Jews and Money: But Foxman Forgot the Blacks!By Tingba Muhammad -Guest Columnist- | Last updated: Nov 9, 2010 - 12:33:08 AM
The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan released a book in June that illuminated this very same issue titled The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews, Volume Two: How Jews Gained Control of the Black American Economy.
With 512-pages of unimpeachable scholarship from the Jewish historical record, it all but guarantees that any subsequent book on the subject has to be titled Jews and Money AND Blacks, and here is why:
In February of 1877, the U.S. government made a momentous decision to forever end the forward progress of the Black man and woman in the United States of America. For 14 years since the end of slavery Whites had watched their former slaves make incredible gains in American society. Emerging from triple darkness, Black people had embraced their newfound freedom and started to aspire to become businesspeople, teachers, doctors and lawyers.
All that positive progress abruptly ended when the White Jewish senator from Louisiana, William M. Levy, walked into the U.S. Senate and warned his fellow lawmakers that all of this unchecked Black progress placed America's “innocent maidens” in imminent peril. “I hold it my sacred duty,” he said, to save Whites “from the ruin and degradation which threatens them,” and he implored his fellow legislators to act to restore White racial supremacy. It wasn't just Jewish race hatred that motivated this profound and despicable act. Behind Levy's fear-mongering was the realization that the entire economy of the world was based on the uninterrupted flow of cotton from the plantations of the American South. Indeed, cotton was to the world economy what oil is today. Everyone in the world wanted to be clothed in cotton, and its production was the very basis of the western world's astonishing growth. Black freedom threatened to kill this golden goose, so, in 1877, American Whites decided that they must forcibly return Blacks to the cotton fields.
All around America, a harsh system of repressive racial laws were reestablished from the slavery era and euphemistically called “Jim Crow.” All sectors of White society—North and South—collaborated in this effort, including business, labor unions, religious leaders, the judicial system, the news media, and the political leadership, and together they fashioned an impenetrable web of oppression, wherein, once again, Blacks found themselves with no other option than plantation labor. The most powerful union leader in America was a Jewish immigrant named Samuel Gompers, and he publicly warned Blacks that “Caucasian civilization will serve notice that its uplifting process is not to be interfered with in any way.” Any Blacks that might escape this incredibly oppressive system encountered the wrath of hooded terrorists ready to lynch and terrorize them.
This is the hidden history of the post-slavery era, yet it is almost entirely wiped from the history books—and all of it emanated from this extraordinary decision made in 1877. So powerful in the history of Black people was the day of that decision—February 26, 1877—that Master Fard Muhammad, the founder of the Nation of Islam, was born into the world ON THAT VERY DAY. It is as if Allah Himself saw that racist decision as the last straw in the White man's wicked rule of the world for the last 6,000 years.
But why did a Jewish senator take it upon himself to push this violently racist and destructive agenda, on the floor of the U.S. Senate? What was in it for the so-called Chosen People of God? (And how, by the way, did a Jew become a senator in one of the most racist places on the planet earth?!) Certainly, their “long history of oppression” would have caused Jews to fight against this demonic 1877 legislation, right? Wrong. And this brings us right back to Abraham Foxman's intriguing title Jews & Money.
At the very same moment in American history that rights were being snatched away from Black citizens, a Mason and devout Jew named Charles Wessolowsky was traveling about the American South, setting up chapters of the Jewish fraternal order called B'nai B'rith. The B'nai B'rith is the parent group of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), now run by none other than Abraham H. Foxman.
Traveling from town to town in the Mississippi Delta in 1878, Foxman's B'nai B'rith founder and predecessor revealed something completely unknown to today's Blacks and Jews. He found that Jews were not only present in the so-called Cotton Kingdom, but in every place they settled they actually controlled the trade and commerce! Wessolowsky's observations were published in 1982 and are presented in The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews, Volume Two.
In Arkansas he found Jews owning plantations “to a large extent” and realizing “handsome profits.” In Louisiana he found Jews holding many political offices and “carrying on an extensive business.” He repeatedly found that Jewish merchants in this deeply racist territory had “the sway of business.” In Mississippi he found that many had plantations and that businesses serving the planters were in many cases controlled exclusively by Jews. In Missouri and Texas Jews everywhere were “quite prosperous.” The dirty little secret about Jews and Money in America is just how much Jewish wealth was totally dependent on the King Cotton. The Jewish Encyclopedia admitted in 1901 that “[T]he cotton-plantations in many parts of the South were wholly in the hands of the Jews, and as a consequence slavery found its advocates among them.”
None of these facts will be anywhere to be found in Abraham Foxman's Jews and Money. He says he will be dispelling “stereotypes” about Jews and money, but he won't be dispelling the Secret Relationship between Jewish money and Black degradation. Next time a Jewish person wags his finger at the Black man and woman and demands that we “work hard” like “they did,” remind them of this history. Better yet, buy him or her The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews, Vol. 2, and they will never make that deceitful claim again.
Next time: “Did the Jews really “help” Blacks in the Civil Rights Movement?”
(For more information, visit http://www.BlacksandJews.com and join the conversation on Twitter @BlacksandJews. Tingba Muhammad is a citizen of the Nation of Islam.)