Monday, October 29, 2012



By Fahim A. Knight-El

The United States of America is in deep trouble because of our reactionary political direction, which has taking our nation off course and the economic trick bag that Money Changers have place the U.S. and the globe in have corralled us all, and has devastated our ability to dream and hope for a better America and world (our national optimism has been shattered by these hidden evil forces). Some have already determined the 2012 U.S. Presidential election as, perhaps being one of the most important elections in our recent history (African Americans just desire to see President Obama get a second term, but others desire to see him voted out of office for what they perceived as failed policies, which according to them has set our nation back). I would have to disagree with this assertion because the dawning of a new era came and went with the election of President George W. Bush. Bush perhaps held the most significant U.S. presidential tenure of any prior or future president for that matter (next to George Washington and Abraham Lincoln) who will sit in the Oval Office, he sealed the deal. What he did truly altered the course of not only American history, but world history and has literally brought us to this space and time in American history (Bush was allowed to oversee the dismantling of America and destroyed over 236 years of American sovereignty). I think President Barack Obama went into office a bit naïve and ignorant about who rules the world and although, he was strategically selected by these forces and had agreed to work on behalf of their agenda. He had no idea how powerful Henry Kissinger and Rockefellers were and eventually found out that their loyalty has always been to the international bankers and neither to concept of democracy nor to the American people. Thus, even as a Boule (the Black Elitist
Secret Society in which 33rd degree Scottish Rite Masons serves as the feeder membership to this little known powerful black society) member President Obama did not understand the concept of real power ( as I stated above initially he was naïve and oblivious).

But he has received on the job training from the Invisible Rulers and he has been co-opted; his poor African American constituents have no idea that in his world they are expendable and his real constituents are the international bankers and the Invisible Rulers. However, the unseen powers (those that governs the universal order of things) have already been set in motion and the negative harvest that we have sown is now coming into fruition; just study the mood of the ruler ship and the ordinary people, it represents clear evidence that both sectors (Democrats and Republicans—Poor and Rich—Obama and Romney) have no answers to why there appears to be a physiological and psychological imbalance affecting human behavior across the planet. They do not realize that their inner most connection to their own spirituality is no longer part of their genetic DNA because of the choices they have sought to make, which was once a predetermined modus operandi that worked in synchronization with the concept of right and wrong. Moreover, this default has led to stagnation in human relations and no longer is evolving with the positive movement of time and space relative to the overall good that exist in the universe. The United States Government is under divine chastisement and her decline in global economic and political affairs represents clear evidence. Look at President Barack Obama his direction for our nation is confused and he lacks clear direction; there is nothing that he can do to remedy our present predicament and he doesn't even understand that our government's political, economic and social course is imbalance, it will only lead to more chaos and confusion because those who are advising him are confused and are bent on opposing the universal laws (they have turned this brother into one of them).

He does not understand that the collapse of the United States economy and global economy doesn’t represent a political failure, but represents a spiritual failure. His selection to the White House has been very divisive mainly because of his race, but it easy for his enemies to hide behind a façade of political symbolism and rhetoric allowing them to shield their inner most feelings and thoughts towards having to submit to a black commander-in-chief.  Their real hand is never displayed and yet justifies their behavior and action by telling the American people that they disagree with President Obama’s political policy, but in all actuality the political filibustering is only the symptom of a much larger problem that has always existed in American politics. He is a victim of the unresolved history of American racism—he has had very little bi-partisan consensus or just political cooperation from Republican members of the Congress in my opinion because of the race factor and they conveniently hide behind the notion of politics and none of them care about the dismal state of the American people. It has become business as usual. They have very little accountability to the American people and therefore, they play games with our lives by distorting the issues and misconstruing the facts. The name of American politics is who can tell the biggest convincing lie and based on the ignorance of the American electorate it is easy to employ propaganda and disinformation and get elected to public office and sway public opinion.

Former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney and Republican presidential candidate characterized 47% of the American people as non-productive citizens and who were looking for government handouts—those comments should have been insulting to all of us who are hardworking and taxpaying citizens. There is no doubt that he was speaking from the gut and speaking his conscious and you and I know that in the good ole boy country club settings where the upper class and privileged consistently have these type of off the camera and off the mic conversations about how much they distained and disregard the poor and 'have nots' as human beings. Romney in this instance happened to just get caught, but many of us who are considered the poor and oppressed were not moved or rattled by these remarks. Yes, they may have been insulting, but he was given us a political and economic equation from the play book of Wall Street Bankers—which was put your money on the 53% (the dark horse) and ride the success of the stock exchange. He was actually speaking in the future and not in the now, because the prediction is that his policies if elected are going to further cripple the poor and middle class (this sector will be X out as expendable baggage). Romney’s policies will only make the wealthy richer and he doesn’t care that American corporate entities have been outsourced because he stands to be the beneficiary—he is an insider gambler.

The reality is that after November 6, 2012 presidential election nothing is going to change for the masses of the American people whether Obama remains in office or Mitt Romney wins the election. The rules are stacked against the voices of the American people, who in the hell understand these complex super pacs and the Electoral College—the popular vote do not mean a damn thing but the Sheepel is running around rallying people and claiming voting to be our civic duty—they do not understand that they are tools working towards their own enslavement. There are no undecided voters; every person knows who they are voting for and these CNN reports of undecided voters are just mere television entertainment. I would like to vote for a redistribution of the world’s wealth in which that 47% percent that Romney dismissed will have the same legitimate opportunities of the Rothschilds (make no mistake about these global moguls they are in a class by themselves in which these other names are only servants of the Rothschilds), DuPonts,, Vanderbilts, Stanfords, Gates, Kennedys, Buffetts, etc., they are not in the class of the J.P. Morgan family or the Rockefellers, DeBeers, Oppenheimers, etc., it is a little embarrassing for me to even mention them in the same breath of the Invisible Rulers.

Voting will never give the American people the control over their destiny because of the above mentioned men who stands in the way of humanity’s desire for freedom, justice and equality; therefore, real power for the masses will forever remain illusive and imaginary. I think Romney was being quite honest about his feelings towards the 'have nots' although many of this class appears to the general public as Elitist, but in all actuality he and others like him are just low level operatives (pawns) that possess no real power to alter the paradigm shift—he and President Barack Obama are only front men for the Invisible Hand neither are the true decision makers. They can only do what they are being told and it does not matter about Romney's business background and his promises to restore the American economy this is outside of his power. I will tell you that even if Romney wins the U.S. Presidential elections the national deficit will continue to escalate, the national unemployment rate will increase and job growth will decrease until those vipers who have the U.S. and global economy in stranglehold decides to release us from this deadly economic predicament, then nothing is going to change regardless which candidate sits in the White House.

How quick have the right gotten amnesia, it was President George W. Bush, a Republican president at the helm that steered this nation to its lowest peak since the 1929 Great Depression, but all that Obama and Romney is talking about is nothing but smoking mirrors, it sounds good because people are looking for something to hold on too—even if it is a lie. But once you come into the knowledge of self, it becomes an immediate sense of personal empowerment which begins to take place and you see things different. It starts the process of moving us away from the power, influence and control of the 10% (Bloodsuckers of the Poor). The 10% has ruled this world order for over 6,000 years and he is a master of tricks and lies. It has become a struggle of good versus evil in which requires us to have patience with people who are wandering in darkness and have been duped by western media and propaganda. I learned so-much from reading the book titled, "The Art of War' authored by Sun Tzu about character and the strategy of thinking things through. We the 5%, those of us who have been raised from a dead level and who rejects the teachings of the 10% have a job, duty and responsibility to go after the 85% (the masses). This is not an easy task because we have been systematically made blind, deaf and dumb to the knowledge of self. Thus, whenever you are organizing people, it can become frustrating, but we must exert patience and love for our people regardless of their mental state. It is life experiences which prepares us to be good stewards and examples for others to gravitate towards. I learned through these various experiences that if I was going to be of value to myself and service to others that I had to alleviate my ego. So where I am in space and time today is the result of a long journey and maturation process. When you wake up from your slumber you see the world differently.

However, Romney has tapped into perhaps that 53% dissatisfaction sector who is frustrated with how the government is going and although he is appealing to a patriotic view of a nostalgia driven class of people relative exciting the right with pure raw emotionalism and giving them outdated solutions; this type of rhetoric is unlike Kryptonite they gain strength and belief that the old America will one day return. He is quasi following the Tea Party’s initial strategy in 2010, which was to appeal to the historical fears of a certain sector of the American people. I do agree with my detractors that race is often used as a distraction (this is being done systematically), but that does not eliminate the divisive motivations and the effectiveness to sway people as a tactic and strategy to accomplish certain political goals, in particular in America and it also speaks to race being unresolved in the United States. The Tea Party initially was using covert forms of racism to appeal to that demographic which became their base. They have toned down the initial racial rhetoric, but we still have a lot of suspiciousness relative to their political agenda. President Obama and the Democratic Party initial were very passive about all the problems that he and his administration inherited from the Bush Administration in which his passive strategy has literally backed fired in their faces (the midterm elections was proof positive of this reality) because they did not take the opportunity to exploit and exposed the hand that George W. Bush left him with.

What people are missing in this debate is that all the social, political, and economic matters facing America and the globe were induced by the Bilderberg, Council on Foreign Relations and Trilateral Commission (they are the real culprits). The collapse of the global economy, housing market, bailouts and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were being guided by the Unseen Hand. Mitt Romney and the Tea Party desires for us to believe that so-called entitlements to the poor and oppressed are wrecking our government and nation and this distraction keeps the real power brokers in deep hiding. The Tea Party is nothing but another front for the Rockefellers and Rothschilds. These strategies have been well documented in the book titled, "Tragedy and Hope" and in the book titled, "None Dare Call it Conspiracy". There is no such thing anymore in the United States that even resembles a democracy. Our government has quietly shifted towards being a Fascist government and makes people believe that they live in a participatory governmental system. Many people have forgotten that Al Gore won the U.S. Presidential race in 2000; he had acquired more of the popular vote than George W. Bush. Gore also won Florida, but the Hidden Hand was prepared to seat this ex-CIA director’s son as their low-level operative. So Jeb Bush (brother of George W. Bush) was the Governor of Florida and they duped the Florida voting process and left the electorate disenfranchised. Gore took his case to the United States Supreme Court and lost. However, people did not know that this was a perfect example of the inner workings of the Hidden Hand and the Invisible Rulers (our vote did not mean a damn thing).

I must tell my readership straight up that voting is not going to change our condition as a people. Most of our politicians are more about window dressing and they serve one interest and one constituency that is the Invisible Rulers. Our politicians are poor examples of leadership; they are nothing but prostitutes who serves the highest bidder and this assessment even includes President Barack Obama. There were two books that opened my eyes to the power of this Hidden Cabal: John Coleman's book titled, "Committee of 300" and "None Dare Call It Conspiracy" by Gary Allen and Larry Abraham are two great sources to decoding and untangling the Hidden Hand. Both candidates know that China has its foot on our necks and Romney has huge investments in China. It's laughable and contradictory to hear him and President Barack Obama talking about getting tough on China when a huge portion of the American debt is owned by China. They both know that manufacturing and industrialized plants are never coming back to the Unites States—these type business have been permanently outsourced to the Far East and Central America—those over the age of sixty five witness American industrialism at its peak and at a blink of an eye witness its decline. 

Alvin Toffler in books titled, "Future Shock", "Powershift: Knowledge, Wealth, and Violence at the Edge of the 21st Century" and "Creating a New Civilization: The Politics of the Third Wave" were given us a glimpse into a changing world, but the United States and its people are such an arrogant nation that they have been blinded by their own pompous view of the world and totally ignored signs that we were in a global transition, a changing of the guard. The U.S. Government carried out 9/11 as a political ploy and perquisite to dismantling the entire concept of American democracy; no doubt this was a masterful ploy, it lured us to sleep relative to the National Security piece and now we stand as a shattered nation—dreaming about how good we had it pre-9/11. Both presidential candidates have been given the agenda and have sworn to carry it out. Okay cast your votes, but understand that we are only going through the motions.

Fahim A. Knight, 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-EI can be reached at fahimknight@

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Fahim A. Knight-El

Friday, October 26, 2012



By Fahim A. Knight-El

I really enjoy receiving the many email correspondences that I often receive from membersof the Nation of Islam, in particular and from the various Nation of Islam factions in general. Moreover, for those who do not know, that since the death of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad in 1975, many Nation of Islam sects, schisms and splinter groups have arisen all claiming heir apparent to the teachings of messenger Elijah Muhammad and many claim to be devout followers of his mission and program; and according to them they are following the life giving teachings to the exact letter and intent pursuant to what the Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught in which they denote as the ‘original teachings’. They have also labeled factions such as the one led by Minister Louis Farrakhan as having deviated from what the Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught (I think some of Farrakhan's critics would argue that he is slowly transitioning his Nation of Islam towards Sunni Orthodox Islam and away from Muhammad’s teachings of Black Religious Nationalism). Many Nation of Islam loyalist claim this new direction as being clear evidence and proof positive of Farrakhan's revamping the Life Giving Teachings; and to them this alone serves as a distinct delineation and separation from Elijah's theology and they believe that what is being taught and advocated by the popular and charismatic Minister Louis Farrakhan is a derivation from the original teachings (I will somewhat reserve my opinion). Reference: Abdul Salaam book titled: "Is the White Man Still the Devil: The Nation of Islam, (The Honorable) Elijah Muhammad and Malcolm X"

Some claim to be followers of Seventhfam (I do not know if this Nation of Islam cyberspace forum functions as a physical temple or mosque), the Coalition for the Remembrance of Honorable Elijah Muhammad (headed by Munir Muhammad out of Chicago), Lance Shabazz (this brother did a complete flip-flop—claimed to be a follower of Elijah Muhammad in New York during the late 1960s and 1970s, but he is a premier NOI archivist and a friend of my friend John Shabazz) others claim to be followers of Minister Eric Muhammad (who leads a small group of Muslims in Atlanta under the guise of Mosque # 15), others claim to be followers of Solomon Royall (the United Nations of Islam located in Kansas City, Kansas and Maryland), and even others claim to be followers of Silis Muhammad (the Lost-Found Nation of Islam headquartered in Atlanta) and yet others claim to be followers of John Muhammad (the decease brother of Elijah Muhammad), Marvin Muhammad (founder of the New Nation of Islam who calls himself the Son of Man and is from Leland, Mississippi), Levi Karim (Detroit, Michigan who publishes the "Muhammad Speaks" newspaper), etc., and there are many more. I have had discussions with them all and was not impressed with any of them. Most of these off shoot Black Muslim groups are led by ego driven hustlers and con men who are driven by the quest of materialism and all of them desire to sit in Elijah's seat and I have found all of them unqualified to sit in the master's seat.

I am not writing this piece to be disrespectful towards the work and mission of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. What I admired about Elijah Muhammad was his commitment to black people, his program spoke for itself. He worked for 44 years to raise us up as a dignified nation of people (the proof was in the puddin and he just didn't talk about doing for-self, but he built businesses and created a revival in black entrepreneurship, perhaps not seen since the movement of Marcus Mosiah Garvey). I loved the Honorable Elijah Muhammad because he never wavered and he was committed to the empowerment and upliftment of Black people, as I stated above he built businesses, schools, and trained scholars who could debate and defend his teachings, mission and program. There would not have been a Muhammad Ali, a world class boxer who after winning the 1960 gold medal in Rome as a light heavy weight and shortly after told white folk that he was renouncing his slave name Cassius Clay and renounced Christianity for Islam. If he had not heard Elijah, he would have been like any other Negro boxer out of Louisville, Kentucky (blind, deaf and dumb). The Honorable Elijah Muhammad stood Muhammad Ali up on the world stage and gave him something to say. He gave Ali the knowledge of self and kind, thus, Ali knew that the Vietnam War was an unjust war and he refused to be inducted into the United States Arm Forces and fight brown people in South-East Asia. I think many of these pretenders to Elijah’s throne are religious hustlers and pimps who have not built anything of worthwhile since Elijah's departure. I personally do not follow any of them, if I desire to know what Elijah taught, I have all his books in my library and one of my favorite books that he wrote was titled, "Message to the Blackman in America" which lays out the systematic theology of the Nation of Islam and I have all the "Supreme Wisdom" lessons in my possession. In addition, I have the powerful "Theology of Time" series that I often listen to. Elijah Muhammad did not appoint any of them as his successor and he did not even leave a Will or Trust executor over his estate and the Nation of Islam estate. He did not choose his son Imam Warith Deen Mohammed to succeed him in 1975.

This article is not being written in defense of Arabs and their brand of Islam, it was they who in the 8th Century initiated the Tran-Saharan slave trade, which I will definitely not defend the role Islam and Muslims have played in the enslavement of African people. This automatically places me squarely in opposition to anyone advocating Sunni Islam or Shia Islam for black people because of this historical factor—their religious colonialism was about domination and perpetuating Arabism on the African continent. But as a ploy our enemies are quick to throughout the wrongs of the Arab slave makers relative to African slavery as a point of reference to minimize, demise and diminish the dehumanization affects of Chattel Slavery that was carried out by the Europeans and the lasting trauma it has had on people of African descent. I am deliberately and briefly citing the role Islam and Arabs played on the African continent as a point of contention with me. But here is the difference between people of European descent such as the former enslaved Irish; they still have land in Europe called Ireland and have a culture and tradition that connects them to a history and past in which the Irish people rally around the glorious history of their European ancestors. However, there was a big difference between what took place with the indentured Irish servants who were brought to the Caribbean in bondage than what took place with those Africans who were victims of the Transatlantic Slave Trade and the Middle Passage. 

I do not think over 100 million Irish were kidnapped and brought to the Americas as Chattel slaves in which many Africans were killed and thrown overboard on the vicious trip across the Atlantic Ocean. Chattel Slavery was based on economics and it was justified by creating a theory of black inferiority and white superiority. Moreover, its was one of the greatest crimes ever committed against humanity. Also, the African slave trade ended in the United States in 1807 meaning the importing of slaves as a commodity from Africa allegedly ended the buying and selling of slaves across international waters. The system of Chattel Slavery lasted from 1555-1865 (310), but the dehumanization process still haunts 40 to 50 million so-called American Negroes today who are victims of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome. We were robbed from the crown of our heads to base of our feet of the knowledge of self; moreover, in this process we lost our God, land, names, culture, folkway, mores, religion, etc., in fact, we lost our minds (and received no reparations for the historical damage). If an Irishman comes to the United States today, moreover, they would immediately become the recipient and benefactor of white privilege based on our system of living in a ‘pigmentocracy’ and not a democracy

Let me say this right off the back, the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad did not teach Dianetics or Scientology and he definitely did not tell us to follow L. Ron Hubbard. He gave us all we needed in the realm of theology and philosophy in his series of lectures titled: "The Theology of Time"; I have not come in contact with a school of thought that has matched what he gave us and what Master Fard Muhammad gave us in the early 1930s. Many of us, including myself, were touched by the power of the life giving teachings and are students of their magnificent wisdom. The Church of Scientology, perhaps have transformed a lot of God Seeking and God fearing white people in gathering a glimpse into the understanding of God and the necessity of being spiritually rooted (all truth and knowledge belongs to the original man, even the philosophy of Scientology is a derivative of our ancient teachings). They now understand that God is man and man is God. The Messenger even stated that the white man who accepts Islam would be considered our brother in faith (Islam), but he is not your brother by nature. Life ultimately brings us all to certain conclusions and where ever we are in space and time that is where we are supposed to be. If Minister Eric Muhammad and others feels that they should challenge Minister Farrakhan's position on this issue of Dianetics and Scientology that is their right and if Minister Louis Farrakhan thinks he should take his Nation of Islam towards Scientology that is his right. I do not have to agree with it, but this is some of the reasons I left organized religion a long time ago, the in-fighting and the ego tripping. I do not follow the Nation of Islam movements closely anymore; although I had heard a few years ago that Minister Farrakhan had introduced Scientology to the members of the Nation of Islam. I do not blame him because if we were truly rooted in the life giving teachings no one could dupe us and/or mislead us into accepting something other than what our Lord and Savior has given us. The Messenger laid out his teachings in "Message to the Blackman in America" and we should be teaching the followers of L. Ron Hubbard and the Church of Scientology and not be seeking guidance from them, if we truly believe in the power of the "Supreme Wisdom Lessons" and what Elijah Muhammad taught us.

The Temple/Mosque structure is a beautiful sanctuary for learning the Life Giving Teachings as long as the officers, ministers, captains, secretaries, Lieutenants, first officers, etc., are following what Messenger Muhammad taught and are training the Fruit of Islam (FOI), the men who belongs to Islam in North America in a proper and correct manner and MGT-GCC classes are properly training the sisters, then this will eventually transition into money, good homes, and friendship in all walks of life; moreover, not only for high ranking members, but for the entire Nation of Islam. This is where Islam is embraced not as a religion, but as a way of life. There are big fields that await the wide awake man/woman and just as Master Fard Muhammad gave the Honorable Elijah Muhammad an examination (we too must pass an examination) and he was mandated to answer all of Master Fard Muhammad's questions 100% percent correctly before he could move on to said Lesson # 1. Mathematics is Islam and Islam is mathematics; meaning our way of life has to be in accord with an exact science (the program and teachings), thus, anything else would ultimately lead to a failure in our examination, which also must be rooted in the Islamic way of life. These lessons and teachings must be studied from his books (meaning the Messenger's exact words) written in: "Message to the Blackman in America," How to Eat to Live" Book 1 & book# 2, "Fall of America" "Flag of Islam" and "Our Savior Has Arrived". These are his words and we learnt much from his words. I do not need these various “Saviors” to interpret Elijah’s words for me.

I respect the life giving teachings and the program, as it was giving and taught by the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. I can never deny my roots and the present path that I am on today was a direct result of being exposed to the life giving teaching, which led me to think outside the box. Many of the alternative book titles that I often cite, quote and reference on my Blog in many ways only verified what Messenger Muhammad told us in his writings titled, "The Fall of America", I believe this book was first published in 1973 or 1974. It was this foundation that led me to begin questioning things around me. The Nation of Islam scholars and ministers that I came in contact with were often well read such as: Abdul Allah Muhammad, Khallid Abdul Muhammad, Jabril Muhammad, Abdul Akbar Muhammad, Abdul Alim Muhammad, Abdul Rahman Muhammad, Tynetta Muhammad, Ava Muhammad, Abdul Khadir Muhammad, Jamil Muhammad, etc., and there were many more that assisted me in developing an alternative worldview. So I am forever in debt to the ministers and scholars of the Nation of Islam.

It was them who guided me to pick up William Cooper's book titled, "Behold the Pale Horse" and Eustace Mullins book titled, "The Secrets of the Federal Reserve". Moreover, I respect one's belief system and even if there are things that I might disagree on; people are entitled to their religious worldview and their interpretation of how they may see the present events unfolding. I personally have chosen to be a Free Thinker and do good from this realm and hopefully make a contribution towards the uplifting of Black people and humanity.

The Book titled, "Behold A Pale Horse" was written by William Cooper in 1991, he was a former high ranking Naval Intelligence officer for the United States Government. He had access to confidential classified information that was highly sensitive materials. He exposed topics ranging from captured UFO ships and Aliens, he wrote about secret concentration camps in the desert, he exposes the Hidden Hand and Elitist Dynastic Families, he decodes the Protocols of the Learnt Elders of Zion (so-called Jewish Conspiracy), he exposes the International banking families, and gives a good objective analysis on the Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission and the Bilderberg and the global Illuminati agenda. He was assassinated by U.S. Government agents and local law enforcement in November 2001, at his home in Arizona. Many classify him and his work as 'conspiracy theory', but I am a student of his works and find much of what he wrote about to be the truth. But there are two other great books titled, "The Committee of 300" written by John Coleman, and "None Dare Call it Conspiracy" authored by Gary Allen and Larry Abraham. Moreover, these are prerequisites to decoding the messages of the Unseen Hand. And for those who are interested in my reading list here is an article Link that I wrote pertaining to some of the books that I have in my personal library

I think the Nation of Islam has always made an open and unapologetic appeal to black Americans relative to a shared historical and culture experience that was rooted in Chattel Slavery, white supremacy and it challenged white denial (often this plank was bold and taught without fear of the powers-that-be). Elijah Muhammad understood that in order to move black people, he had to find not only a theological reference point, but psychological methods to alleviate the historical fear factor by redefining black-manhood. So when a black person accepts Islam under the theological precepts of the Nation of Islam there is already a willingness and openness to go beyond the traditional teachings of western society. They are also exposed to a gamut of non-traditional information that eventually will force them to immediately begin to think outside the box. Elijah Muhammad often stated that my teachings could be summed up in six words, "accept your own and be yourself". They often drilled the concept of self-identity and self-reliance in which this too was rooted in the teachings of black pride. They are good at getting black people to believe in themselves—this automatically builds positive self-esteem and creates a will to getup and do something for ourselves. The Muslims put a lot of emphasis on history and they teach that the black man and black woman had a glorious history as kings and queens before the advent of the Transatlantic Slave Trade and the Middle Passage. They recruit a lot of their members from the prison and correctional institutions throughout America and give this sector hope and inspiration unlike any other religious order in America. They lead by example—cleanliness is taught, discipline, thriftiness, the importance of family life, etc.

They have a tight knit community where they provide shelter, food and clothing to these brothers who are exiting the penitentiaries; it is a deep sense of love and affection that is being shown to the least of these. They are able to reform drug addicts, criminals, conmen, prostitutes and pimps, etc., and turn them into law abiding productive citizens who have accepted the Black Muslim Program. Yet, this was more true thirty years ago and it is a bit stereotypical today because the Nation of Islam now attracts people from all social classes and stratum—black intellectuals, business persons, academics, college students, medical doctors, lawyers, etc., it no longer can be labeled as an organization that only attracts black dissidents. Perhaps no other recent groups and/or organizations with the exception of the late Yahwah Ben Yahweh (Hurlon Mitchell) who founded the black Hebrew Israelite group called the Nation of Yahweh have had the type of success reforming blacks than the Nation of Islam. Lastly, Dr. Malachi York-El duplicated some of the teachings of Elijah Muhammad and he enjoyed a level of success with the same sector.

Islam has to be taught by example—the people have to visually see and recognize God's presences in us as Muslims and they have to know that we are sincere about their personal salvation and most of all they have to know that we are connected to their personal struggles. They can not just see us as "big shots' wearing $2,000.00 tailored made suits and hand crafted reptile shoes and yet we own nothing when it comes to business and commerce; how can they respect us when we are still begging the white man and our ex-slave master's children for a job? Yet, we have graduated from MoreHouse College and other black educational institutions in the Atlanta University Complex and are still 21st Century slaves. First, we must truly get up and do something for ourselves, but the Lost-Found see us as Muslims who claim to have Supreme Wisdom, which is supposed to lead us to Supreme Understanding as faltering in our job, duty and responsibility. We have not mastered the art of acquiring food, clothing, and shelter for the masses of our people. Black people are tired of useless rhetoric which only amounts to a good hustle for those petite bourgeoisie leaders who continues to sell us that Mystery God in the sky that does not exist. The program has lost steam and black people just do not see us as their hope anymore. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught us not awaken the dead unless you have something for the dead to do. He also said my teachings can be summed up in six words "accept your own and be yourself."

Let me reiterate this again; the present day Nation of Islam has very little to offer the masses of Black people; thus, we have very little that we can call our own and possess no land that we can call our own. This is the foundation of all sovereign and civilized people. The former followers of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam from 1934-1975 made tremendous strides because they made unselfish sacrifices in which Messenger Muhammad took our pennies, nickels and dimes and built a Nation (his son Imam Warith Deen Mohammed destroyed the good works of his father and this later caused various splinter groups to arise). Those who received their Xs after 1975, in reality, aren’t made of anything (and have not built anything since Elijah made his transition in February 1975). We have nothing to lead and attract people to and therefore, the Mega Christian Churches have more to offer the Lost-Found than us who are holding our meetings in storefront mosques and temples. We do not need to reinvent the wheel or create a new template; the Messenger gave us the example relative to how he laid out the program. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad attracted committed laborers and his ministers taught day and night in the ghettos and streets across America in order to reach down to the least of these (he taught us that every fish had a coin in its mouth). They systematically put the "Muhammad Speaks" newspaper in our people hands (this organ became one of the most widely circulated newspapers in black America) and the Messenger said my best minister is the "Muhammad Speaks" and he also said my best followers are still in the streets. We are no longer on the corners, projects, college campus, etc., and dope dens proselytizing the life giving teachings (and raising our people from a dead level) and inviting them the so-called American Negro to the Life Giving Teachings. I truly miss Elijah.

Fahim A. Knight, 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-EI can be reached at fahimknight@

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012



By Fahim A. Knight-El

This Blog has been in the making for approximately three to four years and let me state to all of my pundits who will immediately label me as being anti-Christian and/or anti-Jesus (but let me correct my critics, I am not anti Christian, I am anti-Organized Religion) my critique should not serve as a blanket indictment against the entire Black church and Black ministers, but I do believe that there is no institution or individual who are above critique and I will never negate the good that this institution has done historically in name of black social progress. But I would be remised in my duty, if I did not challenge this new commercialized, materialism, non-spiritualism, etc., influences that are guiding the black church in the wrong direction in which the positive influence of the church has been stifled and hypocrisy is the order of the day. The ministers hide behind being a 501-C (3) non-profit and tax exempt organization and they allow this legal status to render them apolitical. Jesus (Yeshuaa Ben Yosef) was political, he wasn’t concern about the rules and laws that were established by Pilate and the Roman Government, but these Negroes are in love with the crumbs that fall from the rich man's table and they are forever fearful of losing favor with our ex-slave master's children when it comes to tackling real issues. We need more than prayer, hymn readings and the quoting of scripture, but the ministers and church do not know how to make the Christian experience relevant to today’s black life. Jesus said faith without works counts for nothing. (Reference: Howard Thurman; “Jesus and the Disinherited”).

I constantly meet and talk with street organization members (aka gang members, in particular Bloods and Crips; these young brothers have lost hope in the church and religion—I have Blood members in my personal family, they have no use for the weak theological doctrine that is being taught by our black Christian ministers who have compromised the controversial and revolutionary teachings of Yeshuaa Ben Yosef (Jesus the son of Joseph). I also have very close friends that are Christian ministers and I respect their mission, but I disagree with their theological approach. I do not think that in 2012, we should still be teaching a religious slave doctrine and not offering up a liberation theology that will free us from mental slavery and work to move us away from the 'Willie Lynch Syndrome' and from the mind of dependency.

I know many of them have attended various seminaries, but these seminaries teach them a Eurocentric version of Biblical history and surely they are not taught the knowledge of self in these Christian seminaries. The number one issue that gets overlooked in most black Christian preacher's Sunday sermons, is a failure to give its black congregants a theological plan to deal with racism and white supremacy and many of them compromise the revolutionary teachings of Jesus the Christ (Yeshuaa Ben Yosef) by teaching a passive and watered down version of the teachings of the man named Yeshuaa Ben Yosef who walked this earth over 2,000 years ago. Yeshuaa Ben Yosef (Jesus, the son of Joseph) was militant and radical he disagreed and opposed the Roman Government and he challenged the polices of Pilate (I do not know what Bible they are reading from because the Jesus that I read about came to set the captives free and he was a bad brother). Some of our black pastors are fearful of challenging the United States Government policies because they are the recipients of the crumbs (government grants and Internal Revenue Services leniency) that fall from the modern day slave master’s table. (Reference: Gayraud Stephen Wilmore;  “Black Religion and Black Radicalism: An Interpretation of the Religious History of African Americans”).

I live less than two (2) miles away from Duke University Divinity School (Duke, which is one of the most prestigious and prominent educational institutions in America) in which Dr. Richard B. Hays serves as the Dean of Duke Divinity in which they offer an interesting course titled "Theology and Black Church Studies" that is taught by an associate professor named Dr. J. Kameron Carter who authored a book titled, "Race: A Theological Account” (New York: Oxford University Press, 2008). Many of these Divinity School curriculums starts off teaching Jesus (Yeshuaa Ben Yosef) and the black church experience with our beginning in the Americas under Chattel Slavery (1555-1865). No, the black church must go back to Kush (Ethiopia) and Kemet (Egypt) the Coptic Christianity (Reference: Cain Hope Felder: “Troubling Biblical Waters: Race, Class, and Family”)  predates the advent of Western Christianity by thousands of years (let me interpreted this for you, there was an African form of Christianity being taught and practiced long before Constantine invented the modern Christian Creed (Reference: Tim C. Leedom; “The Book the Church Doesn’t Want You to Read”). I can recall some years ago Dr. Chancellor Williams gave a two part lecture titled: "Christianity Before Christ" but most Christians cannot phantom that there was actually Christianity before Jesus. Western Christianity is a fraud and a hoax—Many of the Africans who were kidnapped from Africa as slaves during the Transatlantic Slave Trade and the Middle Passage were not Christians—the European missionaries and colonizers converted Africans to Christianity, but many of them refuse to accept the European version of Christianity and remained African traditionalist (Reference: John S. Mbiti; “Introduction to African Religion”).

But from the 8th Century up until 17th Century Islam via Muslim missionaries and tradesman brought Islam to North, East and West Africa in which many Africans converted to Islam (Reference: Edward W. Blyden; “Christianity, Islam and the Negro Race”). The Islamic imperialist were no better than the Christian imperialist—they brought the Qur’an and Christian missionaries brought the Bible and when they left the continent of Africa, we had the “Holy Books’ and the Arabs and the Europeans had our land. I wonder also do these seminaries like The Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology of Virginia Union University, Shaw University Divinity School and Union Theological Seminary located in Manhattan, New York, which works in collaboration with the Ivy League Columbia University and was the birthplace of Black Liberation Theology formulated by James Cone understands the urgency. Cone had heard Minister Malcolm X of the Nation of Islam and tried to synthesize the message of Black Power (separation) versus Civil Rights (integration) into a black Christian systematic theology that he called Black Liberation Theology. Cone understood the importance of aligning theology with activism in order to make Black Christianity relevant to our struggle for human rights and social justice. But unlike when Dr. James Cone initiated the concept of Black Liberation Theology in 1967 (Reference: James Cone and Gayraud S. Wilmore: “Black Theology: A Documentary History:1966-1979”) he had many naysayers, but some 45 years later, many Christian ministers in private agree with Cone and find his Black Liberation Theology more relevant today than it was yesterday. However, this writer still wonders does the Black Christian Church truly understands the urgency of the time in 2012, and as an institution has it come to the realization that hasn’t anything changed and we are still in a fight for Freedom, Justice and Equality—I am not optimistic that they have reached this conclusion. The present social and political environment has lured us to sleep. Do they possess the adequate philosophical tools and theoretical tools to make Christianity relevant to the plight of the black man and woman in America in today's society? (Reference: James Cone; “Black Theology & Black Power”).

Our people on a weekly basis hear these disconnected sermons being delivered by their ministers and pastors from the New Testament—Matthew, Mark, Luke and John in which the black preacher uses a skillful theatrical and drama persona designed to captivate the spiritual imaginations of their parishioners and at the same time send them away on an emotional high (I must also admit that ignorance is pervasive amongst most 'Negro' preachers). Our people are suffering spiritually, politically, economically and socially—homelessness, unemployment, drug addiction, mental health, domestic violence and from other present and past physical and psychological abuses, suffering from disproportioned numbers with AIDS-HIV and other debilitating diseases and in this realm the church has failed to answer the bell (building multi million dollars sanctuaries is not the answer).

Reverend T.D. Jakes of Potter's House has become an extremely wealthy and successful man; hustling religion and God (people pay high premiums to be part of these silver tongue orators ministries)—they believe that their salvation is depended upon being obedient to God’s ‘messengers’ on earth like Jakes, Dollar, Long, etc. Yet, the overall condition of black people has not changed in Dallas, Texas (and the community that surrounds the Potter’s House) or throughout America. These Negroes fly around the country in private jets, and on the road stay in five star presidential hotel suites, living in the most upscale neighborhoods in America, drive and own upscale vintage automobiles, wear tailored made suits and shoes and many have diamond and gold rings on every finger, as well as, having unlimited expense accounts (they learned some of the tricks of the trade from charismatic and flamboyant preachers like the Reverend Ike). They truly are not following the teachings of Jesus—Jesus was in the streets fighting for liberation and social justice—S. G. F. Brandon maintained in his book titled: "Jesus and the Zealots : A Study of the Political Factor in Primitive Christianity", that Yeshuaa Bin Yosef (Jesus) was a revolutionary and took a visible stance against tyranny and oppression. How can the church claim they are following the teachings of Jesus, but refuse to take on this modern day Pharaoh?

These hypocrites are too cowardly to confront the United States Government, but Jesus had a Government on his shoulders. I recommend that all Christian ministers and pastors read Brandon’s thesis relative to the life and ministry of Jesus, the revolutionary. Yes, I know many of them once a month and/or week provide soup kitchens and conduct clothing drives and might even pay a few electric bills, as though, this is sufficient relative to our overall crisis. This is no social Gospel; it is not even a temporary fix to resolving the plight of 40-50 million black people in America in which someone must assume as a responsibility. Reverend Harry Jackson and Tony Perkins in their book titled: “Personal Faith, Public Policy: The 7 urgent issues that we, as people of faith, need to come together and solve”. Jackson and Perkins list seven issues and concerns that they believe should be the primary focus of the black church:

1. Preserve and protect life by continuing our fight for the unborn; addressing issues such as child abuse, stem cell research, elder care and euthanasia, and capital punishment; and standing firm against those who would take innocent life through acts of terrorism. 2). Reform immigration policy by improving our legal immigration process while dealing with our rampant illegal immigration problem. 3). Alleviate domestic poverty and ensure justice at home by reforming health care and reasserting our mission to help the working poor, orphans, widows, and the destitute to find personal, spiritual, and financial refuge. 4). Cultivate racial harmony and diversity by developing partnerships across racial lines and raising up minority leaders in key politically active ministries. 5). Protect religious freedom by learning the truth about the separation of church and state, the current religious liberties battleground, and what the Bible says about the freedom of religion. 6). Defend marriage and family by supporting promarriage policies and divorce reform at both the national and state levels. 7). Protect the environment by properly caring for God's creation and making changes in America's energy policies.

I do not think these important planks go further enough, it gives the notion that we live in a post racial era and refuses to speak to racial injustices that still permeates the sociology and psychology of western behavior, in particular in the United States of America.

Let me give my people a heads up—Governor Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are the type of rightwing politicians who are going to be honest with black people and I have always admired this trait about the Republican Party—this much I like because they are not going to sugar coat their agenda and make no mistake about their political philosophy, they have no love or allegiance to black people, in particular and poor people in general. Mitt Romney being caught on candid camera condemning 47% percent of the American people whom he accused of looking for government handouts and are dependent on the federal government for assistance—this was not a 'Freudian slip' of the tongue, it represented the heart and mind of a man who does not give a damn about the Middle Class and ‘Have nots’, his loyalty is to the wealth holders of America. Romney’s statement condemns almost half of the American people as being lazy, shiftless and looking for government handouts. He did not mention that it was poor people, thus, ordinary taxpayers who bailed out Wall Street out after 2008 so-called economic meltdown.  

But here is the contradiction these black ministers are building larger and larger sanctuaries spending millions of dollars (their parishioners do not have decent housing and the educational achievement gaps between black children and white children is steadily increasing) and all them have a building fund for this purpose (but they do not build primary and secondary level schools); even the hole in wall churches have building funds (note: not to build black businesses which to make us economic self-sufficient, but to build more larger houses of worship—we are insane). Here is another contradiction they often do not hire African American builders and General Contractors who are qualified construction tradesman to build these sanctuaries and huge family life centers; they hire white companies and there are qualified members right in the church who has General Contractors license and construction management experience to build these edifice. But when you are victims of self-hatred, you will make all types of excuses of why the church should not hire a black construction team and hold them accountable—this to is a prime example of the lasting affects of the Willie Lynch Syndrome.

Also, the black church collects millions of dollars every Sunday only to deposit it in Jewish owned Banks and do not have the courage and sense to demand a cease and desist of redlining. And demand that a fair percentage of business/commercial loans are earmarked to the black community at low interest rates, after all it is our money. I am not going to make any excuses for this institution that was established as the “invisible institution" during slavery, but it was considered to be illegal for blacks to meet and congregate during Chattel Slavery in which initially on the slave plantation the black worship service had take place in secrecy and without the slave master knowing of this assembly. We are so-called free today and our actions still depicts a slave mentality. Yes, I do blame the black ministers and clergy for presiding over this shameless predicament and our failure to get up and do for-self and move us away from our dependency on the Federal Government. Thus, during my visiting experience the last few years, I did more listening than talking—I heard middle class people, who consistently paid their 10% tithes to the church, but their homes were in near foreclosure and many of them since 2008 had to settle for various home loans modifications. Yet, the black church continues to build these large useless sanctuaries that are only used on Sunday and Wednesday.

This was even more of a shocker to me, many of them have built in commercial kitchen capabilities (state of the art cooking equipment) and each Sunday after church you cannot even get a cup of coffee or purchase and egg and cheese biscuit at the church—no cafe and no deli (all those mommas and grand mommas in church who are master cooks and could cook from scratch—no recipes needed . The congregants after every Sunday morning worship rushes out to various eateries like the Golden Coral Restaurant. The kitchen could be used to employ some of those who are unemployed and create jobs right inside the church; however, the Bible says 'where there is no vision, the people perish' and the black church has lost its vision—the ministers looks more like pimps with gold and diamond rings on all fingers, gold studded earrings and possess a hustler’s mentality. I visited Reverend George Bloomer’s church, he is the senior pastor of Bethel Family Worship Center in Durham, North Carolina—when I walked through door, I automatically detected a cult like mood, but what I do remember about my visit to Bethel Family Worship Center was that he passed the collection plate over six times.

Reverend Bloomer has no shame in his game, but he purchased an old black historical school named East End Elementary School, which was dilapidated and rundown on Dowd Street in Durham. He and his followers did an excellent job of refurbishing the building, but re-gentrification is taking place all around the church and in this poor black community Reverend George Bloomer has done absolutely nothing, but built a personal financial empire for himself and family. If these Negroes are collecting this type money every Sunday (most of these churches are having 2-3 services on Sunday) and do nothing to economically empower the black community, then something is terribly wrong and they should be exposed. I make no apology for rendering this assessment to often we in the black community give our religious leaders a blank check because we believe and accept that they have been called by God and they have all the answers to our problems.

I live in the black community and few years ago I started walking for exercise through various parts of my community. Let me give some geographical boundaries—this was perhaps a mile by square mile and when you are walking you ordinarily pay more attention to details like how the neighborhood looks maintenance of people's property, architecture styles of homes, people on porches, external decorum, you look to see if the lawns are being maintained and cut on a regular basis, etc. But I started counted the black churches in my community in which I counted over ten churches in a square mile radius—there were three Baptist Churches, Catholic Church, one United Church of Christ, one Seven Day Adventist, Lutheran Church and at least five storefront Pentecostal churches and this further led me to start counting the black businesses in this same geographical radius that were visible and I immediately notice that I did not see any—no black economic enterprise. 

Now, for those who do not know Durham, North Carolina, in particular Parrish Street at the turn of the Century was once known as the "Black Wall Street" and was more economically prospers than the Black Wall Street that was associated with Tulsa, Oklahoma; also there was a section in Black Durham known as Hayti and it was one of the most thriving economic hubs in all of black America. I immediately said to myself these 'Negro' preachers have lost their damn minds—building churches and have left our economic salvation to outsiders. They all claim to be preaching from the same Bible (perhaps various translation, but the root of it is the King James version) and so-called leading people to salvation through Jesus Christ (They do not know that there were at least "Sixteen Crucified Saviors) who were born of virgin birth on December 25, died, resurrected and ascended to heaven (wherever that may be).

Many of them do not know that his name was not Jesus and do not know that "Christ" is a title; Our Western version of Christianity was concocted and distorted by Constantine in 325 A.D. at the Council of Nicea (which is modern day Turkey) they have never studied Hebrew or Arabic in which these languages arrived from a more ancient language found in Africa—Cush (Ethiopia) and ancient Israel (North East Africa) with kinship to Amharic. Surely, Jesus who is properly known in the East as Yeshuaa Ben Yosef (or in Arabic Isa Bin Yusuf) did not look like the false image of Jesus that is displayed in black and white churches throughout America (this contributes to what Dr. Na'im Akbar refers to as the "Chains and Images of Psychological Slavery"). The western image of Yeshuaa Ben Yosef is false and the scholars know that Jesus was Nubian (translate to mean he was black and African) and they have hid this fact for over 2,000 years. (Reference: Kenneth L. Waters and Cain Hope Felder; “ Afrocentric Sermons: The Beauty of Blackness in the Bible”).

The late Dr. Reverend Ishakamusa Barashango another one of my teachers who authored a book titled, "God, the Bible and the Blackman's Destiny" and he showed scholarly proof that Yeshuaa Ben Yosef (Jesus, the Son of Joseph) was of African descendent and I have always admired the works of Albert Cleage, the founder of the Shrine of the Black Madonna who authored two profound books titled: 'The Black Messiah" and "Black Christian Nationalism: New Directions for the Black Church" that every black Christian minister and pastor should read.

Thus, as I stated above, I have, perhaps for the last 3-4 years have been conducting this unscientific study on the black church, which have led me to attend a number of churches services (i.e. Sunday school, vacation Bible School events, marriage seminars, funerals, weddings, revivals, conventions and of course 11am Sunday morning services, etc.). I have not been apart of organized religion for many years, but in order to write and assess, as well as, evaluate the African American church experience, I loosely reconnected myself to the church (lets be very clear I did not join any church I came and left as a visitor). I must admit it took some getting use to how the African Methodist Episcopal, African Methodist Episcopal Zion (note: although these churches have "African" in their church denominations name—their services reflect very little in the way of African culture and tradition in fact, other than the drums and Hermeneutics the African faces (black skin) are those things that gives you the indication that you are actually sitting in a black church.

I consider myself to be a very astute observer and I often move quietly (but some of us have diarrhea of the mouth—we have to be talking to be heard and seen) and I have adopted a metaphor from a Life Safety training course that I took in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), they used to teach that when you come up on a victim that was unresponsive you are supposed to look, listen and feel—I practice this in my every day life relative to how I conduct myself, I am constantly looking, listening and feeling my way. Moreover, every church that I visited in the last four years, the first thing that I looked at was the external and internal decorum and aesthetics relative to style of furniture, sound system, color of carpet or hardwood/tile/marble flooring and looked to see how the pulpit was arranged; how many chairs is posted on the pulpit stage and most of all look at the what type of images, art and symbolism that encompasses the walls. This alone is a great indicator of the psychology and mindset of the preacher and the members who belongs to a particular church.

Lerome Bennett who authored the book titled, “Before the Mayflower” once stated: ‘He who control images controls minds and he who controls minds have no fear bodies’. If you see the Eurocentic picture of the good Sheppard Jesus (Yeshuaa Ben Yosef) is painted and depicted above the Church pulpit and around the walls as a stringy haired European and not with natural locs and painted as a Nubian/African Hebrew Israelite, then you know something is going to be wrong with the overall thinking of the church. I admire a good brother and friend who is a Christian minister and who has an Ankh reigning high over his pulpit, but I am willing to bet you that over 80% of the church has no idea what that ancient Kemetic symbolism means. They, perhaps see it as a strange imperfect cross, but it is our job to give them the knowledge and wake them up.

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-EI can be reached at fahimknight@

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