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When Will the Deception and Lying Stop?



Economics, Not Politics Governs Human Behavior

The headline and story below, from the Philadelphia Inquirer, February 17, 2023, is the latest example of deception and lying. Media continues to drape its blanket over the eyes of humanity, blinding them from reality. It was a story by Tony Romm that appeared in the Washington Post on February 16, 2023.

U.S. may have five months before default, CBO warns

The United States risks a catastrophic default between July and September if the nation’s debt limit isn’t raised in time, according to a projection released Wednesday by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, offering a clearer estimate of the deadline that Washington faces to avert a costly political and economic crisis.

…The CBO delivered its estimate Wednesday along with a dour review of the federal budget, laying bare the difficult, long-term challenges that lawmakers face to address the country’s finances. The deficit — the annual imbalance between what the government spends and receives in revenue — is expected to reach $1.4 trillion this year and average an additional $2 trillion each year after until 2032, according to its projections. “Over the long term, our projections suggest changes in fiscal policy must be made,” said Phillip Swagel, the director of the CBO, in a briefing with reporters Wednesday, noting the “adverse consequences” of large and growing debt.

How about the novel idea of taxing the wealth of the ruling elite and their minions to increase government revenue. That tax revenue would be greater than income tax from working class US citizens, who now feed the cost of interest paid to private bankers?

In future years, the shortfall is expected to widen considerably, totaling $18.8 trillion by the end of the decade, or roughly $3 trillion more than the CBO anticipated in its report last spring. That means the sum of the country’s total outstanding obligations — the amount subject to the debt-ceiling law — could reach $52 trillion in 2033, according to the CBO.

Let’s begin with the question, a costly political and economic crisis” for who? Besides US citizens, who else would be adversely affected if the loan default of thirty-one trillion dollars ($31,000,000,000,000) by the United States government occurred.

Aren’t the people who hold the debt at risk as well? By the way, who are the people who hold the debt of 330,000,000 US citizens?

To answer the question, we only need to know one thing; “who owns the 12 Federal Reserve Banks in the United States?”

“Examining the organization and function of the Federal Reserve Banks and applying the relevant factors, we conclude that the Reserve Banks are not federal instrumentalities for purposes of the FTCA but are independently owned and locally controlled corporations.” — Lewis v. U.S. (Ninth Circuit Court)

The 12 privately owned Federal Reserve Banks comprise the Federal Reserve System, the Central Bank of the United States. They determine the cost and supply of money, worldwide.

This answer tells us who has the greatest to lose, and who has the most to gain if the US defaults on its debt to the Federal Reserve Bank(s). I maintain that the biggest losers in a default are the 12 Federal Reserve Banks, which are privately owned. The citizens of the United States would be the biggest beneficiaries from such an occurrence of default. It would represent the largest transfer of wealth in world history.

A loan default of the US citizens’ debt to the 12 Federal Reserve Banks instantly eliminates thirty-one trillion dollars of debt and simultaneously provides the people of the United States the opportunity to establish their own ‘banking system’, a true national Central Bank, cooperatively and collectively owned by of all of its citizens, and completely free of private ownership, and without usury. According to US Bankruptcy Law, US citizens could declare bankruptcy, and start anew immediately.

I suggest establishing a new economic paradigm that maintains free enterprise (entrepreneurship) and collective cooperation (partnerships and corporations), while guaranteeing a societal protocol that provides each citizen their food, clothing, shelter, health care, education, transportation, and communication needs.

The structure of human society is based on economics, not politics, and religion, the two lieutenants who enable captain ‘econ’.

A noted American historian, and my fraternity brother, Prof. Douglas Greenberg, Ph.D., read my first draft of this work and asked me, “do you really want to stake the success of your entire treatise on persuading a particular form of social, economic, and political organization that will overturn the “shit-storm capitalism”, or something else?”

There is no ‘something else’ for me. My answer was simple. Unequivocally, yes; the “shit-storm capitalism” must be overturned.

“It is a common myth within capitalism that the individual through drive and hard work can become a capitalist. In the USA it is usual to refer to an individual like John D. Rockefeller, SR as someone who rose from ‘rags to riches. To complete the moral of the Rockefeller success story it would be necessary to fill in the details on all of the millions of people who had to be exploited in order for one man to become a multi-billionaire. The acquisition of wealth is not due to hard work alone, or the African working as slaves in America and the West Indies would have been the wealthiest group in the world. The individualism of the capitalist must be seen against the hard and unrewarded work of the masses.” How Europe Underdeveloped Africa, — Walter Rodney, 1975

Capitalism created, and continues to perpetuate, white supremacy. To get rid of one necessitates the removal/end of the other.

In his book, Myth of Black Progress, Cambridge University Press, London, 1984, Alphonse Pinkney offered the following observation regarding capitalism and racism; as true today as the day it was written, almost 40 years ago.

“…This results from centuries of oppression, and from the privileges white people enjoy over black people. Capitalism, at its core, is exploitation, for it thrives on one group’s maintaining dominance over another. As long as American society is based largely on class, it is likely that visible members of minorities will be victims of oppression. That is not to say that racism has disappeared from societies that have become transformed from capitalism to socialism. However, the eradication of capitalism is seen as a necessary if not sufficient condition for the elimination of both prejudiced attitudes and discriminating behavior.”

And A.M. Babu’s Postscript to How Europe Underdeveloped Africa, by Walter Rodney, further reinforces the point.

“After reading the harrowing accounts of the brutality of slavery, of subjugation, of deprivation and humiliation, when whole civilizations were crushed in order to serve the imperialist interests of the West: when settled societies were disintegrated by force of imperialist arms so the plantation owners of the ‘new world’ could get their uprooted, and therefore permanent labor force to build what is now the most advanced capitalist economy, it becomes absolutely clear that the only way out of our current impasse is through a revolutionary path — a complete break from the system which is responsible for all of our past and present miseries.” Equism is the harbinger.

Equism, which I derived from the word ‘equity,’ is a new economic paradigm that provides the true freedom of ‘free enterprise’ and the ‘collective cooperation’ of humankind necessary for societal advancement.

As defined by The American College Dictionary, Third Edition, 1993, equity means “the state, quality, or ideal of being just, impartial, and fair. Something that is just, impartial, and fair.” We presently experience a world that is not just, not impartial, and not fair. The present dystopia: climate change, pandemic, war, unbridled capitalism, and rampant racism, bears witness.

I know that I’m not the first person to consider questions regarding the efficacy of capitalism, and I won’t be the last. European thinkers like Marx and Engels knew workers were being exploited by capitalists in the “Age of Industry’ and developed what is today called ‘Marxism’. They also co-authored “The Communist Manifesto,” 1848, which produced variations that today are called ‘Communism’ and ‘Socialism.’

Marx and Engels, and many of their interpreters and critics offered European-inspired perspectives that could never be a solution for the exploited peoples of the world. Their perspective has been jaundiced by a culture that survived in the hills and caves of Europe for over 40,000 years. [Check out the meaning of a ‘three dog night’]

“A problem cannot be solved by the consciousness that created it.” — Albert Einstein

African creative thinking is now finding its voice once again.

“We have declared that we wish to build our economy on the basis of the equality of all citizens and have specifically rejected the concept of creating a class system where one group of people owns the means of production for the purpose of getting profit and another group works for them. We have not excluded private enterprise, and we want people to start their own productive and commercial undertakings. But we have said that the emphasis in our economy should be on ownership by the people, through the people’s own institutions. What we are thus trying to do is build a ‘mixed economy’ which includes both public and private enterprise — with the emphasis on the former — so as to get the most rapid and most beneficial economic development.”  Julius Nyerere, the 1st President of Tanzania, 1960

The creative thinking that I offer is the same as that of my African brother, President Nyerere. Equism provides the methodology to achieve our mutual objective.

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Jews, Christians, and Muslims: What Ten Commandments Would Moses Offer Today?



Yes, the Hebrew Moses was an African, born and raised. He spoke Aramaic, a Semitic language.

I have exercised my artistic license to offer what I think Moses, an African, would offer today. With history in his rear view mirror, I believe he would accept my adjustments to Commandments 1–4; while 5–10 being mathematically correct, remain intact. I think we all agree that in today’s dystopic world, there is a dire need for the law enforcement of the 10 Commandments. Every day CHOOSA (Children of Stolen and Sold Africans) bear witness to the paucity of their implementation.

The BOLD print indicates my variation of Moses’s Commandments found in the Old Testament, in the Book of Exodus (The word ‘exodus’ will be dealt with another time). The bracketed is my brief commentary.


“Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” — Exodus 20:3

“Thou shalt not have a GOD, much less gods.”

[I offer the following as my commentary regarding ‘God’ and religion.]

“Religion keeps the poor from killing the rich.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

“We have used the Bible as if it were a mere special constable’s handbook, an opium dose for keeping the beasts of burden patient while they were being overloaded, a mere book to keep the poor in order.” — Charles Kingsley, Canon of the Church of England

“When the missionaries arrived, the Africans had the land and the missionaries had the Bible. They taught us how to pray with our eyes closed. When we opened them, they had the land and we had the Bible.” — Jomo Kenyatta

It’s not what you know that hurts you. It’s what you know, that just ain’t so.” — Leroy ‘Satchel’ Paige


“Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image.” — Exodus 20:4

“Thou shalt not make the U.S. Dollar a GRAVEN IMAGE.”

[There is no greater example of a graven image than the fiat currency called the U.S. Dollar. Its worship has created a world of greed, corruption, and evil which humanity has endured for the last few centuries. I think we can all bear witness that it is indeed the root of all of the evil that exists and persists in the world today.]


“Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.” — Exodus 20:7

“Thou shalt not allow the economic paradigm — Capitalism — to exist.”

[The evil of Capitalism is direct disrespect for humanity. My mantra, “economics is the driving force in humanity” makes me laser-focused on the economic paradigm governing our world. Allowing the unethical, immoral, unrighteousness, inequitable, and unjust practice of Capitalism is a CRIME against humanity; and is absolutely disrespectful to Creation/Existence.]


“Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.” — Exodus 20:8–10

“Remember that every day of your life requires WORK and REST, to keep it real.”

[Human beings require both work and rest for the sustenance of life. In order to sustain ourselves, we must respect ourselves by acting in accord with our nature, which is to be free. “Self-preservation is the duty of each and every living organism.” To practice such means no longer being a slave to the European banking cartels. They have ruled the world since the formation of the British East India Company (December 31, 1600), and the Dutch West India Company (June 3, 1621).]


“Honor thy father and thy mother.” — Exodus 20:12

“HONOR thy mother and thy father.”

[We must always love and care for those who cared for us first.]


“Thou shalt not kill.” — Exodus 20:13

“Thou shalt not KILL.”

[I won’t insult your intelligence by repeating all of the horrors of the Holocausts Europeans have perpetrated. You already know of the most atrocious. The Middle Passage cost the lives of 20–30 million Africans, and the European theft of the Americas cost the lives of over 50 million Native Indigenous Americans. The wars that the European has waged, not only among themselves, but against Africans, Asians, and Native Indigenous People throughout the world have cost the lives of another 20–30 million people. It is an indictment that must, and will be, adjudicated.]


“Thou shalt not commit adultery.” — Exodus 20:14

“Thou shalt not commit ADULTERY.”

[The sanctimony of marriage must be respected, preserved, and promoted.]


“Thou shalt not steal.” — Exodus 20:15

“Thou shalt not STEAL.”

[Taking anything that doesn’t belong to you is stealing. That is what the European has been doing since Alexander III invaded, pillaged, and conquered Egypt in 332 B.C. The British bragged that, “the sun never sets on the British Empire.” The Banking Cartels may have shifted locations, but they still carry on their work of world domination. North, Central (including the Caribbean), and South America; along with Asia, African, and Australia (including the South Pacific islands) is land that was stolen, and still is presently controlled by these bankers. Their greatest theft is USURY. As Thomas Alva Edison said, “Interest is the invention of Satan.”]


“Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.” — Exodus 20:16

“Thou shalt not LIE.”

[Honestly, honesty is a Universal Law that must be adhered to. If you lie to someone, you are “bearing false witness,” and may cause harm to yourself and to others. The ultimate penalty could be your death.]


“Thou shalt not covet.” — Exodus 20:17

“Thou shalt not COVET.”

[Covet means to be so jealous of something someone else has, that you want it desperately. After living in the hills and caves of Europe for 40,000 years, the Caucasian emerged with a lust and desire for the world that Aristotle, Alexander III’s tutor and mentor described to him. Aristotle talked of a land that the Greeks named and called Africa; a wonderful glorious Continent that he learned from Socrates, via Plato.]

I conclude with two more Commandment that I believe Moses would offer today.


“Thou shalt not tell people that I have chosen you as my special people, privileged with Whiteness.”

[First, it is not true. ALL life is chosen from, and emanates from Creation. Our very existence if proof of Creation, an extremely random process favoring no one. Secondly, all that lie does is build up resentment and hatred against you. We are all special creations, with none being superior to others, notwithstanding our cultural differences.]


“Thou shalt not practice Usury.”

[The expression, “neither a lender nor a borrower be” is the best advice one can receive. Charging interest, which is a severe burden to the borrower, that need not be, has been forbidden in Christianity and Islam since they were formed. I offer the following for your consideration]

“Debt’s ancient origin is reflected in biblical admonitions [2,000 years ago] about debt, and the interest payments which often accompany debt. So Solomon warns, “The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender.

In Exodus, when God specifies the ordinances for the Jewish people, he includes the admonition that, “If you lend to any of my people with you who is poor, you shall not be to him as a creditor, and you shall not exact interest from him.

Secret Life of Money, Tad Crawford, 1994

That admonition should apply to all humanity, not just European Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews.

Please offer your thoughts; and let’s talk about specific solutions.

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There Is No Nexus Between Black Nationalism and Marxism: It Is Nonsense To Propose Such!



I have been following the writings of Dwayne Wong (Omowale) since I joined ten months ago. He has written some though-provoking essays that I have found interesting. Even though he wrote the following essay in March of this year, my jury is still out deliberating on my younger brother (I am 77, so I can call him my younger brother). I do believe he will be acquitted. 🙂

Why I’m Not a Marxist

This is the final in a series of articles that I published on the topic of Marxism in the Pan-African struggle. I want…

Today, he posted an essay that grabbed my attention. My belief that “the driving force in humanity is economics” compelled me to respond.

“…So the lineage of capitalism passes naturally from the earliest Babylonian merchants through the medieval burghers to the early bourgeois and finally to the industrial capitalist.” — The Origin of Capitalism; A Longer View, Ellen Meiksins, 2002

Economics matters. Everything that one does each day, hour, minute, and second, is precisely determined by the economic paradigm that governs one’s life. I hope that he will not be offended by my assessment of his piece that my headline addresses. I certainly welcome his assessment of mine.

The Ideological Debate Between Black Nationalism and Marxism

The ideological debate between Black Nationalism and Marxism has been a topic of discussion and contention for decades…

disagree with his statement that, the ideological debate between Black Nationalism and Marxism that has shaped the discourse on liberation and justice within the Black community, “is not an either-or situation, but rather an opportunity to embrace the strengths and insights of both ideologies.”

It is absolutely an either-or-situation.

There is not contest. Black Nationalism is the winner. (Similar to the ass-whooping (70–20) that the Miami Dolphins administered on the Denver Broncos last Sunday.)

There are NO strengths and insights in Marxist ideology that support African Liberation. Marxism is an eco-political European ideology that, by our brother’s admission, “does not directly address racial oppression.” Marx and Engels published their “Communist Manifesto” (1848), to address the issues facing European/Caucasian people, not us.

Just because Marx was an opponent of Capitalism, it does not make him an friend or advocate for the liberation of our people. Both Capitalism and Communism perpetuate our enslavement; and must be understood as an anathema to COLONIZED Africans, Asians, and Indigenous Americans worldwide. (As quiet as it’s kept, the Earth is a “Company Town” operating under European hegemony.

The Colony Called America: Company Town 3.0

How dare I call America a colony, much less a company town? The truth is the truth. I assume you will agree with me…

Brother Dwayne correctly points out that, “Padmore, initially a communist, abandoned the Communist Party after realizing that white communists were not fully committed to African liberation. He became critical of the racism within the communist movement and praised Garvey for his understanding of white communists’ racism.”

My brother goes on to say that Garvey, “identified as a self-professed capitalist but was critical of exploitative practices within capitalism.” Rest assured that Garvey’s definition of capitalism was quite different than Adam Smith’s definition. Brother Garvey meant making use of Land and Labor to produce Capital (goods and services necessary for the growth and development of society) was his objective, as it should be for anyone wanting to live in a productive civilized society.

Adam Smith’s Capitalism, which began when Alexander III invaded and conquered Egypt in 332 B.C., advocates the ownership of “private property,” including the ownership of human beings, salaried or otherwise. Garvey did not.

As Brother Omowale said, “Black Nationalism is an ideology that emphasizes racial unity and self-determination for the Black community.” He also astutely observed that, “Garvey, a Jamaican-born activist, advocated for the establishment of a separate Black nation and the repatriation of Black people to Africa. He believed that economic empowerment was the foundation for Black liberation and encouraged Black people to be proud of their African heritage.” I am in 100% agreement with Brother Marcus, one of my icons and mentors.

Brother Garvey’s call for separation and repatriation of American Africans to Africa is the only opportunity we have to achieve Liberation and Freedom. Marcus’s thoughts are African centered. Marx’s thoughts are Eurocentric. The two ideologies will never coincide, correlate, nor coexist together.

The ideological debate between Black Nationalism and Marxism, is “a ship that has sailed.” There is no longer a debate. Black Nationalism, as defined by the Honorable Marcus Garvey, must be our life work. It is certainly my life work.

Adam Smith, Karl Marx, and Me; Capitalism, Marxism, and Equism; Black Folk Need To Know

On February 11, 2023, Rustam Seerat, posted the following essay on It is an AI-generated imaginary…

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What Does INTEGRATION Mean? Mathematically It Is The Truth; Racially It Is A Lie; Culturally It Is Critical to the Survival of Humanity.



The Merriam-Webster Dictionary offers several meanings for this transitive verb integration. The importance of each meaning is critical to understanding my answers to the question posed in the above headline.

1: to form, coordinate, or blend into a functioning or unified whole : UNITE

2 a: to incorporate into a larger unit

b: to unite with something else

3 a: DESEGREGATE integrate school districts

b: to end the segregation of and bring into equal membership in society or an organization

I begin with #1, the mathematical definition of integration. “To form, coordinate, or blend into a functioning or unified whole: UNITE” is the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. “Mathematics is Truth.” The concept of unity is acceptable to everyone. Folk would agree that there is strength in UNITY.

But what is the purpose for unity? Are the KKK, the Proud Boys, and the Oath Keepers good purposes for unity? For Europeans, the answer is yes. For Africans, Asians, and Indigenous Americans living in European colonies, the answer is no.

Number 3 is where the ‘rubber meets the road.’ “DESEGREGATE, integrate school districts” and “to end the segregation of and bring into equal membership in society or an organization” speak directly to “Race Is a Lie.” Race, the false narrative propagated by the European is a man-made construct called that has deliberately divided humanity since its inception and is still in effect and in force today.

The belief that race accounts for differences in human character or ability, and that a particular race is superior to others, and that discrimination or prejudice based on race is justified by law is a total human fabrication. Scientifically, no valid fact regarding human behavior can be drawn from the melanin content of a human being’s skin. Melanin is a pigment — meaning color, nothing more, nothing less.

Human beings are shaped by our genetic heritage (bio-chemical package), our parents’ lessons, the “schooling” we receive, our own personal experiences, and “the proverbial environment” as we traverse ‘life’; also, learning from the experience of others who have already gone before.

The hatred, animosity, and divisiveness engendered and promulgated by Race are threatening human survival. The exigent circumstances that we face today demand immediate attention, and immediate action.

I will end with #2, which offers, “to incorporate into a larger unit” and “to unite with something else.” “…Culture is critical to the survival of Humanity.” What does cultural integration mean?

I am very clear that humanity’s survival is dependent on the mutual cooperation of its inhabitants. We absolutely need to incorporate into a larger unit, but caveat emptor. The man-made economic, political, and religious ideologies that perpetuate the hegemony of the ‘ruling elite’ cannot, and will not be carried forward by us.

Africans, Asians, and Indigenous Americans must, and will discard Capitalism, Democracy, and Monotheism in order to survive and thrive. “To unite with something else” is mandatory. That ‘something else’ is a new paradigm, an African centered paradigm.

I have no interest in overturning Capitalism or overthrowing Democracy, much less trying to stamp out Monotheism. If that is what folks want, I say, “let them have at it.”

Humanity wants and needs something different than what we experience today under European rule. Our present dystopia should be proof enough for you.

Capitalism, which has continuously evolved since Alexander III invaded Egypt (Africa) in 332 BC, established and articulated the reasoning for the European collecting and controlling all of the human and natural resources necessary for the production, distribution and consumption of the goods and services essential to the growth and evolution of an organized people.

It was both purposeful and deliberate. And it was concomitant with the Europeans having stolen lands and peoples. Capitalism works for Europeans. It does not work for 99% of humanity. European Capitalism created the problem humanity faces today.

“A problem cannot be solved by the consciousness that created it.” — Albert Einstein

Pope Francis’s recent statement is further proof.

An economic system that is fair, trustworthy and capable of addressing the most profound challenges facing humanity and our planet is urgently needed.”

Pope Francis and I agree.

Democracy, the political philosophy, was developed by Cleisthenes in Athens in 507 B.C. After less than 100 years, ‘democracy’ had reared its ugly head sufficiently for Plato to voice opinion. Founder of the Academy in Athens, “the first institution of higher learning in the Western World” — Wikipedia — and considered the founding father of political philosophy, Plato, was taught by Socrates, an African, and in turn, Plato taught Aristotle, Alexander III’s tutor, and mentor.

Plato believed that the democratic man was more concerned about his money over how he could help people. “He does whatever he wants whenever he wants to do it. His life has no priority.” [Capitalism in its infancy.] Plato did not believe that democracy is the best form of government. Plato’s Republic presents a critical view of democracy through the narration of our brother Socrates (a Greek African):

…foolish leaders of Democracy, which is a charming form of government full of variety and disorder and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequaled alike.”

Monotheism is a tool.

“Religion keeps the poor from killing the rich.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

Here is a more telling message.

“We have used the Bible as if it were a mere special constable’s handbook, an opium dose for keeping the beasts of burden patient while they were being overloaded, a mere book to keep the poor in order.” — Charles Kingsley, Canon of the Church of England

And one more, from an African centered perspective.

It’s not what you know that hurts you. It’s what you know, that just ain’t so.” — Leroy ‘Satchel’ Paige

Please offer your thoughts; and let’s talk about specific solutions.

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