First off, Let me state who I am which will indicate to you why I chose to speak on this matter. As I stated before, my name is Epiphany Mohogany Brown, I’m also known as Earth Precise I’Conic or Precise, for short…a name I designated for myself to live out. I developed this name as a result of my living out the culture that is known as Allah’s 5% or the Nation of Gods and Earths…
With that being said, as of late, there has been much speculation in regards to Jay Z wearing what is termed as the “flag” of the 5% by both those who claim to associate themselves with or identify themselves as 5percenters AND the media.
I preface my statements with my views & perspectives may not be that of many of those same people who identify themselves as 5percenters. Because the paradigm is individualistic inherently, I cannot speak for others, only for myself. I intend to offer my perspective regarding the matter at hand as I hold my own perspective in the highest regard, rather than anyone else’s perspective. I offer my perspective with the intent to not tell you what to think or to sway you in anyway except for the way of critical thinking…thinking about what you’re thinking.
So…personally, I was not moved when I first saw Jay Z dawn the flag… & it was more so because of my understanding of the flag, that is personal to me and how I live it out. Also, due to my own understanding that symbols are dynamic in meaning, & is subjective, thus varies among those bearing said symbols. I refer to the Swatiska to make my point here. It was originally apart of one culture representing one thing and became representative of something completely to the contrary at another time & geographical location. I’ve seen some 5percenters going through so much as analyzing WHY Jay Z was donning the flag… Insisting that it was causing confusion, etc. My question is, causing confusion amongst who? I certainly wasn’t confused nor surprised…nor did I have any other emotion regarding it. Quite frankly, I didn’t give a fuck…but because it seems that now the media seems to be making a circus out of it as well as 5percenters being trapped in the race bait pitching tantrums on social media…so now, I give a fuck, a lil bit. In my Jay Z voice. LOL. So my response is in 2 parts, one pertaining to the 5percenters pitching a tantrum & the 2nd to the misinformation propagated by the media.
To be quite frank with you, I think the hoopla within the 5percent is because of the fact Jay Z can’t be checked. Not even y’all’s hip hop spokesperson Lord Jamar can just walk up to Jay & be like, “Yo God, how you see that?” And that is just A-town stomping all on y’alls lil egos… Like, if you’re not taking the time to teach about what it IS instead of trying to find out who Jay’s enlightener is or if he’s knows 120, or snatching somebody’s chain…then it just makes you look like the “errant child that needs correcting.” That phrase comes from the article that was in the NY Post, a quote from Michael Muhummed Knight. The paradigm that is shared by Allah’s 5% does not need to be defended OR protected. It stands on it’s own. You can’t check Jay Z & you can’t control other people’s thoughts and how they value a symbol. You can only account for that which is within & limited by the group dynamic… Outside of the group dynamic, you have no say. None. I mean you can say what you want, but the ad hominem, & the pitching of tantrums thinly veiled under “I’m defending the Nation”, is a waste of time, & looks rather religious. It looks like you’re trying to fit others in your box. You have a right to have your box, stand on your square, but you have no right to expect others to accept your truth. None. That’s your rope & nobody’s trying to get hung up on it. Jay Z owes none of you an explanation and obviously does not require your validation.
Now on to the media, The NY Post posted an article painting the 5Percenters in a negative light, referencing Michael Muhummad Knight and Saladin Allah. The online social media tantrums started here. With tweets to the NY Post & the author Gary. Which I felt was definitely a set up. I saw others calling the man a devil & really going so far to say that white people are indeed devils….Ad hominem… In my opinion, this was a teaching moment. Or it should have been left as is because they continue daily. They are doing their job as the shitty journalists they are. One can never depend on those outside of the group paradigm to offer a truthful insight regarding the paradigm. They look in from the outside & scantily gather information & perpetuate a total lack of critical thinking and shitty journalism, lacking integrity. Baiting for fallacious egos to reveal themselves on social media for a retweet & to keep their jobs…Controversy sells, just like sex. & that’s all this is. Case & point, the interview with David Webb and Michael Myers… Myers says no one takes the 5 Percenters seriously, it’s hateful, it’s a religion… Webb says, it’s reverse racism, an outgrowth of disinfected Black people of the civil rights movements. Using the NY post summary saying the White man is the devil and the white race is weak & wicked, etc. There’s no way to defend that. You can only see it for what it is & not what you want it to be. It’s a marketing ploy. Has to be, because David Webb’s marquee on his website says Truth is the Authority… Yeah, the otha, otha truth. The truth that only requires you to do scant research & use it to perpetuate erroneous conclusions… Only cowards perpetuate this kind of truth. Because if you really had the intention of “exposing” Allah’s 5% you’d actually walk with one and let the 5% teach you about the 5%. Not someone who wrote a book, i.e., Michael Muhummad Knight, but someone who is active and can properly educate you on the culture such as the the context of The Black Man is God and The White man is the devil… Instead of assuming & diverting to assuming someone needs “street credit.” & Finally, I’d like to add…since the journalists referenced a time period of the 60’s, I’ll quote a video of the 5%ers in the 60’s with a twist… I ain worried bout Jay Z wearing the flag…If you went there, you went on ya own. I give respect to the shitty journalists 100%, because I know what they doing…I respect the shitty journalists at all costs, because I know they doing they job, while I’m out here to a job also. The shitty journalists are right & exact, they doing what they supposed to do, that’s how it’s supposed to be. They doing they job and I’m doing mine. Peace.