Volume 8, Number 10 July 26, 2005
The Economic Power of a Thought
by Dr. Ridgely Abdul Muímin Muhammad
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad has taught us that most powerful force in the world is an idea in the mind of a Black Man. The right idea can move us to economic development and unity while a lie about self can cripple any chances for group cohesion.
"It is knowledge of self that the so-called Negroes lack which keeps them from enjoying freedom, justice and equality...We, the tribe of Shabazz, says Allah (God), were the first to discover the best part of our planet to live on. The rich Nile Valley of Egypt and the present seat of the Holy City, Mecca, Arabia." (Message to the Black Man, p31)
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad also taught us that it is in Egypt that we can find remnants of one of our great civilizations when we were gods. What did we do back then, why and how? Can we expect to learn the truth about self in the institutions of our open enemies?
Our white enemies understand the power of a thought or an idea. They have done all that they can to keep proper knowledge or "light" from entering the heads of their Black once slaves. They had a two pronged approach. First, make Black people think that they have never accomplished anything of value in Africa before they were brought into slavery. Second, knowing that it was written that the Lion would be awoken in Judah, they worked to control the form of that awakening.
A recent article in the Final Call Newspaper highlights the continued efforts of whites to deny that ancient Egyptians, who built the pyramids, were Black. They have gone so far as to "doctor up" the image of King Tut to make him look like a white man instead of the Black person represented by the broad nose and thick lips of his gold death mask.
Just to be sure that Blacks wake up from death into a nightmare, they have made the Ancient Egyptians the enemy of the god of the Bible by equating them with the enslavers of the Children of Israel. They have also rigorously taught that the pyramids were built as tombs for dead Pharaohs. They know better because according to their own writings they have never found the bones or casket of one Egyptian buried in any of the over 72 pyramids that they have broken into. The bones, mummies and relics that you see of Ancient Egyptian Kings and Queens were mostly found in the Valley of the Kings and Queens some 300 miles from where the pyramids were built.
However, they would have you to believe that the greatest wonder of the world, the Great Pyramid of Giza which stands 481 feet high, built with an estimated 2.5 million stones weighing an average of 2.5 tons taking at least 100,000 workers 30 years to build, was built as the burial tomb of King Kufu about 4,500 years ago. As I was shaking the cobwebs off of my eyes in 1969 during my process of resurrection which was inspired by the teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, I became fascinated with the Great Pyramid. I could not imagine that a people who were so smart and ingenious would waste all of that time and effort to build a tomb for a dead man. The white man did not know how it was built and could not build even a smaller rendition of it today even with his modern cranes or other technologies. So I kept digging until a word came to me one night in 1984. That word was "water".
With this paradigm of "water" as the root of the purpose of building the pyramids I began to go back over everything that I had read and looked at previously about the pyramids and found that the ancient Egyptians or Kemetic (which means Black) people built the pyramids as part of a water irrigation and purification system. I wrote about this in 1988 in a book called "Amen: The Secret Waters of the Great Pyramid" in which I brought forward my theories. In 2003 I wrote a follow up to this book entitled "I Will not Apologize: The Resurrection of the Master Architect". In this new book I lay out my research since 1988 which verifies what was written then and goes even further into the construction and use of those pyramids then and now. Yes, they are still functioning in one of their capacities, education of the descendants of the "Master Architects" that built them.
In my new book I document the fact that in 1930 archeologists had discovered water beneath the Giza plateau on which the three great pyramids sit. However, they kept this finding secret until after the publication of my book in 1988. Why?
When I give lectures on the pyramids or economic development, I ask the audience this question: Would you want to work for a king who would have you to slave for 30 years to build a tomb for his dead body? The answer is generally, no.
Then I would ask them: Would you build a structure that would take 30 years to build but would provide water for irrigating 200,000 acres for 200 years? The answer is always, yes.
So now, what is the motive of white people at producing and keeping alive this lie about the pyramids and thereby the motives of ancient Black leadership? Today, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan is asking Black America "to come out of her, so that you will not partake of her destruction." Yet Black people cling tightly to their slave mastersí children as though they could not live without them. Even after all of the brutality that they have and are still receiving they do not believe that they can break away and go for self.
These poor Black people need a thorough knowledge of themselves from and ancient and modern perspective. Ancient Blacks built civilizations for the world, invented most of the crops that we eat, domesticated the animals that we eat and ride, developed and built great cities and nations.
Modern Blacks invented many of the items that we take for granted in a modern world such as the elevator, electric light bulb, typewriter, flush toilet, air conditioning, door knob, automatic gear shift, bicycle frame, cellular phone, clothes dryer, fire extinguisher, gas mask, golf tee, guitar, hair brush, ironing board, lawn mower, lawn sprinkler, lock, mail box, mop, peanut butter, pencil sharpener, phone transmitter, refrigerator, spark plug, traffic light, tricycle, and the typewriter. Yet most Blacks think that white folk did all of these things, so they cling to their false god.
In the 45 years after slavery Black people began building a nation within a nation. From 1863 to 1913 Blacks patented over 1,200 inventions. They built small towns such as Mound Bayou, Miss., Nicodemus, Kansas, Langston, Okla., and others. Boley, Okla., had a population of 4,000 in the early 1900s. The town was governed and run by Blacks, and boasted, among other establishments, a bank, twenty-five grocery stores, five hotels, seven restaurants, a water works, an electric plant, four cotton gins, a bottling works, a telephone exchange and a lumber yard.
We now know about "Black Wall Street" in Tulsa, Okla., that was a thriving Black business district until it was bombed from the air by the state of Oklahoma in 1921. There were a string of lynching and a reign of terror throughout America against the rise of Black people. We still suffer the effects of these "shock and awe" terroristic techniques which now make us self-destruct before our open enemies have to resort to their former murderous tactics. We need to be re-educated and re-invigorated to rise up and accomplish what we will without fear of the white man. A Savior has come to protect us. Or did you think that God would allow this hell to exist forever?