4. We want our people in America whose parents or grandparents were descendants from slaves, to be allowed to establish a separate state or territory of their own - either on this continent or elsewhere. We believe that our former slave masters are obligated to provide such land and that the area must be fertile and minerally rich. We believe that our former slave masters are obligated to maintain and supply our needs in this separate territory for the next 20 to 25 years - until we are able to produce and supply our own needs.
Since we cannot get along with them in peace and equality, after giving them 400 years of our sweat and blood and receiving in return some of the worst treatment human beings have ever experienced, we believe our contributions to this land and the suffering forced upon us by White America, justifies our demand for complete separation in a state or territory of our own. (Reprinted from The Final Call Newspaper, point #4 of The Muslim Program - What The Muslims Want).
Now is the time for those of us who have been cut loose from the economic wealth of America, to demand this remedy. Since America can't provide cost of living wages for us, the government should prepare us to do for self, as indicated in the Muslim Program.
What reason would this country have of holding on to us, since it is not able to provide means of income for us to care for our families? If our government (Congress) would quit spending our money on the problems of other countries, America could easily distribute its wealth among US citizens. We are struggling financially to keep roofs over our heads, and nutritious food in our refrigerators and cabinets.
This past Sunday, February 27, 2011, The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan addressed this issue during the Saviours' Day Convention, in Chicago. He reminded us that America does not have jobs for us - so don't ask America for a job. Instead, ask for a good send-off! That entails providing us with a territory to begin our own nation and system of government - and similar to the way America feeds Israel billions of dollars and has been doing so since the 1960's (am I correct?) - then America should redirect that money to our territory, until we are stable enough to completely do for self.
My personal interest in this matter, evolves around my criminal background. I messed up my career opportunities at 14 years of age, by stealing cars; I continued until I was 19 years old. Two juvenile cases and one adult case. Since I have been denied from the career choices that I prefer (all government professions, most public/private owned companies), I would prefer to start over in a brand new nation!
As it relates to us as a people, I see how the justice system in America has been biased against us, and it would be much better if we were in a territory of our own. Now, it seems like Black & White America are equal and at peace, but if you and I were able to look at the bank statements between the two nations, you will see that White America is hoarding more than the majority of the funds.
In January 2009, after losing two decent career opportunities, I decided to do for self, and wrote my autobiography, which is still a brand new book to the majority of readers, so I will tell you about it! I believe that the majority of our young people (by young I mean from ages zero to still breathing) are battling against the whispering devil, who according to The Holy Qur'an, whispers into the hearts of men (Surah 114). In realizing this, I went ahead and detailed all of the battles I have fought against this whisperer, to encourage others to master the knowledge of thought: how to differentiate our thoughts from the whispers of satan! The main theme of my story is Release Therapy, because many young people attempt to hold the knowledge or history of their shameful struggles within, and often self-destruct. By finding an outlet, I found healing from most of those battles.
To hell with being embarrassed, I released my personal history in an effort to create wealth for my family, so we can have a reliable source of income, regardless of my past. This book and the one that followed it, provide intense life-examples with the potential to build bridges of communication between couples, young parents and troubled teens. You see, I'm not out at the freeway ramps, asking for a handout. I have something of value to offer in return for your contribution. While the royalties from book sales help me, reading the books help your youth!
For the most part, I have been able to live civilly and peaceful amongst White Americans, after my 1992 armed robbery of a White car salesman. My issue is, I have not been allowed to live down the mistakes I made as a teenager. If this government isn't willing to forgive my past and give me a new chance at equal opportunity, then let me go - not out into your gutters - but provide me with the necessities to start over somewhere else!
I believe The Honorable Elijah Muhammad selected five states that he felt would be suitable for America to turn over to us: South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. If this were granted, does that mean that all Black people must relocate to this new nation and give up whatever property or businesses they have elsewhere? Would White Americans who currently live in or have property or businesses in this territory, have to relocate as well? Don't knock it until you've tried it! I'd like to see a poll taken amongst all American citizens, to see how many truly want this idea to become reality! I get into debates occasionally, and I get mixed feelings on this issue.
What alternatives would be just to offer, in opposition to this idea? We certainly are not happy with the way things are going now; we want to have heaven while we live! We should not have to wait until death to enjoy paradise - which hasn't been proven to exist after death - however, we see a handful of people enjoy their paradise right now while they live! Therefore, we feel that there is enough paradise on earth for all of us, and those who are striving to get it, should be supported by America.
I have argued for cost of living wages, across the board - all Americans should have the opportunity to work any job in their community and earn the cost of living. Corporate greed would have to be eliminated in order to put that kind of even distribution of wealth into effect. This means our government has to enforce some new laws. For example, the cost of gasoline - I'm sick of seeing it bounce up and up, and hardly ever goes down to an affordable price. Gas should have never exceeded $1.50 per gallon.
The devils in society have decided to kill us off by poisoning our food, water and air, making healthy choices less affordable, and the average person will purchase the poison food because it's cheaper. But in a Nation of Islam, in a territory of our own, all food will be healthy, grown organically and priced according to affordability. And with fertile land, many of us would grown our own vegetables, reducing our dependency on grocery stores - just a little bit!
Please share your thoughts on Black people having a separate territory to go to, since we cannot live equally here in the U.S.