Explanation means: a statement or account that makes something clear; a reason or justification given for an action or belief. Explain means: make (an idea, situation, or problem) clear to someone by describing it in more detail or revealing relevant facts or ideas; with direct speech; account for (an action or event) by giving a reason as excuse or justification; explain oneself; expand on what one has said in order to make one’s meaning clear; give an account of one’s motives or conduct in order to excuse or justify oneself; clarify, make (a statement or situation) less confused and more clearly comprehensible.
Can you explain slavery in America?
In the September 2012 issue of National Geographic the front cover reads: “What’s Up With The Weather?” Subtitle reads, “Summer in March;” “Record Floods;”
“Endless Drought;” “Snowmageddon.”
The center cover of the same magazine reads, “Weather Gone WILD.” Subtitle read, “Rains that are almost biblical.” “Heat waves that don’t end.” “Tornadoes that strike in savage swarms–there’s been a change in the weather lately.” “What’s going on?”
Is this weather related to slavery? Are we totally out of slavery? Slavery involves the physical as well as the mental.
“Slavery in America began when the first African slaves were brought to the North American colony of Jamestown, Virginia, in 1619, to aid in the production of such lucrative crops as tobacco. Slavery was practiced throughout the American colonies in the 17th and 18th centuries, and African-American slaves helped build the economic foundations of the new nation.”
This is what White people say publicly. But the Honorable Elijah Muhammad who met God, Himself in person said that God (Allah) told him that slavery actually began in 1555.
But the Honorable Elijah Muhammad did not see God Himself until September 1931. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad saw Him, (Allah) in the Bible and knew immediately who He was. At the same time, he told his wife and children what he saw. “I did not get acquainted with Him until 1931 and since 1931 after His assignment of me, I have been busy on this particular work of trying to resurrect my people into the knowledge of the presence of Almighty God Whom the world has been looking for to come for the past 2,000 years.
“He is referred to in the 22nd Surah of the Qur’an as the Great Mahdi.”
“Mahdi means one, according to the Qur’an, a self-independent person, a guide that comes to guide others while He Himself is self-guided. This is God in Person.”
“So it was in the Person of Master Fard Muhammad; He referred to Himself as being self independent and that He came for our salvation to put us on the right path that we may be successful. Referring to my people and myself, the so-called American Negro.”
In books we can read “the 17th and 18th centuries, black slaves worked mainly on the tobacco, rice and indigo plantations of the southern coast. After the American Revolution (1775-1783), many colonists (particularly in the North, where slavery was relatively unimportant to the economy) began to link the oppression of black slaves to their own oppression by the British, and to call for slavery’s abolition.
“After the war’s end, however, the new U.S. Constitution tacitly acknowledged the institution, counting each slave as three-fifths of a person for the purposes of taxation and representation in Congress and guaranteeing the right to repossess any “person held to service or labor” (an obvious euphemism for slavery).
“In the late 18th century, with the land used to grow tobacco nearly exhausted, the South faced an economic crisis, and the continued growth of slavery in America seemed in doubt. Around the same time, the mechanization of the textile industry in England led to a huge demand for American cotton, a southern crop whose production was unfortunately limited by the difficulty of removing the seeds from raw cotton fibers by hand.
“In 1793, a young Yankee schoolteacher named Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin, a simple mechanized device that efficiently removed the seeds. His device was widely copied, and within a few years the South would transition from the large-scale production of tobacco to that of cotton, a switch that reinforced the region’s dependence on slave labor.
“Slavery itself was never widespread in the North, though many of the region’s businessmen grew rich on the slave trade and investments in southern plantations. Between 1774 and 1804, all of the northern states abolished slavery, but the so-called “peculiar institution” remained absolutely vital to the South. Though the U.S. Congress outlawed the African slave trade in 1808, the domestic trade flourished, and the slave population in the U.S. nearly tripled over the next 50 years. By 1860 it had reached nearly 4 million, with more than half living in the cotton-producing states of the South.”
You can read these words of Minister Farrakhan from #FarrakhanFridays Q&A. These words of Minister Farrakhan I bear witness!
Question: What has gotten into these police officers, Brother Minister, where they are just shooting Black men down without hesitation? Do you think that this is something being taught to them inside of their police academies?”
The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan: The Honorable Elijah Muhammad had a debate with the imperial wizard of the Ku Klux Klan in the late 1950s, and he said to Elijah Muhammad in his writings to him that “in the future we would not wear the white robe, or the white hooded sheets, but we will be in the police department, we will be in politics, we will be in the courts of law.” This is what you’re seeing today: The absolute hatred of Blacks that is being fed, yes, in some of these police trainings, but it’s deeper than that! It’s the nature of those who are now armed and dangerous, and full of hatred for Black people, particularly Black youth.
Thurgood Marshall, our first Black member of the Supreme Court, said before he died the Klan used to wear white, but now they wear black. Look at the reversal of all of the gains of civil rights by the Supreme Court; look at the murders that are going on–not just in Ferguson, but everywhere in America Black people, men and women and children, are being shot to death; and when we go to court, we’re killed right while we’re in custody! And even though the facts are on our side, it’s called “justifiable homicide.”
So justice has to come from somewhere else, because it does not look like it will come from those that are in power that have the same mind of hatred that the Ku Klux Klan had in the ’20s, ’30s, ’40s and ’50s.
And now, I don’t see the white robes anymore–I see the blue and the black, and suits with white shirts and ties… Bankers that have the same mind, so you can’t get a loan. We’re living in it now: The Valley of The Shadow of Death. We have to come under the leadership of The Divinely-Appointed Shepherd; that we will not fear though we walk in The Valley of The Shadow of Death.
Is all of the above written in the Bible and the Holy Qur’an? Does this involve the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan’s assignment?
How do I know?
More next issue, Allah willing.