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I "submit for your approval" an  Analysis of Muammar al-Gadhafi's Green Book
By Ashahed M. Muhammad

" Often critical of Arab leaders, Muammar al-Gadhafi has never wavered in his call for Pan-Arab unity, and he has never shied away from supporting revolutionary movements. Recently, his term as chairman of the African Union ended. (Consistent with the policy of the AU, the term of the rotating chairmanship is limited to one-year.) "

Now, here I should disclose that Ashahed M. Muhammad piece appears in the "Final Call" the official news letter/paper of the Nation of Islam. Say what you will about the  Black Muslims, but I can guarantee that they never attempted to sell Nukes to the racist apartheid government of South Africa: Israel did (fact). Does this action make the "Children of David "Anti-Black"? "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone".

Muhammad goes on to say:

"Perhaps no other current leader has been so identified with the move towards a United States of Africa than he. Though considered by some to be odd and unpredictable, in this area, he has shown remarkable consistency.
He called for an emergency African Summit of the Organization of African Unity in September of 1999, which led to the formation of the organization of the continental body called the African Union in Durban, South Africa in 2002. Many African leaders have been slow to move and many Western powers considered it unrealistic.
Gadhafi's consistency and determination has actually reignited the movement towards the formation of a United States of Africa that would make Africa richer, stronger, and more peaceful. Despite his perceived eccentricities, and incessant demonization in the controlled media, “The Great Brother Leader of the Revolution” as he is called by his people, has remained a force on the global stage.
Because of the deliberately dishonest and even vile portrayals of the leader in the controlled media, not much is known regarding Gadhafi's political thoughts and his guiding ideology. He is described in the media as a dictator, yet in “The Green Book”, Gadhafi outlines the actual governing foundation that undergirds the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya. That foundation is The Third Universal Theory—which upon critical analysis—puts many so-called Western Democracies and Republics to shame.
“The Green Book” is broken up into three parts:

Part One: Solution to the Problem of Democracy
Part Two: The Solution to the Economic Problem
Part Three: The Social Basis of the Third Universal Theory

Gadhafi says political decisions in which one candidate is granted victory, simply because they obtained the highest percentage of the vote by the electorate effectively “establishes a dictatorship in the seat of power garbed in the guise of democracy.” Especially when three or four losing candidates, whose votes combined would equal a higher total than the perceived winning candidate, split the vote.
He then takes on the parliamentary governmental structure. The mere existence of such, Gadhafi says, “underlies the absence of the people, for democracy can only exist with the presence of the people, and not in the presence of representatives of the people. Parliaments have become a legal barrier between people and their right to exercise authority. They exclude the masses in order to prevent them from practicing politics, and monopolize the control of politics in their name.”
Proportional representation by political parties and coalitions, such as what exists in Israel and the United States, Gadhafi says, is “rubbish” which only delivers power to the elites of society, and not the masses.
“Under such systems, the people are prey fought over by the predators: instruments of government compete in their power struggle for the votes of the people they in turn neglect and exploit.”
He is also critical of politicians whose “mud-slinging tactics to discredit one another.”
“In order to rule, the opposition party must defeat the existing instrument of government. To do so, the opposition must undermine the government's achievements and cast doubt on its plans, even if these plans were beneficial to society, to prove the incompetence of the current governing instrument. Consequently, the interests and programs of society become victims of the power struggle raging among the political parties.”
Watching partisan bickering occurring between the Democrats and Republicans in the American political system, it is hard to argue with his analysis. He also rightly notes that political parties can be bribed or corrupted by external and internal interests.
His solution is direct democracy through the establishment of “People's Conferences” in which all society members participate in shaping policy. The masses select their administrative leaders who then represent the direct will of the people and are answerable directly to the people."

What Qaddafi was suggesting above sounds  a lot like "instant runoff voting" and proportional representation.  

"In Part II of “The Green Book”, he deals with economics, maintaining that, whether a worker received earnings from an individual business owner, or the state, “wage earners are but slaves to the masters who hire them,” Gadhafi writes. “To claim that income from a state-controlled establishment is re-injected into society and thus benefits the workers, as opposed to income from a privately-owned establishment which benefits solely the owner, is a true statement only if the general welfare of the society and private well-being of the workers is taken into account.”
In this way, Gadhafi appears to take on communism while simultaneously redefining socialism. Gadhafi's solution is to abolish the wage system, which in his view, would “emancipate the human being.” A reversion to the natural law and relationship between workers and employers before stratification based on social class and status became widespread is recommended.
“The exploitation of man by man and the possession by some individuals of wealth exceeding personal needs are manifestations of departure from the natural rule. This signals the beginning of corruption and distortion in the life of the human community and is the beginning of the emergence of the exploitative society.”
In Gadhafi's world, related to housing, everyone would have adequate housing for themselves and their families and it should be their own, and not the property of another. “A person living in another person's house in return for rent, or even without rent, is not a free person.” Relating to income, “there are no wage earners, only partners.” Relating to vehicles, Gadhafi calls it an “essential need for the individual and the family” and “no person or party may own private means of transportation for the purposes of renting to others, because this represents controlling the needs of others.”
Likewise, land is no one's private property. “Everyone has the right to exploit it for farming or grazing for the duration of his or her life and the lives of their heirs.”
Some Black people may be offended in a portion of the book in which Gadhafi writes: “The Black race is at present is in a dire and backward social condition. This backwardness is working in the interest of numeric superiority of this race” resulting from the lack of birth control usage and children born out of wedlock.
This he writes, is going on while other races are “diminishing in number” for a variety of reasons that we all are aware of. To be offended by the fact that one forthrightly states the Blacks masses are in the worst shape economically, socially and politically as well as suffering all manner of health-related problems, indicates that one has bought into the “post-racial” society proffered by many Black and White liberals, as well as White apologists that represent the wishes of their White masters. Besides, in the section preceding the word written above, he writes of the tragedy of slavery and his prognostication is that, “Now it is the turn of the black race to re-emerge. Black people will prevail in the world,” he writes.
If there is one recurring theme throughout “The Green Book” it is his emphasis on liberation.

The conclusion of “The Green Book” brings to a close his explanation of the Third Universal Theory which, Gadhafi says, is “a harbinger of the final deliverance of the masses from all the constraints of injustices, tyranny, exploitation, and political and economic subordination. It also heralds the advent of all people's society in which all individuals are free and equal in authority, wealth and arms.”
“The example of the new socialist society is to establish a happy society deriving its happiness from being free. Such a society is realized only through the fulfillment of the individual's spiritual and material needs, and this can be achieved by liberating these needs from the control and manipulation of others. Satisfaction of needs should be realized without exploitation or enslavement of others.”
Love him or hate him, agree or disagree, historians will not be able to deny his impact on world affairs and revolutionary movements. Muammar Gadhafi's legacy will be an admirable one. He will be remembered as a theoretician, and a revolutionary always willing to provide inspiration, monetary and military resources—to aid those fighting for self-determination. That is an honorable legacy to leave behind, and more are needed like him in Africa, and in the Arab world."

As the good Russian people did with Pravda, we in the West must learn to filter the self-serving Propaganda  being served to us daily by the Corporate Media. Listening to the voices that never show up on the "main stream media" allows us to see what is going on out side of the box.  

Fri Sep 13, 2013 at  8:23 AM PT: Black Agenda Report 's  Gerald A. Pe form oferreira offers supporting material in th a post titled, "Libya, Getting it Right: A Revolutionary Pan-African Perspective":

http://blackagendareport.com/...


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Comment Preferences

  •  Isn't he dead? n/t (0+ / 0-)

    Float like a manhole cover, sting like a sash weight! Clean Coal Is A Clinker!

    by JeffW on Thu Sep 12, 2013 at 08:18:33 AM PDT

  •  Hahahahahahaha... (3+ / 0-)
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    Under Gaddafi, to graduate from high school and from college, all students had to pass a test on the Green Book.

    Here's a sample my step-daughter translated from the third chapter of the third volume, wherein "Brother Leader" discussed the differences between men and women (p. 154). If this reads like notes for a book instead of an actual book, don't blame me. It should be noted that Gaddafi says he liberated women in Libya:

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    And the woman by her nature. Why were not only men created. Why were not only women created.. Then what's the difference between men and women in other words between man and woman, why did the Creator create man and woman? That the existence of man and woman and not only man or only woman. There must be a natural necessity for the existence of man and woman and not man or woman only, each one of them is not the othe So, there is a natural difference between the man and the woman, and the evidence for that is the existence of man and woman by creation, and this means that there is certainly a different role for each one of them that differs according to the differences between each one of them. So, there must be different circumstances so that each of them can play their different roles that are different from each other, and is different from the other circumstances that naturally differ from the role itself. And to be able to know this role. Let's learn about the difference in the natural creation between man and woman. In other words, what are the natural differences between them?

    The woman is female, and the man is male and the woman, according to the gynecologist. [She menstruates or gets sick every month, and the man does not menstruate because he is male therefore he doesn't get a disease monthly (a period). And this disease is periodically, which means every month. It is a bleeding. Because the woman is a female by nature she gets this bleeding disease every month. And if the woman does not get a period then she is pregnant, and if she got pregnant by nature she becomes sick for almost a year.. In other words, her natural activity becomes paralyzed until she gives birth. And when she gives birth or labor she gets the maternal disease and it is the disease that accompanies the process of giving birth or labor. And the man does not get pregnant therefore he does not get these diseases by nature that the woman gets because she is female.]

    If you think the rest of the Green Book is more coherent than this, I urge you to find a copy and analyze Brother Leader's philosophy for us.

    Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

    by Meteor Blades on Thu Sep 12, 2013 at 08:50:32 AM PDT

  •  Hmmmm... (1+ / 0-)
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    Meteor Blades

    NoI has always had a peculiar relationship with Qaddhafi, resulting in all sorts of quirky and apologetic readings and representations.

    Btw, I think you've got a fair-use problem, copying all but the opening sentence of the original piece.

    Real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time. (Terry Pratchett)

    by angry marmot on Thu Sep 12, 2013 at 08:54:49 AM PDT

    •  Not the only problem given that... (2+ / 0-)
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      angry marmot, YucatanMan

      ...Ashahed M. Muhammad is the assistant editor of The Final Call, the profoundly anti-semitic mouthpiece of Louis Farrakhan. But then it's not so easy finding apologists for Gaddafi, a man who, when he wasn't ordering the torture and murder of Libyans who made the mildest criticisms of his regime was diverting billions in the nation's oil revenue to his and his family's overseas bank accounts.

      Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

      by Meteor Blades on Thu Sep 12, 2013 at 09:01:18 AM PDT

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      •  Guess you didn't like my (1+ / 0-)
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        snarky "peculiar relationship" euphemism for Farrakhan/NoI and Qaddhafi, eh?

        SPLC:

        NOI members continue to promote racist and anti-Semitic ideas. A case in point is Ashahed Muhammad, a prominent NOI member and author of Synagogue of Satan, a book advertised on NOI's website that alleges, once again, a Jewish conspiracy to control the federal government. Muhammad runs the Truth Establishment Institute website, which, alongside Synagogue of Satan and The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews, offers works by the likes of Mark Weber, a former member of the neo-Nazi National Alliance and the long-time leader of the Holocaust-denying Institute for Historical Review.

        Real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time. (Terry Pratchett)

        by angry marmot on Thu Sep 12, 2013 at 09:20:24 AM PDT

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        •  What is wrong of this statement: (0+ / 0-)

          "neo-Nazi National Alliance "

          Connecting a Black Muslim to the neo-Nazis is something of a stretch don't you think?  Question; did the Nation of Islam try to sell Nukes to the racist Apartheid government in South Africa? Israel did (fact).  "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone" you smug son-of-a-Semite (Arab or Jew).

      •  In that stating that Ashahed Muhammad is a (0+ / 0-)

        "anti-semitic mouthpiece of Louis Farrakhan"

        Are you implying that Muhammad is anti-Arab who are also Semites? Farrakhan in my opinion is as right -wing as the "web browser" himself Benjamin Netanyahu (Net-In-Yahoo), and the Nation of Islam reminds me a lot of AIPAC.  It would seem that You and your Step-daughter "cast a lot of stones" are you both without sin?

        •  [snort] (0+ / 0-)

          'Yes," I'm agreeing with the Southern Poverty Law Center's well-documented assessment of NoI.

          As for this...

          Are you implying that Muhammad is anti-Arab who are also Semites?
          ...it indicates how little you Noah 'bout constructions of "Semitic'" identity.

          And as for this, in your above reply...

          "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone" you smug son-of-a-Semite (Arab or Jew).
          ...the only reasonable response is this:

          Real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time. (Terry Pratchett)

          by angry marmot on Fri Sep 13, 2013 at 05:00:04 AM PDT

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    •  At the begining I stated that (0+ / 0-)

      Ashahed M. Muhammad was the producer of the content and notice all his words are on Quotes. Now,  have anything to share about the content?

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