, should start viewing our government as colonialist. Now the rest of us, in our own country, are becoming the colony. And somehow, some way, we’ve got to reclaim our nation.” (Reference: Jesse Ventura; “American Conspiracies” p. 203).
Stay Awake Until We Meet Again,
Fahim A. Knight-El
Lebron James: A Free Agent Slave Who Bucked on His Master
By Fahim A. Knight-El
When a person thinks of slavery, they often do not equate or classify multimillionaires as slaves because we have fallaciously equated money with being the highest extension of freedom and don’t realize that wealth is not a variable that is independent of itself and it is a dependent variable upon those who possess the power to give value to monetary instruments. They dispense wealth with a chain and ball called debt and in a credit based system it was designed to have masters and slaves. It’s not just black athletes that are slaves, but all of humanity are slaves, the sad phenomenal is that this reality is unbeknown to the masses. Money and wealth are only an allusion—it all leads to modern servitude and lavish plantations such as the National Basketball Association. (Reference: Claud Anderson; “Black Labor, White Wealth : The Search for Power and Economic Justice” ).(Reference: Jim Brown YouTube clip
Wikipedia defines slavery as being: “A system in which people are the property of others. Slaves can be held against their will from the time of their capture, purchase or birth, and deprived of the right to leave, to refuse to work, or to demand wages”. This is the old definition and perception of how most people would view and define slavery and it is from this definition that one could not phantom highly paid black athletes being called slaves by this writer. But fail to acknowledge, that which I have written above is not built on some unintelligible premises. Nevertheless and even if one thought so, it would only cause one to miss the very intricacies of the relationship in which the slave and master paradigm are built upon. (Reference: Claud Anderson; “PowerNomics : The National Plan to Empower Black America). (Reference: Youtube clip: The Ink Spot; Forty Million Dollars Slaves:
The sports writer William C. Rhoden in his provocative book titled, “Forty Million Dollars Slaves: The Rise, Fall and Redemption of the Black Athlete” explores this paradoxical notion in the historical and modern context.
Someone has the power and influence to tie your gifts, ability and talents to a monetary instrument of exchange and as long as you fulfilled the terms of agreement and generate money for the corporate owners and stockholders, you would be deemed a positive asset (this sounds like slavery to me). Athletes are considered commodities, which is no different than the system of Chattel slavery—slaves were considered commodities. Wikipedia defined commodity: “were things of value, of uniform quality, that were produced in large quantities by many different producers; the items from each different producer were considered equivalent. On a commodity exchange, it is the underlying standard stated in the contract that defines the commodity, not any quality inherent in a specific producer's product”. (Reference: Wikipedia on line reference resource)
The black athlete is one of the most sort after commodities in the world of sports, in particular basketball. LeBron James ordeal recently stirred a lot of emotions and controversy. James was a high school sensation out of Akron, Ohio that was drafted directly out of high school by the Cleveland Cavaliers—seven years ago in 2003. Some of his pundits felt that this free agent athlete should have demonstrated more loyalty to the Cavaliers’ owner (Master Dan Gilbert) and Cleveland Cavaliers organization after all they gave him his first opportunity to showcase his basketball talents on a world stage. However, there were others on the opposite end of the spectrum who felt that LeBron James had honored his contractual agreement and owed nothing to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Thus, he was free to exercise all of his playing options—the young man in just seven years had become a corporate enterprise—worthy of attention from Madison Avenue.
National Basketball Association Commissioner David Stern declared him an ambassador of the game and where ever he went his presences sold out most of the NBA arenas which he had visited over his seven year career in Cleveland (creating enormous amount of wealth for the league—he has become an iconic figure). His image was good for marketing and it was good for Cleveland’s bottom line. James probably has generated over a billion dollars in revenue for the Cleveland Cavaliers' organization and the Cleveland Chamber of Commerce, perhaps used his massive marketing image to attract business to this old blue collar town. We probably can not attach a definitive figure to the residual revenue that was generated by LeBron James on the entire economy of Cleveland. However, no slave is supposed to be able to exercise the authority relative to determining who his next master is going to be and what plantation he desires to work on, perhaps in their minds James should not have had the lawful right to make a league altering decision like this one. Yes, the NBA is a glorified plantation and although the players are making millions of dollars and live what is considered privileged life styles, but they are still considered wage earners and employees. (Reference: Jim Brown: YouTube Clip
Most black athletes have never been taught the knowledge of self and do not know how important it is to do for-self. For example, owning their selves as corporate enterprises and entities; moreover everyone else capitalizes off their fame and wealth other than the African American community. They are often overtaken by the “bling-bling” and trinkets (fools gold)—automobiles, jewelry, clothes, etc., with little understanding of investment debt and often swayed by the temptations of consumer debt, which becomes their pursuits, although, there is no chain and ball around their hands and feet, the chains are around their minds and this is the worst form of slavery—psychological slavery. The owners and agents continues to live high quality life styles long after their clients (slaves) retire. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad once stated that there were three things that the white man did not teach us—the science of business, science of mating and the science of warfare. (Reference: Minister Louis Farrakhan: Youtube clip
Black America had a Gross National Product (GNP) of over 900 Billion dollars last year, which would make us as having the twelfth largest economy in the world, if we were considered a sovereign people. But sense we have not been taught the science of business, it has relegated us to a history of being consumers and non-producers. The black dollar don’t even circulate around the black economy one time before it leaves out. Thus, 94% of the black dollar is spent outside of our community and only a measly 6 % percent remains at our disposal. So in one instance, it becomes unfair to hold the black athlete and entertainer to a higher standard and not critique so-called black leadership and our business leaders for our dismal economic predicament (none of us should escape blame).
William C. Rhoden in his monumental book titled, “Forty Million Dollars Slaves: The Rise, Fall and Redemption of the Black Athlete” stated: “The challenge of the first part of the twenty-first century is how to convert all of our accumulated wealth and presences into power. In the twenty-first century, ‘winning’ for African Americans in the field of sport and play, from athletes and agents to journalist and executives, means extending the reach of power beyond the courts, fields, and diamonds. Winning means ownership: owning teams, owning networks, owning the means of communication, and owning our collective image. The challenge for African American athletes in the twenty-first century, with unprecedented resources at their disposal, is building on the foundation, expanding, and—most difficult of all—working as a team to create a new promise land.” (Reference: William C. Rhoden; “Forty Million Dollars Slaves: The Rise, Fall and Redemption of the Black Athlete”; p. 267).
Perhaps the black athletes only sees other races and nationality servicing our communities; the Koreans, Chinese, Arabs, Jews, Latinos, etc., and they take this as the norm and go out and hire Jewish agents as their representatives while the black professionals suffer. This writer has recently read stories about black athletes who have gone broke financially such as Scotty Pippen (Michael Jordan’s sidekick earned an estimated 120 million dollar), Antwan Walker (earned an estimated 110 million dollars), Kenny Anderson (earned an estimated 60 million dollars,) Ray Williams (earned an estimated 2 million dollars), Isaiah JR Rider, Derrick Coleman (earned an estimated 87 million dollars), Latrell Sprewell (earned an estimated 50 million dollars), etc., all of the above have filed bankruptcy due to poor financial management. (Reference: Steven Silbiger; “The Jewish Phenomenon: Seven Keys to the Enduring Wealth of a People”).
There is a statistic which states that over 60% of athletes are broke after five years of retirement. Remember the old axiom that a fool and his money shall soon part. Many of these black athletes had all white financial advisors and put more trust in their ex-slave master’s children more so than using their wealth and resources to build and uplift the black community. This is inexcusable and creates continued cycles of poverty in black community. Many of them fail to understand the importance of beginning the idea of generational wealth building and passing wealth along as opposed to every generation starting with nothing but debt and misery.
Perhaps this is entirely too much to lay at the doorstep of a 25 year old athlete like LeBron James or any other young black millionaire athlete—to carry the burden of the race and yet I found compelled to place some of this burden squarely on their shoulders because they are by products of the black experience vis-a-vie the greatness and all that is good and the frailties and degradation, which encompasses the black experience. This is who we are and our new found wealth should not separate what is culturally intrinsic and inherently the black experience. Reverend Jeremiah Wright did a lecture in the early 1990s titled, “We Need Each Other” what a profound statement.
This is what Dan Gilbert majority owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers stated about LeBron James departure: “You simply don't deserve this kind of cowardly betrayal. You have given so much and deserve so much more. In the meantime, I want to make one statement to you tonight: ‘I personally guarantee that the Cleveland Cavaliers will win an NBA Championship before the self-titled former 'king' wins one." You can take it to the bank.”
“If you thought we were motivated before tonight to bring the hardware to Cleveland, I can tell you that this shameful display of selfishness and betrayal by one of our very own has shifted our ‘motivation’ to previously unknown and previously never experienced levels.”
“Some people think they should go to heaven but NOT have to die to get there. Sorry, but that's simply not how it works. This shocking act of disloyalty from our homegrown "chosen one" sends the exact opposite lesson of what we would want our children to learn. And "who" we would want them to grow up to become.”
“But the good news is that this heartless and callous action can only serve as the antidote to the so-called "curse" on Cleveland, Ohio. The self-declared former "King" will be taking the "curse" with him down south. And until he does "right" by Cleveland and Ohio, James (and the town where he plays) will unfortunately own this dreaded spell and bad karma.”
Dan Gilbert could make these outrageous statements because as great as an athlete that LeBron James is, he was paid for his physicality and raw athletic skills and talents to run and jump, but not to make intelligent business decisions and definitely was not paid to think. Gilbert diatribe was only a reminder that indeed it was a master to slave relationship and his statements were designed to support and reinforce the integrity of the NBA slave plantation as an institution. The NBA owners epitomize white privilege and class—he was a voice of Elitism and prestige, how dare one of my slaves desire to leave this good master’s plantation? Gilbert perhaps is saying that he took this young poor inner city black kid named LeBron James who possessed superior athletics skills on the basketball court, made him a first round and number one NBA pick and signed him to a multimillion dollar contract as an eighteen year old boy. Also, this opened up avenues for endorsements and other business opportunities for James. Yes it is a typical from rags to riches story and this is not to say that LeBron James had nothing to be grateful for—he should thank God every day for blessing him with tremendous athletic ability and talent. Well! Dan Gilbert for providing him with the plantation to entertain master. (Reference :YouTube Clip Reverend Jesse Jackson Critiqing Cavaliers owner Dan Gilberts Remarks on Lebron James: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BG7dS-zsPLw
Many of the African American athletes do not understand that they are a lucrative product and their labor is being exploited by external forces; thus, with out this talented black labor pool (power that slaves are never taught how to exercise) there would not be a National Basketball Association. The league is no better than the product it’s able to put on the floor, as well as putting hot butts in arena seats, which is the ultimate objective (a sophisticated supply and demand system).
David Shields in his book titled, “Black Planet: Facing Race During An NBA Season” stated, “What John Edgar Wideman calls ‘our country’s love/hate affair with the black body’ can be seen nowhere more clearly than in the National Basketball Association, which is a photo negative of American race relations: strong young black men have some power, much of the money, and all of the fun. The NBA is a place where, without ever acknowledging it—and because it’s never acknowledged, it’s that much more potent and telling—white fans and black players enact and quietly explode virtually every racial tension in the culture at large. Race, the league’s taboo topic, is the league’s true subject.” (Reference: David Shields; “Black Planet: Facing Race During An NBA Season”; author’s note).
This is what makes them 21st Century slaves because they are comfortable with being the end product—the team owners, executives, agents, lawyers, etc., often do not look like them, but these individuals are the ultimate beneficiary of our gifts and talents. LeBron James' decision was not anything revolutionary as far as breaking the modern day master-slave relationship that exist in professional sports—he just jumped plantations and did nothing to alter the existing paradigm. It is this power dynamic that has rendered extraordinaire wealth to them and crumbs to those who are deemed just a product and commodity.
Charles Barkley and Michael Wilbon teamed up to author a book titled, “Who’s Afraid of a Large Black Man” in which the book represents commentary from various famous personalities; here is what Reverend Jesse Jackson stated about Michael Jordan: “Even Michael Jordan found that out the hard way. He was reminded that if the rules weren’t public he didn’t have the same chance as when they were, when he was playing the game. The criteria weren’t clear for Michael when it came to Abe Pollin deciding who would run his basketball franchise, now was it? He fires him, and when Michael says, ‘I’d like to know why,’ Pollin says, ‘I don’t owe you nothing.’ That’s cold, man. Do you know how cold that was? I mean, this is Michael. He has to be thinking, ‘You owe me nothing? I gave you two years and filled every seat in your building, filled every stadium where your team played for you. I did two years virtually for free.’ Doesn’t get much colder than that. Michael entertained. He made a franchise. But he got run out of there. So the struggle’s not over. . .“Free?
Jackson continues: “We’ve gone from picking cotton balls to picking footballs, basketballs and baseballs. There was nothing really wrong with picking cotton balls, except that we could not grow a textile industry. And there’s nothing wrong with picking footballs, basketballs. And baseballs except that we don’t share in the running of the multibillion dollar industry that is sports, whether it’s ownership or televising the games or working as the athletic director or running the arena or examining the players. Everything beyond the field or the court is an issue, usually a race issue.” (Reference: Charles Barkley and Michael Wilbon; “Who’s Afraid of a Large Black Man”; pp.178-179.).
Yes, Kobe Bryant, Dwayne Wade, LeBron James, etc., make millions of dollars, but it does not rank in comparison to how much money the owners make. They are just high paid slaves who are merely walking billboards for the various corporate interest that continues to exploit their images, names and aura and magnetism as the drawing card for corporate advertisement—athletes in this day and time endorses all manner of products and it has proven to be profitable. But they still lack power to leverage their influence beyond these arrangements and therefore their success has to be viewed as token success and will have little impact on altering the collective reality for themselves, their race and the communities from whence they have come.
The plantation represents a symbolic metaphor that is more steeped in a way of thinking that has been shielded and supported by an institution, which has been driven and shaped by race. LeBron James must be applauded for exercising intellect within a capitalist system; meaning capitalism is based on “free enterprise” and he felt that he could profit more by exercising his option and taking his basketball talents and marketing image to South Beach (Miami Heat). This was not disloyalty, the NBA is a business above all else and decisions are made based on interest. What’s fueling this debate is three black top rated NBA “Ballers” decided this action outside of the ear shot’s of master and determined that they would render their services to the same NBA franchise (plantation). But lets be real the true brain thrust behind this savvy move was Pat Riley. How dare these Negroes (Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh and LeBron James) conspired in joining forces and demonstrating “Black” unity? Slaves during Chattel slavery (1555-1865) were beating and killed for being indifferent to the master’s wishes.
LeBron James did nothing that was outside of the rules other than becoming an indentured servant on another white owner’s plantation. The anger at LeBron James is misguided and I think many of us would have done the same thing, but the hypocrisy is being disguised in disloyalty, he fulfilled his contractual terms with the organization and decided to take his show to another market (no pun intended)—but it is kind of ironic that we are using the same language and vocabulary that defined terms during Chattel Slavery—“Free” agent, market, trading, buying and selling, commodities, product, work, “slave contracts”, money, etc., perhaps by now you get the picture. This tells us, that as much as things have changed, they still remain the same.
Tiger Woods before his adulteress behavior and his sexual innuendos was considered to be a billion dollar athlete. His perception of a squeaky clean life style and image attracted corporate endorsements unlike any other athlete in the annals of time (black or white). But he to was only a billion dollar slave and had no power over the pro golf industry—Woods was only a commodity and product who had no control over his own economic destiny (sometime just take a look around the black athlete—take notice of the vultures around them).
Most of the black professional athletes are comfortable with receiving a pay check—billionaires pay millionaires and trillionaires pay billionaires. Moreover, to challenge this relationship and arrangement have always been outside of the black athlete mental scope and is not likely to take place any time soon because of the lack of a social conscious and unwillingness to sacrifice the crumbs that falls from the rich man’s table.
Lastly, let me say a little bit about Bob Johnson, the former BET mogul who became the first African American majority owner of an NBA franchise, the Charlotte Bobcats. Some could argue that Johnson’s acquisition of the Bobcats at 300 million price tag dollars was groundbreaking for blacks looking to break the NBA glass ceiling and becoming owners over professional sports franchises. This writer applauded Johnson’s fete and accomplishments, but Johnson has very little interest in race and nationality issues. Johnson is a staunch venture capitalist and all that he has ever seen was green. He has always been a business man first and you can not be angry at him for focusing on the bottom line, but yet we can not ignore the fact that he was the recipient of hard fought civil rights battles, which allowed for African Americans to amass that type of wealth and be in position to sit down with the good ole boys and purchase an NBA franchise. Thus as becoming the head master in charge in 2002, he became the first black owner of an NBA franchise, but this hasn’t translated into the power dynamic and pendulum shifting for blacks seeking to own professional sports franchises. (Reference: Roland Martin TV 101 YouTube clip
He also allowed for NBA great Michael Jordan a “House Negro” to acquire the Bobcats franchise and may be in the grand scheme of things blacks may view this move as being something positive (I don’t). This is still a white Elitist and privileged club and only the slaves can equalize the playing field by garnishing their labor and leveraging the best bargaining tool to demand equal access to the various stratagems of wealth. May be we need an all out slave revolt.
Stay Awake Until We Meet Again,
Fahim A. Knight-El
FARRAKHAN: WHO ARE THE REAL CHILDREN OF ISRAEL? THE 64,000 DOLLAR QUESTION
By Fahim A. Knight-El
This Blog is about Minister Louis Farrakhan, Jews and the question of a secret relationship between Blacks and Jews, which came about sort of un-expectantly and it will cover three or four different themes that are directly and/or in directly related to the central theme titled, "Farrakhan: Who are the Real Children of Israel". Yet, each theme has an overall significance to the question that Minister Farrakhan raised and this writer will do his best to tie all these themes into one organized thought. (Reference: Louis Farrakhan: YouTube Clip;
This writer on October 31, 2009 at a public forum held at the Hayti Cultural Center in Durham met the Nation of Islam minister, (properly titled student minister) named Amon Muhammad of Durham, North Carolina who is the local representative of Minister Louis Farrakhan and Muhammad's Mosque number 34. This meeting turned out to be the beginning of a budding relationship (I must say, I truly like this young brother and I immediately offered to help him in his mission). This writer has had relationships with just about all the prior and previous ministers of Muhammad’s Mosque #34 and with many other Nation of Islam ministers throughout the country.
Thus, at that same forum, there was a young brother an academician named Dr. Devin Fergus (professor of history at Vanderbilt University) who authored a book titled, "Liberalism, Black Power, and the Making of American Politics 1965-1980", he was the keynote speaker at this forum that also featured Dr. Howard Fuller (Marquette University) who was a 1960s civil rights activist in Durham and founder of Malcolm X Liberation University (founded in 1969 now defunct); the group was commemorating the schools 4Oth year anniversary. There were other local spokespersons that had directly or in directly impacted the Civil Rights movement in Durham present on the dais as well. (Reference: Osha Gray Davidson: “The Best of Enemies: Race and Redemption in the New South”).
However, Fuller no doubt could have been the keynote speaker based on his activism background in North Carolina during the turbulent 1960s and his wealth of knowledge on grassroots African liberation movements. But nevertheless, professor Fergus presented this lackluster lecture, which lacked focus, scope and to say the least, it was outright boring. But over years this writer has come to the realization that most academician and university level intellectuals are better suited for the research environment more so than giving captivating public speeches and Fergus was no different. This is the comfort zone where they have the freedom to assess and evaluate ideas without the interference of a social setting that entails a give and take dialog. (Reference: Howard Fuller YouTube link:
Thus, to be quite honest, with my readers, I am of the opinion, that many brilliant and smart university level professors often can not adequately convey or articulate their theories in a synthesized manner where as laypersons and non-academics could receive the benefits from their intellectualism and analysis that might examine research topics that possess far reaching intellectual merit and scholarly implications. They are often prisoners of their own training and schooling in which the goal is to always work to put forth objective and non-bias evidence (this is not really a bad thing—it provides us with the necessary intellectual due diligence in which evidence can be counted and measured). This mindset often entraps the scholar into believing that unless he/she provides an overwhelmingly amount of inundated scholarly citations and references their work will be received with less scholarly credibility. (Reference: Carter G. Woodson; “Mis-Education of the Negro”).
These intellectuals are in constant search of positive affirming peer reviews in which the credibility of their published works hinge on and could often dictate how fast they move upward the tenure track. This lead them to be more concern with letting their audiences know that they understand the scientific method of research, as opposed to holding an audience attention—they weigh the audience down with meaningless statistical analysis, useless data and complex assessments.
However, Fergus research was well presented in the book and it was empirical (his writing skills was far superior to his skills as a public speaker and debater). No, doubt, this young brother did his homework, but he seemed to lack the ability to defend his research with the necessary confidence to ward off his critics and bring intellectual credibility to a really good book. This writer during the Question and Answer period felt that Dr. Fergus in his presentation had ignored the Honorable Elijah Muhammad's contribution to Black Nationalism and he therefore raised the question of why in his address that he omitted the Honorable Elijah Muhammad's work and legacy relative to this topic? My question perhaps resonated with a few of the Nation of Islam members who were in attendance on that day and they were most appreciative that I had raised that question. (Reference: Devin Fergus; "Liberalism, Black Power, and the Making of American Politics 1965-1980").
Let me fast forward a bit to June 24, 2010, I text Minister Amon Muhammad about some business and he asked that I meet him at Muhammad's Mosque. He invited me in and started telling me about an upcoming speech that Minister Farrakhan was to deliver in Atlanta, Georgia titled, "Who are the Real Children of Israel?”
Minister Muhammad seemed very excited that Minister Farrakhan would be dealing with such controversial topic and he stated once and for all Minister Farrakhan is going to pull the cover off them Jews (Minister Muhammad statement implied and gave inference that Minister Farrakhan's speech would be more rooted in exposing the political chicanery of a certain segment of Jews, which have manipulated the political, economic and social systems of humanity. This writer knew that in the scheme of the larger debate Minister Farrakhan’s argument would be rooted in the “The Protocols of the Learnt Elders of Zion” (although he never mentioned this book) because no other treatise lays out the Zionist Jewish Cabal and political world conspiracy than the minds that put forth this document (but as a journalist let me be fair there are many who view the “Jewish Protocols” as a hoax, fraud and fabricated). But Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam have many allies who believe that the “Jewish Protocols” are very much real and there is plenty of evidence to prove that this covert conspiratorial plan is very much in motion.
Farrakhan stated: “Who are The Draftsmen, and The Architects, of such an Idea that has dominated our Planet for the last 4,000 years? Our Historical Research Department has studied from the scholarship of Jewish historians, scholars and rabbis; and we have published Volume No. 2 of “The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews.” And in it, you will discover The Architecture, and The Architect.”
“I sent this book, and another one that is printed called “Jews Selling Blacks,” to Mr. Abraham Foxman of B'nai B'rith, and to all the leaders of the major Jewish organizations. I sent it to President Obama, to Rahm Emanuel, to David Axelrod, to Timothy Geithner, to Larry Summers, to Ben Bernanke; to all the people that should know what was done to us, and can no longer hide. That is why Jesus said, “You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.”
“What truth shall you know? If you are not yet free—and you are not!—then you do not yet know the truth that Jesus was talking about, that would free you from your Open Enemy, awaken you, cleanse you, and reconnect you to The God Who has come for your and my salvation”. (Reference: Louis Farrakhan’s Speech, “Who Are the Real Children of Israel?” Atlanta, Georgia; June 26, 2010. (Compact Disc).
I really do not think that Minister Farrakhan is overly concern about the Caucasian Jews versus African Hebrew Israelite debate in terms of overall theology (Minister Farrakhan knows quite well the history of the Ashkenazi and Khazar Jews and know that they are not the original inhabitants of Israel). He also knows that the Sephardic Jew is a Semitic people and he knows that the Arabs are a Semitic people (this fact alone kind of discombobulates this hold notion that he is anti-Semitic). This writer as he constructed this article has intentionally not read the Zionist critiques of Minister Farrakhan’s Atlanta speech because he wanted to be objective as possible and not be swayed by the winds of emotions, but to raise the question “Who are the Real Children of Israel?” (Reference: Arthur Koestler; “The Thirteenth Tribe”).
Surely would lead to some Jews dismissing Minister Farrakhan's speech as anti-Semitism (this charge ordinarily is used to silence Jewish critics and it absorbs the criteria of proof), only because he dared to raise the question. Minister Farrakhan stated: “I asked the question: “Who Are The Real Children of Israel?” The Honorable Elijah Muhammad has said that Almighty God Allah revealed to him that the Black people of America are The Real Children of Israel. And we are The Choice of God; and that unto us He will deliver His Promise.”
“This question says that somebody has usurped our position. This question says that somebody has taken The Promise of God to the Children of Israel, and claimed it for themselves. But those of you who are scholars of Christianity, Judaism and Islam: If you can disprove this, then I'll pay with my life for lying.”
“To all of those who feel that the Children of Israel are over in that place they call “Israel”: You are mistaken. To the Christian Right, who feel that if you bless that Israel you will be blessed: For over 60 years, that nation has not been blessed!” (Reference: Louis Farrakhan’s Speech, “Who Are the Real Children of Israel?” Atlanta, Georgia; June 26, 2010. (Compact Disc).
This much of the argument is rather clear in Minister Farrakhan’s worldview. But Minister Farrakhan believes that there is a deceptive power paradigm (Elitist Invisible Cabal) which has held black people in an economic stranglehold since their sojourn in America (no doubt he perceives something even a lot more sinister than just a stolen religious identity). (Reference: Ashahed M. Muhammad: “The Synagogue of Satan”).
The Nation of Islam’s Historical Research Department published in 1991, “The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews” in which the book reveals that there were a much larger percentage of Jewish slave merchants, financiers —plantation owners, slave brokers and traders than originally acknowledged—the research maintained that Jews perhaps were the main principals in the Transatlantic Slave Trade and Middle Passage, but their involvement had been systematically condensed to minuscule roles and it even maintained that many of the Jewish slave merchants adopted Gentile names to shield their identity. What made the Nation of Islam’s research attractive was that they used Jewish sources to validate their historical argument. The book cited hundreds of Jewish references. (Reference: The Nation of Islam’s Historical Research Department; “The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews”).
The Simon Wiesenthal Center countered the Nation of Islam Historical Research Department with a book written by one of their own Jewish scholars, Dr. Harold Brackman who authored a book titled, “Ministry of Lies, The Truth Behind: The Nation of Islam’s The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews” in which Brackman’s work represented the anti-thesis to the Nation of Islam’s treatise. Brackman attempted to attack the credibility of the Nation of Islam scholarship by questioning the demographics of the study and maintained that research was overly exaggerated and at the basis was a deep seated anti-Semitic agenda. (Reference: Harold Brackman; “Ministry of Lies, The Truth Behind: The Nation of Islam’s The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews”).
The book “The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews” provoked a sizable amount of controversy and this writer can remember the Harvard University ‘Negro’ professor Dr. Henry Louis ‘Skip’ Gates paid for a full page ad in the “New York Times” denounced and repudiated the book “The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews” as a vile form of anti-Semitism.
Perhaps there was no greater fall out than the controversy that ensued a speech delivered at Kean College in Union, New Jersey by Minister Khallid Abdul Muhammad on November 29, 1993. Dr. Muhammad referred to himself as “Farrakhan’s Flamethrower” (he without a doubt was a fiery orator and represented the most militant wing of Nation of Islam) and throughout the Kean College speech, which was also titled, “The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews”; he was critical of the pope, Jews, homosexuals, Caucasians, Negro leadership, etc. (the Jews react swiftly and promptly depicting Dr. Muhammad’s speech as homophobic, racist, hate speech, and anti-Semitic). (Reference: Minister Khallid Abdul Muhammad; Kean College Speech: “The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews”; November 29, 1993; (audio cassette tape).
It would be this speech that led to Dr. Khallid Abdul Muhammad being suspended as a minister and spokesperson for the Nation of Islam and eventually led to him being ousted from the Nation of Islam (this writer in 1994 was critical of the Nation of Islam’s position against Dr. Muhammad because of a policy of double standard). There was also an assassination attempt on the life of Minister Khallid Abdul Muhammad (this writer thinks the assassinator James Edward Best was only an agent provocateur).
Abraham Foxman of the Anti Defamation League (ADL) on January 16, 1994, also paid for a full page advertisement in the “New York Times” titled, “Minister Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam Claim They are Moving Toward Moderation and Increased Tolerance. You Decide” in which the ad pulled out of context excerpts of Minister Khallid Abdul Muhammad’s speech in order to make the case that the Nation of Islam was an anti-Semitic organization.
The United States Senate on February 2, 1994 voted 97-0 condemning and censoring Minister Khallid Abdul Muhammad and on February 23, 1994, the House of Representatives voted 364-34 putting forth a resolution denouncing Dr. Muhammad’s speech as “hate speech”. Minister Farrakhan eventually repudiated his long time friend and student, Dr. Muhammad stating he agreed with the truths, that Minister Dr. Khallid Abdul Muhammad spoke, but rebuked him for the manner of which he represented the teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad (Minister Farrakhan disagreed with Dr. Muhammad’s language and perhaps some of the negative vulgarity used throughout the Kean College speech). But there were Nation of Islam hardliners who agreed with Minister Khallid Abdul Muhammad and many defected with Dr. Muhammad and joined the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense.
This writer has read over Chairman Malik Zulu Shabazz and the Black Panther Party official statement relative to Dr. Muhammad’s death. They cited medical explanation and stayed clear of foul play as the cause of Minister Khallid Abdul Muhammad’s death, but there is no doubt in this researcher’s mind that Dr. Khallid Abdul Muhammad was murdered and there were many conspirators working in collaboration and on various levels (agent provocateurs had infiltrated Dr. Muhammad’s inner circle). My question is who killed Minister Khallid Abdul Muhammad? This history still remains one of the most recent painful chapters in the history of the Nation of Islam and the New Black Panther Party.
Minister Amon Muhammad started telling me that we are actually living in the biblical book of Acts and he was quoting scripture and paralleling Minister Farrakhan's history to those of the Apostle Paul. Then the secretary of the Mosque Brother Torrance Muhammad also delved into the discussion of what he thought Minister Farrakhan's motive was for tackling this subject. Brother Torrance cell phone goes off and he answered the call and this left us two black coffee scientists discussing, "Who are the Real Children of Israel?"
I was pushed for time, but their energy and enthusiasm captivated my attention (they like most members of the Nation of Islam are very fond of the leader). This writer too was asking himself, why was Minister Farrakhan at this time in space and history feeling like it was necessary to address a topic like "Who Are The Real Children of Israel?"
If we view and accept the topic at face value, it was surely to be rooted in theological and religious dogma, this would lead one to believe that the objective of the subject matter would be to provide a messianic interpretation of the Biblical genealogy relative to the seed of Abraham.
Ella J. Hughley in the book titled, “The Truth About Black Biblical Hebrew-Israelites (Jews)”) stated, :The Bible give reliable evidence of the ancestry of the ancient Hebrew-Israelites and prophets. The Biblical history of the ancient black Hebrews begins in Genesis 11:10, where the genealogy of Shem is recorded, and continues throughout the entire Old Testament. Abraham, the first Hebrew (Genesis 14: 13), was a descendent of Shem. Nimrod, the grandson of Ham, founded the city in which Abraham was born, namely Ur, which is in the country of Chaldea (known also as Mesopotamia), of which Babylon was the capital. The ancestry of the Israelites stems from Abraham, who was black. We know that Abraham was black because he was born in the city founded by the black Nimrod, the grandson of Ham (Genesis 10: 8-10). ‘Babel’ mentioned in verse 10, is ‘Babylon’. The Bible dictionary defines Ham, Cush, and Nimrod as black men. The ancient name of Egypt is Mizraim.” (Reference: Ella J. Hughley; “The Truth About Black Biblical Hebrew-Israelites (Jews)”; p. 11).
This writer wondered, what was Minister Louis Farrakhan objective for raising this question and where will the answers to the question lead black people and how will this question impact present day Black-Jewish relations? The laws of physics tells us that two physical objects can not occupy the same space at the same time (translate to mean that either Jews are those people of the book and/or the African Hebrews are those people). If Minister Farrakhan is raising the question, "Who are the Real Children of Israel?" He is automatically implying that someone's ethno-religious identity has been stolen and usurped by a charlatan. (Reference: Malachi Z. York (Al-Imam Al-Haadi Al-Mahi); “This is the Number of the Beast Leviathan: 666”).
Farrakhan stated: “The Jewish people claim that this is talking about them, but other than the Bible, there is no historical record of anybody named “Jews,” in bondage in Egypt for 400 years. There is no historical record of their suffering in bondage like that. Now, they were freed from a “bondage,” all right—but that was in the hills and cavesides of Europe! “
“These people have no legitimate connection to The Holy Land; they didn't come into existence in The Holy Land. They came into existence, as the Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught us that Allah taught him, on the Island of Pelan; or, as it is written in the Book of Revelation, “Patmos.” They came back to the Holy Land after 600 years of grafting them from Black into “White.” (Reference: Louis Farrakhan’s Speech, “Who Are the Real Children of Israel?” Atlanta, Georgia; June 26, 2010. (Compact Disc).
This writer as a student of religion, theology and history does know that the original people that occupied Egypt and Israel were not white and Caucasian. Moreover, the original Hebrew Israelites were African and Nubian (the Semites came much later). Dr. Yosef Ben Jochannan in his book titled, "The Black man of the Nile and his Family" explores the racial-ethnic identity of the original Jews called the Falasha Jews located in Kush (Ethiopia) who were practicing a formalized version Judaism long before the Biblical prophets of Abraham and Moses. These African Jews predated the writings of the Torah and Talmud. They even predated the twelve tribes of Judah. (Reference: Yosef Ben Jochannan; "The Black man of the Nile and his Family").
Jose V. Malcioln in his book titled, “African Origins of Modern Judaism” stated: “The history of the Jews is the history of the Hebrews. It is also a history interwoven with religion. The story of the Jews is based on the history and religion of the Hebrews. Neither can be related without mention or support of the other. James Parker said, ‘The history of the Jews is not the history of a race; for Jews were not of pure stock at the beginning of their story, and in their dispersions their borrowings have been physical as well as intellectual and spiritual.” (Reference: Jose V. Malcioln; “African Origins of Modern Judaism”; p. 1).
Perhaps Minister Farrakhan felt that at the base of the social, political and economic dilemma of black people was a theological discrepancy, which is at the root of a prophetic identity that has been stolen by an imposter. Minister Farrakhan quotes the Bible as saying: “In this Book of Genesis, we get lots of pictures of God, and His Promise. In Chapter 15, God is talking to Abram: “Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them and shall afflict them 400 years. But after that time”—God is speaking—“I will come! And I will judge that nation which they shall serve. And afterwards, shall they come out with great substance. And go to their fathers in peace, and be buried in a good old age.” (Reference: Louis Farrakhan’s Speech, “Who Are the Real Children of Israel?” Atlanta, Georgia; June 26, 2010. (Compact Disc).
I think Minister Farrakhan motive went even deeper than the biblical tale of Esau and Jacob (the wrestling of two brothers in the womb for birth rights). It was almost as though he was going to intentionally force a showdown between himself (Allah’s Divine Reminder on earth) with some of the most powerful Jewish entities on earth and this writer believes that Minister Farrakhan believes that this was the only method, strategy and tactic left to free black people from these hidden forces.
The subject matter in of itself, is really an old debate because this writer first heard in 1970s the Black Hebrew Israelite leader Yahweh Ben Yahweh (Nation of Yahweh) dismantle the genetic, racial and nationality of those who claimed to be the religious and ethnic Israelites written about in the Torah (Old Testament Bible) and told us that the “World’s Best Kept Secret, was that you were not a Negro”. Also this writer had heard Ben Ammi (Ben Ammi Ben-Israel) leader of the Original Hebrew Israelite nation who migrated to Dimona, Israel in the late 1960s proclaimed that we were that lost tribe of Israel and that the African Hebrew Israelites were the original Jews spoken of in Torah. (Reference: Ben Ammi: “God the Black Man, and Truth”).
But let me try to bring my readers back to my topic which is titled, "Farrakhan: “Who Are The Real Children of Israel?”"
I had an interesting conversation with a former fellow college classmate of mine named Glen Harris some eight months prior to Minister Farrakhan speech in which we were both undergraduate students together who graduated out of the same academic department. Harris went on to receive a Ph.D in history from Florida State University and now is on the faculty at University North Carolina at Wilmington. Thus as young undergraduates we always had provocative debates about various aspects of the black experience.
Dr. Harris told me that his intellectual specialty was "Black-Jewish Relations" and I immediately asked him what was his perspective on the Nation of Islam's book titled, "The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews". He immediately answered that it was poorly researched of course over the years I had become accustomed to this response, in particular from black academicians. This writer challenged his friend Dr. Harris to be a little more specific he just stated that the scholarship was shoddy. This writer proceeded to tell him that the book, "Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews" had over 1,250 references and citations which was clear evidence that the Nation of Islam's Historical Research Department had done a fair job in the area of documentation.
I was left with the impression that this so-called expert on Black-Jewish relationship had not read book and/or he had bought into the propaganda that the book was anti-Semitic. Most scholars black and white are very fearful of being labeled anti-Semitic and will not render any balance critique of Jewish history or behavior. (Reference: Louis Farrakhan: YouTube clip:
Dr. Harris dismissal of the book was more rooted in a controversy that had existed between a segment of Jews and Minister Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam that came to fruition during the Reverend Jesse Jackson’s run for the U.S. presidency in 1984. Reverend Jackson was accused of making a racial slur in a private conversation in the presences of a black Washington Post reporter named Milton Coleman, thus referring to New York as "Hymie Town". Coleman exposed Reverend Jackson's so-called off the record remarks and the Anti Defamation League (ADL) and other rightwing Jewish organizations and leaders declared that Reverend Jesse Jackson was anti-Semitic (this charge led to the derailment of Jackson’s symbolic run for president of the United States. (Reference: Dennis Walker: Islam and the Search For African American Nationhood; Elijah Muhammad, Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam”).
Minister Farrakhan was one of chief organizers and spokesperson for Jackson's presidential campaign and he immediately came to Reverend Jackson's defense against the radical Jewish attacks. These chain of events have led to Farrakhan and Jews having an antagonistic and contentious relationship for over two decades. Minister Farrakhan was ridiculed and besmirched by the media and was even called the "new Hitler". He was accused of referring to Judaism as a "gutter religion" and/or “dirty religion”, but Minister Farrakhan has stated over and over again, that his words were taking out of context by those who control the propaganda machines. (Reference: A. Marshall: “Louis Farrakhan Made In America”).
The Atlanta speech, “Who are the Real Children of Israel? And the revealing of the new book and second volume, “The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews: How Jews Gained Control Over Black American Economy” Volume 2 would perhaps be as equally controversial as the first volume. No, doubt this new volume was a historical indictment and Farrakhan talked extensively about Black slavery and how this 310 years forced economic arrangement continued to benefit Jews long after Chattel slavery ended in 1865.
Minister Farrakhan stated: “All of our entertainers; see, we have the talent; and the Jews have the expertise. They attach themselves to our talent: They are the managers, the agents; and they are the accountants. That's why our Black artists loved fame, and got fame—but died poor, because somebody else got their money, while the Jews sent their children to the finest schools, and were able to continue to rule, while you pass on nothing to your children but the legacy of your fame, and nothing else”. (Reference: Louis Farrakhan’s Speech, “Who Are the Real Children of Israel?” Atlanta, Georgia; June 26, 2010. (Compact Disc).
Minister Farrakhan traced how the black slaves during Chattel Slavery (1555-1865) were forced to pick cotton in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, etc., and how international financiers set up banking housing along the routes of slavery and its relative interest to the commodity of cotton. The Rothschilds, Rockefellers, Kuhn Loeb, Lehman Brothers, Lazard Freres, Goldman Sachs, Paul Warburg, Jacob Schiff, Harriman, etc. These are just a few families who are guilty of direct involvement in the Triangle Slave Trade and their present day inordinate amount of wealth is tied to the greatest and most prosperous commodity in the history of humanity—the African slave.
Minister Farrakhan stated: “The South became the leader in production of cotton; and The Delta in Mississippi area was the greatest cotton producing part of the Earth. Cotton was then what oil is now! The largest producer of oil in the world are the rich ones; and the strategic interests of America means in order for them to rule, they have to link with where the oil is coming from, and take it, or maneuver to get it. But they must have oil.”
“In the time of Slavery, it was cotton; and it's interesting that the cotton would come down The Mississippi River to New Orleans, to The Gulf; from Biloxi, Mississippi; and from Mobile, Alabama. The cotton would come down, and go up to New York, where the brethren of the Jewish people in the South, in the North, were the masters of the needle trades. And they had their brothers, also, in the South taking the lint from the cotton, and producing cloth through weaving.”
“But these were Jewish people owning the land: They were the majority; they were the merchants, they were the traders. They knew how to hook-up with their brethren in the North; and they would send raw cotton to the mills in England—in Manchester, Leeds, and Bristol; and the British would turn it into cloth, and then sell it all over the world!”
“So from cotton, the South became rich! From cotton, it fueled the Industrial Revolution in the North! From cotton, the Rothschilds became rich! From cotton, the Lehman Brothers became rich!” (Reference: Louis Farrakhan’s Speech, “Who Are the Real Children of Israel?” Atlanta, Georgia; June 26, 2010. (Compact Disc).
Stay Awake Until We Meet Again,
Fahim A. Knight-El
BP OIL MASTERS AND THE ART OF MASTERFUL DECEPTION
By Fahim A. Knight-El
The recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico should give us a better understanding of how duped the American people truly are, as well as the global community. This writer has heard people on various mediums make some of the most ignorant and arcsine statements that one can make, which is, why don't the federal government does something to hold British Petroleum (BP) responsible and make them more accountable relative to this disaster?
This is what most Americans do not understand, BP functions as a sovereign government, it translate to mean that big oil answers to no one, but to their invisible Dynastic family bosses. The United States Congress and President Obama are deceptively giving the American people the impression that BP is answerable to the laws, rules, regulations and enactments of the United States Government (this is the furthest thing from the truth). BP makes the damn rules and their invisible tycoons are all sovereign and above all nations jurisprudence systems, what part of that doesn’t you understand?
A few weeks ago Congress summoned BP executives Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg and Chief Executive Tony Hayward to testify at hearings on Capital Hill and on the surface it appeared that our elected officials had power to at least get a reasonable explanation for who, what, where, when, how and why this oil spill took place and why hasn't BP been able to control, as well as contain this disaster after 83 days and counting. What future measures does this oil giant have in place to prevent future deep well oil drilling spill disasters?
BP executives who appeared at the hearing were not interested in apologizing or taking full responsibility because they are above the law (they have been more concern with minimizing their financial liability than admitting corporate negligence). But do not be deceived, these BP executives that are being charade in front of the public are low level pawns and operatives, who are suited at best for window dressing and are not the true decision makers that operate behind the curtain. But perhaps you didn't take notice that there weren't any subpoenas issued to the Rockefeller family and the Rothschild family mandating that they appear and testify before the American people and the world. This writer wonders, why?
They are the hidden principals behind the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and are the architects of this induced disaster (they have been masters at creating events like this one in order to enhance their bottom line). These induce crisis have one objective which is to use human suffering to create more wealth at the expense of the misery of humanity and the environment (these crisis are highly profitable). The national and international courts will never bring the true culprits to justice because their money, power and influence determines all the world's economic markets, as well as the destiny of men—this alone makes them unchallengeable and untouchable.
The entire United States gulf coast and its people are expendable and these criminals as usual will walk away from this crime scene “unscaved” and definitely unpunished; the Rockefellers and the Rothschilds do not play by the established rules, they are the invisible ones behind BP and the Seven Oil Sisters. The Seven Oil Sister—Exxon, Mobil, British Petroleum, Royal Dutch Shell, Standard Oil, Texaco, Gulf (As of 2005, the surviving companies are ExxonMobil, Chevron, Shell, and BP—members of the "supermajors" group are the one’s that set the American and world agenda.
Who has the authority to bring the Rothschilds or Rockefellers into a court of law? Perhaps you did not know that President Barack Obama and British President Gordon Brown are low level operatives and pawns of the Rockefellers and the Rothschilds (the greatest purveyors of evil on earth).
The author Andy Stern in his book titled, "Oil: From Rockefeller to Iraq and Beyond' stated: "The freewheeling gold rush years in the US soon gave way to the all-devouring empire created by John D. Rockefeller, whose fortune was built on sharp business practices, corruption of government at the highest levels, and the creation of one of the most successful and enduring cartels the world has ever seen. Then as now in the US, government and Big Oil were closely interlinked. Rockefeller had agents all over the world, forming a semi-official diplomatic structure that negotiated trade deals directly with national governments. Today, the links are even closer, with former oil executives occupying many of the top positions in the current US administration, and taking policy positions highly favourable to the industry in which they made their fortunes." (Reference: Andy Stern;” Oil: From Rockefeller to Iraq and Beyond"; pg. 7).
President Obama would not be president of these United States, if he hadn't acquiesced to their power and the power of the Seven Oil Sisters. He doesn't have the authority to dictate what course of action BP is going to take in this immediate crisis and its future direction. President Obama daily courtesy briefings relative to the oil spill, is more designed for his oil bosses to give him his daily marching orders and not the other away around. He is actually powerless in this situation.
The Committee of 300, Club of Rome, Bilderberger, Carlyle Group, Council on Foreign Relations, House of Rothschilds, etc., these are the other links that consist of that circle within a circle that shields and protect the global financial interest of the Invisible Elitist, which gave the Seven Oil sister carte blanche to do as the hell they please. We in the United States must first understand that we do not live in a democracy our destiny is in the hands of international bankers and until we overthrow them our future is blight and predetermined.
President Obama imposed an offshore drilling moratorium as though that will be the solution to containing and controlling the hidden culprits who are behind the oil spill in the gulf. Why did not President Barack Obama impose a moratorium against the Rothschilds and Rockefellers and the other invisible cohorts relative to how much of the world's wealth and natural resources they will be allowed to possess (this would have been a more realistic solution to the problem)?
However, this is the type of question and outside the box thinking that could end his political career because his loyalty is to the invisible families and not to the American people. It was big oil money that got him elected as the first so-called African American U.S. president and this is why his foreign policy in the Middle East and Central Asia is no different than former President George W. Bush and former Vice President Dick Cheney. He has betrayed almost every campaign promise made relative working to end the two senseless wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. How many more U.S. troops will have to lose their lives fighting for the interest of big oil and the Invisible Rulers?
Look at how the United States has devastated the lives of millions of innocent men, women and children that have lost their lives because a thief desired to steal these nations natural resources and the countries of Iraq and Afghanistan have been destroyed by unjust military action. However, no tears are being shed for the victims of U.S. imperialism. There will be no peace between Islam and the west until United States Foreign policy learns to respect the history, politics, culture, religion, etc., of black and brown people around the globe.
The United States is making the same identical mistakes the former Soviet Union made in Afghanistan and after a nine year conflict the Russians exited Central Asia as a defeated superpower. This writer is anticipating this to be America's fate as well. Halliburton will decide when the U.S. troops will leave Iraq and Afghanistan and not the United States Congress.
What drive these type induced crisis is greed, and their desire to accumulate more and more money and natural resources for themselves. The masses of the people do not have clue of how the power schemes are structured and formulated. They do not know that 99% of the world's wealth is dominated and controlled by 1% of the world's population. It is this paradigm that serve as the social, political and economic back drop for wars, hunger, international political instability and human division.
Yes, this writer is going to say it, there must be a redistribution of the world's wealth and resources with the world's people (there is no other solution to this human imbalance). It should be considered criminal that the masses of humanity are engaged in conflicts of survival while the bloodsuckers of the poor continue to rob us from the soles of our feet to the crown of our heads. Who can make war with the beast other than God himself?
The United States foreign policy in the above the Persian Gulf region, is being shaped and driven by the Seven Oil Sisters. If you looked a both wars objectively and asked yourself, what is the ultimate strategy and goal (short and long term) in Iraq and Afghanistan? There is no war strategy other than stealing oil and heroin (two of the most sort after commodities in the history of humanity) and I just read somewhere recently that the CIA had detected along time ago that Afghanistan was rich in other minerals, metals and natural resources besides the poppy plant.
Big Oil has a noose around President Obama's neck and they are choking the life blood out of the American people. This writer believes that this BP oil spill and crisis was artificially induced contrary to the accident which has been portrayed to the dumbfound masses by the propaganda machines both electronic and print mediums (surely 11 people lost their lives and many more were injured on that BP oil rig explosion, but to this giant, it was part of the price that one pays for doing business and their deaths were considered casualties of war and nothing else).
The United States is in debt to China and Japan in which the international bankers and the Seven Oil Sisters literally run the world. China has become extremely restless about the United States inability to resolve its outstanding foreign debt with this superpower. The American dollar has declined and is worthless as a monetary instrument of exchange and the 14 trillion dollar deficit is choking the life blood out of the taxpaying citizens of the United States and our foreign trade deficit have created the atmosphere for a perfect economic storm. This led us into an economic depression in 2008, which the government bailed out international bankers and this unprecedented maneuver forever changed the face of capitalism. It cost the U.S. taxpayers over 1.5. Trillion dollars and has enslaved perhaps five unborn generation to a system of debt.
The U.S. State Department, Central Intelligence Agency, Homeland Security, Central Banks, Federal Reserve, etc., are all part of the gulf oil scam. This disaster was created in part to repay the international debt owed to China. The oil spill will destroy the United States fishing industry in that region along the boarders of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. This trillion dollar industry is systematically being destroyed by the deadly pollution of oil in which I am estimating that this disaster will negatively affect marine life for the next 50 years in that region—the water, fish--crabs, lobster, crow fish, etc., have been devastated and people's way of life on the gulf coast have been altered and destroyed forever. But most Americans trust their government and do not realize that since September 11, 2001, the game has changed and trick bag has gotten bigger.
The same individuals that brought Wall Street to it knees and caused a global economic catastrophe are the same culprits who are manipulating this so-called oil spill in and around Louisiana and the gulf coast. These forces have allowed the Mafia as an agent of organized crime for generations to reap huge monetary incentives from the fishery industry in the Gulf region and were viable partner with the dope trade (BP with this incident has brought this arrangement to an end); while they will continue to exploited America's oil resources. The U.S. Gulf ports after this oil spill disaster will become almost exclusively used for the international trafficking of drugs operated by the United States Government and drugs will become the number one commodity along the gulf coast states.
However, 83 days ago this formal arrangement with the Mafia came to an end by this induce crisis which has altered the economic paradigm in the U.S. Gulf Region forever. They will turn the fishing and seafood demand and market over to China. This agreement will give China an even larger piece of the United States import seafood market and over the years this untold agreement will help satisfy the United States international economic debt owed to China (which is anywhere from 600 billion dollars to over two trillion dollars). Also, this incident will continue to break the back of organized labor and will render American workers even more vulnerable (in reality U.S. labor has become obsolete and good wage earning is something of the past) while they covertly and systematically outsource this vital gulf coast fishing industry to the Chinese.
President Obama and Congress have mandating that BP put 20 billion dollars in escrow as a monetary projection for possible future compensation and damages; this is a joke. Thus, BP sees this amount as mere crumbs and this writer can tell you right off the top that the true liability and compensation will amount in the trillions of dollars. They have wrecked the environment in which scientist and biologist have yet to truly assess the short and long term affect this tragedy will have on the food chain, public health and environment. We have seen oil soaked birds and marine life and at the same time have watched the corporate media spin doctors boast about their efforts to wash and clean these animals. But have you noticed they very seldom inform us about the possible effects this oil will have on the internal organs of the animals. It is superficial to rinse the birds and do not mention any solutions for the birds and marine life who ingested this poison. This writer predicts that in the next five to ten years from this catastrophe you will began to see high incidents of cancer and other debilitating diseases plaguing the people of the U.S. Gulf coast region due to the seafood, water and air contamination caused by this massive oil spill.
Perhaps you think you live in caring democracy and believe that U.S. Government has the best interest of the American people and have not realized that corporate interest is much more valuable than the interest of the citizens of this nation. The health of the American people and environment mean absolutely nothing to the interest of BP. BP lawyers and legal counsels have already determined their anticipated monetary liability, but settlement compensations will be at a mere fraction for their gross negligent conduct and behavior.
They will readily settle most of the anticipated claims outside of courts of law in which the billions of dollars in oil revenue will continue to flow long after the Gulf oil spill is no longer front and center in the media. They will not lose one brown cent and like all debts they will pass this one as well to the American people, in particular and globe in general.
This writer has watched this television commercial, which was a savvy infomercial of BP featuring an African American BP claims representative named Darryl Willis. This operative and the advertisement are designed to desensitize blacks, in particular and all the people in Louisiana in general, to the magnitude of BP crimes. They are using a savvy public relations campaign to humanize BP and the public does not realize that BP is likening to a highly trained assassin. Thus, they are systematically using this Louisiana homeboy whom they present in these ads of so-called speaking from the heart and he is assuring the people of that region that BP cares (this is outright bullshit). BP is using this operative as a deceptive ploy to relax the natives and keep them calm while we continue to dupe them on every level.
Let me say it again, Mr. Darryl Willis is not concern about the poor people of Louisiana and the gulf; his interest is saving BP money and manipulating the emotions of those who have been victimized by the BP disaster. BP will handsomely reward this agent provocateur Mr. Willis for his public acts of deception and his loyalty to the interest of BP. His calm demeanor and gentle spirit is presented to lure the poor and oppressed to sleep and into believing that BP is going to right this tragic wrong (let me be the bearer of bad news you are in for a rude awakening). Oil prices in the very near future are going to sky rocketed because these den thieves will use their propaganda machines to further manipulate and convince us that gulf oil spilled has created a U.S. oil shortage and deficit; moreover, we might even see oil and gas prices soar to $6.00 and $7.00 dollars per gallon (after all someone has to pay for BP's inconvenience).
This writer found the political commercial of North Carolina Senator Richard Burr rather amusing. They depicted him in the commercial of being pulled from the gulf (like the marine life and birds) soaked in oil from head to feet, which they desperately tries to clean him of the oil by washing and brushing him down. I believe the moral of the commercial is to inform the American people that Senator Burr is in political bed with big oil and is dirty from the oil perks. Yet, the commercial exposed Burr, but at the same time it negates to expose the other members of congress who have been bought and paid for by big oil—both political parties Republican and Democrat are slaves to big oil.
BP will probably be fine by the United States Government, but the fine will be insignificant when compared to the magnitude of the crime and damage this oil giant has caused on the American people. Your lying and manipulative elected officials will lead you to believe that they are angry with BP. Moreover, and will talk about imposing all types penalties and sanctions against BP while at the same time these cruddy lapdogs will continue to receive the crumbs that fall from the table of big oil.
Stay Awake Until We Meet Again,
Fahim A. Knight-El