Comment by HASSAN RAHEEM replying the Blog By Harold Bell.
A CALL TO ALL REAL MEN IN AMERICA: Inside the Mind of Harold Bell flow words of wisdom and truth. Every real man should take a stand from Grand Pa down to the youth.
The Great Hosea Williams said it in a regulated ritual..."UN BOUGHT & UNBOSSED!"
I am thankful for those who have need to BUY & BOSS... Without their presence, I could not know and would not know my strengths and my weaknesses. To you all I WILL FOREVER BE GREATFUL. I finally got it!
To whom it may concern:
As of Friday, August 5, 2008, Hassan Artiste Raheem has freed himself from any physical,
spiritual or mental bondage. And as testiment to new found 'FREEING OF MY MIND, I would like to offer this little poem called "IF" by Rudiard Kippling.... to answer the QUESTION: WHERE HAVE ALL THE LEADERS GONE?
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too:
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;
If you can dream -- and not make dreams your master;
If you can think -- and not make thoughts your aim,
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same:
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools;
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings,
And never breathe a word about your loss:
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings -- nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much:
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And -- which is more -- you'll be a Man, my son!
-- Rudyard Kipling
Most men have not been challenged this way to know what they would do but I have. I for one 65 years young Black Man can Truthfully say.... "I AM A REAL MAN and I AM A FREE MAN!" ... are you... CAN YOU CHECK YES IN EVERY CATEGORY OF THIS POEM? OR HAVE YOU EVEN GONE THROUGH THE FIRE YET? Let's keep this forum going and WOMEN are free to join in as well. We want to know... WHERE HAVE ALL THE LEADERS GONE?
Thank you Harold Bell.
WHERE HAVE ALL THE LEADERS GONE?
ALWAYS BE SPECIFIC.
WHICH ONES ARE WE SEEKING?
1. The Profane teachers/leaders, non thinkers, MIND CONTROLLED, CONFORMIST TO EVIL CONCEPTS AND IDEAS, NOT LIEN HOLDERS OF THEIR ONCE ORIGINAL DIVINE CONSCIOUS, THOSE WHO DO NOT KNOW HOW TO OUT-THINK THE OPPRESSORS, THE TIRED AND FEARFUL.
2. The Divine teachers/leaders, the free critical thinkers, lien holders of their own once ORIGINAL Divine conscious, non conformist to evil concepts and idea. Those who knows how to out think the oppressors. The Tireless and fearless.
WHERE HAVE ALL THE LEADERS GONE?
GENETICALLY, THEY ARE ALL HERE WITHIN US, WALKING ON/IN EARTH. THEY ARE ALL HERE IN OUR PSYCHE DNA SOUL MIND, BEHIND THE MASTER GATEKEEPER CALL FEAR.
IN THE MOVIE MALCOLM X, AT THE END OF THE MOVIE, BOTH GENDERS, SEVERAL CHILDREN STOOD UP AND SAID. I AM MALCOLM X.
WHY DO WE OFTEN LOOK FOR WHAT WE NEED, LOOK FOR WHAT IS ALREADY INSIDE OF EACH OF US, WHICH WHEN WE ARE USING OUR DIVINE RIGHT MIND-SET, AND ACTIVATE THOSE ANCESTORS WITHIN US. SO WE CAN BECOME ALIVE AND BE LIKE THOSE WE ASK WHERE ARE THEY?
I AM USING THIS STATEMENT TO GET MY POINT ACROSS. THE SO CALLED JESUS SUPPOSE TO HAVE SAID, THE SAME THING HE SUPPOSE TO HAVE DONE, WE THE PEOPLE CAN ALSO DO.
THE THINGS GARVEY, MALCOLM...AND THE LIKES OF, CAN WE DO WHAT THEY DID AND GREATER THAN WHAT THEY DID?
WHAT PART OF THIS STATEMENT BY HON. GARVEY WE DO NOT COMPREHEND? UP! UP! UP! YOU MIGHTY ONES, YOU CAN ACCOMPLISH WHAT YOU WILL. What part of (Garvey) we do not comprehend, when he said, SEE you in the whirlwind/world wind, we do not comprehend? Comprehending is usually follow with action. Comprehension is a power mental weapon and tool.
WHERE ARE ALL THE LEADERS RIGHT NOW?
THE MALCOLM, GARVEYITTES, HARRIET TRUMAN...AND THE LIKES OF ARE GONE TO.
ON THE POLE/STREET WALKERS
KILLING EACH OTHER IN AND OUT OF AFRIKA
KILLING CHILDREN THOUGHT TO BE WITCHES
IN THE WOMB/ PREGNANCY IN THE BLACK WOMAN NOW SHE WHO WILL MORE THAN LIKELY TEACH THE UNBORN/NOT YET BORN WHEN THEY ARE BORN, WILL TEACH THOSE NOT YET BORN TO BE IN RELIGION.
WHERE HAVE ALL THE LEADERS GONE?
MOST HAVE BEEN MADE IN THE IMAGE OF THE OPPRESSORS EMULATING THE OPPRESSORS.
WHERE ARE THE TRUE TEACHERS/LEADERS RIGHT NOW? GONE IS GONE, RIGHT NOW IS RIGHT NOW?
WHEN THE TRUE TEACHER/LEADERS ARE RIGHT IN FRONT OF OUR FACES TELLING US THE REAL AND RAW TRUTH/REALITY (BOTH GENDERS), COSMIC WARRIOR OSIRIS, GODDESS AFFIONG...AND ALL LIKE MINDS, WHEN THEY ARE IN OUR FACES, AND WE HAVE BEEN IN THEIR PRESENCE AND SAT AT THEIR FEET, COMPREHEND WHAT THEY WRITE, AND STILL WE DO NOT KNOW WHO IS/ARE THE TRUE TEACHERS/LEADERS, WE ARE BLIND, DEAF, AND DUMB AND THAT =IGNORANCE.
IF WE ARE TOO FEARFUL OF SAVING OUR OWN LIVES, WE ARE SPIRITUALLY DEAD AND DESERVE WHATEVER THE CONSEQUENCES THAT FOLLOWS.
THOSE IN WHAT IS CALLED THE GHETTO/HOOD/BOTTOM THE MANY GARVEY'S, MALCOLM'S, HARRIET TUBMAN'S...AND THE LIKES OF.
REPARATIONS NOW IS RESPECT FOR SELF AND THE BLACK AFRIKAN KINGDOM.
Brothers and sisters,
Greetings. The Kipling poem posted by my brother is my favorite of all time. It is posted right over my desk and has been a guide for me since my youth. The words of Kipling, the Bible, my Mom and mentors have constituted a treasure I would never exchange for a room full of gold.
IMHO leaders are not born, but are forged out of the fire of their experiences that extracts the noblest motives and actions from their hearts. Two men/women may go through the same difficult experience. One is embittered by it and allows it to distort who they are spiritually, turning them into a twisted version of who they could be. Instead, they become distrustful, fearful, hateful and deceptive. The second, guided by the wisdom of the ancestors, automatically, unconsciously, without even thinking about it, uses that experience to promote growth in their spirit - becoming more trustful, courageous, loving and honest.
We stand at a unique cusp in human history, for it is true: 'The first will be last, and the last will be first.' Yet, who will forge the foundation of that new world, that new age, that new humanity? Is it winnowing time? Is it time of the great separation? Are we prepared to provide leadership in a new earth? What is that critical quality that is always a hallmark of true leaders of men and women?
Love of that universal spirit that caused all things to exist, including the spirit that dwells inside of each of us. Love of this planet, designed to provide all our physical, emotional, and psychological needs. And last, but not least, love for all humanity - our brothers and sisters. Truth be told, we are all the same under the skin. What binds us together, like a special kind of glue, is love for one another. Show love at all times, my family.
IMHO our leaders are all present and accounted for today. Yes, there is room for more, but the critical mass of leadership is in place. You will notice they all possess that critical quality - love. So, fear not. The Universal Spirit knows exactly how to raise a great crowd of leaders to form the foundation of that new earth, that paradise we all yearn to live in, forever. No pie in the sky heaven for us. Earth is our home and this where we belong.
Be at peace. The transition time is fast approaching. The loving leadership is in place. Finally, might I add: Why Not Us? Why not now?
Shalom beloved family. Shalom.