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Sharecropping Cotton for the Modern 'Pharaoh' by Dr. Ridgely Abdul Mu'min Muhammad

According to The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews, Volume 2 (TSRv2), Southern Jewish politicians were at the forefront of the disenfranchisement of Blacks. The removal of northern troops from the South after the infamous “Compromise of 1877” and the subsequent establishment of Jim Crow Black Codes made it virtually illegal for Blacks to participate in the cotton-based agri-business bonanza generated from the forced labor of the Black ex-slaves. The new system they set up was called “sharecropping.” However, this system was not new to the European Jews who set it up. They had a model from their secretive holy book called the Talmud and it was similar to the Old Testament system Volume 2 • Issue 5 • 2011 that Joseph set up for Pharaoh. The new sharecropping system went like this: Cotton was the only cash crop that the Jewish merchants would accept as collateral from Black farmers in exchange for the staples he needed from the merchant to feed his family until the crop was harvested six months later. The Black farmers would then have to give that crop back to the merchants who loaned them the money at whatever interest and additional charges that these merchants saw fit, so that by the end of the harvest season the Black farmer wound up owing more money than at the beginning of the season. One of the Black Codes stated: “Blacks were forbidden to sell farm products like flour, cotton, hay, rice, peas, wheat, etc., without the written permission from a white man.” So with the virtual elimination of the ability of Blacks to benefit from the production of the raw cotton, and then being disallowed from selling other commodities that they could have produced, the Jewish merchants and cotton brokers made profits that would later produce financial giants such as Lehman Brothers and the Seligman enterprises. The parallels between the Black sharecropping system that developed in Reconstruction America and that which existed in the Jewish society of ancient Babylonia are hard to ignore. It is entirely plausible that their ancient blueprint factored into their economic schemes set up in the South. TSRv2 quotes Jacob Neusner who stated that early sages of Talmudic Jews had developed “rules governing land use, placement of diverse types of crops, rights of ownership, alongside provision of part of the crop to those whom God had designed as recipients of his [sic] share of the produce....God owns the land, the householder is the sharecropper…” (emphasis mine) In fact, the Bible’s Deuteronomy 23:20 explicitly permits Jews to engage in usury against non-Jews and dictates that land should be used to insure a usurious loan. So the crop liens and usurious credit arrangements described in TSRv2 that locked

Southern Blacks into desperate, generational poverty under the modern Pharaoh were identical in every way to the socalled “hubullum loans” pushed onto the peasant farmers by the moneylenders of ancient Israel. An example of the Talmudic form of sharecropping can be read in the scriptures of the Bible in relation to Joseph and Pharaoh. “Pharaoh” was not a name but a title, which according to the 1981 World Book Encyclopedia “was a title of the later kings of ancient Egypt. The Egyptians did not call their ruler pharaoh until after they were conquered by foreigners (the Hyksos) around 1700 B.C. Even then, pharaoh was not one of the king's most important titles.” It was a title used only by foreigners who conquered Egypt until they were kicked out. It is only the writers of the Old Testament who used “Pharaoh” as a title for the king of Egypt. Now the passages in Genesis (47:20-27) referring to the relationship between Joseph and this “Pharaoh” who enslaved the Egyptian people make sense where Joseph essentially sets up a sharecropping system for Pharaoh. According to the Bible, Joseph gave the Egyptian people and their land to Pharaoh. Joseph then gave the Egyptian farmers seed, rented them back their land and took 20 percent of the crop for Pharaoh. In the sub-chapter called “The Cost of the Black-Jewish Relationship” in TSRv2, we get the data that allows us to produce a precise analysis of the economic losses of the Black farmers as compared to the economic profits of the merchant class (modern Pharaoh). The merchant’s investment would be what he loaned the Black sharecropper to produce his cotton crop plus whatever overhead expenses he incurred. The expenses for an average-sized 25-acre cotton farm would include rent, mules, farming implements, and ginning fees amounting to about $261 for the farm. According to TSRv2, the total yield for 25 acres of cotton would be 12 bales of cotton paying the farmer $35 per bale or $420 for the whole crop. Now when you subtract expenses of $261 from the gross returns of $420, the farmer is left with $159 as the returns to his and his family's labor for six months of work on 25 acres. This is $26.50 per month to be split up with the whole family— less than a dollar a day. On the other hand, the cotton merchant loaned the farmer money to pay his rent ($210), his ginning fees ($51), and gave him consumer items at an over-inflated credit price ($80), for a total of $341. When he sold the farmer's cotton for $672, he only paid the farmer $420 for those 12 bales. So he made an initial profit of $252 ($672-$420) plus an additional $37 in profits he made off of the farmer's store purchases. So, with an initial investment of $341, the cotton merchant made a total profit of $289 ($252+$37) for a return on his investment of 84.7 percent or four times the profits of the ancient Pharaoh. TSRv2 uses the case of H. Hiller, who had 400 Black sharecroppers under his control, as an example of the profit making potential of these merchants. So if Mr. Hiller had 400


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such farmers beneath him, he would have made $115,600 in clear profits per year, while each of his Black farmers at best was living off of $159 per year. This is the real secret relationship between the Black sharecropper and the Jewish cotton merchant after we thought slavery had ended. It was a new slavery which put the “free” Black farmer (the “Real Children of Israel”) under the Jewish cotton merchant—the real modern Pharaoh.

employees. Even if Black farmers or land owners receive the $1.25 billion promised to them in the most recent judgment, the U.S. government still owes them another $23 billion compensation for the 13 million acres of farmland lost due to the USDA's relentless schemes to confiscate their property. The research released by the Hon. Min. Louis Farrakhan has proved that “Pharaoh” is not a 4,000 year old Old Testament concept. Our hard-working and industrious farmers have been victimized by this new Pharaoh's devious schemes all over the South, and now our eyes are finally coming open. We now see that we are indeed the REAL Children of Israel, but we have been tricked into taking advice, counsel, and “friendship” from the agents of a wicked Pharaoh. And now that The Hon. Min. Louis Farrakhan has revealed their scheming against God's people, it is time to ACT like the true Children of Israel and move on to OUR OWN Promised Land. (Dr. Ridgely Abdul Mu'min Muhammad, Agricultural Economist, National Student Minister of Agriculture and Farm Manager of Muhammad Farms. He can be reached at drridge@bellsouth.net)

For more on this topic, visit http://www.BlacksandJews.com and read the Final Call Newspaper. You can also join the conversation on Twitter@BlacksandJews. ____________________   Typical Black sharecropper's home and harvest. Making millions for the Modern Merchant. Pharaoh.  

TSRv2 reads like an economic road map. It defines the once hidden milestones and economic turns that allowed the European Jews to come to America broke, but given a knapsack, a few goods and the Black community to exploit. The former slaves were no match for a well-greased, experienced, and integrated machine that this merchant class brought with them from Europe. The once-slave came out to this new world with farming skills, building skills, accustomed to hard work, and with large families to help with the harvest. Cotton and sharecropping broke the spirit of this agrarian class and drove their children to the cities, leaving their land behind to be confiscated by the children of their former slave masters. This cruel plan destroyed the natural inclination of Black people to be industrious and productive members of a communal agrarian village and destroyed the economic fiber of the Black community. As “King Cotton” made Jewish merchants the kings of finance, the sharecropping system of production drained the economic wealth of Black people in America. The Black farmers who decided to stay and fight against these economic odds bought 16 million acres of farm land by 1910. They struggled and held on to this land until recently tricked by the new moneylenders hiding behind the banner of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. And even after bringing the government to court in 1997 and proving that they were discriminated against by the USDA in terms of financial loans and government subsidies, only 10 percent of the 19,000 Black farmers on the books of the USDA were given any courtordered relief. The Black farmers were tricked by their Jewish lawyer who worked hand-in-hand with the Jewish federal judge. As we write, the Native Americans and Hispanic Americans are receiving some measure of relief, but the Black farmers have been sent back to Congress to beg for what was stolen from them by the government and families of USDA

Early New York Slave Ships  

“The acts of barbarity proved upon the slave captains are so extravagant, that they have been attributed to insanity.” Year 1642 1646 1652 1652

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Description of Shipment Brought in “a few” Africans as slaves. The first known slave ship carrying Africans arrived in New Netherland. Africans sold for pork and peas. St. Anthoni “A lot of forty-five negroes” came in on a privateer which had been captured from a Spaniard. A Dutch ship landed and sold Black human beings. “Some of these Negroes are already dead; some have run away; some are still on hand...” Wittepaert or Set sail for Guinea and returned in 1655 with an White Horse unknown number of Black victims. Blacks sold at auction for about $125 each—a large sum in those times. “Several of the negroes ‘were found to have been infected with some fatal disorder’...” New Netherland One slaving voyage yielded a “cargo” of thirty-six Indian (2 trips) Africans that arrived at New Amsterdam in 1661. Sphera Mundi Sailed from Curaçao to New Amsterdam. Eyckenboom Sailed from Curaçao with “horses and Negroes.” Only 27 of the 79 horses survived. Of the 20 Africans, one died; the other 19 were “in fairly good condition.” Arms of From Curaçao, was captured by the British and Amsterdam rerouted to Virginia. An official resolution offered, “at public sale on public account 40 negroes, young and old, male and female, recently arrived from Curaçao; payment to be made in beavers or in beef, pork, wheat or peas.” Sparrow (Musch) Most of the Africans were sold at public auction. Gideon The last Holocaust ship to arrive under Dutch rule. Described as “a very poor assortment” of 300 “half starved” Africans, 9 of whom died during passage. La Garce Tamandere a.k.a. Amandare

[from the book, Hidden History of New York: A Guide for Black Folks]

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Sharecropping Cotton for the Modern 'Pharoah" by Dr. Ridgely Abdul Mu'min Muhammad