(FinalCall.com) – Dictionary definitions for “warn” offer some interesting interpretations of the word, including to give notice, advice, or intimation to (a person, group, etc.) of danger, impending evil, possible harm, or anything else unfavorable; to urge or advise to be careful; caution; to admonish or exhort, as to action or conduct; to notify, advise, or inform; to give notice to (a person, group, etc.) to go, keep at a distance, etc.; to give authoritative or formal notice to (someone); order; summon.
A warner can be a very important person and one who can save lives, helping one to avoid pitfalls of the past, assisting someone with understanding the importance of doing a particular thing at a particular time to get a particular positive result.
What happens however when a divine warner is raised from among a fallen people or an oppressed people? In the history of Moses and the history of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, Almighty God raised men who unite their people and are used by God to put them on the path to greatness and nationhood based on obedience to God and the promise of God.
With Moses, God not only raises one nation but he also abases another more powerful and disobedient ruler of a great nation. Moses goes to Pharaoh at the direction of Jehovah and asks for the children of Israel to be set free. Pharaoh agrees, then his heart hardens and he pursues the children of Israel to his own detriment and eventual death.
Moses was a divine warner.
Just as God chose men for divine work in the past and made these men His messengers and servants, Black America has not been left out, rejected or forgotten by God. We have been blessed with a divine warner, and much more than that, in the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad and his minister and top student, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan.
How can we tell? You can tell a tree by the fruit it bears and you can tell a man by his works. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad, the patriarch of the Nation of Islam, worked for 40 years among the so-called American Negroes (yes, Negro, taken from the Latin root “necro” or dead) and was a faithful warner and guide to a mentally dead people. His basic admonition that the Black man must do something for himself or suffer the consequences is more poignant now than in the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.
Black America has come through the civil rights movement and in 2011, it should be clear as Messenger Muhammad warned, integration was a hypocritical trick.
Instead of true equality and acceptance in American society as equals, Blacks have lost institutions, land, family and community cohesion, businesses and what could have been a foundation for self-determination. Our generally understood need for some kind of autonomy has been lost and replaced by acceptance of a “benign” bondage, where actions are not controlled by physical chains, but by mental chains, economic dependency, and a sick desire to be accepted by the children of our former slave masters at any price.
As many applauded civil rights victories in the courts and legislation “ensuring” rights protections, Mr. Muhammad warned a man who gives you a law today can take it away tomorrow. Such profound wisdom dispensed to a foolish people in language plain enough for a fool to understand was discounted. But affirmative action laws and minority contracting are dead. Both were killed as a result of a 1980s Supreme Court decision in the Alan Bakke case, where a Jewish man, backed by Jewish organizations, claimed that he was a victim of “reverse discrimination” and deprived of his constitutional rights because of so-called remedies aimed at helping so-called minority students.
It was Elijah Muhammad who warned in America’s boom times that a day would come when the factories would be closed and there would be no jobs for millions of White Americans, let alone the children of her once slaves. Today hundreds of thousands of jobs are lost annually, the U.S. manufacturing base is just about non-existent and White fears for the future have driven the country to the brink of insanity. Black unemployment is officially as high as 30 percent to 40 percent in some cities and youth unemployment is even higher. Despite getting nearly $1 trillion out of the U.S. economy every hear, Black America remains in a pitiful position, still begging for crumbs that fall from the rich man’s table.
Elijah Muhammad warned that America would lose her military might and friendship and her power would continue to fade after the Vietnam War. Today the U.S. remains embroiled in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan that have cost billions of dollars, thousands of lives and remain a headache for a president looking to extricate the country from the bloody conflicts.
When it came to America’s future and God’s judgment against this country, a judgment that reflects divine decrees sent against wicked and rebellious nations in the past, Elijah Muhammad warned America was number one on God’s list to be destroyed because of her cruel mistreatment and murder of Black people. He warned that God would use rain, hail, snow and earthquakes to rock the country, damage property and lives and punish a hard-hearted and stiff-necked people.
From the East Coast to the Midwest, snow and ice and cold have hampered and crippled cities for days at a time. The severe weather, which Mr. Muhammad warned was God’s weapon of choice, has cost millions of dollars in lost time, productivity, business and cost lives. The harsh weather has been relentless over the past year and record breaking or near record breaking snow fall, ice and cold have been the hallmark of this winter.
“Most of us, as Black people in America, have not understood the Hon. Elijah Muhammad, nor have we understood his value to get us through what’s about to come down on America,” said Min. Farrakhan in “The Divine Destruction of America: Can She Avert It?” a message first delivered in 1996, but still timely and pregnant with meaning.
“Either Elijah Muhammad is a man from God or he is not. If he is not, then you can dismiss me and what I have to say. But I don’t think you can dismiss me; and if you cannot dismiss the student, then you certainly cannot dismiss the teacher,” Min. Farrakhan said.
Warning, if heeded, is mercy. It provides an opportunity to get the wrong things right and to make the crooked things straight. But rejecting warning hastens the impact of consequences to be suffered as a result of rebellion, how much more rejection can America handle?