Monthly Archives: January 2010
We Master the Remedy with Word Sound Power of Choice. Established by a Natural Authority of Voice, able to enforce the will with the controlling regulations of lyric and verse. We are masters of the Oral Tradition the mode and the agent to which our Higher Powers are enacted. We will be Compensated this is a Thorough Repatriation.
The Universoul Laws are written and Unwritten, published and Secret. From the Nature of the Highest Laws we have a degree of permanency and implied stability. We possess the power to change our frequency. The AC, the Alternate Currency.We know the Statutes, The Judgements, the laws, Our Flaws. Bar by Bar we will confine the Interminable, our God Essence, Undisputable.
The Mic Morals: The will of the Mic as the Rule for the disposition and conduct of all responsible emcees like godHead the General inward and outward conformable to nature. Our actions as obligatory on the conscience or moral as the nature of the Thor TakeOver.
We have a Code like Mosiac written as a part of our Scripture tracks, in distinction for the Gospel we call Rap. Hence the Old Testament, specifically the first, five books of our bible the Pentatech manifest.
Witnessed by the Law of the Prophets we digress. An organic Rule in oral government, our ryhthm is our constitutional charter establishing and defining the conditions of existence,of our state of organized community, sovereign society. We spit edict, decree, order, ordinance, statute, resolution, judicial, decision, usage, samples, revolution, change, 360, recognized and enforced, by the controlling authority of the left brain.
We are the Philosophy and the Physics, rule of being, operation. So certain and Constant the Change that it is conceived in this plane Rearranged. subject only to the Dimension and laws of Gravitation,our melodic motion. The Potion is in our DNA. Our Hereditary Lineage, Our Descent, Transitions.Causes and Effects from everday Inspirations like the Haitian Revolution, Self Preservation and The Mission of Guerrilla Republic Movement.
The Rule according to which anything, the change, of value of a variable, or the value of our terms of a series of bars, maintains and proceeds; mode or order of sequence, the mean, the mathematics IZ THE TRUTH. Our Chemistry is as fundamental the conception of Ruth, according to which similiar conditions, of temperature and the pressure underground artists contain, in the same volume the same, number of ultimate molecules to be distinguished from being commercialized in Vain.
Collectively we are the Body of rules relating to the Subject and emanating from one source, we write, we speak, we are adjudicating force.In Astronomy we are an approximate empirical expression of the distances of the planets from the Sun to Neptune. Physically we show and prove we are an expression of FACT, like an elastic fluid subjected to compression i.e political maps of defacto jurisdictions kept at a constant temperature we are a product of the pressure or inversely proportioned to our oppressor.
Thorough Thursday. Master the REMEDY The People’s Tribunal this week is:
We Do This the LAST THURSDAY of Every Month for those Who do This Every Day!
Truth.Honor.Originality.Realism. Only the Realist Feel This!
This Week on Abundance Child Live we have the privilege of dialoging with Sheik Charles Brown El. I have found this Moorish American Moslem to be a Man in the best sense of the Term. A genuine advocate for the Upliftment of Fallen Humanity, he is sincere and he is Active member of the Moorish Science Temple of America.
He challenges us to put “‘your’ ideas aside of what the Moorish Science Temple of America should be and let’s work together to build a nation, because at the time of this writing we are worse off than any nation on the earth, including the people that the Prophet came to teach (Negro, Black, and Colored). You don’t love the Prophet more than me and I no more than you. We have made strides and sacrifices in our lives and have become better men and women all from the teaching of the Prophet.”
“In the year of our Lord, Prophet Noble Drew Ali 124 A.D., let us go to the appropriate chambers, challenge one another on the lessons of the Prophet, debate, fight, etc. and from that form everlasting bonds that will permeate not only the Moorish world; but the entire world that they may know that we, the Moors are here and we are not going anywhere! The time of disunity is not readily accepted any longer with the new generation of Moors and the ancient hatreds will now cease! We live in a world where tolerance is a fundamental principle and we don’t have to agree on everything; but we must coexist. If any shall find disfavor with this missive, I ask that you search your heart deeply and question your motives and your position in this society as a lover of your race and faith.” ~Sheik Charles Brown El
He teaches Mental illness is real. Many of our people suffer from a form of mental illness after being traumatized or indoctinated with some type of religious dogma, political rhetoric, or radical opinion. If you find yourself on facebook debating what others views are and ready to explain how their ways are wrong; but yours… for some unforeseen reason are right….maybe you are insane and need help! Think about it!
With that Said…The First part of the Show I will be building with my brother (our brother) on the
Unifying Factor Part 1!
Flyer Inspiration Courtesy of the book “One Prophet,One Temple” by Sheik Charles Brown El
The Unifying Factor Part 2!
Every person born or naturalized in the United States** and subject to its jurisdiction is a citizen.[26 CFR 1.1-1(c) The Prophet Noble Drew Ali taught Civics too. Are Moors (Moorish Americans) or are we supposed to be United States Citizens,Citizens of The United States of America Republic etc…? Did the Prophet intend for us be our own Nation (Foreign State) or a Nation within a Nation with an incorporated Entity (Government)? The purpose of this blog and this week’s show is not to argue or debate but it is to draw attention to this matter in every way shape and form based upon my research and thus State of Mind. I am interested in a dialogue with the MSTof A surrounding our Status, Nationality, Jurisdiction, and Venue as in 2010 and beyond. I have pulled resources and citations from active Members of various MSTof A’s.We are in the Age of Aquarius the time of “I know” supported by facts and not the Piscean Age “I believe” based on traditional Dogma and Opinion. In this Era we need to be looking further into ourselves. Dig into the Gold Mines of our souls to find the resources to build our nation using the Original Currency of ourselves. The Empire is Within so lets look at how we are being utilized as the Number Natural Resource to benefit the “American” Empire that thrives of our blood, sweat, tears and Titles of Nobility.
In 1871, U.S. Congress created a “CORPORATION” pursuant to those powers granted. Recorded in the United States Statutes At Large, 41st Congress, Session III, Chapter 62, Feb. 21, 1871, one finds “An Act to provide a Government for the District of Columbia…a body corporate for municipal purposes…” (1st paragraph). Seven years later they further clarified this Act in the 45th Congress, Session II, Chapter 180, June 11, 1878, where it reads “An Act providing for a permanent form of government for the District of Columbia…the permanent seat of government of the United States…shall remain and continue a municipal corporation.” (1st paragraph). This legislation gave Congress its lawful power and permission to engage in transactions in negotiable instruments. Today’s United States Code further verifies the United States is a corporation:
Title 28 USC § 3002
(15) “United States” means –
(A) a Federal “Corporation”;
(B) an agency, department, commission, board, or other entity of the United States; or
(C) an “instrumentality” of the United States.
The United States engaged in numerous business transactions over the next sixty years which culminated in what our textbooks referred to as the “New Deal.” That new deal essentially was a Chapter 11 Reorganization of the corporation in 1933 (The Prophet transitioned in 1929) under House Joint Resolution 192, Public Resolution 73-10, June 5th, 1933. From that point on, any obligation that required the obligor to pay the obligee in any kind of coin or currency was declared to be against public policy and their Constitution. It further stated that all obligations “shall be discharged dollar for dollar.” This resolution, effectively and legally, was the corporation UNITED STATES formal declaration of Chapter 11 reorganization.
The new U.S. citizen:
(1) may not by law exercise a First Amendment right to question the validity of a United States obligation pursuant to U.S. Constitution, Amend. 14 Sect. 4.;
(2) “…means citizen of the United States and not a person generally, nor citizen of a State …” Powe v. U.S. 109 F2d 147, 149 (1940);
(3) ”… is analogous to the term ‘subject’ in the common law; the change of phrase has resulted from the change in government.” 14 CJS section 4 quoting State v. Manuel 20 NC 122;
(4) is a “person” as defined under Title 26 USC § 7701(a) which includes a corporation, trust, partnership, etc.;
(5) pursuant Internal Revenue Code, Section 6109(d), is an individual issued a “SOCIAL SECURITY ACCOUNT NUMBER…for purposes of section 205(c)(2)(A) of the Social Security Act”; and
(6) may be classified as “property,” as a franchise of the federal government, and as an individual entity (see Wheeling Steel Corp. v. Fox, 298 U.S. 193).
According to The MSTof A Temple No. 2, “In the United States of North America there is but one way to become a Moorish American Moslem although there are those who will state differently. The ultimate basis for their reasoning is that they didn’t join the M.S.T. of A. as prescribed by the Holy Prophet Drew Ali himself. So because now days, we have a multitude of persons calling themselves Moorish Americans, we shall closely examine the following set of basic questions:
1 Who is a Moorish American Moslem?
2 Who can become a Moorish American Moslem?
3 Are we Born Moorish American Moslems?
4 Are Moorish American Moslems made?
Now to those less lettered (educated) in Moorish law, and the Law of Nature that Allah entitled man to live by these questions may at first appear to be easy questions; so let us begin to address them:
A Moorish American Moslem is a registered Member with an legitimate Moorish Science Temple of America.
They pay their membership Dues & Per Capita Tax
Holders of a Nationality Card issued by a legitimate Moorish Science Temple of America; fulfill their membership Duties and Obligations as outlined in the Moorish Divine Constitution and By-Laws (DCBLs) Only those (outlined in question #1) who adhere to Laws of the Divine Constitution and By-laws of the M.S.T. of A. can lawfully and rightfully become a Moorish American Moslem and be called such.
He clearly states throughout all his literature that you have to join the M.S.T. of A. in order to become a part and partial of this Divine National Movement which is the sole foundation of salvation for our people. In other words, he made it very crystal clear that joining the M.S.T. of A. was the sole solution for the Negro problem in these states of North America.”
In a Perfect World we do all of the above. What happens to the United States Citizenship when one becomes a Citizen of a “legitimate”Moorish Science Temple of America? What happens to all the contracts we became consenting parties to e.g. Birth Certificates, Social Security Benefits, and Licensing? If our authority is Allah and our Government is the Temple then why are we still contracting with a documented Christian Nation’s authority? Why do members pay dues per capita with Federal Reserve Notes? Where are our alternatives. We cannot say we are not ready yet. “Moors be careful of your steps, leaders of Temples must be careful how they walk. They must be an example.” Beyond the regurgitation of all of our Literature and living out our Principles, where are our examples of civic overstanding and jurisprudence as it relates to running our National government? If we are to believe in this structure we the People need to see representatives of this Society amongst us who are the Living Proof of the Prophet’s vision.
“The Prophet presented us as Free National Beings, He presented us as Moorish-American Nationals. With this international proclamation of Independence, the Prophet paved the way which demonstrated the freedom of Moorish-Americans. The Prophet Noble Drew Ali declared, “This is a new era of time now and all men now must proclaim their free national name to be recognized by the government and the nations of the earth”. The Prophet Noble Drew Ali is the presenter of the Moorish-American Nation. He is the one that gave our first Moorish-American Affirmation. It was he that testified to the facts of what we are and who we are with written testimony of the facts. It was he who gave our Moorish-American Declaration. It was he who declared us as Moorish-American Nationals. The Prophet broke the United States certified shackles of Negroes, thus freeing us to live a clean and pure life. No more are we under the forced application of the 14th, and 15th Amendments. Our Prophet proclaimed his birthright to the nationality of our forefathers, both ancient and those who worked here as slaves. Proclaiming his free national name, “Moorish American”. Our Prophet was the first of our people to break the judicial bonds of Negro which holds the ex-slaves as hostages. Our Prophet was free and the first of the clean and pure nation of Moorish Americans to present his own constitution of Manumission, so because of our Prophet we can not be lawfully denied.” Black’s Law Dictionary rev. 4th Ed. p. 1159 ~Bro. Milton Moore-Bey
Dwayne Hubbert-Bey wrote, “Let me say this sovereign status is only depicted in those who are in power to make law as described in act one of the DCBL, they are the executive rulers of a Government and are in power to negotiate contracts and agreements with other Governments this power of sovereignty is passed down on those who are citizens of that nation and must be adhered to by those who have agreed through contracts and agreements.
Now there is the problem of those wishing to do other that carry out the laws of the prophet the Prophet said you can try to do this on your own but it wont work! Thus you must be a part of the Government that he incorporated via the Illinois constitution of 1872 and enforce 1874 the significance of hurds rev 32,36 this is what most do not understand as he said he is set up to go one way and that is the way we must go !
Foreign corporations are those temples, and properties of the MST OF A set up outside of the State of Illinois and must be registered in the state in which it resides as foreign to that state but very much a part of the government of the Moorish Divine and National Movement established May 1 1916, this foreign government must be Authorized by the home office of the MST OF A which must be under the true establishment set up by the Prophet anything other than that will not be recognized the Governor serves as the Home Resident the go to man in case any charges are bought against that particular foreign entity for which he handles all business regarding the citizens etc. of that particular state this is the Protection provided by the MST OF A. if one is in good standing with his/her particular temple.
This is the power given to the MST OF A through mandate. Thus all those who do not fall under this particular Mandate are recognized as having a nationality but are not citizens of the Temple and therefore are regarded as MISPLACED, disenfranchised, outcast, and are not protected by any laws that any government is required to recognize. and here is the problem with all these so called sovereign Moors. The only Body of Moorish Americans having this corporate power is the Body of Moors under the leadership of…”
Misplaced? Hmmmm. I would say the 3/4 of the Membership of the MSTof A that is incarcerated according to the United States Dustrict Court is misplaced, disenfranchised, outcast, and are not protected by any laws that any government (including the MSTof A) is required to recognize.Where is the protection from the MST of A? Upon my research and Membership in the Temple, the Temple has the same Status as the Vatican. The Vatican is a Religious corporation (a society). The Religious Incorporation Act is for Corporations not Foreign DeJure Nations. We need to get with the times,too many have set up Religious Corporations (after Prophet Noble Drew Ali e.g. The VATICAN) and are way ahead of us without our descendancy or Status.
In 2010 are the laws of the Society in harmony with the laws of the United States and any of the Union of States that these Temples are required to be “registered” in OR incorporated with? The Moorish Holy Temple of Sciene was a Civic Orgnaization on file with the Essex County Clerk in the State of New Jersey. The MHTof S was not incorportaed as was the MSTofA. Because it was incorporated under the Religious Incorporation Act and not the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act ( codified at Title 28, §§ 1330, 1332, 1391(f), 1441(d), and 1602-1611 of the United States Code, and thus it is a Citizen of that State. This was and is a foundation towards our Sovereignty but not the End All. The United States Supreme Court declared the Religious Freedom Restoration Act to be unconstitution in a 6 to 3 decision on June 25, 1997 in the case of City of Boerne, Texas v. Flores. If these processes have not been upgraded to meet todays standards in International Law then the foundation is shaking (Not Broken).
UNITED STATES CODE
TITLE 28 > PART IV > CHAPTER 85 > § 1332.
Diversity of citizenship
(c) (1) a corporation shall be deemed to be a citizen of any State by which it has been incorporated and of the State where it has its principal place of business, except that in any direct action against the insurer of a policy or contract of … See More liability insurance, whether incorporated or unincorporated, to which action the insured is not joined as a party-defendant, such insurer shall be deemed a citizen of the State of which the insured is a citizen, as well as of any State by which the insurer has been incorporated and of the State where it has its principal place of business;
The FSIA defines “Foreign State” to include three entities:Foreign StateA political subdivision of a foreign stateAn “agency or instrumentality” of a foreign state28 U.S.C. § 1603(a)”Agency or Instrumentality” is then defined as any entity which:Has a separate legal identity and is either (a) an “organ of a foreign state or political subdivision” or (b) a “majority of whose shares or other ownership interest” is owned by a foreign state or political subdivision. 28 U.S.C. § 1603(b). Although it is unclear precisely what entities qualify as an agency or instrumentality, case law has demonstrated the foreign government agencies (particularly to the extent they perform governmental functions) and foreign government-owned corporations are generally considered to be “Foreign States” on whom the FSIA applies.
There is a disagreement among the courts as to whether an individual government official is covered by the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, and therefore immune to suit according to its provisions or whether traditional (pre-FSIA) common law rules of immunity apply. The majority of Federal Courts of Appeals have concluded that individuals are covered under § 1603(b) as “agents or instrumentalities” of foreign states. See In re Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001, 538 F.3d 71 (2d Cir. 2008) (finding Saudi government officials to be entitled to immunity under the FSIA). Other courts however, noting that the language and structure of the FSIA and particularly § 1603(b) appear to contemplate that entities and not individuals are covered by the “agency or instrumentality” definition, have concluded that individuals are not entitled to immunity under the FSIA. See Yousuf v. Samantar, 552 F.3d 371 (4th Cir. 2009) (holding that former Somalian government official is not covered by, and therefore entitled to immunity under the FSIA and remanding to District Court to determine whether defendant is entitled to common law immunity).
TITLE 8 > CHAPTER 12 > SUBCHAPTER I > § 1101.
(14)The term “foreign state” includes outlying possessions of a foreign state, but self-governing dominions or territories under mandate or trusteeship shall be regarded as separate foreign states.
(15) The term “immigrant” means every alien except an alien who is within one of the following classes of nonimmigrant aliens—(A)(i) an ambassador, public minister, or career diplomatic or consular officer who has been accredited by a foreign government, recognized de jure by the United States and who is accepted by the President or by the Secretary of State, and the members of the alien’s immediate family;(ii) upon a basis of reciprocity, other officials and employees who have been accredited by a foreign government recognized de jure by the United States, who are accepted by the Secretary of State, and the members of their immediate families; and(iii) upon a basis of reciprocity, attendants, servants, personal employees, and members of their immediate families, of the officials and employees who have a nonimmigrant status under (i) and (ii) above;(B) an alien (other than one coming for the purpose of study or of performing skilled or unskilled labor or as a representative of foreign press, radio, film, or other foreign information media coming to engage in such vocation) having a residence in a foreign country which he has no intention of abandoning and who is visiting the United States temporarily for business or temporarily for pleasure; …
Unifying under our Free National Name should be a no brainer. We should be Foreign and not based on our Geographical Location politically designated as the United States of America and any of the Union of States we claim residency to. Status. Nationality. Jurisdiction. Venue. This is a Unifying Factor.
My research has proven that we have not upgraded since 1928. Members of MSTof A’s (all factions) by their own admittance are still U.S. Citizens and are therefore debtors in a sole proprietorship status, chattel property, slaves.
A sole proprietorship, or simply proprietorship (Benjamin Walker Bey) is a type of business entity which legally has no separate existence from its owner. Hence, the limitations of liability enjoyed by a corporation and limited liability partnerships do not apply to sole proprietors. All debts of the business are debts of the owner. The person who sets up the company has sole responsibility for the companys debts. It is a “sole” proprietorship in the sense that the owner has no partners. A sole proprietorship essentially refers to a natural person (individual) doing business in his or her own name and in which there is only one owner. A sole proprietorship is not a corporation; it does not pay corporate taxes, but rather the person who organized the business pays personal income taxes on the profits made, making accounting much simpler. A sole proprietorship does not have to be concerned with double taxation, as a corporate entity would have to.
Their master is the U.S.A. Their Nationality is U.S.A (DEFACTO OR NOT). Their Plantation is the U.S. or a State of the Union (U.S.A) as they claim residency to those entities, are taxed, pay bills, carry licenses incorporate their businesses with those entities and not the MSTof A.
UNITED STATE CODE
TITLE 28 PART VI CHAPTER 176 SUBCHAPTER A § 3002
(4) “Debtor” means a person who is liable for a debt or against whom there is a claim for a debt.
Are Temples teaching the Members how to Expatriate from the United States, terminate our relationships with the agencies that we have contracts with made before membership? Are Temples teaching members to stop using the current contracts and making it lw not to go back into NBC Status?Are members being taught how to do business amongst themselves with our own currency, or how to contract in their Foreign Status. If the Negro, Black, are so dumb, deaf, and Blind and the Prophet came to wake us up and show us the way why do we still voluntarily operate as Negro, Blacks and Coloreds? Are we not astute enough to overstand the Civics Prophet Noble Drew Ali put right in front of our Noses? I am asking theses questions under the impression that the Temple was created as a Religious Incorporation for Moors a government a society. In order to unify under the MST of A umbrella people coming in should know the answers to these questions.
Black’s Law Dictionary
Dissolution: 1. the act of bringing to an end i.e termination. 2. The cancellation or abrogation of a contract, with the effect of annulling the contract’s binding force and restoring the parties to their original position. 4. The termination of a previously existing partnership upon the occurrence of an event specified in the partnership agreement, such as a partner’s withdrawal from the partnership.
We have the Highest Status in the World not realized. When will we truly wake up. When will the Leadership be held ACCOUNTABLE? When are we going to collectively do something like burn the Contracts like Ghandi told his people to do or boycott the Big Businesses like the U.S like people did during the Civil Rights Era? Oh yeah, we need finance to uplift the Nation. We need land, we need resources! We are the resources yet we volunteer to be the surety. Aren’t we suppose to honor our Foremothers and Forefathers? It is funny how the Prophet is always quoted as justification for our INACTIONS. Why are we still subject to the Colonist on Our Land? We can do things collectively as Moors but not as U.S. Citizens where we have no LAWFUL DISCOURSE. Are we just holding up the walls of our Temples (Inner and Outer)?
Don’t we have Ancient Treaties that support our relationships with these variousNation States (Old Moorish Kingdoms) and their body politics?
This is a Treaty of Peace and Friendship established between us and the United States of America, which is confirmed,
We declare that both Parties have agreed that this Treaty consisting of twenty five Articles shall be inserted in this Book and delivered to the Honorable Thomas Barclay, the Agent of the United States
“If any Moor shall bring Citizens of the United States or their Effects”
“The Commerce with the United States shall be on the same footing as is the Commerce with Spain or as that with the most favored Nation for the time being and their Citizens shall be respected and esteemed and have full Liberty to pass and repass our Country and Sea Ports whenever they please without interruption”.
“If any of the Citizens of the United States, or any Persons under their Protection, shall have any disputes with each other, the Consul shall decide between the Parties and whenever the Consul shall require any Aid or Assistance from our Government to enforce his decisions it shall be immediately granted to him”.
“If a Citizen of the United States should kill or wound a Moor,”
“If an American Citizen shall die in our Country and no Will shall appear”
“If we shall be at War with any Christian Power and any of our Vessels sail from the Ports of the United States, no Vessel belonging to the enemy shall follow until twenty four hours after the Departure of our Vessels; and the same Regulation shall be observed towards the American Vessels sailing from our Ports.-be their enemies Moors or Christians.”
The judges in every state are only bound to the constitution when the subject matter applies. They operate in a ministerial Capacity and are not protected Judically in their defacto System. They are only supposed to be dealing with members of their Christian 501c3 Society. By the way their courts of commercial contracts are operating off of the commerce clause of the constitution. The U.C.C. in fact was adopted by every state just as they adopted the Federal Constitution. These codes were created using our laws of commerce and Treaty Language. We only need Article 6 . Our rights are preserved there and should be invoked with that Article. We. One must know the articles of the treat’ys and use article 6 to activate those rights. too many Moors running around with Cristian Identification and using that identification to contract commercially and are in violation Article 4 of he Treaty of Peace and Friendship. Render unto Caeser what is Caesar’s.
Why are we not using their Bible against them? Are we not the descendants of Kush and it’s Empire? The Temples and their Leadership should be making new Treaties by now. The U.N. (another Entity) puts out various documents like UNITED NATIONS DELCARATION ON THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOS PEOLPLES SIGNED BY 143 COUNTRIES that are Internationally respected. In theory…These are the new Treaties. A comrade of mine really makes a good point that we need to look to the history of these Declarations, andbe careful not to submit to the U.N. Jurisdiction. We have the full capability and responsibilty to bring ourselves and our Estate, our Kingdoms, our Nations, our Empires, and our Dominions back to Original Mind State.
With an overwhelming majority of 143 votes in favour, only 4 negative votes cast (Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United States) and 11 abstentions, the United Nations General Assembly (GA) adopted the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples on September 13, 2007. The Declaration has been negotiated through more than 20 years between nation-states and Indigenous Peoples. Les Malezer, Chair of the International Indigenous Peoples’ Caucus, welcomed the adoption of the Declaration in a statement to the General Assembly:”The Declaration does not represent solely the viewpoint of the United Nations, nor does it represent solely the viewpoint of the Indigenous Peoples. It is a Declaration which combines our views and interests and which sets the framework for the future. It is a tool for peace and justice, based upon mutual recognition and mutual respect.”Article 371. Indigenous peoples have the right to the recognition, observance and enforcement of treaties, agreements and other constructive arrangements concluded with States or their successors and to have States honour and respect such treaties, agreements and other constructive arrangements.2. Nothing in this Declaration may be interpreted as diminishing or eliminating the rights of indigenous peoples contained in treaties, agreements and other constructive arrangements.
“One of the inevetible things is when they killed the “man” they killed his program and stopped doing his program. Sounds like Conspiracy to me, everyone is Suspect.” ~Chief Jelani Bey
I asked when will the leadership be held ACCOUNTABLE and then I remembered reading the following in a recent Note I was tagged in:
“In essence, I challenge you to not hold Mealy-EL, Givens-EL, Kirkman-Bey, Dingle-EL, German-Bey, etc. against one another anymore as these men where all great leaders that did something for someone and to ask an individual to turn their back(s) against some one that has aided them in life is both mean and unjust. In my life, Grand Sheik Clarence Prather-EL has been the angel that made me, the angel that set the example of how to be a man to my wife, a father to my children and as long as he is alive, I will never betray his trust and when he is gone, I will carry his legacy, and I would never ask you to betray your teacher’s trust. With all of the reverence that I hold for Sheik Prather-EL, he is not Prophet Noble Drew Ali and neither are the aforementioned leaders, so to continue casting illusions that these men are held up as equal to the Prophet Noble Drew Ali are only Satan’s ploy to keep us divided, furthermore they are lies.”
~ Sheik Charles Brown El
AC “Always For the People”
A Critical Review of the Evidence of Archaeology, Anthropology, History and Comparative Religion: According to the Most Reliable Sources and Authorities
By John G. Jackson (1939)
“It is pretty well settled that the city is the Negro’s great contribution to civilization, for it was in Africa where the first cities grew up.” E. Haldeman-Julius
“Those piles of ruins which you see in that narrow valley watered by the Nile, are the remains of opulent cities, the pride of the ancient kingdom of Ethiopia. … There a people, now forgotten, discovered while others were yet barbarians, the elements of the arts and sciences. A race of men now rejected from society for their sable skin and frizzled hair, founded on the study of the laws of nature, those civil and religious systems which still govern the universe.” Count Volney
“The accident of the predominance of white men in modern times should not give us supercilious ideas about color or persuade us to listen to superficial theories about the innate superiority of the white-skinned man. Four thousand years ago, when civilization was already one or two thousand years old, white men were just a bunch of semi-savages on the outskirts of the civilized world. If there had been anthropologists in Crete, Egypt, and Babylonia, they would have pronounced the white race obviously inferior, and might have discoursed learnedly on the superior germ-plasm or glands of colored folk.” Joseph McCabe
The late Professor George A. Dorsey noted that “H. G. Wells’ heart beats faster in nearly every chapter of his Outline of History, because he cannot forget that he is Nordic, Aryan, English British, white, civilized.” (Why We Behave Like Human Beings, p. 40.) This patriotic zeal of Mr. Wells’ has, in truth, caused him to suppress certain facts that do not fit into his pet theories. In the latest edition of his Outline of History, Mr. Wells ends his chapter on The Early Empires with the following remarks: “No less an authority than Sir Flinders Petrie gives countenance to the idea that there was some very early connection between Colchis (the country to the south of the Caucasus) and prehistoric Egypt. Herodotus remarked upon a series of resemblances between the Colchians and the Egyptians.” (Wells’ New and Revised Outline of History, p. 184, Garden City, 1931.) It would have been proper for Wells to have quoted the remarks of Herodotus, so as to give us precise information on the series of resemblances between the Cholchians and the Egyptians. Why he did not do so we shall now see. In Book II, Section-104, of his celebrated History, Herodotus states: “For my part I believe the Colchi to be a colony of Egyptians, because like them they have black skins and frizzled hair.” (See any English translation of The History of Herodotus. The translation by Professor George Rawlinson is the best. See also W.E.B. DuBois, The Negro, p. 31, and Count Volney’s Travels in Egypt and Syria, Vol. I. pp. 80–81.) After discussing the civilizations of Egypt, Babylonia and India, Wells had already referred to them as a “triple system of white man civilizations.” (Outline of History, Chap. XIII, Sect. 5, p. 175) On concluding that the civilization of Egypt was a white man civilization, he naturally would be careful not to quote the above passage from Herodotus.
Most history texts, especially the ones on ancient history, start off by telling us that there are either three, four or five races of man, but that of those races only one has been responsible for civilization, culture, progress and all other good things. The one race is of course the white race, and particularly that branch of said race known as the Nordic or Aryan. The reason for this is obvious; the writers of these textbooks are as a rule Nordics, or so consider themselves. However, prejudice alone will not account for this sort of thing. There is a confusion among historians and anthropologists concerning the proper classification of races, and this confusion is used by biased writers to bolster up their preconceptions. It is therefore necessary that we discuss the subject of race classification in a rational manner before proceeding further.
The early scientific classifications of the varieties of the human species were geographical in nature. The celebrated naturalist, Linneaus (1708–1778), for instance, listed four races, according to continent, namely: (1) European (white), (2) African (black), (3) Asiatic (yellow), and (4) American (red). Blumenback, in 1775, added a fifth type, the Ocieanic or brown race. This classification is still used in some grammar school Geographies, where the races of man are tabulated as: Ethiopian (black), Caucasian (white), American (red), Mongolian (yellow) and Malayan (brown). During the year 1800, the French naturalist, Cuvier, announced the hypothesis that all ethnic types were traceable to Ham, Chem and Japhet, the three sons of Noah. After that date race classification developed into an amazing contest; a struggle which still rages. By 1873, Haeckel had found no less than twelve distinct races of mankind; and to show the indefatigable nature of his researches, he annexed twenty-two more races a few years later, bringing the grand total of human types up to thirty-four. Deniker, in 1900, presented to the world a very imposing system of race classification. He conceived of the human species existing in the form of six grand divisions, seventeen divisions and twenty-nine races. And despite all this industry among anthropologists, ethnologists and the like, there is yet no agreement on the classification of races. Where one anthropologist finds three racial types, another can spot thirty-three without the least difficulty.
The Classifiers of race, however, regardless of how abundantly they disagreed with each other as to the correct groupings of human types, were of unanimous accord in the belief that the white peoples of the world were far superior to the darker races. This opinion in still very popular, but modern science is making it hard for intelligent people to accept the fallacy. Many years ago the German philosopher, Schopenhauer, remarked that, “there is no such thing as a white race, much as this is talked of, but every white man is a faded or bleached one.” Schopenhauer possessed keen and sagacious foresight on this point. For example, the English scholar, Joseph McCabe, expresses the following view as the consensus of opinion among modern anthropologists: “There is strong reason to think that man was at first very dark of skin, woolly-haired and flat-nosed, and, as he wandered into different climates, the branches of the race diverged and developed their characteristics.” (Key to Culture, No. 11, p. 10.)
Professor Franz Boas, the nestor of American anthropologists, has divided the whole human race into only two divisions. This classification of Boas’ is admirably explained by Professor George A. Dorsey:
Open your atlas to a map of the world. Look at the Indian Ocean: on the west, Africa; on the north, the three great southern peninsulas of Asia: on the east, a chain of great islands terminating in Australia. Wherever that Indian Ocean touches land, it finds dark-skinned people with strongly developed jaws, relatively long arms and kinky or frizzly hair. Call that the Indian Ocean or Negroid division of the human race.
Now look at the Pacific Ocean: on one side, the two Americas; on the other, Asia. (Geographically, Europe is a tail to the Asiatic kite.) The aboriginal population of the Americas and of Asia north of its southern peninsula was a light-skinned people with straight hair, relatively short arms, and a face without prominent jaws. Call that the Pacific Ocean or Mongoloid division. (Why We Behave Like Human Beings, pp. 44–45.)
Professors A. L. Kroeber and Fay-Cooper Cole are of the opinion that the peoples of Europe have (been) bleached out enough to merit classification as a distinct race. This would add a European or Caucasoid division to the Negroid and Mongoloid races of the classification proposed by Professor Boas. If we accept this three-fold division of the human species, our classification ought to read as follows: the races of man are three in number; (1) the Negroid, or Ethiopian or black race; (2) the Mongoloid, or Mongolian or yellow race; and (3) the Caucasoid or European or white race. This is the very latest scheme of race classification.
Now that we have straightened out ourselves on the issue of the classification of races, we may property turn to the main subject matter of this essay, i.e., the ancient Ethiopians and their widespread influence on the early history of civilization. In discussing the origin of civilization in the ancient Near East, Professor Charles Seignobos in his History of Ancient Civilization, notes that the first civilized inhabitants of the Nile and Tigris-Euphrates valleys, were a dark-skinned people with short hair and prominent lips; and that they are referred to by some scholars as Cushites (Ethiopians), and as Hamites by others. This ancient civilization of the Cushites, out of which the earliest cultures of Egypt and Mesopotamia grew, was not confined to the Near East. Traces of it have been found all over the world. Dr. W. J. Perry refers to it as the Archaic Civilization. Sir Grafton Elliot Smith terms it the Neolithic Heliolithic Culture of the Brunet-Browns. Mr. Wells alludes to this early civilization in his Outline of History, and dates its beginnings as far back as 15,000 years B.C. “This peculiar development of the Neolithic culture,” says Mr. Wells, “which Elliot Smith called the Heliolithic (sun-stone) culture, included many or all of the following odd practices: (1) Circumcision, (2) the queer custom of sending the father to bed when a child is born, known as Couvade, (3) the practice of Massage, (4) the making of Mummies, (5) Megalithic monuments (i.e. Stonehenge), (6) artificial deformation of the heads of the young by bandages, (7) Tattooing, (8) religious association of the Sun and the Serpent, and (9) the use of the symbol known as the Swastika for good luck. … Elliot Smith traces these associated practices in a sort of constellation all over this great Mediterranean / Indian Ocean-Pacific area. Where one occurs, most of the others occur. They link Brittany with Borneo and Peru. But this constellation of practices does not crop up in the primitive home of Nordic or Mongolian peoples, nor does it extend southward much beyond equatorial Africa. … The first civilizations in Egypt and the Euphrates-Tigris valley probably developed directly out of this widespread culture.” (Outline of History, pp. 141–143).
This ancient civilization is called NEOLITHIC by Wells. This is a mistake; for we have overwhelming evidence that these ancient peoples had long passed out of the New Stone Age stage of culture, and were erecting edifices which could only have been constructed by means of hard metal tools. Iron is the very backbone of civilization, and the Iron Age began very anciently in Africa. The researches of scholars like Boas, Torday and DuBois would lead us to believe that the art of mining iron was first developed in the interior of Africa, and that the knowledge of it passed through Egypt to the rest of the world. (See W.E.B. DuBois, The Negro, pp. 114–116, Home University Library, New York and London, 1915.)
In modern geography the name Ethiopia is confined to the country known as Abyssinia, an extensive territory in East Africa. In ancient times Ethiopia extended over vast domains in both Africa and Asia. “It seems certain,” declares Sir E. A. Wallis Budge, “that classical historians and geographers called the whole region from India to Egypt, both countries inclusive, by the name of Ethiopia, and in consequence they regarded all the dark-skinned and black peoples who inhabited it as Ethiopians. Mention is made of Eastern and Western Ethiopians and it is probable that the Easterners were Asiatics and the Westerners Africans.” (History of Ethiopia, Vol. I., Preface, by Sir E. A. Wallis Budge.) In addition Budge notes that, “Homer and Herodotus call all the peoples of the Sudan, Egypt, Arabia, Palestine and Western Asia and India Ethiopians.” (Ibid., p. 2.) Herodotus wrote in his celebrated History that both the Western Ethiopians, who lived in Africa, and the Eastern Ethiopians who dwelled in India, were black in complexion, but that the Africans had curly hair, while the Indians were straight-haired. (The aboriginal black inhabitants of India are generally referred to as the Dravidians, of whom more will be said as we proceed.) Another classical historian who wrote about the Ethiopians was Strabo, from whom we quote the following: “I assert that the ancient Greeks, in the same way as they classed all the northern nations with which they were familiar as Scythians, etc., so, I affirm, they designated as Ethiopia the whole of the southern countries toward the ocean.” Strabo adds that “if the moderns have confined the appellation Ethiopians to those only who dwell near Egypt, this must not be allowed to interfere with the meaning of the ancients.” Ephorus says that: “The Ethiopians were considered as occupying all the south coasts of both Asia and Africa,” and adds that “this is an ancient opinion of the of the Greeks.” Then we have the view of Stephanus of Byzantium, that: “Ethiopia was the first established country on earth; and the Ethiopians were the first who introduced the worship of the gods, and who established laws.” The vestiges of this early civilization have been found in Nubia, the Egyptian Sudan, West Africa, Egypt, Mashonaland, India, Persia, Mesopotamia, Arabia, South America, Central America, Mexico, and the United States. Any student who doubts this will find ample evidence in such works as The Voice of Africa, by Dr. Leo Froebenius; Prehistoric Nations, and Ancient America, by John D. Baldwin; Rivers of Life, by Major-General J. G. R. Forlong; A Book of the Beginnings by Gerald Massey; Children of the Sun and The Growth of Civilization, by W. J. Perry; The Negro by Professor W.E.B. DuBois; The Anacalypsis, by Sir Godfrey Higgins; Isis Unveiled by Madam H. P. Blavatsky; The Diffusion of Culture, by Sir Grafton Elliot Smith; The Mediterranean Race, by Professor Sergi; The Ruins of Empires, by Count Volney; The Races of Europe, by Professor William Z. Ripley; and last but not least, the brilliant monographs of Mr. Maynard Shipley: New Light on Prehistoric Cultures and Americans of a Million Years Age. (See also Shipley’s Sex and the Garden of Eden Myth, a collection of essays, the best of the lot being one entitled: Christian Doctrines In Pre-Christian America.) These productions of Mr. Shipley, have been issued in pamphlet form in the Little Blue Book Series, published by Mr. E. Haldeman-Julius, of Girard, Kansas.
The efforts of certain historians to classify these ancient Cushites as Caucasoids does not deceive honest historical students any longer. This may well be illustrated by a passage from the pen of our scholarly friend Bishop William Montgomery Brown: “For the first two or three thousand years of civilization, there was not a civilized white man on the earth. Civilization was founded and developed by the swarthy races of Mesopotamia, Syria and Egypt, and the white race remained so barbaric that in those days an Egyptian or a Babylonian priest would have said that the riffraff of white tribes a few hundred miles to the north of their civilization were hopelessly incapable of acquiring the knowledge requisite to progress. It was southern colored peoples everywhere, in China, in Central America, in India, Mesopotamia, Syria, Egypt and Crete who gave the northern white peoples civilization.” (The Bankruptcy of Christian Supernaturalism, Vol., p. 192.)
Quite a few Egyptologists have defended the idea that the ancient Egyptians originally came from Asia. There never was any evidence to back up this view; and the only reason it was adopted, was because it was fashionable to believe that no African people was capable of developing a great civilization. Geoffrey Parsons refers to Egyptian civilization in his Stream of History, p. 154, New York & London, 1932, as “genuinely African in its origin and development.” Herodotus came to the same conclusion over 2,000 years ago, but he is not taken seriously by the majority of modern historians, except where his facts agree with certain theories of said historians. Theories are more precious to some scholars than facts, even when the facts flatly contradict their theories. Dr. Froebenious, the great German anthropologist, has examined the ruins of ancient cultures in southern, eastern and western Africa, of an antiquity rivaling those of Egypt and Sumer. Sir John Marshall and Dr. E. Mackay have uncovered the remains of a great Dravidian civilization in India, which rose to its peak over 5,000 years ago. The newspaper generally report these discoveries as startling and unexpected. They tell us that nobody ever dreamed that these ancient nations ever existed. This novelty, however, does not exist for real students. Anyone familiar with the works of G. Elliot Smith, W. J. Perry, Sir Godfrey Higgins, Dr. H.R. Hall, Sir Henry Rawlinson, John D. Baldwin, Gerald Massey and General Forlong, will not be surprised at the very novel archaeological discoveries announced by the press. Since we are dealing with historical sources and authorities, a study of the researches of Sir Henry Rawlinson, the Father of Assyriology, on the Ethiopians in the ancient East, is in order. The following extract is condensed from an essay entitled: On the Early History of Babylonia:
1. The system of writing which they brought with them has the closest affinity with that of Egypt—in many cases indeed, there is an absolute identity between the two alphabets.
2. In the Biblical genealogies, Cush (Ethiopia) and Mizraim (Egypt) are brothers, while from the former sprang Nimrod (Babylonia.)
3. In regard to the language of the primitive Babylonians, the vocabulary is undoubtedly Cushite or Ethiopian, belonging to that stock of tongues which in the sequel were everywhere more or less mixed up with the Semitic languages, but of which we have probably the purest modern specimens in the Mahra of Southern Arabia and the Galla of Abyssinia.
4. All the traditions of Babylonia and Assyria point to a connection in very early times between Ethiopia, Southern Arabia and the cities on the lower Euphrates.
5. In further proof of the connection between Ethiopia and Chaldea, we must remember the Greek tradition both of Cepheus and Memnon, which sometimes applied to Africa, and sometimes to the countries at the mouth of the Euphrates; and we must also consider the geographical names of Cush and Phut, which, although of African origin, are applied to races bordering on Chaldea, both in the Bible and in the Inscriptions of Darius. (Essay-VI, Appendix, Book-I, History of Herodotus, translated by Professor George Rawlinson, with essays and notes by Sir Henry Rawlinson and Sir J. G. Wilkinson.)
The opinions of Sir Henry Rawlinson are reinforced by the researches of his equally distinguished brother, Professor George Rawlinson, in his essay On the Ethnic Affinities of the Races of Western Asia, which directs our attention to: “the uniform voice of primitive antiquity, which spoke of the Ethiopians as a single race, dwelling along the shores of the Southern Ocean from India to the Pillars of Hercules.” (Herodotus, Vol. I., Book. I., Appendix, Essay XI., Section-5.) Rawlinson adds an explanatory note to this section of his essay, which we here reproduce: “Recent linguistic discovery tends to show that a Cushite or Ethiopian race did in the earliest times extend itself along the shores of the Southern Ocean from Abyssinia to India. The whole peninsula of India was peopled by a race of their character before the influx of the Aryans; it extended from the Indus along the seacoast through the modern Beluchistan and Kerman, which was the proper country of the Asiatic Ethiopians; the cities on the northern shores of the Persian Gulf are shown by the brick inscriptions found among their ruins to have belonged to this race; it was dominant in Susiana and Babylonia, until overpowered in the one country by Aryan, in the other by Semitic intrusion; it can be traced both by dialect and tradition throughout the whole south coast of the Arabian peninsula.”
In the study of ancient affairs, folklore and tradition throw an invaluable light on historical records. In Greek mythology we read of the great Ethiopian king, Cepheus, whose fame was so great that he and his family were immortalized in the stars. The wife of King Cepheus was Queen Cassiopeia, and his daughter, Princess Andromeda. The star groups of the celestial sphere, which are named after them are called the ROYAL FAMILY—(the constellations: CEPHEUS, CASSIOPEIA and ANDROMEDA.) It may seem strange that legendary rulers of ancient Ethiopia should still have their names graven on our star maps, but the voice of history gives us a clue. A book on astrology attributed to Lucian declares that: “The Ethiopians were the first who invented the science of stars, and gave names to the planets, not at random and without meaning, but descriptive of the qualities which they conceived them to possess; and it was from them that this art passed, still in an imperfect state, to the Egyptians.” The Ethiopian origin of astronomy is beautifully explained by Count Volney in a passage in his Ruins of Empires, which is one of the glories of modern literature, and his argument is not based on guesses. He invokes the weighty authority of Charles F. Dupuis, whose three monumental works, The Origin of Constellations, The Origin of Worship and The Chronological Zodiac, are marvels of meticulous research. Dupuis placed the origin of the zodiac as far back as 15,000 B.C., which would give the world’s oldest picture book an antiquity of 17,000 years. (This estimate is not as excessive as it might at first appear, since the American ast5ronomer and mathematician, Professor Arthur M. Harding, traces back the origin of the zodiac to about 26,000 B.C) In discussing star worship and idolatry, Volney gives the following glowing description of the scientific achievements of the ancient Ethiopians, and of how they mapped out the signs of the zodiac on the star-spangled dome of the heavens:
Should it be asked at what epoch this system took its birth, we shall answer on the testimony of the monuments of astronomy itself, that its principles appear with certainty to have been established about seventeen thousand years ago, and if it be asked to what people it is to be attributed, we shall answer that the same monuments, supported by unanimous traditions, attribute it to the first tribes of Egypt; and reason finds in that country all the circumstances which could lead to such a system; when it finds there a zone of sky, bordering on the tropic, equally free from the rains of the equator and the fogs of the north; when it finds there a central point of the sphere of the ancients, a salubrious climate, a great but manageable river, a soil fertile without art or labor, inundated without morbid exhalations, and placed between two seas which communicate with the richest countries; it conceives that the inhabitant of the Nile, addicted to agriculture from the facility of communications, to astronomy from the state of his sky, always open to observation, must have been the first to pass from the savage to the social state; and consequently to attain the physical and moral sciences necessary to civilized life.
It was, then, on the borders of the upper Nile, among a black race of men, that was organized the complicated system of the worship of the stars, considered in relation to the productions of the earth and the labors of agriculture. … Thus the Ethiopian of Thebes named stars of inundation, or Aquarius, those stars under which the Nile began to overflow; stars of the ox or bull, those under which they began to plow, stars of the lion, those under which that animal, driven from the desert by thirst, appeared on the banks of the Nile; stars of the sheaf, or of the harvest virgin, those of the reaping season; stars of the lamb, stars of the two kids, those under which these precious animals were brought forth. … Thus the same Ethiopian having observed that the return of the inundation always corresponded with the rising of a beautiful star which appeared towards the source of the Nile, and seemed to warn the husbandman against the coming waters, he compared this action to that of the animal who, by his barking, gives notice of danger, and he called this star the dog, the barker (Sirius). In the same manner he named the stars of the crab, those where the sun, having arrived at the tropic, retreated by a slow retrograde motion like the crab of Cancer. He named stars of the wild goat, or Capricorn, those where the sun, having reached the highest point in his annuary tract, … imitates the goat, who delights to climb to the summit of the rocks. He named stars of the balance, or Libra, those where the days and nights being equal, seemed in equilibrium, like that instrument; and stars of the scorpion, those where certain periodical winds bring vapors, burning like the venom of the scorpion. (Volney’s Ruins of Empires, pp. 120–122, New York, 1926)
The traditions concerning Memnon are interesting as well as instructive. He was claimed as a king by the Ethiopians, and identified with the Pharaoh Amunoph or Amenhotep, by the Egyptians. A fine statue of him is located in the British Museum, in London. Charles Darwin makes a reference to this statue on his Descent of Man which is well worth reproducing: “When I looked at the statue of Amunoph III, I agreed with two officers of the establishment, both competent judges, that he had a strongly marked Negro type of features.” The features of Akhnaton (Amennhotep IV), are even more Negroid than those of his illustrious predecessor. That the earliest Egyptians were African Ethiopians (Nilotic Negroes), is obvious to all unbiased students of oriental history. Breasted’s claim that the early civilized inhabitants of the Nile Valley and Western Asia were members of a Great White Race, is utterly false, and is supported by no facts whatsoever. A similar racial bias is shown by Elliot Smith in his work, The Ancient Egyptians and Their Influence Upon the Civilization of Europe, p. 30, New York & London, 1911. “Not a few writers,” says he, “like the traveler Volney in the 18th century, have expressed the belief that the ancient Egyptians were Negroes, or at any rate strongly Negroid. In recent times even a writer so discriminating as Ripley usually is has given his adhesion to this view.” (The writers referred to here, are Count Volney, the French Orientalist and Professor William Z. Ripley, of Harvard University, an eminent American Anthropologist.) Professor Smith is convinced that these men are wrong, because he holds that there is a “profound gap that separates the Negro from the rest of mankind, including the Egyptian.” (Ancient Egyptians, p. 74.) Another English scholar, Philip Smith, is far more rational in discussing this point:
No people have bequeathed to us so many memorials of its form complexion and physiognomy as the Egyptians. … If we were left to form an opinion on the subject by the description of the Egyptians left by the Greek writers we should conclude that they were, if not Negroes, at least closely akin to the Negro race. That they were much darker in coloring than the neighboring Asiatics; that they had their frizzled either by nature or art; that their lips were thick and projecting, and their limbs slender, rests upon the authority of eye-witnesses who had traveled in the country and who could have had no motive to deceive. … The fullness of the lips seen in the Sphinx of the Pyramids and in the portraits of the kings is characteristic of the Negro. (The Ancient History of the East, pp. 25-26, London, 1881.)
We read of Memnon, King of Ethiopia, in Greek mythology, to be exact in Homer’s Iliad, where he leads an army of Elamites and Ethiopians to the assistance of King Priam in the Trojan War. His expedition is said to have started from the African Ethiopia and to have passed through Egypt on the way to Troy. According to Herodotus, Memnon was the founder of Susa, the chief city of the Elamites. “There were places called Memnonia,” asserts Professor Rawlinson, “supposed to have been built by him both in Egypt and at Susa; and there was a tribe called Memnones at Moroe. Memnon thus unites the eastern with the western Ethiopians, and the less we regard him as an historical personage the more must we view him as personifying the ethnic identity of the two races.” (Ancient Monarchies, Vol. I, Chap. 3.) The ancient peoples of Mesopotamia are sometimes called the Chaldeans, but this is inaccurate and confusing. Before the Chaldean rule in Mesopotamia, there were the empires of the Sumerians, Akkadians, Babylonians and Assyrians. The earliest civilization of Mesopotamia was that of the Sumerians. They are designated in the Assyrio-Babylonian inscriptions as the black-heads or black-faced people, and they are shown on the monuments as beardless and with shaven heads. This easily distinguishes them from the Semitic Babylonians, who are shown with beards and long hair. From the myths and traditions of the Babylonians we learn that their culture came originally from the south. Sir Henry Rawlinson concluded from this and other evidence that the first civilized inhabitants of Sumer and Akkad were immigrants from the African Ethiopia. John D. Baldwin, the American Orientalist, on the other hand, claims that since ancient Arabia was also known as Ethiopia, they could have just as well come from that country. These theories are rejected by Dr. II. R. Hall, of the Dept. Of Egyptian & Assyrian Antiquities of the British Museum, who contends that Mesopotamia was civilized by a migration from India. “The ethnic type of the Sumerians, so strongly marked in their statues and reliefs,” says Dr. Hall, “was as different from those of the races which surrounded them as was their language from those of the Semites, Aryans, or others; they were decidedly Indian in type. The face-type of the average Indian of today is no doubt much the same as that of his Dravidian race ancestors thousands of years ago. … And it is to this Dravidian ethnic type of India that the ancient Sumerian bears most resemblance, so far as we can judge from his monuments. … And it is by no means improbable that the Sumerians were an Indian race which passed, certainly by land, perhaps also by sea, through Persia to the valley of the Two Rivers. It was in the Indian home (perhaps the Indus valley) that we suppose for them that their culture developed. … On the way they left the seeds of their culture in Elam. … There is little doubt that India must have been one of the earliest centers of human civilization, and it seems natural to suppose that the strange un-Semitic, un-Aryan people who came from the East to civilize the West were of Indian origin, especially when we see with our own eyes how very Indian the Sumerians were in type.” (The Ancient History of the Near East, pp. 173–174, London, 1916.) Hall is opposed in his theory of Sumerian origins by Dr. W. J. Perry, the great anthropologist, of the University of London. “The Sumerian stories or origins themselves tell a very different tale,” Perry points out, “for from their beginnings the Sumerians seem to have been in touch with Egypt. Some of their early texts mention Dilmun, Magan and Meluhha. … Dilmun was the first settlement that was made by the god Enki, who was the founder of Sumerian civilization. … Magan was famous among the Sumerians as a place whence they got diorite and copper, Meluhha as a place whence they got gold. Dilmun has been identified with some place or other in the Persian Gulf, perhaps the Bahrein Islands, perhaps a land on the eastern shore of the Gulf. … In a late inscription of the Assyrians it is said that Magan and Meluhha were the archaic names for Egypt and Ethiopia, the latter being the south-western part of Somaliand that lay opposite.” (The Growth of Civilization, pp. 60–61, 2nd Edition, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England, 1937, Published by Penguin Books, Ltd.)
Another great nation of Ethiopian origin was Elam, a country which stretched from the Tigris River to the Zagros Mountains of Persia. Its capital was the famous city of Susa, which was founded about 4,000 B.C., and flourished from that date to its destruction by Moslem invaders about the year 650 C.E. (Christian Era). In speaking of the Elamites, H. G. Wells H. H. Johnston, to have been Negroid in type. There is a strong Negroid strain in the modern people of Elam.” (Outline of History, p. 166.) Archaeological evidence favors this view. Reginald S. Poole, the English Egyptologist noted that: “There is one portrait of an Elamite (Cushite) king on a vase found at Susa; he is painted black and thus belongs to the Cushite race.” (Quoted by Professor Alfred C. Haddon, in his History of Anthropology, p. 6, London, 1934. Thinker’s Library Edition, published by Watts & Co., 5 & 6 Johnson’s Court, Fleet St., London, E. c.-4, England.)
We cannot devote much space to the early inhabitants of India, though they were beyond all doubt an Ethiopic ethnic type. They are described by Professor Lynn Thorndike as “short black men with almost Negro noses.” (Short History of Civilization, p. 227, New York, 1936.) Dr. Will Durant pictures these early Hindus as “a dark-skinned, broad-nosed people whom, without knowing the origin or the word, we call Dravidians.” (Short History of Civilization, Part I, p. 396, New York, 1935.) The student is advised to consult pp. 650–666, of the new edition of Sir John A. Hammerton’s Wonders of the Past, in which there is an instructive article, with fine illustrations, by S. G. Blaxland Stubbs, entitled: Wonder Cities of Most Ancient India. That Mr. Stubbs is a candid writer may be seen from the following excerpt:
The early Aryan literature of India, the Hymns of the Rigveda, which, it is commonly agreed, date from about 1,000 B.C., speak of the people whom the proud Aryan invaders found in India as black-skinned barbarians, Dasas or slaves. But Aryan pride of race has received something of a shock from archaeological investigations carried out by Sir John Marshall and, more recently, by Dr. E. Mackay in the valley of the Indus. Here ample evidence has been found of a race whose complex civilization and high culture were equal, and in some respects superior to those of early Mesopotamia and Egypt.
These Asiatic black men were not confined to the mainland, for we are informed by no less an authority than Sir Harry H. Johnston, that:
In former times this Asiatic Negro spread, we can scarcely explain how, unless the land connections of those days were more extended, through Eastern Australia to Tasmania, and from the Solomon Island to New Caledonia and even New Zealand, to Fiji and Hawaii. The Negroid element in Burma and Annam is, therefore, easily to be explained by supposing that in ancient times Southern Asia had a Negro population ranging from the Persian Gulf to Indo-China and the Malay Archipelago. (See An Introduction to African Civilizations, by Willis N. Huggins. Ph.D. and John G. Jackson, pp. 188–190, New York, 1937.)
Most readers of history know about the Celts, ancient inhabitants of Europe, whose priests were known as the Druids. It is generally thought that these Celts were Caucasoids, but Sir Godfrey Higgins, after much study came to the conclusion that they were a Negroid people. Higgins wrote a ponderous volume entitled The Celtic Druids. In the following passage from his Anacalypsis he modestly refers to it as an essay: “In my essay on the Celtic Druids, I have shown that a great nation called Celtae, of whom the Druids were the priests, spread themselves almost over the whole earth, and are to be traced in their rude gigantic monuments from India to the extremity of Britain. The religion of Buddha of India is well known to have been very ancient.” (Higgins is here referring to the first Buddha, who is supposed to have lived between 5,000 and 6,000 years ago, and not to Gautama Buddha who lived about 600 years B.C. There were at least ten Buddhas mentioned in the sacred books of India.) “Who these can have been but the early individuals of the black nation of whom we have been treating I know not, and in this opinion I am not singular. The learned Maurice says Cuthies (Cushites), i.e. Celts, built the great temples in India and Britain, and excavated the caves of the former; and the learned mathematician, Reuben Burrow, has no hesitation in pronouncing Stonehenge to be a temple of the black curly-headed Buddha.” (Anacalypsis, Vol. I, Book I, Chap. IV, New York, 1927.)
Though it is generally believed that Columbus discovered America, it is now definitely known to students of American archaeology that Columbus came late. Professor Leo Weiner has written a three volume work, Africa and the Discovery of America, in which he argues that the New World was discovered by Africans long before the time of Columbus. Professor Weiner was led to this conclusion partly from the following evidence:
1. African works in American Indian languages.
2. Vases and pipe-bowls found in the ruins of the Mound-Builders, showing Negro faces on their surfaces.
3. The presence of African foods in America, such the peanut and the yam.
4. The totemic organization of the Amerindians tribes, very similar to African totemism. (Totemism is a sort of primitive theory of evolution. For instance, certain tribes are divided into clans, and each clan is, as a rule named after some species of animal. Let us suppose a tribe is divided into four clans, bearing the following names: (1) eagle, (2) Bear, (3) Crow and (4) Wolf. A member of the Bear Clan will consider himself as descended from bears, a member of the Wolf Clan will tell you that he is a wolf and that all of his ancestors were wolves, and so on; this clan ancestor being known as the Totem. There are numerous definitions of totemism, the best I have come across being the following one by Professor A. VB. Haddon: “Totemism, as Dr. Frazer and I understand it in its fully developed condition, implies the division of a people into several totem kins, or as they are usually termed, totem clans, each of which has one or sometimes more that one totem. The totem is usually a species of animal, sometimes a species of plant, occasionally a natural object or phenomenon, very rarely a manufactured article. … The totems are regarded as kinsfolk or protectors of the kinsmen, who respect them and refrain from killing and eating them. There is thus a recognition of mutual rights and obligations between the members of the kin and their totem. The totem is the crest of symbol of the Kin.” We see vestiges of totemism in our political organizations; for example, the Democratic DONKEY and the republican ELEPHANT. Baseball clubs present an even better example of totemistic atavism; for instance, who has not heard of baseball teams bearing such names as: TIGERS, CARDINALS, BEARS, BEES, BISONS, etc.) Weiner’s theories have not been kindly received by his colleagues. Professor H. J. Spinden sneers sarcastically in the following condensed extract from Culture, the Diffusion Controversy, pp. 53–54, New York, 1927:
“Professor Weiner solves the riddle of old American civilizations with an Arabico-Mandingo lexicon and derives everything of importance in the New World from the highly civilized coast of Gambia and Sierra Leone. From brightest Africa came the principal American food plants, the Mayan calendar and the Mexican religion. It may be added that Professor Weiner swarms his Negroes across the Atlantic in no less than fifty voyages before Columbus.”
The Indian was not the original American. Professor Ales Hrdlicka of the Smithsonian Institution, as authority on the Amerinds, contends that the ancestors of the Indians came from Asia via Bering Strait 10,000 years ago. American civilization is older than that. The ruins of Tiahuanaco, in Bolivia, according to Dr. Rudolph Muller, a noted German astronomer, are between 10,000 and 14,000 years old. The remains of this ancient city show that it was inhabited by a highly civilized people. (See an article entitled “The Oldest City in the World,” by A. H. Verrill, in the N. Y. Herald-Tribune Magazine, July 31, 1932.) Excavations in Mexico have produced equally startling results. Dr. Maximus Neumayer, a distinguished Brazilian archaeologist, in cooperation with a group of Mexican archaeologists, has made a very thorough study of the pyramids and monuments in the vicinity of Mexico City. He estimates the monument of Cuicuilco to be about 13,000 years old. An interesting feature of this structure is that it resembles the Assyrio-Babylonian type of architecture, bearing a striking resemblance to the Tower of Babel as it has been restored by the Assyriologists. Dr. Neumayer also examined the pyramids of Teotihuacan, which he estimates to be 4,500 years of age. He thinks that these pyramids were built by a people akin to the Egyptians; and from their arrangement, suggests that they form a sort of model of the solar system, with a pedestal in the center, representing the sun. We must also mention the discoveries of Professor Ramon Mena, Curator of the Department of Archaeology of the Mexican Government. This scientist explored the ruins of the great city of Palenque, and concluded that the ancient metropolis was built over 10,000 years ago. He also found that the inhabitants of the city were familiar with the manufacture and use of Stucco. The celebrated French archaeologist, Desiree Charnay, unearthed statues around Mexico City, more than fifty years ago, with faces showing Negroid features. Pictures of some of them may be seen in Ignatius Donelley’s Atlantis, pp. 174-175. Donnelly also has illustrations of two similar statues, one from Palenque and the other from Vera Cruz. Finding that the Indians show both Mongoloid and Negroid ethnic traces, Charnay justly concluded that the Amerinds were a mixed race of both Asiatic and African ancestry. (See The Ancient Cities of the New World, by Desiree Charnay.) We have perfectly reliable proof of the presence of men of the Ethiopian race in pre-Columbian America. Father Roman, one of he first Catholic missionaries to arrive in the New World, records that a tribe of black men came from the south and landed in Haiti, and that they were armed with darts of guanin (a composition of gold, silver and copper), and were known as the black Guaninis. “These might have been the Negroes of Quareca, mentioned by Peter Martyr d’Angleria, or some other American Negro nation,” asserts De Roo, “the like of which there were many, as we may see in Rafinesque’s Account of the Ancient Black Nations of America. Such are the Charruas of Brazil, the black Carabees of St. Vincent in the Gulf of Mexico, the Jamassi of Florida, the dark complexioned Californians who are perhaps the dark men mentioned in the Quiche traditions and by some old Spanish adventures. Such, again, is the tribe of which Balboa saw some representatives in his passage of the Isthmus of Darien in the year 1513. It would seem from the expressions made use of by Gomara, that these were Negroes.” (History of America Before Columbus, pp.306–307, by P. De Roo, Philadelphia and London, 1900.) Spanish and Portugese explorers found colonies of black men on the eastern coasts of South and Central America, and in Yucatan and Nicaragua. De Roo quotes John T. Short, author of The North Americans of Antiquity, New York, 1880, on the similarity of African and American languages, as follows—”It is worthy of note that several eminent scholars have observed the remarkable similarity of grammatical structure between the Central American and certain transatlantic languages, especially the Basque and some of the languages of Western Africa.” (History of America Before Columbus, pp. 164–165.)
Most of us are familiar with the Mayan civilization of Yucatan and Central America, since American archaeologists have devoted many years of intensive research to these territories. Among the speculations concerning the origin of this culture, those of LePlongeon and Raquena are the most valuable. Professor Rafael Requena, a Venezuelan archaeologist, holds that there was once an island in the Atlantic Ocean, of continental dimensions, known to the ancients as Atlantis, that this island was settled by Egyptians, who in turn established colonies in America before the submergence of Atlantis. The findings of Professor Augustus LePlongeon are of great interest. This Franco-American archaeologist discovered the ruins of a palace in Chichen Itza in 1874. He found in this structure, known as Prince Coh’s Palace, pictographs and inscriptions which he was able to decipher. The story, as unraveled by LePlongeon, may be read by the student in Queen Moo and the Egyptian Sphinx, where the professor gives his interpretation of the inscriptions and reproductions of the pictographs. Mrs. LePlongeon’s work, Queen Moo’s Talisman, might also be consulted. The story runs roughly as follows:
About 11,000 years ago, two brothers Princes of Yucatan, sought the hand of the ruling monarch of the land, Queen Moo, in marriage. The brothers were named Coh and Aac, respectively. Prince Coh was the successful suitor; which so enraged Prince Aac that he stabbed his brother through the heart with a stone knife, which, needless to say, caused his death. Then Aac attempted to force Queen Moo to wed him. The Queen, rather than submit, decided to flee to Atlantis. On reaching the coast she learned that great earthquakes had submerged Atlantis beneath the sea; so she sailed for Africa instead, and ended her journey in Egypt. There she was hailed as Queen, and erected the Sphinx as a memorial to her slain husband.
The foregoing story sounds like a fable, but there is probably a core of fact in it. If the Sphinx, with its Ethiopian face, is a memorial to an ancient Mayan prince, it shows that the Mayas were of African origin.
Where flows the river Nile,
The queen found rest;
There once again her days
With peace were blessed.
Did Moo a giant Sphinx from
Out of the ground
Cause to arise, and
Thus Coh’s fame renew?
Did she immortalize
Her consort true?”
(Queen Moo’s Talisman, p. 65, by Alice D. LePlongeon.)
That Atlantis was connected with the history of ancient Ethiopia there can be little doubt. The Greek philosopher, Proclus, stated in his works that he could present evidence that Atlantis at one time actually existed. He cited as his authority The Ethiopian History of Marcellus. In referring to Ethiopian history to prove the existence of Atlantis, Proclus plainly infers that Atlantis was a part of Ethiopia. (See Cory’s Ancient Fragments of the Phoenician, Carthaginian, Babylonian, Egyptian and Other Authors, London, 1876. See also, Maynard Shipley’s New Light on Prehistoric Cultures and Bramwell’s Lost Atlantis.) Although there is scientific evidence that an island of continental dimensions once existed in what is now the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, many students of the problem of Atlantis have located it in other parts of the globe, particularly in Central America and Africa. Count deProrok ways that Atlantis, in the dimness of antiquity, covered the region now occupied by the Sahara Desert. Kirchmaier placed it in South Africa and Froebenius in West Africa. In reviewing James Bramwell’s Lost Atlantis, Mr. Lewis Gannett states that: “The German anthropologist Frobenius definitely locates it in Nigeria, whose ancient civilization he relates to that of the Etruscans and the Assyrians.” (New York Herald-Tribune, Mar. 3, 1938.) Doctor Froebenius found ruins of palaces, terra cotta fragments and beautiful statuary in Jorubaland, a district in Nigeria between the Niger River and the Atlantic Ocean; and he heard among the Jorubians legends of an ancient royal city and its palace with walls of gold, which in the long ago had sunk beneath the waves. The German scholar, Eugen Georg, is a keen student of the Atlantis question, and the following remarks of his are worthy of our attention:
The new age that began after the disappearance of Atlantis was marked at first by the world-wide dominance of Ethiopian representatives of the black race. They were supreme in Africa and Asia … and they even infiltrated through Southern Europe. … During the present era—that is the last 10,000 years—the white race…has come to possess the world. According to the occult tradition, Semitic peoples developed wherever the immigrating white colonists from the north were subjugated by the black ruling class, and inter-mixture occurred, as in oldest Egypt, Chaldea, Arabia and Phoenicia.” (The Adventure of Mankind, by Eugen Georg, pp. 121–122, New York, 1931.)
So far we have given little or no attention to the evidence of comparative religion. The study of ancient religious history is important, for religion, like philosophy, changes but slowly. Institutional religion, being conservative and static in its outlook, has preserved much ancient lore that would have otherwise been lost to the modern student. The Greek philosopher Xenophanes (572–480 B.C.), pointed out a profound truth when he observed that the gods men worship very closely resemble the worshippers. In the words of this ancient sage: “Each man represents the gods as he himself is. The Ethiopian as black and flat-nosed the Thracian as red-haired and blue-eyed; and if horses and oxen could paint, they would no doubt depict the gods as horses and oxen.” This being the case; when we find the great nations of the world, both past and present, worshipping black gods, then we logically conclude that these peoples are either members of the black race, or that they originally received their religion in toto or in part from black people. The proofs are abundant. The ancient gods of India are shown with Ethiopian crowns on their heads. According to the Old Testament, Moses first met Jehovah during his sojourn among the Midianites, who were an Ethiopian tribe. We learn from Hellenic tradition that Zeus, king of the Grecian gods, so cherished the friendship of the Ethiopians that he traveled to their country twice a year to attend banquets. “All the gods and goddesses of Greece were black,” asserts Sir Godfrey Higgins, “at least this was the case with Jupiter, Baccus, Hercules, Apollo, Ammon. The goddesses Benum, Isis, Hecate, Diana, Juno, Metis, Ceres, Cybele were black.” (Anacalypsis, Vol. I, Book IV, Chap. I.) Even the Romans, who received their religion mainly from the Greeks, admitted their debt to Egypt and Ethiopia. This may be well illustrated by the following passage from The Golden Ass or Metamorphosis, by Apuleius. The author, as an initiate of the Isis cult is represented as being addressed by that goddess: “I am present; I who am Nature, the parent of things, queen of all the elements … the primitive Phrygians called me Pressimunitica, the mother or the gods; the native Athenians, Ceropian Minerva; the floating Cyprians, Paphian Venus … the inhabitants of Eleusis, the ancient goddess Ceres. Some again have invoked me as Juno, others as Bellona, others as Hecate, and others Rhamnusia; and those who are enlightened by the emerging rays of the rising sun, the Ethiopians, Ariians and Egyptians, powerful in ancient learning, who reverence by divinity with ceremonies perfectly proper, call me by my true appellation, Queen Isis.” (Doane’s Bible Myths, Note, p. 478.)
A study of the images of ancient deities of both the Old and New Worlds reveal their Ethiopic origin. This is noted by Kenneth R. H. Mackezie in T. A. Buckley’s Cities of the Ancient World, p. 180: “From the wooly texture of the hair, I am inclined to assign to the Buddha of India, the Fuhi of China, the Sommonacom of the Siamese, the Zaha of the Japanese, and the Quetzalcoatl of the Mexicans, the same, and indeed an African, or rather Nubian, origin.” Most of these black gods were regarded as crucified saviors who died to save mankind by being nailed to a cross, or tied to a tree with arms outstretched as if on a cross, or slain violently in some other manner. Of these crucified saviors, the most prominent were Osiris and Horus of Egypt, Krishna of India, Mithra of Persia, Quetazlcoatl of Mexico, Adonis of Babylonia and Attis of Phrygia. Nearly all of these slain savior-gods have the following stories related about them: They are born of a virgin, on or near Dec. 25th (Christmas); their births are heralded by a star; they are born either in a cave or stable; they are slain, commonly by crucifixion; they descend into hell, and rise from the dead at the beginning of Spring (Easter), and finally ascend into heaven. The parallels between the legendary lives of these pagan messiahs and the life of Jesus Christ as recorded in the Bible are so similar that progressive Bible scholars now admit that stories of these heathen Christs have been woven into the life-story of Jesus. (These remarkable parallels are discussed and interpreted in a pamphlet, Christianity Before Christ, by John G. Jackson, New York, 1938.)
The late Mr. Maynard Shipley, President of The Science League of America, made a very scholarly study of the various mythologies and religions of the world, and in the concluding passage of a brilliant essay, Christian Doctrines in Pre-Christian America, he offers a profoundly thought-provoking statement:
That the ancient pagan creeds, legends and myths—part of the universal mythos—should be found embodied in the religion of the ancient Mexicans, and that all these again are found to be but the original sources of the modern orthodox Christian religion, is by no means inexplicable, and need not be attribute to the subtlety of the Ubiquitous Devil. The explanation is that all religions and all languages of the civilized races of men had a common origin in an older seat of civilization.
Where that original center of culture was is another story.
The evidence seems to show that the “original center of culture,” referred to by Mr. Shipley, was that vast domain known to the classical geographers and historians as Ethiopia. A study of religious images throws much light on this early civilization. The tau (T-shaped) cross is thought by many Christians to be a unique emblem of their faith. The fact is that this cross is of ancient Ethiopian origin. In the words of an outstanding student of symbolism: “The Ethiopic form of the tau is an exact prototype of the conventional Christian cross; or, to state the fact in its chronological relation, the Christian cross is made in the exact image of the Ethiopian tau.” (Sex Symbolism. P. 9, by William J, Fielding, Little Blue Book No. 904.) The cross was known to all the great ancient nations, and was sometimes shown with the image of a man upon it. The Church Father, Minucius Felix, writing in the early part of the third century, severely rebukes the Pagans for their adoration of crosses: “I must tell you that we neither adore crosses nor desire them; you it is ye Pagans … for what else are your ensigns, flags and standards, but crosses gilt and beautiful. Your victorious trophies not only represent a cross, but a cross with a man upon it.” Commenting on the preceding extract, the American scholar, T. W. Doane, notes that:
It is very evident that this celebrated Christian Father alludes to some Gentle mystery, of which the prudence of his successors has deprived us. When we compare this with the fact that for centuries after the time assigned for the birth of Jesus Christ, he was not represented as a man on a cross, and that the Christians did not have such a thing as a crucifix, we are inclined to think that the effigies of a black or dark-skinned crucified man, which were to be seen in many places in Italy even during the last century, may have had something to do with it. (Bible Myths, p. 197, 7th Edition.)
The same writer also refers to “the Mexican crucified god being sometimes represented as black,” and that “crosses were also found in Yucatan, as well as Mexico, with a man upon them.” (Ibid., p. 201.)
The numerous black madonnas and infants in European cathedrals are discussed in detail by Sir Godfrey Higgins in The Anacalypsis, Vol. I, Book IV, Chap. I, to which the interested student is referred. However, the remarks of Mr. Shipley on this point are worthy of our attention:
Very suggestive is the fact that representations of the virgin mother and infant savior are often black. This is true in the case of the paintings and images of Isis and Horus, of Devaki and Krishna, and in many cases of Mary and Jesus. The most ancient pictures and statues in Italy and other parts of Europe, which are adored by the faithful as representations of the Virgin Mary and the infant Jesus, reveal the infant draped in white, but with face black and in the arms of a black mother. … How does it happen that the Virgin Mother of the Mexican Savior-God so closely resembled the Black Virgins of Egypt and Europe? Had they not all a common origin?” (Sex and The Garden of Eden Myth, pp. 50–51, by Maynard Shipley, Little Blue Book No.1188.) Mr. A. H. Verrill, an American archaeologist, visited an Indian shrine in a small town in Guatemala a few years ago, and found that on a special festival day Indians traveled to this little church to bow down to the image of a Black Christ. From the attendant ceremonies, Verrill judged the rite to be of Mayan origin. (see Verrill’s Old Civilizations of the New World, New York, 1938.) The Mayas possessed knowledge of the arts and sciences equivalent to that of the ancients of the Old World, but upon that we cannot dwell, since limitations of space forbid it. The reader is referred to Professor Paul Radin’s fine book on the American Indians, where after surveying the marvelous scientific achievements of the Mayas of Yucatan and Central America , Dr. Radin admits that: “No excavations have ever revealed to us any civilization of a simpler nature from which this very elaborate culture could possibly have been developed.” (The Story of the American Indian, p. 77, Garden City, 1937.) Egypt and Western Asia tell the same story. “In each case we have a standard or measuring-rod of authentic historical record,” declares Samuel Laing, “of certainly not less than 8,000 and more probably 9,000 or 10,000 years, from the present time; and in each case we find ourselves at this remote date, in the presence, not of rude beginnings, but of a civilization already ancient and far advanced. We have populous cities, celebrated temples, an organized priesthood, an advanced state of agriculture and of the industrial and fine arts; writing and books so long known that their origin is lost in myth; religions in which advanced philosophical and moral ideas are already developed; astronomical systems which imply a long course of accurate observations. How long this prehistoric age may have lasted, and how many centuries it may have taken to develop such a civilization, from the primitive beginnings of Neolithic and Paleolithic origins, is a matter of conjecture. All we can infer is, that it must have required an immense time, much longer than that embraced by the subsequent period of historical record.” (Human Origins, by Samuel Laing, p. 30, London, 1913.)
Much more could be said on this subject, but since this essay is addressed mainly to readers who have little time for the study of history, it must be made as concise as possible. The numerous citations from standard scientific and historical works, it is hoped, will be of some benefit to students who are out of reach of large public libraries, or who lack the leisure time necessary for reading and research along these lines.
We will be puling together some of my comrades in the movement to uplift fallen humanity. We will be building off of last week’s show (check the previous blog) and moving forward with the help of those active by their own means to answer many questions that have been left unanswered. We will be talking upfront and personal in the form of a roundtable discussion. We will be promoting the entities associated with the different guests on the round table as well. Many a solution can be found in the everyday efforts that these unsung heroes actively participate in behind the scenes.
The Moorish Divine and National Movement of the World’s Foundation began with Noble Drew Ali. By 1928 70% of the so called blacks were involved with the movement in one way shape or form. Today the movement is utterly fragmented and I would say stifled if not dead. Perhaps it is time for us to re- examine our roots in regards to this movement and foundation laid by the Prophet. Enough is enough! All this Mass media of these pseudo movements…Stop the Propoganda!This month on Abundance Child Live in honor of Noble Drew Ali I will be returning to the Ask Abundance Format where I put the show back in the people’s hands. You ask the questions and I find the answers. Enough “time” is being wasted on the ear and eye candy marketed to our emotions. We need moor sustenance. We need answers.
Damien Marley sums it up in his song “Confrontation”
Now wi fore parents sacrifice enough
Dem blood sweat and tears run like syrup
Any day a revolution might erupt, and the skys over ‘Amexum’ lighting up
For the new generation rising up, of youths now a days weh dem sighting up
And through reasoning dem biding up,
Searching for the sign and the sign is us,
Searching for the truth all you find is us,
Searching for the troops still behind is us,
The almighty we recruit and we come from the root
We build like roach building boot
Weh just can’t done…
‘Moorish Americans’ we design tuff.
If a the fight for freedom sign me up
Cause you Tell-Lie-Vision can’t blind me up
Soldiers and police dem wising up, realizing they’re no more right than us
Realizing there’s no use fighting us
Realizing their opening their eyes to see the same demoralizing life as us
So we nah tek talk nor smiling up
Cause the word temper tantrum boiling up,and who…
Calling the shots and nah bust none
Controlling the mind of the young, bring down..
Bring Down all of the hate amongst each other. We are drawing to much attention to our divisiveness and neither side has anything to show for all of their so called answers. Aboriginal People everywhere are waking up and NEED VIABLE SOLUTIONS!
The so called economy is failing, their system is crumbling right before us and so are we because we have not followed through. Who feels it knows it. We cannot run away from ourselves. Some of us are fighting for power within this Movement with NO true overstanding of what the Moorish Divine and National Movement means.
We are all subjects. Individually our paperwork carries no weight. A comrade of mine, Lucky Che of Royal Statiz, said “STOP PLAYING” and put it like this, “Whether you say its Services, Packages or what ever FLY form of putting it together to allure Aboriginals in, your still selling NATIONALITY period.? Did the profit sell Nationality? or did he from the temple teach true birthright via the temple? Everyone of these individual entity’s have these from of movements within the Moorish Divine National movement of the world that are not in harmony with the profits teachings. These niggas, that’s right…. “niggas”, don’t have any land, no economy set up for the People but preach to the People about what the People should be doing and chastise the people for what their not doing. How can you remove someone from a Defacto Government when you don’t have one set up that currently exists and is functional and flowing. Leaders lead by example, followers follow by example “like hollow tips these words blast you” a lot believe that if some type of martial law was to break out they would be exempt from it because they have the almighty docs, but have once again no land, no Government set in place, no Nation State, that’s recognized internationally nor Globally you would then presume the role of the fool. Many say we got the answers from days and nights of long study, so you should ask them then what Utility Company does your Moor body politic have? What Telephone company’s do you have, Grocery stores etc….NO! they don’t because if they did then they wouldn’t need you. So it seems its all business and how does a business continue to run? off your fake fiat and lack of studying the truth and not what the Nationality bandits bring to you.”
This brother is chanting the anthem of the people. Soon we will find out who are the real revolutionaries. “The HOLY PROPHET spoke very plainly, and yet people purposely misunderstood what he was saying, so that they would have every excuse to do what it is they really wanted to do, and not FOLLOW (FALL IN LINE) the DIVINE LAWS (LTPFJ). Our CIVICS begins with our MOORISH FIQH (JUSIPRUDENCE, DIVINE JUSTICE).” CHANGE OF DIALOGUE ~PRINCE KA SAADI EL
So with no further adew I commence this season with an oldie but goodie, steadfast in his dedication to the Moorish and Divine National Movement, Chief Minister Dr. Ra Saadi El. With well over 30 years as a faithful Member within the Moorish Science Temple of America in holding to the original degrees of the “Divine Plan of the Age” as originally brought and taught by the Holy and Divine Prophet Drew Ali. Chief Minister’s literary works and his reformation has given much information, reviled greater knowledge and a truthful understanding of the philosophies and opinions of the Holy Prophet Drew Ali. Chief Minister helped established several MSTA Temples from the ground up;presently he is an Executive Ruler on the Supreme Grand Body and National Spokesman for the MSTA. He is a well received noted scholar and historian on the origin and original precepts of the Moorish Science Temple of America, Prophet Noble Drew Ali (its founder) and hence the foundation of Islamic Nationalism for African Americans. His tutelage and position in the movement follows a direct line of transmission traceable directly to Prophet Noble Drew Ali.
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Love is Love Yall. United We Win.