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The Hidden Extremes

Imam W. Deen Muhammad


With the Name Allah (In the Name of God), the Gracious, the Compassionate

As - Salaam – Alaikum

(Editor's note: Following are excerpts from I Imam Wallace Deen Muhammad's address to the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice, March 29, 1979 in Philadelphia, Penn.)

There is a devil-being in our lives. In our national life. In world life. A devil-being that depends on our overlooking his strangeness.

If you really want to get a lie past somebody, make it as ridiculous as possible, and whenever people hear it and identify it they will laugh. They won't take it seriously. That's the tool of the devil-being.

The devil-being trusts that his work will seem so ridiculous that whenever it's discovered and reported, the society will laugh at it. That's the super-mind of the devil.

I'm not talking about a spirit out there somewhere. I'm talking about a spirit down here, right inside what we call human beings.

People who want to dominate and keep a monopoly on the world; people who want to call the shots so they know what is in the future for them; people who keep the great masses of people outside of the reality of what's actually happening to them from the outside — these select people know what we don't know.

Their ancestors have passed down to them knowledge that they haven't allowed to be passed down to us: the knowledge of how the world is structured upon a knowledge base and how everything of this world is designed to create human thinking and behavior.

As long as these masterminds — who control the future of the world and the future shaping of human thinking and behavior — keep their design on the environmental patterns, they can always predict what is going to be in the future.

They have a way of influencing environmental patterns to produce the kind of thinking they want. Crime is not a problem for them, crime is a problem for us. Whenever crime becomes a problem for them, all they do is create influences in the environment that will shape a new thinking that will eventually bring the people from crime to something else.

They operate in extremes; if crime becomes a problem, what they usually do is turn the society toward over-sentimentality. They make you over-sentimental so you will be too watery to deal with them — they are stone.

Any time the society becomes too human and begins presenting problems that won't allow them to develop the kind of corrupt things they need to create money for them, they begin to reverse that and turn you into silly, vulgar skunks again.

They have a record out called "One Nation Under a Groove." That's all you have to do to get a nation back in your hands once they have seen the rational light of human or community development. To get them back in your hands, put them "under a groove."

We  have  seen  Disco  become  popular "Shake Your Booty." Pretty soon that spirit replaces the reverence for God. It replaces the reverence for the sacredness of the human individual.

They know the mentality of the society they have created, so they make things that appeal to the new mind they have created. You wind up buying those things — five pairs of shoes for one child to wear at one time — you do ridiculous, silly things because they've given you an artificial mind — a mind for doing abnormal things.

You might come outdoors with underwear on your head and say, "What're you looking at fool? — this is the style."

The only way to beat crime is to beat the criminal that has been designing this world. If j we can beat the criminal that has been designing the thinking for this world, we can beat crime. Until we do that, we will only be battling stormy waters with nothing but a broken oar. We can't get ourselves back together unless God helps us.

Peace be to you
Your brother in service to Allah,
Wallace Deen Muhammad

(To be continued)