Sunday, April 6, 2014

MOORISH AMERICAN SOVEREIGNTY: MYTH OR REALITY?

                      MOORISH AMERICAN SOVEREIGNTY: MYTH OR REALITY?

By Fahim A. Knight-El

I keep my Black’s Law Dictionary close by me at all times and it serves as my top legal reference book. So I wanted to start this discussion of Moors and Sovereignty with defining and looking at the term Sovereignty. Sovereignty: “is the quality of having an independent authority over a geographic area, such as a territory. It can be found in a power to rule and make laws that rests on a political fact for which no pure legal definition can be provided. James Bryce in the book “Studies in History and Jurisprudence” stated: It is well {distinguish} the senses in which the word Sovereignty is used. In the ordinary popular sense it means Supremacy, the right to demand obedience. Although the idea of actual power is not absent, the prominent idea is that of some sort of title to exercise control. An ordinary layman would call that person (or body of persons) Sovereign in a State who is obeyed because he is acknowledged to stand at the top, whose will must be expected to prevail, who can get his own way, and make others go his way, because such is the practice of the country. Etymologically the word of course means merely superiority, and familiar usage applies it in monarchies to the monarch, because he stands first in the State, be his real great or small.” (Black’s Law Dictionary 7th Edition)

I was led to write this brief article because a long time personal friend named Minister Ray Muhammad who joined the Nation of Islam in Baltimore, Maryland as a member of Muhammad’s Mosque # 6 under the leadership of Minister Louis Farrakhan. Brother Ray Muhammad who I would consider for many years being a Farrakhan loyalist and had served as minister over Muhammad’s Mosque #34 in Durham and had also been a member and registered Muslim in the Nation of Islam since 1980. It was Minister Ray Muhammad’s early work in the Mid-Atlantic region and in the south that laid the present day groundwork in this region of the country for the Nation of Islam to be successful today; preaching and teaching Islam in small rural cities such as Greenville, South Carolina, Fayetteville, North Carolina, Kings Mountain, NC, Charlotte, North Carolina, Raleigh, NC, Dunn, North Carolina, Henderson, North Carolina, Greenville, North Carolina, Rocky Mount, North Carolina, etc. He called it pushing the program and given the people the life given teachings; this brother paid a price to assist Minister Louis Farrakhan in the early work of rebuilding Nation of Islam after Imam Warith Deen Mohammed destroyed the good work of his father, the Messenger of Allah. Perhaps a few years ago Minister Ray Muhammad and I, along with some other brothers was having dinner at Select Seafood (black owned restaurant) in Durham, North Carolina and he started talking about issues relating to Moorish/Aboriginal/ Native Americans Sovereignty.

I listened very tentatively because this was a new spin coming from Minister Ray Muhammad and somewhat a quasi departure from Farrakhan’s line. Although, Farrakhan’s teacher Elijah Muhammad taught separation and called for some territory or land that we can call our own inside the United States or outside country. Minister Farrakhan is fully aware of the Moorish arguments, but like most charismatic leaders his followers have to be nurtured and spoon fed—many will never be prepared to take the next step. The ideas that Minister Muhammad was conveying led him to be very excited and no doubt I saw it in his eyes that he believed in the validity of this new insight which he had come to embrace. However, me knowing him, it appeared to have been a new awaken and definitely a slightly different course in his political and social development—and he was testing these theories out amongst some of his closes comrades in Durham. The conversation was not necessarily the making of strange bed fellows i.e., the Nation of Islam and the Moorish Science Temple have historical roots and there are some theological intertwines between the two organizations (some historians maintain that the Moorish Science Temple of America, which was founded by Prophet Noble Drew Ali in 1913 in Newark, New Jersey was the forerunner organization to the Nation of Islam). Yet, I did not know, if Muhammad knew that I had personally evolved to another level and had made a mental paradigm shift long before this meeting and this is why I was open to these views because I had already expanded my Third Eye (Reference: Essien-Udom Black Nationalism: A Search for an Identity in America).  
    
I have over the years received a lot of emails from various Moors and/or Moorish sympathizers who identified with some aspect of the Moorish Science doctrine. Many of them often baffled me because they have this faint idea about proclaiming a declaration of Sovereignty in which a number of legal issues ranging from citizenship to reinterpreting the United States Constitution is on the table for discussion. Many also believe that United States Courts have no jurisprudence over them and pursuant to their sovereign status courts have a legal obligation to exempt those of Moorish ancestral from standing trial in U.S. criminal and civil courts. Some have even invoked diplomatic immunity status (and believe that the U.S. Courts have no jurisdiction to adjudicate over them as a sovereign Moorish Individual and their cases should be handled no different than an international diplomat). These arguments are too complicated for me to decipher and I do not want to appear judgmental because their arguments are rooted in a legitimate historical paradigm that qualifies Africans (or Asiatics, Moors, so-called American Negroes, etc.) for rightly due repatriation which should involve the rights to African descendents (Moors) to determine whether or not they wanted be an American citizen, reparations (blacks never received their 40 acres and mule promised after slavery)—their sense of entitlement is rooted in the devastation, brutality and dehumanization carried out by the evil system of Chattel Slavery which systematically cut off their heritage and culture linkages to Africa.

The Sovereign Moors justify their legal position based on the wording of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1857 Dred Scott ruling, which described black people as “beings of an inferior order, and altogether unfit to associate with the white race, either in social or political relations, and so far inferior that they had no rights which the white man was bound to respect.” And it is this impetus that drives Africans in the Western Hemisphere and their pursuit of attempting to finding a nationality. I as a so-called black man who is one of the descendents of slavery, and as I stated above, I find myself very sympathetic to this cause. But here is the problem that Chattel Slavery left us with and the insurmountable damage heaped on those who now are left to bear this burden; there were very few official records kept on slaves and even the first U.S. Census in 1790, which was implemented some two hundred and thirty-five (235) years after the advent of slavery. They only listed African slaves as property under the slave masters’ family heading and often only by first names and by gender, which most details relating to the slaves were scarce —this tragedy still haunts even the possibility of people of the African descendents who have been scattered throughout Diaspora to truly find their lost ancestors. (Reference: Paul Finkelman; “Slavery in the Courtroom: An Annotated Bibliography of American Cases”).

It has been this tragedy that has led to many Black Nationalist and Pan-Africanist organizations (and Race Leaders) and black leaders for over the last four centuries putting forth various racial philosophies pertaining to a people who were totally stripped of every conceivable thread that linked them to their original lands, culture, religions, language, tribal origins, etc. This left a historical void and various Moorish organizations have always sort to connect the so-called American Negro to the biblical history of the ancient Canaanites and Moabites and has proclaimed that black people were the lost and original descendents of the ancient Moors. Some of their critics would view this contention as nothing, but a romanticized and an exaggerated view of history that lacks real evidence or proof that African Americans are descendents of ancient Moabites.

Many Moors have been falsely accused of  trying to find ways to exploit this history by so-called unjustly denouncing the legitimacy of the United States Government and all of its legal and political entities (they see the U.S. Government as a corporation and Moors have the right not to enter into contractual agreements with the government unless you give up your sovereign individual rights) of being in violation to act as the legitimate governing body over their rights as members of the historical sovereign aborigines (they have treaties signed between Morocco and the United states as documentation proclaim themselves as Free Moors). They further believe that by law they should be exempted and exonerated from the Internal Revenue Service (taxation without representation is tyranny and the establishment of the Federal Reserve and the IRS is bogus as well as being unconstitutional) and challenges the U.S. Government’s ability to legally enforce the 16th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and/or even having the authority to mandate that Moorish citizens pay Federal and State income taxes to an outlaw government.  They also view how home mortgages are notlegally binding and question civil law versus martial law; they fall outside of the avoidance and evasion laws in which they share this view with white Sovereign advocates (Patriot Movement) in the United States of America. Yet, by me knowing the history of Cointelpro—I know that the U.S. Government has sent agent provocateurs to infiltrate, disrupt, spy and eavesdrop on all facets of the Moorish Science Temple leadership, in particular the Moors who advocates sovereignty.  

I was instructed to listen to Brother Yahudah (LD Belton-El Bey)—this Brother articulates better than some well trained attorneys that have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to attend and be educated at Yale or Harvard University Law Schools and I must say his level of breaking down U.S. Federal Statues and redefining legal terms under Moorish legal Codes was astounding and convincing—if his message was truly reaching the black masses, it would without a doubt jolt the thinking of African Americans and perhaps lead them to draw the conclusion that there is some thing much more sinister and complex in which the U.S. Government desire to keep us ignorant by constantly feeding us propaganda and disinformation by using the mass media to negatively taint this issue and systematically derailing our efforts to tie ourselves to a legitimate nationality as being the true descendents of the ancient Moors (Muur—Moroccans and Mauritians—lets be clear I not referring to the present day light skinned imposter Arabs and Berbers who occupies these African lands today).  The original Moors were very dark skinned aboriginal people in which they reigned from the Maghreb region deep down into what is deemed Sub-Sahara Africa. (Reference: Bandele Yobachi El-Amin; Moor's, Moabite and Man: Reflection and Redemption”).

But I am not totally convinced that the Sovereign argument will ever hold up in United States Federal Courts and this is why you have seen petitions, writs and legal motions denied relative to Moors seeking to use this status as a defense. There was a lot the Sovereign Moors could have learned from the experiences of Minister Silis Muhammad CEO of the Lost-Found Nation of Islam headquartered out of Atlanta, Georgia and Attorney Harriett AbuBakr who started in 1998 doing yeoman’s work in the United Nations. Minister Silis Muhammad and his legal team eventually received audiences from the United Nations Human Rights Commission in particular, dealing with the question of reparations for so-called African Americans who he claimed were victims of ethnocide, genocide, forced assimilation and institutionalized racism for over 400 years. (Reference: Silis Muhammad; “Reparations petition for United Nations assistance under Resolution 1503 (XLVIII) on behalf of African-Americans in the United States of America).

Chattel slavery left the so-called black man and woman of America with the historical inability to trace their family lineage beyond the 1800s (prior to this time large scale plantation slave records were not recorded on black slaves; although some of the early U.S. Census reports do list slaves in some detail described as property). These crimes has led us to being semi-vagabonds on the earth who are constantly in search of an identity and nationality—when you rob a people of their land, names, God, culture and heritage, etc., and declare it illegal to identify with our native tongue and tribes this has left us forever in search of a long lost heritage. Many of us find comfort under the banner of Islam, Moor, Hebrew Israelite, etc., these religious and nationality labels are a direct result of the affects of Chattel Slavery. Minister Silis Muhammad was doing some very interesting work on the level of the United Nations in the areas of human rights. But he initially was met with many legal obstacles because blacks, Negroes, Afro American, African Americans, Colored people, etc., had no legal or recognized identity in which would allow our grievances to be heard on the United Nations level. He had to declare us under the collective nationality/racial designation and classification of ‘Afro-descendants’ in order to be even heard by this august body which to move his human rights case forward. (Reference: Ida Hakim; Reparations: The Cure For America’s Race Problem”).

I personally see this as an uphill battle and I think that the history of Chattel Slavery (1555-1865) definitely left a scattered and somewhat landless people in dire need to reclaim their sovereignty and all other rights pertaining to the victims and lost descendents of the greatest crime ever committed against humanity. So this historical criminal act left over 100 million so-called Africans who were stolen and sold into the Transatlantic Slave Trade and the Middle Passage—displaced from the continent of Africa (Nubian lands) as wandering and roaming nomads. But some scholars maintain that the Nubian people had settled on what is called the continent of North America may-be anywhere from 16,000 years to 30,000 years prior to Caucasian and European expeditions and the indigenous people were also in Central and South America and had established advance societies. Dr. Ivan Sertima wrote about this in his monumental book titled, “They Came Before Columbus: African Presences in Early America”, there is now plenty of historical evidence that substantiate this as being valid and credible. 

Some even claim that modern America is a geographical extension of the lost continent of Atlantis. It is also believed that the Moors were master cartographers and maritime voyagers who had been sailing across the Atlantic Ocean long before the Spanish and the Portuguese—Christopher Columbus (aka Christabul Colon) actually was using Moorish maps that were confiscated after Moors met their decline in Europe; some time after conquering and influencing European societies from the Mediterranean Sea up to the borders of Southern France (8th Century to 15th Century) these travel expedition routes which were established by the Moors were confiscated and stolen by European nations—later used to exploit and disrupt the harmony and Peace of the so-called ‘New World’. No doubt, Ferdinand and Isabella (Spain) and Jewish money changers used the Moors seafaring expertise to so-called venture into the 'New World'.  (Reference: Stanley Lane-Poole, “The Story of the Moors in Spain”) and (Reference: John Henrik Clarke: Christopher Columbus and the Afrikan Holocaust: Slavery and the Rise of European Capitalism).

The question of indigenous people sovereignty actually has a legal precedent (For example: Native Americans have won some quasi rights to sovereignty inside the U.S. and conduct custom and tribal affairs as an independent nation, although many of the set aside reservations are deplorable—however, their laws and courts are recognized by the United States Government). Now, why cannot this same legal standard be applied to people of African descent or Moorish descent; some social scientist would view this as a stretch because Africans who were enslaved came from every corner of Africa and was not considered one unified racial/ethnic homogenous society of people; unless you have sought to identify the entire continent of Africa as being of Moorish descendants. But the original inhabitants of those who settled in the Western Hemisphere are not without legal challenge because of how the United States jurisprudence system was set up, which was rooted in the legal terms of white supremacy and racism. (Reference: Bandele Yobachi El-Amin; “Moorish/Muurish Treaties: Guide to Treaties and Declarations”).

 The United States Constitution, itself wrote people of African descent (Moors) in as being 3/5 of a human being—subhuman (no rights that were bound to uphold or respected by the Caucasian); yet here is a nation of people under the Shaykamaxum Atlan Amexem Empire, Jabbar Gaines-El, Taji Tarik Bey and sister Queen Renita Bey of an organization called Great Seal Moors directing our attention to laws, statues and has even filed litigation and grievances to be recognized and viewed as a Sovereign nation based on nationality/racial/ethnic, etc., claiming to be descendants of people that had established original landlord rights and operated under a judicial system that predated the U.S. Constitution. Queen Renita Bey: argues that as descendants of “visiting” Europeans who were never granted citizenship by the Moors, white people can never be sovereign in this land. “If they want to be sovereign, they’ve got to go home. They cannot be sovereign here.”

The indigenous tribal people had also established a complex system of spirituality, culture, folkways, dispersed justice and functioned as a sovereign independent nation before the white robber barons arrived—through military force and diseases wiped out almost entire nations of North American Asiatics. However, the aboriginals (native Americans) did not have the challenges that the so-called African Americans (or Africans) have been faced with, which is legally trying to prove that they are direct blood lineages from the ancient Moors and this kinship ties us directly to U.S. territories that have been stolen, illegally confiscated and has been erroneously seized (initially by external colonialist and imperialist forces) under forfeiture laws established in federal courts and state courts by imposters who have established a shadow government (now in existence for over 250 years) sort of function under the false pretense of 'legitimacy'.

I am of the opinion that the Moorish fight for sovereignty and argument for a recognized nationality first needed to be fought in the United Nations—by bringing our case to the Human Rights Commission and having a seasoned legal team to establish a recognized nationality where by the those that were forcibly brought against their will and was enslaved for 310 years desire to make a legal petition in which this people who now represents 40-60 million would first move this body to declare the right for these people to once again to be recognized as a sovereign nation classified as indigenous Moors. Therefore, once the legal question of nationality is resolved then we make another legal motion to make these victims whole via reparations and repatriating these indigenous Moors back on land and property that had been illegally stolen. Also, allow the case to be presented in the legal framework and codes of the Shaykamaxum Atlan Amexem Empire and/or other indigenous sovereign entities existing inside the United States of America. The challenge is huge.  
         
I have watched Youtube clips of Taji Tarik Bey and he to put forth some convincing arguments as well, relative to the question of Moorish Sovereignty. There is brother named Dr. Ali Muhammad (I stopped taking him and the likes of Brother Sara Suten Seti and Brother Polight serious—well read brothers who are using knowledge as a showboat to create an intellectual brand for themselves—their various debates and techniques are sicken) who has done a two part lecture titled, "The Science of Law and Commerce" in which historically they believe that we are part indigenous people as Moors (African Americans) and we share a legal/ethnic lineage with the Native Americans (who the United States recognize them as a sovereignty entity inside of America) and in the 1700s Morocco was the first nation to formally recognize United States sovereignty from Great Britain. There were legal treaties signed between the Moors and the United States Government that granted the Moors citizenship within citizenship and they were granted rights and privileges as a sovereign and legal nationality within the United States of America.

President Woodrow Wilson officially recognized the Moorish Science Temple of America (MSTA) as a legal incorporated entity and accepted the Moorish Americans as a legitimate nationality bound by the rights and privileges bestowed to other independent people of the earth. The Moorish Science members were giving nationality cards and this ensured them that they were not just Negroes, Ethiopians, Colored men, Blacks, Africans, etc., but they had a nationality that the United States Government agreed to recognize. Lets me be clear the Moorish Science Temple Grand Sheik, Brother R. Jones Bey (leader within the Moorish Science Temple founded by Prophet Noble Drew Ali in 1913) has made it perfectly clear that his movement does not support the Moorish Sovereignty sects that exist inside America. Many sovereign Moors have opted out of getting state drivers licenses and there are universal documents that act like a passport, driver’s licenses and even appear to have some type of diplomatic immunity associated with this new set of identification which comes under certain legal positioning associated with the concept of sovereignty. I think you can have a dual citizenship (Jewish-Israelis often have both citizenship in United States and Israel) and based on states rights—license plates and drivers license are so-called unconstitutional under certain state laws according to Moorish jurisprudence, but this is rooted in their rejection of the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution. Let me stop here because I am not an expert on this matter, it is really outside of my realm and to complicated for me to explain.

However, I think the biggest challenge to the Moorish Sovereignty movements and ideas will be having to confront the various levels of reactionaries laws and policies that have been implemented by the office of Homeland Security, which many of the old and new agencies have unprecedented powers and authority to scrutinize the American people without due cause. The concept of Sovereignty threatens the very nature of how the three Branches of Government were intended to be established and quite sure the Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Secret Service, Federal and State Prosecutors, State Police, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement etc., have been working overtime in order to determine if the Black Nationalist Moorish organizations are involved in any subversive activities that potentially undermines the United States Government. They have the United States Patriot Act, National Defense Authorization Act, Military Commission Act, Anti-Terrorism Bill, etc., legislation in place to combat even the perception of the Sovereign movement committing treason or sedition.

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.

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

FREEMASONRY: SOMEONE PLEASE TURN ON THE LIGHT

FREEMASONRY: SOMEONE PLEASE TURN ON THE LIGHT

By Fahim A. Knight-El

I am of the belief that most Freemasons after they were raised, still remained engulfed in darkness and this often leads to a un-fulfillment in the journey that they have embarked upon, because many of them never understood what the journey was really about. They became victims of stagnation and the quest for enlightenment dimmed and the lodge becomes a revolving door (brothers enter and exit at an alarming rate) where brother's membership is reduced to the status of inactive dues card carrying members (Jesus said faith without works is dead). But their interest in Masonry immediately begin to wan relative to the duties, charges and obligations they swore to uphold; moreover, our inability to retain them, is a direct correlation to the limited amount of emphasis placed on knowledge and study (most Masonic jurisdictions are overly consumed with the social aspect--drinking liquor and partying, but I have always been one of the serious minded brothers who had a low tolerance level for ignorance).  

How can you wear the Muslim Islamic Holy Fez in the Shrine temple and chant Allah and Muhammad (turn to the East towards Mecca and Medina and offer up prayer as all righteous Muslims do)? And open up with the Holy Qur'an on the alter (quoting Al-Fatiha or the Opening)  and yet advocate drinking alcohol and committing all types of un-Islamic acts downstairs in the Shrine Club moments after closing the Temple in the name of Allah—I find this blasphemous and a contradiction to the righteous teachings of Islam. Here is my challenge to my Prince Hall Masonic brothers, as well as to other black non-Prince Hall Masonic Orders every lodge should have a library and an Afro-Centric study group where the knowledge of self is being taught and discussed—we have Shrine Clubs and bars, but no libraries. This will possibly assist in keeping brothers interest in the craft and its work.

However, the greatest challenge to Freemasonry across the United States is that the membership has gotten old and are dying off (say what you may about the old timers, it is their foundation that we are standing on) and most of the young members joined the order for all the wrong reasons (Masonry is no social club and it's not about being able to throw a sign and/or being able to give a word or token to manipulate society). It is not enough just to place an emblem on the back of our automobiles and or purchase a Masonic ring—these things are superficial and they do not make us Masons (I should have taken many Brothers Masonic rings off their hand because they could not defend the square and compass). These things only let the outside world know that we are part of the fraternity and they do not demonstrate that we are true Masons. But it is important to know and accept that you were first made a Mason in your HEART. And next on the ground floor of King Solomon's Temple. We call another Mason Traveling Man because we are on a personal and spiritual journey. It is about mastering all the principles The Grand Architect of the Universe has laid out on the Trestle Board.

When you wear the Masonic ring on your finger, it openly symbolizes that you are a Masons and it invites other Masons to acknowledge another brother in peace and fellowship. However, if they so please to conduct a Masonic trial of your knowledge to determine, if you are truly a Mason—it is their right to do so. You openly confessed in the Third Degree that you had been 'tried, never denied and was ready to be tried again'. So if I pose a set of Masonic catechism questions to you and you cannot give the proper responses to those questions, I am suppose to take that ring off your finger and give it to your Worshipful Master or if you are illegally wearing a Masonic ring, it is my duty to destroy it. How may I know you to be a Mason? By certain signs, token, a word or by lawful Masonic information (we are taught how to identify a brother in darkness or light). This is why I tell every newly made Masons to be patient and do not rush to put a Masonic emblem on your finger or car that you cannot yet defend. In some Masonic jurisdictions they will try you on sight and they are serious about protecting the fraternity.

We are taught that true knowledge is equated to a circle in which every end of the knowledge is connected and a circle represents 360 degrees (completeness) and those of us who really study knows that water freezes at the temperature of 32 degrees Fahrenheit and yet the so-called honorary degree of 33rd ends the Masonic travel and quest of knowledge—meaning he is just thawing out (this is actually referencing Caucasian Freemasons). The wise White men and powerbrokers who were the masterminds in establishing our Republic were touched by this enlightenment (but today they only use Freemasonry as a Front and they are now hidden in powerful secret societies such as the Bilderberg, Trilateral Commission, Council on Foreign Relations, etc.). Moreover, throughout the history of the United States of America from our first President George Washington, as well as many of the Founding Fathers (and the signers of the Declaration of Independence) of this nation was Freemasons and many of the historical and recent U.S. Presidents and other Elitist political officeholders have always used Freemasonry as a system of empowerment to create the present day political, economic and social dominance over the globe.

History has proven that 33rd degrees of knowledge served as being more than sufficient in shaping this new nation and establishing our democracy on Freemasonic principles (unknowing to those who are in darkness)—it was this knowledge that distinguished themselves from those common men and it allowed them to confound the ignorant and establish a prosperous nation. He did all this with 1/3rd degree of the knowledge and the present day rulership still operates off pristine Masonic principles. Our original knowledge was always taught in 360 degrees and they took just a portion of that, which has allowed them to extend their 6,000 year rule over the original man and humanity. So, the Moors, Five Percenters, Nation of Islam, etc., they will tell you quickly that their knowledge is based on 360 degrees and is very critical of us stopping at 33rd degrees.

I think it is always a good thing to be exposed to all the universal knowledge. The CIPHER will always lead to us seeing the interconnections and interrelations with Freemasonry, in particular when you learn how to decode the symbolism—the knowledge is astonishing and self-empowering. The Black Hebrews, Moors, Afrocentrist, Nation of Islam, Ausar Auset, Pan-Africanism, Black Nationalism, etc., all of it is rooted in teaching us the knowledge of self, as a despised and rejected people. This is the greatest knowledge that one can attain.

Furthermore, the Founding Fathers saw power in the esoteric, occult and Gnostic teachings that was preserved in the Vedas, the Book of Coming Forth By Day, Torah, Gospel, Kybalion, Qur'an and mainly in the teachings of the Rosicrucians—many of our politicians today are members of the Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine and they practice Islam (360 degrees) in secrecy and most of all they know the truth, but they desire to give you the false impression that Islam is this great enemy against the West and these same politicians have a Qur'an hidden in their office and house, and sneak in the Shrine Temple and recite the same Islamic and Muslim prayers that Osama Bin Laden, Saddam Hussein, Muammar Qadaffi, Ayatollah Khomeini, Bashar Al-Assad, Anwar Awlaki. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, etc; recite, but in public they desire for you to believe how much they detest Islam by putting on this anti-terrorism persona. How hypocritical were those reactionary Congresspersons who were critical of Democratic Congressman Keith Ellison, an African-American Sunni Muslim that won a congressional seat in the 2007 in the House of Representatives from Minnesota’s 5th District (with a heavy Jewish population and a heavy Somalian immigrant population), but was condemned by some 'Negroes' and Whites for daring to be sworn into office on the Qur'an (Reference: Keith Ellison; "My Country ‘Tis of Thee: My Faith, My Family, Our Future"). Yet, many of the same congresspersons are Freemasons and some of them even belong to the Mystic Shrine where the Honorable Elijah Muhammad teaches us that they are called "Moslem Sons" and practice Islam in secrecy.

But to the new Masonic brothers be careful of what you intellectually consume in your new Masonic travels—we give every entered apprentice a new name upon being initiated, which is caution. Now, to all my newly made brother Masons and even those seasoned Masons, It is important to take time to study and master all the book materials, as well as lessons you have received from the Blue Lodge and those given by the Worshipful Master (if you did not know this there is no degree higher than the third degree of Master Mason). When I first joined the lodge, it was so much information and knowledge coming my way, but the more you stay involved in the work of your lodge, it allows for many things to unfold and manifest itself in due time and due season. Understanding that the ritual is what gives life to Masonic theory and builds the intellectual foundation that allows Speculative Masonry to rest upon.

There is so much to be revealed to you in your ritual book (learn it by re-reading and taking notes) the knowledge becomes applicable and useful when you see it’s given in a redundant fashion over and over again (it even lives more as you attend raising ceremonies). I also would recommend for any newly made Brother Mason to read Robert Lomas book titled, "Turning the Hiram Key: Rituals of Freemasonry Revealed", he does in my opinion, an excellent job of explaining the three Blue Lodge degrees without revealing the oaths and obligations and/or rituals in which he systematically walks us through the first three Blue Lodge degrees in this book. I still reference this book quite often. It is written in the first person tense and you as a Master Mason will be able to identify with what you experienced by hearing and reading it in a narrative sense from a third party; it will even give you the impression that you are there again and it is you who are going through this but in a literary interpretation. So be patient, take your time and become a skillful Master Mason. I will always advise those that are in quest and search for knowledge, wisdom and understanding to be patient and take your time because Freemasonry is a huge philosophical body of information. This is why you were slowly brought from darkness to light (imbue patience) and as we search for knowledge, we must continue to accept that knowledge and wisdom is infinite and we will always be the poor blind candidate. 

The more you delve in to and study the more the knowledge will reveal itself. One of the great spiritual books, which is the Qur’an it says knowledge is revealed in degrees. You will start to see how your study will begin to connect the dots and the knowledge and Masonic wisdom will come to life (and you will proudly yell out "let there be light") if you allow yourself to be patient. The more you study, the Masonic world will continue to open up to and your comprehension of the vast body of symbolism will only expand. Start by working the Masonic chairs in the lodge and learning the value of all the offices including the three principle offices (Worshipful Master, Senior Warden and Junior Warden) because it is the ritual that lays the foundation of Freemasonry.

Freemasonry is like jigsaw puzzle (i.e. nothing is going to fit perfectly but each part of your study will eventually quantify and validate the science of being plumb, level and square); you have to search, look, discover, uncover and must have a keen awareness of symbolism, metaphor, similes, allegory, etc. One must be willing to entertain the science of epistemology and etymology these are the pieces that we must know in order to go to the depth of some of the ancient wisdom and knowledge that is associated with our Craft. The square and compass are symbolic tools (which possess a duality in meaning and interpretation), but look at how these instruments are used in every day life as tools of building trades (Operative Masonry shrouded in both the physical and spiritual). The symbolism is telling us that we are on a journey in search and in quest for knowledge (the compass symbolize direction), wisdom and understanding (this is why in the Masonic catechism language we refer to each other as 'Traveling Man').

The compass is a tool design to identify how to find and locate direction where you are physically in space and time, which give us celestial, meaning relative to the positioning of the sun, moon, and star—this is why you are taught to be traveling from east to west in search of Light and/or more Light in Masonry. I authored a piece titled, "The Square and Compass: Masonic Tools, How Many Know How to Use Them? The title was intentionally given to be provocative and insightful designed to challenge those of us who are Freemasons to remember how the Guild workers of old used these tools in Operative Masonry (they were building masters), but remember we were taught that we should use the working tools for a more noble and glorious purpose and view them as being emblematic of  the great work that the square and compass were used relative to building erect physical foundations, which were rooted in the science of being plumb, level and square. It was to teach us that our personal lives and conduct should always be erect and depict some moral purpose.

Our striving as a Mason is to build character and enhance self-improvement, if we knew how to properly use our working tools, it would reflect better in how we are viewed by humanity (and most of all our Masonic lodges would be overflowing with new candidates seeking to be balloted on). The Bible is given to us as one of the working tools (rule and guide), but only to serve as a moral guide for us to structure ourselves which to better serve Deity. Speculative Masons rest on the principles of morality, friendship and brotherly love as our mantra and standard bearer. A good skilled craftsmen know how use their operative working tools better that us who have been raised from a dead level to a living perpendicular on the square. 

My Brothers, it has taken me many years and a lot of twist and turns to get to where I am in my Masonic knowledge; I had to learn to humble myself and I do not see myself as a Sage, Guru or Master teacher, but I am humbled by the universal order of things—the universe is upheld by energy in which every thing happens in its own space and time. The knowledge will forever reveal itself to you, if you are a good receptacle of the knowledge by always practicing patience and allowing your study to scientifically and mathematically verify due diligence and create balance (the universe will open up to you, if you allow yourself to work in harmony). Freemasonry has so many links and it easy to get excited because the more you delve into this ancient wisdom the "Light" gets brighter and often it naturally points you to another direction, but all of it is interconnected and interrelated. It took me years to revisited some concepts that I may have come across years prior (however the Supreme Being knew that I was not prepared to receive those lessons at that time) and I was not ready to properly assess and evaluate the intricate of the wisdom; which would have been of little value to my spiritual growth and development.

Thus, in old British Masonic customs an entered apprentice had to study three (3) years, a Fellow Craft had to study five (5) years and Master Mason had to study for seven (7) years—there you have it 357 (the level of proficiency was high). This is just my opinion, in American Freemasonry we are allowing candidates to Enter, Pass and be Raised without the proper benefit of study and I know in some jurisdiction they give all three degrees in one night. This is ludicrous and it serves to the detriment of Masonry and the candidate. The glue that holds the sum parts together is the knowledge, it isn't the Masonic emblem on your ring or your car, but if you are properly rooted in the knowledge, this will secure you and give you a solid foundation to ward off negative energy while remaining true to the principles of Freemasonry. Look at is as though you are running a marathon race and you are taught as a distance runner of how to preserve your energy by pacing yourself.

The journey will ultimately take you in many directions. For example, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism and all the eastern base philosophical schools of thought in order that you may continue to connecting the dots. If you are serious about becoming a student of Speculative Masonry, it will require and openness to research conventional and some unconventional information; some Masonic lodges try to make Masonry a Christian fraternity, it is not because it bigger than Christian dogma. Dr. Malachi Z. York-El's works gave me the most serious understanding of King Solomon's Temple because he had a serious Biblical and Quranic interpretation of King David and King Solomon; thus, it was me studying some of his scrolls that prepared me historically to connect Masonry in particular, decoding the ritual. I do not necessarily agree with everything that York-El has written, but he was a wise philosophical thinker.
I think Malachi Z. York-El is one of the most enigmatic and controversial Black Nationalist leaders that you will ever read on this side of the early part of the 21st Century and in some of the conscious brothers and sisters minds; he will always stand as one of the most wisest and enlightened minds (York's critics have always viewed him as a fraud, conman and a manipulative cult leader).

People often ask me, where do I fall when it comes to Dr. Malachi Z. York-El?  Perhaps squarely in the middle of the controversy and I know some of Dr. York’s scholars have been critical of me in a book written by Michael Berkley and Kedar Griffo titled, “Religion, Politics, and Freemasonry: A Violent Attack Against Ancient Africa”. Some of what his critics have written and said about York I too find valid. However, I can appreciate that Dr. York has been a student of ancient history, religion and symbolism for a very long time and was a knowledgeable man. He was a master teacher and there are not many Masons who have committed the level of research and study to Freemasonry as Dr. York. He knows the Bible and Qur'an (and is well versed in Hebrew, Arabic, Amharic, and other ancient languages) he has knowledge in Egyptology, Anthropology, ancient religions, Archeology, etc. His linguist skills allow him to uncover primary information for himself.

His research resembled a lot of some of the things that Manly P. Hall (33rd Degree Scottish Rite Mason and perhaps one of the most well respected modern Masonic scholars of the 20th century) has written about. Hall authored the book titled, "The Secret Teachings of All Ages" in which it took me over 10 years to read this book, it is not a book that you read, but a book that you study. This book takes us behind the ancient symbols and symbolism and ties the continuity of pagan culture and ancient societies to modern religious practices. Dr. York established what we, perhaps would call a 'clandestine' Masonic Order because he traces his Masonic elevation to the Masonic lineage of John G. Jones who was a formal excommunicated Prince Hall Mason that in the early 1900s was suspended by a PHA Grand Lodge in Illinois, in which his departure led to a historical rift between the Prince Hall Order and black Ancient Free and Accepted Masonry in the United States (AF&AM). So Dr. York's Masonic credibility in many Prince Hall Mason's circles is questionable and very few would have Masonic intercourse with his perceived 'clandestine' order, but his knowledge is irrefutable. I am a student of the truths that he has taught and not many Masons in the United States can match Dr. York's works and knowledge. 

I do not think the question of 'irregular or 'clandestine' is ever going to get solved or resolved unless Prince Hall Masonry (they are the big elephant in the room) exercise a willingness to show forth leniency and perhaps overlook the Masonic lineage of how some of these three, four and five lettered Masonic organizations received charters. And how do we contain these pop up renegade Masonic organizations who are without a doubt operate as 'clandestine' (bogus) organizations (the value of Prince Hall Masonry is that we do not give them credibility and this in turns benefit all of Black Freemasonry in the United States of America). Prince Hall is perhaps the most single outstanding Black personality in all of American Freemasonry. His Warrant/Charter has proving to be legitimate. No other Black Masonic order in this country has that type of credibility. So when I was seeking to join Masonry, I wanted to be connected to a regular body of Black Freemasons. So Prince Hall's history stood out as being credible. It is this history that separates us from clandestine Masonic orders. However, I do think that our dependency on the United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE) for affirmation depicts a slave mentality because I have traced Freemasonry back to ancient Kush and ancient Kemet (lands established by black African Nubians) and this takes us much further back than Greece, Rome and England. Why do we need them to sanction our Masonic legitimacy?  But here is the ultimate question, how do we as Black Masons breakdown these artificial barriers and at least establish some aspect of operational unity amongst ourselves and recognition with those Masonic organizations that have been long standing and has demonstrated goodwill towards humanity by carrying out Brotherly love, Friendship and Morality?
 
Thus, when you rob a people for 310 years of the knowledge of self and strip them of their land, culture, families, names, religion and imbue in them self-hatred, it is these variables that have left us as survivals of one of the greatest challenges (or crimes against humanity) to overcome, which is the psychology of self-hatred that has been taught to people of African descent.

This is an atypical problem that exist inside of Black Freemasonry (meaning the brainwashed mindset), it is the lack of knowledge of self that has created this social and psychological dilemma. How can you negate the great Nubian history associated with Kemet (Egypt) and Freemasonry? The historical evidence allows us to see the symbolic linkages to all the ancient mysteries and this knowledge enhances our THIRD EYE (the eye of Heru). The study and knowledge seeking should serve as a vehicle of empowerment for the true knowledge seekers. I was in Los Angles, California some years ago and a friend invited me to the Shrine Auditorium and I was shocked to see all the ancient Kemetic artifacts, art and symbols associated with the history of people of African descent; this visual reaffirmed and validated for me the contribution the Nubians made to the Nile Valley Civilizations.

The key to resolving the greatest crime ever committed in human history, is to bring our people into the knowledge of self (we have to be taught see ourselves outside of being just 'Negroes'); thus, most of the great Pyramids in Egypt (Kemet) were built by original people in which each neophyte who entered the Egyptian Mystery Schools had to embrace the bold inscription etched in stone on the walls of the sacred temples, which read "Man Know Thy Self"; this was, perhaps the most important lesson giving by the ancient Sages to those neophytes who desired to enter into the Esoteric, Gnostic and the Occult schools of thought. The Greeks according to George G.M. James in book a titled, "Stolen Legacy" published in 1954, stole this Egyptian Philosophy and called it Greek Mythology. All Freemasonry goes back to Kemet and it did not begin in 1717 when the United Grand Lodge of England formulated. It was Nubians (Black Africans) who built the Operative scaled Pyramids. The Kaballah is the mystic teachings captivated by the ancient Jews in which these scrolls were first taught in Kemet. Sufi Islam  is the mystical teachings of Islam and Muslims. There is a lot of wisdom in the Kybalion.

I am a student of knowledge--look at what it says in "The Kybalion: Hermetic Philosophy", Chapter 1 has always laid out where all the world's knowledge originated: "From old Egypt have come the fundamental esoteric and occult teachings which have so strongly influenced the philosophies of all races, nations and peoples, for several thousands years. Egypt, the home of the Pyramids and the Sphinx, was the birthplace of the Hidden Wisdom and Mystic Teachings. From the Secret Doctrine all nations have borrowed. India, Persia, Chaldea, Medea, China, Japan, Assyria, ancient Greece and Rome, and other ancient countries partook liberally at the feast of knowledge which the Hierophants and Masters of the land of Isis so freely provided for those who came prepared to partake of the great store of Mystic and Occult Lore which the masterminds of that ancient land had gathered together." (Kybalion pp. 15-16).

I do know there is overwhelmingly solid historical evidence, which validates and proves that the Nubians of Kemet practiced Sacred Geometry (Freemasonry is a derivative of this science). And there is little doubt that before the European Guild workers there was a sophisticated and high science being practiced in Kemet that was rooted in architecture, astronomy, geometry, physics and engineering. It's perhaps the only loose evidence that links modern Freemasonry to the ancient craft, which was mastered by the so-called ancient Egyptians. These crafts and building sciences were being performed (worked and mastered), perhaps thousands of years before the Europeans had knowledge of such. 

The post Medieval Europeans (those that were brought out of the hills and cave sides of Europe in which Musa had the first mission to civilize them) and became learned based on their early relations with the Moors of North Africa who took a high tech civilization all the way from North Africa to the borders of Southern France led by General Tarik Ibn Zaid. Dr. John Henrik Clarke maintained in his writings that it was the Blackmoors who in the 8th century that brought Europe out of the Dark Ages into an age of enlightenment and these people are un-doubtable in debt to our ancestors.

The Europeans galvanized themselves around skilled labor that evolved into these labor guilds whereas they began to organize their tradesmen and skill labor into a systematic process based on levels of initiation and workmanship (apprentice, fellow craft and master mason); moreover, this allowed them to determine merit (skill-set, quality of work and experience were just some of the factors involved in this equation in order to demonstrate proficiency) which also allowed them to determine the suitability of wages.

This practice evolved into the science of Operative Masonry (this included: metal workers, stone workers, wood workers, brick and mortar workers, etc., and this practice ultimately led to the makings of the first westernized labor unions). Early European Freemasonry mimicked these practices in establishing a fraternal brotherhood that used the building tools and trades as a symbolic gesture to teach morality, which gave life to Speculative Freemasonry. Some of the early European explorers and expeditionary figures were exposed to secret societies via the legacy left behind by the Jesuits and Knights Templar and of course there were older orders such as the Essenes.

Now, I to have embraced this worldview because I truly believe in the overall mythology of Kemet, Freemasonry and how the Nubian race fits into this historical paradigm that allows us to reclaim some historical dignity as a dispossessed people of African descent

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

Friday, November 15, 2013

LETS SHOW AND PROVE: I FEEL LIKE BUILDING WITH THE FIVE PERCENT LESSONS

LETS SHOW AND PROVE: I FEEL LIKE BUILDING WITH THE FIVE PERCENT LESSONS

By Fahim A. Knight-El

I have not had a good Build in some time and this caused me last week to pullout my ‘120 (degree) Lessons’ and started studying them as I once did some years ago. I must admit to my reading audience, I feel like a closet Five Percenter (may be I view myself more of an honorary member) who belongs to the Nation of Gods and Earths (NGE) because I have been a student of the "120 Lessons" for a very long time and it is this affinity that has kept me close to this culture in spirit and thought. However, it has been years since I attended my last Parliament, which was held in Asbury Park and Neptune, New Jersey (New Jerusalem). Also, just the other night, I started reading Michael Muhammad Knight's book titled, "Why I Am a Five Percenter", let me set the stage for my readers relative to Michael Muhammad Knight who considers himself to be a Five Percenter.  Firstly, he is a Caucasian who is also known in the NGE circles as "Azreal Wisdom"; I cite his racial and ethnic nationality because the Nation of Gods and Earths is commonly viewed as a Black Nationalist organization (and as an offshoot of its forerunner organization the Nation of Islam) by mainstream media—the thought of a 'white god' cannot be phantom by some of the black gods that I have spoken with, but there are others who have accepted Michael Muhammad Knight as a brother Five Percenter and he has the rights and privilege to attend Parliaments and free range to let knowledge be born. What he doesn't fully have is the raw street credentials that most of the Gods have attained which is always a plus on the street category side of things.  

Michael Muhammad Knight (Azreal) based on reading and assessing his history and relationship with the Nation of Gods and Earths that probably began in 2004, he seems to have won credibility amongst some of the leading Five Percenters over at the Allah School in Mecca, which is the Headquarters of the Five Percenters located in the heart of Harlem (MECCA) its address is as follows: Allah School In Mecca 2122 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd.; New York, NY 10027. Knight has a serious intellectual and academic advantage over many grassroots members of the Nation of Gods and Earths because of his high level of literacy and academic training. His formal academic training was seen in his research investigative book titled, "The Five Percenters: Islam, Hip-Hop and the Gods of New York", and if nothing else his scholarship has rescued the Nation of Gods and Earths from being a fringed organization that has lingered in obscurity relative to the academic community and now because of his academic treatise more so-called mainstream scholars are starting to take a serious interest in this fifty year old organization that has for the most part existed under the radar (the black community has always been very aware of the existences of the Five Percenters better known today as NGE). Let me also be clear about this Build my somewhat focus on Michael Muhammad Knight is not written with the intent of overshadowing the NGE with this white NGE scholar and leave my readers with the idea that he is a central focal point of the Five Percenters movement because he is not and I could have approached this article from many different directions minus my attention given to Knight.  

However, Michael Muhammad Knight is a serious student of religion and is, perhaps unmatched by most NGE members when it comes to having a knowledge of comparative religion. He also, has a serious grasp on traditional Islam—Sunnism, Shia, Sufi and other mystic Islamic theologies; yet, reading his book you get the feeling that he is entrapped by the mathematical truths, high science and the unorthodox path to enlightenment offered in the culture of the Nation of Gods and Earths. I believe in heart and mind inside the NGE, Knight found a level of conscious peace that he could not find in Sunni Islam; and although, many of the tenets contradicts what he had previously accepted and come to believe as a Sunni Muslim (nevertheless he views himself as a Five Percenter). However, the NGE seem to have a gravitational pull toward his inner spirit and it didn't matter about the conviction of his Shahada (the Muslim openly attest that there is no God, but Allah and Muhammad is his Messenger). He seemed to have rationalized the Nation of Gods and Earths' body of philosophical school of thought as being equal to the Isma'ilis or seeing the NGE as a modern version of many of the Sufi Persian mystics schools of thought; perhaps to Knight these black street poets are viewed in the same realm of the writer of the "The Prophet" by Khalil Gibran and possess the philosophical insight of a Jean-Paul Sartre or Rene Descartes.

I think Knight has found a sense of spiritual and intellectual comfort in the esoteric, Gnostic and occult interpretation of the "Supreme Mathematics", ‘Supreme Alphabet’, ‘The Student Enrollment (1-10)’,  ‘The Lost Found Muslim Lesson No.1 (1-14)’, ‘English Lesson No. C-1 (1-36)’,  ‘The Lost Found Muslim Lesson No.2 (1-40)’, ‘The Actual Facts’, etc., and he seemed torn between, perhaps his association with traditional orthodox Islam and his affinity towards this so-called movement that has been perceived by traditional Islam as being defined as heretic in its teachings and philosophy. I will never abandon the 'Lessons' regardless of how mainstream Islam view them and I think that would be Michael Muhammad Knight’s sentiments as well.

The Nation of Gods and Earth is considered to be a secularized culture with no system of clergy and/or clerics or systematic theology or philosophical edicts and tenets, which is not mandated and/or governed by a hierarchy leadership presiding as supreme Master Teacher or leader over the Nation of Gods and Earths (the Gods proud themselves of their Free Thinking, Independent and Sovereign minds, which to manifest and explore the truth without dogmatic boundaries). Thus, each God has Freewill to study and interpreted ‘120 Lessons’ as they please and tap into the mathematical sciences and master the Universal Intelligence to build and let knowledge be born. They don’t look to Chicago, Mecca, Rome, or Jerusalem for guidance—praying and turning to the East is not obligatory and they do not look to be led by Minister Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam or any other religious cleric. The true Five Percenters respect Farrakhan and the Black Muslim teachings, but they adamantly reject being labeled and classified as Muslims and members of the Lost-Found Nation of Islam.

However, former NGE members such as Dr. Wesley Muhammad (aka True Islam) who authored the book titled, "The Book of God: An Encyclopedia of Proof that the Black Man is God" has straddled the fence and has made attempts to bridge the gap between the Nation of Gods and Earths and Louis Farrakhan's Nation of Islam. Dr. Wesley Muhammad/True Islam now serves as a spokesman in the Nation of Islam and they have formed a quasi NGE ciphers called the ALLAH TEAM and subgroups called the Five Percent Nation of Islam that also includes Wakeel Allah who authored two definitive volumes on Father Allah and the Five Percent Nation both titled, "In the Name of Allah Vol. 2: A History of Clarence 13X and the Five Percenters". Father Allah is probably turning over in his grave and denouncing Dr. Wesley Muhammad (True Islam) and Wakeel Allah for mixing mathematical truth (quantitative science that can be counted and measured) with unscientific theology (faith that often lacks reasoning) in their attempt to synthesize the Five Percent teachings into some formal Islamic school of thought (most Nation of Gods and Earths members reject any such notion).

Yet, as I have written in the past that both the Nation of Gods and Earths and the Nation of Islam shares a fundamental document called the "Supreme Wisdom Lessons" and other knowledge that originated with the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. The Nation of Islam has a sacred theological value associated with the 'Lessons' these 'Lessons' originally were only given to registered Muslims and the NGE view the 'Lessons' as a philosophical secular set of catechisms that requires a full range of interpretations and definitely not limited to the theology of the Nation of Islam. Many of the Gods who are 50 years and older and even some younger Gods attained this knowledge in the American correctional and penal institutions. But do not think for once that there is not an apologists body of Nation of Gods and Earths scholars that represents the intelligentsia in particular, writers such as Allah Jihad who authored a definitive book on the NGE titled, "The Immortal Birth" and "Knowledge of Self: A Collection of Wisdom on the Science of Everything in Life" authored by Supreme Understanding; edited by Sunez Allah and CBS Alife Allah; they represent legitimate voices inside the Nation of Gods and Earths and have undergone the study of the 'Lessons' in which this is also seen in another work co-authored by CBS Alife Allah and Supreme Understanding titled, "The Science of Self". There are some less flattering works such as "Gods, Earths and 85ers" authored by Pen Black.

I do think in this new era of research and publishing, it has allowed the NGE message to be better communicated amongst the general public because since the assassination of Father Allah in 1969 up until the last ten years, it was difficult finding a body of collective Five Percent history in book form (even the '120 Lessons' were often disseminated from scattered and piecemeal documents). I personally was first introduced to the teachings and 'Lessons' of the Five Percent Nation from a brother who had done time in prison in which the 'Lessons' were often being transferred by another God via orally and/or who had handwritten copies of the ‘Lessons’ or were photostat copied. The Hip-Hop community poets and rappers such as Wu-Tang Clan, Big Daddy Kane, King Sun, Lakim Shabazz,  Nas, Brand Nubian and Lord Jamar, Erik B and Rakim, Method Man, Erykah Badu, Poor Righteous Teachers, Pete Rock and CL Smooth, Roots, Busta Rhymes, Jay Electronica, King Sun, etc., who have been either members and/or sympathizers to the philosophical ideology of the Nation of Gods and Earths; they are the true ‘clerics’.

The Hip-Hop artists have served as the greatest ambassadors of conveying and teaching the ‘Lessons’ in a poetic genre and acquainting us with the NGE social and political views through musical lyrics. Many years ago, I became intrigued with the ‘Student Enrollment’ question: "Who is the 5% in the Poor Part of the Earth?" ANS: “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".

I like to reflect a lot in particular, when I find myself at a quiet moment and this allows me to physically enter into a spiritual space, which also allows me to tap into my subconscious reality and it drives me to embrace I SELF LORD AM MASTER (I.S.L.A.M).  I live in North Carolina, which has four seasons (spring, summer, fall and winter), I have over the years observed the beauty, we find in nature in particular, during the Fall or Autumn time in North Carolina as you travel west from the mountainous regions in and around Ashville, North Carolina during the months of October and early November—the range and hues of the leaves on the trees changing colors (bright yellow, orange, red, rust, brown, olive, etc.) and falling back to the earth, it is a stunning sight—nature at its best. It's one of the most beautiful metamorphosis that takes place in the scheme of nature that you would ever want to see (the time clock is relevant to the natural schisms of the positioning of the solar system). And as those leaves in the western part of the state continues to change colors and fall back to the earth—there is a continuance of the same natural occurrence taking place as you travel from West to East, the changing in nature starts to accelerate on its own timetable in the central and eastern region of North Carolina as well. 

Thus, duplicating the same natural phenomenon that takes place initially and early on in the mountainous region of the state. It is a very pictorial time of the year and people travel from all over the world to catch a glimpse of the external beauty of the various rays of colors relative to the leaves changing and the evolution of the seasons (it represents the perfect example of life and death). The earth is approximately 5 billion years old and this ecological paradigm must be as old as the earth itself. The teachings tell us that God self willed himself out of total triple darkness and from an atom of Light over 76 trillion years ago. Question # 9: ‘Why does the Devil teach the eighty-Five Percent that a mystery God brings all this?’ ANS. "To conceal the True God, which is the Son of man, and make slaves out of the 85% by keeping them worshipping something he knows they cannot see (invisible) and he lives and makes himself rich from their labor. The 85% knows that it rains, hails and snows; also, hears it thunder above his head, but they do not try to learn who is it that causes all this to happen—by letting the 5% teach them. He believes in the 10% on face value".

When we study our Solar Facts we are taught that, "Out of all of the Planets in the Solar Facts, only the Earth has a distance and a relative position with respect to the Sun that Born the Same, which is Understanding. This Understanding is the Resonance at which Life is manifest in this Solar System, which Fruit of the Seed of Knowledge shown on the Planet Earth. In fact, the Planet Earths attribute as far as distance is Born Understanding, or which is Borning a Child into existence. This not to say that Life can not exist on the other planets, or other points of view of the Light of the Sun of Man, its just that the Life that does exist in these other points of view has extra challenges of maintaining such a conditions to allow Life to flourish."

Wow, as a philosophical thinkers my mind is constantly turning just like the earth turns on her Axis and we who live in this part of the western hemisphere starts to receive lesser Sun Light (27 million degrees) as the earth begins its tilt away (23.5 degrees) from the sun, which is 93 million miles away from the earth, it is the degree of this tilt that starts the regeneration process of allowing death to occur in nature in order for that which is new to evolve and come to life (resurrection) in due season relative to how the earth orbits around the sun (that complete itself at 365 days). The days in the winter time gets shorter and the nights get longer as we in western hemisphere move closer toward the winter solstice (nature gives the appearance of death). This is the universal law of cause and affect; it also represents the scientific challenge to the question of, ‘who is that mystery God?’ ANS: "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: Elijah Muhammad and Father Allah Lost-Found Muslim Lesson # 2. 1-40).

Father Allah was suspended from the Nation of Islam in 1963 or 1964 and went back to the streets of New York on a new mission other than just being an emissary for the Nation of Islam, but to win new recruits and allies for his budding Five Percent Nation; Father Allah and Justice started teaching the babies and the youth on the street corners—not Islam, but began teaching them the 'Lessons'; thus, before Master Fard Muhammad (this mysterious man prior to his disappearance in 1934 adopted many different alias such as W.D Fard, Wali Fard, W.F. Muhammad, Prophet Fard and many other alias); before this mysterious man disappearance he told the Honorable Elijah Muhammad that his name was 'W.F. Muhammad'. He stressed to Elijah that he needed to master and answer the ‘Lessons’ nearly 100 percent correctly before move on to said ‘Lesson’ number 1 (we must study the 'Lessons' to show our self approved). Master Fard Muhammad required that the Honorable Elijah Muhammad to commit the 'Lessons' to memory, which was taught in the form of catechism (subsequently all Nation of Islam converts had to learn them in the same manner), because there would come a time that the Devil will take our 'Lessons' from us. Messenger Elijah Muhammad taught that Master Fard Muhammad came as a thief in the night (seeking that which was Lost, which was none other than the so-called American Negro and that Elijah was the first begotten of the dead) who made his presence known on July 4, 1930 in Detroit, Michigan and was a half-original man who was very light skinned and on the surface looked white and Caucasian.

Father Allah Clarence 13X started to question this half-original God who was being taught as having more theological validity than the original man. But in Father Allah’s mind Master Fard Muhammad’s genetic DNA and his lack of melanin content created doubt and suspicion relative to his higher god status because his ethnicity brought into question that he wasn’t a full original Asiatic Black man and this became the bases for Father Allah rationalizing his opposition to Master Fard Muhammad's Godhood status as it was presented in the Nation of Islam. Father Allah went directly to the 'lessons': Question: "Who is the Original Man: ANS: "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". 

Yet, in the teachings, it was taught that Master Fard Muhammad gave his racial and ethnic identity of being from Mecca, Saudi Arabia and was from the linage of the Quraish tribe of Prophet Muhammad Ibn Abdullah of 1,400 years ago. Fard Muhammad initially did not teach Elijah Muhammad Islam (he initially was given the name Elijah Karriem) but he placed high demands on teaching Elijah to internalize and commit the ‘Supreme Wisdom Lessons’ to memory. The "Lessons" in my opinion, took precedent over the teaching because they were rooted in the science of the Universal Intelligence. Elijah Muhammad has stated that Master Fard Muhammad taught him day and night for 3 1/2 years and he and the Master had an enjoining room and he got up late one night to peep through the key hold to see if Master Fard Muhammad was asleep—only to see Master Fard Muhammad peeping back at him.

Some historians have argued that it was two things that got Father Allah (Clarence 13X) excommunicated and kicked out of the Nation of Islam—his so-called blatant disrespect for the "Restrictive Laws of Islam", which was a set of rules established by the Honorable Elijah Muhammad that governed moral and ethical conduct of the believers who received their 'X' and became registered Muslims in Muhammad’s Holy Temple of Islam and the Nation of Islam. Minister Malcolm X was head of Temple # 7 (Harlem, New York) when Father Allah joined the Temple (Father Allah's wife actually joined the Temple before he did) and by all accounts Minister Malcolm X and Captain Yusuf Shah (Captain Joseph) were strict disciplinarians and governed the Temple in an authoritarian manner. Some have written and even living eyewitness testimonies have stated that Clarence 13X loved to gamble and consume alcohol, smoked cigarettes and marijuana, as well as chased women, which went against the Honorable Elijah Muhammad's strict code of conduct teachings. It was alleged that it was Minister Malcolm X who placed him in F-Class and suspended him for un-Islamic conduct.  

The Nation of Gods and Earths (Five Percent Nation) founded by Father Allah (Clarence 13X) who gave us the ‘120 Lessons’ as a tool to be used to go after the eighty-five percent (85%) those who were made blind, deaf and dumb to the knowledge of self.  And in my discourse, I strive to be Right and Exact with the understanding that all truth is based on mathematical reasoning and irrefutable logic that can be proven in no limit of time, then it begs to reason that all truthful knowledge is interconnected and interrelated (okay lets show and prove).

Fahim A. Knight-El Chief Researcher for KEEPING IT REAL THINK TANK located in DurhamNC; 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. Copyright © 1999 – 2014

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Friday, October 25, 2013

THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN: WAS NOT THE WORK OF HOUDINI OR MAY BE IT WAS

THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN: WAS NOT THE WORK OF HOUDINI OR MAY BE IT WAS

By Fahim A. Knight-El

Who was really behind the U.S. Government shutdown? This unceremonious event caused the U.S. economy to lose over 24 billion dollars during the so-called sixteen (16) day government shutdown. Will someone please tell me what sense does this make when here is a nation already strapped for cash and has become one of the leading debtor nations in the world; unless those in control had some covert manipulative scam in the inner workings, which has gone undetected by the masses and has yet to readily reveal itself relative to the unseen agenda. I suspect the same culprits who were behind the government shutdown, are the same ones behind inducing all past social phenomenon and will continuing having their hands in determining the future direction of humanity.

The Confederates in the U.S. Congress are bent on destroying America's first black president by any means necessary, even if it means, holding the American people hostage and if these good ole boys totally had their way, it would be easy to imagining them summoning federal and state troops and seizing the White House (imprisoning the sitting president and his cabinet) and declaring Texas, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama and may be even Ohio as the 'New U.S. Capitol'.  This is the type of vitriol and mean-spirited hatred that is running through the veins of some of these modern confederates who dresses up in dark business suits and neck ties (and is called senators and congresspersons). 

Yet, I do think when the government fails the people, as in the government shutdown case and did not act responsible towards the political and social interest of the American people then there should be a provision in the U.S. Constitution that gives the people the legal right to suffer no unwarranted tyrannical and oppressive actions by lawmakers who were intentionally being derelict in their duties to defend and protect the United States Constitution from foreign and domestic enemies (the actions of the U.S. Congress posed a clear and imminent danger to the overall stability of the people and the U.S. Government). I am not a legal or constitutional law expert, but perhaps some would argue that this type of language is already covered in the U.S. Constitution. The government shutdown should have been viewed as a breech and compromise of U.S. National Security, but these elected low-level operatives were allowed to just walk away from this economic disruption and the elected government officials led sabotage only became a sign of business as usual. Many of them continued to receiving their government salaries (taxpayer’s money) during the shutdown. I am all for the right to dissent and I believe that dissension brings about balance to governmental power and authority. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul and others, their dissention were racially motivated coupled by an attack on the poor and simanteously ensuring that the wealthy continues as the beneficiaries of our misery. This was nothing but a shrewd game of chess that has been rigged like some Las Vegas poker game and the winners have already been predetermined (the cheating is so sophisticated and high tech that it cannot be detect by the naked eye).  

Now, the conventional response to this type of derelict in political duty would be that our focus should be on organizing grassroots voter's mobilization strategies and devising tactics and establishing a real political movement in order to effectively bring about change. I am intentionally hinting at Third Party Politics which has always been stifled by the power of the two corporate political parties. What political strategies after this debacle do we have to alter the upcoming midterm elections and change the faces of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate? However, the two corporate parties wield so much power and influence in which I lost optimism in the voting process along time ago. I will continue to echo this, our vote don't mean a damn thing, it is just an exercise design to keep the masses pacified and believing that we have the influence to determining how we desire to see our democracy shaped by engaging in the electoral process (what an ideological sham) .

The true wealth holders of the United States and the globe, they do not cast ballots, but it is they who determine the outcomes of all influential elections and all big elections are won and lost in their financial and political interest. Voting has never been about the empowerment of the masses, it is only a symbolic illusion to give the impression to the U.S citizens of being a participatory democracy and government led by the people. I was taught in my eight grade civics course that this was what made our democracy unique, which set us apart from other forms of government. But it was because of my personal brainwashing and indoctrination (public education) that early on naively entrapped my thinking (it was design to make all of us robotic), it was drilled into me that Communism and Socialism as forms of government did not allow the people to openly disagree with the State (no doubt U.S. propaganda at its best—destroy young fashionable and impressionable minds from having the ability to ever become critical thinkers).

They trained us to believe that we so-called enjoyed a high level of freedoms and individual rights under our American system of democracy (capitalism has away of creating illusions and it confuses fact from fiction)) and it has always been easier for us to point out the oppression and atrocities that have taking place on distance lands and have difficulty coming to grips with our own oppression being carried out under the banner of democracy. Yet, since 9/11 the United States has become a totalitarian form of government (and a police state) and President Obama is equal to any Despot that has entered into recent world history.

The American people are steadily losing all of their civil liberties and we have become so dumb down that we are applauding the government and do not have a clue that this new level of heighten security has very little to do with domestic terrorism or global terrorism; this is well documented in Noam Chomsky work titled, "Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest For Global Dominance". The sun is just about to set on western society and her decline is inevitable. Obama has issued in a new form of imperialism, which in reality, is a continuation of George W. Bush's Foreign Policy agenda (Bush Doctrine)—either you are with us or against us—this is the ultimatum that Islamic and Developing Nations faces today in particular, those that disagrees with the U.S. present day political course and have the courage to express some type of independence and sovereignty such as Iran, Syria, North Korea, Cuba, Yemen and a few others are immediately demonized and isolated. Obama’s era should be called ‘Drone Diplomacy’ he is responsible for high level international assassinations, as well as using drones to reap havoc in the Middle East, Central Asia, and Africa, which has led to the killings of innocent people around the world.

But we have an even greater problem, which is some of our state governments and elected federal government officials have been hijacked by far rightwing Tea Party conservatives who are putting forth a reactionary political agenda.  Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) and his rightwing Tea Party Constituents are only convenient patsies put in place by the Hidden Hand to further carryout the agenda of the Rockefellers and the Rothchilds disguised in the name of being so-called good American patriots who are leading the charge for liberty and a decentralized Federal Government. The poor is not the enemy to the stability of the United States of America, but Paul knows the driving force of America’s economic instability are the international bankers (if he didn't know he could have just asked his father former Texas Congressman Ron Paul surely daddy Paul understands the Triangle of Deception), but these type pawns are about political self-interest and they are paid informants to keep the charade going. Gary Allen and Larry Abraham in their book titled, "None Dare Call it Conspiracy" the authors maintained that the Power Elite systematically apply pressure from the bottom and pressure from the top (interpreted to mean they control the militant radical thought as well as the conservative thought and everything else in-between).

Yet, Senator Paul's home state of Kentucky is one of the poorest states in the union (plagued with high unemployment and is simanteously a haven for Big Corporate Shelters and is an anti-workers union state) when it comes to per capita income. Why would the U.S. Congress, John Boehner and the Republican Party and President Barack Obama and the Democrats desire to see the 'havenots' even more destitute? The Wall Street Bankers never loses they often profit more during times of fear and panic—they have the power to summons the president and the Speaker of the House (often it is their lobbying money that has financed U.S. Congressional leaders and these puppets are mandated to hear and obey). The decisions they are mandated to make, are not about the feelings and emotions or interest of neither the voting electorate nor their loyal constituents—American politics is about money and the positioning of power. The two-party system functions from the same premise, which is to do nothing to interfere or impede the interest of the wealth holders; therefore the laws and rules are written to ensure wealth will continue to flow in their coffers uninterrupted. Perhaps many of you might even believe that the GOP and the Democratic Party are politically different and fail to understand that both parties only serve the interest of Fortune 500 companies and the Super Elite.

This is moving us closer to the final frontier in preparation for another Great Depression. How prepared are we to having to deal with food being rationed out, no running water and/or electricity, as well as the government declaring Martial Law? The government is broke and strap for cash (they must find ways to jettison useless human baggage and the poor has become expendable). The federal government doesn’t have the financial reserves it had just 50 years ago but the dismantling process started many years ago, I advise my readers to go back and read Alvin Tofflers book titled, “Creating a New Civilization: The Politics of the Third Wave”; corporate down sizing and corporate outsourcing were calculated business decisions in which the social scientist (at least the wise amongst them) knew early on that this trend would have a tremendous negative affect on the economic, political and social outcome on the future of the United States to remain a world economic superpower. This along with massive debt has rendered at least five unborn generations who will be plague with digging themselves out of a hold that was created for them by those who practice greed as a trade and was not concern with America’s future.  

This ultimately isn’t about who has the best fiscal plans (neither party has a real solution to solving the 17 trillion dollar national deficit—its greed that has brought the global economy to its knees that 1% who controls 99% of the world’s wealth is the most dangerous sector to the freedoms of all humanity. It is China that is keeping our government afloat in which we will never be able to fully pay the debt back and a total economic collapse of the United States economy is on the immediate horizon and is inevitable and at the same time they are steadily sensitizing the poor even more with their own poverty. They actually used the 9/11 hoax to steal massive national and international monetary reserves (huge amounts of gold and silver were never recovered) that were housed in underground vaults beneath the World Trade Center—Larry Silverstein and the Secret Cabal got off like fat rats in a cheese factory—Federal Reserve Bank of New York was a key player in this deception.  

The American people life styles since 2008 have depreciated. Some have this faint idea that these crisis are going to blow over and we are going to return to pre 2008 living standards, but many of us have not taking notice that we have economically digressed to almost substandard living conditions that will soon equal to what we (the working poor and the middle class) see in developing nations (or what Capitalist and bloodsuckers of the poor refer to as 'Third World' nations). We have allowed the Elitist and the Hidden Hand to move towards stripping us bone raw of the wither all to exist as human beings (life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness). They are now consistently passing on the debt to the poor by blaming the 'havenots' for America's economic woes and using our elected officials in congress as front men to dupe us into believing that President Obama and the Democratic Party are responsible for the escalating national deficit. Just ask yourself, who do we owe this astronomical debt?

This article was not written as an apologist and in defense of President Obama or to exonerate this operative because he too works in the interest of the Hidden Hand and is very much down with the duping. Most people are not familiar with the Bank For International Settlements (the mother of all Central Banks) located in Basel, Switzerland, which dictates how the global Central Banking systems functions and determine the value of the world currency, but most of all dictates the inflation index—they allow the U.S. Federal Reserve and the Bank of England to infuse the printing of worthless currency as a short term monetary solution to propping up their economies in which the Federal Reserve Chairman knows that this is not even a temporary fix, but it is this variables that will also fuel future wars and the stealing of defenseless nations resources (this is the real objective behind those that manipulates the global flow of money). The printing of worthless currency should be outlawed, it is this phenomenon that also feeds the necessity for the Military Industrial Complex. For example, Syria, Mali, Iraq, Egypt and Afghanistan are prime examples of this agenda—the entire African continent is in trouble in particular, as resources becomes more scarce weaker nations will become prime targets for exploitation by Eastern Powers and Western European Powers.

The European Common Market and the power of the Euro have lost value in Europe and around the world because similar to the United States Dollar it is driven not solely by global markets and/or how well commodities are performing, but wars/debt/famines are the primary social variables that impacts on the economic and financial projections of how the Euro performs. European nations in recent history have not created sustainable domestic and international trade surpluses in which could prohibited what we saw taking place the last few years in Greece—a European nation on the brink of economic collapse—this could have had a serious domino affect throughout the entire European region. This also includes European nations such as Italy, Spain, Portugal and Ireland.  

Alan Greenspan, the former Chairman of the Federal Reserve authored a monumental book titled, "Alan Greenspan: The Age of Turbulence" who was appointed to the Governors of the Federal Reserve by President Ronald Reagan in 1987 and served until 2006. Mr. Greenspan was one of the most brilliant 'Money Changers' of the 20th century; yet I was taking aback after spending a few weeks reading a 531 page book written by this global economist guru in which he did not dedicate one paragraph to explaining how the Central Banking system function. I read the book because I was in search of some inside information relative to international banking and the Federal Reserve System. How much money is enough money?

Fahim A. Knight-El Chief Researcher for KEEPING IT REAL THINK TANK (http://fahimknightsworld.blogspot.com/2013/10/the-government-shutdown-was-not-work-of.html) 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