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Truth is in favor of you and me; for the truth of our enemies whom we have been serving here in the U.S.A. for over 400 years (whom we did not know to be our enemies by nature) is the truth that the Black Man must have knowledge of to be able to keep from falling into the deceiving traps that are being laid by our enemies to catch us in their way which is opposed to the way of righteous of whom we are members. ~ The Honorable Elijah Muhammad

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Nebuchadnezzar's Statue: Inequality and the USA: A nation in denial?

http://www.templesecrets.info/index/firsttemple9.gifThe one nation where people underestimate the inequality that engulfs them? The United States. Americans believe that just over a quarter of their fellow Americans, 25.7 percent, have incomes that fall between 80 and 110 percent of the national median. The actual share of Americans clustered in this statistical middle: just 15.3 percent.

The United States, Niehues goes on to relate, ranks as “the only country in our sample with a more optimistic perception of the society than suggested by the actual distribution of incomes.”

The United States, in sum, doesn’t just have the world’s most unequal major developed economy. The United States has the most people in denial about the inequality they live amid.  PressTV

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'The Time and What Must Be Done' 2013 Lecture Series, Part 12

I want us to study the use of the word “stone” appearing in the prophecy found in The Old Testament, in the Book of Daniel, Chapter 2, verses 37-46 of “a stone hewn out of a mountain without hands.” 

You don’t get a stone out of a mountain without “some hand” being put to get that stone! But the Honorable Elijah Muhammad told us that the “mountain” being referred to here is America; and “the stone” that is being hewn out of the mountain is The Black Man and Woman of America—God’s Choice!

And as that “stone” rolls down the mountain, and picks up mass and strength; andsmites a great image with a “head of gold,” a “breastplate of silver,” “legs of iron and feet” and “iron mixed with miry clay”:  The Honorable Elijah Muhammad explains the vision of that great image! With “the feet of iron mixed with miry clay” says that that “head of gold” has a very weak foundation. The foundation of “the wealth of gold and silver” in this world is based on “the poor,” who are the weak of the world! And this is why The Enemy always feared when any man would rise from among The Poor, and be listened to by The Poor; because as The Poor rise, The Rich fall!

And so this stone, “hewn out of the mountain,” strikes the image at its foundation, and the image collapses. And the stone becomes so great, that it fills the Earth—so it is with that parable that the Honorable Elijah Muhammad pointed out, when Jesus spoke of “The Mustard Seed”: How tiny it is when you see it, but when it is planted in the proper soil, under the right environmental conditions, that seed bursts into a “tree.” And the scripture teaches that the beasts found refuge under it; and the birds found refuge under its branches.

This is a Sign of “The Kingdom of God,” and how it starts “small” and then grows and takes over the entire Earth, and fills the Earth with “The Praise of God.”

The roots of police militarization: Does the Government view its own people as the enemy?

Exodus 1:9-12 "He said to his people, “Behold, the people of the sons of Israel are more and mightier than we. “Come, let us deal wisely with them, or else they will multiply and in the event of war, they will also join themselves to those who hate us, and fight against us and depart from the land...”
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The militarization of local police, and the encouragement of a police culture that viewed local communities (especially people

of color in minority neighborhoods) as an occupied enemy populations, got further impetus from the War on Drugs, which was greatly intensified under the Reagan administration. By 1999 — well before the Global War on Terror — the phenomenon had progressed to the point that Diane Cecilia Weber wrote a Cato Institute paper titled “Warrior Cops: The Ominous Growth of Paramilitarism in American Police Departments” (Briefing Paper No. 50).

Since 9/11, the problem has grown beyond Weber’s imagining. After Katrina the (largely black) flooded out portions of New Orleans got a demonstration of the same police hostility and aggression we’re witnessing today in Ferguson. It’s a safe guess that this is now the standard treatment to expect from local police in a community experiencing an “emergency” or (manufactured) “disturbance” of any kind.

Ultimately, what it boils down to is the government views its own people — particularly those of color — as the enemy. The question is how long we will tolerate it.  PressTV

Handwriting on the Wall - The US is now a 'Third-World' country

Slightly more than one in every 25 American households with children is surviving on less than $2 per day of income from all sources. One quarter of that 4.3% (that’s 1% of all Americans with children) receive less than $1.25 per day. One third (that’s about 1.33% of all Americans) receive between $1.25 and $2. Another third of that 4.3% receive enough government benefits to be living on between $1.25 and $2 a day. A tiny 0.1% of that 4.3% are even surviving somehow on “Negative income & benefits.”

On 26 August 2014, the co-authors of a Brookings Institution paper published a chart of those findings that looks like it might be some painting at the Museum of Modern Art, though what it refers to isn’t nearly so pretty, and is actually quite miserable. PressTV

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