None Dare Call It Conspiracy?
The above Paragraph is the First Amendment of the US Constitution’s Bill of Rights in regards to Freedom of Speech, Press, Religion and Petition. Under this Amendment, it guarantees Freedom of Religion yet also requires the separation between the Church and State. This has far reaching implications and is very important for People to understand, especially those who don’t claim a “Religion” but a Cultural Worldview and Nationality. As for The Nation of Gods and Earths (AKA: Five Percenters), we are not a Religion or a Religious Group. We are not Muslims and we advocate a God-Centered “Cultural” Worldview. Even though the Federal District Court in New York ruled that Intelligent Tareef Allah had been denied his First Amendment Right of religious freedom, and is entitled to practice our Culture in Prison, this Court Decision represents an exception. In most Correctional Facilities across the United States The NGE is labeled ‘A Gang’ and ‘STG’ (Security Threat Group). This is the Ruling Perspective of the Dominant Class and what they consider to be their Status Quo. While this Perspective is obviously unfair/unreasonable -in light of the many Gods/Earths who are positive/progressive Members of their Families, Communities and Society as a whole-, some of these claims are not without merit. Like in many Societies, there does exist segments (pockets) of People who claim to be Citizens of The NGE (Gods/Earths) who knowingly/unknowingly reinforce these stigmas -based upon their own immature, amoral, uncivilized and irresponsible behavior.
In closing, I urge all of you to be more mindful of the political shifts in this Society and what this may mean to you, your Family and your Community. Check out Political Blogs, News Coverage and even strive to attend your Local Council Meetings. Little by little, become more knowledgeable of your Local, State and National Politics. This is especially important to those who can be considered “20 miles outside”, living on the Cultural fringes of this Society (21/1-40). Since 9/11, America has become more Patriotic than it’s ever been and anything that remotely sounds like you don’t like baseball or apple pie can have People advocating for one common cause to chase you out of town like Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Some of us confuse National Pride with Cultural Menticide. Yelling to the top of our lungs about who we claim to be while unassuming People stand around trying to figure out what size target to put on our back is not a question of Pride... If you are a so-called Revolutionary, that military strategy is equivalent to standing unarmed in an open field screaming for the enemy to come and get you. As I’ve stated, Non-White People, especially Black People have been behind Enemy Lines since we’ve been in this Country. The Historically ‘belligerent’ and ‘hostile’ treatment we’ve received as Groups of People shows & proves this to be the rule, not the exception. This has been the Racial Paradigm and Power Dynamics between the Ruling Class and Underclass within this Society since its inception (3, 4/1-10). Therefore much of the Legislation, Policies being and Procedures being implemented does not consider the Underclass. A Company called Hibernia Atlantic has decided to build a $300 Million Dollar Transatlantic fiber optic cable that will give Companies a 60 millisecond ‘Inside Trader’ advantage of information being transferred overseas. Why mention this? Because Project Express will accelerate Wallstreet (and the Global Market), impact/modify the strategies of The Occupy Movement, and alter the Sociopolitical landscape on the State/Federal levels. At the beginning of 2012 many States, mostly Southern, legalized Mandatory Voter Photo ID Laws. Although it’s been reasoned that this will ensure less of a chance for Voter Fraud, which wasn’t significant enough to even propose this type of Law in the first place, this Legislation will obviously suppress the Voting capabilities of those People who either don’t have a Photo ID or find it very difficult to secure one; the Elderly, Minorities and Youth. All you need to do is check the Racial/Age Demographics in the States that were most adamant about getting this Law passed… The bottom line is when we are unaware of these Societal shifts, us, our Family and our Communities become vulnerable to the legal consequences of this ignorance. This is not a call to assimilate, hide, live in fear or be spooked out. This is a call for us to be more aware of our Status, the Politics and the Socioeconomic Climate of the Society we live in. We will be better prepared to address Legislation, Policies and Procedures being implemented that does not consider us or may even target us. Ignorance isn’t bliss, Ignorance is a risk to your life, the life of your Family and the livelihood of your Community.