Wednesday, January 19, 2011

KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE SHOOTERS: BUT ALLOW YOURSELF TO BE DISTRACTED JUST FOR A MOMENT

KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE SHOOTERS: BUT ALLOW YOURSELF TO BE DISTRACTED JUST FOR A MOMENT

By: Fahim A. Knight-El

When I reflect on the prior year of 2010, and as we embark upon the New Year 2011, it is difficult for me, to welcome the in coming so-called New Year with optimism and joy (I predict more of the same). Our nation is unjustly engaged in two unpopular wars, in Afghanistan and Iraq in which these conflicts have emotionally and economically drained the American people (who are really behind driving these wars?). Our nation, which was once politically and economically strong and prosperous, now has become weak and a shamelessly debtor nation of the world amongst the other G-7 nations. Thus, a very unfamiliar global status for one of the premier "First World" governments and superpowers of the 20th century and of all times, which was once the number one creditor nation in the world and in less than twenty-five years this reality has dissipated. The crashing of the financial markets in 2008 exposed our vulnerability as a nation. Greed has led to an unhealthy imbalance on the planet and it has interfered and disrupted the imbedded spiritual laws that govern cause and effect (we have entered into a “Karmic Cycle”).

Sir Isaac Newton popularized this principle: “To every action there is always an equal and opposite reaction: or the forces of two bodies on each other are always equal and are directed in opposite directions”. What great truths. However, we know that the ancient Nubians of Kemet (Egypt) had mastered these universal principles long before Newton received the credit for this theory—here is my point, the United States has reaped havoc throughout the planet and the forces and energy that governs the universe have turned on man and the planet (man has created this imbalance and it will prove to be devastating for present and future generations to come) is letting us know in its own way that something is terribly wrong.

The social scientist and psychologist need to psycho-analyze its own public policy and establish profiles of how these variables impact and effect human behavior, as opposed to constantly looking to understand the mental state of those who commit what appears to be indiscriminate acts of violence against humanity. Perhaps, it’s the culture that is deranged and has become the driving force behind the violence that permeates America.

This writer does not look toward religion for an explanation in matters like these unlike most people who are in search of proof and evidence often turn for answers in religion. This writer does not believe that religion can give us a honest assessment or provide us with practical solutions, in which he recognized along time ago that religion was perhaps the biggest con ever to be played on humanity (it covertly works hand-in-hand with the government). Religion is designed to keep people asleep and obedient and under control and subservient to the status quo. People in America, in particular and globe in general, are presently hurting and are yearning for answers beyond their ability to rationalize their existence and purpose as human beings on earth, which has caused them to negate spirituality in their pursuit and quest to define the meaning of this thing we call life. Religion bait (sucker) them in like a vacuum and then seeks to further influence their fears by manipulating their thinking and money at the expense of their position of uncertain vulnerability and search for answers (hustle and deception is often their modus operandi).

The Pope of Roman (the Catholic Church, perhaps one of the wealthiest institutions in world—the Vatican, a city within a city) he is a masterful liar and deceiver (he prays and worship to a black Madonna and Child)—translate to mean he worships a black Mary and Black baby Jesus and come right out as though he does not have an inkling that the present Robber Barons who occupy Palestine are not the original inhabitants. He also knows that Christianity was set-up (or better yet distorted) at the Council of Nicaea in 325 A.D. by Constantine and the version these deceivers agreed upon did not resemble the original Ethiopian (Coptic) Text, which the Coptics had thousands of years before the Europeans came in contact with the original source (they were practicing Christianity long before Christ).

The Pope also knows unless he commissions a true revision of the scriptures relative to theologically imposing addendums and appendages to include the so-called lost books of the Bible—humanity will remain at lost. Nevertheless, failure to do this will continue to perpetuate a theological dichotomy of lies and half-truths. People can no longer find comfort in religion and it’s quickly losing its appeal because the contradictions are so obvious. How in the hell can you tell me to pray and preach moral excellence and our religious leaders supports the murdering of innocent people in Iraq and Afghanistan (the clerics and politicians have the same agenda because they have the same master).

President Obama as our U.S. Commander-in-chief is over one of the most vicious killing machines in the world and he has plenty of blood on his hands. No. I do not want to pray with these damnable hypocrites. President Barack Obama is a liar—he promised the American people that his foreign policy would be different than President George W. Bush, but I guest APIAC has this Negro in a chokehold and he has betrayed every campaign promise that he made to the American people relative to ending the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

They even control the flow of war images and propaganda (electronic and print) that are to be shown to the American people (we are systematically spoon fed our perspectives in order to shape and mold public opinion in their image and likeness—our thoughts aren't really our thoughts). The unmerciful killings of innocent and defenseless men, women and children that are being murdered by United States arm forces in Iraq and Afghanistan is scandalous and criminal, if the truth was revealed, it would create such a public outcry (these war atrocities are enough to make a brass monkey cry). The daily violation of Islamic culture, law and society—the raping of its women and children and ravaging and pillaging of these two Muslim societies are two of the worst criminal acts in the twenty-first century.

They filter and sanitize the news reporting to create and depict a storyline, which comforts our psychological vision (which fosters individual and societal detachment from reality) of these massive acts of violence that are enormous in nature and yet the media systematically turn them into insignificant diminutive storylines (in order to shield their crimes and control any potential public resistance). They learned this strategy and tactic from the Vietnam War where they use to show the images of thousands of U.S. soldiers who were killed by the defenseless people of Vietnam (they learned that these images were demoralizing and it effected the ultimate propaganda objective and since the Vietnam conflict, war is dealt with as a sophisticated public relations ploy) but the Vietnamese were able to challenge the U.S. military forces based on their skilled fighting techniques in guerilla warfare. The media at that time in history would televise dead U.S. soldiers returning to Dover Air Force Base (Dover, Delaware) in body bags and it was these type television images (that led to sensitizing Americans about the human tragedies associated with war) public that gave fuel to the anti-war movement of the 1960s and 1970s (damage control is high priority in the art of war in 2011).

The United States Government—CIA, U.S. State Department and the office of Homeland Security are very selective of images that are released from war torn areas (hot zones) for public consumption (they must first receive clearance from the Department of Defense). Our sensibility and our natural human instinct would reject seeing Arab children (or any children) murdered and slaughtered as innocent civilians in this so-called Global War on Terrorism, which is nothing, but a sophisticated lie to continue stealing oil in the Ramallah Oil fields and propping up a reactionary puppet government in Iraq that is surely to collapse, the minute the U.S. Forces retreat to the next foreign country to steal another nations natural resources.

The so-called Global War on Terrorism viewed from the 21st century contextual lens allows for a justification to impose "neo-neo-colonialism" rule on smaller and weaker nations with the same or similar objectives of how the Cold War (Global War on Terrorism looks a lot like the geopolitical world prior to 1989 before the Berlin Wall came tumbling down) and the international politics of old, which was rooted in imperialism and colonialism (NATO versus WARSAW Pact nations). The so-called war on terrorism also allows for nations sovereignty to be compromised while a foreign military occupier such as the United States is permitted to operate no different than past colonial masters (No United Nations intervention is forthcoming based on how the international terrorism laws are structured and formulated).

The Rockefellers are slowly raising oil prices—just reason with me for a moment, Iraq has the second largest oil reserve in the world next to the Zionist controlled and U.S. puppet nation of Saudi Arabia and yet global oil prices are increasing and it's not OPEC to blame, but the Rockefellers decide how the flow of oil will take place relative to supply and demand—they are the beneficiaries of the trillions of petrodollars by manipulating global oil resources. They play all types of games on the American people and the globe. Thanks to the Internet the reporting or certain information is not a total Blackout (or better yet a total whiteout), but the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and all the other enemies of Free Speech are working swiftly to control this medium because they feel it is dangerous for the ignorant masses to have access to un-sanitized information that might wake a few of us from our slumber.

The American Government is bankrupt both financially and morally and all of this has taken a toll on the American people (when will the next unannounced shooter or mass murderer pop up and we again yell insanity?). The 2008 economic meltdown and the so-called crashing of the United States and global economy not only devastated the financial markets, but social scientist have not adequately evaluated and assessed the short and long term effects these variables have had on the mental health of society. This has led to an increase in anxiety and fretfulness that our traditional modes of how the American people made a living within a credit based system was being treaded upon. Thus, nothing prepared the American people for this sudden shift and shockwave nor was society prepared to deal with the social and psychological ramifications both short term and long term. The psychology of the nation is vulnerable and people are very uneasy about the state of domestic and global affairs. The American people feel betrayed by the false promises and the default on those promises made by the government and President Barack Obama—he has lied repeatedly to the American people and although, he inherited a decimated government from his fellow Council on Foreign Relations and Bilderberg comrade George W. Bush. These two global supreme entities are the invisible forces behind all misery. He still must shoulder some blame in this crisis.

I am not a student of psychology nor have I thoroughly studied the concepts of Sigmund Freud and Carl Yung in order to be considered an authority in this area of discipline. But I have always found the human mind fascinating and intriguing, and there still remains so much that we still do not know about all the intricate parts of how the human psyche functions.

But this takes me right into the Tucson, Arizona massacre or assassination attempt in which six people were killed and thirteen injured this included the killing of a federal judge and the attempt assassination of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. The allege killer Jared L. Loughner like all prior assailants of this type, they are immediately discredited and labeled a lunatic and sociopath by the talking heads and the government—they often further spruce their argument by labeling the assailant as angry, loner and was perhaps inspired by conspiracy theories, as well as assessing the Internet sites they frequent in order to establish a negative pattern to further discredit these type individuals as weird and bizarre (and capable of committing mass murder).

This public disposition immediately brings a false sense of security and artificial comfort to the American people, knowing that the authorities in less than 24 hours of these type incidents have already determined that the shooter Loughner to be so-called mentally deranged. But law enforcement always establishes this type profile (as a discrediting indicator), which to depict any person who seeks to running aloof from the established laws of the land and the norms of society—their behavior and action is never analyzed to determine, if their gripe had any substantial merit and what was it that led Jared L. Loughner and others like him off the so-called deep end? Thus, in raising certain questions and having this conversation, we are in no way condoning the violent act committed by Loughner and we condemn violence in all forms and our deepest sympathy goes out to the victims and the families of this massacre.

However, these acts of social rebellion become easy to dismiss and written off as being unprovoked acts of violence being committed by nut cases. Yet, this contention allows the government and even society to escape any culpability and not shoulder any blame for the societal anger and the overwhelming discontent that is festering in the United States. The violence that is spewing represents the symptoms of a sin sick nation in which people are launching out at any perceived symbols that represents the power apparatus (the true causes are very seldom explored and the symptoms are always given to over exaggeration).

For example, remember just last February Joseph Andrew Stack a 53 year old man flew a small plane into the local Austin, Texas Internal Revenue Service (IRS), thus killing himself and wounding two others (it is easy to dismiss this erratic behavior as an insane suicide case); it was reported that after 20 years the IRS had ripped him off and he felt driven to avenge what he perceived to be an unconstitutional shakedown agency. But perhaps Stack and many others have questioned the constitutionality and legitimacy of the powers of the IRS from its inception in 1913. Surely taxation without representation is tyranny and the question of the definition of one's individual labor versus it applicability to be subject to income tax has spewed various radical and militant schools of thought about the legality of the IRS (some have challenged the IRS in U.S. Courts declaring tax immunity and tax amnesty). This writer a few years ago viewed a documentary produced by the late filmmaker, Aaron Russo titled, "American Fascism" in which Russo's film questioned the legality of the establishment of the Federal Reserve and IRS (many do not believe that the 535 members of U.S. Congress represents the legitimate political aspirations of the masses). So they are being taxed without representation because the elected officials represent the interest of the Fortune 500 corporations and not the American people.

We have to ask ourselves whether not the Timothy McVeighs and Terry Nichols (who committed mass murder in the bombing of the Oklahoma City Federal Building) on April 19, 1995 or back on November 5, 2009 Nidal Malik Hasan who shot up the military base at Fort Hood Texas (turned on his fellow soldiers). What are the lessons beyond the propaganda? We have witness violent school incidents like what took place on April 20, 1999 at Columbine High in Littleton, Colorado or what took place at Virginia Tech on April 16, 2007 in Blacksburg, Virginia. Perhaps these incidents of violence are mere coincidental carried out by psychologically deranged individuals. Perhaps we should take a moment to assess and evaluate and look to understand the mindset of these individuals and seek to gather a better understanding and not always take the government version at face value—I believe some of these type crimes are more of an indictment on society (these are crimes of social and political disillusionment).

Some might recall back on August 21, 1992, in Ruby Ridge, Idaho the incident involving Randy Weaver (a known militia man) where heavily armed U.S. Marshal’s and government officials unjustly killed his son and wife in a shootout on his private land (I do not have time to recap this story just Google search his name and do your own investigation and research). Many believe that the U.S. Government can not escape culpability relative to this present day climate of hate—the hate that hate produced. Also, the government created a similar incident on April 19, 1993 in Waco, Texas with David Koresh (a militia proponent and a Messianic religious leader) who headed an organization named the Branch Davidians; the ATF unjustly killed seventy-six people in a blazing inferno on the compound in which many believe the fire was intentionally set by U.S. Federal agents. (once again Google David Koresh and do your own research).

Last, but not least, on May 13, 1985 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a Black Nationalist organization named MOVE headed by John Africa was bombed to death by Philadelphia police department along with special agents assigned from the federal government (this bombing at that time was un-precedent). This was a horrid crime committed on innocent members of the MOVE organization, which led to the unjustified killings of 11 people—men, women and children and destroyed 65 homes. This reactionary atrocity took place at the helm of Black Mayor named Wilson Goode (once again part of your assignment is to Internet search John Africa and the MOVE organization).

What do these crimes truly tells us about our nation and society? America has become a social tender box and is exploding on herself—people feel betrayed by our government (and may be these acts of violence are the new sedition and treason that we should come to expect in the future). Although, as I have stated above, the status quo would prefer for us to view these incidents as mere isolated incidents that are being carried out by mentally deranged individuals (in some cases they are absolutely correct, but in some of the other cases that have I cited above, it is kind of difficult to determine if the police were the mentally deranged ones—Ruby Ridge, Idaho, Waco Texas, Philadelphia and John Africa and the MOVE Organization). We as the public should always demand for nothing short other than the truth and a full and complete investigation in these type matters and not be swayed by the winds of emotions (government rhetoric and propaganda).

Lastly, this writer will never dismiss the possibility that perhaps these incidents of violence are being systematically staged (out of Langley, Virginia) and orchestrated by the FBI and CIA in order to induce panic and fear, but the ultimate objective is to shape and mold public opinion and influence public policy. The Jared L. Loughner incident in Tucson, Arizona will no doubt fuel, the debate relative to gun control and during emotional times like this, it is easy for the powers-that-be to sway and manipulate public opinion (the dumbfound masses do not know whether they are coming or going). The United States Government has had it sights on repealing the Second Amendment (giving the citizens the right to bear arms) of the United States Constitution even before John W. Hinckley, Jr., attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan on March 30, 1981—gun control has been high on the government’s agenda. The 112th U.S. Congress with its number of Tea Party members who aspire quasi-militia and patriot philosophical views and who are proponents of being constitutional constructionist and wholeheartedly believe in the citizens right to bear arms (the first official duty of these new congressional patriots was the out loud reading of the United States Constitution on the floor of the congress).

This writer is assuming this gesture was a public reaffirming of their loyalty to protect and defend the United States Constitution. Also, many of them, already believe that the United States Government is to involved in the personal lives of its citizens relative to the question of civil liberties and the consistent infringing on State Rights by the federal government and much as the Tucson, Arizona massacre was horrendous and unconscionable, I do not know if Rand Paul and the good ole boys are willing to put down their guns for the sake of a legislative truce. But to ask them to support gun control legislation in my opinion is a huge political stretch.

Fahim A. Knight-El Chief Researcher for KEEPING IT REAL THINK TANK located in Durham, NC; our mission is to inform African Americans and all people of goodwill, of the pending dangers that lie ahead; as well as decode the symbolism and reinterpreted the hidden meanings behind those who operate as invisible forces, but covertly rules the world. We are of the belief that an enlightened world will be better prepared to throw off the shackles of ignorance and not be willing participants for the slaughter. Our MOTTO is speaking truth to power. Fahim A. Knight-EL can be reached at fahimknight@ yahoo.com.

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

Friday, January 14, 2011

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Stood Tall and Made the Ultimate Sacrifice

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Stood Tall and Made the Ultimate Sacrifice (Repost January 7, 2009)

By Fahim A. Knight-EL

How do we honor a falling warrior? Other than continuing the struggle for justice in his honor. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was a warrior for justice who made the ultimate sacrifice in order to transform a society that was steeped in racial injustice that has permeated the entire social and political structure of America and has led to a history of social inequality relative to African Americans. Dr. King stated: "Man is man because he is free to operate within the framework of his destiny. He is free to deliberate, to make decisions, and to choose between alternatives. He is distinguished from animals by his freedom to do evil or to do good and to walk the high road of beauty or tread the low road of ugly degeneracy." (Reference: Martin Luther King, Jr., The Measures of Man, 1959).

Dr. King became morally convicted to transform a society that was steeped in racial injustice and prejudice. Dr. Martin Luther King called for America to look deep into her self and he challenged the moral and ethical foundation in which this nation was supposedly built upon. King stated: "Being a Negro in America means trying to smile when you want to cry. It means trying to hold on to physical life amid psychological death. It means the pain of watching your children grow up with clouds of inferiority in their mental skies. It means having your legs cut off, and then being condemned for being a cripple. It means seeing your mother and father spiritually murdered by the slings and arrows of daily exploitation, and then being hated for being an orphan." (Reference: Martin Luther King, Jr., Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?, 1967).

Dr. King in many ways was a true trailblazer and a pioneer for human justice; to celebrate his birthday on January 15, is much more than honoring a black hero, but it is a tribute to a modern day prophet. He was thrust into a vicious human rights battle in the 1950s and 1960s as the premier spokesman for the Civil Rights Movement which he received his assignment from the Montgomery Improvement Association. A little black woman named Rosa Parks in 1955 who refused to give up her seat on the bus to a white patron and it was this incident that sparked the Civil Rights movement and led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott that lasted for 381 days.

Dr. King's motivation can not be viewed separate and apart from the historical context of when the first slave ship docked on the eastern seaboard of the United States in 1555. There was a clarion call and a yearning for human rights from those who were brought to these shores as unwilling captives in chains; the inception of Chattel Slavery was the advent that led to a four hundred (400) year history of systematic oppression, injustice, and racism. Dr. King stated: "Many of the ugly pages of American history have been obscured and forgotten....America owes a debt of justice which it has only begun to pay. If it loses the will to finish or slackens in its determination, history will recall its crimes and the country that would be great will lack the most indispensable element of greatness--justice." (Reference: Martin Luther King, Jr., Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?, 1967).

These social variables were the impetus that sparked a young southern Christian preacher to pick up the torch of liberation and activism and to stomp on behalf of the least of these. So many Christian preachers today have lost sight of Jesus the Christ mission and have turned a blind eye to addressing oppression and often time their mission is about money and social mobility. They are driven by materialism and not humanism; Dr. King taught a social Gospel, he was deeply concerned with the same people that Jesus was concerned with. King was not interested in building mega churches and sanctuaries; he was more concerned about building human character and used his brilliant oratory skills to challenge a modern day Roman Government who was much more powerful than Pilate. The Prophet Job lost everything, but he never lost faith in God; this was the kind of faith Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., had.

There are a plethora of social issues plaguing the African American community ranging from gang violence, single parenting, high school drop out rate, unemployment, high black homicide rate, teenage pregnancy and a sense of disillusionment with a government that has betrayed the poor. Dr. King would be addressing these issues from the pulpit and he would be in the streets amongst the poor and oppressed working to give a voice to the voiceless. These modern day "Uncle Tom" Negro leaders are to busy window dressing and saying what is politically expedient and claiming they are the heir apparent to the work and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King.

Reverend Al Sharpton is not a contemporary of Dr. Martin Luther King, but the white media has elevated him to the status of modern day mass leader of the African American race, this is insidious and you would have thought Dr. King himself anointed and handpicked him as his predecessor. Reverend Sharpton was a little boy when Dr. King was leading and was not part of King's inner circle. The reality is, the day of elevated mass black leadership is over and we should not be looking for one black leader (the savior syndrome) to lead us to the promise land. This is antiquated thinking and failure to recognize that the world has made a paradigm shift and the concept of race leaders is obsolete.

Reverend Jesse Jackson was not King's most closest confidante; he was a young man who ran errands (getting King’s shoes shined and getting coffee, picking up lunch and answering the phones, etc.) and some of these Negroes were on the FBI payroll, but after King's death they rose to national prominence.

The United States as a nation had evolved socially, politically and economically around the politics of race. Thus, race has consumed the psyche of the citizens of the United States from the very inception and the establishment of this republic. Racial politics has created and shaped the behavior of the dominant culture (European Americans) and the subcultures like (African Americans) behavior, which impacted the socialization process of a nation. Dr. King was confronted with the vicious system of Jim Crow in which African Americans were systematically disenfranchised and denied freedom, justice and equality. Dr. King said he was a drum major for justice. Dr. King stated: "Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. Hate destroys a man's sense of values and his objectivity. It causes him to describe the beautiful as ugly and the ugly as beautiful, and to confuse the true with the false and the false with the true." (Reference: Martin Luther King, Jr., Strength To Love, 1963).

It is difficult for me to attend these elaborate King celebrations that are put on every year around January 20 where people who claimed to have walked with Dr. King yesterday but cease to struggle today and now get up giving speeches reminiscing in a nostalgic fashion, as though we have arrived as a people. We in 2009 are faced with some of the same challenges that Dr. King faced over forty (40) years ago, the enemy today is more covert and sophisticated and has further lured black people to sleep with Barack Obama being elected as the president of the United states of America, as though this resolves the social divide and all of sudden racism does not exist and all of America’s race problems have been solved. King stated: “But one hundred years later, we must face the tragic fact that the Negro is still not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later, the Negro is still languishing in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land. So we have come here today to dramatize an appalling condition.” (Reference: Martin Luther King; “I Have a Dream” Speech 1963).

This is indeed a great accomplishment in the history of black America and one that Dr. King fought for and he to would be proud of President-elect Obama becoming the first African American president of the United States of America. However, I must caution President-elect Obama is a token; he does not resolve 310 years of injustice. Now! You do not reach the level that President-Elect Obama has reached by voting and/or by a ballot box election; voting is only an illusion, in what the masses perceive as their tool of expression pursuant to democracy participation and we are taught this is the highest representation of freedom and liberty that one can exercise in a so-called civilized society.

No, I am not willing be duped on a symbol of token success and we call that progress; this so-called progress has been carefully orchestrated and well crafted by those who practiced deception and chicanery to lure the masses of the people to sleep into believing that Obama's appointment resolve 450 years of human injustice and conflict. This election does not begin to resolve the political, economic and social divide that exists inside of America. It is going to take a little more than the appointment of the first so-called African American president. Obama has not paid proper homage to the likes of Dr. King, Fannie Lou Hamer, Thurgood Marshall, A. Phillip Randolph, Rosa Parks, Whitney Young, Bayard Rustin, Roy Wilkins, etc., these Civil Rights leaders paved the way that he might sit in the White House today.

This writer was explaining to his daughter that blacks were killed, lynched, beaten and were the victims of various types of physical violence during the turbulent Civil Rights era. President-elect Obama is the beneficiary of that struggle and sacrifices that were waged by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and those brave black and poor Civil Rights workers who stood up against some vicious tobacco chewing rednecks in the Confederate South and the Confederate North. They paid a price; they use to sing "I am not going to let anyone turn me around" and they understood the words of Patrick Henry, "Give Me liberty or give me death" and there is an old saying if you do not stand for something you will fall for anything.

African Americans after the passing of the Emancipation Proclamation (1863) and the passing of the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution which freed the slaves in theory from chattel slavery. African Americans from 1865-1877 during what was known as the Reconstruction Period started to make tremendous strides toward economic and political progress. Thus, during this twelve year stint in southern states black politicians were being elected to high State level political offices. For example, in Mississippi Hiram Revels and Blanche K. Bruce, and Robert Smalls in South Carolina who served in the United States Congress. P.B.S Pinchback who was a Lieutenant Governor and for over two months served as governor of Louisiana during Reconstruction. (Reference: John Hope: “From Slavery to Freedom”).

But all this progress was turned back with United States Government cut a deal with the south and removed federal troops who were there to enforce federal law. Thus, nineteen (19) years later the courts ushered in one of the most infamous U.S. Supreme Courts decision within the history of African American—the 1896 Plessy v. Ferguson decision, which once again the high court legalized and institutionalized racism within the United States. The United States Supreme Court essentially said that in all matters of social, political and economic that segregation (separate but equal) was constitutional and could be practiced as a matter of law. This law was the mother of all Jim Crow laws which led to further racial segregation and discrimination—fostering racial hate, hate crimes, race riots, lynching, etc. Dr. King referred to America as the greatest purveyor of violence and she was hypocritical to criticize other nations and was unwilling to look in the mirror at how she was treating the African American. (Reference: W.E.B Dubois; “Black Reconstruction in America”).

King was born on January 15, 1929 during the Great Depression and just thirty-three (33) years after the Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) decision and grew-up in the Jim Crow south of Atlanta, Georgia where he witness racial politics at its best. He was trained at three fine institutions of higher learning—Morehouse College, Crozier College and Boston University where he received a doctorate degree in religion. This writer does not believe early on that Dr. King visualized himself as a leader of the black multitudes; I believe that he would have been satisfied serving as the pastor of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama, as opposed to being a leader of a mass movement. Sometime history finds us and it is mere accidental that we are led to certain stations in life but Dr. King was destined to be a modern day prophet, one who changed the outcome of humanity and this was a reality he could not escape. (Reference: Martin Luther King and James M. Washington; “A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr.”)

Moreover that does not mean that he was above reproach nor does it implies or insinuate that perhaps I do not have any disagreements (Separation versus Integration) with his philosophy, strategy, and tactics. What ever disagreements I may have, it does not rise to the level of me breaking ranks with a giant of a man. King understood best the words of one of the greatest rappers, poets and spoken word artist in Gil Scott Heron when he said, "the motherfucking dogs are in the streets"

King vehemently opposed the Vietnam War and as he grew politically, he openly condemned United States aggression in South East Asia. He stated: "Somehow this madness must cease. We must stop now. I speak as a child of God and brother to the suffering poor of Vietnam. I speak for those whose land is being laid waste, whose homes are being destroyed, whose culture is being subverted. I speak for the poor in America who are paying the double price of smashed hopes at home and death and corruption in Vietnam. I speak as a citizen of the world, for the world as it stands aghast at the path we have taken. I speak as an American to the leaders of my own nation. The great initiative in this war is ours. The initiative to stop it must be ours." (Reference: Martin Luther King, Jr., The Trumpet of Conscience, 1967).

King by 1967 became one of the most dangerous leaders in America because he was growing politically and he had made some ideological transitioning beyond the Civil Rights movement and had come to recognize that the true struggle was international, which involved a struggle for human rights. Some of Dr. King's top advisors like Ralph Abernathy and Andrew Young advised King not to make this transition because it was a lot more political and expansive in ideology.

Dr. King stated: "Over the past two years, as I have moved to break the betrayal of my own silences and to speak from the burnings of my own heart, as I have called for radical departures from the destruction of Vietnam, many persons have questioned me about the wisdom of my path. At the heart of their concerns, this query has often loomed large and loud: "Why are you speaking about the war, Dr. King?" "Why are you joining the voices of dissent?" "Peace and civil rights don’t mix," they say. "Aren’t you hurting the cause of your people?" they ask. And when I hear them, though I often understand the source of their concern, I am nevertheless greatly saddened, for such questions mean that the inquirers have not really known me, my commitment, or my calling. Indeed, their questions suggest that they do not know the world in which they live. In the light of such tragic misunderstanding, I deem it of signal importance to try to state clearly, and I trust concisely, why I believe that the path from Dexter Avenue Baptist Church—the church in Montgomery, Alabama, where I began my pastorate—leads clearly to this sanctuary tonight." (Reference: King speech Beyond Vietnam April 4, 1967. New York, N.Y.).

Dr. King as he evolved politically became a target of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and its zealous director J. Edgar Hoover and was covertly scrutinized under Cointelpro (FBI and the US Government Counter Intelligence Program). J. Edgar Hoover was obsessed with all black leadership from all political spectrums. King advocated civil disobedience and nonviolent protest and used tactics like boycotts, marches, sit-ins, freedom rides, etc., to force America uphold the laws which in 1954 the United States Supreme Court pursuant to Brown v. Board of Education which overturned Plessy v. Ferguson had declared “separate but equal as being unconstitutional. (Reference: Ward Churchill and Jim Vander Wall; The COINTELPRO Papers: Documents from the FBI's Secret Wars Against Dissent in the United States (South End Press Classics Series).

Dr. King led marches and demonstrations to force America to abide by its laws to end segregation and he went on a campaign to desegregate the south by any means necessary of course non-violently. King's agitation led to the U.S. Congress and President Lyndon B. Johnson passing perhaps two of the most important pieces of legislation in the history of black America, which was the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act these laws solidified black Americans status in this country as "Americans" and in theory opened up the door for full citizenship and public accommodation.

However, the Federal Bureau of Investigation kept their eyes on the "Prince of Peace" and FBI director Hoover sent agent provocateurs to infiltrate King's organization, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and spied and eavesdropped on some of Dr. King's most private and intimate conversations. Hoover had a mandate to infiltrate and disrupt all progressive black leadership and Dr. King and Elijah Muhammad (leader of the Nation of Islam) was one and two respectively on that list. The Cointelpro agenda was revealed via the Freedom of Information Act and the public acquired thousands upon thousands pages of documents relating to Hoover and his FBI surveillance plan. (Reference: Mark Lane and Dick Gregory; “Murder in Memphis: The FBI and the Assassination of Martin Luther King”).

Hoover was obsessed with any black leader that he thought had the ability to unify and electrify the masses or what he called a "Black Messiah". No doubt the United States Government can not escape culpability in the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., that took place on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel. James Earl Ray was a pasty, a fall guy and the former President John F. Kennedy and his brother, the former U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy were part of the United States Government conspiracy aimed at Dr. Martin Luther King. However, the Kennedys have this untainted historical place in the hearts of many African Americans who have lived through the Civil Rights era but only if they knew the dirty tricks of Kennedys relative to Dr. King and other black leaders of that era. (Reference: Philip H. Melanson: “The Murkin Conspiracy: An Investigation into the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.”).

Dr. King was assassinated in Memphis he was there to speak and rally on behalf of sanitation workers (garbage collectors) and demand better working conditions for poor black and white workers. King grew to understand that inequality between wealth and labor (labor and the means of production created an antagonistic contradiction between the "haves and have nots") for this position he was called a socialist, as if that label represented something bad.

King stated: "When we ask Negroes to abide by the law, let us also declare that the white man does not abide by law in the ghettos. Day in and day out he violates welfare laws to deprive the poor of their meager allotments; he flagrantly violates building codes and regulations; his police make a mockery of law; he violates laws on equal employment and education and the provisions of civil services. The slums are the handiwork of a vicious system of the white society; Negroes live in them, but they do not make them, any more than a prisoner makes a prison." (Reference: Martin Luther King, Jr., The Trumpet of Conscience, 1967).

I am socialist and if we had any damn sense the entire 40 to 50 million Africans living in America would be Socialist. Like Dr. King, I am against exploitation and I am against that one (1) percent of the population hoarding ninety five (95) percent of the world's wealth and resources; if that makes me a socialist, then I will wear that title with the highest honor and if Dr. King was a live today, I am quite sure he would stand shoulder to shoulder with me.

Dr. King would be in total opposition to the Zionist State of Israel who ended the year and started the New Year in 2009 killing innocent Palestinian men, women, and children on the Gaza Strip. What is taking place in Gaza is a criminal act and should be condemned by all civilized people of the earth. There are forty-one (41) Congressional Black Caucus Members (CBC) and there should have been a collective statement, a resolution of sought issued condemning Israel for this unlawful act of aggression against the Palestinian people. Hamas was chosen as a democratic elected government and do not the Palestinians have the right to self-determination.

King said injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. I have not heard the so-called black leaders nor the religious community stand-up and condemn what the Israeli military is doing in Gaza. Yet, many of them for the next two weeks will be putting on public programs honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and telling how they are followers of his philosophy. But King would not be sitting silent and watching the Palestinian people being slaughtered on the Gaza Strip and Gaza City go up in flames and not raise a voice of opposition. These are hypocrites and liars.

Former Congresswoman, Cynthia McKinney is one of the few black leaders that have stood up to condemn Israel for its aggression in Palestine. Everyone around the world knows that there is not an Arab military unit in the region that is comparable to the highly technical and sophisticated arm forces of the Israelis. The Palestinians are not a military match to the Israelis and this is why this onslaught should be condemned. Thus, ironically this is the home of Jesus and yet violence and oppression is occupying the Holy Land. If Israel claims a right to exist then it can not deny the indigenous people that same right. Lets honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, the right way and stand up against injustice where ever we find it on the earth.

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 symbolisms 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

Thursday, January 6, 2011

FACEBOOK: THE NEW COINTELPRO: WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY NO SNITCHING?

FACEBOOK: THE NEW COINTELPRO: WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY NO SNITCHING?

By: Fahim A. Knight-El

Let me start this Blog off by letting my readers know that I have received hundreds of request to join Facebook from both strangers and friends, and when I respond back and inform people that I do not have a Facebook page; thus, many seem shocked and flabbergasted often making the erroneous assumption that I am not in tuned with the age of information—Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, YouTube and the other various social network mediums being used by the globe. Some have made the argument that my Blog writings are not receiving the mass appeal because of my failure to embrace Facebook—thus they perhaps have come in contact with my Blog Keeping it Real think tank site http://fahimknightsworld.blogspot.com/20... and many can appreciate my level of research and the type of information that I cover and convey on my Blog and they think others far beyond my traditional base need to have this knowledge. I must say I am always humbled by their passion for my work.

But at same time there are still others who cannot imagine that I am not on Facebook—they often tell me everyone is on Facebook—the social networking is part of accessing and delivering information in a real time paradigm. Most people are looking to put a face with the bloggers’ information, as well as view the background of the person with whom they may enjoy reading their philosophical theories and may even share paths (also there are others looking for a negative angle and possess more of a sinister agenda and you must be aware of the two energies). The first place people ordinarily look to find background information on people is to access search engines such as Google and of course Facebook in order to locate Internet generated information on the person.

There was one Blogger named Paul Collins who has authored a number of books such as “Prescience Rendezvous”, “King without an Empire, and “Mystery of Everyman's way”. I believe Paul is from Canada and he is a member of The Daily Grail website another good alternative forum in which I have posted my work http://www.dailygrail.com/blogs/fahim-kn.... When I joined The TDG forum over three years ago, Paul emailed me after reading a few of my Blogs and I do not think Paul necessarily agreed with many of my contentions, in particular my views on the Invisible Rulers and the covert role they play in orchestrating the affairs of humanity.

This is what Paul Collins stated to me on December 24, 2007, “If a person cries out against the problem, or problems, they ARE part of the problem. I am very distrustful of politicians, or business leaders, who appoint themselves as the voices of reason. Now, Fahim Knight, if you were an elitist, would you wish to change the status quo which would endanger your present money earning ways? Of course you would not. I believe the power is within ourselves not the elitist, or in the political establishment. We can choose. We have free will. If you wish to drive a gas guzzler, you have the free will to do so. If you wish to spend your nights drinking alcohol, you have the free will to do so. The power is not with the elitists, politicians, or the media... it is with ourselves. A lot of things are illusionary these days. If a person cries out against the problem, or problems, they ARE part of the problem.“

Paul had Google searched my name looking for a picture of me and some additional background information and stated that he had searched the entire Internet and there was no picture of me and very little background information on who I was. This for the most has been intentional.

Paul in another email stated: “Fahim: I understand your point of view. These Power Elite Groups, i.e., the Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission, and Bildabergers can not do whatever they want. There is a thing such as universal law. They turn against universal law, the forces of nature will turn against them and us alike. I agree that critical analysis is what helps us grow. I also agree that spiritual and internal development is lacking throughout world society. But it all does come within. At the end of this so called War on Terror, this planet will have a single world currency and uniform laws. This so called conflict is about globalism. You can't fight globalism. You can get a sign and protest all you want--globalism is here to stay. Even Canada can't remain separate from North America. It has to surrender it's identity, all in the name of globalism. I firmly expect to see Canada and the United States as one country some time in the future. That is an impossible unavoidable spectacle. This will allow the US to eventually adopt a free and universal health care system--something it lacks. Anyhow, I think this was a healthy debate. Do you surf the TDG much, or did you just come across it by happenstance? What part of the US are you based in. I looked you up in google and couldn't find much on you. Not even a picture. I never heard of you up until now.”

However, my twelve year old daughter approached me, a few weeks ago about establishing a Facebook page, thus, she stated most of her school peers had Facebook pages and this how they communicate with each other. She then asked my wife and I would we approve of her going on Facebook. I hesitated before answering my daughter because I wanted to set some limitations and guidelines and establish some parameters prior to moving forward in this conversation, if at all we were going to allow her to have a Facebook account. Yet, I fully understand that her generation and future generations to come will be functioning side by side with technology and technological way of life will effect and perhaps impact every facet of her and their lives, as well as our lives as adults. The social networking trend or fad has captivated the imagination over half billion people and has taking the importance of the Internet medium to the next level in the lives of a very large percentage of the globe. This is truly a digital era we live in and an exciting time to be alive.

My daughter wasn’t born during the turbulent 1960s or 1970s and even now she was to young to have had heard of Cointelpro (in fact most Americans have never heard of Cointelpro), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) counter intelligence program established by J. Edgar Hoover in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, which was primarily aimed at black leaders and organizations. It was one of the most lethal government counter intelligence strategies and tactics of all times, which was aimed at controlling domestic rebellion and so-called subversive activity that eventually led to the assassination and imprisonment of many black activist in 1960s and 1970s who were engaged in the liberation struggle.

These brothers and sisters paid a price and many still linger in state and federal prisons across the United States and have been political prisoners for years such as Mumia Abu-Jamal (former Black Panther and Move Organization activist who has been on death row since the early 1980s for allegedly killing a Philadelphia police officer). Sundiata Shakur who was an allege Black Liberation Army (BLA) activist and Black Panther and codefendant of Assata Shakur who was alleged to have assisted in the murder of a New Jersey State Trooper in the early 1970s. Assata Shakur was falsely charged and convicted where she was sentenced to federal prison in Morgantown, West Virginia and after serving a few years she escaped and fled to Cuba where she was granted political asylum, as a U.S. political prisoner (Shakur is still considered a U.S. fugitive). The New York Panther 21 who in 1969 was charged with conspiracy to blow up the New York Botanical Gardens, department stores, etc., but were later acquitted of all charges, thus, they were targets of Cointelpro.

Cointelpro primary objective was for the disruption and ultimately dismantling the black power movement and the Civil Rights movement and their leaders. Minister Malcolm X's defection from the Nation of Islam in 1964 and the rift between him and the Honorable Elijah Muhammad was instigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation—they worked day and night to separate Minister Malcolm X from his teacher Elijah Muhammad (J. Edgar Hoover was fearful that a so-called "Black Messiah" would rise who could electrify and unify the masses). Hoover also targeted the Black Panther Party and Huey P. Newton (he was a continued victim of the U.S. Government dirty tricks) and eventually the government was behind the assassination of Mark Clark and Fred Hampton, two prominent Black Panther leaders in Chicago. The Freedom of Information Act only revealed some of the government reactionary tactics on the Panther’s leadership. Elaine Brown was exiled to France, Eldridge Cleaver exiled to Algeria before he lost his mind. Geronimo Ji-Jaga Pratt was sentenced to a long term prison sentence, which after serving 27 years was overturn (he eventually won a 4.5 million dollar civil lawsuit against the city of Los Angles and the U.S. Justice Department for false imprisonment and wrongful incarceration). But there were other nameless and faceless revolutionary freedom fighters who also were victims of Cointelpro.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation kept extensive dossiers on militant and radical black leadership what we in the movement called FBI files. The U.S. Government had hundreds of agents assigned to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and monitored his every movement, secretly photographing him, wiretapped his phones, infiltrated his organization Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and sent agent provocateurs to disrupt the continuity of the organization. King was under constant government surveillance.

My daughter is a lot more computer savvy than I am and even interacting in the Bloggers world I often find myself consulting my twelve year old daughter for her valuable expertise. I just read prior to writing this blog as I stated above, which is Facebook has over a half of billion people connected to this social network site and this year it even beat out Google by having more people accessing its site than any other Internet social networking medium or search engine sites.

Nevertheless, this is what bothers me about Facebook, just a few years ago as I traveled to various large metropolitan cities such as Chicago, New York, Los Angles, Charlotte, Newark, Detroit, Atlanta, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, etc., where I would see black youth and Hispanic youth wearing T-Shirts, which read "No Snitching". This writer must admit, I admired the symbolic rebellious message, it was a code of ethics that I am very familiar with based on my own personal up bringing living in the inner city. Thus, reading the "No Snitch" message imprinted across their chest spoke volumes to perhaps their conscious and/or subconscious awareness of the social contradictions that exist between the power apparatus—the poor and privileged (the police, probation and parole officer, U.S. Marshal's Service, DEA, judges, prosecutors, INS) and themselves.

A few months ago, the founder of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg appeared on television with Newark, New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker where he gave the city of Newark 100 million dollars, a hefty gift to a crime ridding city where murder and gang violence are the order of the day. They take the "No Snitch" code of ethics serious in this city; thus, Newark's criminal justice system and judicial systems for many years now have had difficulties getting prosecution witnesses to testify for the state, because the gangs (bloods and Crips) and drug cartels have order hits on witnesses in which many have come up dead prior to trial. We have witness high profile criminal cases get tossed because the State of New Jersey lacked sufficient evidence and witness testimony to get a conviction. The United States Justice Department was called in to monitor these high incidents of witness intimidation and murder (the witness protection program was poor and ineffective, which has led to the deaths of tens witnesses who were slated to testify in high profile criminal cases in Newark).

So this writer wondered why would Facebook founder Zuckerberg give Newark 100 million dollars? Newark has one of the worst school systems in the nation with a high dropout rate coupled by all types of social issues plaguing this inner city. I believe the state of New Jersey took over the Newark School system from under municipal city control a few years ago and 100 million dollar gift from Zuckerberg in my opinion was good faith money to instill confidence in New Jersey lawmakers and the private sector to invest in Newark and give the Council on Foreign Relations Mayor Booker a new political leash on life. Newark has over 40,000 students and an annual school budget of over $940 million dollars; moreover, in reality 100 million dollars do not put a dent into offsetting Newark’s educational expenditures. There is no doubt Mayor Booker was handpicked by a certain sector in New Jersey and he is a slave to their interest more so than to his black and Hispanic constituency. Perhaps he will use this money to create a miniature police city and impose more surveillance on the people. What’s in this deal for Facebook mogul Zuckerberg surely this act of philanthropy can not be taking on face value and perhaps there are short and long term interest connected to this deal far beyond the public relations photo opt? Why didn’t Zuckerberg build a Facebook hub in Newark where he could employee people and assist this impoverished city with their staggering high unemployment rate? This in the long run would have been a more feasible alternative to assisting New Jersey’s largest city.

The people need jobs and this would lead to a reduction in crime and at the same time raise the standard of living. May be Zuckerberg 100 million dollar investment was just another big step towards urban gentrification in Newark. Yet, as this writer scanned the many Facebook pages of friends and strangers, I was alarmed at how much people revealed about themselves relative to their personal and private lives on this public forum. People discuss their marriages, finance, legal matters, children, domestic break-ups, sexual orientation, family background, social events, employment, careers, religious orientation, politics, etc., and most of all people share their photos with friends and strangers (some post pictures of family members in which their entire family have images on the site) are we revealing to much and I am of the belief that some things just aren’t no one’s damn business.

They even communicate on Facebook about matters which in the not so distance past would have been relegated to a private telephone call. Big Brother even 30 to 40 years ago only eavesdropped and wiretapped its citizen’s telephone calls, if you were considered a dissident voice and/or was involved in a criminal enterprise. This could have led to you being a person of interest to the United States Government (this much even in 2011 has not changed). Perhaps Facebook is a big experiment, unlike any other social experiment because people are willingly and voluntarily providing Big Brother with the most intricate details of their lives. I heard syndicated talk show host Tom Joyner on the Tom Joyner Morning Show on January 5, 2011 stated that the FBI said Facebook as a so-called non-criminal justice agency had the most extensive data base in the country (this will prove to be a dangerous reality for the American people in the near future) and the FBI was subpoenaing Facebook in some particular case just recently.

Since the 911 hoax, which was a set-up and an inside job, it would be used as an infringement on the civil liberties of the American people and voluntarily caused them to surrender certain rights and freedoms while we were being duped into believing that our national security was being threatened by an external enemy. But the real intent and objective were to implement new laws and interpret existing laws to put the United States Government in a position to be all intrusive and very few would question the repressive motives of the United States Patriot Act (the U.S. Patriot Act literally took surveillance to a new level that was unprecedented in U.S. history). It removed all the legal barriers that use to exist between the state and the individual and most of all it left the U.S. Constitution naked (post 911 the constitution has become an irrelevant document) in which this silent revolution did not require one shot nor any bloodshed other than the 3,000 causalities associated with the bombing of the World Trade Center in New York. But its political, economic and social ramifications will prove to have far more implications on American history than any prior revolutions recorded in world history. The people (meaning our democracy) were overthrown as of the result of 9/11 coup d'├ętat and it led to one of the greatest volunteer surrendering of our civil liberties. We handed the United States Government licenses to be omnipresent and all-encompassing in our lives.

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has a history of using dirty tricks in which over seventy-five percent of the so-called national and international acts of terrorism are mere creations of the CIA. They went from Afghanistan to Iraq and now are using propaganda to focus the ignorant American masses attention on Imam Anwar Al-Awlaki who self-exiled to Yemen (a Yemen-American citizen who was educated in America and is probably a CIA operative he is now considered public enemy number one). The sad phenomenon is that most Americans can not locate Yemen on the map, but they have already been thoroughly convinced that Anwar Al-Awlaki is the so-called new enemy of America and the west. They used the same strategy to convince the world that Saddam Hussein of Iraq was a mad man and never told the American people that Hussein was a CIA agent and hired gun of the U.S. Government for seven years (1979-1986) an international agent provocateur.

I do not think the old way of U.S. Government spying and surveillance has become obsolete, but with the invention of Facebook, it has provided law enforcement with a wealth of information on the identity of people, the various alias they use, photos of family and friends, what city and state they live in, etc., and not to mention the incriminating chat that takes place on Facebook. Facebook is the new FBI dossier and it doesn’t require the manpower or the man hours, nor will it be met with the same public resistance of Cointelpro of the past. They have done a superb job of luring people to sleep with the whole concept of social networking and have relaxed the Sheeple so much that they are enjoying and having fun in their own demise. This doesn’t require coercion or interrogation (that was once associated with KGB, Mossad, CIA, etc.) and a covert government plot to accumulate or access intimate files on American citizens in particular and citizens throughout the world in general (not to suggest that the old mode of acquiring intelligence has outlived its usefulness). The people have become so dumb down that they are voluntarily providing law enforcement with massive data under the guise of social networking.

Perhaps twenty or thirty years from now Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will reveal that he and his Facebook enterprise was a United States Justice Department and Homeland Security covert operation established to gather national and international information on world society (now looking at this phenomenon from another perspective may be Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran, Raul Castro of Cuba, Kim Jong-il of North Korea, etc., have banned the devil with good cause and keeping their societies away from this master espionage plan called Facebook), which was being stored in a data base sitting readily to be access if need be by American Gestapo forces and their operatives.

When it is all said and done, it must be viewed that we voluntarily surrendered what little freedoms we still had left and just what if Facebook was an espionage operation. Some may view this article as one who is overly paranoid and even draw the conclusion that I have overreacted based on the analysis that I have presented relative to my opinion of Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg the Harvard dropout has to be a genius he has become a billionaire who organized a system whereby people globally can share information and no doubt Facebook is to be reckon with in the market place. President Barack Obama would not have become president if was not for him and his campaign utilizing the social network mediums and capitalizing off of an untapped voting bloc, which was young voters and it was this sector that helped carry him in the 2008 presidential election. Yet I still do not trust Facebook.

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