Political shifts and realignment of national and regional blocs in Africa, the Middle East, and Central and South America abound worldwide. Across the globe, there is a significant move by nations away from a United States-dominated unipolar world to a multipolar landscape driven by China, Russia, and dissatisfied Global South nations. Along with all of that, in all four points of the earth is an intensifying cry for justice against tyranny, suffering and oppression.
Furthermore, corruption, wars and catastrophic calamities from weather events are wrecking economies, and in the halls of power, world leaders are perplexed in their efforts to slow the roll of growing crises. As the whirlwinds of destruction permeate the earth, years of guidance and warnings to the nations were delivered by the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad, the Eternal Leader of the Nation of Islam, and the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, His National Representative.
Both guided servants of Allah (God) teach that the solution to what is happening is a divine one and that the severe troubles are signs of the time for a universal change and an “old world” going out and a “new world” coming in.
“Now it is prophesied that a just Ruler will come—and He has come—to set up a rule or kingdom under the law of justice for a people who have lived under the law of injustice by unjust rulers,” said the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad, in Chapter 55 of His monumental work, “The Fall of America.”
“This must be fulfilled if the next government for the people universally is going to be under such a glorious rule of Freedom, Justice, and Equality,” He wrote.
Discontent and global turmoil
“We’re in a transition period, as we’re taught, that 100 percent dissatisfaction brings about a change,” said Student Minister Dr. Abdul Haleem Muhammad, the Southwest Student Regional Representative of the Nation of Islam. “Right now, the universal cry for justice is rooted in the dissatisfaction of the people with current circumstances and conditions,” he told The Final Call.
The Houston-based student minister said indications of change could be seen in recent events in Africa. In Mali, vestiges of its colonial past were struck down when it evicted the military presence of France and removed French as its official language. Similarly, the West African nation of Burkina Faso saw the youngest head of state come to power in a coup d’état, also kicking out France, and challenging the unequal power arrangement between Africa and the West.
In July, coup leaders in Niger also challenged the conventional inequitable arrangement, exercising strength and independence. Both nations along with Guinea-Conakry have formed a unified bond against France, the U.S., and African minions who still do the bidding of foreign powers.
“It’s a sign of the people accepting their own to be themselves,” said Student Minister Abdul Haleem Muhammad. “Dissatisfaction brings about a change … so the changes that are taking place are not the final permanent change, but moving towards it,” he reasoned.
Dissatisfaction can be seen in political crises, popular uprisings, violent protests, worker strikes, and anti-racism demonstrations in various world capitals like the U.S., United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, France and Germany. In June 2023, hundreds of far-left protesters clashed with police in the eastern German city of Leipzig over jail terms handed down to several people convicted of vigilante attacks against neo-Nazis.
Weeks before, violent protests engulfed France against austerity measures and adverse pension reforms.
The occupier regime of Israel is experiencing a “Satan casting out Satan” scenario where Zionists are rising against Zionists on the streets protesting their ultra right-wing government over judicial reforms. In addition, a letter signed by hundreds of Jewish academics and public figures called Israel out as a “regime of apartheid” by name.
The letter dubbed the “The Elephant in the Room” document demands that Jews acknowledge the direct link between Israel’s “attack on the judiciary” and “its illegal occupation” of Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
Trouble is breaking out in all the countries, and America, “the land of the free is also in trouble.”
The United States is deeply polarized and imploding. In the throes of its current national election season her “democracy” appears to be on trial. A 13-count indictment was meted out against former President Donald Trump in the state of Georgia. The GOP frontrunner and 18 others were charged in connection with attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election results that brought President Joe Biden to power.
Mr. Trump and the others refused to concede the election loss and “knowingly and willfully joined a conspiracy” to “unlawfully change the outcome of the election in favor of Trump,” the 98-page indictment states. It was the fourth indictment of the former president.
All are signs of a universal shift. Another sign of universal change is the increase of youth engagement.
“Every generation must discover its mission and fulfill it or betray it,” is a famous quote of Afro-Caribbean psychiatrist and political philosopher Frantz Fanon.
Some call them the “Joshua generation” and Minister Farrakhan often refers to them as the “greatest” and most “fearless” generation our people have produced, born to achieve liberation.
In July, youth-driven street uprisings in France were triggered by the police killing of an African-Arab teen. However, it was driven by the long history of French systemic racism and oppression. “France will have to face this situation,” said journalist Pascal Archimede, from the French territory of Guadeloupe, where solidarity protests of mostly youth also occurred.
“Because all revolutions start with children. Children are the base of a revolution,” he told The Final Call.
What happened in France is happening across Africa, occupied Palestine, and parts of Central and South America, and in the United States, where youth are standing up. It is the proverbial “handwriting on the wall” for rulers. World rulers must come to grips with the winds of change. As for France, the French government needs to draw lessons from what is going on.
“Because the youth are really expecting something,” reasoned Mr. Archimede. Other analysts agree that changes in Africa represent a new and different day and that young people are taking the lead.
Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao, president of The African Diaspora Development Institute and former African Union ambassador to the U.S. described the Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso, and Guinea-Conakry situation as a very “significant movement” and an “ideological realignment” produced by discontentment of the masses. Unlike previous African coups orchestrated by Western powers using African actors, these latest coups resulted from the genuine frustration of young Africans with France’s pillaging of their natural resources.
The children of Africa are standing up and saying, “enough is enough” and are taking back what belongs to them, Dr. Chihombori-Quao told the London-based Arise News, an African news network, in mid-August.
“I think the writing has been on the wall for a long time when it comes to France. It was just a matter of time,” she said.
“What’s happening now in Africa is a revolution… similar to what saw the demise of the mighty Roman Empire… the fall of the mighty British Empire,” explained Dr Chihombori-Quao.
People are desperate and know they are rich in natural resources, yet the majority of people are extremely poor. “I would like to call what’s happening in these four countries as an ideological realignment of their economic… political… social values,” she said.
Western powers have gotten away with misdeeds for too long. Africa is at the beginning of a revolution that won’t stop. This generation is in the streets sending a message that what has happened in the past is over.
“The children have risen, and the children are speaking,” said Dr Chihombori-Quao.
It is a warning to the Western powers and African leaders that those who align themselves with the people are those who will survive the revolution, she said.
Anger is also not limited to or aimed at leaders in political power. There is frustration stemming from the disregard for human life taking place at the hands of those engaged in criminal behaviors.
In Buenos Aires, Argentina, the death of an 11-year-old girl in a drive-by robbery caught on grainy security footage has shocked that country and prompted all major candidates to cancel their closing campaign rallies ahead of the upcoming national primary elections, reported the UK-based Guardian.
Morena Domínguez was attacked by two robbers who were riding a motorcycle when she was about to arrive at school the morning of August 16 in the Buenos Aires district of Lanús, the outlet reported. The attackers snatched her mobile phone, and Morena fell to the pavement where she was left unconscious and she later died in a hospital, reported theguardian.com.
Her death has sparked protests in Lanús. Inflation and crime are reportedly two of the main issues impacting Argentinians.
Old world going out
It is natural the old ruler will oppose a new ruler coming to remove him and his authority, the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad noted in Chapter 55 of “The Fall of America.” He will fight to keep his place and authority, which is why Allah (God) threatens His opponents with the final declaration of war that will end the opponents’ opposition to His law of righteousness.
“Seven billion people on our planet are upset, angry, dissatisfied with those who lead and govern their lives and the institutions that have been put into place by various governments to govern lives of the people of the Earth,” said Minister Farrakhan, in a Feb. 22, 2015, address called, “The Intensifying Universal Cry for Justice.” This intense cry for justice demands The Presence of God—and we find Him in The Great Mahdi,” he said. The Mahdi is the “Self-Guided One” prophesied to set justice in the earth, eradicate tyranny and establish a universal government of peace.
Every nation on earth now, if you listen to the politics of each country is running on a theme about “change” to satisfy their dissatisfied elements, the Minister explained. “But no change can satisfy the demand of the human family for justice. No change orchestrated by those presently in power could ever satisfy the cry of the people,” said Minister Farrakhan.
He explained because this cry is not from a petty hurt or pain; it’s not a cry to “fix the unions,” or “straighten out the politics,” or “get the mosque right or the church right”—it’s so much deeper than that. “The change that will satisfy the cry of humanity can only come from God Himself,” said Minister Farrakhan.
Echoing his teacher, the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad, he has also warned the nations are angry, and God’s wrath has come. It is the time for the deprived to be given justice.
“They said justice is a ‘prerequisite to life’ and a principle conferred by the Creator. When people feel they have been treated unfairly and denied justice from the courts, institutions and governments of this world, the cry for justice intensifies. For where there is no justice, there is no peace. Since the courts and the institutions and governments of this world have failed to give the people justice, then God and His Christ have to come on the scene of injustice and give the people that which will allow for peace, harmony, and happiness,” said Minister Farrakhan.
“In the scriptures of the Bible, Isaiah the prophet says that God was displeased because there was no justice and was appalled that there was no one to intervene. So, God said for a long time, ‘I have kept silent. I’ve been quiet and held myself back.’ So, God and His Christ are present in the world today. They are on the scene of injustice, tyranny, and oppression and present to destroy the rulers of this world and systems of things and to bring in a new world and to establish a universal government of peace in which we all can live in peace together.”
This gives context to the wave of current events altering the status quo of world affairs, say observers. For America, these signs of universal change come amid a time she is also unraveling as a nation and global power.
“Surely America is the greatest of those nations that came up in the last 6,000 years but we’re looking at the death of America,” said Minister Farrakhan in December 2021 remarks.
“We’re living to see the fall of a great nation and it is unraveling before our eyes,” he said. Nations have come, become great, become corrupt, and fallen. Nations have extended their power and reach over smaller nations, explained the Minister. He said greed, lies, corruption and thievery are characteristics of America that are bringing her down.
Along with those characteristics, note analysts, American errant foreign policy objectives have accelerated universal change where nations are shifting course on how they relate to America as a superpower. Her weaponizing illegal sanctions to choke the economies of nations she wants to force into submission to her will is backfiring.
Targeted countries and U.S. foes—China, Russia, Venezuela, Cuba and Iran—are forming stronger connections and partnerships. In the last two decades Beijing and Moscow, in particular, have been evolving their own power bases, becoming formidable influences in a space where Washington once operated as the greatest influencer.
Political scientist Dr. Wilmer Leon explained, these countries are leveling the global playing field—as the world’s number one economic and military power is declining. But despite her depleted power, America uses her military stature to assert an image of invincibility.
“The United States has not been able to adapt to the reality that it’s no longer a unipolar world but a multipolar world,” commented Mr. Leon, in a recent Final Call interview. He attributes America’s heightened potential for conflict to her inability to shift in a changing world.