I’m continuing to quote from the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan’s study guide number 17 on Hypocrisy and Conspiracy.
“The term ‘Jew’ is not exclusively limited to describing a people who call themselves ‘Jews.’This term also describes a certain orientation of the mind and spirit.While the person may not be a ‘Jew’ in the religious sense, a person may be that by definition of his or her thinking and planned action(s) against the Apostle of God.
“When one feels that one has the exclusive right to something, because that exclusivity feeds the ego and gives that person a sense of being more important than others, then that person will oppose anyone who may cause him or her to lose that position of exclusivity. The length to which one will go to protect a position of exclusivity depends upon the degree to which the ego is dependent upon that position.The length can extend to murder.
“At the root of the lies and murder plots against Jesus, Paul, Peter, Muhammad, was Envy.Envy arose in the hearts of the political and spiritual leadership because one was coming to replace their rule; one more favored in the sight of Allah (God); one more pleasing and acceptable in the public eye.
“When one is an Envier, he or she always sees oneself as more worthy of the benefit or favour than the person or persons to whom the benefit or favour has been given.The hatred that the Envier feels knowingly or unknowingly, extends to the Giver of Gifts, the Grantor of Benefits, the Bestower of Favour:Allah (God).
“Since the Envier cannot climb up to heaven to the Grantor of gifts and benefits, his or her anger is focused on the recipient of the Divine Favour.Though their efforts (lies and murder) are directed at the recipient, their actions are in fact a challenge against Allah (God) Himself to warfare.
“And the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his offering; but unto Cain and to his offering He had not respect.And Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell.And the Lord said unto Cain, Why are you angry?And why is your countenance fallen?If you do well, will you not be accepted?And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door and unto you shall be his desire and you shall rule over him.”
“And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel, his brother, and killed him.”Genesis 4:5—7
(The Minister gave several examples. Then he continues:
“All of the examples above come to crystallization in the New Testament with the focus of the wicked against the Messiah, foretold in the Second Psalm.
“Why do I write a Study Guide on Hypocrisy and Conspiracy at this Juncture?
“Even as the rod of Aaron budded and the rods of the pretenders did not, creating more intense hatred in them of Aaron; even as Jesus did what the leadership of the day was not unable to do, but were prevented from doing by the envious condition of their hearts and minds.I write this Study Guide at this time to warn the followers of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and Black people in general, that the plot thickens, the conspiracy broadens, the secret counsels are taking place.
“People are being drawn into the conspiracy through ignorance and others are drawing them into the conspiracy knowingly and deliberately.
“The Sin of Ignorance is the dissatisfaction with the apparent slowness of Allah’s (God’s) reward for faithful service.
“I have put forth this Study Guide that we may not fall victim to History. Dispelling Ignorance with Knowledge can save the unwitting, dissatisfied from becoming part of the conspiracy.But those moved by Envy and Hatred cannot be turned aside with knowledge.In the case of Judas, it was not the 30 pieces of silver that were important, it was the envy and hatred of the one he betrayed that moved him.
“Disappointment and dissatisfaction precede treachery.”
“Very few persons can even imagine themselves in the place of such a wretched individual as Judas.But envy and hatred grew over a period of time.No one is beyond the capacity to become a Judas; everyone experiences disappointment and/or dissatisfaction at some time or another.It is how we handle it that determines our direction.
“But by what process, we may ask, was the mercenary disposition of Judas converted into hatred against Jesus?The process was that of disappointment.When Judas became convinced that all the years of his connection with (Jesus and the disciples) had been lost, his will became embittered and his resentment was aroused.In the denseness of his ignorance and the baseness of his soul he probably thought that Jesus had deceived His followers as to His true mission and he felt enraged because he had been duped.He had looked forward to worldly promotion and success. He had fondly hoped that the eloquence of Jesus would call around him (revolutionaries) who would drive the Romans from Judea and establish the long—looked—for Kingdom.
“At the Last Supper, he became convinced that his worst fears were true.Jesus was sincere in His resolution to offer Himself as a sacrifice for the sake of principle which Judas did not approve of because he did not understand. The 30 pieces of silver were not the real or leading inducement to this monumental betrayal.He made haste to vent his wrath upon the author of his disappointment.” (The Trial of Jesus Walter M. Chandler 1976, The Harrison Company, Norcross, GA.)
“The Government of the United States is envious of our rise in terms of numbers, growth and the future that Allah has promised us through the mouths of his prophets.As the Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught us, they desire to rob us of that future.
“One year ago, the FBI promised one of its informants that by September (1989), if they did not have me in court they would have ‘blown me out of the water.’The wicked plot did not succeed, however, they have never stopped trying.Since then, they have been made to realize that their Courts, which have historically been trees upon which strong Black men and women have been lynched, are not what they used to be.This is because of the heightened level of consciousness of the people as a direct result of the Teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and his Servant, Minister Louis Farrakhan.
“In the white American judicial system’s failure to convict Mayor Marion Barry of anything more than a misdemeanor; its failure to convict Reverend Al Sharpton, Congressman Harold Ford, Imelda Marcos and Adnan Kashoggi and others, it has been made manifest that with the preponderance of Black people in major urban areas, one sophisticated Black person has the power to hang a jury.This is happening all over the nation.”
More next issue, Allah willing.