Monday, January 12, 2015

KEMET WAS NUBIAN: RECLAIMING THE STOLEN LEGACY


KEMET WAS NUBIAN: RECLAIMING THE STOLEN LEGACY

 By Fahim A. Knight-El

The European Jews were some of the first enlightened Caucasians who came out from near the borders of Turkey and Eastern Europe this was their geographical origination. Europe was steeped in the Dark Ages and it is well documented that as early as the 8th Century the Moors had an advance civilization of scientist, engineers, doctors, architects, cartographers, maritime scientist, builders, etc. Thus, these black Nubians left North Africa under the Moorish General Tarik Ibn Zaid and went to the Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal) advancing civilization to Cordova, Grenada, Seville, Barcelona, Madrid, Toledo, etc., even to this very day when you visit Spain you still could see the architecture affects that the Moors had on European society (they ruled Spain for over 700 years); reference an old great book titled, "A Guide to Studies in African History" authored by Willis N. Huggins and John G. Jackson which records and validates these truths.

The Europeans came out of the Dark Ages in the 14th Century with a period known in world civilization called the Renaissance (translate to mean re-birth) where Caucasians had stolen and confiscated the massive libraries and books left behind by a defeated Moorish Army and the Spanish pushed these Nubian warriors back into North Africa and simanteously exploited the Moorish libraries of all the ancient knowledge that was left behind—this is what led to Europe’s re-enlightenment. This coming in contact with gamut of Moorish knowledge and various expertise further led to European societies coming out of the Dark Ages and has led to them ruling the world for over the last 600 years. For example, I remember as a child in grammar school we use to sing that "in 1492 Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue" (they did not teach us that Columbus was a mass murder responsible for genocide, rape, murder, and land theft of the indigenous people--they further lied by teaching us that he discovered America when in fact the original indigenous people were here at least 16,000 years before his expeditions. Columbus could have just ventured a little further into Central America and the evidence of the Olmec heads and the pyramids of Central America, which stand in direct resembles to those ancient edifices found in Kemet, that was erected by the Nubians over 15,000 years ago and this would have give even more evidence that Africans had ventured into the Americas long before the European expeditions. They also did not tell us that Columbus and Spain were using maps and voyage maritime instruments created by Nubian Moors during his expeditions, these denials or historical negations were intentionally meant to give us a Eurocentric perspective on civilization. So the great artists such as Leonardo Da Vinci and Michael Angelo begin to inspire the world, but they too had access to Moorish artistic styles and master pieces. Also, great European thinkers such as Sir Isaac Newton, Copernicus, Rene Descartes and later French experienced the "Age of Enlightenment'.

We know that Islam begin to spread from the Arabian Peninsula after the death of Prophet Muhammad Ibn Abdullah (570 A.D.-632 A.D.) and it would have been through the linage of Ali Ibn Abi Talib (the adopted son and cousin of Prophet Muhammad), which he represented the fourth Caliphate in Islam and is considered the only true successor to Prophet Muhammad according to the teachings of Shia Islam (Sunni Islam disagrees with this theological perspective). However, it would be through his linage from Hussein and Hassan that Islam begin to spread outside of the Arabian Peninsula. Contrary to western scholars advocating that Islam spread to Africa and other parts of the world was based on the sword of Prophet Muhammad (mere fabrication) and historical lies. Islam spread through trade, commerce and of course Islamic missionaries initially were more responsible for Islam's growth more so than war and it would be from proselytizing Islamic missionaries that the religion spread throughout North Africa in what is called the Maghreb region (the only thing that separates Africa from the so-called Middle East is the man made ditch called the Suez Canal). Some scholars believe that the geographical region of the North African nation of Morocco is where the original Moors originated and these were considered the darker skinned inhabitants who differed in ethnicity from the Berbers and the Arabs and had more of an ethnic and racial kinship to the so-called Sub-Sahara Africans who were more Nubian in ethnicity (dark skinned, broad noses and thick lips). (Reference: Edward W. Byden; Christianity, Islam and the Negro Race”).

Also, it is believed that the original people who inhabited Arabia in particular, Yemen and Oman were people closely related to the Ethiopians and were black skinned. Now, Dr. Wesley Muhammad in his book titled, "Black Arabia and the African Origin of Islam" examines and explores that Arabia was a black land prior to Semitic and Caucasian invasions which led to racial miscegenation (the present Arabs are Johnny come lately imposters). Also, Chancellor Williams deals with this issue in his book titled, "Destruction of Black Civilization: Great Issues of Race from 4500 B.C. to 2000 A.D." and Drusilla Dunjee Houston in her book titled, "The Wonderful Ethiopians of the Ancient Cushite Empires," which verifies the expansiveness of the Nubian empires and records how Blacks/Nubians became displaced based on lighter skinned imposters pushing them southward. If we limited our scope of the Moors just to that little geographical region of North Africa called Morocco than we limited the Nubian connection of the Moors that predated the religion of Islam and one must understand that Islam was the religion and Islamic Muslims conquered and colonized the nation of Morocco (but like Christianity, Islam to was an occupying force in Africa). Some historians would want us to believe that it was the Moors conversion to Islam that led to their enlightenment in science, philosophy, maritime science, military warfare, architecture, engineering, medicine, etc., in which the General Tarik Ibn Zaid in the 8th Century took culture and enlightenment to Spain—Seville, Cordoba, Barcelona, Madrid and the Moors had conquered European territories up to the borders of southern France; Reference:  "The Story of the Moors in Spain" by Stanley Lane-Poole and IvanVan Sertima book titled, "Golden Age of the Moor." 


Moreover, Greece and Rome would not have a foundation to stand upon, if they had not borrowed or stolen the physical and metaphysical sciences from Egypt (Dr. George G.M. James reminded us of this in his book titled, "Stolen Legacy"). The entire European continent owes a debt of gratitude to the original people of the earth and the legitimate contributions that Africans have made to humanity are still overshadowed by white supremacy. White pseudo intellectuals who refer to themselves as Egyptologist, historians, archeologist, scientist, etc., are some of the main culprits for the continued perpetuation of scholarly racism. Thus, not only have they done black people a disservice, but all of humanity when it comes to properly interpreting the ancient Nubian Kemetic civilizations and the greatness of the Nile Valley Civilizations. They would rather credit some outer space aliens as opposed to admitting that the majority of the Kemetic dynastic periods and the culture phenomenon and the scientific enlightenment were led and inspired by Nubians.

For example, the five main orders of Western architecture prototypes (Tuscan, Ionic, Composite, Corinthian, and Doric) that have been assigned to Greece and Rome these schools of scientific thought only represented a small portion of the magnificent and greatness of those Nubians who were considered the master builders of civilization. It has been proven that these European orders of architecture and scientific schools of thoughts were rooted in much older civilizations such as Kemet (Egypt)—this is what they never told us in the classroom and without Kemetic contribution to the science of architecture then Freemasonry and other secret societies would have a hard time existing (the science of Operative and Speculative Masonry had its origins in Egypt). I think architecture as a science that is correlated to the theories of scales—tied to mathematical equations (which can be counted and measured) often serves as a time indicator of determining the relics of ancient and modern societies, which will eventually tell us a lot about the people's culture and life styles who inhabited particular geographical lands and territories whether it be during the Paleolithic or Neolithic periods (no other ancient society or modern society stand in comparison to the culture greatness of Kemet). Peoples' architecture gives us clues to answering the who, what, were when, how and why questions, which aids scientist and social scientist in their quest to uncover the truth relative to people's present and past existence—places and dates (this tells us a lot about the people who lived and walked this earth before us). Archeologist and paleontologist have been the premiere CSI forerunners for centuries using their expertise to uncover and date societies based on their findings (although many of the Western scholars have been less objective in this area because of racism).

I also think that scholars like Cheikh Anta Diop, John G. Jackson, George G.M. James, Dr. Yosef Ben Jochannan and Anthony Browder works further reminds us that African contributions to the science of modern architecture is probably still one of the most under studied disciplines. Western scholars refuse to accept that those who had mastered these various building sciences were in Kemet (Egypt) and the root causes of these denials was because African centered scholars have maintained for decades that Egypt was Black and Nubian and this has always gone contrary to the Eurocentric worldview and is the foremost point of contention

The science of spirituality, mathematics, Zodiac, symbolism, physics, astrology, metaphysics, hydraulics, civil engineering, philosophy and establishment of the Kemetic Mystery System, which took rituals, rites, relics and sacraments to another level have withstood the test of time (the proof of this greatness can be seen in the Eighth Wonder of the world known as the pyramids and Ra Un Nefer Amen in the "Metu Neter" gives us a glimpse into mystical science of these metaphysical giants). And to put it quite bluntly, white supremacy has always negatively affected western based intellectual research; with the objective of denying Africans any worthwhile contributions to civilization, which has always been their main priority because they believed that Africa was the dark continent and made no worthwhile contribution to humanity. The definition of culture has to become more expansive in its intent to define or redefine global culture, which has transitioned beyond the concept of learned behavior, because even I have always had more of a sociological view of culture. But the definition must be extended to revolve around an inclusiveness of the collective consciousness of a people who are forever evolving along side an eternal timeline that will always be as constant as change itself (this is rooted in the evolutionary process of humanity as biological beings).

I maintain that where most teachers fail in the classroom is they often do not know how to connect to the students and keep the students interest high (this is the most challenging area along with maintaining discipline and promoting high standards). Students today are very smart and observant in which they can feel if a teacher or professor is just going through the motions and lack true interest in them as human beings, students and budding intellectuals. So the subject matter has to always be interesting and thought provoking and delivered with the utmost passion (the objective here is maintaining interest and promoting critical thinking). We have to make them believe in themselves and in turn they would go into a fire with a gasoline jacket on because they believe that much in you as a teacher, mentor and for many a father away from home. We as teachers have to create a high level of excitement for learning in them.

I would always start with introducing them to the knowledge of self and build on the importance of learning our history and culture (students of African descent in particular have to see themselves as a subject rather than an object), as well as linking our history to the story of civilization and world history. There are some books that comes to my mind, John G. Jackson work titled, "Introduction to African Civilizations" and Dr. Maulana Karenga book titled, "Introduction to Black Studies"; Cheikh Anta Diop books titled, "African Civilization: Myth or Reality" and his book titled, "Civilization or Barbarism: An Authentic Anthropology"; Chancellor Williams book titled, "Destruction of Black Civilization"; Anthony Browder "Nile Valley Contribution to Civilizations". I also like a small book written by John Henrik Clarke titled, "Christopher Columbus and the African Holocaust" and "Africans at the Crossroads: African World Revolution"; J.C. deGraft-Johnson book titled, "African Glory: The Story of Vanished Negro Civilizations"; Chinweizu book titled, "The West and the Rest of Us: White Predators Black Slavers and the African Elite".

They have always systematically used white academia and even black academia to support their scholarship and their unfound racist contentions. For example, I can remember in the early 1990s when the concept of Afrocentricism was gaining intellectual and academic momentum and blacks were once again getting excited about their culture and heritage and the enemy hired and put a vast amount of resources behind the Wellesley College Professor Dr. Mary Lefkowitz  to so-called write the antithesis to "Afrocentricity", which was popularized by Dr. Molefi Asante. She authored a book titled, "Not Out of Africa: How "Afrocentrism" Became An Excuse To Teach Myth As History” (she had one mission an all out assault to discredited and disprove Africa's contributions to world civilization). Her quasi racist cohort Martin Bernal who authored the book titled, "Black Athena: The Afroasiatic Roots of Classical Civilization (The Fabrication of Ancient Greece 1785-1985") was equally toxic. They essentially used Lefkowitz to counter her cross campus colleague at Wellesley College Dr. Tony Martin (he somehow became the public face of all that was wrong with Afrocentricity) and would come under tremendous scrutiny and pressure from some powerful Jews and Jewish organizations who accused Martin of anti-Semitism. Martin was initially being condemned by Jewish intellectuals and Jewish activist for using inside his classroom as part of the supplementary readings the well controversial book published by the Nation of Islam Research Department titled, "The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews".

Dr. Martin was perhaps one of the premier scholars on the life and times of the black nationalist and Pan-Africanist leader Marcus Garvey, thus, authoring the definitive books titled, "Race First: the Ideological and Organizational Struggles of Marcus Garvey and the Universal Negro Improvement Association" and Garvey, Black Arts and the Harlem Renaissance, and the classic study of the Garvey Movement”His allege coziness with Minister Louis Farrakhan (leader of the Nation of Islam) created a controversial storm throughout American academia in the 1990s and it led to a rift between African Americans and Jews which propelled historical suspiciousness and a battle was ensued between Jews and African centered scholars (this also included Nation of Islam). Dr. Leonard Jeffries, a New York based professor had given a prior speech at Empire State Black Arts and Cultural Festival in Albany, New York in 1991 and this sort of became the fuel that lit the fire between Afrocentrist and Jews. But it would eventually fester with a speech that Farrakhan's national spokesman Dr. Khallid Abdul Muhammad on November 29, 1993 delivered on the campus of Kean College in Union, New Jersey that spewed even more controversy and charges of anti-Semitism were being waged by the mass media against the Nation of Islam and African Centered scholars bringing into question their credibility and of course many in the black community rejected some of these accusations (this further placed a strain on black/Jewish relations). Dr. Martin would publish his own book titled, "Jewish Onslaught: Despatches from the Wellesley Battlefront," chronicling his side of the story and refuting the accusations of anti-Semitism.    

It would be Dr. Mary Lefkowitz who single handedly challenged the historical and racial findings ascribed by Dr. Cheikh Anta Diop and Dr. John Henrik Clarke and other African centered scholars in particular, putting forth the intellectual ideas that Egypt was black and Nubian, moreover, Lefkowitz maintain that this was a mere historical exaggeration and that the ancient Egyptians were Caucasoid and at best Semitic Mediterranean (whatever the hell that meant). Dr. Lefkowitz even accused the Africancentered scholars of putting forth shoddy research that was myth based and mediocrity at best and below true scholarly research required on the academic level relative to acceptability (that could stand up to peer review). I am of the opinion, that Black scholarship has often been more empirical and scientific than white scholars relative to meeting the research standards of being rigorously investigative in which the outcomes can be counted and measured in the realm of presenting objective data. 

Yet, African American scholars who are well published and constantly receive respectable peer reviews for their scholarship by internal and external experts of their discipline often find no reprieve in the world of white academia, thus, they are constantly shun (often denied) when it comes to tenure and upper mobility, because of the systemic practices of racism that takes place on predominately white colleges and university campuses (Derrick Bell "Faces at the Bottom of the Well). We may have all the academic qualifications and an outstanding credentials and it has been proven that in the case of black intellectual, it often does not matter because the historical stereotypes are rooted in the belief that blacks are inferior (Charles Murray "Bell Curve" and Shockley and Jensen)—there are no exceptions to this rule and highly trained black professors are often placed on a slower track towards tenure than their white counterparts (Cornel West; "Race Matters").  

The solution to this argument is rooted in an old paradigm in which Booker T. Washington, Marcus Garvey, Bishop McNeil Turner, Richard Allen, Elijah Muhammad, Noble Drew Ali, etc., addressed over one hundred (100) years ago (get up and do something for yourselves). We have the responsibility to build our own institutions and not look to be a modern slave on white folk academic campuses; the said leaders created a template and we do not have to reinvent the wheel. I think black scholars’ dissatisfaction should force our black intellectuals to revisit the solutions offered by their black predecessors and begin to build black institutions in order to move the next generation of African people to another level.

Lastly, Lefkowitz book was an all out assault on all of the legitimate research that African Centered and black scholars had done relative to this time period; now, we know that much of this Western academic propaganda was dealt with by Marimba Ani her book titled, "Yurugu: An African-Centered Critique of European Cultural Thought and Behavior". Our revolutionary scholars have left little doubt and little room to argue that Greece and Rome are surely indebted to ancient Kemet when it comes to knowledge and enlightenment and, perhaps one day all truth would be determined by objective empiricism and not by intellectually racism. I know some of our revolutionary scholars such as Ashra Kwesi (Egyptologist, historian, archaeologist, etc.) and in particular, Anthony Browder has written about some of these things in his book titled, "Nile Valley Contributions To Civilization" but African centered scholars and historians thoughts and research were refreshing and it sort of evoked new life to old concepts that we have been debating with Western Scholars for a very long time and no doubt we are standing on the shoulders of some heavy weights such as Diop, Sertima, Wilson, Hilliard, Jochannan, Clarke, J.A. Rogers, etc.

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

Monday, January 5, 2015

HANDS UP, DON'T SHOOT!!! THE BLACK MAN CANNOT BREATHE IN AMERICA


HANDS UP, DON'T SHOOT!!! THE BLACK MAN CANNOT BREATHE IN AMERICA

Fahim A. Knight-El

I think everyone that have read my blogs know that I have been on a crusade all of my adult life fighting racism and white supremacy and I will continue until the Creator takes me off this earth. I have marched and protested in my city with whites, blacks, Jews and Latinos against the recent injustice of police brutality that have resulted in the death of Michael Brown, Jr., and Eric Garner—white police law enforcement officers using excessive force against unarmed black men (this much is not new, but what is new, is the level of attention these recent cases are garnering). Many of these young white allies have a moral conscious and they too are starting to see that the police injustice taking place against unarmed black men is wrong and reprehensible. Many of them were born way after the 1960s and 1970s and are not tied to the past segregation history of their parents and grandparents—they see the human race over the racist stereotypes that have been so pervasive throughout America's history and are more concern about fighting injustice, and find it necessary to stand up against imperialism and oppression along side people of color. I as a Pan-Africanist and black nationalist welcomed forging alliances with other progressive people, groups and organizations. I have told many of them to use their white privilege to help us to alter social change in America and bring this issue even more to center stage. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once stated: "we have come to dramatize an appalling condition."       

What you are witnessing in Ferguson and throughout the country is historical—the marches and rallies are a sign of what is to come and it symbolizes the dissatisfaction that exist inside the United States of America (eventually these type rallies and demonstrations will move us closer to the reality of Martial Law). Now, I remember just a few years ago with the 'election' of President Barack Obama, the deceptive talking heads were conversing about how the United States had transitioned into a post-racial era and the past black civil rights leaders and their messages had become obsolete (the minute this Negro was elected president white citizens went on a frenzy buying up weapons and ammunition). I think based on the social climate the last six years historians and social scientist would have to rethink the entire post racial era so-called associated with Obama being the first black man elected to the office of U.S. president and somehow this political phenomenon was suppose to usher in a ‘new America’ free of bigotry, racism, discrimination, racial stereotypes, etc.. Yet, it appears hate crimes and racial tension has heighten since Obama was elected president and I think the Travon Martin case and George Zimmerman being exonerated from murder or any other criminal wrongdoing further heighten the racial divide. 

These two cases (Brown and Garner) and many more like them throughout American history where outright murder had taken place and yet both grand juries found no true bill to indict these Gestapo Nazi mentality police officers because the courts and the prosecutors also do not value black life. The entire criminal justice system when it comes to people of color is a sham and we really should not expect justice from this rogue nation (the criminal justice system is rooted in sustaining the Prison Industrial Complex). How in the hell can these police departments investigate themselves and arrive at impartial findings? I applaud the black people of Ferguson for fighting back by any means necessary and demanding justice for Michael Brown and bringing national and international attention to the overwhelming incidents of black men being killed by white police officers.

Yes, they disrupted the 'normalcy' of Ferguson by taking the fight to the streets and demanding justice and I applaud them for their wiliness to sacrifice their lives for justice and I had to tell one Uncle Tom to get the hell out of my face—desiring to soften the blow of the perpetrators and was really trying to impose his fears on to me by attempting to deducing the rebellion down to looting and rioting. I proceeded to telling him that as an ex-slave in America; he himself and our ancestors were victims of one of the greatest looters and rioters on the planet earth. We did not arrive to these shores on Nina, Pinta nor Santa Maria but in hulls of slave ship piloted by lawless criminals and robber barons. They are not in a moral position to judge my people and lieu of the 310 years of injustice inflicted upon the so-called American Negro. I have no tolerance for Toms.

Blacks in Ferguson relative to our fight for social justice is a new paradigm—they were not interested in listening and taking their marching orders from the traditional Negro leadership and it was evident that the civil rights leaders could not control the level of defiance being embodied by these young warriors (the Sharptons, Jackson, Obama, Farrakhan, Malik Zulu Shabazz, etc.) this new generation perhaps has become a template for resistance movements throughout country—in Berkley, New York, Washington, DC, Oakland, Chicago, Boston in Ferguson were not interested in allowing these old-guard leadership to direct them and control their temperament. These were young people who had reached the stage of what Fannie Lou Hamer talked about, which was being tired of being sick and tired; the white man often tries to co-opt and pacify black rage by sending one and/or a bunch of their control Negro preachers—talking about prayer and watering down the message of black people by soften our dissatisfaction with oppression and the enemy uses them to keep us focus on that mystery God and quick to appeal to our fears.

Some of our so-called black leaders have been on the FBI payroll for a very long time and have been working as agent provocateurs inside top level civil rights organizations (it was government agents that led to the assassinations of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, Mark Clarke, Fred Hampton, Alprentice Bunchy Carter, John Huggins and led to long term incarcerations of militant black activist in which many still remain in U.S. prisons since the early 1970s as political prisoners. Mumia Abu Jamal, a former Philadelphia Chapter Black Panther member has been on death row for over two decades ("Live From Death Row") and Assata Shakur has lived in exile in Cuba for over three decades—black activist who were targets of the United States Government under J. Edgar Hoover former F.B.I director the mastermind of Cointelpro (counter intelligence program) had a plan to disrupt and neutralize black leaders and black organizations in order to prevent the rise of a black Messiah. 

The likes of Al Sharpton (FBI snitch) and Jesse Jackson use these high profile issues and cases to promote their own agenda. I was recently talking to a brother about the Eric Garner and the Michael Brown cases and he said something very interesting to me, which was, why would our aggrieved black defendants keep on hiring Attorney Benjamin Crump as your defense attorney and he has not successfully defended any of the high profile police brutality cases (he said this defies legal logic)? However, Crump is Reverend Al Sharpton go to guy—civil rights business partner and they use our suffering and pain to generate business in the name of fighting and defending our civil rights. These race hustlers are very proficient at given grandeur speeches and doing nothing to truly organize black people. They leave these various cities on to the next high profile incident to get another pay check or lump sum of money that is generated as love offerings (http://nypost.com/2015/01/04/how-sharpton-gets-paid-to-not-cry-racism-at-corporations/).  

Then as we proceeded in the conversation, I do not know if he clearly understood that there were different levels of hustlers and bottom feeders who masquerade themselves around as the black problem solvers and even white folk start referring to them as 'leader' and 'spokespersons' over so-called black America. But they also know that these type leaders are under their influence and control because of their love for money, upscale automobiles, fine clothes, jewelry, flying in private jets or commercial first class, partaking in gourmet cuisines, lodging in five star hotels, etc. and earning six figure incomes (this is provided to them in order to keep them serving two masters and keep them enticed to a false elitist status and petti-Bourgeoisie status). They are not really concern about solving the problem because these social issues keep them out front of the cameras and it ultimately enhance their status (and it promotes their brand) and they use the black masses into believing that they are fighting for our collective justice when in fact these cats are about getting paid. They conveniently use the image and likeness of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and even promote themselves as heir apparent to this great Civil Rights icon. Trust me King probably is turn over in his grave. Let me be clear, I do not pray to the same God or Jesus they pray to because I will never compromise our struggle by siding with the enemy; they have always used the Negro preacher and the Black Bourgeoisie against the legitimate aspirations of black people (Minister Malcolm X called them House Negroes). I have always been more interested in what the field Negro has to say.

Both cases had clear evidence that there were some wrongdoing on the side of the police and yet no formal charges were brought against either officer. And in New York the prosecutors had already struck a deal with the other officers involved in Garners' death which was to grant them immunity for their testimonies—all prison and jail time were taking off the table (an indication that Justice is not blind). Perhaps many of you also do not know that local police departments since 9-11 have become tactical militarized units and have a mindset to always think deadly force first. The United States Government has allowed for them to acquire some of the same military equipment and technology they use in Iraq and Afghanistan to be brought to use in urban America.

Thus, after witnessing the chokehold and strangulation of Eric Garner and his plea with officers that he could not breathe (thirteen times stating that he could not breathe) and this was captured on video, and they desire to tell us that we did not see what we thought we saw because Garner was resistance arrest. Really!!!!!! Then our Uncle Tom Negro president immediately started advocating the need to arm U.S. police departments with body cameras (my mind shifted to what big defense or technology company that he is trying to secure these contracts and what would be his financial cut upon leaving office; surely he is positioning himself more than likely for the future to make millions of dollars as a consultant). There was a camera that caught clear footage of police murdering an innocent black man (but as of this writing it has served to no avail). But they use the controlled pawn talking heads to create doubt and even try to convince us that we did not see what we thought we saw (the power and influence of the propaganda machines). This same tactic was used in the early 1990s when the Los Angles Police Department savagely beat Rodney King and yet tried to convince us that King was resisting arrest. If there is no justice then there should be no peace and we have a duty to disrupt the political, economic and social systems through civil disobedience and demand justice.

Malcolm X stated: "You don't have a peaceful revolution. You don't have a turn-the-other-cheek revolution. There's no such thing as a nonviolent revolution. The only kind of revolution that's nonviolent is the Negro revolution. The only revolution based on loving your enemy is the Negro revolution. ... Revolution is bloody, revolution is hostile, revolution knows no compromise, revolution overturns and destroys everything that gets in its way. And you, sitting around here like a knot on the wall, saying, "I'm going to love these folks no matter how much they hate me." No, you need a revolution. Whoever heard of a revolution where they lock arms, singing "We Shall Overcome"? You don't do that in a revolution. You don't do any singing, you're too busy swinging. It's based on land. A revolutionary wants land so he can set up his own nation, an independent nation. These Negroes aren't asking for any nation—they're trying to crawl back on the plantation.”

The U.S. judicial system and the criminal justice system are corrupt to the core. I refuse to use the term riot in particular in describing what my people did in Ferguson, Missouri—described as looting and rioting. H. Rap Brown (Imam Jamil Abdullah El-Amin) who is presently serving a life sentence in federal prison for allegedly murdering a police officer in Atlanta, Georgia, but his conviction was a mere extension of Cointelpro. The FBI and the CIA continued to monitor black nationalist revolutionaries long after the 1960s and 1970s because their mindset posed and eminent danger to the status quo—thus, government surveillance and monitoring have always been ongoing. Rap Brown described our people protest of the 1960s not as the "1967 Riots" but called our resistance to police brutality and American injustice as an outright rebellion (Nat Turner, David Walker, Harriet Tubman, Toussaint L Overture, etc., created rebellions).

I am questioning who is behind the recent killings and violence so-called aimed at law enforcement since these recent high profile cases of Michael Brown and Eric Garner because I do not trust the government. This could be a police orchestrated diversionary tactic to shift and change the momentum of the movement and weaken the people's cries for justice and move the focus off thousands of black men who have been killed and injured by racist police officers and use propaganda to shift the sympathy towards the perpetrators. This is not to suggest that I am not sympathetic to the families of the fallen officers in New York and other cities where police has been attacked in discriminately. However, it is not beyond the police department to use various tactics and strategies to alter the mood and direction of progressive movements—they were masters of such political and social manipulation during the 1960s and 1970s in particular, when Black Power was peaking and the likes of Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale of the Black Panther Party and the Black Liberation Army and when Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee was radicalized under Stokley Carmichael (Kwame Ture) and H. Rap Brown (Imam Jamil Abdullah El-Amin) were coming of age.

Hoover and the United States Government used a gamut of dirty tricks to incite and disrupt the movement. They used agents and paid informants to disrupt the positive internal workings of black organizations. Minister Malcolm X (El-Hajj Malik Shabazz) in a speech titled, "Message to the Grassroots" stated, What you and I need to do is learn to forget our differences. When we come together, we don't come together as Baptists or Methodists. You don't catch hell because you're a Baptist, and you don't catch hell because you're a Methodist. You don't catch hell 'cause you're a Methodist or Baptist. You don't catch hell because you're a Democrat or a Republican. You don't catch hell because you're a Mason or an Elk, and you sure don't catch hell because you're an American; because if you were an American, you wouldn't catch hell. You catch hell because you're a Black man. You catch hell, all of us catch hell, for the same reason. " 

No justice, No peace and the movement has to eventually lead to economic boycotts, and as one of the biggest consumer demographics in the United States—we have tremendous power. But you have not heard Sharpton or Jackson talk about boycott and using our massive spending and purchasing power to alter the economic system; I wonder why?. We can march and protest all day, but until we impact America's economic system, we are really just spinning our wheels. The powers-that-be and the status quo only respects those who have the power to affect their bottom line. The mass mobilizations have to transition into discussions about leveraging our money and winning civil rights and justice on the economic playing field.  

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    
 

Monday, August 11, 2014

THE PROBLEM AND THE SOLUTION

                                     THE PROBLEM AND THE SOLUTION

By Fahim A. Knight-El,

We must be willing to change our thinking, which ultimately gives us, the potential of changing our present course in the scheme of future human history as so-called African Americans and/or people of African descent (who are an unjustly ridiculed and despised people). I read a very insightful book, that was first published in 1994, it was referred to me by a personal friend named Daniel Brown; the book no doubt, was eye awakened. So I am going start this cyberspace classroom discussion off by given a brief review and perspective on a book titled, “Tribes: How Race, Religion and Identity Determine Success in the New Global Economy” authored by Joel Kotkin.  The author explores the cultural dynamics of the Chinese, Japanese, British, Indians, Jews, etc., (and other ethnic and racial groups who have maintained a cultural dominance and a significant global presences wherever they have landed on the planet). And how these groups of people have used their collective culture to create external homogenous societies and although, living outside of their native countries and territories, as they have migrated to different parts of the world, they have remained unified. Their neo-geographical reality, has starling similarities to the ‘old country’ in which their culture is seen as the basis to empowering them, as they seek economic and social mobility living in Diaspora lands—but relying on native culture models to create a unified cohesiveness allowing them to assimilate the type of foods, diets and cuisines, etc., that were associated in their native countries (the enculturation process as a social phenomenon has had minimum affect in altering the customs of these people that Kotkin explores in the book). The author Kotkin, even writes about how these nomadic ethnic and racial groups continue to embrace their religious traditions, thus, again always looking for ways to maintain culture normalcy (evolving around subculture tenets) along with group cohesiveness.

I know that African-Americans have a unique historical experience of being robbed and denied of their humanity for 310 years, which constituted being kidnapped from Africa, that destroyed their rights to their native lands, stripped of their native languages, robbed of their surnames, forced to embrace the Christian religion of their slave masters and perpetrators, denied the right to embrace their African culture, and mores' in which no other people on the earth have experienced this level of dehumanization (this was the greatest crime ever committed against humanity). However, the above “Tribes” that Kotkin refers to have become a global village wherever their migration have taken them on the planet because of understanding the power of rallying around their culture and heritage—this alone has created a close knit kinship with other tribesmen who shares a common ethnicity and a common nationality in spite of geographical location; using their commonality to build a real sense of community and ethnic solidarity in foreign countries.

I am not optimistic that enslaved people of African descent will ever be able overcome their collective devastation and recuperate their culture, because of the lasting affect of the brainwashing process and the past brutality of Chattel Slavery (1555-1865). White Supremacy was a ruthless system of control; it has even affected the DNA of our unborn linage and many of them exit the womb of the black Goddess of the Universe with a slave mentality; the evidence of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome still lingers three centuries later in the black community and has produced an everlasting psychosis (we must call on the ancestors to help us overcome our present day predicament). Tom Burrell gives us an intellectual start with his monumental book titled, "Brainwashing: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority". There is no simple answer to our political, economic and social crisis, but I must say, it is imperative, that we commit ourselves to a real study process (rooted in discovering the knowledge of self as the first step to rediscovering our historical and culture identity); and we must possess an inter quest to do the research, in particular having a willingness to research ideas that are outside of Western academia, as well as having an openness to embrace unconventional knowledge.

But what I teach, allows you to thaw out and hopefully come alive and awakened in your minds—I  humble myself in saying this; what I have learned over the years did not occur by osmosis or by some magical Houdini act nor in a college or university setting, but to reach a certain intellectual and knowledge plateau required many hours of reading and researching, as well as allowing myself to be in spaces that were conducive to learning (traveling, libraries, museums, book stores, engaging in Internet forums and being involved in conscious centered study groups) where knowledge was being taught; as well as sitting down and listening to elders (Babas and Master Teachers) and internalizing their life wisdom. I also have literally spent thousands of dollars on books and built my library from scratch by far the most valuable treasure in my home—yes I still have physical books and as much as I have embraced the new technology of publishing and writing—trust me there is nothing like physically touching and reading a book, it has a sense of sacredness—sorry E-Books and Kindles are just not the same thing for me as a book. (Bob Nesta Marley: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tg97JiBn1kE).

Many so-called African American brothers and sisters often tells me that they cannot afford spending money on books and knowledge (but here is the contradiction; blacks as a demographic we spend huge amounts of money on tobacco and alcohol— we are the number one consumers of death). Yet, we had a Gross Domestic Product (GNP) of over 1.2 trillion dollars last year relative to purchasing power, which means, if we were a sovereign and independent nation of people, we would have the 13th largest economy in the world (no excuse for our poorness, we have money). However, we have been systematically reduced to consumers—look at most of our big money athletes and entertainers, they are foolish with their money and earnings and this is why the black community looks like a ghost town with very little black owned businesses (Reference: Jawanza Kunjufu; "Black Economics: Solutions for Economic and Community Empowerment"). We have failed to get up and do something for ourselves like other civilized people—and this is why I loved Booker T. Washington, Father Divine, Daddy Grace, Marcus Garvey and Elijah Muhammad—they  taught the importance of thriftiness and economic enterprise. The best analysis of of understanding our wealth and our economic forecast was authored by Claud Anderson in his book titled, "Black, Labor White Wealth: The Search for Power and Economic Justice" and in his other book titled, "Powernomics: The National Plan to Empower Black America."

Who are the agents, bankers, lawyers, financial planners, (the money changers), etc., of our athletes and entertainers? Surely, they often do not look like you and I. And we are praising these fools such as Jay-Z, Beyonce, Russell Simmons, P. Diddy,  5Oth Cent, Kevin Hart, Charlie Wilson, Denzel Washington, LeBron James, Master-P, Kanye West, Kevin Durant, Robert Griffin III, Floyd Mayweather, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jordan, Tyler Perry, etc., (all of them are slaves and are controlled by outsiders) and even Irvin 'Magic' Johnson who has proven himself to have much better business savvy than the average athlete and has stood out as a formidable entrepreneur—he  too takes his marching orders from those much higher up on the money chain than himself.  But even his personal success doesn't really trickle down to collective group success (he and they still have to answer to master and boss). Many of them have never heard of Reginald F. Lewis, a self-made millionaire whose life story is documented in an autobiography titled, "Why Should White Guys Have All the Fun? How Reginald Lewis Created a Billion-Dollar Business Empire" one of bright lights out of Baltimore, Maryland. Also reference George C. Fraser book titled, “Success Runs in Our Race: The Ten Best Business Opportunities For Blacks in America” and another good source is Napoleon Hill’s monumental book titled, “Think and Grow Rich”.  

The majority of our black entertainers and black athletes have no political or social conscious, they do not claim to be followers of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X (El- Hajj Malik Shabazz) and they definitely are not willing to sacrifice anything—their instant celebrity success immediately causes many of them to detach themselves from their own people. They often take an apolitical position, while their community suffers and dies a slow death. This is why in the 1980s, I fell in love with the Hip-Hop/ rappers Public Enemy Number One and KRS-1, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Big Daddy Kane, etc., but when the Zionist Jews got behind Chuck-D, he buckled under Zionist pressure and left Professor Grif out there to dry (Grif were allegedly accused of making some type of anti-Semitic remarks, which led to the demise of one of the most controversial Hip Hop groups in American history) and the anti-Semitism accusations forced the group to compromise their position and afterwards, they could never regain their former glory (I think part of the attack on Public Enemy was because of their close alliance to Minister Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam). Chuck-D tried to redeem himself in his book titled, “Fight the Power: Rap, Race and Reality” but he had sold out and had lost his credibility with the Black Nationalist community. Now, to those that are little older Public Enemy took there social conscious approach from another controversial group of the 1960s and 1970s called the Last Poets. They sung defiant social spoken word lyrics and stood as one of the musical voices who embraced the Black Power Movement--that was rooted in militant and revolutionary rebellion. Also, Gill Scott Heron was the master of social conscious rap and all other social and political Hip-Hop artists owe a debt of gratitude to the Last Poets and Gill Scott Heron.

Our money class and their wealth leaves outside the so-called African American community and this abandonment is partially responsible for the demise of the black community along with the corrupt black politicians. For example, Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr., was recently convicted of wire and mail fraud and initially was sentenced to FCI Butner, NC and later transferred to Federal Prison Camp Montgomery, Alabama (camp fed country club) due a disciplinary matter; former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, he was convicted on twenty-one charges of wire fraud, bribery, and money laundering related to bribes from city contractors before and after Hurricane Katrina; former Mayor of Washington DC and my man, Marion Barry was a crack head who served federal prison time, but has earned the title “Mayor for Life of DC"; former Mayor of Detroit Kwame Kirkpatrick who was involved in conspiracy and racketeering and is serving a long term federal Prison sentence (this young brother had a promising career ahead of him, but threw it all way using his mayoral office to commit all types of abuse of power allegations; former Mayor of Atlanta Bill Campbell served federal time for government corruption, just recently the Mayor of the biggest city in North Carolina; Charlotte's Mayor Patrick Cannon was indicted on charges of bribery and corruption; the former Mayor of Trenton, New Jersey Tony F. Mack, Sr., was arrested after being the subject of an FBI investigation into bribery, fraud, extortion and money laundering; former Louisiana Congressman William Jefferson was convicted in November 2009 of corruption and bribery, money laundering and host of other conspiracy charges in which involved the FBI finding over $90,000 of illicit money frozen in his freezer; former Mayor of Newark, New Jersey Sharpe James on April 16, 2008, James was convicted of five counts of fraud by a federal jury and was subsequently sentenced to 27 months in prison. Many of our black elected officials have betrayed the political aspirations of the people and are often victims of money, sex and lies. They are in the political game for all the wrong reasons. I cite these examples because we need a new leadership those who truly look to serve with integrity and I do not mean, no damn bootlicking, ass kissing Uncle Toms Negroes; they are good for severing the interest of others.

The Black Panther Party for self-Defense under Huey Newton and Bobby Seale in the 1960s and 1970s—had feeding programs which served free breakfast and free lunch to black children, as well as offered free health care clinics and educational training of our children. The Black Panther Party did not look for the United States Government to bankroll their programs and their Ten Point Plan is still a viable blue print to moving the black community towards independence (we must have a government that we can call our own). But these new Negro politicians are corrupted to the core and this is why it is difficult to expect the young black gangbangers (I am friends with many of the black gang members in Durham, NC and have honorary status in one of them) to change their violent and destructive behavior because they have poor examples in front of them. The black politicians are stickup boys themselves and are criminals dressed up in business suits and neckties; using public office and tax money to engage in all manner of criminal activity. Moreover, just recently the Federal Bureau of Investigation revealed that Reverend Al Sharpton was once a government snitch (who was on the FBI payroll) and a paid informant who worked as an agent provocateur so-called against the Italian Mafia in New York—he must have been a double agent because they would have been found this Negro headless floating in the Hudson River, If had truly crossed the Mafia. But this ‘Negro’ proclaims himself as the black spokesman for all so-called 'Negroes' in America or at least the white media has elevated this ‘Negro’ to the status of leader over Black America (let me put white folk on notice Al Sharpton is not the leader of black America).

Al Sharpton (he got what he wanted—he is on the television news network of MSNBC and has a syndicated radio program, which has given him the spotlight and visibility he needed to promote himself and his National Action Network organization)). This cat is about getting paid and promoting his own agenda and using black folk as a stepping stone. He promotes himself as the leadership successor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., but Sharpton was a little boy when Dr. King led SCLC in the early 1960s and he definitely was not the heir apparent to King nor was Jesse Jackson. They have turned this 'Negro' into a Hugo Boss and Brooks Brothers window dressing puppet (give me back the old fat Al and trust me Sharpton has been around militant and black conscious struggle in New York for many years and he knows the truth, but his love for materialism and things have led to him completely selling out black folk for a big bucket of fried chicken and a butter biscuit with some molasses). The above examples of black politicians that I have cited have destroyed the integrity of our community; many of them are petty thieves who have not read the U.S. Government Cointelpro program (counter intelligence program instituted by former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover in the 1950s, but Hoover early on in his law enforcement career was a federal agent who also prosecuted our leader Marcus Mosiah Garvey in the 1920s) and the FBI history of eavesdropping, illegally wiretapping, infiltrating black leaders inner circles by sending agent provocateurs to coerce and create entrapment nets—many of them are indicted and sentenced to Federal Prison for conspiracy, embezzlement, abuse of government power, racketeering, etc., because of greed and are willing to commit unethical criminal acts. They are unfamiliar with U.S. Government strategies and tactics under Cointelpro and now they have even more leeway under auspice of Homeland Security, National Defense Authorization Act and the U.S. Patriot Act. Perhaps many African Americans are not willing to accept the notion that President Barack Obama has been one of the most dangerous and reactionary presidents that we have had in recent United States history.

Moving right along, I detest poverty, because I believe that there are enough resources to ensure the basics of food, clothing and shelter could be adequately met to satisfy the needs of humanity (there are enough resources on the planet to adequately meet the needs of the entire globe). The root of poverty, is greed; this creates a varied of reactionary symptoms and is the root of human suffering whereas 95% of the world’s wealth is controlled by 1% of the population. This Elitist segment sees the planet as belonging to themselves, it'is this disparity that causes national and global hunger, in particular amongst Developing Nations (use to be referred to as ‘Third World Nations’). This disparity causes people to have to live in substandard conditions because their economy has been systematically depressed and often their currency is devalued by Western Governments who are members of the G-8 and G-20 Nations. I do think that there are hidden secret societies and Orders that are bent on globally controlling the world (hastily moving us towards a One World Government and a New World Order). I think Adam Weishaupt, the founder of the Illuminati in 1776, was a Freemason and he saw a way to use Masonry or duplicate the level of secrecy and concealment to establish a much more sinister society called the Illuminati (many have tried to connect Freemasonry to being a Secret Society, it is not, if anything Freemasonry serves as a unknowing Front for the global rulers).

There is a very powerful small minority of Power Brokers who possess dynastic wealth and a long established Elitist and Aristocratic blood linage; For example, the Rothschilds, Rockefellers, Oppenheimers, DeBeers, etc., have used their hording of the world's wealth and resources to dominate the world. They ultimately decide wars, famines, the money markets, etc., and use the likes of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund to carry out these hidden agendas (and if that do not work they use the most power Central Bank located in Basil, Switzerland which is the mother of Central Banks known as the Bank of International Settlement to control and manipulate global currency). The world's wealth is in the hands of the 1% and they one level systematically uses international banking and the likes of the Federal Reserve and the Bank of England to wreck havoc on humanity politically, economically and socially. So the Illuminati, is controlling national and global affairs from powerful organizations such as the Bilderberg, Trilateral Commission and the Council on Foreign Relations (Reference: Tony Brown; "Empower the People: Overthrow the Conspiracy that is Stealing Your Wealth and Freedom").

Jay-Z and the Hip-Hop community are not real members of this powerful group called the Illuminati (for someone to even suggest this is a clear indication of their ignorance to how and who shapes world affairs), they will not invite these Hip Hop artist Moguls in the same room with the Dynastic Robber Barons; as powerful as you think Russell Simmons is,  he does not have the economic or political clout to sit in the same room with the ‘Roundtablers’ I have read his books titled, “Do You! 12 Laws To Access The Power In You To Achieve Happiness and Success” and his book titled, “Life and Def: Sex. Drugs + God” but he is just considered a ‘Negro’ mover and shaker—there is a distinct difference between him and lets say the Rothschilds, it is ridiculous, for me to mention them in same breath. These men, I am talking about are written of in a book written by John Coleman titled, "The Committee of 300" and a book written by Gary Allen and Larry Abraham titled, "None Dare Call it Conspiracy" or William Cooper's book, "Behold a Pale Horse". Some of the other Orders mentioned are dealt with in David Icke's book the "The Biggest Secret" he deals with a lot of orders other than just Freemasonry.

There must be a redistribution of the world’s wealth with the world’s people; this is the only true solution to ending poverty. The disparity phenomenon creates a vicious cycle and it determines other nations Gross National Products (GNP) and even in the United States, one of the most industrialized nations in the world, poverty and hunger still remains an issue—there has been in the recent years and increase of people being forced to live in homeless shelters and eat their meals at soup kitchens (the gap between the haves and the ‘have nots’ continues widen). Yet, our U.S. Government, in particular our U.S. Congress has become more conservative and anti poor—social programs are being cut and the poor are being politically scapegoat for causing the political, economic and social issues plaguing the United States. It was Hurricane Katrina in 2005, that exposed that there were actually two Americas—poor and black, and white and privileged (the media gave the public a firsthand look at how poor people in New Orleans lived in conditions equalvent to “Third World Nations”. If you recall President George W. Bush even called the displaced blacks in New Orleans during the Katrina crisis 'refugees' (the term itself being used by the U.S. commander-in-chief was a clear indication that black people were not viewed as full 'Americans' and gave the indication that we did not have the freedoms and rights to crossover into other border states as though the other 49 states were sovereign territories, perhaps another subject for another time). Bush's choice of language was post 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments to the United States Constitution. The Hurricane Katrina scene was shocking to most Americans because they did not know and could not believe that level of poverty existed inside the United States of America, in particular in the ‘Big Easy’. The Katrina scene was also despicable and was a clear indication that America had failed its people. The author Andrew Hacker offers a very good analysis of America and her history of racial inequality in his book titled,"Two Nations: Black and White, Separate, Hostile, Unequal."

The poor even after President Lyndon Baines Johnson’s War on Poverty, American and the Great Society—some forty-Five to fifty years later, a great deal of the American people still lived in substandard conditions. Many work minimum wage jobs, (classified by sociologist as the working poor), lacked education, lived in public housing or were part of some housing arrangement (Section VIII) where the government subsidized the rent, and many have minor aged children, where there are no fathers presence; and mothers are forced to raise their children in single parented homes (this further complicates dysfunctional family structures and continues the cycle of poverty and disillusionment).  The once blue collar and non-skilled jobs are readily fading out (and most Americans are not technologically educated and under qualified to take advantage of the high tech jobs and American corporations have to find a foreign labor pool to fill these type demands) and U.S. corporate businesses have abandoned the American people by outsourcing and downsizing their corporate interest by finding cheaper labor and markets across seas. This social phenomenon in my opinion, has given rise to the Prison Industrial Complex where cities and towns across America have become the homes of privatizes corporate prisons. The United States has over seven (7) million people incarcerated, perhaps more than any other industrialized nation in the world. The corporate outsourcing of part of the U.S. economy to Asia, Central and South America have allowed capitalist to exploit overseas markets, which negative impacts the job market and the U.S. economy. The earth is 196, 940,000 square miles and 57, 255, 000 square miles of it is land and it is our job to secure some of this good earth for ourselves.

I have always looked at leadership from the realm of service and I have in a small way modeled myself after studying examples such as Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Nelson Mandela, etc., (great humanitarians). Thus, what made them great were their commitment to unselfishness towards serving humanity and they all were committed to working to see that all people experience a level of freedom, justice and equality. They protested and detested poverty and wealth disparities, challenged the status quo by speaking truth to power and they themselves were not moved by materialism. They were only motivated by the principles of love and used love to overcome hate. I want to pay it forward by working to becoming the best human being that I could become and using the rest of my life committed to doing good (in honor of Jesus and Muhammad servants of God). But whatever I do in life forward it will always be centered on service.

Negro preachers will organize and raise millions of dollars to build a sanctuary, but will not spearhead efforts to revitalize and build black businesses (Jesus taught us that the true temple of God is with in). It gets even sadder often there are black general contractors in the church and skilled laborers and craftsmen who are members of the church congregations, but almost 100% of the time the Negro preacher and his deacons hire white contractors to build these multi-million dollars mega sanctuaries and life centers, but will not even mandate that a percentage of the work at least be given to qualified black subcontractors who are members of the church (this should be business 101 and common sense). Dr. Carter G. Woodson writes about this in book that was first published in 1933, titled, “The Mis-Education of the Negro”. Yet, we are praising the lord as poor souls and other people are providing us with food, clothing and shelter—this mindset is despicable. The black church is our most powerful institution, but do not understand the importance of sovereignty and liberation. Jews use their collective historical experience as a rallying point to breed success and they teach their people the importance of ownership and they inspire each generation to embrace the Jewish experience and Jewish culture--this is the basis of their success. There is  a Jewish author named Steven Silbiger who authored a book is titled, “The Jewish Phenomenon: 7 Keys to the Enduring Wealth of A People” and he lays out some of their methods of success.

                

We must critically look at how we have processed religion and how we have willingly or maybe I should say systematically accepted low frequency ideologies and theological teachings in which the masses are constantly being duped and voluntarily succumb to lies, games and tricks being played in the name of religion and God—these interpretations have not raised the collective social consciousness of our people and the proof of its failure is shown in our lack of progress as a people. Since our sojourn begin in this country over 450 years ago, we have been relegated to marginal success politically, economically and socially. Yes, may be, if we change the energy frequency (by elevating to a higher energy level) relative to evolving our indoctrination process, perhaps I will remain optimistic that we can progressively move forward and sway our people to continue to use religion for the collective good of our people (trust me, I know that black folk love religion and I do not think this will ever change)—praying, worshiping, singing, dancing, attending bible study, etc., these are religious staples in our community, but as we work to turn up the energy frequency may be this will lay a positive future road map for generations to come. Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu in a book titled, “Adam! Where Are You?: Why Most Black Men Don't Go to Church” along with a Foreword of the book written by Reverend Jeremiah Wright (the Black Liberation Theologian that President Obama was forced to repudiate at the bequest of his enemies) layout why black men choose not attend church.

The so-called American ‘Negro’ have allowed outsiders to manipulate their wealth; they have reduced the so-called American ‘Negro’ into a Reality T.V. junkie (keep them engaged in nonsense and inconsequential distractions) and the wickedly wise (10% Bloodsuckers of the poor) who controls all media and propaganda not only controls their thinking, but they have manipulated their money and wealth in order to economically enhance themselves. Moreover, creating long term generational wealth for their future generations while our black entertainers and athletes often die broke and squandered their money to the detriment of themselves and the black masses who are referred to as the eighty-fivers —I recently read a heart breaking story on former NBA star Allen Iverson, a future Hall of Fame Basketball player who made over 200 million dollars and now is broke and financially strapped. This is what prompted me to write this article. These masterminds desire to appeal to our willingness to always look to be entertained (and in most cases entertain them) and the Bloodsuckers of the poor create Hollywood images that promotes buffoonery and gives us negative images that  keeps the chain and ball around our minds. Blacks or so-called African American (for clarity people have asked me why do I preference African American or Black with 'so-called') because I do not accept these racial and ethnic classifications given to us by our former enslavers—I see my people as the Original People of the earth who have no beginning nor ending; their origin is older than the sun, moon and stars. The Original man’s origin is older than time itself. Some claim we originated as Moors and are descendants of Morocco; I am sorry to inform my Moorish brothers that our biological linage is connected to God himself. I cannot wear any ethnic or nationality identification labeling me Moorish American; I can accept the Moorish part but I am not an American.

My ancestors did not arrived to these shores through the immigration gates of Ellis Island and the United States Customs ports were closed to my ancestors (my ancestors arrived in the holes of slave ships), it will always be the European immigrants that view the welcoming of the French Government humanitarian words inscribed on the Statue of Liberty as being of the highest esteemed, but speaking on behalf of my African ancestors they view the below words written by Emma Lazarus as the epitome of hypocrisy: "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" (Reference: Tim Wise: White Like Me: Reflections on Race From a Privileged Son). I do not see the Statue of Liberty as a symbol of humanity and standing as a representation of freedom which overlooks the Hudson River and the ports of New Jersey and New York City, however, this so-called symbol of freedom, liberty and liberation did not include my people. I see this monument from the lens and eyes of an ex-slave. I can only visualized the pain, suffering and despair my people must of have experienced over three centuries of brutality and dehumanization. Their welcoming to the Americas were the horrid trip called the Middle Passage a crossed the Atlantic Ocean—the slave whips, rapes, chains, beatings, deaths, plantations, free labor and reduced to the level of a beast. I can only weep when I see the condition that Chattel Slavery has left my people in—robbed of our humanity. I cannot pledge alliance to a government and flag of the United States of America, which is dripped in blood and is a historical symbol of oppression, suffering and death. I equally cannot give my allegiance to the United States Constitution, a document that wrote the so-called black man and woman in as 3/5 of a human being. Yes, they amended the constitution but the damage heaped on 40-50 million blacks can never be mended (Reference: Randall Robinson: "The Debt: What America Owes to Blacks")

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

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

MY ANSWER TO THE LIAR AND THIEF: KEITH MOORE

                        MY ANSWER TO THE LIAR AND THIEF: KEITH MOORE

By Fahim A. Knight-El:            

Peace: Kendrell Ahmad-Altusi: and to my Blog family, I was sitting at my computer this morning actually writing another piece on Freemasonry in order to post it on my Keeping it Real Blog and I received a comment from one Kendrell Ahmad-Altusi (aka Keith Moore): http://fahimknightsworld.blogspot.com/2013/09/keith-l-moore-plagiarism-truly-lacks.html I do not know if this is actually Keith Moore or not. He had been in hiding since I confronted him about plagiarizing some of my work in which he received monetary financial gain (try to locate him via internet and you cannot get anything on this person that claims to be an author because he knows his scam artist works and character is in question and he does not want to be found).  Firstly, if this is Keith Moore who is using a pseudonym; you are a liar and plagiarizer and I can show you the proof of where you lifted entire passages from my work and claiming it as your own original work with no quotations or citations of given credit to me for the passages and quotes (if I am lying on you and misrepresenting the truth and the facts then you have the legal option to take me to civil court for defamation and libel for willfully and intentionally besmirching your good name and character, but you and I know that you have no legal grounds to stand on, but I have proof, which is documented in your publication titled, "“Freemasonry, Greek Philosophy, The Prince Hall Fraternity and the Egyptian (African) World Connection” ( that you took credit for portions of my intellectual property and claimed my work as your own. You are a disgrace to our African Traditions because you claim to represent our legacy and tradition as a so-called African-Centered scholar and researcher, but to illegally profit off other people's work is piracy. Thus, that makes you a thief and it brings into question your credibility as an author. I called you and confronted you on the telephone about you plagiarizing my work and you were trying all types of deception techniques to side step your acts of stealing my intellectual property and claim authorship. Lets show and prove in order to determine who is the liar and plagiarizer. Now, you are throwing out these false undocumented allegations and accusations that I have falsified other people's works--part of your comments are slander and libel, in particular by you making the false accusation that I have plagiarized other people's work (for the record I have never been accused or charged of plagiarism). I invite you to post these allegations on my Blog and I will give you full reign (no censorship) to prove your case against me on my Blog and show and prove your false contentions  (Nigger you are a liar). I am a scholar, I cite and footnote and give credit to any author that I quote, paraphrase or mention in my work, the majority of my work is laced with sources whereas my readers can follow and check my theories for themselves (cross reference). But to steal other people's work is not only fraudulent it is lowdown and sinnister.  Here is the challenge I am willing to debate you anywhere in the country and prove by showing  the public that you plagiarized my work in your book titled, “Freemasonry, Greek Philosophy, The Prince Hall Fraternity and the Egyptian (African) World Connection”. Here is a Nigger claiming to be a Moor (a branch of Islam) and a Freemason; sadly you are in violation of both of these institutions relative to the principles of morality and ethics. Furthermore, you are a very poor example of what a Prince Hall Affiliated Mason is suppose to represent (if I was the Prince Hall Most Worshipful Grand Master of Illinois jurisdiction, I would kick your ass out of the lodge). I have no respect for you or your work and I will continue to expose you as a fake sham author and a crooked liar who steals other scholars work. I have published tons of articles on my Blog, which could translate into tons of books on Freemasonry (I have published at least five books) but here is the key, my work is original and authentic and yours is not (and Nigger lets not get it twisted you are no match for me). Lastly, I want to apologize to my reading audience for my conduct on this short posting. I ordinarily like to give my audience real knowledge and provide a perspective on our history and culture. But this Nigger Keith Moore had me so upset this morning after reading his thread on my Blog and as you can tell he took me off my square. So forgive me for this rant this is just how I was feeling after reading this Nigger’s words.

Stay Awake Until We Meet Again,
Fahim A. Knight-El

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

JOHN G. JONES; REGULAR VERSUS IRREGULAR: PART II

JOHN G. JONES; REGULAR VERSUS IRREGULAR: PART II

By Fahim A. Knight-El

It appears once again that the John G. Jones argument of ‘clandestine' versus ‘regular’ Masonry has risen his head again on Facebook in which I published an article on this subject back on September 29, 2013, titled: ‘John G. Jones: The Masonic Clandestine Argument Just Will Not Go Away,” (reference: Fahim A. Knight-El http://fahimknightsworld.blogspot.com/2013/09/john-g-jones-masonic-clandestine.html ) but that was not the first time that I had written on this controversial topic of 'clandestine Masonry' versus 'Regular Freemasonry', but the power of social media (Facebook) has allowed this article to reach many more people by allowing them to have access to the above said article in real time. I wrote the article because we as so-called black Masons needed to have this conversation and I knew that it would invoke various emotions on both sides of the equation—there would be apologist and pundits weighing-in, but I have always written as a Free Thinker and I was not looking for Prince Hall Masonry nor John G. Jones Ancient Free and Accepted Masonry to endorse me or my writings because many of my brothers of Prince Hall persuasion do not have the courage or the intestinal fortitude to step outside the box to objectively discuss John G. Jones and other black non- Prince Hall Masonic Orders because the majority of these orders are viewed by Prince Hall Masons as being clandestine and get automatically dismissed as being bogus. Many Prince Hall brothers and even the intelligentsia of PHA believe that to openly talk with and/or about irregular or clandestine Masonic Orders in their mind is to give credence and credibility to their right to exist and they find this conversation to be taboo and undeserving and to do so somehow this is seen as a compromise against the various obligations they swore to uphold (it is prohibited in Prince Hall Masonry for them to have Masonic intercourse with a clandestine Mason).

Yet, I as a Prince Hall Mason do respect PHA efforts to not give recognition to some of these illegitimate Black Masonic Orders that have a questionable charter and their history is suspect. Many of these type clandestine orders operate under the disguise of shadiness and are duping innocent brothers out of hundreds of dollars and in some cases thousands of dollars by engaging in fraudulent and scam practices of Freemasonry (I will never support such un-Masonic conduct). I think for anyone to imply or subtly suggest that Brother Fahim A. Knight-El is writing and advocating in support of clandestine Masonry is an out right lie and a bit disingenuous. However, who granted the United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE) supreme authority over black Freemasonry and gave them the right to validate our Masonic charters and it is this so-called superior entity in Europe that I detest, because I do not believe nor accept that they should have the power and authority to declare the legitimacy of Masons the world-over (who gave them their charter in 1717?). I have no respect for the authority of the UGLE and may be my writings and views might even get me suspended and excommunicated, but I am willing to pay the price for standing on truth. My motto is speaking truth to power.

The Enlightened Europeans stole their knowledge from ancient Kemet (Egypt) and our original rights to practice Masonry were written in the Medu Neter. I am not on Facebook, but I have been informed that a brother named Omar Scaife is the Facebook administrator of a site called Regular vs. Irregular: The Great Debate and he claims to have over 2,000 members who have signed on to his Facebook forum and I think Masons post and debate issues germane to Freemasons on his page. I noticed on April 24, 2014, I had my smartphone with me and I noticed that I had a few hundred hits on the article “John G. Jones: The Masonic Clandestine Argument Just Will Not God Away” but at that point I did not know that it was being talked about and dissected on Omar Scaife’s Facebook page. Brother Thomas Brooks out of the Grand Lodge of New York stated: "the author of the blog is all about blackness...nothing to do with masonry". I challenged this brother on some ridiculous comments he made on his Facebook page relative to Egypt and Black nationalism; Please refer to my Blog link articled titled: Black Freemasonry and Egypt: Myth or Reality?” http://fahimknightsworld.blogspot.com/2013/07/black-freemasonry-and-egypt-myth-or.html .

There is no doubt Brother Brooks, I am an Afrocentric thinker and I make no apology for accepting and embracing my “Blackness”. Also, there is another brother from my Masonic jurisdiction of North Carolina named Bro. Antoine Lilly. I believe he is a member of A.S. Hunter Lodge number 825 in Durham, NC in which we both of us resides in Durham and he to have been critical of me (ironic all four Prince Hall Masonic lodges in Durham share the same Blue Lodge building). This is in part what Brother Lilly stated: "Bro. Knight is in my state and my district. I am going to see if he and I can find some time to sit down and discuss how damaging his work is. We shall see...” but I am willing to take on all of them and to suggest that my work is damaging, is definitely emotional and represents an unfair characterization and assessment of my body of Masonic literary work. I do not mind saying what is unpopular in order to raise the conscious level of the Craft, but you cannot do this with trying to play it safe--Jesus and Muhammad changed the world by daring to challenge the status quo of their times and they have gone down in history as two of the most influential men to have ever walked this earth . I do not have any ulterior motives other than advocating black Masonic unity, if I am guilty of anything, it is this conviction that I hold very close to my heart. So I would love to have the opportunity to meet and sit down with Brother Lilly, but I will not be defeated nor compromise my position. I have justified below why I find it plausible for black Prince Hall Masons and black non-Prince Hall Masons to have this conversation because of the Time and What Must Be Done.      

I received a response on my Blog on April 23, 2014 relative to the above said article from a Prince Hall Masonic brother named Brother John L. Hairston MWPHGL of Washington and Jurisdiction who is a member of J. C. Logan Lodge #53 Free and Accepted Masonry in Seattle, Washington. I think Brother Hairston found it to be reprehensible and blasphemous for me as a Prince Hall Mason who is in good standings to suggest that some amicable resolution should take place between the former suspended and excommunicated Prince Hall Grand Lodge official John G. Jones lodges and Prince Hall Affiliated Lodges. I think it is really emotional and immature for Brother Hairston to assume that other non-Prince Hall Masonic orders will buy into these type fundamentalist ideas of allowing Prince Hall Masonry to determine their legitimacy, plight and right to self determination and according to Brother Hairston the only option on the table is for these alleged Masonic clandestine orders is to be ‘Healed’ and I guess join onto Prince Hall Masonry (I am not saying this is a bad idea but why should they and what would be the incentive?). Brother Hairston’s comments sounds more like a dictatorial manifesto and will serve as an antagonistic contradiction. What black people lack on all levels is unity and we often allow our petty differences to keep us divided and as a black nationalist I have worked my entire adult life to create a consensus and a black united front. I to abhor and detest these fly-by-night clandestine Masonic orders and they stand to be condemned, but I refuse to be judge and executioner.  

This is what Brother Hairston stated:  I think the proposal of "historical amnesty" for John G. Jones is out of the question. John G. Jones committed a Masonic Crime, was found guilty and expelled from Freemasonry. That is the FACTS, whether John G. Jones groups accept that or not. If we extend John G. Jones a pass for the damage he incurred on Freemasonry, then why not do the same for all of those who were expelled or indefinitely suspended”.


“I think John G. Jones members and sympathizers attempt to portray John G. Jones as the victim, and the subsequent bodies formed under his name as recipients of undue attacks from Prince Hall Masons. The fact is that there can be NO conversation until the John G. Jones group FIRST accept the TRUTH as it is. The debate continues, not because Prince Hall masons just need someone to kick, but because when we run into John G. Jones members they have SO MUCH MISINFORMATION on Prince Hall and the Organizations in the various states, and when there is an attempt to correct the misinformation and place them in the right standing with Freemasonry, there is where the debate ensues, based on denial. I see no olive branch being extended to a blatant clandestine group. But there is a way to end the rift. That John G. Jones members join a legitimate Lodge and be good members there”.


“Bro. Fahim A Knight El stated: "I chose to join a Prince Hall (PHA) lodge because they truly have a legitimate warrant/charter that goes back to 1784, so in that department they left no doubt about their history and legal right to authorize degree work, etc., and function openly as a body of Masons."

And added to that: "Freemasonry isn't nothing to be played with and some of these crooked fake orders threatens the legitimacy of all Masons."

Clandestine organizations could never threaten the legitimacy of the Regular Freemasonry. The Legitimacy has been established, but it could make membership sleighted, because of the damage that has been incurred by these groups. Unity will come when they heal over into regular lodges and give up the illegitimacy of clandestine freemasonry”.


“There is LAW to this, and we must preserve the Order by observing the law. We erase what has been done already. We can just fix the problem. The opportunity to do so stands open to all members who find themselves in clandestine groups...knock on the door of a legitimate lodge and ask to join it”.

The problem can be solved in one day, but it begins with John G. Jones groups recognizing that they are illegitimate and that their lineage is illegal, and then make the decision to take the PROPER STEPS to address that revelation”.        

Freemasonry is based on principles of good and the foundation of these principles is rooted in the various schools of thought of religious dogma, which was designed to establish a moral outcome. Thus, in Western Freemasonry these holy books are hailed on the alter and it’s taught that they should serve as our religious guide along with the square and compass. Yeshua bin Yosef (Jesus the son of Joseph) the carpenter became better known as the Christ (or within Christian religious ethos as the Son of God). The Bible tells us that Jesus was persecuted because his teachings challenged the Roman Emperor Pontius Pilate and the Roman Government—they proclaimed Yeshua Ben Yosef “the King of the Jews” but Jesus said that’s is who they say I am. Jesus was eventually hanged along side a murderer and a thief. But as Masons who proclaimed to be students of the scriptures and uses these holy books throughout our rituals (where is our moral compass?)

But lack mercy and compassion by ignoring these principles when it comes to how we view the shortcomings of humanity; no doubt perhaps John G. Jones made some mistakes, but we are talking about something that occurred over one hundred years ago, but here lies the hypocrisy; we automatically forgave our white Masonic Brothers who for over two centuries openly viewed Prince Hall Masonry as ‘irregular’. Some of this history was covered in Joseph Walkes book titled 'Black Square and Compass: 200 Years of Prince Hall Masonry' it is a Prince Hall Masonic staple and is considered a must read for PHA Masons. It was actually written as a rebuttal and refute (anti-thesis) to the so-called errors made in a book titled, "Official History of Freemasonry Among the Colored People in North America' by Wm. H. Grimshaw in which many Prince Hall scholars maintain that Grimshaw (an early PHA historian) distorted some of the historical facts and his scholarly credibility has been brought into question. Walkes’ work corrected these errors and half-truths that were presented as being factual by Grimshaw. Walkes also spearheaded the Prince Hall Phylaxis Society (the research arm of PHA).

Jesus (Yeshua Ben Yosef) ministry was rooted in love and it is one of the most often mentioned words in the New Testament. We came through the lodge quasi naked, bear and empty and could not even deposited any materialism/metal i.e. gold or silver or any currency of monetary value into the archives of lodge on our own behalf because we entered by being divested of all metallic substance. But someone vouched and openly offered on behalf of a destitute brother some monetary substance; you were not in a position that you could even see who offered up something of monetary value on your behalf.  Although, they appeared to be strangers and it was also to teach you that you have a greater responsibility and a charge to take whatever substances that the Grand Architect of the Universe has blessed you with and use it for the greater good of uplifting fallen humanity). It was also to teach us that throughout our lives we will encounter social, political and economic distress and will have to depend on others at some point for a helping hand and for assistance—how long is your cabletow? Yet, when we entered and in our most vulnerable state someone showed us brotherly love and friendship in which more importantly someone came to our rescue and this allowed for us to continue our journey of circumambulation (our guide insured us that no danger would come to us because our faith and trust was rooted in God).

I do not think that John G. Jones committed an unpardonable sin and he should forever be left in the abyss to burn in Masonic hell without ever revisiting this matter and issuing a formal resolution to end this historical dispute, if nothing else for the sake of black Masonic unity—we perhaps could argue the right and wrong pertaining to Brother Jones' history until the cows come home. However, if we can sit down with white Masons who for over 200 years openly practiced discrimination, segregation and racism against Prince Hall Mason and falsely labeled PHA as ‘clandestine’ and ‘irregular’ in which many of these white Grand Lodges jurisdictions were initially opposed to granting Prince Hall Masons the status of ‘regular’ Masonry, but lets be clear Prince Hall did not need the white Masons approval in the United States of America because of their longevity and possessing a legitimate Masonic Warrant from a traveling Irish Military Lodge in the 18th Century. I am a member of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of North Carolina and its jurisdictions.

I can remember these ‘Negroes’ every year would have Grand Lodge sessions in Winston Salem, North Carolina and for many years the sitting Grand Master would openly put forth a resolution of Masonic recognition in support of the white Ancient Free and Accepted Masons (headquartered in Raleigh, NC off of Glenwood Avenue) and extend an olive branch of goodwill to their white Masonic counterpart. They often voted and accepted the white Ancient Free and Accepted Masons as a ‘regular’ body of Masons and issued formal statements of recognition. And, perhaps every year a few weeks after the Prince Hall Grand Lodge session the white Ancient Free and Accepted Masons held their Grand Lodge Session and each year they added to their agenda a resolution to accept black Prince Hall Masons as a legitimate and a ‘regular’ body of Masons within the State of North Carolina and each year up until recently the white Masons voted the resolution down and lacked the votes to grant PHA full Masonic recognition status (reference: Fahim A. Knight-El  http://fahimknightsworld.blogspot.com/2007/11/let-there-be-light-there-is-no.html .

The Raleigh “News and Observer” newspaper often after the white Ancient Free and Accepted Masons downward vote year-after-year, this medium would dramatize the event by writing and publishing something like White Masons and Black Masons still remain divided and segregated after one hundred thirty-eight (138) years; thus, for some Prince Hall Masons in North Carolina this was demoralizing because in the ex- slaves minds they had bought into the idea as a body of Masons on their recognition being approved by white Masons, which was to them an essential component to being viewed as ‘legitimate Masons’ (surely Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the father of Black History Month and author of the book titled, “The Mis-Education of the Negro” is turning over in his grave).

However, in October 2008, North Carolina white Ancient Free and Accepted Masons casted a vote of 642-328 finally recognizing Prince Hall Masons as a ‘regular’ body of Masons in North Carolina (if the truth be told they had to changed the voting rules to invite these ‘Negroes’ into the House but the staunch AF&AM racist did not want to forge this relationship). Some of these Negroes in my jurisdiction was yelling halleluiah and crying tears of joy because their ex-slave master’s children officially invited them into the house (many of them were already ‘House Negroes' and you should make no mistake about me because I am proud to be a ‘Field Negro’). The white Masons then invited these Negroes to the NC State Capitol grounds for an official announcement and recognition or some official recognition luncheon (Negro Masons at the State Capitol appeared to be proud hugging and kissing their white Masonic Brothers and for many of them for the first time as black Masons they felt whole) What a shame. I did not see fit to allow some white southern Confederates who wears the Masonic emblem of Square and Compass to erase 138 years of white supremacy and segregation to give me some fried chicken, a butter biscuit and some molasses along with a slice of watermelon and this was suppose to alleviate the practice of Masonic racism. No, I did not go to Raleigh to celebrate with my oppressor. I as a Prince Hall Mason stood as the lone dissenting voice of opposition. I told my Worshipful Master hell no; I was not going.

These Negroes did not even ask for a formal apology (they were just happy to now be called a 'regular' body of Masons by white Masons and in their minds nothing else mattered); they were too happy to be accepted by the devil and forgave the white Masons for their racist practices. Yet, John G. Jones is not entitled to some leniency—or forgiveness these ‘Negroes’ did not blink an eye in forgiving the white Masons for 138 years of practicing hatred and bitterness that caused irreparable damage to Prince Hall Masons reputation that ultimately affected the image and impacted how they were viewed nationally and internationally by other Masonic jurisdictions—their segregation was rooted in the history of white classism and white privilege. Jones was not involved in denying black Masons the right to be seen and treated as an upright man and perhaps many of these white Confederate Masons in North Carolina had ancestors who lynched black men and owned slave plantations in North Carolina and even had ties to the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klans, but we found forgiveness in our hearts to exonerate them for committing the greatest crime ever committed against humanity, which was white North Carolinians involvement in Chattel Slavery.

Our quest is to acquire the knowledge of self (this was denied to us for 310 years). But remember for decades and centuries racism existed inside of our great institution of Freemasonry in the United States (the fraternity of brotherly love). Prince Hall and 15 other Black men may have been initiated and raised by an Irish Military Lodge in 1784, but the fight for equal Masonic Brotherhood with their White counterparts in the United States has always been a struggle. The mindset of White Supremacy has always saw people of African descent as not being their biological, racial and culture equal. The fight for Black Masons to get formal recognition has been ongoing for over 200 years because of this mindset. Still in 2014, as I write this article nine (9) southern states still have not recognized Prince Hall Masonry as a legitimate body of Freemasons; this polarity has left some historical bitterness between White Freemasons and Black Prince Hall Masons in this country. Now, that is not to say that their hasn't been some sincere efforts on some White Masons part to eradicate these false and artificial barriers and to pursue a unified brotherhood. So how do you make man whole in which the U.S. Constitution classified us as being 3/5 of a human being (sub-human)? And most of all taught and espoused that we came from the dark continent of Africa who so-called made no worthwhile contribution to human civilization. It perhaps hasn't been but about fifteen years that Prince Hall Masons finally received recognition from the United Grand Lodge of England and even this was somewhat conditional.

So this is where I find the likes of Brother Hairston and other Prince Hall Masons lacking in moral judgment (slavery created a new Negro, one who loves his master more than he loves his self and his own people), but even their positions is often rooted in the Willie lynch syndrome and self-hatred is forever occurring in a people who were robbed of the knowledge of self and kind, in particular when we can sit down with our open enemies, but cannot sit down with our brothers to seek ways that we can unify and rectify a one hundred (100) year old disagreement and rift (This is the epitome of hypocrisy). We know that John G. Jones was a suspended and excommunicated former Prince Hall Grand Lodge representative from the State of Illinois and many of us one hundred (100) years later are still stuck right there and refuse to seek atonement and reconciliation.

For example, throughout the history of so-called African Americans, we have witness black churches and black organizations split, fratricide, splinter and divide itself based on doctrine and dogma and/or over money, titles, materialism, etc., in which often these divisions are driven by super egos. African Methodist Episcopal Church and African Methodist Episcopal Zion (I do not think Richard Allen and Absalom Jones could have anticipated how the pervasiveness of these present day black religious contradictions have gotten out of control) and we have witness various religious denominations (Catholic Church versus Protestant Church—Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation; he wrote the 95 thesis) have outright physical and legal fights have ensued where two Christian congregations are at war; yet when the dispute clears often both aggrieved parties still professes to be Christian and are allowed to have all the rights and privileges to function under the banner of being a legitimate Christian church.

Some historians maintain that the Honorable Elijah Muhammad (1897-1975) and Master Fard Muhammad (1877-?) were both students of the Marcus Garvey's Movement and some believe that they definitely were part of Noble Drew Ali’s (1886-1929) Moorish Science Temple of America (they refer to Elijah Muhammad as Elijah Poole-Bey) in which the Nation of Islam, Universal Negro Improvement Association and the Moorish Science Temple have had these quasi ongoing disputes of how these groups and leaders were formulated (it appears we tend to always lend more credibility to the so-called parent organization). This argument between Prince Hall Affiliated Masonry and John G. Jones as I have stated above is over one hundred (100) years old and it is evident that John G. Jones affiliated lodges have been around for over a century and it looks like they are not going anywhere. I think most of my Prince Hall Masonic brothers are a bit emotional about who should be considered “clandestine” and “regular” Freemasons and this stifles the quest for a real debate and it only allows the argument to fester.  

I therefore standby the fact that there should be some unbiased and objective dialogue between Prince Hall Masons and other non-Prince Hall Freemasonic orders in order to establish a covenant and/or if nothing else a memorandum of understanding—but to ignore other Freemasonic Orders, it only demonstrates and represents a level of immaturity on our part. These steps can occur in increments before moving towards full recognition. I have known old court cases that were adjudicated under U.S. Jurisprudence in which our legal system allows for us to overturn convictions, grant clemency, pardon and commute sentences—this is fundamental to our democracy. But I guess this should never be applied to John G. Jones and many of these Prince Hall Masons leading this negative charge are Christians.

“Mackey’s Jurisprudence of Freemasonry” was written in the 1850s by Albert Mackey and although Robert I. Clegg (1927) and later Louis Blakemore (1953) has revised this book, it is still a book of interpretation and a work in progress (more of a living document) as the Masonic scholar Allen E. Roberts (author of the book titled, “The Craft and Its Symbols”) who was partial to defraying Masonic jurisprudence and law to ones particular Masonic jurisdiction. We should not be threatened by other non-Prince Hall Masons and it would be wise to take notice of all the historical legal battles and hurdles that Prince Hall Masons had to overcome in the United States of America in order to be viewed and accepted as a legitimate body of black Freemasons—although, most of their struggles were rooted in combating racism and white supremacy. It still behooves me how we can be so insensitive to other Masons and their struggles.

We cannot change what took place over 100 years ago, but we have the ability to impact the present and the future by being good stewards of the Masonic ship. My wife purchased a book titled, “How to Forgive, When You Can’t” by Jim Dincalci and this book enlightened me to the power of forgiveness. It is incumbent for us black Masons to take the necessary steps to unify and move forward in the spirit of brotherly love and move away from these sectarian disputes and arguments about who should be labeled clandestine or regular Masons.  

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