WHO ARE THE REAL CHILDREN OF ISRAEL?

A SPEECH AND A BOOK FOR THE NEW  SPIRITUAL ECONOMICS


A Speech and Book for The New Spiritual Economics Part I

By Cedric Muhammad -Guest Columnist- | Last updated: Jul 6, 2010 - 10:40:18 AM

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The economic plight of the black people of this land has so long been neglected by so-called leaders that even our own people have forgotten it's basic importance.” The Honorable Elijah Muhammad, Message To The Blackman

“It is only after coming into the light of what the Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught us of the knowledge of God, the self, and of the enemy of God and self, and the true religion of God, that we could then go after the science of business, the science of warfare, and the science of mating, that we would never again be a slave to any man, dependent on other human beings for our food, clothing, and shelter and the necessities of life and that we would become producers of this for ourselves.” -The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, Closing The Gap

‘Is this the man who shook the earth and made kingdoms tremble?' in Isaiah 14:16

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In terms of footnote documentation, it is the most meticulously researched book I have ever read. Anyone who would dismiss this book or take a very narrow view of it is simply indolent (lazy), not a careful reader, did not read it at all, or never took the time to independently read some of the excellent sourcing of this book which compiles the work of eminently respected scholars and the historical record.
On the night of June 26, 2010, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan uttered these words, in Atlanta, Georgia, “I pray that tonight will be the beginning of an earth-shaking movement of Christians, and Muslims, and Hebrews working together, for not only the liberation of our people in America but working for the liberation of all humanity from the blinding touch of Satan who has deceived the entire world.” Immediately upon hearing this, I thought of another statement he wrote, in reference to a speech he made in Phoenix, Arizona on September 21, 1986. In a letter dated December 12, 1986, Minister Farrakhan wrote these words, “This speech, in my judgment, formally ushers in that which is the launching pad of a worldwide movement.”

There is a profound connection between “Who Are The Real Children of Israel?” given this past week, and “Self-Improvement: The Basis For Community Development,” given nearly 24 years ago.

There are those who both love and hate Minister Farrakhan whom I believe are taking a very narrow view of “Who Are The Real Children of Israel?” The former group will do so primarily out of ignorance and an unwillingness to grow. The latter group will do this, primarily out of wickedness, and an unwillingness to grow.

Neither group will properly respond to this statement the Minister made during his speech, “My declaring this, I know will divide scholars, theologians, Jews, Christians and Muslims but it is time now that a proper dialogue be set up to answer the question that I have raised and answered. It is time for the scholars to sit down and listen to and look at scripture and prophecy to find out who is that Last One that would usher in the Kingdom and bring about the end of this present world.”

I was blessed to read The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews Volume II: How Jews Gained Control Of The Black American Economy in advance of Minister Farrakhan's speech. Over five days, in an exhilarating and pained reading, I read every single page and carefully reviewed every single one of the footnotes of Volume II. In terms of footnote documentation, it is the most meticulously researched book I have ever read. Anyone who would dismiss this book or take a very narrow view of it is simply indolent (lazy), not a careful reader, did not read it at all, or never took the time to independently read some of the excellent sourcing of this book which compiles the work of eminently respected scholars and the historical record.

I write this not only as a Student of the Teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, as represented by Minister Louis Farrakhan, but as a student of economics who recognizes the quality and impact of many of the works, authors, periodicals, scholars, publications, historians and economists that Volume II cites and refers the reader to look deeper into. Simply put, The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews Volume II: How Jews Gained Control Of The Black American Economy utilizes the words, testimony, arguments, and perspectives of some of the most credible and authoritative experts and opinion leaders in the discipline of economics.

The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan's speech (which provides scriptural interpretation (exegesis), a method of argumentation, and some empirical and anecdotal evidence not included in the book) along with the book open up a new school of thought toward a universal and unified view of the various disciplines which this world's colleges, universities, scientists and media examine separately.

In other words, this speech and book not only deepen one's understanding of historiography, theology, religion, linguistics, economics, sociology, anthropology, arts and culture; but this speech and book open up new avenues of research and learning within all of these fields.

When I say universal or unified what do I mean?

According to Merriam Webster's online dictionary “universe” comes from a root Latin word which means “entire.” In utilizing the word “unified,” I am referring to the ability of the speech and book to show the shared principles and relationship between seemingly different fields of study and sciences of life.

One of those sciences which Who Are The Real Children of Israel?' and The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews Volumes I and II can help anyone—Black, Red, Brown, Yellow, and White—to gain a mastery of is business.

The extraordinary value of the speech and book become clear when one considers this portion of a question and answer exchange between Brother Jabril Muhammad and Minister Farrakhan in the book Closing The Gap: Inner Views of The Heart, Mind & Soul of The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan:

Brother Jabril: “Brother Minister, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad said that there were three scientific fields of knowledge that the slave master did not want the slave to ever learn. What are those areas of knowledge and what has that ignorance produced in us as a people? How does knowledge of music, medicine, and color, help in overcoming that ignorance?

Minister Farrakhan: “The three sciences, as I recall, were: number 1) the science of business, 2) science of warfare, 3) the science of mating.

“In the word business is: b-u-s-i, and the i is interchangeable with y, ‘busy.'

“When a person is busy, they're active. So the science of business is the science of the life activity. The life activity, that is dictated by the nature in which we're created, is that we must utilize what God is giving to us; develop it through knowledge and use that with what God has already put here to become productive; to be producers.

“So the science of business is the knowledge of how to satisfy the natural needs of a human being in the manner that pleases God. Business, which takes, of course, into consideration the acquisition of wealth; the proper use of wealth or the creation of wealth; the making of a product; the sale and distribution of what one makes; the creation of a means of satisfying necessities—food, clothing, shelter, trade, and commerce—all of this is really a science.

“When one does not know it, then we are subjected to the one who does know it. We become their servant, and, at worse, their slave. So if the enemy wanted to keep us as perpetual slaves, this then is a science that we were not to become familiar with because that would free us from the state of dependence that a slave existence determines.

Now, consider all of the above in terms of this portion of Minister Farrakhan's address, “Who Are The Real Children of Israel?;”

“Do we do business like business should be done? Let me hear an answer. In the word business is the word ‘busy,' and when you are busy, you're engaged in some focused activity. Business is the activity of life itself. When you are a living organism you must be engaged in that which preserves and maintains your life. There is no creature that God created that is not busy—feeding, sheltering, procreating, extending itself. If we are a living people, see, inanimate objects don't do this. They don't procreate. They don't go looking for food or shelter. They're inanimate, meaning they're not living. But what about you? Ever since we've been in America we haven't provided food, clothing, shelter, education for ourselves and our people. Am I lying?”

The Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught that the Bible had been so tampered with that it took God Himself, or one taught by Him to properly interpret its true meaning.

Could it be that one of the keys to properly understanding the Bible, for hundreds of millions of Christians, in particular, is accepting—what both the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and Minister Farrakhan have taught—that the term “dead,” as it appears in the scriptures, has a spiritual meaning, and not just physical, and that one of the ways to measure the spiritual “life” and “death” of a people is studying the manner in which they conduct trade and commerce, with themselves, and others?

Yes.

The Messiah's work of “raising the dead,” introduces the new science of spiritual economics.

Cedric Muhammad is a business consultant, political strategist, and monetary economist. He is a former GM of Wu-Tang Management and a current member of the African Union's First Congress of African Economists. Cedric also is Founder of the economic information service Africa PreBrief (http://africaprebrief.com/) and author of ‘The Entrepreneurial Secret' (http://theEsecret.com/). He can be contacted via e-mail at: cedric(at)cmcap.com

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A Speech and Book For The New Spiritual Economics (Part 2)

By Cedric Muhammad -Guest Columnist- | Last updated: Jul 19, 2010 - 9:50:59 AM

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There are many members of the American Jewish community and even its political establishment whom I believe would be deeply moved by Volume Two of “The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews,” especially if they take the time to read its detailed footnotes, which cite eminent scholars, historians, and economists.
“From Los Angeles' early years, Jews dominated the merchant class. They came to the pueblo and immediately opened dry-goods stores, stationery stores, and blacksmith shops – anything that might flourish in a slow-moving frontier economy … Since Los Angeles was so isolated, most of these merchants had partners in either San Francisco or New York, men who could select and ship new merchandise for the stores. Frequently, these were family members, for early Jewish settlers relied on extended kinship networks to keep down their costs.” —“Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman Created California “ by Frances Dinkelspiel

The member of the American Jewish Community with whom I have had the deepest and most respectful public dialogue regarding Black-Jewish relations is Mr. Steven Silbiger, author of “The Ten-Day MBA” (which sold over 250,000 copies) and “The Jewish Phenomenon.” Mr. Silbiger is a highly intelligent man and both of his books are very significant in my opinion.

In 2003, Mr. Silbiger and I met outside of Philadelphia where I conducted a several-hour long interview, which eventually was published at BlackElectorate.com. The reaction I received to the interview—by both Blacks and non-Blacks was phenomenal and Mr. Silbiger would later thank me for helping to popularize his book, “The Jewish Phenomenon.”

Shortly after the release of the revised edition of “The Jewish Phenomenon,” In December of 2009, we spoke again, in a wide-ranging interview on my radio program. In that discussion, Mr. Silbiger repeated something that we discussed previously—that the most enthusiastic reaction he has received, in a positive sense, to his book, has come from the Black community and that the most resistance to “The Jewish Phenomenon” came from within the Jewish community.

One of the things Mr. Silbiger told me in reference to this—in 2003—was that National Public Radio (NPR) canceled a scheduled show featuring Mr. Silbiger and Black conservative intellectual John McWhorter out of fear that a discussion involving “The Jewish Phenomenon” would alienate NPR's numerous Jewish benefactors.

Here is part of the exchange that Mr. Silbiger and I had regarding this topic back then:

Cedric Muhammad: You were telling me some interesting anecdotes that we were discussing over lunch regarding how your book, really, for lack of a better description, hasn't gotten the best reception from journalists, media outlets and opinion leaders in the Jewish community. Could you elaborate more on the nature of this—the reasons for it as you were telling me earlier?

Steven Silbiger: Sure, the people who have read the book enjoy the book, it is very useful but within the media there has been an almost silence about the book because they would rather the book not create any discussion. A lot of the book reviewers and people in the main press don't want to cover the book because the subject of Jewish success in America is more controversial than anything else. Because the idea is that if you publicize Jewish success and the reasons for it, then it will bring additional anti-Semitism to the Jewish community. I have spoken to Jewish groups, B'nai B'rith, Haddasah—many Jewish groups, and the book has been universally well-received when presented, but book reviewers and other opinion leaders would rather not deal with the subject because their downside is much greater than the upside for covering the book. I wouldn't mind negative reviews. But they'd rather not review it at all because of how powerful the message is in this book ...”

This exchange implies much about the role that the media plays in determining the quality of the dialogue over Black-Jewish relations.

On the back cover of the revised version of the book one sees:

“Revealing Facts and Statistics behind The Jewish Phenomenon

• Jews make up only 2 percent of the total U.S. population, yet 45 percent of the top 40 of the Forbes 400 richest Americans are Jewish.

• One-third of American multimillionaires are Jewish.

• The percentage of Jewish households with income greater than $50,000 is double that of non-Jews.

• 20 percent of professors at leading universities are Jewish.

• 40 percent of partners in the leading New York and Washington, D.C., law firms are Jewish.

• 25 percent of all American Nobel Prize winners are Jewish.”

One of the very few things I disagree with contained within Mr. Silbiger's book is his description of the causes for what he calls a ‘rift' in Black-Jewish relations.

In a section headlined, ‘AFRICAN AMERICANS AND THE JEWS,' he writes: “The relationship between the American Jews and the African-American community has been a close but strained one. At the beginning of the twentieth century the bonds were stronger, but the rise of Muslim religious leaders in the African-American community in the 1950s began to widen the rift between them. Some of these African-American Muslims have mistakenly used Jews as scapegoats for their own lack of progress. Although there were a few Jewish slave owners in the South, Jews were not large players in the slave trade.”

To support the last sentence of this statement, Mr. Silbiger has a footnote that directs one to the book, “Jews, Slaves and the Slave Trade” by Eli Farber.

A few corrections and counter-arguments can be easily made in light of the just published and meticulously researched “The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews, Volume Two: How Jews Gained Control Of The Black American Economy.”

First, the statement, “Jews were not large players in the slave trade,” is easily overcome by the avalanche of detailed history, from Jewish archives, regarding the settlement of Brazil, Surinam, Curacao, Jamaica and Barbados in the Caribbean; as well as the history of the slave holders and slave traders in American cities like Charleston, South Carolina and Newport, Rhode Island. In addition statements centered upon the ‘slave trade,' are potentially misleading as they ignore or redirect attention from the central role that members of the Jewish community played in supporting the plantation economy as merchants; and as cotton factors and crop lien holders in the sharecropping era.

Second, Volume Two provides overwhelming evidence that in the American South it was suffering Blacks who were used by certain members of the Jewish community as both ‘scapegoat' or ‘buffer' to facilitate their own assimilation or integration into White Gentile society.

As quoted in Volume Two, Irving Howe, author of the most popular book on American Jewish history, “World Of Our Fathers” writes, “For decades American blacks had served …as a kind of buffer for American Jews. So long as native hatreds were taken out primarily on blacks, they were less likely to be taken out on Jews.” Also from Volume Two we read the words of Rabbi Bertram W. Korn, “The Negroes acted as an escape-valve in Southern society. The Jews gained in status and security from the very presence of this large mass of defenseless victims who were compelled to absorb all of the prejudices which might otherwise have been expressed more frequently in anti-Jewish sentiment …”

Could it be that it is quotes like these—from respected Jewish opinion leaders and not Black ‘anti-Semitism'—which members of the Jewish Political Establishment truly fear?

Third, Mr. Silbiger's statement, “the rise of Muslim religious leaders in the African-American community in the 1950s began to widen the rift,” in an important sense cannot be proven true in light of certain statements from establishment Jewish leaders of that era. This excerpt from the Preface of Volume Two makes that clear. Related to an unsubstantiated claim in 1959 by Time Magazine that the Nation of Islam was anti-Semitic we read:

In response to the 1959 Time Magazine article, the head of the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, Arnold Forster, admitted in a secret memo that “Time magazine notwithstanding, we have no documentable evidence of anti-Semitism on the part of the Temples of Islam movement or Elijah Muhammad.” He affirmed that they are “not anti-Jewish per se.” Yet Jewish organizations publicly continued to label the NOI as ‘anti-Semitic.' In 1960, the chairman of the American Jewish Congress, Nathan Edelstein, wrote that “We doubt whether the bulk of its followers are presently committed to anti-Semitism.”

In the footnotes of Volume Two's Preface the sources for the above information are given to substantiate what is written.

In Brother Jabril Muhammad's book “This Is The One” first published in the early 1970s we read:

“Back in 1959, the white press, as if on signal, launched a furious attack on Messenger Muhammad and The Nation of Islam, following the dishonest portrayal of us entitled: ‘The Hate that Hate Produced.' Through such publications as Time, U.S. News and World Report, Newsweek, The Reporter, Esquire, Confidential, True, Saga, and a host of other magazines and newspapers; white America spewed forth a flood of articles, both superficial, spurious and poisonous in nature. A few among them did a creditable job, as far as they went. But the bulk of what was written was insidious and rotten to the core. But it did not hurt us.

There is plenty evidence to show that much of the material was deliberately misleading. There are instances when reporters found interpolations in the text to their stories that were altered, here and there, by their ‘bosses' so as to misrepresent their findings of the Messenger and his followers.”

Part of the ‘plenty evidence' referred to in “This Is The One” was revealed in 1996 with the publication of “In The Name of Elijah Muhammad: Louis Farrakhan And The Nation of Islam.” In it author Mattias Gardell writes:

In 1959, the FBI launched a large-scale media campaign. In this first phase, the FBI briefed selected journalists who willingly channeled the view of the bureau to the American public. The special agent in charge (SAC) in Chicago, wrote: “Originally the program was centered around espousing to the public, both white and black, on a nationwide basis the abhorrent aspects of the organization and its racist, hate type teachings. This was done in such leading magazines as Time, U.S. News and World Report, Saturday Evening Post etc. … as well as through newspapers.”

The ADL and the FBI have a very intimate relationship. Part of it involves the ADL both training and briefing the FBI on such topics as what it calls ‘radical Islam.' One such training session was conducted on May 18, 2010. How far back has such training gone, and is the ADL the fountain from which the lie that the Nation of Islam is ‘Anti-Semitic' (even though the ADL privately admits it is not true) comes?

There are many members of the American Jewish community and even its political establishment whom I believe would be deeply moved by Volume Two of “The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews,” especially if they take the time to read its detailed footnotes, which cite eminent scholars, historians, and economists.

I believe these individuals—after such a reading—would sense something very spiritually wrong in the reaction the ADL had to the powerful letter that was written to its President, Mr. Abraham Foxman, by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan.

The past and current efforts of some in the Jewish community to silence or distort discussions regarding the sources of its wealth are hurting, not helping Black-Jewish relations.

The sooner the ‘intelligent and sensible' dialogue which Minister Farrakhan describes begins, the sooner a greater appreciation and admiration for the beautiful side of Jewish kinship-based economics can emerge—enlightening and inspiring not only Black Americans, but an entire world.

In closing, Steven Silbiger has personally told me of his admiration for the leader of the UNIA, the Honorable Marcus Garvey.

While Steven Silbiger expresses high regard for Marcus Garvey, this great leader from Jamaica has also been labeled as ‘anti-Semitic.'

However, in “The Jewish Phenomenon” we read, “Garvey denounced discrimination against the Jews and ascribed it to others' jealousy of Jewish economic success. At the same time, emphasizing his self-empowerment theme, he cautioned against relying on Jews, stating that the very racial solidarity he admired made Jews loyal only to themselves.”

Think and read for yourself.

Order Volumes One and Two of “The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews” today.

(Cedric Muhammad is a business consultant, political strategist, and monetary economist. He's a former GM of Wu-Tang Management and currently a Member of the African Union's First Congress of African Economists. Cedric's the Founder of the economic information service Africa PreBrief (http://africaprebrief.com/) and author of ‘The Entrepreneurial Secret' (http://theEsecret.com/). He can be contacted via e-mail at: cedric(at)cmcap.com.)

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