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Real Talk in Real Time by Dr. Ridgely Abdul Mu’min 12/25/20

Let me get you up to speed. This is now December of 2020. I was asked to run this farm in February of 1995. This 1556 acre farm was a part of the 4,200 acre farm that The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad bought in 1966 with money raised by the original Three Year Economic Savings Program. This portion of the original farm that Minister Farrakhan redeemed in 1994 is called by the local farmers, “The Backside.” And now we know why.

The farmer who sold us this portion had given up on farming this portion of the original 4200 acres. He put all of the 900 cropland acreage in a set aside program except for 90 ACRES. There were some major problems with this “Backside.” It was isolated from a paved road by 2 dirt roads which turned into impassable mud gullies after a hard rain. One dirt road was 3 miles long and the other 2.5 miles long. The former owner just knew that no one in these modern times of fancy cars would care to live here under such driving conditions.

The land itself was of poor quality. It was not flat which prevented the use of large equipment. It had historically low yields. The topsoil had been eroded away after decades of mismanagement. It was not irrigated. It was mostly very heavy red clay land, which is a great handicap in a rainy or dry season. When it’s too dry, you cannot stick your equipment in the ground to work it. But when it rains, it retains water and you can’t work it until it dries down. If you try to work it when it is too wet, you will produce clods that turn into bricks when the hot sun bakes it.

The rule of thumb in farming is that for every inch it rains, you wait one day before trying to work the land. However, on this thick clay “Backside” you must double or triple the time out of the field. Therefore it may take twice as long to put a crop in the ground on large acreages of this clay land than it would take on more sandy soil. Therefore, while a farmer on better land can plant 300 acres of wheat in 2 weeks, it may take 6 weeks to plant 300 acres on our land. You only have about a 2 week window in the Fall to plant wheat for optimal yield. Planting outside of that window would be problematic and you can’t get the crop insured past 3 weeks outside of that window.

You face these same deadline problems with all of the other crops we might try to grow. Then on top of this our “customers” claim they want us to grow these crops without chemicals. Well let me explain to you what that means to a farmer trying to work the land: 1. He has to fight weeds by hand or mechanical plow while chemicals can do the job at least 5 times faster, 2. When the crop is ready to harvest the remaining weeds slow you down or clog up your harvesting equipment, 3. Weeds GREATLY reduce your crop yields, 4. When the crop has been harvested and you want to clear the land of weeds for planting another crop, you have less weeds to get rid if you had used chemicals, plus the remaining weeds can be destroyed with another set of chemicals and 5. When you don’t use chemicals or GMO crops, all the wild animals come over to eat what you got.(smile)

This is why they sold us the “Backside”. However, we have Survived and Thrived in spite of their Jive which proves that Allah (God) is Alive and on Our Side. APIDTA.

Peace, Doc

The usda perpetrated the perfict crime

(A 26 page version of this shortened document was prepared to be presented to the House Agricultural Subcommittee. However, although I was invited to give the report when I got there, they did not allow me to speak. This is a shortened version of that document which the Committee said would be put in the record. I have not found it on the government website however.)

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Present March 29th, Letter to BushStatistics of LawsuitBLACK FARMERS NEED YOUR HELP

Bookmarks: IntroductionThe LawsuitImpact of DiscriminationDividing the “Farm Block”Horror Stories

Volume 2, Number 8 (shortened version) October 10, 1999

The Farmer

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The USDA: Trying to Perpetrate the Perfect Crime

by Dr. Ridgely A. Mu’min Muhammad

Introduction

I hope that each one of you gets a chance to read the Consent Decree of the Black farmers lawsuit against the USDA as written by Judge Friedmen. In that monumental document Judge Friedman states in no ambiguous manner that the Black farmers should not expect to get justice through the courts. He states that the only reason that they have gotten this far is because of their independent, organized and persistent struggle and that the only way that they may receive anything more is to continue in that same mode. He suggested to us that our problem was political and this is why we have shown up here today. He in fact gave us what we call a “Declaration for Independent Action”.

We voiced our opposition to the Consent Decree as written on March 2, 1999 even though many advised us not to, fearing that we might rock the boat. Now since that time the process of implementation of that settlement has born out our greatest fears. Black farmers have not received any money and many fear that they will not receive anything, although the government through the media has given the false impression that the farmers’ checks are waiting at the bank. Although the Black farmers have not gotten a dime from this settlement, bill collectors, banks and other creditors have been harassing these people like vultures chewing on dead flesh.

Here are some of the facts:

1. 40% of the applications have been rejected for such reasons as the “similarly situated white farmer” that the Black farmers chose did not get a loan from FmHA in the same year that the Black farmer applied.

2. Farmers in some areas have been denied access to their own FmHA records, yet their applications have been denied based on information from those same records.

3. Out of over 40,000 requests for applications there may be no more than 100 Track B cases.

4. The estimation of a farmer’s economic damages in Track B is being based on his historical yields, while these same yields were made low because of prior discrimination in the administering of USDA programs.

5. Black farmers are being asked to prove that they were discriminated against while most did not, and do not, know what they were entitled to, because the delivery system for program information was and is faulty.

6. The Consent Decree was signed on “Black Tuesday”, November 3, 1998, the same day that unexpected numbers of Black people showed up to vote.

7. There is a growing suspicion by Black farmers and their city cousins that the USDA does not intend to do right by the Black farmers as evidenced by how the government is handling this lawsuit.

The government may have inadvertently triggered a movement that will expose some agendas that are not favorable for the population growth of Black people. Now let us compare the growth rate of Black people in America between 1910 and 1990 compared to acres of farmland owned. In 1910 the Black population was 9.8 million while we owned almost 13 million acres of farmland. However, by 1990 the Black population had increased to over 30 million while the farmland owned dropped to below 4 million acres. Therefore, we see that the Black population is expanding rapidly while their farmland has almost reached zero.

How can a people sustain itself without land? If there was no racism in America and if Black people were not labeled as “menaces to society”, then such trends would not be alarming.

What are they to eat? Genetically modified foods that have not been tested to insure that no additional allergens have been spliced in that may prove deadly to specific genetic types? Why is the USDA using our tax money to develop “terminator gene” technologies among others, that would not increase food security and nutrition but make a few biotech corporations filthy rich?

Research has already proved that genetically altered foods through gene splicing may carry allergens which may be harmful to selected DNA types. An article from the October 5, 1999 Wall Street Journal states that Monsanto is foregoing its plans to release “terminator genes” into the environment while the USDA, using our tax money, is still researching and pushing such technologies even against public opinion.

Can Black people trust America? What is America’s long term agenda for Black people? What does America hold dear?

The Lawsuit:

The $50,000 is an insult and the process of trying to get that money has been frustrating and insulting to many black farmers. They have been tracked into Track “A” with hardly any Track “B” claims, and many have been even excluded from Track “A” through bad advice given by those trying to help them fill out their forms. Six thousand were expected to participate in this lawsuit but over 30,000 asked for applications, over 18,000 are expected to have filed by October 12, 1999 and here lies the root of the problem: the government does not intend to give out that much money to Black people unless their is a political gun to its head. The figure that was given to the press for the total settlement was around $3 billion. However, even if only 6,000 were given the $50,000 this would amount to only $300 million, one-tenth of $3 billion. So the government never expected to give out $3 billion in the first place, and through the process of elimination, it intends to cut that 18,000 down to a “manageable” figure.

The average Black farmer in Georgia in 1978 owned 150 acres of land. At today’s prices ($1,673 per acre) that represents $250,950 in terms of land, buildings and equipment. It was just that, land, buildings and equipment, that was confiscated from them with the help of the USDA. So on a national basis, $7 billion would be closer to what was taken from these 30,000 or more farmers. Actually in 1978 there were over 30,000 Black farmers in the U.S. who owned land. We don’t know how many there are now because the Census of Agriculture conveniently stopped defining farmers according to race in the early ’80’s.

The apologists for this settlement argue that more than $50,000 can be obtained by going Track “B”. However, the hurdles are set a lot higher for farmers to jump over to obtain such a settlement. And by the way, there is a clause in this settlement that prevents these farmers from appealing the verdict of the arbitrator or ever asking for relief again from the government, even if they may later find that they were damaged more or found more evidence to substantiate their claims. This is significant because the farmer must elect to go Track “B” which requires proof of discrimination like it would be required in a court case but does not have the right of “discovery” as in a course case. This “discovery” issue is important because each Black farmer is required to present a white farmer who was “similarly situated” who got loan services that he was denied. How is one to get that information, if he can not see the records of the white farmers filed with the Farmers’ Home Administration (FmHA)? It was because of this very issue that I was brought in to help farmers who wanted to go “B” see if they could “prove” damages sufficient to warrant the risk in going “B” instead of “A”. Because once you go “B” and lose, you can not go back to “A” and apply for $50,000.

Economic Impact of Discrimination

The rest of this analysis was discovered in the process of researching a way to prove discrimination and damages without access to the records held by the USDA. First, can a trend of discrimination be determined and identified? To do this we chose the top 40 counties in Georgia with respect to acres of land in farms. Then we got the percent of Black population for these counties as recorded in the Georgia Statistical Abstract for 1982. We found that as the percent of Black people in a county increases so does the average size of farms in that county. In fact according to the r-square statistic, over 62% of the variance in the size of farms is explained by percent black population. This is counter to what one would expect since Black farmers are traditionally small farmers when compared to their white counterparts. We checked this analysis by looking at the size of black farms as a function of percent black population and we found that there is almost no correlation .

So what are some reasonable explanations for this observed trend? We found that as long as the percent of black population is low, between 12% and 33%, there is no upward trend in size of farms. However, as soon as the one-third level is reached, then farms start to get progressively larger from an average of about 300 acres, moving up to over 700 acres as they approach 60.8%. The last figure of 60.8% represents the percent black population of the county of Terrell. This is the same county that S.N.C.C. targeted in the 60’s as one of the worst counties in terms of poverty, disenfranchisement and out right racism.

To get a better picture of what was going on, I asked black farmers in Terrell County, Ga to give me a list of 10 black farmers and 10 white farmers that were farming and dealt with FmHA in the early ’80’s. I suggest that a research project be funded to carry out this same type of analysis in all counties of the South with black populations above 33%. With this list I went to the county courthouse where the UCC-1 files and deeds are kept. From the UCC-1 files I developed a list of FmHA transactions of these farmers and from the deed records was able to obtain information on the amount of loans, collateral attached, interest rates and terms.

In 1978 according to the Census of Agriculture there were 31 Black farms in Terrell county averaging 148 acres each. However of the 10 Black farmers that were still alive in 1998 only 6 (six) still owned land and none were actively farming. The average size of land holdings was now 13.84, an average loss of 134.16 acres. This represented an average loss of $224,450 in terms of land, buildings and equipment at today’s prices ($1,673 per acre). In other words the Black farmers in Terrell county lost about everything from 1978 to 1998. What happened?

We compared these 10 Black farmers who at least got one FmHA loan to 10 white farmers who got loans from FmHA. First of all when I asked Black farmers to identify white farmers that got FmHA loans they were right about one half the time. I had to start out with a list of over 20 white farmers to find 10 that had loans from FmHA. Many times the white farmers would get guaranteed loans or loans from banks, production credit associations and land banks. The Black farmers told me that sometimes when they would go to the FmHA office and there were white farmers in the office before them, they would let the white farmers out the back door making it impossible for the Black farmers to find out what was being offered to white farmers.

In 1998 according to the tax records the 10 Black farmers owned a total of 138.41 acres of land with a tax value (40% of market value) of $349,969, while the 10 white farmers owned 2725.83 acres valued at $2,503,939. The Black farms averaged 13.8 acres, while the white farmers averaged 272 acres. Now if we compare the number of loans received by each farmer according to the UCC-1 records at the courthouse, we see that Black farmers received an average of 4.3 loans from 1978 to 1994, while white farmers received twice that amount, 8.2. But what is more shocking is that none of these Black farmers got any of the 3% loans that were supposedly set aside for them in 1978 and 1979. Instead, 5 white farmers received a total of $943,480 of 3% loans in 1978 and 1979. In fact one white farmer alone received $532,850.

We compared relationship between the present acres of land owned by our 20 farmers and the amount of 3% loans received by them. As the amount of 3% loans in 1978 and 1979 increased so did the amount of acres owned in 1998. In fact 42.5% of the variance in acres owned can be explained by the amount of 3% loans received.

To get deeper at possible causal effects we ran a number of regressions using “acres” as the dependent variable and using “race”, “3%loans” and “UCC” as independent or predictor variables. The best overall model, according to a high r-square, high F-ratio and low probability of no relationship, was model 3. This model states that the number of acres owned is a function of the race of the farmer and his access to 3% loan money. 63.8% of the variance in acreage can be attributed to these two variables. What this means is that if the Black farmers received the average of $94,348 in loans at 3% in 1978 or 1979 they would now own an additional 61.5 acres each, valued at $102,914. If the $40,000,000 that was supposed to go to Black farmers wound up in the hands of white farmers as it did in Terrell county, then this program was responsible for the loss of 26,080 acres of land from 1979 to 1998.

Remember now, we are only looking at relatively small white farmers and not the larger white farmers who benefited in years passed from the government financed production credit associations, land banks and banks for co-operatives. The $40,000,000 of 3% money was supposed to help redress the ills already incurred against Black farmers, but instead was used by the next rung of white farmers to move up a notch. The more Black farmers there were in a county meant the more 3% loan money that would be allocated to that county, which meant that in those counties white farmers got lucky.

These were 7 year loans which matured in 1984 and 1985, which meant that they carried over and through the major farm debt crisis in the early 1980’s. These white farmers were thereby insulated from the rest of the farmers because they were given cheap money that was supposed to go to Black farmers. The interest expense on a $100,000 loan held for 7 years at 3% is $12,354, while at 8 percent (average Black farmer rate) the accumulated interest amounts to $34,450, thereby providing a net savings of $22,096 which could be used for other operating expenses or capital improvements, which could have made the difference in the survival of that farm operation.

Of course this particular law suit does not go back to 1978 and 1979. It starts in 1981 when the 3% money has already been given out to the white farmers, which is unfortunate. By the time the Black farmers get into the FmHA office the interest rates have climbed to 8 and 10%. This is why the number of UCC-1 files does not show a strong relationship with the number of acres once you control for the 3% loan money. We have to look at the amount of money, length of loan, interest rate, timing of the loan and whether the loan was a “supervised loan” or not to be able to see why Black farmers faired worse than white farmers during the 1980’s and 90’s. We must also look at the average returns to assets during this period to understand what was happening. For instance, if the returns to growing soybeans was 4%, which it was from 1987 to 1997 in Georgia, and the cost of capital was 8%, then the farmer lost 4 cents for every $1 that he borrowed. In other words the farmers were living off of their equity during this period which forced many farmers out.

So now the farmers in the law suit are asked to prove that they would have made a profit if FmHA did not discriminate against them from 1981 to 1996. The government responds by saying for instance, “…soybeans did not make a profit during this period so we did you no financial harm by not loaning you money.” It will be interesting to see what finally comes out of the lawsuit. Remember Judge Friedman warned the Black farmers that the courts would not be the arena to get justice. The USDA did not admit guilt in the lawsuit nor did it promise to not discriminate in the future. Therefore the USDA can only be reformed in the political arena.

When the government uses the cost and returns data to argue that the Black farmers would not have made a profit, this begs the question of how then did the white farmer survive in this environment. Were there programs and moneys set aside to keep these white farmers afloat that were not made available to Black farmers?

There are two lessons to be learned from this. The delivery system did not work then and with the same mentality in these counties today, any new program earmarked for Black farmers will not reach the majority of them now. The white farmers will take the benefits, gaining not only a comparative advantage over the Black farmers in their area, but also gaining an advantage over other white farmers who do not have Black farmers to suck off of.

In light of what we discovered next, the injustice done to these Black farmers is more bloody. One white farmer, the same one that got $532,850 got a number of other loans and loan services. In fact this farmer got a continuance on his loans that were past due by two years in 1985 and in default, and got a new loan for an additional $200,000+. Although this farmer was worth over $400,000 in land and buildings in 1998, according to the courthouse records he never paid these loans back while continuing to farm and borrow money from the local banks.

Dividing the “Farm Block”

Could this farmer have benefited from the softwood pine tree growing program which deferred his USDA debts for up to 45 years that was authorized by the 1985 Farm Bill written by the very agricultural committee that Sec. Dan Glickman set on? This is a provision which until 1997 black farmers knew nothing about. Who will read the fine print for these black farmers in future legislations? Could this give-away program to white farmers explain why they got larger while Black farmers disappeared? Did this government give billions of dollars away to help white farmers in the south take the land of Black people, while it gave food stamps to the people in the ghettos to keep their bellies full and unaware?

Since softwood pine can only be grown successfully in the South, was this a giveaway program to southern farmers to divide them from their Midwestern brothers, who were also suffering during the farm debt crisis of the early ’80’s? Can the difference in farm programs and availability of unprotected equity (black farm land) explain the differences in the growth of the value of farms between southern and Midwestern farmers as depicted in Graph 1?

Could the reason why Mr. Dan Glickman was brought in to be Secretary of Agriculture be that he knew how to put the lid back on the worms that former Secretary Espy opened up? Was this settlement without “discovery”, as brokered by Mr. Glickman, a tactic to keep this sordid piece of political history hidden from the public? Mr. Glickman, you were on the agricultural committee and was on the floor of the House when Representative Towns of New York read the report of the Civil Rights Commission begging you for your support to prop up the Civil Rights Division of the USDA in 1983? You did and said nothing then, so why should we trust you now? What can you say to the displaced children of these farmers now fighting to survive in the cities without hope, without dreams, who have seen their fathers, mothers, aunts and uncles deprived of life, liberty and property while being humiliated?

Now this out of court settlement was brokered so that these same men you deprived of dignity will not get the opportunity to tell their stories. This society brands our children as “menaces to society”, while criminals in white collars walk around free with their parents’ lands in their hands. The same government employees who allowed and participated in this great theft are still working or getting retirement benefits from the same taxpayers that they stole the land from, and you ask our youth to be civil. Whose interests are you serving?

Seven billion dollars is a modest figure considering how long this charade has persisted and the size of the cost of re-entry into the agricultural industry has become. If the Black farmers are given a just and equitable settlement, what is the environment of agricultural profitability that they will face? Graph 2 is a chart of the Risk and Returns for a Variety of Agricultural Enterprises in Georgia. As you can see the only enterprise that has a reasonable chance of returning a significant return on assets is dry land peanuts. Most enterprises hover around zero and most Black farmers have already been deprived of their peanut quotas. In other words the government gave the taxpayers’ money away to white farmers when there were programs to safeguard farmers’ incomes, and now is talking about giving crumbs to Black farmers and sending them into a lost cause.

There is no profitability in farming. Although farming represents almost 10% of the Gross Domestic Product it only earns 0.39% returns on assets. On the other hand the industries that feed into agriculture, mining and manufacturing, earns a 3.21% return on assets, while the industries that process, transport and distribute farm products earn 2.82% average return on assets. When one goes out in the rural areas, as I have, you find that the same white farmers and their families that benefited from government programs and subsidies are now the owners of the processing plants, feed and seed stores, agricultural chemical companies, tractor dealerships and banks that the black farmers have to utilize to operate. Black farmers can not enter the new vertically integrated agriculture industry segregated from the type of capital and institutions, such as full-service co-ops necessary for survival in a global market.

Graph 3 demonstrates the steady progression away from the small farmer/local farmers market model of the 1940’s and 50’s to the corporate farm/mega-retailer model of today. With the merger of such firms as Monsanto with Delta Pines and Dupont with Pioneer Seed, soon we will be in model 5, a one-firm-corporately-planned economy. And Black people in America will find themselves in the same situation that Black people in Africa now find themselves, landless and dieing.

Vice-President Al Gore champions the cause of saving the environment from degradation attributed to over population and features countries in Africa as representatives of such a threat. One would assume by reading his book, “Earth in the Balance, ” that Africa was overpopulated. One would think that Africa had the greatest concentration of people per square mile than all the other continents. But a little research in the World Book encyclopedia would show you that Europe and not Africa or even Asia is the most densely populated continent in the world. Then what explains the starvation in Africa compared to the opulence in Europe with its caves and hillsides compared with the vast richness of Africa. Could the vestiges of colonialism coupled with policies of international financiers be responsible for the continual flow of undervalued resources from Africa to Europe and America? Could there be such a “beast” as “The Bloodsucker of the Poor”? Is that “Bloodsucker” alive and well and thriving in Washington, D.C.?

Horror Stories from the Countryside:

While helping the Black farmers determine the economic damages done to them by the USDA, we were told many stories about how the county supervisors got rich by taking Black people’s land:

1. Many Black farmer have told us that as long as they did not try to get loans to buy land, they could sometimes get operating loans. But as soon as they applied to purchase land they were not qualified and not given additional operating capital if they were lucky to buy that land otherwise.

2. Most Black farmers were never told that they could put 50 acres of marginal land in pine trees and get their loans deferred. In the meantime white farmers were getting FmHA loans to buy their farms in foreclosure.

3. A Black farm family in Alabama was forced to sell off their land on their 140 acre farm to pay off their debt and save their home, then told three years latter that they had to get $20,000 to save that same home. Evidently the money that the county supervisor was supposed to put against their debt was not handled properly, so at a later time the supervisor offered them a “write down, buy out” option for $20,000. This family now owes the IRS for taxes on the write down.

4. In a similar situation in Georgia, a Black farmer found out from an outside source that FmHA was offering “write downs” on debts, so he was able to get his debt written down to $160,000. He went to the local bank and secured a loan for that amount which his lawyer was supposed to deliver to FmHA. After two years of paying $20,000 per year against his new bank loan he was given a notice of foreclosure from FmHA. He filed bankruptcy and almost died.

5. Another farmer in Georgia went to FmHA and applied for an operating loan in January of 1981 for $35,000. They approved the loan in March, but he did not get the first installment of the money until June. However, they only gave him $21,000, which they demanded back the next month because he did not live up to some type of agreement. The farmer paid the $21,000 back in July. However, at the end of the year and additional $14,000 of crop insurance money went straight to FmHA and a tax bill from the IRS came in January of 1982. Now where did that $14,000 go, because the farmer only received $21,000 of the $35,000 that was approved?

6. Black farmers were almost always given “supervised loans” which meant that they had to go to the FmHA office to make any purchases adding time and delays in their operations. In addition they seldom knew how much money was still left in their account, nor how much of the income that they were forced to turn over was actually placed against their debts until foreclosure notices came.

7. Black farmers were seldom given loans to buy top notch equipment but forced to buy old equipment from white farmers who had loans from FmHA, or the local banks, allowing these farmers to dump warn out equipment and get the down payment for new equipment. One farmer in Georgia was the farm manager for 12 years with a white farmer operating 2,000 acres of row crops. The white farmer died in 1995 but owed a lot of money to the local bank. The bank loan officer sat down with the FmHA county supervisor and filled out a loan application for, not with, the Black farmer to purchase all the equipment of the deceased white farmer at inflated prices while FmHA would guarantee the note. However, there was a drought the next year, and ASCS refused to pay him disaster money, so he could not pay on the note. The bank foreclosed and suddenly the value of the equipment was much less than the amount of the loan, so they came and took additional equipment not financed by the loan and now are after his house.

8. The yield basis on Black farm land was kept low while the yields on the white farmers were allowed to grow over time. This meant the county average yields were always above the Black farmers. Now the amount of deficiency payments or crop insurance payments was based on the average county yields. Since the Black farmers base was always below the county average, most years they never got deficiency payments while the white farmers got all the money.

9. FmHA was supposedly set up to provide loan services to farmers who could not get loans from commercial banks. However, white farmers would go to the local banks and get short term loans while they were waiting on their government loan check from FmHA. Most Black farmers had to get higher interest credit from the fertilizer and chemical dealers owned by these same white farmers, government officials and/or their families.

10. A black peanut farmer had a bad year due to a drought. He was not allowed the common practice under such conditions to transfer his peanut quota. He was denied disaster payments and the next year his allotment was taken away because he had not used it in the previous year.

11. A common method of hiding discrimination in a given county was to always have one are two Black farmers that would get money and a few white farmers who would be denied money. Usually the token Black farmer was allowed to sit in on committee meetings, but not allowed to vote.

12. When Black farmers were forced into bankruptcy, the courts would pay off the white creditors while leaving black creditors stranded.

In light of the above information the choice of a “Monitor” for the class action suit is crucial to insure a modicum of justice in this faulty process. The monitor must know farming and USDA programs and stipulations to insure that Black farmers get a fair hearing.

After the lawsuit, since the USDA has not admitted discrimination nor promised not to discriminate, there must be another delivery system of programs and money set up to give Black farmers a chance to compete in this new economic environment. The USDA has proven itself to be incapable of fairness and justice while continuing to foster programs and research to hurt Black people

We recognize that only congress has the ability to formulate the specific legislation to help remedy the plight of the Black farmer. The question is how to generate the necessary political will to carry the vote and sustain its implementation.

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Unraveling the Mystery of Cancer or How did a “white man’s disease” become the major killer of Blacks?

Unraveling the Mystery of Cancer or How did a “white man’s disease” become the major killer of Blacks?

Dr. Ridgely  Abdul Mu’min Muhammad    (9/16/2016)

On March 21, 2013 the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan on his visit to the historic and world-renowned Tuskegee University, toured its Legacy Museum where he was introduced to the story of the use of Henrietta Lack’s (HeLa) cancer cells in furtherance of biomedical research. Although the beginning of the story in the isolation and use of her cells started in 1951 at John Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore, MD, Tuskegee takes pride in the role it played in the housing and distribution of her cells under the HeLa cell culture project funded by The National Infantile Paralysis Foundation beginning in 1952.

  1. How did a cancer-causing monkey virus end up in human tumors?
  2.  How did Henrietta Lack’s cells become “immortal” in February of 1951?
  3. How are these cancer cells kept alive in us?
  1. How did a cancer-causing monkey virus end up in human tumors?

The puzzle began in 1994, when Dr. Michele Carbone, a Loyola University researcher, found the virus SV40, which had never before been detected in humans, in half of the human lung tumors she was studying.

HeLa cells were used to develop Jonas Salk’s polio vaccine in the 1950s. This vaccine was later found to contain the cancer-causing monkey kidney virus Simian Virus 40 (SV40). U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention admitted that approximately 100 million people may have been infected with SV40 through the polio vaccines administered during the 50s and 60s. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad instructed his followers to refuse the polio vaccine before news that the vaccine contained lethal contaminates surfaced. What did he know that others failed to consider?

  • How did her cells become “immortal” in February of 1951?

A. The beginning of the HeLa cancer cell story starts in 1951 at Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore, MD; where Henrietta Lacks’s (HeLa) was diagnosed with cancer. After giving birth to her fifth child, she experienced abnormal bleeding and was eventually diagnosed with cervical cancer in February 1951. At that time, Johns Hopkins was the only hospital that would treat Black people, principally because it was a medical school and research institution.

B. HeLa cells were used to develop Jonas Salk’s polio vaccine. This vaccine was later found to contain the cancer-causing monkey kidney virus Simian Virus 40 (SV40)

C. “SV40 T antigens have been shown to be the simplest and most reliable agent for the transformation of many different cell types into immortal cells (cancer). You can go on the internet and actually buy “cell immortalization protocols” which include the SV 40 monkey virus.

3.How are these cancer cells kept alive in us?

A. Henrietta’s cells were kept alive by feeding them a witches’ brew of beef embryo extract (the ground-up remains of a three-week-old, unborn cattle embryo); fresh chicken plasma obtained from the blood of a live chicken heart; and blood from human placentas.

B. Fast foods introduce chicken and ground-up beef. Industrial bread production uses extract from human hair as softener (L-cystein). Most of this human hair comes from China where Chinese women bath their hair with their placenta.

L-cysteine history

http://www.classofoods.com/page2_1.html

Early in the 1950’s a dairy foods processing company began marketing a whey L-cysteine blend of dough conditioner that would change the way bakers view and use no-time dough systems. Use of the combination whey and L-cysteine would allow bakers to control rapid dough development uniformly to produce consistent quality bakery foods. L-cysteine is a reducing agent used to reduce the mechanical development required by yeast-raised doughs and to develop the gluten network for proper gas retention. As a review, L-cysteine works by breaking the disulfide bonds cross linking gluten strands changing to a sulfhydryl bond. The break of the cross link is considered a weakening effect and will allow the gluten to become more extensible. L-cysteine begins to work in the mixing stage of the dough development process and will continue to work until the dough is subjected to high heat during the baking process. L-cysteine will reduce required mixing time by the same mechanism to achieve a fully mechanically developed dough with less mechanical input. The greater the level of L-cysteine added to the dough, the less mixing time is required-with normal addition to yeast leavened doughs in the range of 25 to 50 ppm (parts per million).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fast_food_restaurant

The term “fast food” was recognized in a dictionary by Merriam–Webster in 1951.            

Who is Jonas Salk?

In 1941, during his postgraduate work in virology, Salk chose a two-month elective to work in the laboratory of Dr. Thomas Francis at the University of Michigan. Francis had recently joined the faculty of the medical school after working for the Rockefeller Foundation, where he had discovered the Type B influenza virus. According to Bookchin, “the two month stint in Francis’s lab was Salk’s first introduction to the world of virology—and he was hooked.”[7]:25 From that time originates the first controversy (the second one relates in revealing SV40 in the rhesus monkey kidney cells used for multiplying poliomyelitis virus for vaccines in 1960[11][12][13][14]) in Salk’s career: Francis and other researchers, one of whom was Salk, deliberately infected patients at several Michigan mental hospitals with the influenza virus by spraying the virus into their nasal cavities.

However, “Francis did not let him down,” writes Bookchin. “He secured extra grant money and offered Salk a job” working on an army-commissioned project in Michigan to develop an influenza vaccine. He and Francis eventually perfected a vaccine that was soon widely used at army bases, where “Salk had been responsible for discovering and isolating one of the flu strains that was included in the final vaccine.”[7]:26

By 1947, Salk decided to find an institution where he could direct his own laboratory. After three institutions turned him down, he received from William McEllroy, the dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, an offer which included a promise that he would run his own lab. He accepted, and in the fall of that year, left Michigan and relocated to Pennsylvania. But the promise was not quite what he expected. After Salk arrived at Pittsburgh, “he discovered that he had been relegated to cramped, unequipped quarters in the basement of the old Municipal Hospital,” writes Bookchin. As time went on, however, Salk began securing grants from the Mellon family and was able to build a working virology laboratory, where he continued his research on flu vaccines.[7]

Elijah Muhammad served four years, from 1942 to 1946, at the
Federal Correctional Institution in Milan, Michigan

The Milan prison is less than 10 miles from the Ypsilanti prison.

Unfortunately, some cold and flu illnesses can develop into more severe (not to
mention prolonged) conditions including bronchitis

Words of Messenger Elijah Muhammad. “Many times, through the last three years
. I was so choked up with bronchitis. Asthma attacks would sometimes come.”

While in prison in Milan, The Honorable Elijah Muhammad contracted bronchial asthma:

“Poor eating habits, inadequate living space, and other problems caused Muhammad to become regularly ill and probably led to the bronchial asthma that would cause him pain and grief for the next three decades.” p. 96. An Original Man: Elijah Muhammad by Claude Andrew Clegg III

Putting Coronavirus within the Plan of Genocide

Putting Coronavirus within the Plan of Genocide: (Dr. Ridgely A. Mu’min, 7/14/20)

1. 1995 Million Man March. The world and the Enemy realized that Minister Farrakhan represented the living Messiah. So according to Chinese billionaire Jack Ma, America starting in the early 1990s, for some reason, to give up her manufacturing to China and Mexico. (https://www.cnbc.com/2017/01/18/chinese-billionaire-jack-ma-says-the-us-wasted-trillions-on-warfare-instead-of-investing-in-infrastructure.html) We say that reason was deprive Black men of factory jobs.

2. 9/11/01 Israel took down the 3 WTO buildings and struck Pentagon to stop the rise of Islam in America.

3. 2008 Obama elected to take down Farrakhan and Nation of Islam. Pressured by Hillary Clinton he had Gaddafi killed in 2011 but Farrakhan did not take the bait.

4. They decided to start a Race War by publicizing the killing of young Black men starting with Travon Martin in 2014. However, Farrakhan spoke at Mosque Maryam on August 17, 2014 daring them to come into Chicago with the tanks as they did the night before in Ferguson, MO. That made them rethink their plans. Then Farrakhan called for 10,000 Fearless to meet him on the DC Mall for 10/10/15 where he gave the marching orders to Boycott Christmas, relieving the Black youth from the need to confront police to protest the killings.

5. I predicted that the Stock Market would crash on January of 2016 to be blamed on a race war. However, Farrakhan had blocked the race war, which destroyed their cover. So, the international bankers met in Devos, Switzerland at their annual World Economic Forum and George Soros decided to attack the Chinese dollar and stock market. However, China’s Chairman Xi prevented his people from selling stocks or currency, thereby stopping the economic panic and destruction of China’s economy that was about to surpass America. (https://money.cnn.com/2016/01/27/investing/george-soros-china-attack/index.html )

6. In 2017 Pentagon predicts coronavirus epidemic and America’s unpreparedness.

(https://www.thenation.com/article/politics/covid-military-shortage-pandemic/ )

7. December of 2017 America drops ban on genetic modifications on viruses. This effectively shields Fort Detrick by letting other none military actors in to genetically modify viruses. (https://www.businessinsider.com/nih-lifts-ban-on-flu-mers-sars-virus-gain-of-function-research-2017-12 )

8. On August 12, 2019 world warned to be ready for ethnic specific bioweapons. (https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2019/08/12/world-must-prepare-biological-weapons-target-ethnic-groups-based/# )

9. By 2019 China had become the greatest economy in the world. On October 18, 2019 The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security in partnership with the World Economic Forum and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation hosted Event 201. (https://www.centerforhealthsecurity.org/event201/ ) “For the scenario, we modeled a fictional coronavirus pandemic, but we explicitly stated that it was not a prediction.” However, a lot of people dropped their stock portfolios including the head of the Senate intelligence committee, Richard Burr.(https://www.propublica.org/article/senator-dumped-up-to-1-7-million-of-stock-after-reassuring-public-about-coronavirus-preparedness ) CEOs were quitting like never before but before the stock market crashed in February of 2020. (https://www.ccn.com/ceos-quitting-in-record-numbers-could-signal-total-stock-market-collapse/ )

10. China was hit with the coronavirus in October claiming that it was brought in by US military personnel during the Military World Games in Wuhan province starting October 18, 2019. (https://www.businessinsider.com/chinese-official-says-us-army-maybe-brought-coronavirus-to-wuhan-2020-3 )

11. Cuba sends doctors to China using their “wonder drug” (https://www.newsweek.com/cuba-drug-fight-coronavirus-us-sanctions-1493872 ). America refused to accept Cuba’s help but tries to stop other countries from accepting Cuba’s help. (https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2020/feb/11/trump-puts-cuban-doctors-in-firing-line-as-heat-turned-up-on-island-economy)

12. Due to the COVID-19 attack China’s economy shrunk in the fourth quarter by 6.8% ending continual growth since 1976. (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/16/business/china-coronavirus-economy.html )

13. Why is Bill Gates so interested in vaccines? Bill Gates said that people need to prove they took the vaccine by using an implant. (https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/17/bill-gates-is-top-target-for-coronavirus-conspiracy-theories-report.html ) Medicine and control in the New World Order (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4914739/#B5 ).

14. Blacks dying more than whites from COVID-19 because of pre-existing conditions like obesity, diabetes, heart failure and kidney disease produced by eating the wrong foods. (https://www.wwltv.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/coronavirus-death-rates-black-preexisting/289-7da3733c-bfe9-4799-95b3-04c5036e8147 )

15. On March 10, 2020 New York Governor Cuomo erected a 1 mile radius coronavirus containment area around a synagogue in New Rochelle, NY due to the first major outbreak in the state of New York. (https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/heres-the-1-mile-radius-coronavirus-containment-area-andrew-cuomo-just-erected-around-a-synagogue-in-new-rochelle-new-york

16. Israel has been working on a coronavirus vaccine since 2016. They say they should have one ready in a few weeks, because by “pure luck” they were working on a coronavirus vaccine for 4 years. Why would they work on a vaccine for something that did not exist? (https://www.jpost.com/health-science/israeli-scientists-in-three-weeks-we-will-have-coronavirus-vaccine-619101 )

The Human Costs of Genocide via Tainted Vaccines or “The Elephant in the Room” is a Monkey Virus

To make such an evaluation of the effects of tainted vaccines requires data. However, what happens when the government agencies in charge of the data are the major participants in the crime that you are trying to identify? The Center for Disease Control (CDC), Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA) and the Department of Health and Human Resources (HHS) are the agencies that supposedly track diseases and oversee measures to combat such diseases. Researchers rely on these agencies then to make cost/benefit analyses of vaccines such as the 2012 article in The Atlantic megazine: “A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Vaccines” (https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/01/a-cost-benefit-analysis-of-vaccines/251565/ ).

This article states:

“Beyond the considerations mentioned above, there are some adverse events that are clearly the result of vaccines, though they are extremely rare. Some people may experience a severe allergic reaction to the vaccine, which can be serious. Symptoms can include fever, swelling of the throat, difficulty breathing, dizziness, hives, fast heartbeat, and seizure.

The FDA and CDC closely monitor and catalog these adverse events, through the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS), which is designed to detect new adverse events, track increases in events, identify risk factors, determine the safety of new vaccines, and identify lot numbers that are linked to more adverse events…Roughly 30,000 adverse events in the United States are reported to the organization each year, a miniscule number given the number of vaccines administered in year. Of these reported events, only 10 to 15 percent are determined to be serious, resulting in hospitalization, serious health problems, or death.

Looking at the total number of vaccines given over a ten-year period — 1.9 billion — there were 128,717 reports of adverse events in total, which includes both serious and non-serious events like side effects including fever, rash, and soreness at the injection site. This comes out to only about 0.006 percent of the people who are vaccinated experiencing an adverse effect — a tiny number, indeed.”

Vaccines and Cancer

First of all we notice that they only measure short term “adverse events” and not long term negative effects of the vaccines such as autism and cancer. Let us deal with vaccines relationship with the increase of cancer in Blacks first. Below is a section on the history of concerns on the safety of vaccines taken off the CDC website:

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/concerns/concerns-history.html

“Simian Virus 40 (SV40) – 1955–1963

From 1955 to 1963, an estimated 10-30% of polio vaccines administered in the US were contaminated with simian virus 40 (SV40). The virus came from monkey kidney cell cultures used to make polio vaccines at that time. Most of the contamination was in the inactivated polio vaccine (IPV), but it was also found in oral polio vaccine (OPV). After the contamination was discovered, the U.S. government established testing requirements to verify that all new lots of polio vaccines were free of SV40.

Because of research done with SV40 in animal models, there has been some concern that the virus could cause cancer in humans. However, most studies looking at the relationship between SV40 and cancers are reassuring, finding no causal association between receipt of SV40-contaminated polio vaccine and development of cancer.

No vaccines used today contain SV40 virus.”

Supposedly pharmaceutical companies are required to provide data proving the safety of their vaccines. However, Robert Kennedy, Jr. found out otherwise as is pointed our on page 201 of Judy Micovits’ book “Plague of Corruption”: “Kennedy recently got as admission from the federal government that despite the requirements of the 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act that a report must be provided to Congress every two years certifying that the vaccines schedule is safe, no such studies have EVER been done.”

So how can the CDC say that “No vaccines used today contain SV40”? In fact other laboratories are equipped to determine what is in the new vaccines as reported here from pages 160 and 161 of Micovits’ book:

“The technology exists to answer the question of how many different viruses are contaminating our typical vaccines. Look at the problems with this single vaccine.

CORVELVA Experts wrote: “We have continued the investigation, both chemical and biological, on the Priorix Tetra, quadrivalent against measles, rubella, mumps and varicella and we have also found …Within the GlaxoSmithKline Priorix Tetra vaccine, Proteobacteria, Platyhelminthes and Nematoda worms, 10 other viruses to ssRNA, Microviridae (bacterial or phage viruses) and numerous retroviruses including endogenous human and avian retroviruses, avian viruses, human immunodeficiency and immunodeficiency virus of monkeys (fragments that if inserted into the database detect fragments of HIV and SIV), murine virus, horse infectious anemia virus, lymphoproliferative disease virus, Rous sarcoma virus. Other viruses like alphaendornavirus and hepatitis b virus, yeast virus.”

(https://realnewsaustralia.com/2018/12/23/bombshell-corvelva-releases-next-vaccine-analysis-results/ )

Notice that this is reported in 2018 on a new vaccine being brought to the market by GlaxoSmithKline. Notice that “immunodeficiency virus of monkeys” are included, so the CDC is lying on that point.

Now let’s explore the real deal behind the relationship between the SV40 monkey virus and cancer as described by Robert Kennedy, Jr. in the foreward to Mikovits’ book:

“In 1961, [Dr. Bernice] Eddy discovered that a cancer-causing monkey virus, SV40, had contaminated ninety-eight million Salk polio vaccines. When she injected the SV40 virus into newborn hamsters, the rodents sprouted tumors. Eddy’s discovery proved an embarrassment to many scientists working on the vaccine…On July 26, 1961, the New York Times reported that Merck and Parke-Davis were withdrawing the Salk vaccines. The article said nothing about cancer…

Even though Merck and Parke-Davis recalled their polio vaccines in 1961, NIH officials refused to pursue a total recall of the rest of the supply, fearing reputational injury to the vaccine program if Americans learned that PHS [Public Health Service] had infected them with a cancer-producing virus. As a result, millions of unsuspecting Americans received carcinogenic vaccines between 1961 and 1963. The Public Health Service then concealed that “secret” for forty years.

In total, ninety-eight million Americans received shots potentially containing the cancer-producing virus, which in now part of the human genome. In 1996, government researchers identified SV-40 in 23 percent of the blood specimens and 45 percent of the sperm specimens collected from healthy adults. Six percent of the children born between 1980 and 1995 are infected…

Today, SV-40 is used in research laboratories throughout the world because it is so reliably carcinogenic. Researchers use it to produce a wide variety of bone and soft-tissue cancers including mesothelioma and brain tumors in animals. These cancers have exploded in the baby boom generation, which received the Salk and Sabin polio vaccines between 1955 and 1963. Skin cancers are up by 70 percent, lymphoma and prostate by 66 percent, and brain cancer by 34 percent. Prior to 1950, mesothelioma was rare in humans. Today, doctors diagnose nearly 3,000 Americans with mesothelioma every year: 60 percent of the tumors that were tested contained SV-40. Today, scientists find SV-40 in a wide range of deadly tumors, including between 33 percent and 90 percent of brain tumors, eight of eight ependymomas, and nearly half of the bone tumors tested.” (p. XV, XVI of Kennedy’s Foreword in Plague of Corruption”)

So the CDC is straight up lying on the connection between SV40 monkey virus and cancer. To drive this nail in deeper, we must highlight what Kennedy said “Today, SV-40 is used in research laboratories throughout the world because it is so reliably carcinogenic. Researchers use it to produce a wide variety of bone and soft-tissue cancers including mesothelioma and brain tumors in animals.” In fact if you put in a Google search of “SV40 immortalization protocol”, you will get articles talking about how the SV40 virus make any cell turn into a cancer cell and you can order it over the internet for you laboratory. So why would “laboratories” pay for a SV40 kit to make cancer but the CDC can say “…finding no causal association between receipt of SV40-contaminated polio vaccine and development of cancer.”

Before 1955 cancer was considered a “white man’s decease”. However, we used CDC’s on data to prove that cancer has become a “Black man’s decease” caused by contaminated Polio Vaccines that The Most Honorable Elijah warned his followers not to take.

In 1950 the cancer death rate for whites was 153.6 per 100,000 but only 108.1 for Blacks. Over this 65 year period the death rate for whites went up to 198 in 1995 but up to 277 for Blacks. By 2017 the death rates for whites had gone back down to 1950s levels of 159 but the Black death rate was almost twice what it was in the 1950s.

Of course one could argue that white people got the Polio vaccines also. But what batch did they get? Supposedly, “On July 26, 1961, the New York Times reported that Merck and Parke-Davis were withdrawing the Salk vaccines.” However, those tainted vaccines that were never taken out of circulation, so we say they were dumped on the Black population where they always dump their defective products.

Graph and Table 1

To determine the effect of the Polio vaccine on Black cancer deaths, we took the 1950 cancer death rate of 108.1 and then subtracted it from the average death rate from 1950 to 2017 which was 200.15(see Table 2A). So we can estimate that from 1955 to 2020, which is a 65 year period, that for an average population of 30,000,000 Black people over that period that there were an additional 1,794,975 deaths due to the tainted Polio vaccine. We then used the data reported from the “Vaccine Court”, National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP) to determine the average compensation for the 6,305 cases that were awarded a total of $3,729,432,302.85 from 1989 to 2019. That average compensation of $59,150 was them multiplied by the 1,794,975 increased deaths due to the tainted polio vaccine to come up with an estimated $ 106,172,771,250.00. However, the amount of compensations per case has gone up to $355,846.00, which would drive the bill up to $638,734,673,850.00 for those extra 1,794,975 Black cancer deaths.

Tainted Vaccines and Autism

Judy Mikovits did an informative and revealing analysis of how much real damage was done to our children, Black and white, by vaccine produced autism:

“This special “Vaccine Court” was established by law under the 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act…The Act removes liability from pharmaceutical companies for any injuries or deaths caused by their childhood vaccines. It also only allows discovery of pharmaceutical company documents with the approval of the court…In addition each case is unique, meaning that if a vaccine has been found to cause a certain injury in one case, that cannot be relied upon in any way in a subsequent case…And if one parent is successful in making a claim of harm from a certain vaccine, that information is then hidden from others who want to make a similar claim.”(p.113)

“J.B. Handley, in his excellent 2018 book, How to End the Autism Epidemic, quotes extensively from the Dr. Kelley deposition in the Hazlehurst case. Here is an excerpt from the deposition:

Lawyer: Would you say that you are an expert in mitochondrial dysfunction but no in autism. Would that be a fair way to describe it?

Dr. Kelley: I am an expert in mitochondrial disease. And I am an expert in the aspect of autism that pertain to the roughly 25, 30, 40 percent of children who have autism based on mitochondrial dysfunction.

Let’s do the math.

In 2007 it was estimated there were close to a million children with autism in the United States. Kelley believed ion 2007 that roughly one-third or more of the children with autism have a mitochondrial dysfunction that is responsible for their autism. Vaccines will drain mitochondrial reserves.

Let’s put that number at three hundred thousand children (30 percent of a million children), a conservative estimate, as I’m sure Andrew Zimmerman would approve.

It’s been estimated that the lifetime care cost for a child with autism is three million dollars.

What is three hundred thousand multiplied by three million?

It’s nine hundred billion dollars.

Nine hundred billion dollars is a conservative estimate of damages for which the federal government would be responsible if Vincent Matanoski had allowed the government’s own medical witness to testify in the Yates Hazlehurst case on June 18, 2007.” (p. 138)

Table 3 below reproduces her analysis in tabular form. Now if we add the Vaccine damage done by the Polio Vaccine to the vaccine produced autism we come to a total of $638,734,673,850.00+ $900,000,000,000.00 = $1,538,734,673,850.00. That’s $1.5 trillion.

The Sao Tome Enterprise

The Sao Tome Enterprise (Taken from Chapter 4 of “The Sheep, Sheepdog and Evil Shepherd by Dr. Ridgely Abdul Mu’min)

The Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught us that the new white race came to live with the original people 6,000 years ago. Evidently at that time the people allowed these new white folk to live among them until they found out that they were devils. After which they ran them form among them. The white man had to invent another tactic and that tactic was to raid and steal black woman, rape them to produce mulatto children, then raise those children like a new breed of cattle to go in among the original people to trick them into doing business with their white fathers. Take the island of Sao Tome as an example,

In a new book, Jews and Judaism in African History, author Richard Hull describes how Portuguese in 1470 found an “uninhabited” island 120 miles off the coast of the kingdom of the Kongo. In the 1480s the Portuguese began capturing slaves in the “slave rivers” of the Bight of Benin. After they captured Kongolese female slaves they would bring them back to this island and breed them with white Jews and conversos (Jewish converts to Christianity) until they had produced a mixed population of mesticos. Some of these mesticos became rich and powerful on the island and laid the foundations not only of the trans-Atlantic slave trade but of the modern plantation system of agriculture that further evolved in the New World.(Hull 2009: 91)

So how would you categorize these mesticos? If you asked them, they would call themselves “Portuguese.” If you ask modern historians who want to blame the indigenous Africans for the slave trade, they would classify them as “Africans.”

We should look at what happened in Palestine 2,500 years ago in the same manner. Were the “returnees” the Children of Israel or the Children of the Babylonian/Persian rapists?

According to the Bible, the male children that were captured by the Babylonians were castrated and made eunuchs to be (bell-whether) servants to the Babylonian leadership. After King Hezekiah, king of Jerusalem, had entertained emissaries from Babylon, Isaiah the prophet declared: 2 Kings 20:17, 18

“17 Behold, the days come, that all that is in thine house, and that which your fathers have laid up in store until this day, shall be carried into Babylon: nothing shall be left, saith the Lord.

18 And of thy sons that shall issue from thee, which thou shalt beget, shall they take away; and they shall be eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon.”

A “eunuch” is a castrated male.

Included among them was Daniel who according to the Bible served Nebuchadnezzar, Cyrus and Darius, but was never recorded to have married or fathered children. And since descent or lineage is passed down through the father, the dignitaries and royal families of Jerusalem could never have offspring to be “returnees”. Therefore, the only candidates for “return” were children of the raped women who had been brought up in the house of Babylon and Persia to serve the aims, wishes and gods of their masters.

According to the Bible these “returnees” were not supposed to marry people who lived in Judea although these were supposed relatives. The invaders, Pharisees (sheepdogs), kept themselves separate from the indigenous masses (sheep) and ruled over them for Persia (Magi, evil shepherds).

I had accepted this idea of captivity and return until I read one line in a book by Okasha El-Daly called Egyptology: The Missing Millennium (2005). It reads, “…it was suggested that a Babylonian king, Nebuchadnezzar, conquered Egypt and killed her lame pharaoh, then took back with him thousands of Egyptians who settled in Babylon.” (El-Daly 2005: 16) However, other historians argue that Nebuchadnezzar never entered Egypt. Now before I bring more evidence on this point, I must refer us back to our introduction and the statement that The Messenger wrote about Jesus going to Jerusalem looking for the “lost sheep.” We asked the question, “Who were these ‘lost sheep’ and how did they end up in Israel?” Also remember from your Bible studies that Jesus was taken to Egypt when he was a little boy by his parents. Did he learn about these “lost sheep” while he lived in Egypt?

The Honorable Elijah Muhammad has warned us about the “Poison Book.” Now let’s show how it can be manipulated in the hands of a snake. According to the book of Ezekiel, the “Sovereign Lord” gave him a prophecy about Nebuchadnezzar conquering Egypt. Bible scholars understood the problem this would bring to their whole Jerusalem/captivity/return model if indeed Nebuchadnezzar had conquered a real prize or kingdom (Egypt) instead of just a city, Jerusalem. However, to deny the fact that Nebuchadnezzar actually conquered Egypt and even built a huge fort there would make Ezekiel a false prophet and the Bible suspect. These passages from the 29th chapter of Ezekiel are illuminating from a number of perspectives.

Ezekiel 29:8-21 New International Version (NIV):

“‘Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord says: I will bring a sword against you and kill both man and beast. Egypt will become a desolate wasteland. Then they will know that I am the Lord.

“‘Because you said, “The Nile is mine; I made it,” 10 therefore I am against you and against your streams, and I will make the land of Egypt a ruin and a desolate waste from Migdol to Aswan, as far as the border of Cush. 11 The foot of neither man nor beast will pass through it; no one will live there for forty years. 12 I will make the land of Egypt desolate among devastated lands, and her cities will lie desolate forty years among ruined cities. And I will disperse the Egyptians among the nations and scatter them through the countries.

13 “‘Yet this is what the Sovereign Lord says: At the end of forty years I will gather the Egyptians from the nations where they were scattered. 14 I will bring them back from captivity and return them to Upper Egypt, the land of their ancestry. There they will be a lowly kingdom. 15 It will be the lowliest of kingdoms and will never again exalt itself above the other nations. I will make it so weak that it will never again rule over the nations. 16 Egypt will no longer be a source of confidence for the people of Israel but will be a reminder of their sin in turning to her for help. Then they will know that I am the Sovereign Lord.’

17 In the twenty-seventh year, in the first month on the first day, the word of the Lord came to me: 18 “Son of man, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon drove his army in a hard campaign against Tyre; every head was rubbed bare and every shoulder made raw. Yet he and his army got no reward from the campaign he led against Tyre. 19 Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord says: I am going to give Egypt to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and he will carry off its wealth. He will loot and plunder the land as pay for his army. 20 I have given him Egypt as a reward for his efforts because he and his army did it for me, declares the Sovereign Lord.

Now let us dissect these passages. First of all this is some pretty specific stuff. The “Sovereign Lord” was angry with Egypt because the people of Egypt claimed to have “made” the Nile River. Well this is true. The Ancient Egyptians did indeed build the Nile River as an engineer would build a road. You can see my proofs in I will not apologize: The resurrection of the Master Architect. But this “Sovereign Lord” is a real jealous fellow.

Then in verses 13 and 14 the Egyptians would be taken away from Egypt for 40 years and then returned to “Upper Egypt.” Well Upper Egypt would be Aswan or Elephantine where a Jewish colony was indeed established by the Persians at about the same time that the Persians sent their colony of half-breeds into Palestine. Since I don’t accept this exile and return to the same land, I will latter give a more realistic view of what happened.

In verse 19 the Sovereign Lord promises to pay Nebuchadnezzar for taking Tyre by giving him the “wealth” of Egypt. So evidently what was taken by Nebuchadnezzar from the Jerusalem Temple was not enough payment. If a sane mind would compare the wealth of the Jerusalem Temple to the wealth of Egypt at that time, that sane mind would say that the “Sovereign Lord” could not have bought Nebuchadnezzar with the Jerusalem Temple’s wealth. There is no comparison. Egypt had at least 42 temples that were all bigger and had more gold in each of them than did the one temple in Jerusalem.

I find it most interesting that the writers of the Bible had knowledge of Egypt up to “Aswan” at the first cataract in Upper Egypt. However, there is no mention in the Bible of the pyramids or the Sphinx which were near modern Cairo where the Nile branches out into the Delta which is considered Lower Egypt, because the Nile runs South to North. At first I thought that the pyramids and Sphinx were not mentioned in the Bible because its authors never made it that far up into Egypt. But now I see that the authors of the Bible were jealous of the greatness of Egypt. And this was why Egypt was such a great “prize” that the “Sovereign Lord” gave Nebuchadnezzar as payment for a job well done. The Bible begins to look more like propaganda produced by enemies of Egypt in Mesopotamia.

“Still Evolving, Human Genes Tell New Story

“Still Evolving, Human Genes Tell New Story”, by NICHOLAS WADE, March 7, 2006

“There is ample evidence that selection has been a major
driving point in our evolution during the last 10,000
years, and there is no reason to suppose that it has
stopped,” said Jonathan Pritchard, a population
geneticist at the University of Chicago who headed the
study…


Their data is based on DNA changes in three populations
gathered by the HapMap project, which built on the
decoding of the human genome in 2003. The data, though
collected to help identify variant genes that contribute
to disease, also give evidence of evolutionary change…

Dr. Pritchard estimates that the average point at which
the selected genes started to become more common under
the pressure of natural selection is 10,800 years ago in
the African population and 6,600 years ago in the Asian
and European populations.

Skeletons similar in form to modern Chinese are hard to
find before that period, Dr. Klein said, and there are
few European skeletons older than 10,000 years that look
like modern Europeans.

Dr. Pritchard’s list of selected genes also includes
five that affect skin color. The selected versions of
the genes occur solely in Europeans and are presumably
responsible for pale skin. Anthropologists have
generally assumed that the first modern humans to arrive
in Europe some 45,000 years ago had the dark skin of
their African origins, but soon acquired the paler skin
needed to admit sunlight for vitamin D synthesis.

The finding of five skin genes selected 6,600 years ago
could imply that Europeans acquired their pale skin much
more recently.

Dr. Pritchard also detected selection at work in brain
genes, including a group known as microcephaly genes
because, when disrupted, they cause people to be born
with unusually small brains.”

The Crisis in Black Leadership

The Crisis in Black Leadership

By Dr. Ridgely Abdul Mu’min Muhammad                                 November 19, 2019

            I posted this on my Facebook Page, “How is it that young Black men can work together as a team in Sports but not in Life.” I got a lot of good and thoughtful responses. But let me tell you what inspired that post.

            I like football but I decided to stop looking at the NFL for a number of reasons, so I do a double dose of college football. Oklahoma has a Black quarterback, Jalen Hurts, that was a starter for Alabama who was pushed out of his position by a very dynamic brown young phenom. I liked Jalen Hurts because he seemed to be mature beyond his age, never too hyped and never too down. In the ball game against the previously undefeated Baylor Tigers, he made three crucial errors, one interception and two fumbles. These mistakes led to touchdowns and put Oklahoma behind by 25 points. The commentators said that they could not remember Oklahoma ever being behind by 25 points, much less down by 25 and coming back to win.

            I started to look at another game and give up on Jalen, but I decided to sit it out. Sure, enough this young man put the team on his back even though his star receiver was out for the game because of an injury. He passed, he ran, he ran through linebackers, he scored, over and over again, until Oklahoma came back and won by 3 points.

            After the game, he was interviewed by a beautiful Black woman, who asked him how did it feel to have accomplished something that had never been done before at Oklahoma. She was stroking his ego. However, Jalen immediately apologized to his teammates for letting them down and putting them so far behind. Then he praised the defense for keeping it close. Then he praised the offensive line for giving him protection so he could complete the necessary passes. He praised the young receivers for stepping up and acting like veterans.

            A Rapper would have gone off talking about “I’m the greatest ever been!!!” or “I’m an Individu-el, uh huh, uh huh!!!” What is the difference between the two? Number one, a football quarterback is not just a performer, he must be a leader. His teammates must believe in him that if they do their part, he will do his and thus they all can win. A good quarterback, who is a leader, knows that if he gets the big head and leaves his team behind, that offensive line will not block for his behind and he’ll be laying on the ground crying. The rapper his full of his damned Brown Germ self, led by a desire to be a “star” all by his dumb self.

            So why can’t our Black male leaders be more like the Black quarterbacks instead of the rappers promoting their self. We have been taught in the Nation of Islam that a Black man, Yakub, found a problem in the sperm of the Black man. He found a weaker person lurking in the Black man that was prone to selfishness and lawlessness. He framed it the Brown Germ in deference to the Black Germ. In Kemet (Ancient Egypt), our ancestors talked about the war going on in the body between two personalities, Osiris (Black) and Set (Red).

Yakub “learned from studying the germ of the black man, under the microscope, that there were two people in him, and that one was black, the other brown.” (TMHEM)

“This new idea put him to work finding the necessary converts to begin grafting his new race of people. He began by teaching Islam, with promises of luxury to those who would believe and follow him.

As Mr. Yakub continued to preach for converts, he told his people that he would make the others work for them.

(This promise came to pass). Naturally, there are always some people around who would like to have others do their work. Those are the ones who fell for Mr. Yakub’s teaching, 100 per cent.” (p.112-113. MTBM)

            There are some key points given in these few words by The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad. First of all, Yakub taught Islam to Black people and promised them that if they followed him, he would “make others work for them.” This idea of getting others to do their work indicates that they felt that they were “better” which is a key indicator of a devil, who wants to abuse people for his benefit.

            Yakub was successful in producing a race of white devils from those 59,999 Black devils that followed him to Pelon (Patmos). These white devils were given 6,000 years to rule. Their time was up in 1914, so why are they still here and in power? The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught us that Master Fard Muhammad built a great Mother Wheel which was launched in 1929 and could destroy America in 12 hours. Many of the detractors of the Nation of Islam say, “Well bring it on. Call out the wheels and destroy America, since you all say she is so evil.”

            Why did Yakub make the devil race? What were we supposed to learn from this great experiment? In our lessons we were taught about a God who blew the Moon away from the Earth in his attempt to destroy everybody, because he could not get them to speak the same dialect. He was a pure egotistical, Brown Germ dominated nut.

After we rebuilt civilization, We put laws in place with strict physical consequences to those who would break those laws. However, sooner or later, our societies would go astray, deviate and self-destruct. Yakub felt that by putting this Brown germ in charge of the Black nation, we would learn about the defect from which it was made and therefore work to, not just get rid of the product, but the source.

            So now Black people in America complain about the inhumane and racist society which we live in where “Black lives don’t matter.” The Nation of Islam was started by Master Fard Muhammad in 1930. He chose Elijah Poole to be His protégée or special student to continue His work. He was given the name Elijah Muhammad and went across the country spreading Islam. He raised up teachers from his converts to spread this word. However, he said that he was having troubles with his Laborers (students chosen to be at the front of the class). They began to compete with each other and even him for leadership of the Nation of Islam. Malcolm X, Detroit Red, called Satan in prison, is The Example of a Black man, turned and dominated by his Brown Germ. Study him and stop acting like him towards your brother soldiers. We want to win this damn game, not you to seek Fame and burn up in Flame.

             Our young Black quarterbacks do a better job of controlling their ego than most of us so-called Black leaders do. Get your ego out of the damn way and let’s Play this Game to be the Victors in this Judgement Day. Count your chips on the other side of the Victory in the Hereafter, after we Win. I want to be a part of a Nation of Gods, not a Big Head laying in a shallow grave.

What about Building #7 on 9/11?

What about Building #7 on 9/11?

By Dr. Ridgely Abdul Mu’min Muhammad                                 3/11/16

The sight of buildings number 1 and 2 of the World Trade Center falling down into a heap of dust was seen all over the world and traumatized the masses as Min. Farrakhan has stated in his March 8, 2016 interview to the Final Call. He states: “They understood, and the ADL understands, that once the American people know that this country or the government and some members of it are, in fact, a party to the conspiracy to take down the Twin Towers in a false flag operation that was designed to create a situation that would so frighten, alarm, and anger the American people that they could direct that anger against the Muslim World and bring the war effort to take down seven Muslim nations in five years. Facts are now coming to light that show Muslims were not responsible for 9/11. A policy came out of the Pentagon to make war and to pit the Muslims against each other and rip up these ‘cells of terror’.”

There are arguments current on the internet as to what brought those buildings down. Some argue the government’s position that the fire from jet fuel caused the buildings to fall. Others point out that jet fuel does not burn hot enough, so there must have been some internal explosives placed within those buildings that brought them down as is done with building demolitions every day. However, another building, a 47 story skyscraper called Building #7 fell on this same day that was not widely broadcast on 9/11 reporting.

“If it doesn’t fit, you must acquit!”  And as the character Sherlock Holmes states in The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet: “It is an old maxim of mine that when you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.”

Fact: 1. Building #7 in the World Trade Center complex fell at 5:21 PM EST on September 11,        2001 and 2. Building #7 was not struck by an airplane.

Impossibility: Building #7 was taken down by Arabs flying a plane into it.

So since building #7 fell and no plane hit it, then what brought that building down?

The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan in 2012 invited members of the 9/11 Truth Movement to present their scientific analysis of what happened on September 11, 2001, in a plenary session titled “9/11: What Really Happened and Why?” As a part of the 2012 Saviours’ Day Celebration, Mr. Richard Gage, founder of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, flatly asserted and then proved that WTC 7 was brought down on the afternoon of 9/11/01 not by a plane or a fire caused by debris coming from the other buildings, but by carefully placed explosives. All three buildings—1, 2 and 7—were wired with explosive charges long before 9/11/2001.

Mr. Gage showed the audience a video of a side by side comparison in real time of building #7 collapse compared to the collapse of another skyscraper that was intentionally demolished using explosive charges placed within the building. Both buildings fell in the same way and the same speed. In fact Mr. Gage showed pictures of the remains of unexploded “thermite” found in the dust of the World Trade Center destroyed buildings. This type of explosive can pulverize steel as was done in the World Trade Center buildings, but this type of explosive is not readily available to the public but is a military explosive compound.

Minister Farrakhan admonished us to study the law of “cause and effect” and not be victims of our ignorance and fear. Put into a Google search the term “WTC 7 collapse” and you will get over 300,000 results.

Here is an example of the type of responses that you will find: At http://www.foreignpolicyjournal.com/2011/02/14/a-scientific-theory-of-the-wtc-7-collapse/

Michael Fullerton wrote on February 14, 2011:

“A major piece of evidence in the WTC 7 collapse is the fact that WTC 7 underwent free-fall acceleration for a period of at least 2.25 seconds. A free-falling building means there is no supporting structure whatsoever below to slow the building’s fall.” He further stated that all of the support columns in WTC 7 would have to be rigged with explosives for it to fall in its own footprint thus minimizing damage to other valuable real estate.

And from http://www.infowars.com/engineers-request-permission-to-speak-freely-regarding-world-trade-building-7/ Kamal S. Obeid, structural engineer, with a masters degree in Engineering from UC Berkeley, of Fremont, California, says: “Photos of the steel, evidence about how the buildings collapsed, the unexplainable collapse of WTC 7, evidence of thermite in the debris as well as several other red flags, are quite troubling indications of well planned and controlled demolition.”

Ronald H. Brookman, structural engineer, with a master’s degree in Engineering from UC Davis, of Novato California, writes: “Why would all 110 stories drop straight down to the ground in about 10 seconds, pulverizing the contents into dust and ash – twice. Why would all 47 stories of WTC 7 fall straight down to the ground in about seven seconds the same day? It was not struck by any aircraft or engulfed in any fire.”

Graham John Inman, structural engineer, of London, England, points out: “WTC 7 Building could not have collapsed as a result of internal fire and external debris. NO plane hit this building. This is the only case of a steel frame building collapsing through fire in the world.

Larry Silverstein, owner of WTC 7, gave a TV interview when he stated what happened on September 11, 2001 where he stated, “We agreed the smartest thing would be to pull it, and then we watched the building collapse.” In the vernacular of demolition experts “pull” means to demolish a building. Mr. Silverstein who also held the lease on buildings 1 and 2 had added “terrorist attacks” to incidents that would be covered for all three buildings, 1, 2 and 7 in his insurance policy. All scientists agree that it would take weeks to set such demolition charges and not the 8 hour window of opportunity that they had on 9/11 after towers 1 and 2 were struck. In weeks prior to 9/11 workers in building #7 had complained about the dust kicked up by “renovation” activities in this building as the explosives were covertly being placed around the supporting columns.

Therefore you must acquit 19 Arab “terrorists” and the Muslim world as perpetrators of “9/11”. No matter how improbable it might seem that Minister Farrakhan is right in labeling “9/11” as an “inside job”, the facts pointed out above “have excluded the impossible”. It was impossible for those 19 Arabs to do what the U.S. government claimed they did. So we must look elsewhere to find who benefited from “9/11”. It sure did not benefit the Muslim world, since it gave an excuse for America and England to invade the Muslim world and promote “regime change.”

In future articles we can get into “who probably did it and why” and what are the implications to present and future foreign and domestic policy. However, at this moment we can stand on the reality that airplanes crashing into the World Trade Center buildings did not bring them down. Therefore any arguments about the nature of the planes and their pilots are null and void. Instead, we must ask who had motive, means and opportunity to place and detonate explosives in the World Trade Center buildings 1, 2 and 7 that fell on “9/11?”

 (Dr. Ridgely A. Mu’min Muhammad, Agricultural Economist, National Student Minister of Agriculture, Manager of Muhammad Farms. He can be reached at drridge@noimoa.com)

Food Wizardry

Food Wizardry

By Mischa Popoff               September 10, 2019

It will go down in history as the greatest economic scam ever. Bayer paid $66 billion for Monsanto and everyone’s wondering why.

Some 13,400 lawsuits have been filed againt Monsanto after its leading herbicide Roundup (glyphosate) was deemed a probable carcinogen. A jury awarded a plaintiff $289 million in the first case, reduced upon appeal to $78.5 million. But before anyone at Monsanto could celebrate, the next jury ordered them to pay $2 billion (yes, that’s a “b”). With another 13,398 cases to go (and growing), Bayer was nonetheless happy to pay $66 billion for Monsanto, knowing full-well these lawsuits could make the tobacco settlements of the 1990’s look like chump change.

What would you have done if you were the Scottish CEO of Monsanto? That’s easy. You’d have done the EXACT same thing our hapless Scottish president did when things started to unravel for him back in January of ’17. Turn to the Jews for help. Zionist Jews that is.

The other theory, stupidity on the part of Bayer’s Jewish CEO Werner Baumann, does not hold water. This was anything but a mistake. He knew exactly what he was doing, as did Hugh Grant, the CEO of Monsanto, when he took the deal, and just as Trump did when he bombed Syria twice, dropped a $314 million MOAB on a handful of terrorists in the middle of nowhere, scrapped the Iran deal, and moved the American embassy to Jerusalem. And guess who Baumann plans to make pay the entire bill? You and me, that’s who… and then some.

How you ask?

Everyone who eats meat needs to hear the story of Upton Sinclair and his 1906 bestselling book, The Jungle, an exposé on the corrupt American meat industry. Sinclair went undercover and revealed how unsafe industrial meat was, and how deplorable working conditions were contrasted with ma-&-pa butchers who’d been feeding us safely without any exploitation of labor for centuries. When President Teddy “trust buster” Roosevelt picked up a copy of his book, Sinclair thought the worst actors in the industry would be shut down. But before you could say “campaign donation,” the big meat packers had travelled to Washington to “help” the Roosevelt Administration write up new regulations that failed to solve any of the problems, and which drove countless ma-&-pa butchers who were unable to comply with the new regime, onerous and completely useless as it was, right out of business. It’s what’s known as over-regulation, leading Sinclair to lament, “I aimed at the public’s heart, and by accident I hit it in the stomach.”

With this as our backdrop, here’s what’s really happening today: Roundup has been OFF patent for many years. It is, as such, an afterthought for investors, with many chemical companies making off-brand or generic versions of glyphosate. And with all those lawsuits pending, you might think someone would have to be crazy to even remotely involve himself with anything associated with this probable carcinogen.

Unless…

What happens when something is deemed dangerous? Is it banned? Were cigarettes banned? Nope.

Glyphosate is going to be OVER-REGULATED, just like cigarettes (just like the American meat industry after Sinclair’s book), alongside alcohol, marijuana, opioids, gasoline and uranium, making it valuable once again by chasing away all those off-brand chemical companies who won’t be able to afford complying with the new regulations that are sure to come, effectively returning glyphosate to the full-commercial purview of its new “owner,” the new “boss,” Bayer.

Ta-da!

This will afford Bayer more than enough revenue to cover all the lawsuits, even if they exceed the trillion-dollar mark, a carbon copy of what happened when consumers, not any cigarette company, were forced to pick up the tab from all the cancer lawsuits back in the 1990s, a bill that has yet to be paid off, and perhaps never will… by design.

It was all part of the equation, right from the start. It always is.

For your first clue, ask yourself… why have none of the settlements to-date been for farmers? The first was a groundskeeper, the second was a couple who used Roundup for urban landscaping. What? Wouldn’t farmers be the first to succumb to illness if glyphosate was a carcinogen, and hence be the first to win a settlement? Yes, some farmers are involved, but it’s impossible to say how many because it does not suit EITHER SIDE to reveal this important statistic. Alas, both sides in this battle already agree that farmers will NEVER stop using glyphosate, not here in America, nor over in enviro-conscious Europe. Never. Modern farming is literally addicted to it, and both sides are banking on that fact. Why… it’s enough to make you think both sides in this titanic struggle for justice might even be in cahoots. (Hold that thought.)

Your second clue. While Baumann couldn’t very well have shared this plan with his shareholders and is facing a backlash for buying Monsanto, driving Bayer’s share price down by over 40%, he had a gaggle of lawyers, scientists and investment brokers by his side who understood exactly what he was getting his company into. It wasn’t like the magnitude of the Roundup lawsuits was being withheld. Right? And yet, he paid fair market value for Monsanto. If Monsanto’s brand was already in the proverbial dung heap due to these lawsuits, why didn’t he strike a better deal?

For your third clue, more telling than the first two, ask yourself who lent Bayer this money? International bankers do their due diligence. Right? They were perfectly fine with Bayer taking full ownership of this huge liability, as were Bayer’s and the lenders’ insurers.

You might also ask yourself, in passing… why is Monsanto (now Bayer) being sued over Roundup, and not Agent Orange or Aspartame? The answer is so devilishly simple it need not be overstressed: this whole event has nothing to do with safety, illness or untimely death, and certainly has nothing to do with taking anything off the market that makes money for the globalists, Big Banking and Big Government. You know… the people we don’t get to vote for.

Big Tobacco now acts as the collection agency for Big Government, retaining a healthy commission for its troubles. With the lion’s share of the $246 billion settlement now having been paid into state coffers, they show no signs of reducing the cost of tobacco. Mike Moore, the state attorney general for Mississippi who filed the first lawsuit against “Big Tobacco” and now runs the The American Legacy Foundation that oversees this 25-year payment scheme, did a huge favor for his opponents when he rendered Big Tobacco immune from future lawsuits, while at the same time doing a huge favor for Big Government when he somehow failed to stipulate how the states were to spend their shares from the settlement. With Tobacco and Government henceforth conjoined, business partners in reality, they jacked up the price of smokes, with no money whatsoever going to the actual victims of tobacco for pain and suffering, only their healthcare costs being covered, in part.

The Wall Street Journal reports that it’s “a great time to be a cigarette company again”[i] as tobacco profits soar. And it’s all because tobacco execs finally admitted they were selling a lethal product. Ah yes… the rewards of honesty. And Upton Sinclair is rolling over in his grave.


Besides the stupidity theory mentioned above, there is of course the theory that Baumann is hoping the rest of the Roundup lawsuits will be dismissed. But this would’ve been a huge gamble on his part. Witness what happened to Dow Corning, the makers of silicone breast implants, when they were wrongly accused of causing breast cancer in the 1990s and were driven into bankruptcy. Even a baseless lawsuit can ruin you. And, in any case, he would not have been able to make such a wreckless bet without full buy-in from his board of directors and his company’s and the lenders’ insurance firms.

Even if Bayer had a spare $66 billion lying around, Baumann would never have gambled it on a single deal without borrowing. The first rule of business, as Trump can attest, is to always use other people’s money. And, again, even if Bayer had not borrowed a cent, Baumann’s board and Bayer’s insurance company would have had to approve of the deal. There are just too many variables for this to have been a gamble, like convincing your neighbors to let you put their life savings next to yours on red-23 at the roulette table after the casino gave you free drinks all night. No… Baumann already knows EXACTLY how this is going to play out, as do all his partners in this crime, and he likely already has his people in negotiations with Bayer’s “regulators” on both sides of the Atlantic.

Which brings us to the rest of the explanation, the people on the government-side of that big revolving, public-private door in Washington DC. Instead of obediently parroting the claims of safety from an evil global corporation like Monsanto, federal regulators are going to do a “180,” and deem Roundup UN-safe, without banning it, exactly as they did with tobacco, just as they always do with dangerous, moneymaking substances, pretending to protect us while slowly poisoning us, all while bringing in more money than ever before with which to hire more regulators and pay for a few public-service warning adverts. A match made in hell.

This could never have occurred with Monsanto in the picture; the hypocrisy would have been too much, even for Washington. Monsanto had to be sold for this to work so that when the USDA, EPA and FDA reverse their decades-long assurances that Roundup is perfectly safe, they’ll be able to claim with a straight face that “new information has come to light which forces a reappraisal of the benefit/risk analysis associated with this product,” or something to that effect. Don’t worry, it’ll sound convincing. Bayer’s lawyers will make sure of it.

Of course Bayer will play its role as the innocent new owners of this dangerous chemical cocktail that they had nothing to do with inventing, dutifully adhering to the new thicket of red tape which their own scientists and lawyers will in fact help write, creating a new-and-improved (i.e. absurdly lengthy) Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for Roundup, warning of it being a possible carcinogen the exact-same way cigarettes came to be labelled, the more frightening the better, advising the use of a breathing apparatus when applying, warning to avoid contact with the skin, and warning against the use of Roundup anywhere near a school, old-folks home or pet shelter, all the while driving up the price… just like what happened with cigarettes, forcing the main users of Roundup, farmers, to pick up the tab for all the lawsuits, a cost that will then be passed on to consumers in the form of higher food prices.

Unless you know how Washingotn works, you might not begin to imagine how much this red tape will cost, and how none of it will impact Bayer’s bottom line. By way of example, it now costs anywhere between $150 and $200 million dollars to bring a new genetically modified organism (GMO) to market, something with which both Monsanto and Bayer are well-familiar. This does not include the astronomical costs of R&D, field trials, dead-ends, seed production or marketing; it’s only the cost of maneuvering the regulatory apparatus in Washington, all without a single safety test.

Contrary to popular belief, this regulatory thicket was NOT foisted upon the makers of GMO crops. Rather, it was devised with their help, and stands as the single most-effective means of keeping upstart competitors out of the GMO biz, while forcing the nation’s brightest biotechnology majors graduating from college to work only for a major GMO corporation, of which there is now one less. So it’s dead easy to see how a new regulatory framework allowing for the continued use, and overuse, of Roundup will play directly into Bayer’s hands, sweeping away all the generic manufacturers of glyphosate, effectively leaving Baumann and co. as the new, sole-proprietors of this horribly-dangerous compound that farmers can’t live without.

It will, as promised, be the greatest economic scam ever, not merely in terms of dollars and cents, but also in terms of impact on every man, woman and child currently living on the planet. In short, no one has to smoke. But as my Baba used to say, “We all have to eat!” a fact Baumann and his backers are quite literally banking on.

This article first appeared in the July/August edition of Dr. E. Michael Jones’ Culture Wars magazine. Go to culturewars.com for a subscription.


[i] Jennifer Maloney and Saabira Chaudhuri, “Against All Odds, the U.S. Tobacco Industry Is Rolling in Money; Profits are booming, despite government regulation, huge legal settlements and fewer smokers” WSJ.com, April 23, 2017.