First things first lets get this out of the way. Anyone who schemes against a man who wants to build up his people, protect them from murderers, and does so by teaching business ownership, land ownership, brotherhood, sisterhood, and discipline. There’s a problem. Are these not the morals we want instilled in our women? Are these not the men we want our boys to become? Regardless of their nationality or background, do we not want vibrant, joyful, respectable, entrepreneurial, responsible, accountable, and disciplined adults. We seem to strive for this in all other groups in America. However, whenever this subject comes up for Black Folk there’s governmental moves to keep Black people unrepresented yet still a stereotype. As if they were trying to prove a point the reality of Black lives and African Heritage refuses, and has never shown. Outside the government approved images of starving children and refugees as if there aren’t American communities living 3rd world condition, upon the mainland.
This isn’t anger, this is articulation. Of a very difficult subject to write about yet something that must be discussed.
So, let’s get it. Elijah Muhammad.
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad is the prophet of the Nation of Islam. A portion of Black society upholding Islam as the true religion of the displaced Africans. These are the sharp, fresh cut, fresh shave, bowtie, nice suit wearing gentleman. And robed sisters wearing their hijab as a show of self-respect through conservatism. Many NOI members are truly affliated with deep Republican ideologies showing a concurrent spoof of Klansmen and Panther members working together to fight liberality. Both groups believe heavily within nationalism, proud of ones heritage, and self-defense. However, only one group was government supported with 5 centuries worth of reparations to pay.
Elijah Muhammad is not the founder of The Nation of Islam, do not get this confused. He was their prophet. A man who had seen the harshest conditions of this nation who in truth believed in peace. But he knew from personal experience the duality of the American Justice system. He was one of the few who bravely, boldly, and congenially approached the issues of Black Society, not within servility, not improving servility, but suggesting peace in means of self-determination.
America has blatantly shown it wants to recreate and improve about the Anglo-Saxon Roman ideologies of WASPs and Slavers. Sorry, folks someone had to say it. Though, they do offer the most comfortable and sensible form of indentured servitude known to man. This is a fact not opinion.
Something Elijah Muhammad knew about America was times changed, he’s seen it. Times changed, time continues to change. He was a venerable and wise elder, he was the embodiment of time’s movement. He knew in time, White America would have no choice but to accept every speculation, lie, misconception, and belittlement they spurred against the Black man would be proven false.
However, the mass misconception is that the Nation of Islam says to “Kill white People”. They take a very Klu Klux retort to this with a, “I don’t hate you, I just love my people more.” The difference is, Black men prove this throughout history with love and sensuality. The White Man’s history with women is pretty damn bad. Burning at the stakes, witches, and domesticated housepets. And I have a porn account… I see those thumbnails. That’s some freaky shit man. Real women aren’t like that. However, women locked in the matrix… definitely free game, get in while you can folks. God is coming! I know women can be crazy sometimes, it’s the strange this called emotions, brother. Learn to dance with the ladies. You gotta lead their sway, whatever direction their emotions go is were your blessings or their scorn lies.
The Honorable One spoke of creating communities. In loving ones family through proper nutrition, love, and respect. A man is a man, and a woman is a woman. Marry, and be happy for what you have while you build more. But that seems to be the issue when it comes to Black America, whenever we wish to build more. The market however has drastically changed despite what ones defacto ill-informed ideas of stereotypes and hatred carries them.
Elijah Muhammad, didn’t want nice houses and bling. He wanted land. He wanted industry. He wanted the dream of the Reconstruction Era. Segregated neighborhoods, a ‘you go your way, I go my way’ type of peace. Give me the acres of land, the mulls you promised the whites boy. Give it to all my people as you promised the white boys. And stop making our women your bed wenches. Leave me and mine alone, we’re done jack! Instead, he had to watched as crack, unemployment, welfare, self-rejection, and depravity befell his people after a peak of Black Wealth and Industry, we can argue about causes all day and night, but the reality is there was a fall, one to be recovered from. Tumbles and bruises make the journey.
But back to them facts though…
There were many white nationalists terrorist organizations and plots to destroy Black owned business, churches, schools, militias, and replace this all with sharecropping. Starting with the KKK and ending with COINTELPRO. They refused to let go of their slaves. Elijah didn’t want gold plated chains mined by his brothers’ children. No, he wanted rural area to allow the African Diaspora to flourish all its own.
No matter ones background or beliefs, they can learn a great deal of wisdom, love, light, respect, dignity, and piety from the teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad.