[Section Editor’s Note: The following article contains excerpts from a distillation of the hour-long message delivered by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan as Part 27 of his 58-week Lecture Series “The Time and What Must Be Done.” To view in its entirety, visit media.noi.org.]
There was a U.S. Senator from Kansas by the name of John James Ingalls who, on January 23, 1890 during a meeting in the Senate, addressed President Benjamin Harrison regarding the Senate’s consideration of a bill (“S. 1121”) to “provide for the emigration of persons of color from the Southern States.”
Pay attention to his words: “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.”
“Rapacious” means “destructive and vicious; engaging in violent pillaging, and likely to harm or destroy things.”
In the book “Imperialism: A Study,” (published by New York, James Pott & Co., 1902) by British economic journalist John A. Hobson, in the chapter “Imperialism and The Lower Races” under Section VI (“6”), page 266, he writes: “The actual history of Western relations with lower races occupying lands on which we have settled throws, then, a curious light upon the theory of a ‘trust for civilization.’
When the settlement approaches the condition of genuine colonization, it has commonly implied the extermination of the lower races, either by war or by private slaughter, as in the case of Australian Bushmen, African Bushmen and Hottentots, Red Indians, and Maoris”—or “The Aborigines” of Australia—“or by forcing upon them the habits of a civilization equally destructive to them.”
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said for every 1,000 years of the White race’s existence on our planet, they have killed 100 million people of color for every “1,000 years.” So in 6,000 years:
They have killed nearly 1 billion people of color! And now, according to what we have read from Mr. Henry Kissinger (refer to “Part 4” of this lecture series): They intend to cull (“exterminate,” “get rid of”) the population of our planet from by 2-3 billion people. These are The Blood-Shedders of our planet. Mr. Hobson continues: “This is what is meant by saying that ‘lower races’ in contact with ‘superior races’ naturally tend to disappear.
How much of ‘nature’ or ‘necessity’ belongs to the process is seen from the fact that only those ‘lower races’ tend to disappear who are incapable of profitable exploitation by the superior White settlers, either because they are too ‘savage’ for effective industrialism or because the demand for labour does not require their presence.”
Brothers and sisters: Are you looking for a job? Are you “too savage” for effective industrialism, or, because the demand for labor does not require your presence? Are we going to Washington to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The March on Washington, and are we—50 years later—going to still be begging government seeking “Jobs and Justice”?
Mr. Hobson writes: “Whenever superior races settle on lands where lower races can be profitably used for manual labour in agriculture, mining, and domestic work, the latter do not tend to die out, but to form a servile class.
This is the case, not only in tropical countries where White men cannot form real colonies, working and rearing families with safety and efficiency, and where hard manual work, if done at all, must be done by ‘coloured men,’ but even in countries where White men can settle, as in parts of South Africa and of the southern portion of the United States.” This “servile” state of being is our lot.
“As we entered these countries for trade, so we stay there for industrial exploitation, directing to our own profitable purposes the compulsory labour of the lower races. This is the root fact of Imperialism so far as it relates to the control of inferior races; when the latter are not killed out they are subjected by force to the ends of their white superiors.”
An author and a Southerner named Gerald W. Johnson in 1964 wrote: “Of all the creatures to appear on this earth, the White man is the fiercest by far.” And when a female author by the name of Riane Eisler wrote in the “Introduction” to her book “The Chalice and The Blade: Our History, Our Future,” asking the questions:
“Why do we hunt and persecute each other? Why is our world so full of man’s infamous inhumanity to man—and to woman? How can human beings be so brutal to their own kind? What is it that chronically tilts us toward cruelty rather than kindness, toward war rather than peace, toward destruction rather than actualization?”
It is because you become frustrated; you become disappointed. And in that “disappointment,” you don’t handle it well—and it drives you to insanity. And then, you want to kill someone.
Taking off ‘the mask of civility’ worn by a cold-hearted savage
Have you noticed that there was a time that Black people could find refuge in France: Many musicians and entertainers went there, and the French saw them as a “novelty”; and, they felt as though they were really accepted more than they were accepted in their own countries? Do you remember after “colonialism” died, many of those that England colonized began to move to England; and at first, it was a “novelty”:
Here are brothers and sisters from the former colonies in The Caribbean, from the former colonies in Africa, from the former colonies in Asia and the Isles of the Pacific? Yes… And you were “accepted.” What’s happening today?
As Caucasians begin to feel “threatened,” and their “security” is compromised, “the mask of civility” comes off—and then you see murder coming out of their hearts and their eyes. It is the same in France; it is the same in Belgium. It is the same in Norway and Sweden, and Finland, and Denmark. It is the same in Germany, and in Russia. All over our planet, “The Hatred of Black” is manifesting.