TRANSITION OF POWER: MESSAGE TO THE BLACK MAN AND BLACK WOMAN OF AMERICA
By Fahim A. Knight-El
We have once again so-called entered into a New Year 2017, and there is perhaps a lot that we can reflect on as we view the national and global landscape—politically, economically and socially. But just allow me to reflect a bit on 2008, when the United States elected its first so-called African American president in electing President Barack Hussein Obama as the 44th president of these United States of America in which his winning created a tremendous amount of excitement and anticipation around the globe. President George W. Bush, Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank and the global international bankers, etc., had played roles in dismantling the U.S. economy and after robbing America by inducing the America and global economic meltdown in 2008; thus, the Hidden Hand had nothing to lose in which the timing was right for them in selecting a black president. They had stripped him of his power and authority because unlike prior white presidents they severed him from the money (the bulk of the money just prior to Obama taking office was systematically taking out of U.S. vaults and were transferred to banks in Geneva, Switzerland, London, United Kingdom, Tokyo, Japan, Tel Aviv, Israel, Beijing, China, etc. This was done to force this pro-liberal president to embrace the exact same political agenda of his conservative predecessor George W. Bush and Obama immediately took up the Bush Doctrine and embraced the 'axis of evil' and its imperialist agenda and the international political motives of the Bush administration became his own by continuing acerbating the wars in Afghanistan (2001) and in Iraq (2003). They had already set the table for him (remember the Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission and the Bilderberg put him in office and he was giving a script as all other U.S. presidents to follow). Do you remember his campaign slogan 'vote for change that you can believe in'. He too filled his cabinet with Washington insiders (most of them were President Bill Clinton loyalist and that alone should have been a sign that we had been duped and the game had not changed, it only intensified under a new puppet in black skin).
He has been more ruthless and brutal than George W. Bush by continuing agitating the Muslim and Islamic world; everyone around the world knows that Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc., are no military equal to the western powers such as Russia, France, Britain, and the United States and the assault on these defenseless Middle Eastern nations have been horrific in scope in the killing of innocent civilians men, women and children and the bombing of Mosques. I remember years ago to fight during Ramadan was unheard of because every nation had respect for another nation’s religious holy days in war time and during peace time, and centers of worship were off limit to violent attacks and war (these type of criminal acts are evidence of how ineffective the United Nations have become and how Amnesty International has also lost international influence). I am of the opinion, that the West gave rise to Al-Qaeda and ISIS and the so-called radical militant Islamic movements; their so-called war on terror will only create many more Jihadist from around the world. And what the West cannot control is an idea that is steeped in the Qur’an and Hadiths (most Muslims in public will deny and relationship between the sacred teachings espoused by Muhammad Ibn Abdullah as recorded in the Qur'an) in which oppression and injustice is the inspiration behind martyrdom. So European nations are fearful and scared that the idea could be imbued in any nationality, race, skin color living in their country and/or outside the country—Paris, Brussels, London, New York, Berlin, Moscow, etc., because Islam is multi-ethnic and a multi-racial religion that has no allegiance to Western sovereignty—they are sometime Arabs who are the masterminds behind so-called terrorist attacks. But in the United States, we have witnessed white American citizens (who have become the new Islamic Enemy Combatants and young immigrant Muslims and even black American Muslims are even drawn to ISIS. Islam has taking deep roots over last 95 years in America that begin with Prophet Noble Drew Ali (Moorish Science Temple of America in 1913) and the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and Wali Fard Muhammad (Lost-Found Nation of Islam in the West in 1930)—now Mosques and Masjids are intertwined in America’s life and culture and it has led to an infusing of immigrant Muslims and African American Muslims becoming more acculturated centered around Islam.
Obama during the 2016 presidential election that pitted Donald Trump against Hillary Clinton; he had the audacity to issue us, his most loyal constituents black Americans an ultimatum about helping him further defined and secure his legacy (what legacy was he speaking about?) He has defined his own legacy which has been reactionary; he did absolutely nothing for black people, although we believed in him and he understood and had mastered black Democratic politics 101—blacks are loyal to the Democratic party (who has done nothing for them and we traditionally have giving them our vote and received very little in return--they have always taking the black vote for granted) and this phenomenon would allow him to take advantage of this sickness and having to bear no political consequences for his action; but he made good on issues and political promises involving Latinos, Jews, Lesbian and Gays, International banks and he just allowed African Americans a venue to come and sing and dance (I guess buffoning and clowning counts for something) and entertaining white folk at the White House. Here is a Negro who allowed white folk to force him to repudiate his long standing relationship with the Black Liberation theologian Dr. Reverend Jeremiah Wright of Trinity Church of Christ in Chicago in which he was a member for over 19 years, because Dr. Wright criticized U.S Foreign policy and lit into the 9/11 hoax and Dr. Wright spoke the truth—he was only speaking truth to power. Obama knew and understood that his pastor Dr. Wright and Minister Louis Farrakhan were friends and comrades in the struggle and these so-called complex relations caused him to publicly betray two standard bearers in the black community.
If Obama desires to solidify and secure his legacy, why doesn’t he pardon our revolutionary Sister Assata Shukur? who has lived in exiled in Cuba for over 30 years and black America truly owes a debt of gratitude to the late President Fidel Castro for protecting our sister from U.S. imperialism. We do not know, if those political prisoners that were giving political asylum under Castro’s reign will be continually protected by the new Cuban foreign policy initiatives and international law as the U.S. and Cuba diplomatic relations improve and/or will the U.S. Justice Department seek a new extradition policy, which will allow them to go after Assata Shakur; this is a very scary time and very dangerous era that we now live in. He also could pardon the Black Panther Party members (the Panther 21 and pardoning Mutulu Shakur) in which some of these black prisoner of war have languished in U.S. penitentiaries for close to 40 years—they were victims of U.S. Government Cointelpro spearheaded by former F.B.I Director J. Edger Hoover. President Obama could also pardon Mumia Abu Jamal and Imam Jamil Al-Amin (H. Rap Brown), but he doesn't have the heart to deviate from the script. We do know this much President-Elect Donald Trump ran his campaign as a law and order candidate and rest to sure all the 1960s and 1970s black freedom fighters who are incarcerated have nothing coming from Mr. Trump relative to justice.
I immediately thought about Obama giving the order to assassinate Osama Bin Laden, he also assassinated Colonel Muammar Qadaffi of Libya, a true friend of Africa and black people. Qaddafi even offered Minister Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam a billion dollars (he actually said he would put the entire wealth of Libya behind the Nation of Islam and Minister Louis Farrakhan) monetary gift after the Million Man March in 1995, in which the U.S. Treasury Department and the State Department blocked. They wanted Farrakhan to register as a foreign agent, but I would have used Swiss Banks who very seldom turndown any money (dirty or clean) regardless of where and whom it was coming from and/or worked in collaboration with Ghana or some other African nation and received that billion dollars. Even if I had to build a Nation of Islam second headquarters in Switzerland and use converted currencies to divert U.S. law and apply for dual citizenship in Geneva and Basil. But when you do not have a nationality, it subverts your right to act as a sovereign individual and/or nation but the ex-slave only has the 13th, 14, and 15th amendments to the United States Constitution this ties us to the United States Government (we are still their property) and Minister Farrakhan’s request was denied because the Nation of Islam unlike the indigenous Native Americans have no international diplomacy or representative in the United Nations. We have interacted with the Uniform Commercial Codes (UCC) and therefore, our interest and rights are tied to the U.S. Government, the corporation. Moving right along, Obama assassinated Imam Al-Awlaki of Yemen and American citizen (he implemented Drone warfare as a big tool to carry out assassinations around the globe) and under his watch the U.S. military had become more active in all of North Africa propping up CIA fronts in Mali, Egypt and Libya and if the truth be told he was behind the Benghazi hit killing ambassador Chris Stevens, etc. His legacy is written in globalism, militarism there is a trail of blood, that involves deception and international corruption that is on President Obama's hands and curtailing U.S. citizens civil liberties and hiding behind the so-called war on terror and terrorism.
President Obama just as George W. Bush, he imposed massive executive orders and used the office of Homeland Security to shield his dirty hand. He had to demonstrate to the Devil that he had it in him to carry out their agenda. Some Negroes thought this puppet was above critique and this is why I applauded the social critic and academician Dr. Cornel West and radio/television pundit Tavis Smiley for creating an environment that fostered debate and rendering critical analysis of the black President Barack Obama; surely he was not above critique and like all previous presidents his race nor his skin color should have been variables relative to giving him a free pass. Some accused both West and Smiley of having personal agendas and perhaps they did, but they appeared to be honest and forthright in their criticism. I was equally critical that President Obama had a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent provocateur and opportunist such as Reverend AL Sharpton doing his bidding in the black community. Sharpton is about creating personal gain for himself and using his so-called civil Rights organization National Action Network to promote himself and getting some money.
Obama relentlessly has fed and promoted false propaganda and disinformation in order to keep American citizens footing the global militarization bill; he and Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State were attempting to agitate Iran to create a Persian Gulf crisis, but the United States quickly came to their senses utilized an old axiom that goes like this: "We have no permanent friends. We have no permanent enemies. We just have permanent interests." This led to John Kerry as Secretary of State signing the Iran Nuclear deal and simultaneously and secretly air transported over 400 millions dollars in Euros, Swiss france and other currents (this would be a clear example of how the Executive Branch of the U.S. Government has continually diverted U.S. international and Foreign Policy law and sidestepped the U.S. Congress, U.S. Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve and without a doubt this illegal monetary exchange had all the markings of a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) operation, which was no different than the illegal smuggling of drugs. But only this covert operation involved smuggling currency (the commodity was contraband) and I am quite sure the U.S. Pentagon, National Security Agency and U.S. State Department were in on this deal (as well as all the above agencies and bureaucracies). The releasing of American prisoners which represented a partial payment of 1.7 billion dollars as part of the settlement to resolving the U.S. Government freezing of Iranian assets and money, that goes back to when Imam Ayatollah Khomeini in 1979 overthrew Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi (a U.S. lapdog) after spearheading the Islamic Revolution. The U.S. Government working through the C.I.A. shortly after cut a deal with Saddam Hussein in which they armed the Iraqi Government with sophisticated weaponry (biological, chemical and mechanized weapons) and they used Hussein and Iraq as foreign policy tools in which they financed an eight year bloody war with Iran (and once the U.S. Government had no more need for Hussein services Bush led him to the slaughter).
The Iranian Government may have even specified what type of currency they desired in order to infuse it back into the global markets (embargoes and sanctions at this point was out the window) by eventually placing some of the loot back into western government banks after it was transported into Tehran's Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The transported currency was accessed from Central Banks in Switzerland and Amsterdam, Netherlands; it was not necessarily viewed by the players as ransom money, but goodwill money. This payout was mere diplomatic money to insure that the United States gets first access to the Iranian oil distribution trade and whatever is needed for U.S. consumption will be giving top priority. President Obama understood and knows that Russia, China and North Korea were in long term oil trade agreements with Iran anyway in spite of the embargoes and sanctions levied against Iran—for these nations have always been about self-interest. The Europeans know that Iran has had economic sanctions against this country for over 35 years and although, these United Nations sanctions and U.N. sanctions were imposed that did not stop the Seven Oil Sisters for doing business with this allege ‘rogue nation’—The Triangle oil trade (controlled by the Rockefellers family dynasty) that involved Iran, the United States, Great Britain and Israel and all points East, West, North and South.
President Obama’s elections (2008 and 2012) created a level of excitement in America but there were no one more excited than the African Americans who were descendants of slaves. President Obama's rise and ascension and rise to power and becoming the U.S. commander-in-chief and to occupy the Oval office were much more than a symbolic gesture for black people. Nevertheless, many of us could not and refuse to look beyond President Obama's skin color and it did not matter whether or not he would be just as reactionary as the prior white commander-in-chiefs when it came to black people. His politics would be no different than the prior other 43 U.S. presidents, but African-Americans were careful not to publically challenge him and rebuke him on public policy issues and his dismal foreign policy. The melanin in his skin meant something much deeper than white folk could have ever imagined and his Kenya, African genetic roots—tied an ethnic identity bond to blacks in America and around the world. His wife and first lady Michelle Obama has the blood of the ex-slaves flowing through her veins and not as an immigrant, but whether or not she fully understands the historical politically, economic and social dynamics that involved the slave experience, is a question only for her to answer. But African ancestral blood run through her DNA and it connects her directly to the African American experience in America.
The first black president—most of our elders over the age 65 thought they would never see a U.S. black president in their life time; the presidential election in 2008 created a very high level of political enthusiasm in America amongst black people, perhaps not seen since Abraham Lincoln passed the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 and the passing of the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution in 1865. Yes, skin color and pigmentation mattered and racial identity mattered whereas blacks voted at a 94% clip for Obama in 2008 and was not far behind in 2012, but lets not get it twisted, he definitely was not the most qualified black leader to lead America. Yet it was about timing and space and whether or not his ascension to power was organic will always be questionable because all U.S. presidents are appointed, and as much as, we all would like to believe that Obama defied the odds he did not. The Hidden Hand selected him as one of their global servants. Some actually believed that America had changed (Obama’s election to the highest office in the land represented a so-called post-racial era), which gave way to overcoming 250 years of America being led by white men and the electing of this black skinned president surely in many minds represented a change in America relative to overcoming racial politics. But for many of us there were something much deeper than just winning a political election, it represented a longing that was deeply rooted in the history of being an oppressed and marginalized people in which white supremacy and racism had served as impediments to our freedom, justice and equality. Yet, to some of us to witness a black man rise to the Oval Office and sitting as the most powerful man in the world served somewhat as a redemption and further created optimism in a system of democracy that for 310 years had denied black people their humanity and the dehumanization of state sponsored slavery had left a people permanently scared and less optimistic.
Africans were forcibly kidnapped from Africa; our women were raped, the obedience whippings, the murders, forced labor, lynching, inferiority training—denied to speak their Bantu languages, giving a distorted version of Christianity and the Bible by white missionaries, and later they imposed black codes and Jim Crow laws in which the U.S. Supreme Court had written blacks in the U.S. Constitution as 3/5th of a human being (subhuman) based on the rules of Chattel Slavery and they solidified our slave status by passing the Dred Scott Decision (1857) and the Missouri Compromise (1820) and other slave legislation and judicial mandates. The history of American slavery still remains unresolved in 2017 and there will always be "Two Americas” one white and one black.
Yet, many of us still saw President Obama's political elevation as a belief in hope and an invoking of all dead black spirits and souls who had made transmigrations back to their ancestral homelands of Africa, because to be buried on slave land and in a country so evil as America towards our African ancestors, our spirits will never be able to totally rest—the perpetrators of these war crimes and their descendants have never issued Black people an official apology nor granted them reparations for their suffering. The Jews have not allowed any German and/or corporation to exist who had ties to the war crimes committed by the Adolph Hitler and the Germans during the Holocaust and World War 11 (they teach their unborn babies to never forget the Jewish suffering that took place in the Auschwitz concentration camps) and they have used the World Court and the United Nations and the present day Israeli Government to bring any known Hitler soldier or agent to justice. Moreover, Germany was mandated by the Jewish power and their international influence to pay reparations to Israel and the Holocaust victims. They also use their international political influence to deny asylum to any Nazi and have agreed extradition pacts to have any known Holocaust war criminal to be taking into custody by Jewish authority in which many of these Fascist and Hitler agent provocateurs have been brought to international justice and punished. But my interest is the Black Holocaust in which they have giving us the National Museum of African American History and Culture, in Washington D.C. but they have not giving us reparations and complete justice. We have settled for a museum while the criminals and their families still rule and have created generational wealth off the backs of black people as a result of Chattel Slavery. No justice, No peace. Black Lives Matter.
Fahim A. Knight-El Chief Researcher for KEEPING IT REAL THINK TANK located in Durham, NC; our mission is to inform African Americans and all people of goodwill, of the pending dangers that lie ahead; as well as decode the symbolism and reinterpreted the hidden meanings behind those who operate as invisible forces, but covertly rules the world. We are of the belief that an enlightened world will be better prepared to throw off the shackles of ignorance and not be willing participants for the slaughter. Our MOTTO is speaking truth to power. Fahim A. Knight-El can be reached at email@example.com.