By Tingba Muhammad -Guest Columnist-
(FinalCall.com) – With more than ten of every eleven inhabitants of the planet being “non-Caucasian,” it has always been critical to American leaders that they carefully control the ideas and attitudes of Black Americans, especially their perceptions of America’s wars and other acts of aggression toward the Black and Brown peoples of the world. Almost every known natural resource needed to run the western industrial economy–such as uranium, gold, copper, cobalt, coltan (for your cell phones, video games, laptops), platinum, diamonds, bauxite, and especially oil–is under the feet of African people.
Journalist Gerald Perreira, whose excellent article titled “In the Theatre of the Absurd, Libya Now Takes Centre Stage” was referenced by Minister Farrakhan, perceptively writes: “The well-documented fact is that if Africa stopped the flow of all resources and raw materials to the Western nations for just one week, the United States and Europe would grind to a halt.” It is a powerful truth that drives ALL foreign policy–but it must be obscured by a deceptive and flowery language of “values” and “democracy” and “freedom” that appeals to a tragically false American ideal.
Under this threadbare ruse, America poses as the world’s reformer and compassionate policeman, with all “other” [read: “non-White”] nations ranked slightly above savage in need of the tutelage of the master White race–just as the Jewish Talmud teaches. Far more often than not, America has aggressed against Brown, Black and Red nations to arrest development, to install repressive surrogate regimes, and to milk the nations dry of all their strategic value. U.S. Senator John James Ingalls stood on the floor of the senate in 1890 and agreed with the yet-unborn Messenger of Allah, Elijah Muhammad:
“Mr. PRESIDENT, the race to which we belong is the most arrogant and rapacious, the most exclusive and indomitable in history. It is the conquering and the unconquerable race, through which alone man has taken possession of the physical and moral world….All other races have been its enemies or its victims.”
To say the least. As Minister Farrakhan has plainly told them: “Your history is written in the blood of the darker peoples of the earth.” And even though no Africans are even talking about “stopping the flow” of their resources, many independent African leaders have the radical idea of actually demanding a fair price for these strategic assets, and using the revenues for the benefit and development of Africans. It sounds simple, logical, and unquestionably just, but it is an outrageously threatening idea for the West, whose history of rape and robbery, murder and corruption has become the established rule.
Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi’s vision for Africa is exactly the opposite of what the Euro-colonial powers have visited upon and are now planning for the continent. In fact, since he came to leadership in that oil-rich nation in 1969, Col. Gadhafi has amassed a record of accomplishment for Black Africa unmatched in modern history. Using his nation’s oil revenues he has set the exploited former French colony firmly on the road to true independence, doing things that no European or American or Israeli could EVER claim for Africa. He has built schools, universities, hospitals, and infrastructure. He has raised the literacy rate from 20 percent to 83 percent. He built one of the finest health care systems in that desperately abused region and raised the life expectancy from 44 to 75 years of age. All people have access to doctors, hospitals, clinics and medicines–free of charge. Money from Libya’s oil revenue is deposited into the bank account of every citizen. These are things that no American Black man or woman has ever seen from ANY political leader in United States history. Even its first “Black” president is far more responsive to Israeli interests than to any of the needs of the Blacks who put him in office.
The list of accomplishments of Muammar Gadhafi is actually much longer, his vision for African unity profound, but if Black Americans knew this they would have a sharply negative reaction to the U.S.-driven and NATO-managed attack on the Libyan people.
This is why the negative propaganda campaign defaming Gadhafi hit the American people on the level of a veritable Shock-&-Awe surge. The Jewish-owned or–editorially managed media–including ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, Fox, NPR, New York Times, Al Jazeera, BBC, and many, many web-based operations–jointly claimed that “the tyrant” had “killed his own people” but offered no proof or verification of their charge. YouTube–a site for posting pet tricks and family vacation videos–overnight became the “respected” news source for all Libyan news. ALL of the major news media presented the same shaky, out-of-focus video loops of 4 or 5 chanting “rebels,” but absolutely nothing to prove the incredibly caustic charges that the man who has led Libya to 42 years of peace and prosperity had suddenly turned into a monster.
The media have insisted that he has “supported terrorism,” yet we have photographic evidence from 2009 showing Gadhafi in the warm embrace of all of the big-time world leaders, including Obama, Sarkozy, Medvedev, Putin, Berlusconi and Tony Blair. Gadhafi supported Al-Qaeda, they said, until a Pentagon report admitted that he has been fighting Al-Qaeda long before the Europeans saw them as a threat. His Viagra-infused troops gang raped a woman, they reported, but now that charge has been quietly declared a hoax. Even Amnesty International says this incendiary charge is baseless.
The fact is that none of these “maniacal” acts of a “blood drenched tyrant” have EVER been raised by ANYONE until Feb. 17 of this year, when the white world all of a sudden determined that an estimated 2 percent of disaffected Libyan citizens had to be saved from their leader by a hail of cluster bombs and missiles targeting the nation’s infrastructure. With nearly 50% of the population against President Obama in poll after poll, with several states threatening secession, and with a record number of Tea-partiers arming themselves to “take back their nation,” it is a wonder that some foreign nation has not come to their rescue by bombing Washington and taking over the oil, coal, and gas fields.
The absurdity of the Security Council action against the Libyan people went unchallenged until The Hon. Min. Louis Farrakhan came to the U.N. and issued a blistering rebuke to the West. In one hour Minister Farrakhan provided a point-by-point analysis of the actual state of events in Libya, revealing a history of African political struggle and the real strategic motives behind the West’s actions.
This onslaught of wisdom and common sense hit so squarely on the propaganda machinery that has so deceived Black America that it caused alarm at the White House and at their masters’ quarters in Tel Aviv. Either by volunteerism or by force, Earl Ofari Hutchinson then did what Uncle Toms earn their stripes doing–attacking true voices of Black Justice and Freedom. Hutchinson charged The Minister with having been “bought off” by Muammar Gadhafi, and then kept going. The unity that The Minister created between the Libyan people and American Blacks was derided as Farrakhan’s “racial idolatry and hero worship.” Gadhafi did not help finance reconstructive projects in Black America, he “shelled out,” and “chipped in” and “bankrolled”–all words intended to belittle, mock, and deride his own Black people. Hutchinson charged Minister Farrakhan with “railing” against the “ALLEGED RACISM” of the U.S. government and European nations. That’s right, Hutchinson says “alleged racism.”
Just as with his anti-Nation of Islam commentaries of last November (see The Final Call http://tinyurl.com/earl-ofari), the language Hutchinson used was textbook ADL (Anti-Defamation League) propaganda; one almost suspects that Hutchinson was physically threatened to append his own name to one of Abraham Foxman’s own dispatches. Indeed, Hutchinson’s failure to infuse the text with ANY familiar Black political thought makes his article appear more like a hostage’s cry for help than a genuine commentary.
In every conflict in which America has a strategic aim and motive, there are Hutchinsons who have but one purpose–to try to bludgeon Black people into accepting America’s white supremacist vision as their own. The Messenger said of these types: “She [America] offers them little favoritism to help her work against their own people–the Black people. But they, too, will suffer along with the enemy of justice of the poor so-called Negro….These kind[s] of leaders are Uncle Toms who are licking the boots of the white man for his pleasure and wealth regardless of what happens to you and me; for they care not.”
Hutchinson’s attack on The Minister is really proof that his powerful United Nations message has hit home. Immediately after his press conference cracks appeared in the wall of propaganda, and Black Americans are beginning to see Libya as an unjustly attacked AFRICAN nation of brothers and sisters. Within a week the U.S. Congress has voted its displeasure, and we saw the reappearance of the aging Neo-Con warrior Paul Wolfowitz desperate to reinforce the crumbling dam of lies, disinformation and propaganda. And now China has agreed with our Minister that the problem in Libya cannot be solved militarily.
Allah has given us not just a voice–but a true force of justice in the world. It is a force for which drones, bombs, cruise missiles, and the totality of all their militaries have neither an answer nor a defense. It is the voice of truth. It is the voice of Farrakhan.
(Tingba Muhammad is a citizen of the Nation of Islam. For more information on this topic, visit www.noi.org/hrd and join the conversation on Twitter @BlacksandJews.)