Sunday, September 29, 2013



By Fahim A. Knight-El

The United States of America was built on racism and injustice and our social experiences (values and morals) as a people were often shaped by the external world. This was superficial and often ego driven, it led us to view the world through a disdain prism which was rooted totally in a false subjective reality. When we began to grow internally and spiritually, we are allowed to free ourselves from the negativity of this world's order. The ancient masters understood this best in which brings me to the subject of Freemasonry, I embarked upon the Masonic journey some years ago; I was on a journey and search to find the truth and I was always curious about Freemasonry and prior to joining my intellectualism led me to research, study and learn as much as I could about the ancient fraternity. I learned very quickly that Freemasonry was a system of morality; veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols. It possessed a lot of wisdom and old age knowledge, but beneath it all was three basic principles: Morality, Friendship and Brotherly love. The mission was to make good men better.

I have always felt, that we have an obligation to enlightened people with the truth and if nothing else to strike their curiosity to desire to research and study for themselves all knowledge (in particular the knowledge of self) and derive from research and their own life experiences what the journey is about. I know many of my conscious brothers and sisters already know and understand that we are God and like minds in particular, will not find this statement as being hereticThose of us who have been awakened have the ultimate responsibility to go after the 85% (those that have been duped by the bloodsuckers of the poor); the 10% are well organized and are carrying out their agenda—it is us who are failing in our duty (paraphrasing my Brothers of the Nation of Gods and Earths--better known as the Five Percenters: What is duty of the civilized man?)

I am always open to sharing what I know, with another Brother or Sister and offering whatever assistance I can to elevate one’s intellectual and conscious level. The topic of "clandestine versus regular Masonry", is a controversial topic and it's going to take some level heads on both sides of the equation to resolve this matter in the United States of America in particular, coming from Prince Hall Masonry and Ancient Free and Accepted Masonry (AF&AM). I am a Prince Hall Mason and there are many who belong to Prince Hall Masonic Order that will never engage in a discussion with non-Prince Hall Masons because of the label of ‘clandestine’, but I consistently receive a lot of email inquiries from ‘clandestine’ Masons and I am in constant dialog with them. Many would like to have better Masonic relations with Prince Hall Free and Accepted Masonry, but often the historical rift and division seems so wide and even I am not optimistic if there would ever be a reconciliation of sort, which will allow a reasonable discussion to take place in 2013. There is no doubt that Prince Hall Masonry is the ‘Big Elephant’ in the room and perhaps possesses more prominence than most other Black Masonic Orders in this country. However, there is a dark cloud over Black Freemasonry in the United States of America in particular, when it comes the legitimacy of black non-Prince Hall Masonic orders, which has stifled positive dialog among all Black Masonic Orders and has created a sense of organizational antagonism on both sides.

Thus, unfortunately, we do have some ‘clandestine’ Masonic groups that give Freemasonry a bad name and reputation. I am always telling brothers to do their own due diligence prior to joining any lodge and to be sure that the organization has a legitimate and recognized charter by some grand body of competent jurisdiction empowering it work, which authorizes them to practice the landmarks of Masonry. It cannot be a fly-by-night charter with no recognizable Masonic lineage. I chose to join a Prince Hall (PHA) lodge because they truly have a legitimate warrant/charter that goes back to 1784, so in that department they left no doubt about their history and legal right to authorize degree work, etc., and function openly as a body of Masons. I received this part of my experience with open arms; yet I had been a knowledge seeker prior to joining Prince Hall Masonry and although, the brotherhood respected me as a Free Thinker, it has become tedious work to move my brothers from knowledge stagnation after they have been raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason (third degree). I found myself introducing external knowledge, which gave more life to the science of Speculative Masonry and allowed them to put the historical pieces together and reconstruct Masonry from the history and culture of black people (the original Master Builders who proceeded the mythological story of Hiram Abiff) and upended the Eurocentric version of Freemasonry. This was challenging and it still remains a challenge because of the brainwashing that has occurred with people of African descent. But the PHA grand lodges and PHA Masonic history is solid; however, I do wish that they would use more of the original principles found in Kemet (Ancient Egypt) in the ritual work and may be it is true you cannot have everything in Masonry in one house.

I have made every attempt to open dialog between Prince Hall Free and Accepted Masonry and Ancient Free and Accepted Masonry (AF&AM). I have tried to present objective information and focused more on writing about the subject from a non-bias perspective. I know there are a lot of ‘clandestine’ Masonic Orders out there, who uses the principles of Masonry to dupe the innocent and they are often hustling and running con games in order to benefit themselves financially and monetarily. These type brothers give Freemasonry a bad name and it compromises the good principles of Morality, Friendship and Brotherly love, which encompasses the foundation of Freemasonry. Some may disagree with Prince Hall Masonry because they are very particular about legal Masonic Charters and Dispensations, but this idea protects and weed out those fly-by-night Masonic Orders. Masonry is a beautiful system of Knowledge that is embedded in the ancient wisdom of the original man; if taught properly you could see the links between the Nation of Gods and Earths, Islam, Kaballah, Judaism, Christianity, Kemetic science, New Age, etc. Now, we all have an obligation to challenge those who falsely use Masonry by standing properly on the Square. We have to know which way we are traveling.

I am going to use the term 'amnesty' loosely when referring to Brother John G. Jones, the former Prince Hall Grand Lodge official from the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge F & A.M. State of Illinois who was ex-spelled, excommunicated, and suspended in 1904 (Reference: Ezekiel Bey; ( Jones was also one of the founders of Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine in 1893 better known as the black Shriners. I think this conflict and/or disagreement took place over 100 years ago and 'amnesty' should be granted as a step in the right direction, but this also will require AF&AM of the John G. Jones Masonic lineage to view this from an egoless perspective. For example, it should not be said, "who does Prince Hall Masonry think they are to issue our founder historical 'amnesty?' "; this would be the wrong approach to all of us who are willing to go forward for the sake of unity and to bring forth an amicable resolution in this divisiveness—there has to be some give and take on both sides of this argument.

Prince Hall Masonry should just issue an 'amnesty clause' and wipe their hands clean of this historical Masonic disagreement with their former Grand Lodge officer Brother Attorney John G. Jones and enter into a covenant with John G. Jones lodges and establish recognition, which would only serve the good of all Masonry. I know my Brothers Ezekiel Bey and Emanuel Stanley over on the Prince Hall Masonic Blue-Lite Research Discussion Group would, perhaps disagree with many of my contentions and of course they would not sanction this type of discussion and even my Brother and friend Ralph McNeal, Jr., might even disagree with my contentions in this matter as well, but the soul singer and follower of Elijah Muhammad, Sam Cooke wrote and sang the song that ‘A Change is Gonna Come’.  However, this issue has historically lingered on for decades and the wounds from the breakup has never been healed, rectified and/or atoned for and, therefore, even in 2013, we are still debating whether or not John G. Jones Masonic lodges should be considered a 'regular' body of Masons and to me this is ludicrous.

I would agree with my pundits that essentially this is an old argument, but what's ironic about this argument, is that it just won't go away. I think it stays on the Black Masonic radar screen because the historical debate still remains very much unresolved and continues to serve as an artificial barrier that impedes Black Masonic unity. I think what I have proposed above is just one way of settling these disputes and allowing other Black Masonic brothers to be granted full and complete recognition and once and for all rid ourselves of these useless squabbles. I think John G. Jones Grand Lodges (Ancient Free and Accepted Masons) and Prince Hall Grand Lodges (Free and Accepted Masons) should desire to end this so-called legitimacy debate once and for all; by Prince Hall Masonry issuing an olive branch and rescinding and/or exonerating all the historical charges/allegations waged against Brother John G. Jones by passing a binding resolution declaring that Jones’ suspension and excommunication be rescinded and grant him all the rights he earned before the fallout (of course 100 years later this will only serve as a formality).

Yet, as I stated above by granting him amnesty could perhaps begin the healing (of course even this would only serve as a formality as well) and allow this part of our Masonic history to be ever put to rest. But let me be clear, this proposal and resolution will not absolve John G. Jones Ancient Free and Accepted Masonic lodges of their independence and sovereignty, however, it will allow us to recognize each other, establish visitation, attend ritual work and raisings, etc. The John G. Jones Masonic charter would be recognized and accepted by Prince Hall Grand Lodges and let this serve as plan of allowing these Masonic Orders an avenue to work towards establishing better relations with each other. I know that there are Brothers who are Prince Hall Masons and they will always view Ancient Free and Accepted Masonry as a ‘clandestine’ order and there are brothers who are of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons would probably say who cares what PHA thinks of us. We have to move beyond those polarized positions in order to demonstrate to our grand children and great grand children that a body of black men took positive steps to end the Masonic Willie Lynch Syndrome. (Reference: Fahim A. Knight-El Blog:

I think we as former enslaved people of African descent were definitely brainwashed and division on the plantation was advocated over unity and togetherness (this is recorded in the Willie Lynch letter and although many have dismissed this as a forged document, but it adds up the Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome theories). Yeshuaa Ben Yosef (Jesus the son of Joseph) and better known in western society as the 'Christ', he taught a ministry of love (love is one of the most often mentioned words in the New Testament). The working tool (Holy Bible) in most Western Freemasonic lodges are assembled on the alter in conjunction with the Square and Compass; the Bible is not placed on the alter as a religious guide nor is it meant to represent a dogmatic symbol of the faith of Christianity. Yet, many wise men would agree that pure and unadulterated truth is found in the principles of all the great religions (not necessarily in the theological interpretation) that borrowed from the various philosophical schools of thought, which have been used to set up moral and ethical guidance for humanity. This is no better represented in the most accepted definition of Freemasonry that I have found. I think there are many definitions floating out there about what Freemasonry is and/or isn't. But this is the one that resonates with me: Freemasonry is a beautiful system of MORALITY veiled in ALLEGORY and illustrated by SYMBOLS. This definition encompasses and tells us that morality has to be the foundation that undergirds our Craft—our mission is rooted in Morality, Friendship and Brotherly Love.

I think the biblical Cain and Abel story was borrowed from the Kemetic (Egyptian) folklore of Aset (Isis), Osar (Osiris), and Heru (Horace), which was rooted in polarity—of negative and positive energy (charges) good and evil and viewed and dramatized as acts of human betrayal (recorded in Biblical tales such as the Cain and Abel story). I heard Dr. Minister Khallid Abdul Muhammad once stated that we were ‘Negroes’ (the walking dead) before we accepted the truth and the knowledge of self; well, I am of the opinion, that the process of becoming God like is a tedious process and we cannot get there overnight and it will require us to be patient with one another and be willing to forgive each other when it is necessary. We must be willing to seek atonement and reconciliation with brothers and sisters that have fallen short of what the plumb, level, and square (the standard bearer that should be used to measure character in Speculative Masonry and were the sciences that gave perfection to operative masonry) represents for us who took the various oaths and charges that each degree required and mandated. I think from time-to-time we all need to revisited those charges and allow ourselves to soak in those pristine principles and verbally recite them. I too fell in love with the symbolism associated with the esoteric, Gnostic and Occult because it demonstrated the connective linkages of the ancient wisdom and knowledge that eventually gave birth to religion.

If a non-Prince Hall Masonic Orders has legitimacy, then they should be willing and have the capability of defending their charter, warrant and/or dispensation and demonstrate that they have the legal Masonic rights to practice the ancient landmarks of Freemasonry. Freemasonry isn't nothing to be played with and some of these crooked fake orders threatens the legitimacy of all Masons. I am about Black Masonic unity, but nothing bothers me more than to meet an allege brother who do not have legitimate Masonic credentials (he may even present me with 'yours for mine', but its a fake document from a irregular Masonic jurisdiction); yet if you can give me the token, sign and word unlike most Prince Hall Masons, I will still consider you to be a brother (but we are taught in Prince Hall Masonry not have Masonic intercourse with a so-called ‘clandestine’ Mason).

We as Prince Hall Masons unjustly whip other non-PHA Masons over the head, if they cannot trace their origin or charter back to the United Grand Lodge of England (I personally do not recognize the United Grand Lodge of England as having supreme authority over black Freemasonry and it is this view that separates me from the brain thrust of PHA Masonry). Now, keep in mind Prince Hall Masonry for over 200 years did not have full Masonic recognition from UGLE and it has only been in the last five to ten years that a UGLE decree was bestowed upon Prince Hall Masonry (although still in the United States there are, perhaps 11 States that have not recognized Prince Hall Grand Lodges as legitimate)—the battle of Prince Hall Masonry recognition has been won in small increments and has been on-going; the historical authorities would be Roundtree, Alton G., and Paul M. Bessel (2006).  “Out of the Shadows: Prince Hall Freemasonry in America, 200 Years of Endurance”. I would have desired for us to trace our Masonic origins back to ancient Kemet (Egypt) rather than settling on Eurocentric recognition. I also believe that once a Masonic order has proven themselves to be long standing and credible and has demonstrated a positive track record by following and implementing the Masonic Landmarks these credentials should allow them to be viewed and accepted as a legitimate and 'regular' body of Masons.

I wrote at least two or more articles on my Blog in which I was challenged in a debate by two of Dr. Malachi Z. York-El followers and scholars, Kedar Griffo and Michael Berkley (Berkley also claimed that he was a once Prince Hall Mason who I believed was raised in a PHA military lodge) they also both claimed to have been Masons connected to York’s 'clandestine' Masonic order. Dr. York was the cult leader of the Nuwaubians, a pseudo Black Nationalist organization that delved into many different philosophical schools of thought ranging from Islam, Moorish Science, Kemetic Science, Hebrew Israelite, Native American rites and culture, Metaphysics, Esoteric, Gnostic, Occult, Alien Space and UFOs diatribes, Christianity, Freemasonry, Rock and Soul Music, New Age, Western Cowboy culture, etc. He changed identities and names more than the average person drinks water. He is now serving a life sentence (convicted to 135 years) in Federal Penitentiary Colarado Super Max. Dr. York had purchased huge acres of land in a little rural town named Eatonton, Georgia and built a compound (architecture design was a replica of pyramids found in Kemet Egypt) for he and his followers—The U.S. Government accused him of multiple rapes of underage girls who were members of his organization, sex molestation of minor age girls, violating of RICO Statues, IRS tax evasion, etc.

However, perhaps unknowing to Dr. York, the U.S. Government sent agent provocateurs who may have infiltrated his inner circle and ultimately worked to set him up. He had been on the FBI watch list (Cointelpro and later the Homeland Security list) since he led a large Islamic group in the 1970s thru the early 1990s called the Ansaar Allah Community in Brooklyn, New York. I believe the government kept dossiers on the enigmatic Dr. Malachi Z. York-El but often these type ego-driven cult leaders almost always are trapped off by money, sex and lies (they become consumed by the world of materialism). Dr. York in my opinion, was a highly intelligent man and although, his brand of Freemasonry would be considered ‘clandestine’; he had the ability run circles around most high degree Masons because he was well studied and well learned. There was a lot that I disagreed with Dr. York (Pops), but he was a wise teacher and I am the beneficiary of some of his teachings and knowledge. But I still maintained that Dr. Malachi Z. York-El had established a bogus Freemasonic Order and his alleged Blue Lodge affiliation and the appendent and auxiliary bodies membership in which he claimed to have belonged were also clandestine and irregular. (Reference: Fahim A. Knight-El Blog:

These two said individuals had falsely accused me of hiding behind white Freemasonry in which in reality I have never supported or shown any allegiance to Eurocentric Freemasonry and have consistently denounced the United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE)—just go all the way back and re-read through my Blog archives. My research has always taking me back to ancient societies such as Kemet (so-called Ancient Egypt) and not Greece, Rome, or England, etc. The UGLE is a baby entity relative to being established in 1717. Yet, as I have maintained in this article and in previous writings, we are not going to allow nor give legitimacy to fly-by-night clandestine Masonic groups that have a questionable history and charter; and we have a duty to expose these type bogus Grand Lodges and jurisdictions that have an undocumented charter and questionable Masonic linage. (Reference: Fahim A. Knight-El Blog: )

Furthermore, I am not going to allow someone either to hide behind my opposition to the UGLE and try to justify their own clandestine Masonic existence. These bogus groups should be held accountable and exposed. I often receive tons of emails from brothers who were manipulated and deceived by these type clandestine groups and I have assisted many of them with getting on the correct Masonic track. So, I view the Prince Hall Phylaxis Society and work, as a valuable resource, but that does not take away from my skepticism of Prince Hall Masons acting as the authority in determining which other so-called Black or so-called African American Masonic group should be considered legitimate and a regular body of Masons.   

I do not have all the answers to these complex issues facing Black Masonic entities that were established after 1784. Prince Hall Masonic Order often act as the black supreme authority in these type discussions and sometime this position eschews objective and unbiased debate; thus, forbidding reasonable assessment and evaluation from those black Masonic orders of non-Prince Hall origin. Now, in the grand scheme of things, it truly does not matter because it isn't about what Masonic Jurisdiction you belong, or the type of Masonic emblem you wear on your finger or lapel or Square and Compass on the back of your car. But what matters is the quality of ones character. I will salute and recognize a brother regardless, if he belongs to a three letter or four letter Masonic organizations. I do not have too see the charter that he is under because his character should exemplify the power of the circumference of the knowledge, which will translate into him being an upright man standing perpendicular on the principles of Brotherly love, Friendship and Morality.

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@

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Fahim A. Knight-El

Friday, September 27, 2013



By Fahim A. Knight-El

President Barack Obama and the gang is using the same political, foreign policy and economic template that George W. Bush established during his two term presidency, the only difference is Dick Cheney, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, Donald Rumsfeld, Henry Paulson, Robert Gates, Tom Ridge, Michael Chertoff, Andrew Card, Joshua Bolten, John Ashcroft, John W. Snow, Alberto Gonzales, etc., were used to change the course of American history by dismantling the old world order and help transition the globe into a ‘New World Order’ although, the names and faces have changed since President Barack Obama was selected president in 2008, it is the same old game. The Template was formed during the U.S.-Iraq War (2003) where President Bush and the U.S. Government told massive lies against Saddam Hussein and the Iraqi Government in order to instigate and justify U.S. using military force in Iraq. They systematically used false disinformation techniques and concocted propaganda to convince the American people and the world that Hussein was this mad man who had acquired Weapons of Mass Destruction and then accused Hussein of using gas and chemical weapons against the Kurds an ethnic minority who occupied the northern region of Iraq—this led to Amnesty International and other international human rights organizations to cry foul play and the Bush administration mandated that the United Nations imposed economic sanctions against Iraq.

The United Nations since the so-called War on Terror has been reduced to a symbolic organization who acts under the dictates of the United States of America, it's no longer viewed as an independent and sovereign entity whose main focus is international justice and global peace, but it serves at the political pleasure of the United States of America. There is no longer an objective approach for the U.N. to assess and evaluate international conflicts, civil wars, natural and man made disasters, economic and political strife, human rights violations, war crimes and objectively resolving international disputes. The United States has become an increasing imperialist nation since 9/11, which has led to creating a social, political and economic phenomenon often referred to as a "New Normal" and in this "New Normal" era the U.N. has become obsolete and ineffective; prior to the ending of the Cold War Era in 1989, the U.N. scope was much better defined. And its present day main function has been reduced to acting as a political arm of the United States Government (surely a deviation from its original charter, which formed in 1945) whereas our Foreign Policy agenda has become the number one priority and objective of the United Nations and it is this position that has rendered the world unsafe.

Terrorism is only a symptom of U.S. imperialism and injustice; and I do not see any deterrence in the near future from this present day course unless the U.S. cease trying to police the world and stop using its vast resources to interfere in the international affairs of others that might be outside our national and international interest. The American people are tired of war and this is why there was such a public outcry against Obama going into Syria. Also, the Republican Congress in which most of them are certified warmongers even they spoke out against direct U.S. Military involvement in Syria, but their dissension against President Obama was more rooted in American style racism rather than their obstruction to dealing with Assad and Syria—i.e., anything this so-called American Negro says yes to; we good ole white boys in congress will vote no. Their actions are beyond political filibustering; moreover, they might as well raised the Confederate flag over top of the U.S. Capitol and take down American flag (this is how divided the United States have become).

I guess everywhere we turn white supremacy raises it head (the 1/8 rule for mulattos gives them very little exception as well). It does not matter if your children attends a private prep type school or you may have graduated from the prestigious Harvard University, thus, racism is a socialize variable that will forever raise its head in the United States of America (only because the question of race is unresolved). They will never treat nor accept us as their equal (it does not matter what schools you attend and how much education you acquire); we will forever have to be the "Butler" or the "Help" or at least perceived in this manner; Langston Hughes said we wear the mask or Dr. W.E.B Dubois stated we must live and co-exist in a world and society of "Twoness". But here is the question: The question of equality and fairness is an old debate, but, what are we going to do as a civilized people in 2013 to change our reality and move away from the dependency on white folk to provide education, as well as food, clothing and shelter for 'Negroes'? 

We look to send our children to the best schools white folk has to offer in order to make them just good 'House Negroes" and then brag about the high level of training they have received in which they will always use their intellectual expertise to further the agenda of white folk and do very little to progress their own people's agenda forward. Why do we think it is important to be educated and go to work for white folk? That is all it amounts to. If my readers desire to understand this segment of my article, I advise you all to get a copy of Carter G. Woodson’s book titled, "The Mis-Education of the Negro" read the preface or introduction, it might even be chapter one—some timely and heavy analysis that fits right into where we are right now, and the book was first published in 1933.

Now, here is my point, President Obama accuses President Bashar Assad of Syria of using chemical weapons against his own people; Obama and his limited Western Allies do not have any humanitarian love for the Arab people; so to claim they are concern about Assad using chemical weapons against his own people represents the epitome of hypocrisy, but Americans suffers from an acute case of Amnesia. This is the same tactic and strategy they used to topple and dethrone their long standing CIA puppet Saddam Hussein of Iraq; the U.S. in order to discredit their international enemies always trump up false charges and allegations with the objective of vilification and bring their so-called enemies reputation into question. How would Jesus, the Christ, Moses, and Muhammad Ibn Abdullah view all of this turmoil brewing in and around Damascus (a once Holy City), a city with deep roots tied to Judaism, Christianity and Islam? Lets say no to war and lets be true advocates of peace. They intentionally used so-called faulty intelligence against Saddam Hussein and the Iraqi Government, claiming they had proof that he had acquired Weapons of Mass destruction and this justified Secretary of State Colin Powell going to the United Nations and making the case of why the United States needed to use military force to go into Iraq because allegedly Hussein posed a threat to their national security interest. 

The United States and the United Kingdom knew what was in Hussein's weapons arsenal because he was one of their biggest Middle Eastern weaponry customers, perhaps next to Israel, Saudi Arabia and Egypt—they did not need a U.N Weapons inspector to verify whether or not Hussein had Weapons of Mass Destruction—they themselves had his weapons manifest (the CIA had documentation of what weapons Hussein had purchased). However, in Hussein's case he was sitting on the second or third largest oil reserve in the world and the Rockefellers used Bush to further secure their oil wealth interest in the region by declaring war against the innocent nation of Iraq (note: I do not know how innocent Hussein was but the Iraqi people were victims). Why wasn't Bush, Cheney, Powell, Rumsfeld, etc., ever charged as war criminals that were responsible for killing millions of innocent Iraqi people on the bases of a lie? These high level crooks and criminals always are allowed to walk away from the crime scene. 

Black Americans have given this puppet Barack Obama a free pass to exist in the Oval Office and he has not done anything to show support for his most loyal political constituents other than play games with them and use Negro leaders like Reverend Al Sharpton to keep the black masses under control. I detest preachers and our so-called black leaders who desire to play it safe and constantly deliver messages of no consequences and hide behind being apolitical (this allows them to remain in the good grace of our ex-slave master's children) and yet desire for people to believe that they are following the teachings of Jesus, the Christ (Yeshuaa Ben Yosef) and many find this path as an act of convenience. They do not desire to confront the enemy, but yet they say that they follow Jesus. If you know anything about Jesus in which the evidence is clear that he was a controversial historical figure (yes many might refer to him as Lord, Savior, God, the Son of God, Prophet Jesus, etc.,) but in reality, these titles do not matter because the historical Jesus had a government on his shoulder and he was viewed by the Roman Government as being controversial (Reference: Reeza Aslan; "Zealots: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth")..

I personally have no problems with the actor Samuel L. Jackson, Cornel West and Tavis Smiliy tearing President Obama's ass apart because he is a traitor in the interest of African American people. If President Obama was a Caucasian president and based on his various public policy stances and his reactionary foreign policy agenda—he would be considered prime red meat for the black liberal left, but since his skin is black he is allowed a free pass to commit all types of atrocities against defenseless developing nations and against the poor in the United States in which the majority of black voters are silent and even rewarded him with a second term. How could we commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington on August 28, 2013 and allow President Barack Obama to dress up in sheep clothing and declare his success as a direct linkage to the Civil Rights Movement and the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr , but his Foreign Policy agenda is diametrically opposed to the views of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (King was the 'Prince of Peace')? Dr. King was not a Warmonger and if he was alive today, he would not be looking to use lies and false propaganda to declare war against Syria and the Syrian people.

Yet, he like all other past presidents are forced to bow down to the American Israel Political Action Committee (AIPAC) and this powerful lobbying group mandate that every potential national elected official (congresspersons and U.S. Senators) and all would be U.S. Presidents must address the Jewish people in order to receive their marching orders and instructions relative to their position on the Zionist State of Israel and each must affirm their support for the Jewish State and the Jewish people (this political reality is non-negotiable). These are some powerful and influential people and it is their financial backing that determines who will sit in the White House as the overseer. Al Sharpton and black leadership (the Black Congressional Caucus) are more about window dressing than the true empowerment of African American people—they all are just pawns in the game. They could take lessons from the various Israeli lobbies who controls Capitol Hill and work more in the interest of black people and Africa.          

The mother and the origin of wars which consist of all past and present global conflicts have to be traced back to establishment of the Federal Reserve System and their diabolic interworking. The United States got a three hundred (300) year free labor jumpstart due to the advent of Chattel Slavery and the Elitist were allowed to build generational wealth in which many of them became part of national and international banking houses. Thus, in 1913 with the establishment of the Federal Reserve, this represented a silent coup d'etat in which the international bankers upended the United States Constitution (this act ended the concept of democracy and has proven to been the greatest travesty to our freedoms) and the control of our monetary system was placed in the hands of private bankers and by the 1930s the U.S. had moved away from the Gold Standard and the U.S. Dollar and/or currency was no longer backed by gold and silver. This led our economy toward a debt based and driven system (fools gold). So-called African Americans have never fully used their racial, ethnic and culture heritage like other civilized people in the United States to build an economic base that would be driven by the strength of quasi racial independence and economic sovereignty that would be loosely tied to the bigger U.S. economy, but somewhat free standing because the foundation would be rooted in the concept of doing for-self and using racial solidarity just like the Asians, Jews, Arabs, Hispanics, Greeks, and Caucasians. And it would be this variable allowing us to establish markets where as the major means of production and distribution would be controlled by so-called African-Americans within our established micro economy.

However, we brought into the concept of jobs (wage earners) and managing other people's wealth and resources and most of all we did not understand that we had been reduced to a debt oriented society (modern slavery) and in 2008 someone had the power to call the debt in which led to the so-called collapse of the United States economy and global economy (the second Great Depression which is still on-going). But Blacks in particular and Whites in general, did not understand that a paradigm shift had taking place and the one percent wealth holders had decided to make a new economic transition where they would reduce the value of labor and move society more closer to just two classes of people, the 'haves' and the 'Have nots'. President Barack Obama is just an agent who works for the interest of the international bankers. They put him in office and he must carry out their agenda.

Some of this information may sound harsh, perhaps there are some who like myself have already drawn the conclusion that we are mere canon fodder and the banking houses controls the economic and political destiny of humanity (we are mere volunteer slaves). The only worth we used to have, was our labor, but corporate outsourcing and downsizing has totally rendered us obsolete (this to was a systematic ploy as well). Nothing is going to change relative to money, wealth, property, etc., (many of us make the mistake in believing that we own a home, we only own a mortgage—a promissory debt note) unless the bankers give the green light our worth will forever be tied to the root of all evil—debt. President George W. Bush, President Obama and even later the U.S. Congress signed on to using U.S. taxpayers’ money to bailout Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch, Bear-Sterns, AIG, Goldman Sachs, etc., some of the most powerful and successful banking institutions the world over. These vipers were granted government assistance which to so-called prevent bankruptcy and according to them the economic stimulus save the United States and the globe from an economic catastrophe in 2008 (yet there was no real bailouts for poor ordinary citizens who could not pay their mortgages and faced foreclosure).

Freddie Mack and Fannie Mae had tied themselves directly to Wall Street Bankers whereas these bankers were making so much money qualifying Helter Skelter mortgages and loans; moreover, corruption by 2007 and 2008 had begin to force the markets to tumble in a downward economic spiral and although, the banks and housing market prior to the so-called economic meltdown was showing early signs that the mass accumulation of U.S. debt holders would eventually top out (greed force them to ignore all the warning signs). People who had secured sub-prime mortgages became the first casualties of war in particular, after witnessing their mortgages balloon and simultaneously the bankers brought demise to the employment market and the loss of income led people who were considered so-called middle class to an unwarranted space.

The web of deception forced people who had worked hard towards the American dream only to be led to the unemployment lines and bankers would use techniques of what I called theft by deception in which I have thoroughly covered in some previous Blogs that I have written. The banks who had already made untold money on the frontend and the backend and then would conveniently use the so-called ‘bad economy’ ploy to foreclose on middle class and poor people's property, which constituted stealing by dismissing the accumulation of one’s equity and throwing out one’s principle; although, the amount of interest on a thirty (30) year mortgage guaranteed that the mortgage holder would perhaps have paid for his/her home three times over before the deed would be signed over to them by the bankers). This alone is criminal. The bankers started foreclosing on homes and seizing people's real property, but with the intentions of reselling the same property even at a higher value (or should I say reselling the debt to another victim).  And the endless cycle of misery continues for the masses (this social phenomenon is good for business) because it only increase insurmountable amounts of wealth for these den of thieves.

Most of our Congress persons works and govern at the pleasure of the international bankers. The laws, rules, regulations, policies, enactments, etc., it was put in place not to benefit the American people, but to benefit Big Business. Thus, in reality, to them the 99%, which is the masses do not matter. The lawyers are only hustlers and vultures put in place to give us the impression that they desire to fight and advocate on our behalf (justice is not blind, it is paid for); the lawyers are the gatekeepers of the banks (Wall Street) they serve one master and that is money. This is a huge fight and nothing will ever change until the U.S. Monetary System is taking out of the hands of private bankers and that the U.S. people declare the Federal Reserve Act as being unconstitutional and I am going to be completely honest with my readers; they have done a masterful job in the duping process and I am not optimistic about our willingness to desire real change and we must understand that the chain and ball today is debt. Our politicians and so-called leaders are in the hip pocket of the money changers. These schemes and scams are beyond evil; they are diabolic.

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@

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

Monday, September 23, 2013



By Fahim A. Knight-El   

I was trained by some of the best black academicians in America, it was a group of scholars and historians that included Dr. Earlie Thorpe, Dr. David W. Bishop, Dr. Stephen A. Fortune, Dr. Sylvia Jacobs, Dr. Percy E. Murray, Dr. Beverly Jones, Dr. Freddie Parker, etc., I would consider most of them from the historical school of thought of the late Dr. John Hope Franklin who once taught at North Carolina College For Negroes (presently known as North Carolina Central University). The late Dr. John Hope Franklin was a professor of Emeritus at Duke University (the Harvard of the South) and his monumental work titled, "From Slavery to Freedom" has truly survived the test of time, moreover, this book has been one of the most widely published African American history text books in all of black academia and has been translated in many different languages (numerous of editions have been published since it was originally published in 1947). The above mentioned old school professors were very meticulous about teaching research methodology and the importance of using citations and reinforcing the obligation scholars have of referencing ones sources—they drilled the importance of using footnotes or endnotes as methods of citations, even if you paraphrased or directly quoted an author or source.  

It was mandated that you cited where the information may have originated in order to give the author credit for his/her research. And at the end of the research paper, thesis and/or dissertation, it was required to provide a bibliography—denoting all the research sources you used to establish your findings (this intent also was to reinforce the value of objective research). This practice was non-negotiable and non-compromising because as a scholar, writer, researcher, etc., to intentionally and fraudulently plagiarize someone’s else work was taboo, it automatically diminishes the credibility of the perpetrator and brings into the question their overall integrity as a scholar in particular, if a person is a public academician, it would perhaps taint how one is viewed as a scholar/writer and can their research be trusted to be reliable and valued in the realm of scholarship as a credible investigation. If one happens to be a teacher or professor the behavior of plagiarizing others work could lead to some type of disciplinary sanction and/or termination by the university of higher learning governing staff. 

Thus, these most valuable points of academic instructions were drilled into me by the above mentioned scholars and academicians. Although, most of the above professors, that I have mentioned were very conservative in their historical analysis and their interpretation of black history and it caused me to challenge their contentions (my position often got me in trouble—they desired to play it safe and quite naturally my approach has always been a lot more militant and radical or better yet nonconforming). This did not take away the stringent and rigorous of the training of ensuring we had internalized the importance of documentation. The late Dr. Earl Thorpe (a self-proclaimed Socialist) was one of my mentors who authored books titled: "Black Historians: A Critique" and "Central Theme of Black History" and was the author of seven other books and a number of scholarly articles; this man was heavy and stood as a true intellectual (I used to spend many days and hours in his office soaking up his vast experiences and knowledge) many of the professors told me that Harvard University used to fly Dr. Thorpe from North Carolina Central University (Durham, North Carolina) twice a week to Boston to teach courses in black history. I am forever conscious to never negate letting my readers know when I have collaborated my thesis by using and examining other people's work, which to inform them that a said thought, passage, paragraph, sentence, phrase, etc., may have not originated with me and I find it important and highly necessary to give credit; this is where academic integrity lie. What is considered plagiarizing: "an act or instance of using or closely imitating the language and thoughts of another author without authorization and the representation of that author's work as one's own, as by not crediting the original author; appropriation, infringement, piracy, counterfeiting; theft, borrowing, cribbing, passing off, a piece of writing or other work reflecting such unauthorized use or imitation."

I have been a student of Kate Turabian methods of citation for many years because most of the above historians that I mentioned were advocates of teaching from Turabian's book titled: "A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations" as the guide in governing historical research methods. When someone steals something from you or take something from you; you feel a sense of personal violation and there is an eerie feeling that subsides in you and it takes time before those feelings to leave you and in more serious cases of violation they may never leave you. This is the way I felt after discovering that Keith Moore had stolen and plagiarized some of my work published on my Blog Internet site. Lets be clear, the knowledge and wisdom that we acquire along our journey on this earth does not belong to any of us (in reality, it all belongs to Allah) because there is nothing new under the sun and no one has a monopoly on the divine wisdom that the Creator has allowed to flow through us as a vessel.

I initially contacted Authorhouse who published Mr. Moore's work in order to get some legal and ethical clarity about writers who fraudulently steal other people's intellectual property and Authorhouse signed off as the authorized publisher of the work—where were the checks and balances? I have repeatedly telephoned Authorhouse and emailed their corporate headquarters and have yet to receive a response (I did get confidential response in which I will not reveal the content of that conversation). I also telephoned Mr. Keith Moore on or about August 13, 2013, in which initially he did not answer, but he did call me right back; I identified myself and went on to tell him the nature of my call in which I had discovered that he had plagiarized some of my work and quite naturally he went straight to the defensive and was trying to deny that he had fraudulently stole some of my exact wording and publishing them as his own in his book titled, Freemasonry, Greek Philosophy, The Prince Hall Fraternity and the Egyptian (African) World Connection. Mr. Moore then tried to make the argument that I was not the only Blogger dealing with Freemasonry and Kemet. He is right about that contention, but most African Centered writers and intellectuals are either heavily engaged in the culture and historical realm of these type subjects, but their views are apolitical. He even tried to lie about being unaware of my Blog and then said he may have visited my site once or twice, it was clear to me that this man was/is a frequent viewer of my site and I feel comfortable enough to say he reads my posted research on Freemasonry (I am the only one of African descent that writes about these subjects in an uncompromising manner--there are some pretenders out there).

Many of them are afraid to speak truth to power and this is what separates my opinions and Blog writings from those so-called African Americans who are conscious (they are only culturally conscious), but are not politically and socially motivated because often the enemy of truth and liberation have control over their minds and tongues (many still desire the crumbs that falls from the rich man's table). Some years ago I was in radio debate with Imam Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin (formerly H. Rap Brown) former Minister of Justice of the Black Panther Party and former Chairman of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) he said to me, "Brother culture is necessary, but it is not sufficient." I would have to grow in my understanding to accept and appreciate Imam Al-Amin's wisdom. Yet, I do still consider myself somewhat a cultural nationalist, but I understand that everything around me is political and this is what has helped to shape my worldview and it is this position that distinguishes me from other controlled Black Talking Heads. 

So for Mr. Moore to continue to make this off the wall argument that I was not the only pundit who wrote this way was ludicrous and in my opinion, it only served as a mere distraction technique used in order to make me believe that he could have ascertain his information from a number of sites and sources. This much of his argument could be viewed as being valid, but how coincidental, is it that someone writes literally the exact same words, phrases, punctuations, etc., with no deviations or rearrangement of content from what I had written on my public viewed Internet Blog. If I had not reviewed Mr. Moore's book, perhaps this blunder could have been seen as a mere oversight with no intentions of committing plagiarism, but the evidences points to the fact that Mr. Moore appears to be college trained and does have clear knowledge about how to go about researching and documenting his findings. Moreover, I cannot relegate his negligence to a lack of understanding research methodology because even the book that is in question, he has notes, citations and a bibliography, which proves as being proof positive that this man knows how to give scholarly credit to others for their thoughts, research, opinions and views.

He did quasi ask me where do we go from here in which on the day that I telephone him he was rushing to work and he promised to call me back in order to finish our conversation. I do not think that I could ever view Mr. Moore and his literary works the same anymore knowing what he did to me has raised serious integrity and credibility issues and I advise other African Centered writers to review this brother's work and to make sure that he has not been practicing piracy and stealing other people's ideas and profiting and making money. Mr. Moore not only owes me a public apology, but he owes me some financial royalties, it is incumbent upon him to right the wrong. Mr. Moore is perhaps not the only one who is practicing plagiarism (or theft by deception) in particular, from the Internet; I also know that by writing this piece and exposing Mr. Moore this will probably increase his books sells and bring a little more notoriety to his works because controversy sells and people often becomes intrigued by quarrels, discord, conflict, etc., and this often serves as a motivational factor that causes people to spend money in order to investigate a matter for themselves, which places them in the know. I have spoken and written the truth and would never commit slander, libel or defamation against ones character and good name this would be illegal and against U.S. Law, but I have only spoken the truth from my vanish point. I think writing is a very honorable profession and I personally have always found it be fulfilling. I had heard of scholars and writers plagiarizing other people's work, but it is something when it touches home.

This brother could have just sent me a notation requesting my permission to incorporate some of my writings and thoughts into his project, I would have granted him permission to do so. I allow people to re-post articles from my Blog on other progressive and conscious oriented websites. Most sites post what I deem a public memorandum of understanding. For example, I pulled this one from Kenny's Sideshow Blog site : "This web site may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. in our efforts to identify humanity's problems and hopefully to help find solutions for those problems. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. A click on a hyperlink is a request for information. Consistent with this notice you are welcome to make 'fair use' of anything you find on this web site. However, if you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner".            

I caught Mr. Keith Moore, author of the book titled, Freemasonry, Greek Philosophy, The Prince Hall Fraternity and the Egyptian (African) World Connection,  ISBN-10: 1438909055 and/or  ISBN-13: 978-1438909059 red handed. I had Google searched my name which is Fahim A. Knight-El and somehow it brought me to Mr. Moore's Amazon PDF Book inside and bonus readings and I immediately noticed that the wording and writing style resembled my own. Moreover, I continued to read and no doubt Mr. Moore had taken parts of some of my literary work that I had published on my Internet Blog titled Fahim A. Knight—Keeping it Real and without proper quotes and citations and claiming them as his own (he had not contacted me to take that type of liberty without my permission).

I had to awake my wife late that night and asked her to re-read what I thought that I was reading, which was portions of my work (I was really angered by this because what he did lacks integrity) as stated above I would not have had a problem with him using portions of my work, but at least be respectful and honorable enough to cite and give me credit for the research. My wife could not believe what her eyes were dictating. He had verbatim took portions of my writings from an article I had written titled, "Revisited Dr. Lefkowitz Not Out of Africa" and plagiarized my words as being his own. I had Internet published various articles on Freemasonry and in Mr. Moore's "Introduction" of the above book; I have proof from that said article published in 2007 that he had lifted information and passages and did not cite me or give proper credit of where he pulled this information from.  What Mr. Moore has appeared to have done, is unethical and illegal and compromises what the title of scholar truly mean. This is stealing of my intellectual property.   

Mr. Moore now has a legal duty to make me whole in order to correct this unlawful and unethical act in which he has financially benefited for over five years and at the same time I am calling on him to cease and desist of any further use of illegal and unauthorized use of any present and future lifting and unlawful usage of my intellectual property for commercial, trade, financial use, etc., whereas he and/or the publisher are the financial beneficiaries of unlawfully plagiarizing (which amounts to a for profit venture) this includes any of my Internet published articles, but not limited to and/or any other works that may appear in the public and/or private domain that I have authored that is deemed under the authorship of Fahim A. Knight-El or Fahim A. Knight and any other name derivative, which comes under the statues of electronic materials that is protected under copyright laws and legal statues of the United States of America.

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@

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