Volume 5, Number 8 December 25, 2001
The Great Debate: Separation or Integration?
by Dr. Ridgely Abdul Mu’min MuhammadThere is a lot of debate and interest being generated concerning "reparations". However, the mentality, motivations and desires of the those pushing for reparations could greatly influence the form of those reparations. In particular, those that believe in America and America’s so-called white people will ask for money so that they can buy into America, while those that do not believe or trust in her will ask for land and capital. The division in the demands by the separatists verses the integrationists was very clear and distinct in the 60’s, as expressed by the "Black Muslims" in the separatist camp and the civil rights leaders in the integrationist camp.
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad made his position plain and highlighted that position on the back cover of each addition of the Muhammad Speaks Newspaper. For instance, point number four of "What the Muslims Want" states:
"4. We want our people in America whose parents or grandparents are descendants from slaves to be allowed to establish a separate state or territory of their own, either on this continent or elsewhere. We believe that our former slave masters are obligated to provide such land and that the area must be fertile and minerally rich. We believe that our former slave masters are obligated to maintain and supply our needs in this separate territory for the next 20 or 25 years, until we are able to produce and supply our own needs.
Since we cannot get along with them in peace and equality after giving them 400 years of our sweat and blood and receiving in return some of the worse treatment human beings have ever experienced, we believe our contributions to this land and the suffering forced upon us by white America justifies our demand for complete separation in a state or territory of our own."
However, today Malcolm X, who was once a great student and spokesman for Elijah Muhammad, is now being promoted as the great champion for the idea of reparations. The problem with Malcolm X is by the end of his life, as described in "The Autobiography of Malcolm X", he has become a little confused on his blanket condemnation of white people and now seems to offer a ray of hope for getting along with them. Unfortunately, these would-be revolutionaries mistook Malcolm’s political maneuvering to take over the "civil rights" movement with a supposed change of heart about so-called white people. Malcolm had seen "white" Muslims in 1959 when he went to Arabia, not just in 1964. And Malcolm used to teach, as all of Elijah’s ministers, that Turkey was a whole country of white Muslims and that Elijah’s followers could no longer call them "devils" once they accepted the faith.
The type of confusion caused by Malcolm’s political maneuvering and ambition is rampant in the "reparations" debate. I was on a panel in Los Angeles in August of 2000 discussing reparations. While I was arguing for land to be the center piece of a reparations package, one of the panelists was arguing that everybody don’t want land, so money would be preferable.
However, with an integrationist mentality the people would simply waste that money on trying to catch up with the white "Jones’" and wind up like those ancient warriors who tried to chase the Scythians across the mountains. The Scythians would never stand and fight but take flight (white flight) and poison every water hole and burn both crops and trees behind them.
Small pox and syphilis was given to the "Indians", syphilis and AIDS to Black people, non-tested anthrax vaccine to the troops in the Gulf War and now Anthrax itself has been traced back to the American military. The American people are being prepared to accept wholesale vaccinations from diseases which the American military have prepared. The chemical companies have now perfected "sperm killing viruses" to put in genetically modified food. In other words they have learned how to selectively kill through poisoning while the victims die unaware in a state of "wishful integration".
Over the last four years I have followed and been a part of the Black farmers’ struggle against the USDA to keep their land. I have exposed the double dealing of the government and the Black farmers’ own attorneys in the video "Snake in the Reparations’ Grass". Now a whole series of articles have been published by the Associated Press on how Black people were violently "Torn from the Land". Yet the so-called revolutionaries of today are calling for "money" without land as some type of compensation for the destruction of a people’s ability to be self-sufficient and competitive. It is as though these so-called revolutionaries do not believe that Black people can make it on their own land, so they would accept some crumbs and see if we can "all get along".
Not only has the so-called white man proven to be the greatest killer of Black people all over the world, he has also proven to be the greatest liar and destroyer of peoples’ culture and belief in self. For instance, some white scholars still want to give credit to Jewish slaves for building the pyramids, even though their own timing of the so-called captivity was at least 1,000 years after they were built. Now the wiser liars are looking to Mars to find the builders of the Great Pyramid and Sphinx. They even lie about why these great monuments were built by calling them "Tombs of the Pharaohs". Yet, they know that they have never found one mummy of a King or Queen in not one of the 72 are more pyramids that they have explored.
The Great Pyramid of Giza required 100,000 people to work four months out of the year for 30 years to build it. Now would you want to be under the leadership of a King that demanded this type of labor for the building of his "tomb"? However, would your opinion change if you discovered that each of these pyramids was part of a water irrigation/purification system? Each pyramid was the above ground excretion of a tremendous well which could each irrigate 200,000 acres of desert land for 200 years. Now what would you think of such a Black leader?
The archeologists knew about the water beneath the Giza plateau since the 1930’s. I "speculated" on such waters in my 1988 book "Amen: The Secret Waters of the Great Pyramid". I just recently found out by clicking on to a website, http://www.guardians.net/hawass/osiris1.htm, that they knew of this all along while the so-called Black Egyptologists were labeling my book as "nutty". Why would they withhold such facts? How can one trust such a people?
How could one bow down to a liar who would hide the truth and hold back discoveries to keep the people both asleep and his slaves? Many of this world’s so-called scientific discoveries have been developed by Black scientists who would never be given the capital to benefit from those discoveries. Many more of this world’s "discoveries" have come about from retrofitting what they have discovered from the Ancients but keep hidden from the public. Please visit the "K.R.I.S.T. Newsletter" section of http://www.MuhammadFarms.com and start discovering "the rest of the story".
Let me leave you with point number 9 of "What the Muslims Believe:
"We believe that the offer of integration is hypocritical and is made by those who are trying to deceive the black people into believing that their 400-year-old open enemies of freedom, justice and equality are, all of a sudden, their "friends". Furthermore, we believe that such deception is intended to prevent black people from realizing that the time in history has arrived for the separation from the whites of this nation.
If the white people are truthful about their professed friendship toward the so-called Negro, they can prove it by dividing up America with their slaves.
We do not believe that America will ever be able to furnish enough jobs for her own millions of unemployed in addition to jobs for the 20,000,000 black people."
"Come out of her my people..."