Farrakhan offers guidance, warns America of the need to change courseBy Askia Muhammad -Senior Correspondent- | Last updated: Mar 2, 2010 - 11:46:38 AM
- Live Webcast: Part 2 of Minister Farrakhan's address to be carried live via webcast @ NOI.org, March 7 @ 10am CST
With photographic accuracy, footnoted with frequent references to sacred texts including the Qur'an and the Bible, the Nation of Islam leader revealed how he was prepared in advance for his work over the past 29 years since the Rebirth of the Nation in 1981, and how even his own now faith that the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad is physically alive and in power with his Lord, Master Fard Muhammad, the prophetic figure described in scripture, has now grown to an unshakeable knowledge that he is himself “more than a prophet.” The coming of God brings direct spiritual light, not reflected light that comes as prophets lead people back to the Supreme Being.
“Some people think I'm a prophet,” Min. Farrakhan said. “But I have to say, the word ‘prophet' is too cheap a word. Prophets come in the absence of God like moonlight comes in the absence of the sun. I come to fulfill that which you have read from the prophets,” the Muslim leader declared.
“The word ‘prophet' is too cheap a word. I am a light in the midst of darkness,” sent directly from on high, Min. Farrakhan said at the Nation's annual convention which commemorates Master Fard Muhammad's birth date, Feb. 26, 1877. “It ain't ego; it's my love for you,” he said.
The Muslim leader's message was titled “The Time and What Must Be Done,”
“It's not an accident that a great earthquake took place in Chile,” said Min. Farrakhan, a prostate cancer survivor, who at age 76 appeared strong and vigorous during his three-hour lecture, more like a man half his age.
“It (the earthquake and tsunami) it produced, precipitated what I have to tell you today of what's coming to America, you will not escape.
“I will speak to the kings and rulers of the world. I will speak to the pope and the religious leaders because you have to know that your time has come, and so has ours,” Min. Farrakhan said.
“I desire to guide you and warn you of things that are coming that you must try to prepare yourselves for because we are absolutely living in the change of worlds.”
While the world wants and needs change the Muslim leader declared, it can't be brought about by politicians, it can only come from God Almighty Himself. The Muslim world is looking for Mahdi, a self-guided one who comes to guide the faith back to the right path. “He will sit down every tyrant. He will set down justice in the earth, he will kill every swine,” Min. Farrakhan continued.
According to religious orthodoxy, the Jewish world is looking for the Messiah, the Christians are looking for the Christ. They are all looking for a man. Jesus, Min. Farrakhan explained, becomes Christ after his departure. According to Islamic tradition, Jesus would be with the Messiah. During a discussion of a Father's Day lecture Min. Farrakhan had delivered, the Hon. Elijah Muhammad told him that he (the Minister) would “sit as the father of the house when I am gone.”
Min. Farrakhan spent much of his address recounting in exacting detail—just as he has recited it, word-for-word, many times before—a 1985 vision, out-of-body-experience he had in Mexico.
The Nation of Islam leader said he was taken aboard a plane—commonly referred to as an unidentified flying object (UFO)—which the Bible and the Hon. Elijah Muhammad referred to as “The Wheel,” “Ezekiel's Wheel,” “the wheel within a wheel,” where Min. Farrakhan said he saw a scroll with writing on it, and heard the Hon. Elijah Muhammad speak to him.
That experience led him to reveal to the world future events he was told of on The Wheel, including the United States' 1986 bombing of Libya.
Divine knowledge has allowed Min. Farrakhan to recognize countless warning signs over the decades, he insisted. For months on end and in the four corners of the world, Min. Farrakhan proclaimed the message he received from Mr. Muhammad on The Wheel during his vision/out of body experience. The reason, he said: his faith in Almighty God Allah. “The Lord is my light and salvation, of whom should I be afraid?”
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the entertainment industry began depicting Black males in a most ominous light, even altering and darkening Min. Farrakhan's image in various publications.
But he was also relentless, engaging in numerous speaking tours and rallies and national interviews with the most prominent journalists of the day, and offering his unqualified support for various Black politicians around the country. Finally his national men's only “Stop the Violence” tours led the N.O.I. leader to organize, despite nearly overwhelming opposition, the 1995 Million Man March, one of the most remarkable mobilizations in U.S. history and the largest public demonstration ever.
During that lead up to the MMM and all along the way, Min. Farrakhan had to deal with evil plots from neo-conservatives and Zionist forces, inside and outside the government, and with U.S. presidents from Ronald Reagan, to George H.W. Bush, to Bill Clinton, to George W. Bush.
“Brothers and sisters, God has shown me the mind of these presidents from that one experience that I had on The Wheel. When 9-11 took place, I held a press conference and I warned Mr. Bush, that he should be careful how he pursued vengeance. Then I wrote him a letter. You can read it, it's all up on the website,” Min. Farrakhan said.
Ironically, Min. Farrakhan continued, he believed everything the Hon. Elijah Muhammad said, “except what he said about me. I'm not arrogant, I am humble.”
After the enormous success of the MMM, Min. Farrakhan quickly realized that the enemies of the Nation of Islam and of the rise of Black people here and throughout the world, would next scheme to discredit the Nation in the eyes of the Islamic world as being other than true Muslims.
What happened instead was that in dozens of countries in Africa and throughout the Islamic world—including the Holy Cities of Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia, and even the Islamic Republic of Iran where he was the only American to speak at the anniversary rally for the Islamic revolution in that country—Min. Farrakhan was received as a head of state.
The devastating earthquake that shook Haiti led Min. Farrakhan to remind his audience and U.S. leaders that a great debt is owed to the Haitian revolution. The Louisiana Purchase of 1803 for example, which literally doubled the size of the U.S. territory at the time, happened because the French ruler Napoleon had been soundly defeated by the Haitian slave uprising, and wanted to have nothing more to do with the neighboring French territory on the North American continent and needed money after the expensive war.
Today however, Haiti has been betrayed by the U.S., first when Jean Bertrand Aristide, the first popularly elected president there in the 200 years since the revolution, was overthrown by a coup d'etat supported by U.S. power.
The earthquake in Haiti and the increase in the frequency and intensity of natural disasters around the world are but a warning of what's to come in this country, Min. Farrakhan predicted.
While the Nation of Islam leader has supported U.S. President Barack Obama from afar—a man Min. Farrakhan described as a sign of “hope” for the Black world—he also advised the young president that he must do more to improve the lives of Blacks and the downtrodden.
The “White right” is conspiring to make Mr. Obama a one-term president, already derailing some of his most important legislative efforts. Those opponents are also seeking to trap him into a future war with Iran that could lead to mass destruction.
“When we can't feed our families what do you tell us?” Min. Farrakhan asked rhetorically. “Thou shalt not steal? When survival is the first law of nature? What are you going to do when Black people and poor people erupt in the streets of America? It's coming! Will you use the federal troops, Mr. President, against the poor?”
None of the hundreds of billions of dollars in bank bailouts made it down to working class and non-Whites who need it the most.
“I can't even get a meeting with a congressperson if a White man's watching,” Min. Farrakhan said. At the same time, Mr. Obama has been depicted by the White right in the vile manner that was once reserved only for the Muslim leader.
“The White right is trying to set him up for assassination,” said Min. Farrakhan, reminding his audience of a Christian pastor who said he was praying a precatory prayer, a prayer asking God to kill the president of the United States.
Despite the fact that President Obama has stated he wants to write a new page with the Muslim world, the Zionists and the White right have planned a war with Iran and they are trying to suck President Obama into declaring it. Min. Farrakhan said he would oppose such unjustified military action and recognized he could be charged with sedition and even imprisoned.
“Let me say this brother president, because America is unraveling,” Min. Farrakhan continued. “Unemployment is spiraling. What are you going to do when Black people and poor people riot in America? Will you use troops against them?
“Your people are suffering. You can't ease their plight, but you can use your bully pulpit. Speak for the poor. Speak for the weak,” Min. Farrakhan advised. Help the Nation of Islam, which has worked to reform Black inmates and others for decades, to reform Blacks, Min. Farrakhan said. “Put some money on the back of us,” the Muslim leader said. “We can reform our people.”