Brother Reggie interviews Dr.Leonard Jeffries in the Saneter studios.
Saneter’s first question towards Dr.Leonard Jeffries 40:47 pertains to the Hebrew Israelite, Islamic, Moor and Black Power current dilemma. Wanting to know if he or any scholars in his generation went up against the Hebrew Israelites or Muslims or want to say they are not African. Dr. Reggie then interjects by trying to explain the battle was different in that time. To clarify the dynamics he mentions and I quote ” Dr. Jeffries met Haile Selassie” 44:20. Dr Leonard Jeffries then mentions the Rastafarian ideology and speaks of meeting Emperor Haile Selassie the first. He talks about integrating into the white society whilst maintaining their negro integrity. 1:04:10 Saneter asks him again about the differences amongst the highly melanated people.
Dr.Leonard responds by saying he can understand the dynamic that’s going on, and then by mentioning an old African Parable ” there were six blind men and they were moving to the world together and they ran upon the largest of mammals called the elephant and one grabbed the whole of his tail and said ‘ hey this is something here it’s like a snake and I’m just holding it and it’s ready to wiggle out of my hands’ and then one of the other brothers who was further up on the animal had one of the back legs he said ‘well damn what I got is a tree trunk and I can’t even put my arms around it’ and then further up on of the other brothers had the trunk and he said ‘ this feels like money’ and it was the tusk”.
Saneter then speaks on cleaning house, identifying ourselves by having a real sit down with the groups mentioned prior in order to come together in unity.
1:18:08 Dr. Reggie speaks on the petty differences and lists our skin colour and class as part of the petty differences. Directly linking in with some of the fundamental teachings of His Imperial Majesty.
- Fought for African liberty and development
- Lineage traces back from Solomon
Relevant teachings of Emperor Haile Selassie:
“We know that there are differences among us. Africans enjoy different cultures, distinctive values, special attributes. But we also know that unity can be and has been attained among men of the most disparate origins, that differences of race, of religion, of culture, of tradition, are no insuperable obstacle to the coming together of peoples. History teaches us that unity is strength, and cautions us to submerge and overcome our differences in the quest for common goals, to strive, with all our combined strength, for the path to true African brotherhood and unity.”