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The Beginning of the Fall of America III

The Beginning of the Fall of America III


Professor Zaki Amir the invisibleman

**Correction*** In Part II there was mention of “He’s Coming Back” by Rev. Al Green of Memphis, Tennessee. It appears that it was left on the cutting room floor. It was a thought for you to listen to “He’s Coming Back” to help you know you are loved and not forgotten. **** Corrections in most publications are hidden but not Muhammad Speaks. ***

For a few minutes, put your feelings in your pocket. This is not an attempt to call Christianity a measure of inadequacy as a system of belief simply because the world has not witnessed the return of Jesus Christ in two thousand and twenty four years.

March 31st of, 2024, is Easter for the Christians in America. Commemoration of the life, death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ will be observed. The majority of citizens in America ascribe to Christianity as their religion and belief system. They have a right to do it, don’t they?

In part II there is mention of “Devil” worship. The headquarters of the Church of Satan is in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan, New York after being relocated in 2001 under the direction of Peter Gilmore who became its “High Priest” after the death of Anton Szandor LaVey who founded the belief system in San Francisco in 1966 and died in 1997. Or Poughkeepsie, New York according to another report.

To have the knowledge that in America Satan is openly worshipped and not against the law should be a revelation to any believer in any system of theology, shouldn’t it?

Even more interesting is the case in Memphis, Tennessee where the rights of God and Satan was challenged. “What I want the school district to do is to obey the law … and allow God to take care of this because this fight is not between the school and the satanic club. This fight is between God and the satanic club, and God’s going to bring it down,” said Charlotte Bergmann, the protest’s organizer.

From reading the story, it says that the children had a good time in their after school class about Satan. Some would find it hard to believe. When the Lord’s Prayer was taken from the school, society changed completely.

Recitation of a government-written prayer in public schools violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment, even if the prayer is denominationally neutral and students may remain silent or be excused from the classroom during its recitation was the result of the case Engle V. Vitale in 1962.

Careful review of the ruling did not outlaw prayer in school; it stated that “Recitation of a government-written prayer in public schools violates the Establishment clause of the First Amendment” For whatever reason, the highly educated took it mean that prayer was banned in public schools. However, prayer is a constant in parochial schools because they are private and affiliated with a religious organization.

The pledge of allegiance to the U. S. flag was removed in 1943 as part of Supreme Court decision action in West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette, 319 U.S. 624 (1943), in which Jehovah’s Witnesses children were threatened with expulsion from the schools and being sent to reformatories if they refused to salute the flag and recited the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Witnesses defense was the practice of saluting the flag and saying the pledge of allegiance to the flag violated their religious belief as Witnesses against bowing down to any graven image of which the flag could be considered to be a graven image.

The Supreme Court stated in its verdict, “If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion or force citizens to confess by word or act their faith therein. If there are any circumstances which permit an exception, they do not now occur to us.” Barnette, 319 U.S. at 642.

In 2017 Benjie Arnold a Texas teacher asked his class to write out the Pledge of Allegiance or receive a failing grade. Afrodescendant Mari Oliver put a squiggly line on the paper of the assignment over religious and social justice reasons of the treatment of Afrodescendants, sued and was awarded a $90.000 settlement for the teacher infringing on their personal rights.

Presently, forty-seven states in the U.S. require the Pledge of Allegiance be recited in public schools, with exemptions for staff or students who wish to opt out.

“He’s Coming Back” was where we stopped before we looked at educational milestones in America’s system of informing her citizenry. Also, the knowledge of the return of Jesus was approached but not thoroughly explored.

Before we continue there, listen to how things stood with literacy for our ancestors. Savagely and barbarically removed from their lives and the land they loved forced to endure a tumultuous two to three months journey in a filthy ship, let Mr. Silis Muhammad describe the horror, “I wonder how many of my people felt TERROR when he had us on that ship, stacked two, three high stepping in our feces and urine. Many were thrown overboard. You could smell the ship before it landed - six or seven blocks out you could smell the stench of the ship. I wonder if your mother or your father felt terror or were terrorized.”

From his description, do you think our ancestors were able to just walk off of the ship and assume the duties of the slave on a plantation?

Messenger Elijah Muhammad in his book, “Message to the Blackman in America” on page 3 the second paragraph he says it was John Hawkins who brought us to America in 1555. This disputes the 1619 project and those that don’t tell you about the missing 64 years wherein the slave makers studied our ancestors like (lab rats) and released them to a life of hell on a slave plantation.

Ask yourself, did you not hear about Jesus from the “Missionaries” that came among us in Africa. Those same missionaries blessed the slave traders’ actions and our ancestors as we were viciously chained shackled and forced on the slave ships.

In addition, we couldn’t understand what they were saying; we did not speak their language. Most certainly we knew nothing about reading it either.

America’s government made it law that our ancestors were not able to read and write the English language. So, you ask, how then Mr. invisibleman did our ancestors know what to do to serve the slave master on the slave plantation like a slave.

That’s a really good question and from personal knowledge, there was an uncle of mine that ran away from school, ran to the army after putting up his age, was brought back home and all of his life refused to learn how to read and write.

He could understand anything and when he got drunk, he would let what he heard out. He was so intelligent to be able to keep everything in his mind, but he could only write his name and a few other things.

Oh, he was real and visible and suffered because he could not read and write. But you best believe he would attack you verbally if you had one unkind word to say about “Jesus.”

On August 21, 1831, enslaved Virginian Nat Turner staged a battle for his freedom. In the ensuing battle 55 whites were killed and in retaliation 55 slaves were killed with hundreds beaten and maimed.

Dr. Clarence Lusane professor of political science at Howard University notes, there was a growing belief that “an educated enslaved person was a dangerous person.”

James H. Hammond, a South Carolina a believer in slavery and one of its passionate crusaders wrote a letter in 1845 to British Abolitionist Thomas Clarkson taking a very tough stand against the right of a slave to even come near reading and writing with these words:

"I can tell you. It was the abolition agitation. If the slave is not allowed to read his bible, the sin rests upon the abolitionists; for they stand prepared to furnish him with a key to it, which would make it, not a book of hope, and love, and peace, but of despair, hatred and blood; which would convert the reader, not into a Christian, but a demon. [...] Allow our slaves to read your writings, stimulating them to cut our throats! Can you believe us to be such unspeakable fools?"

Here is the paradox or easier wording, the absurdity, the self contradiction. Is he saying that slaves should or should not be allowed to read? And if they read the Bible would they have hope love and peace and not create any situation like Mr. Turner, who was hanged for his so- called uprising, which was him fighting to be free.

We’ll continue the story The Beginning of the Fall of America with part IV and zero in on literacy and how slaves got their coveted “Bible,” in the next installment.

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