The Tricknology of the Enemy
The Tricknology of the Enemy
Transcribed from an audio-taped radio broadcast
by Messenger Elijah Muhammad
As-Salaam-Alaikum (The greetings of peace unto you). I am Elijah
Muhammad, the preacher of Freedom, Justice and Equality, for my people
the American so-called Negroes. Who are the truly lost and found members
of our nation, the black nation of the planet Earth, which got lost
around four hundred years ago, by being brought here in the Western
Hemisphere to what is known today, America, by a slave trader by the name
of John Hawkins, from England. Who was successful in bringing our fathers
here in the year 1555, as Almighty God, Allah has taught me. And that for
this time near 400 years or more than 400 years, we have been here
working most of that time as servitude slaves. And today we seek Justice.
We seek Equality. We seek Freedom, above all from the slave-master’s
children that we have been left under for now near a hundred years
without ever enjoying fully freedom to go for ourselves and never getting
justice, equal justice among or along with the citizens of the land of
We are daily and nightly mistreated at the hand of our slavemasters’
children who are ever happy to do us evil and never rejoice to do us
good. They have caused us to work under false promises. And never fulfill
any promise of good to us today as it were yesterday. American white
citizens seek to do the same and worse, that their fore-fathers did for
us and our fore-fathers four hundred years ago. That is to deceive us and
making false promises.
As the slavemasters deceived us in many ways back near 400 years ago. And
making promises that if we be obedient to them we would go to heaven when
we die. And even they would teach that we would be at rest, which was all
very common and easy to understand (if we had only had sense enough to
understand) for all men and all women, every life that dies it goes to
rest for it can never be disturbed any more; it rests forever, for it is
out of the world of motion and it cannot tarry anymore. It is out of the
world of consciousness for it is unconscious and will never regain
conscious anymore, there are the open facts that you and I who are
listening to this broadcast must come to recognize and agree upon.
All of this preaching forty to fifty years ago by the church man, the
preacher, that there was some glory awaiting us that was good after
death, have to say it and agree with me that if Nature had made us like
that to seek and be expecting heaven or some great good to come to us
after we are dead, we would actually welcome death when we see it
approaching, because we know that we’re going to go into a better place.
It is natural, on the other hand, if there were some place that we go to
be tormented and conscious for that torment for ever, surely we would not
want to die but the good would always want to die to take them out of the
Here today my poor people have been believing in such things as a
haven after death. That they would be conscious. of now four hundred they
must know the truth as it is written and the truth will make them free.
It shall make them free says the book; it shall make them free, John
(8:32) why? Because they must come to the full knowledge of the truth
before ever there can be any judgement. God would not be justified in
judging people and they know not what he is judging them for, or had not
the knowledge of the penalty of their crime, had not the knowledge
whether they would be executed or chastised for they have done of other
than good. So, these easy things to look into, but we actually didn,t
have the knowledge to look into, such common and and simple things.
Today we here in America numbering twenty or more millon people,
one hundred years begging for freedom, justice, and equality. Today,
God Almighty of Heaven and Earth, having the power of them both rolled
up into his right hand, is hear and has chosen us the so-called American
Negro to put us into Heaven while we live, and not after death.
For he says there is no Hereafter to a physical death, that is the law of
the earth and the maker and of God that we live we decay and we die, or
accidental death comes upon us as we call it Nevertheless, we all are to
die as well as to be born. Only way to prevent death it is not be born,
so we now today feel that we’re justified in appealing to Heaven and
every avenue of civilized mankind, to give us freedom, justice and
equality. we’re ever daily going about seeking justice for us: our poor
people and they fine none. It is the same old hard way to go in the
midst of our enemies, who out number us: in population, therefore they
know things too. And justice, as Isaiah says, stands a far off, never
comes near us. But all over America today, the black man is shaking
himself, moving himself towards the front that he may enjoy freedom,
justice and equality along with the other nations of the Earth.
It is always asked by the disbelievers, ” What do the Muslim want? What
is they after, what they want from us?” We want freedom from you, we
want a full and complete freedom from you. We are not seeking your
own,we’re seeking our own. Second, we want justice, equal justice under
the law, we want justice applied equally to all regardless of creed or
nationality or class. Here we are today many of you are getting excited
over the struggle that the poor so-called Negroes is making, for freedom
justice, and equality, though many of us have not the full knowledge as
yet how to go about getting that freedom justice and equality that we so
much desire and is so much needed for us. That we make mistake, errors,
in going about it in the right way; nevertheless, we are after freedom
justice and equality all over the whole Earth. Not say in America alone,
the black man where ever he has been exploited by the white man, on his
country today he desires freedom from the power of the westen world,
the whiteman. He desires that the white man leave his country and go
back home to his own country but he never goes. He wants to deprive the
people of their national resources, he want to get their labor for
nothing. And he has been very much successful in doing so too.
He wants everything for nothing then he sells it at a very high price
when he gets it. But what do the Muslim want?
Me and my followers here in America have not protest against anything
public by marching or like event. But we are in sympathy with those who
want justice. but not in sympathy with those who probably willfully
and knowingly except the wrong step to go about achieving freedom
justice, and equality. We must all excet Islam, the true religion of
God,the truth, we must except it. We can’t continue forever going
around with a false religionl. And we adding false in our false and get
away with it.
We want that true religion of God. We want that religion that we won’t be
ashamed of. This is the kind of religion we want, we want the freedom,
not just to go about to speak and probably ride along beside the owner,
the whiteman, not that kind of freedom always are so particular about
We want the freedom to go where ever that we believe that we are
qualified to go, and is respected. We want justice between ourselves and
between everyone else. We want justice but this justice that we have been
after for many centuries has continued to flee from us. Equality cannot
come in, but we are at the point now where that we must make a move, we
must stand up on our feet and let the world know that we are alive again
and alive forever.
We want the world to know that we want something that we can call our
own. Some of this Earth that we can call our own should not be a surprise
nor should it be a hindrance to us by the American people, because we
want freedom, justice and equality. No, but here in America today after
all of our toiling, after all of our sweat and blood and dying for
Americans, here on her own soil, and on foreign soil have we went, put
out our life blood as water for the white man, return home get beat up by
the white man, get lynched by the white man, get deprived of justice in
white man’s court. All of this comes to us day and night, so a minimum
number is now rising. And we want everyone of you that believes in
freedom, justice and equality to join up with us. I say that those who
are now parading the streets and else where. Don’t have the right step.
That’s true, I will not tell you on this broadcast, but I will tell you
later on and if you will come out to the temples we may have a talk there
Freedom, justice and equality this is not asking for too much, some of
this Earth that we can call our own, this is not asking for too much.
When Americans first moved into this country, according to history, we
had nothing we were not able to go for ourselves and when we was freed,
we had nothing to go with. We had to remain with our slavemasters because
they gave us nothing to go free from them in, or with, pardon me, and
today we want to be separated, go for ourselves, with a little help from
you; you say, “This is all right why can not we stay?” We could stay here
probably indefinitely, but it don’t mean that we would be satisfied to
continue to live under the same conditions that we have been living under
all our lives: That is fear of being mistreated by our enemies.
As we have seen some of us seeing them even parading among the so-called
Negroes to give them a piece of rope that they just hanged on of our
brothers. To give them a sign that “I am a murderer and I will murder you
if you disturb me.”
Our people, like lambs, they remain calm and cool, no resistance as the
little epistle titled James says that, “they mistreated us all the while
and we resisted them not. Beat and kill us and we did not even resist
them”. This is now being made manifest. But you can go so far with a
coward even as much until you corner him, when you corner him he might
come out against you because that he believes he’s cornered. And he will
come out and tear your clothes off you if he possibly can and your flesh
Here today we are cornered, there is no good sign for anything like the
so-called America Negro will find his salvation here in jobs. There in
no such sign for them, therefore we just cannot except false promises on
the promise that it will come, not under this setup or this condition of
the Christian government of our own, not under the white man’s
govenment, unless pleases Allah to reverse his words.
We believe that this is the time in the History for the the separation of
the so-called America Negroes. We believe the black man should be free
in name as well as in fact, by this we mean that he should be free from
the names imposed upon him by his former slavemasters. We should go in
our own peoples’ name, the black nation of the Earth. We should not
think over wering the white man’s name and surely those who have
mistreated us and will not now take us as their equals. We should go
in our own peoples name or seek one from the mouth of Almighty God Allah.
We believe in justice for all whether in God or not we believe as others
that we are due equal justice as human beings. We believe in equality as
human beings, as a nation of equals we do not believe that we are equal
with our slavemasters; we don’t believe our status as a free slave
justifies us to say that we are the equals of our masters. No. The
slave is not equal with his master, but give the slave a free chance to
go for himself, let him raise himself up to demand these things by his
own self principles and how he treat other people or he respect other
people’ rights. This I say must be done before that we can say that were
justified in being granted freedom justice and equality. But to go back
to our we are always welcome to go back to our own.
We have a great world and the Earth as the Holy Qur’an teaches us, it is
wide and expanse. We don’t need to worry others who have not, and will
give us no such opportunity that I am asking. Due to their history ot
the past, how they mistreated us, could they over night, the very same
people now become the corner stone or the very factor that we should use
to be justified as the equal of all Nations? But they wll not do these
things; therefore, we have to go on holding to the true belief that we
should go to our own, or else prepare a place here were we can go to our
I say, we don’t believe in begging, that’s true, we don’t believe in
getting on our knees praying to our slavemasters children to give us
nothing, but the freedom to for our self and let us create our own needs.
Due to the fact of in justice being given to the so- called American
Negroes, this administering of the lash’s and beatings and the shootings
down of our people in the streets, has caused us now to seek justice at
any price, we must have it. And we do desire to get out of your courts
and from under your judges who are determined to give us an injustice
decision. They will never do justice for us it is almost impossible. So
the Almighty God Allah has taught me and others that the only way that
he can give justice he would have to be turned into a righteous person.
And as it taken six hundred years to make him into what he is in today it
would take us another six hundred years to graft him back him in ours.
That thing, that he was forced in by his slave master.
We’re not the people whom you think that has risen up into your midst
and have gotten an idea of our own to build up a temple or to just pitch
off at our mouth anytime we wanted to. No, this is not the thing you
should believe. For us, we’re not that type of people. We are people that
is honest in what we are saying and doing. We want to get away from you
and go after something for our own self. And this you’re not willing to
do, because you would like the world to see you as a people trying to
build up a civilization or rather with the hand of any nation or foreign
nation, but we are trying to do the best we can to be sure that we make
no mistake. We are trying to do the things that we think is right.
We want to be recognized universally but not by disgracing ourselves. We
want to enjoy any new adventure that has been created by scientist for
ourselves; we would like to enjoy using them, we would like to have what
we see other nations have for their welfare ant their protection, we want
it too, but in the condition that we’re in here in America, we stand at
the gate of a great giant man and the country filled with his towns and
cities, and the wealth that no other nation can boast of; we’re in the
midst of that. And yet we are unable to enjoy it because we don’t see no
kind of justice there. So since we don’t have no sign in the future
that we are going to be treated equally justice under the present
American slavemasters’ children, we would like to go for ourselves.
We have people among us, scientist, and we have also many technical
trained men and woman that would be a gold mine for beginning a new
goverment ot world for themselves. You must get away from being
everybody’s slave, that’s the best answer. We have to do these things
whether we like them or not because it is time, it is time, The ministers
of mine should be very much enthused to help all they possibly can in the
way of getting our people to see and understand the truth. As written by
the hand of God and his prophets. We must remember that these things
were not put there for sport play and laughter. We can’t laugh at these
great truths, and not to think of playing with them, it is dangersous,
and very dangerous to play with the truth of Almighty God as He has said
out of his own mouth” Lest You Fine Yourself Playing With Fire.” I say
the same. So what shall we do about the separation?
If the government won’t separate us, and give to us a good send off then
the government didn’t help any. But why shouldn’t they help us with a
good send off ? Why shouldn’t they help us for the next 20 or 25 years?
Because they have no interest in what we are here saying, and what else
we have said these things in. We are sure that we must go for
ourselves.We are sure that we will be hindered, but I say we must go
forourself. I think if you and I would get down to real truth face to
face, I don’t think that you will object and agree with me that the time
have arrived that we must unite and do something for ourself.
The very laziest among us will claim that he can’t go for self and you
ask him why, he’ll say, well what you have to go over there for, or down
there, or up there? You don’t have this and that, you have references to
the white man’s civilization. These references will not be able to change
our mind in going for self because this is the only way that a nation
can achieve any good for its people, that is put them out to themselves.
We are free people, why shouldn’t they go now and exercise that freedom.
We want the world to know that we’re in trouble in America over trying to
get justice trying to get freedom and equality. We want the world to know
again that we are not standing idly by begging for these things. We’re
trying to do something to help accomplish this desire for freedom
justice and equality. We’re working in every way possible, we’re pleading
to God, and to man to help us to go for ourself, help us to do that, what
we will be satisfied with. It is the purpose of God, in his coming, that
is, to free the prisoned people, you and I, so that we might have a
chance to do something for self. Serve Him, and He will guide us in the
way of righteousness, and in the way that we may make endless progress
and success. All praises is due to Allah, Who came in The Person of
Master Fard Muhammad. We could never think Him enough for bringing to us
the truth and putting us on the right path, we could never thank Him
enough and for the great blessings that He is sending down to us day and
night, to Whom be praised forever, Almighty God in Person.
The America so-called Negro, all a hundred percent will soon come to Him
and believe as I believe. All over the world they must understand, and be
taught that we have met with God Almighty in America, and He have given
to us His purpose and His aims: to deliver us from our slave
masters,give to us a chance to go for ourself and own some of this good
Earth that we can call our own.
There could never, a better salvation come to you and I in the midst of
this troubled world to lead us and guide us into the way of truth, and to
protect us from the evil planning of our enemies day and night to
destroy us. We can never thank Allah enough, we can never forget the
great good that He has promised to us and is fulfilling it. We’ve got to
not think on how we will share in or how we may get close to the white
man to force him to accept us as his equal or as he accepts his own white
brother. This will never be done, only at such time that they may see
that they just got to go and that there is no more days of grace that
they can live, then you and I may be offered every kind of help. But we
must not wait for anything like that,as I said before, we should be wise
enough after hearing the revelation of Almighty God Allah explained ,
which has been given to me here in North America you will believe, you
also would join up.
We’re not going to beg you to join. Almighty God Allah did not send me to
beg, and I don’t need to beg; for it is written that the Earth and its
fullness, its treasures, everything belongs to Allah, we pass away like
flies daily, but nevertheless we come again in a certain term.
And today we have before us the time and the chance that we have been
long seeking to do what we desire, we have Almighty God at our side to
help us to help ourselves. We don’t like to disgrace ourselves and
others by lying down at their corners or schools seeking to be fed, nor
are we going to beg like that, even though we may suffer hunger,but we
just don’t see outselves in doing a thing like that.
If we want equality with the white man, he’s trying to give you a chance
to do so, but equality without a good home that you can call your own is
only words and there is no such thing as being equal. To be equal with
the slavemaster is to know what the salvemaster know, and to have and own
what he have. If not, you are not his equal.
We must forget the old slavery talk and thinking that one day God is
going to rise us up out of the grave and we’re going to heaven- get that
out of your mind. This is heaven now if you want to go in it. The coming
of God and His words, teaching here among us is heaven. God has promised
His sevants they shall not hunger. He has promised them that thay shall
not go nude. He has promised them a shelter on this earth that thay can
call their own. Why not be a servant of Allah, the servant of Allah
enjoys peace of mind and contentment and also have from their Lord what
they want of good. If you would help us, you would not, say, really be
us, you would be helping yourself because anything good that you do for
us, you will be rewarded according to the saying of Almighty God Allah
ten times for that one good that you did for us.
We can’t say that we should force the white man to do these things for us
that we want him to do. We can’t say we will force him, no; we won’t
force him to do such things, because he have a perfect right to hold on
to what he have, and give away that which he don’t want anytime he want
to. So why beg him for what he have, instead of begging him, to let us
have,leave of him and go where we can get the same thing for ourself by
working and taking it out of the earth like you have done. We most
certainly don’t need to beg. We need to work together and work night and
day if possible to get our people to understand that they must as a
Nation now, over 20 million people, have some of this earth that they can
call their own.
There is no people on earth that is as wicked, and deceiving as the white
man and especially the American whiteman. We must again remember that we
cannot go forever round and round and about and about and round again
thinking that he, the whiteman, is going to feed and clothe us, and
shelter us forever, We not not entertain no such idea. And fact about it,
the help that he has given to our fathers, that he claimed was help, we
must remember that, that help was not in the way of sincere and good help
as yet; we have ever been deceived in such matters. We want help like
this: to let us go free indeed, give us a place on this earth that we can
call our own. And since this has not been brought into execution then we
cannot say that it will ever be carried into execution.
The good religion of Islam teaches us in that way, that we should have
something that we can call our own. This is a very intelligent and
industrious ????????? As a slave or now as a free slave, we want to clean
up and go after that which we can call our own. We should thoroughly
clean our bodies, external parts and keep clean in your words and deeds,
and this way we will be able to tell the world that we can do something
for self. We look very foolish excepting killings and beatings just
because that we are begging the whiteman for what he has. No. We’re not
going to do that. We’re going to go after something for ourself.
A good religion doesn’t recognize a slave, it recognizes a very smart and
a very highly learned person. This religion, Islam, again makes us want
to be clean and it makes us to want to always want to stay clean. It
makes us to eat the right food and to always want to eat the right food.
The Islamic religion teaches you and I that it is a religion of fearless.
The Believer is not to fear what he has excepted, the true religion of
Islam. It is a religion that keeps you and I feeling good all the time.
It is a religion that makes you and I feel secure wherever we may be.
It is the power and the very wisdom and guidance of Almighty God, Allah,
that we’re successful.
It is this religion who brought the white man and his people out of chaos
4000 years ago. It is this religion, Islam, that all the prophets
preached that ever were on the earth and any other place. This is the
religion, a powerful religion, the religion of God and His Prophets and
the people of God.
But this is a religion not wanted by the white man. You never find them
out in the streets, or over the telephone or writing to you, inviting you
to come to their chruch. No, because they know that they do not have the
truth for a Muslim and they know they are not giving the non-Muslim the
truth. You don’t hear that you are not their equal and you have no right
to be looking for it. But in all of our works of trying to get along in
peace in America, one day we will have to let this beggin go and one day
we will have to leave America’s way of life and try to live a life of our
own and our people.
God Almighty, Himself, will prepare this life for us and God Almight,
Himself, will bring about the necessary reform for that particular world
of freedom, justice and equality that He has prepared for you and I.
Thank you and may we talk on this subject of Tricknologly of the enemy
next week at the same hour as I say unto you in the Arabic language,
which means peace, As-Salaam-Alaikum.
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