Have No Fear for The Future: The Future is OursBy The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan | Last updated: Feb 21, 2017 - 11:46:52 AM
I bear witness that there is no God but He Who originated the heavens and the earth, and all in between; and we thank Him Who originated our lives, and gave us the Earth as a home, and gave us knowledge to husband His planet.
Unfortunately, 6,000 years ago, a new people came onto our planet by Allah’s (God’s) permission, and they were given power and dominion over the fowl of the air, the fish of the sea, and every creeping thing that crawls upon the Earth. But because they would be mischief makers, and cause the shedding of blood, the Angels themselves were a little disturbed with Allah (God), and questioned Him according to the Holy Qur’an, and asked Him: “You are going to place a ruler in the earth? What kind of ruler will he be except that which creates mischief and causes the shedding of blood?” But Allah (God) said to the Angels, “I know what you know not.” And so, the world of the Caucasian came into being. For 6,000 years, the people of the Earth have suffered under a mischief-making rule: bloodshed and war, hatred and strife, all because a man with a new color—or the lack thereof—thought that he was better than all of those who inhabited the Earth before he was even a thought.
But I am here to announce today the end of his world, and the beginning of a brand-new reality: That all human beings will enjoy peace, freedom, justice and equality under the rule and the guidance of Allah (God). …
Shining truth exposes Satan’s deception of The Righteous
Satan has been operating freely for 6,000 years, always hiding his reality, making devils along the way. See, that’s Satan’s job: To take a human being who could, and is, by nature, born of The Righteous, make him turn and deviate from the path of righteousness, and then make evil fair seeming to him. But in the Last Days, when God comes—and He has come … “How do you know He’s come?” Because we are present under the Divine Light of His Truth. And today, with God’s Help, things that were not clear to you yesterday, by His Grace, will be made as clear as sunshine. So when you leave here today: If you came in blind you’ll go away seeing; if you came in deaf, you’ll go away hearing; and if you came in dumb, you’ll go away speaking. And if you came in with a withered hand—and you know, Black folk have withered hands? Like that alligator in that, [Geico] commercial that couldn’t get to the check? Black folk have withered hands that can’t hold on to the plough for themselves; can’t work to build a future for themselves and their children, but lie at the foot of the gate of White people, begging them to do for us what we could, if we would, unite and do for ourselves. So I thank Allah (God) for giving to us a man. We’ve had many great men and women, many—too many to run the list—but none of them were divinely sent. They did the best they could, and the bones in the valley shook, but the bones never got up. But God said it’s time now for “My people” …
I want to disabuse the Jews today of the false claim that you are “The Chosen of God,” and that Israel, or Palestine, belongs to you; I want to disabuse you of that. … And I’m going to tell you about your future: You that think you have power to frighten and dominate the peoples of the world. I am here to announce the end of your time.
I thank Allah for the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, the man who taught me what I know, the man who gave me the example of what a man of God should be like. I am a man who has stood absent his Teacher for 40 years and never compromised his Teaching or Teacher. I became a Muslim, a follower of his, 62 years ago this month. It was the best move of my life.
Some people wonder, “How could you stay with a man 62 years, and preach his gospel? When there was so much baggage dumped on him, why would you accept to follow in his footsteps?” Malcolm X was my brother and teacher. … But the Honorable Elijah Muhammad made him; took him from prison, and made him a giant in the Earth though he only went to the 8th grade of school. It doesn’t matter what kind of education you have: When you become a follower of a man made by God, you already come into a Master Class. But Brother Malcolm, as great as he was and as great as he is in the remembrance of those who love him, in the end he denied his Teacher. Malcolm would turn over in his grave to know that the government that he condemned put him on a stamp. The enemy is so quick to find you after you are dead, and give you honor that he never gave you while you were alive. … When Malcolm walked out, Muhammad Ali walked in. And little Ali, the great boxer, became not only a champion in the world of sport, but he became a champion to stand up for the rights of our people, and the rights of all who suffer under oppression. But then he turned, and left his teacher. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad departed and his son, Imam Warithudeen Mohammed, was the leader of the Nation—but he, too, left his father … . But God has blessed me to rise in the White man’s world without ever compromising my Teacher or His Teaching.
Though Congressman Keith Ellison used to be one of my followers under the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, now he wants to be the leader of the Democratic National Committee. So to members of the Jewish community he has to bow now and deny his brother to get a cheap position with the enemy! (As) most of you Negroes.
I’m not insulting you, I’m just saying you’re dead: That’s what “negro” and “nigga” means.
Most of you are so hurt because Queen Hillary lost. And some of you, now, have cursed me out because I didn’t vote for her. I didn’t vote for Trump. I knew both of them were the same: You are not going to get anything from either one—but more deceit from Hillary and more straight talk from Trump. He told you, “you didn’t have nothing to lose. You’ve been a Democrat all your life and don’t have a damn thing to show for it!” You are very upset because Hillary didn’t get it. You all thought Farrakhan was “with Trump,” some of you Negroes. And though I have been your faithful servant for 60 years, or more, you would be angry with me because that White woman lost. And you felt like you lost, too. …
I feel that I have given you the best of my life. I feel that I have never wavered on our Cause, no matter how strong the opposition became. … .
The Meaning of the name ‘Farrakhan’
The 25th Surah of the Qur’an is called Al-Furqan : Some of you made mockery of the name “Farr-a-khan” that the Honorable Elijah Muhammad gave me for my family alone. He said, “I have many Alis’, and many Sharrieffs’, but I only have one Farrakhan.”
A sister that was under my leadership in Boston visited the Honorable Elijah Muhammad’s National House, called “The Palace,” to help celebrate the 80th birth anniversary at that time of Mother Khadijah Farrakhan. And at my dinner table, after we had a lovely evening of dinner, she came to me and asked a question. She asked: “Did the Honorable Elijah Muhammad ever tell you the meaning of your name?” I said, “No ma’am, he didn’t.” She said: “Well then, he lied, because he said he would.”
Well I’m going to tell it to you now. Some of us hate that man so much. … To call the man of God a liar over not answering questions about my name? When I asked him what it meant, let me tell you what he said. He said, “It is a modern up-to-date Name of God. It has very many good meanings! I have them upstairs…”—upstairs—“…and at the proper time, I’ll tell you what it means.” So I never bothered him a lot, you know, about the name. And before he left us, he didn’t take me aside and say, “Oh minister, here is what that name means.” He gave it to me knowing that I would run into it.
When God gives you a name, that name is applicable to a characteristic that is a part of your nature as a servant of God. So two years ago when I was invited to Iran again, I went, and I was being met by some scholars; so they were driving me to where they were. We drove past “Sharrieff Street,” we drove past “Ali Drive,” and I ran into “Farrakhan.” We were talking about Master Fard Muhammad, His Father and His Mother… They had something that they wanted us to learn, and I had something that I wanted the scholars to learn.
You “old world” Muslims: You have a lot to learn. Because if you knew what you thought you knew, you wouldn’t be in the shape that you’re in. No. I’m not putting down anybody. I’m just making some things plain. Our World of Islam is in terrible condition—not because you fully understand the Book, even in Mecca. If you understood this Book, why would you put it behind your back and accept guidance from the White House?
“Farrakhan”: There is a whole village in Iran named “Farrakhan Village,” spelled just like the name that The Messenger gave me. I said, “Wow.” There was a woman on television who was a seamstress, and she was advertising her garments, and her name was “Farrakhan.” And when the brothers came to Iran, they were being searched at the entry, and one of the books that they were carrying was about “Farrakhan.” So when they saw the name “Farrakhan,” they said, “That’s our name.” I said, “Well, maybe I’m getting a little close to the meaning of that name.” Now you are going to see the Reality of my name today; see it, hear it! So if my sister that said “he lied” is listening in Boston: I hope you will repent for calling the Man that gave you life a liar.
“Farrakhan”: If it is “a modern, up-to-date Name of God,” that means its origin is in the Ancient Name of God. What is the Ancient Name of God that is like Farrakhan? It’s called Al-Furqan. “Bismillah ar-Rahman ar-Rahim. Blessed is He Who sent down the Discrimination upon His servant that he might be a warner to the nations.” (Surah 25, verse 1) So in the characteristic of this man is the characteristic of discernment to separate you from that which is not good, and point you to that which is good. So when I speak, listen, because you will then be in The Valley of Decision—and you’ve got to make a decision to save your life, because you are living in the breakup of America and the breakup of the White man’s world. Take it, or let it alone.
A message for President Trump
I have a message for Mr. Trump—but I am here to talk to all of you that are shaking in your boots, wondering: “What are we going to do? That crazy man—he’s the president, and he don’t like Black people! He don’t like Mexicans, he don’t like Muslims!” Maybe so. Who cares? We don’t give a damn what he likes or what he doesn’t like. The future is not his, the future is ours! … Dr. Wesley Muhammad highlighted in his book how the CIA was chemically treating young Black people through prisons particularly, and making them on one hand super predators. It’s a scientific experiment!
President Trump: If you’re going to bring your generals and your army into Chicago to kill our “young savages,” I’m sending this book to (you at) the White House! Before you come, read it! Give it to General “Mad Dog” Mattis, and read it before you come. Because you’ve got to learn how White people, your people, destroyed Black youth in a chemical experiment from the CIA, this rotten, no good, bastard of a government.
Now if I frighten you, don’t wet your pants, hold on to your pants. They need to be frightened, not you. That’s why this subject was, “HAVE NO FEAR FOR THE FUTURE: THE FUTURE IS OURS!” I’m going to prove that. This book highlights the chemical experiment, and points out the CIA and who did it. … What we find the truth of, we are ready to die on it. And if you know the truth and won’t tell it, what kind of person are you? …
Back to President Trump “coming to Chicago”: You told Mayor Rahm Emmanuel, “Clean it up, or I will,” and you threatened my young brothers. Now let me tell you something: My brothers are in bad shape … and I have warned all of you; I told you that the army was coming. I told you to get your act together, and clean up your act because they are coming with a mind to slaughter us. I have said it not just for a year, but for three decades I have been warning you about the government of America planning a war not only with a Muslim overseas, but with Black people and the Nation of Islam in America. Have I not done that?
Now Mr. Trump, you can come, and you can bring your army, but if you read this book, and know what your people have planned and are carrying out against young Black men, then you come. But I’m going to warn you, Mr. Trump: This is not a forsaken people. And The God that we serve has promised us that He would fight our battles. We don’t have no gun to equal yours, but we’ve got a God. Check out the West Coast. See, you haven’t seen no rain like that! You haven’t seen nothing yet. … So I am saying to Mr. Trump, not being disrespectful: You can come, bring your army. But if you slaughter my little young brothers, watch what God will do for you, Mr. Trump, and for the country that you said you want to “make great again.” That’s not going to happen, Mr. Trump; America will never be made great again. Her days of greatness are over. The God of Justice has come and America now has to pay for what she has done.
There is another book that I’m going to give to Chicago Police Chief James Craig (for we all need a little more knowledge than what we have, because all of us are functioning White people); a book that has the Teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad: “How to Police the Black Community: Divine Guidance for Law Enforcement from the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan” by Brother Demetric Muhammad. He wrote this book, [which includes the article by the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad] “The Black Policeman and What He Polices.” This is a guide to help you see how to police your people. We want to make our own community a decent place to live, and we can’t do that until we take control of our community.
‘Fake news, fake presidency’: Who you vote into office are not the real president or government running America
Have you noticed that since Mr. Trump became president, White people will call you a “nigga” without thinking? No, I’m just asking have you noticed? And here you thought they were becoming better. And you’re so silly, you know? You’re like a sick lover that’s got a bad husband, and he beats her all the time. And her friends say, “But honey, why are you staying with him?” “But I, I just love him!” So your friend knows you’re sick, because if you were well, and that man was beating you all the time, shouldn’t you get up and get the hell out of there? Or, stay there and kill him—and make a record of how many times he beat you, so when you go to jail, you could say, “I couldn’t take it anymore; I stood my ground, and I shot him dead.” …
Now, I want to help you to see the rise of White nationalism that brought Mr. Trump to the White House. Look at this: Since Brown vs. The Board of Education, White folk have been losing because you wanted civil rights. All the time that you wanted “in” with White people, there was Marcus Garvey, bless his heart; there was Booker T. Washington; there were the nationalists. And there was Elijah Muhammad; there was Malcolm X, his student. And what were we saying? “It’s time to separate.” In the Civil Rights Movement in the ’60s, Brother Malcolm came to Elijah Muhammad, and he said, “They are mocking us because we are out on the corner with the Muhammad Speaks newspaper, and they’re in bus rides, they’re sitting in and whatnot. Can we join them?” Elijah Muhammad said to Brother Malcolm: “Stay where I put you, because they don’t have any place to go except where we stand.” … Now, from ’54, the White man had to start letting you and me in his schools. If you lived in the South in the ’40s and ’50s, we had our own high schools, we had our own grammar schools; they were neighborhood schools. Now, after that, we’re bussing.
How did it work out? White folk closed the school, let you have it, and set up a private school. They don’t want to be with you, can’t you get the message? They don’t want you. You didn’t get it yet? All right. We go across the Edmund Pettis Bridge: “Oh boy! We’re going to get in with White people, yes we are!”—and they whipped the hell out of you on the bridge on “Bloody Sunday.” So every year you sing, “I ain’t going to let nobody turn me ‘round, turn me round, turn me round… ’ ” But you done “turned around,” all right. That’s not for you. Look at how you suffered: You got the right to vote, right? That’s wonderful! Now exercise it (and scared White people will say): “Oh God, the niggas are voting—they outnumber us!” … And they’re all doing tricks today to keep Black people from the polls.
But who are you voting for? One White man over another? Which White man is better if God says both of them are devils?
So now Mr. Trump comes out of the woodwork—and look at the White people that stand behind him: This is not the kind you go to college with; this are these raw White folks from the suburbs and small towns (who believe), “That’s our man!” And did you know that when he won, they were saying in German, “Sieg Heil! Sieg Heil!” What does it mean? He’s giving White folks something to cheer about. Now you are upset; you are out in the street, picketing. …
So Trump will bring Negroes to the door and ask, “What do you want?” What can you tell him? See, a silly Negro: You can’t talk to White people about “what we want,” because he could give you a White woman and you’d walk away happy in the Lincoln Bedroom. We have these jackasses standing up for Black people, and don’t know what God wants for us. It’s not what you want, because you’re too dumb to want what God wants for you. God doesn’t want you trying to lay up with White people, God wants to separate you from them and give you a nation of your own. … .