My first experience with the so-called UFOs, was when I was sixteen years old. My mother, brother and myself went to South Carolina for a two-week vacation to visit relatives. My mother was born there.
A few days later, while looking over the ocean, we saw three of the planes. We did not know at that time what we were really looking at.
On the evening of March 13, 1997, a thousand or more people witnessed strange lights in the Arizona skies, all the way from Bullhead City to Tucson, with most reports coming from the Phoenix area. My wife was part of that “thousand or more” people that saw what is famously called “the Phoenix Lights.” To this day, Arizona continues to get so-called UFOs reports, and remains a hotspot for “anomalous aerial activity.” A former Arizona Governor says he saw a UFO during the 1997 Phoenix Lights.
Shortly after the lights, former Arizona Governor Fife Symington III held a press conference, stating that, “they found who was responsible.” He proceeded to make light of the situation by bringing his aide on stage dressed in an alien costume. (This was on the program Dateline, NBC).
But later on, Symington said that he had witnessed one of the “crafts of unknown origin” during the 1997 event, although he did not go public with the information. In an interview with The Daily Courier in Prescott, Arizona, Symington said, “I’m a pilot and I know just about every machine that flies. It was bigger than anything that I’ve ever seen. It remains a great mystery. Other people saw it, responsible people. I don’t know why people would ridicule it.”
Symington had earlier said, “It was enormous and inexplicable. Who knows where it came from? A lot of people saw it, and I saw it too. It was dramatic. And it couldn’t have been flares because it was too symmetrical. It had a geometric outline, a constant shape.”
In the New Oxford American Dictionary the word Respect means a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements; the state of being admired in such a way; due regard for the feelings, wishes, rights, or traditions of others–respect for human rights.
(Respects) a person’s polite greetings; a particular aspect, point, or detail.
verb [ trans. ] admire (someone or something) deeply, as a result of their abilities, qualities, or achievements.
The word Knowledge means facts, information, and skills acquired by a person through experience or education; the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject: a thirst for knowledge; what is known in a particular field or in total; facts and information: the transmission of knowledge; means true, justified belief; certain understanding, as opposed to opinion; awareness or familiarity gained by experience of a fact or situation: the program had been developed without his knowledge he denied all knowledge of the overnight incidents.
What does the word lie mean? And what does it mean to us who came out of slavery? People write books and talk about Black people publicly in America but how much truth is involved?
People every day get out of situations by lying or making false impressions or being deceptive. Or they may do this by misinforming (someone) through false or inaccurate information. Have you ever heard the phrase “lie through one’s teeth.”
I came to see in the Bible and the Holy Qur’an the Honorable Elijah Muhammad’s relationship to others and his “assignment” to others. This involves his relationship to God, Himself. If you are a Believer you know that he met God, Himself.
The word Research means the systematic investigation into and study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions (researches) acts or periods of such investigation [as adj.] engaged in or intended for use in such investigation and discovery: a research student/a research paper.
Verb: discover facts by investigation for use in (a book, program, etc.)
When doing research on any subject, how much of that subject do you really know before your research begins? And where did your knowledge come from? Knowledge applies to any body of facts gathered by study, observation, or experience, and to the ideas inferred from these facts: an in-depth knowledge of.
Information may be no more than a collection of data or facts gathered through observation, reading, or hearsay, with no guarantee of their validity.
While scholarship emphasizes academic knowledge or accomplishment, learning is knowledge gained not only by study in schools and universities but by individual research and investigation, which puts it on a somewhat higher plane.
Erudition is on a higher plane still, implying bookish knowledge that is beyond the average person’s comprehension.
Pedantry, on the other hand, is a negative term for a slavish attention to obscure facts or details or an undue display of learning.
You can have extensive knowledge of a subject and even exhibit erudition, however, without attaining wisdom, the superior judgment and understanding that is based on both knowledge and experience.
Did your knowledge or experience come from the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, who met God, Himself?
Does all of this involve defending the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan?
More next issue, Allah willing