The 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
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.”