The Million Man March Parallels to the Inaugural Events Crowning Barack Obama as the First Black President of the United States of America
More columns by Mother Tynnetta Muhammad
“The chiefs of Pharaoh’s people said: Surely this is a skillful enchanter! He intends to turn you out of your land. What do you advise? They said: Put him off and his brother, and send summoners into the cities, To bring to thee every skillful enchanter. And the enchanters came to Pharaoh saying: We must surely have a reward if we prevail. He said: Yes, and you shall certainly be of those who are near (to me).“ —Holy Qur’an, Surah 7, verses 109-114
When looking out on the Washington Mall, January 20th of this year’s inaugural event, there appeared a sprawling and enthusiastic crowd of people made up of all races, nations and nationalities who had gathered in very chilly winter temperatures that blanketed the capitol city.
From predawn hours until dusk, into the cold, night air, I reflected on the events that had taken place on the same mall in the very same place 14 years earlier at the Million Man March in 1995. We may all remember that the park services department at the Capitol found it difficult to measure the sea of people that had gathered on that day October 16th representing men of Black and mixed ethnicities. The numbers of the final census made up of all men was equal to the census they took on the inauguration day. That number was fixed at 1,500,000 to 1,700,000, made up of men, women, and children.
Notably at the inauguration, as before at the Million Man March, there was an historical focus on Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president, and his connection to the 16th day of October 1995. Not only were the historic connections made between his presidency and the Emancipation Proclamation but the number of miles that connects the Lincoln Memorial and its long corridor of adjacent buildings on the Mall, up to the Capitol Building, measures 1.7 miles in length. We were also reminded then and now of the labor of our foreparents who helped to build the mall and the Capitol State Building. We will note that our census or population was noted in the 1930s as being 17 million.
At the time of the building of the Capitol of Washington, D.C., we were sold as merchandise on the very same grounds where the inauguration took place. These same bloodied places by conquest is also a focal point of history now honoring a Black president elected as the head of the most powerful government in the world.
How many are willing to trace historical parallels of the United States of America to ancient Babylon and Egypt as a sign of today’s fulfillment of prophecy? The parallels continue to face us in the steady decline of America’s power and reputation around the world as we discover step by step the blatantly apparent realities from ancient to modern times. At the Million Man March, the Honorable Louis Farrakhan, representing the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, addressed all the people and governments with particular emphasis on the condition of Black America just 130 years up from slavery having served 440 years of our captivity. This lead to the sounding of the A-tone or Atonement message to nearly two million Black men as a sign leading to the present moment of change and “A New Beginning.” It is in this present hour of crises, and not an accident, that President Obama was himself present on the grounds at the time of the Million Man March. He was anointed by Almighty God Allah for this day. He was baptized in the wave of success that brought this event of the Million Man March to fruition and continues to be a force that would ultimately carry him to the White House.
It is not important at this moment that he should mention the name of the controversial, spiritual leader, Louis Farrakhan, or his teacher, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, as among his inspirational forebearers. It is noteworthy that though denying the name of an association with any particular religion or creed, the essence of his spirituality and divinity is expressed in his willingness to work on behalf of fallen humanity and that this genuine inspiration is motivating him to bring about change in a corrupt governmental system. As in the Book of Esther in the Bible, the last of the historical books, the name of God is never mentioned. Nevertheless, the providential hand of God guided the king of Persia with the intervention of Esther, to uncover the wicked plot by his own prime minister against the captive slaves in their midst. The symbol of the “All-Eye Seeing” placed above the 13th truncated pyramid pictured on the reverse side of the Great Seal of the United States government is being fulfilled. He is uncovering the wickedness and internal corruption of the financial and banking institutes in America and the world to their chagrin.
This reminds me of the words of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad when he stated to his followers that one day we would witness members of the government in high places being found guilty of criminal behavior and would be handcuffed and put on pickup trucks and carried through the streets for all to mock. As students of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, we were given a question and answer in one of our lessons from the Supreme Wisdom that deals with the nature of these events that we are now witnessing. Lesson Number 1, Question and Answer Number. 8: “Why does the devil keep our people apart from his social equality? Answer: Because he does not want us to know how filthy he is and all his affairs. He is afraid because when we learn about him, we will run him from among us.”…
In these early days of the Obama presidency, there is a gathering of war clouds over the corruption that is causing America’s fall. He is uncovering in high places corporate America’s greed and her banking associations with Wall Street and a fraudulent economic bribery system that is shaking the capitols of the world. The devalued paper dollar bill and money currency has seen its hey day and is seeing its complete fall as we come face to face with the fulfillment of prophesy and the divine word of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. With precise exactitude, we are witnessing the turning point of the world and the clashing of civilizations.
“They said: O Moses, wilt thou cast, or shall we (be the first to) cast? He said: Cast. So when they cast, they deceived the people’s eyes and overawed them, and they produced a mighty enchantment. And We revealed to Moses: Cast thy rod. Then lo! it swallowed up their lies. So the truth was established, and that which they did became null. There they were vanquished, and they went back abased.” —Holy Qur’an, Surah 7, verses 115-119
To be continued.