The Solution To Our Problem is Divine
The Solution To Our Problem is Divine
By Messenger Elijah Muhammad
Transcribed from the audio taped radio broadcast
The great problem of the United States, today, it is this lost and found
people, who was brought here for the purpose of doing slave work and
becoming the property of the United States citizens the white citizens of
We were brought here in our fathers, not for the purpose of being made
citizens of America. Not for the purpose of being given equal rights with
white American citizens. Not for the purpose of granting to us civil
rights. Not for the purpose of intermarrying with white people to become
part of the family of white people. And not from the purpose of sharing,
equally, in this particular country called America, in the Western
Hemisphere. Not to be land owners. Not, even, to have the rights to do
anything above the rights of a servant or a slave for the white people of
America. This is what we were brought here for. This is what we have been
There is no justice in the law of America’s courts or Constitution that
we can claim belongs to us. There is no law or justice for us in America.
Only that which is granted to us, but not by rights of the people or the
white citizens of America.
There, never, will be a hundred per cent vote for equal justice for the
so-called Negro, even under the law of America. He wasn’t brought here
for that purpose. He was only brought here, according to the old slavery
code of the white slave masters, for the purpose of being a slave and a
piece of property owned by the slave-holders. And they go so far in the
code of laws, under slavery that even the so-called Negro can never
redeem himself. He always and must remain the property of the American
Today, throughout America, there is trouble going on between her
once-slave and herself. The trouble continues to rise. There are
organizations of my people, throughout the country, wishes to be the
property of American white people. They wish to continue to be the
property of the white man. They don’t want no redemption or a redeemer.
They don’t want to go for themselves. They don’t want to have the
responsibility of caring for them or carving out a future for their
people, like other Nations.
They have become lazy slaves, who want to be granted just the rights to
live side by side with the slave master’s children as equal with the
slave-master’s children. And to share in, not say, the land of the
country, but just share in the opportunity of getting employed wherever
they possibly can, where the white man has created the employment for HIS
people. And the demand and claim by the leaders of my people is for equal
Though, when we look at the real true side of the matter, we must change
this foolish idea of demand. We must remember that if we are free, we
must act as free people. We must remember, especially the NAACP, that if
we are free people, we must demand the freedom of actions, and not say,
demand a chance to beg white America for what she has and force her to
give it to us against her will. This I say to you, the NAACP, we can
never get a future for our people on no such terms.
The terms that you are seeking and the fair employment practice for our
people can not be given, freely, to you and me until we are able to
produce something worthy to be called a free people. We just have to come
and talk face to face with truth.
You are trying to demand something that could change overnight. Even in
another administration it could be changed. Even if civil rights is
passed in this administration for the next four years, it, too, could be
changed because there is so many white people don’t want to give the poor
once-slave civil rights, which, I would say, is limited and can be taken
away from the so-called Negro at anytime, under any other President or
Congress, if they want to.
The white people, by majority, can change anything in the Constitution
that they want to if they don’t like it for the Negroes. This you must
understand, my dear leaders of this civil rights and integration movement.
You have a great ability to do something for self, but you are wasting
that ability, education, and energy up in to something that will never
materialize to the good of the so-called, 22 million, Negroes.
These once-free-people in Africa, would have been, very much, satisfied
if they had remained there and been, very much, satisfied if they had
remained there and been with their brothers, there today, trying to get
freedom for Africa for the African. They would have did a slight better
job than you are doing, who are trying to get equal justice under the law
of America, wherein our fathers were never promised no such.
They would have been better off to have lived in the jungles and drink
the milk out of coconuts and run around and chase monkeys for their food
or some reptiles, than to have been here, out in the mental chains of
And then after 400 years, instead of their leaders trying to loose them
for eternal freedom, and eternal equality, they are trying to tie them
back into the hidden chains of, absolutely, free slavery.
We have nothing that we can rely on, but the promises of the American
white people and their government. This is promises they can make to us.
But carrying it out a hundred per cent is another thing.
The President may be, ever so kind and desirous to help us towards
freedom and towards getting justice wherever that it demands for us or
any human being, but nevertheless, he can not control that other 99% of
his people that thinks just the opposite. There is no hundred per cent
white-thinking people for the good of the American so-called Negro.
You won’t find 100 standing, out of 1000 that thinks good for the
so-called Negro. You will not think that they are so evil and so envious
towards the Black man of America’s Freedom, Justice and Equality or a
prosperous future until you actually try to get such for the Blackman.
When you go out to try to get freedom, justice, and equality for the
Blackman in America, then you learn that nearly 90% of all the whites is
There is some that limits this freedom, justice and equality to certain
things, but to give it to them 100%? NO! You will not, hardly, find 10
out of 100 that want to see the Negro exercise Freedom, Justice and
Equality along with the white man of America, 100%.
Civil rights or human rights. Civil rights is limited, but human rights
is universal. We should be seeking, actually, human rights. But the real
thing that we should seek, it is the right to leave a people that have
always been our enemies and still telling us to face, “We are still your
enemies. We will never give to you no equal justice or equal rights among
Look at what is going on all over the country. Look at what happens in
courts. Just go to a court and sit there and look at a poor Black man
brought before the judge. There is no equal justice in their in courts
for him. This you know.
Why should we argue with the American white people over what they have,
or over their own self and their own laws?
Why should not we unite and ask America to let us go free for ourselves,
as Israel did in the days of Pharaoh and Moses?
Moses sought separation and not integration. He didn’t argue with Pharaoh
for civil rights nor human rights, but he argued with Pharaoh for the
rights to leave the Egyptians, who had no love for Israel and who had no
desire to see Israel prosper.
How can we prosper in a government and among people who have no love for
us? How can we build a future for our children among the people, who are
bent upon destructions of our children by teaching them contrary to the
way of right and the way to a glorious future of Freedom, Justice and
How can we expect to win anything other than common free slavery? What do
we look like riding around over the country with the white citizens of
America, claiming, now, that we are their equal, when thy own every
square mile of America. What can we boast of?
If the civil rights or if the integration laws is made a law and is
carried out, according to the law in which they have made for such
passage of bills, how can we feel independent as the white man in
America, when we see the whole country belongs to him? And we see that he
is the creators, the producers of all that we eat and all that we wear
and all of our homes are built out of material that is created by his
Think over these things, civil rights leaders and integration teachers. I
want you to take a look at the thing that is most essential to our people
in America and today we see the whole world, not just one place, but the
whole world, confused. And we see injustice handed out to our people day
and night, here in America.
We see them throwing bricks through windows and a little explosive gas,
which doesn’t mean anything, much. That is not getting no place for us A
people that has no arms. A people that can not produce arms, can not have
the freedom to make or build factories to manufacture arms for themselves.
How can they win against a well-armed people? I say, my friends, we must
remember that his Problem of the so-called Negroes in AmericaLost and
Found members of the Aboriginal people of the EarthThe Black NationThe
solution to their problem is a divine one. Try and solve it.
Try and make attempts, here and there, throughout the country, to solve
this problem and lose. You can not solve this problem without the Divine
Supreme Being on your side.
If you are able to solve the problem of the so-called Negroes, through
the courts of the American white people, and under their laws, what I
mean, solve their problems so they will be protected, so that they will
have security, wherever they be, under the law, as any other man.You
must, think it over.
You must be separated! You must be on some of this Earth that you can
call your own. And you must be on some of this Earth that you can call
your own. And you must go in for making laws for your own people and
Build a Nation for your self, under the Divine Supreme Being’s guidance,
as other nations have done.
If you have this in mind; freedom, justice and equality, and
security/protection for your people, you have to do this your self. You
can not hope to it your self at the way or this solution that you have to
solve the Problem.
You can not get it like that, because it is not in the very nature of the
people to give their slaves equal with themselves or shares in their
country. They are not going to do that. So the solution to this problem
is a Divine one.
God, Almighty, has appeared among you and has given out his purpose and
aims to free you and deliver you from such confusion and from such evil
treatment that you are getting from the hands of your slave-master’s
If it’s not solved by the Divine Supreme Being, all that is said
concerning you and I under parable and other open Scriptures, made by
prophets from Moses to Muhammad, that it has to be solved by the Divine
Take for an instance, if you understand Scripture, the Old Testament, as
you call it, The Torah, and the Gospel, as you call it, of Jesus. All of
this testifies to the truth of what I am saying that the solution to the
Lost and Found people is from God, Himself.
You cannot get away from the prophecy of Moses and of Isaac and of Jesus,
who have, absolutely, given to us a clear picture of ourselves and our
histories here in America. Can they be made liars? No! You will be made a
liar but not these prophets.
The don’t be made a liar, regardless to what your plan, or your solution
may be, unless it’s in accord with theirs.
You have been here for 400 years and God, now, desires to separate you
from this people and give to you a place wherein that you can live in
peace. Wherein that you can build a Nation for yourself. He has chose
you, but you have not chose Him.
You think that your education and training under the white man will be
able or rather sufficient for you to deliver yourself. This is wrong!
It can’t be done. Not by no means. We are living in that time now. This
is why you are having confusion. It is because God is after the poor
so-called American Negro and he’s running from his God. Flying into the
arms of those who have destroyed him. Seeking refuge in the very
murderous hand, under the shadow of the murderer.
This you can not find, refuge under the shadow of the very murderer who
has murdered you and deprived you of Freedom, Justice and Equality. Will
he now turn and give you, Freedom, Justice and Equality? And if he does,
you better doubt it as being true.
I warn you that if you will turn to God Almighty and come follow me that
your Problem will be solved overnight. God wants to give to you what you
are praying for, but you MUST turn to Him and submit to Him and let go of
the old slave chains. Let go of that old promise of a future after death.
You must forget about that old slavery teaching and come into reality and
let us do something for self.
We CAN do something for self. We CAN build a future for ourselves, if we
were united. All you have to do is Unite. And Unite on the base of that
which will bring to you a great and glorious future in this world and
that is in the religion of Islam and being in Almighty God, Allah.
Come and follow me. I will lead you to the salvation that you are praying
for and get you universal recognition, get you the future that you are
longing for. Get you, not only that but get you a country and cities and
towns that you can call your own, if you will come follow me.
This is what you need. You are a Nation and not a group of people.
YOU ARE A NATION! And you must be separated and given a chance to build a
future for yourself.
I Thank You,