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How Blacks Riotous Living Sentences Us To A Life Of Suffering

Friday, August 16, 2013Mustafaa Abdul Muhammad

We Have The Power To Lift Ourselves Out Of Such Pitiful Conditions By following Divine Guidance 

"According to a study titled “The Buying Power of Black America” by Target Market News:  We spend $3.3 billion a year on tobacco, $3 billion per year onwhiskey, wine and beer (and, not to think of “reefer” and “crack cocaine”; that is $7-8 billion right there!).  And while we spend more on alcoholic beverages, on the non-alcoholic beverages we spend $2.8 billion a year!  What if we were more “thrifty” in our leisure time spending, which is another $3.1 billion?  We spend an additional $3.5 billion on toys, games, and pets

Look at what we spend on “telephone services”:  $19 BILLION A YEAR!  It is reported that 54 percent of Blacks own a “smart phone.”  Do we need to talk so much?  And by the way, what are you talkin’ about?  No wonder the F.B.I. knows everything about us; if you don’t already have it on Facebook and the iPhone…  You’re sure not talking about “God” for “$19 billion”

We spend $10 billion buying gifts for one another, and more than $17 billion in charitable contributions.  Where is your charity going?  Is it going to the Red Cross?  Well, unfortunately, the people in Haiti don’t know anything about that!  They never got the money! 

The gambling of Americans is “$100 billion a year,” and our share of that would be $13 billion.  We believe the Lottery people telling us:  “Win $300 million if you just get the right numbers!”  And then when you add up what you threw away on gambling, for money that you did not win:  They get millions, while the people who spent their money on these “games of chance” lose their homes.

When you add up all of the statistics just quoted, we’re up to $75 billion that we all can agree could be spent more wisely.  This is “$75 billion” being spent by a people who, they say, are “the most poverty-stricken of all people.”  And you wonder why everybody, from all over the world, sees us as their “big mammary gland”—something to “suck on”?  Everybody comes to America, and finds their way to you and me.  We are spending $29.3 billion on clothing.  How much money do we pay intraffic tickets every year, just for speeding and parking illegally?  Everyone targets us to drain our wallets dry.   

And while we spend $65.2 billion on food, what kind of food are you buying?  …And after spending that kind of money on “food,” then how much is your doctor’s bill after all of this bad food that we are eating?  We spend $23.6 billion for healthcare; that means almost half the money you spend for “food” you spend on doctors’ prescription drugs.  This is painful!  And after all these things that we spend in the billions, do you know how much we spend on books?  We spend $321 “million.”

(The above excerpt is from the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan’s Saviours’ Day keynote address he delivered at the U.I.C. Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois on Sunday, February 24, 2013 titled “Muhammad’s Economic Blueprint: Ending Poverty & Want.” This portion of the message serves as Part 31 of his 52-week Lecture Series on “The Time and What Must Be Done,” which aired on Saturday, August 10, 2013. For more infoHttp://

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