Donald Trump Wears A Hard Hat: Get Ready to Move…Again, by Dr. Steven Nur Ahmed


A report by Reuters on December 19, 2016, written by M.B. Bell and Joshua Schneyer, identified thousands of areas across the United States where lead poisoning is worse than it is in Flint, Michigan: “A Reuter examination of lead testing results across the country found almost 3000 areas with poisoning rates far higher than in the tainted Michigan City.” Reuters stopped their count at 3000. There are thousands more.

For over 100 years, scientists and scholars have known of the deleterious effects of lead poisoning on the human body particularly the brain in young and old persons. But we will not rehash the scientific findings of the specific effects of lead poisoning in this article. Nor shall we examine the criminal proceedings now in process against those responsible for the lead poisoning disaster in Flint, Michigan. Those subjects are not the main point I want to make here because there is another crisis looming on the horizon and it will be a collateral effect of lead testing results across the nation.

A demographic crisis is forming. It will displace millions of Descendants of Slaves out of inner cities across the United States. The crisis will put gentrification into hyper-drive and there will be no stopping it from happening because there are no credible reasons to make the argument that it would not be legal nor is there a persuasive moral argument that it should not happen.

Bell and Schneyer identified Flint, Michigan; we can add to that Detroit; Chicago, Illinois. They also identified the city of Baltimore, Maryland; Missouri;  Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Cleveland, Ohio; Philadelphia and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; South Bend, Indiana. But there are thousands more cities across the nation wherein children and adults suffer brain damage due to lead poisoning.  

Let me put it another way, it will be the great migration in reverse. But this time with no hope of a higher quality of life in an industrial urban setting with plenty of blue collar and domestic jobs.[1] What is going to happen may or may not be more pressing because of Donald Trump’s election to be our 45th President of the United States.

It is not a Republican nor Democratic nor Libertarian scheme, for the political bosses are but emissaries; rather, it is a corporate scheme to turn leaded inner city infrastructures into healthy and vibrant life centers with plush recreational parks for the power elite.

Donald Trump will become the President of the United States on January 20, 2017. He is uniquely qualified to carry the corporate ball down field and to make their plan a reality because his expertise is in the field of building construction and eminent domain. When they see an opening in the line, corporate America crashes everything and moves the ball through it.They will be awarded billions of tax payer dollars by getting government contracts. They will for the most part be white owned companies. 

That begs the question: what will be the rational used to trigger the crisis? My answer is that it will be based upon ‘condemnation policy’ for public health and safety purposes. It will be legal. Lead infested infrastructures are a cause for public health and safety action by local, state, and federal governments. The U.S. Constitution gives governments the legal authority to have such policy.

The Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution provides for the legal acquisition of private property under what is called ‘eminent domain’. Therein it states: “…nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.”

What that means is that governments have a legal duty. Governments must provide due process of law to the property owner. Governments must serve a legal or natural person who owns the property a notice of the date and place a court proceeding is to take place. They must cite the law upon which such a notice is based. Governments must make it clear that their aim is to take away the property of the holder of title. Governments must provide for such a private owner a day in court to argue why the government has no legal or rational basis to take their property.

Secondly, if a government takes a private property then it must pay the owner fair market value for that property. Then and only then can a government legally take private property for public use or purposes.

Supreme Court decisions have expanded the limits of governments’ right to seize private property from owners. Those decisions are of vital importance to us because they will enable us to see the corporate strategy or play book for taking lead infested environments and booting out descendants of slaves.

The problem that Descendants of Slaves have in relation to eminent domain is more complex now than ever before. Keep this in mind, most Descendants of Slaves who live within inner cities where lead is a public health and safety issue…do not own the property wherein they live. That means that: 1. No notice will be given to them of court proceedings to take property; they will usually get 30 to 60 days to move, and 2. though the owners will get fair market value compensation from government, the fact is that most Descendants of Slaves will get no compensation whatsoever. With little or no money and priced out of high rent neighborhoods, most Descendants of Slaves will have nowhere to go.[2] New Supreme Court decisions now make all of this not just possible but highly likely.

In Kelo v. City of New London,[3] 545 U.S. 469 (2005), the Supreme Court of the United States held that  the use of eminent domain to transfer land from one private owner to another private owner to further economic development is constitutional: “In a 5–4 decision, the Court held that the general benefits a community enjoyed from economic growth qualified private redevelopment plans as a permissible “public use” under the Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment.” That decision made ‘public use takings’ synonymous with ‘public purpose’. The court privatized the 5th amendment takings clause.  If a company can prove that it plans the broad and vague phrase ‘public purpose’ to a court, then it can legally take private property and remarket it for profit.

The test employed under Kelo v. City of New London is a simple one: “…if an economic project creates new jobs, increases taxes and other revenues, and revitalizes a depressed (even if not blighted) urban area, it qualifies as a public use.” Justice Stevens wrote in that decision: “the Court long ago rejected any literal requirement that condemned property be put into use for the general public”[4] The foundation has been laid. Cities across the nation will take advantage of this diction to attract a wealthier population while pushing out poor whites and descendants of slaves.

There will be many other collateral effects. Some will be beneficial. For example, there will be a steep decline in black on black homicide and violent crime. There will be a steep decline in the number of Descendants of Slaves incarcerated. There will be a steep decline in the number children who are exposed to lead and other heavy metal toxins. Just to name a few.

Some of the harmful collateral effects will be increased poverty among descendants of slaves; few jobs which provide a livable wage; greater spatial difficulty accessing vocational and college institutions; the end of national grass root social justice organizations which depend upon a concentrated population of Descendants of Slaves for support; social alienation among poor and wealthy Descendants of Slaves; drug abuse will increase; fertility rates will decrease even lower than now; the marriage rate will continue to decline and will become the lowest in the nation; the traditional ‘black church’ will wither away.

The black church will be replaced by ecumenical churches which abandon Descendants of Slaves primarily because they are generally poor. Instead they will reach out to non-descendants of slaves as the religious priests struggle to keep their revenue streams fluid; and lastly, there will be an increase in more psychopathic individuals making claims to you on social media that you should give them your money.[5]

The fabric and texture of the lives of Descendants of Slaves in America is about to undergo such a radical change that many will suffer what the sociologist Emile Durkheim described as ‘anomie’. Consequently, suicide rates among Descendants of Slaves will rise significantly over the next 10 years.

Adding to the overall post-modern disenfranchisement of Descendants of Slaves is new technology. New technologies such as Nano technology, Bio- technology, Robotic technology or artificial intelligence, and an increasing demand for brain driven workers has made most Descendants of Slaves literally obsolete.    

Great play writers know that there are only three ideal types in drama. One is comedy. One is tragedy. And one is a combination of both called…tragicomedy. Descendants of Slaves have no doubt played all three of these types for three centuries and continue to do so. 

But all plays must inevitably come to an end. So, now, the curtain draws slowly on this one, too. I know you want to hear something good, something positive for the new year. You want to see fireworks; sparklers and such. But I’m not going to lie to you. I don’t want your money because I know what true wealth is; and I don’t need you to be up in my face crowd pleasing me.  So, I don’t need to sugar coat what I say to you.  It will be an unhappy new year for Descendants of Slaves.







[1] The Great Migration was the movement of 6 million African-Americans out of the rural Southern United States to the urban Northeast, Midwest, and West that occurred between 1910 and 1970. Wikipedia

[2] Section 8 housing will place many of them far out into the suburbs.

[3] 545 U.S. 469 (2005)

[4] 545 U.S. 469

[5] This can already be seen on Go Fund Me cites as well as You-tube, Facebook, et al.

WE ARE LIVING IN A DARK AGE, by Dr. Steven Nur Ahmed


Most people in the United States are taught to associate the Dark Ages with a period in European history between the 5th and 15th centuries after the fall of the Roman Empire.  Discussions about the ‘Dark Ages’ usually turn on the social and economic relation between peasants and landlords, various warlords, the Catholic Church, as well as people’s overall quality of life. People then were dirt poor, they were generally unhealthy, and they lived short lives averaging about 23 years of age.

Discussion of the general characteristics of the Dark Ages is usually avoided in K- through 12 public schools in the United States and it is glossed over as simply being the consequence of the fall of the Roman Empire as though the Romans were enlightened peoples.

Also ignored is the idea that a ‘Dark Age’ is not necessarily a social condition frozen in the past nor should it be singularly identified by a number of dead European cultures.

But on a higher plane, the Dark Ages were not only  an exterior set of material conditions blocking human intellectual and material development but rather the Dark Ages was also a culture reflective of an interior absence of conscientiousness in each person who lived in it.

In order to avoid confusion, let me define two concepts for you. First, the word conscience means an inner feeling or voice viewed as acting as a guide to the rightness or wrongness of one’s behavior and the capacity in a person to empathize with other peoples’ feelings and conditions.  Secondly, a ‘Dark Age’ means a high point in cultural dysfunction which is not limited to the past nor measured by a societies technological development.

A dark age is a majority human population at any particular moment in human history which is characterized by extreme scientific ignorance, vulgarity, frivolity, lack of hygiene, cruelty such as torture, endless economically motivated warfare, human economic exploitation, religious superstition, and an absence of popular conscientious sentiment. 

My question is whether or not those characteristics fit the United States and global nations today? My answer is that those definitions do describe today’s societies. Except for a very small minority of people, we are right now living in a historical moment of high social dysfunction all over the world. 

But I should clarify what I don’t mean by ‘a very small minority’. What I do not mean by ‘a very small minority are formally educated people such as scientists, technicians, and oligarchs.

Scientific knowledge and mechanical skills as well as having had a liberal arts education is not necessarily indicative of conscientiousness. In fact, it may be indicative of the exact opposite.  We know that as evidenced by the corruption in both our state and federal judicial systems.

Conscientious self-questioning is not practiced outside the narrow circle of self-interests by the majority of the educated classes. And the problem only gets worse among the less educated and poor in society because they are usually imitative of upper class mores.


We know that because a majority of lower class citizens in the United States support crimes against humanity now being perpetrated in the world.  Those same people are also silent on the moral issues surrounding commercial degradation of the global environment. For example, recently it was uncovered that the Governor of Michigan approved for use contaminated water for citizens in Flint Michigan. Flint Michigan is a city with a 56% black population. Thousands of people are now suffering the adverse side effects of lead poisoning and will continue to suffer through the duration of their lives.

The fact that it was done knowingly and with reckless disregard for human life is evidence of a contradiction between what politicians say when they take an oath of office and what they do to innocent people who stand in the way of their own interests when they are in positions of power. Another example is Rob Emmanuel the mayor of Chicago Illinois. That mayor attempted to suppress evidence of a cold blooded killing of a black youth in Chicago. Then, another case emerged in which the district attorney withheld evidence in the case of another black man who was killed by police for no cause. Rob Emmanuel suppressed that information as well. But for having been caught, Rob Emmanuel would care less about those two unjustified police killings.


But how does the lack of moral conscience show itself in the scientific community? There are 5.8 million scientists in the world. Of that total number, there are 2.5 million scientists who are U.S. citizens and that number does not include the millions of technical support professionals who work with them on projects.

The majority of those scientists and technicians are employed by commercial institutions which contract with governments to make technologies designed to inflict death on whole populations of human beings as well as to degrade the natural environment. Most of those very same scientists make no conscientious objection to the uses of their technological innovations by the companies and governments they are employed by. They simply work for money and scientific prestige. Why are they so indifferent?

One reason for their lack of conscientiousness is their adherence to atheism. Atheism literally means ‘against God’ or anti-God and the counter belief that life is inherently meaningless. For example, in the United States, 93% of all top scientists who belong to the ‘National Academy of Sciences’ are self-proclaimed atheists.[1]

This is one reason which explains why they suffer no moral dilemma about making weapons of mass destruction and the use of those weapons on both human populations and the natural environment. I think of all the napalm bombs which were dropped upon the people and jungles in Vietnam and of cluster bombs being used to kill civilians in Yemen by Saudi Arabia today. The scientists who invented those weapons never protest against the use of those weapons.

The vast majority of people are not knowledgeable of the mechanical or electronic nature of the technology they use on a daily basis. For instance, the fact that cell phones emit dangerous radiation is unknown by the average person. The average person could not explain how an internal combustion engine works to generate energy even though the vast majority of them have been living in societies where cars have been driven for over one hundred years.

The truth is that there is no reason to accept a claim that every human being has reached a historically unparalleled rise in consciousness let alone conscientiousness. Not even a significant percentage of human beings have reached higher conscientiousness. Otherwise the average person would be intelligent enough to comprehend how they are politically manipulated and stop it and we would not be in the national and global predicament we are in now.

The truth is that most people still subscribe to old myths and stereotypes; they are the very same myths and stereotypes which guided beliefs and behaviors of people 5000 years ago. Most people are willing to act on those kinds of beliefs even if their actions result in crimes against humanity. For example, recently a Muslim women stood up at a Donald Trump presidential political rally wearing a T-Shirt which read: ‘Salaam, I come in peace’.  As she stood silently, the crowd nearly attacked her physically.  She was taken out of the arena by armed security guards. The crowd displayed subconscious mob reactions to negative stereotypes. Had they been triggered more by Donald Trump, they would have killed that woman. That is an example of what happens in a ‘Dark Age’.

Other examples are the many secular atrocities of the twentieth century. Those atrocities evidence the general lack of global conscientiousness within people everywhere and especially among scientists and the oligarchs or ruling elites in all nations. For example, over 250,000,000 (million) people died in secular wars waged during the 20th century.

Even now, in the twenty-first century, the United Nations stand by passively in the face of Zionist crimes against humanity ranging from the forced sterilization of Black Falasha Jews which has resulted in a 40% decrease in the Falasha fertility rate within the last 10 years. They stand by passively as African immigrants are forcibly put into concentration camps and they stand by while the military killing of thousands of civilians with reckless disregard in Palestine over the last 5 to 8 years continues.

The United Nations’ inactive enforcement of human rights furthers this dark age we live in. It either cannot act or refuses to act in Iraq, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, and Israel against the execution of thousands of civilian Sunni and Shi’a Muslims by Isis and governmental gangsters who are funded by Saudi Arabia, Israel, and the United States.

The United Nations stands by impotent in the face of global arms sells by western nations to reckless gangster governments; and it lacks a definitive policy for global environmental protection in the face of extreme climate change and increasing climate catastrophes.

In all cases cited above, large populations and their governments are complicit and are glaring examples of individuals and governments that lack conscientiousness. These examples, therefore, support my claim that the Dark Age never stopped. The dark age continues to exist and paradoxically the dark age we live in runs parallel to our highest human conscious aspirations.

Despite our highest human conscious aspirations, superstition has been dressed up and given the form of pseudo-science and modern political gibberish. But be not fooled because they are the same old superstitions of centuries past. And with those superstitions and stereotypes, the masses of people have adapted modern technology and science to their barbarism and atheism. These new modes of doing evil acts have been put to the service of a new generation of psychopaths and have made both religious and secular warfare more deadly and exploitative of human beings than ever before.


A pall hangs over the entire world. We are thus living in a dark age. A dark age as frightening as any other dark age that has existed in the past. Humanity is in tow by the presence of death.



[1] Nature ( Journal), by Larson and Witham, 1998