An asset is a useful or valuable thing, person, or quality. It’s a “property” owned by a person or company. It’s regarded as having good value and is available to meet debts, commitments, or legacies. An asset is also any military equipment, such as planes, ships, communications and radar installations, or even people employed or targeted in military operations
An individual can have certain attributes such as “quick reflexes, strength, virtue, resourcefulness and other qualities that make up their individual characteristics. These are a person’s personal assets.
A governmental assets often ranges from internal spies, double agents to outright assassins. Most of us are familiar with the fictional weaponized assets, such as Jason Bourne or James Bond. But most of us see them in the context of a hollywierd script.
When clandestine government agencies talk about their “assets”, what they are specifically alluding to are the Jason Bourne’s and the Mata Hari’s of the shadow world. Properties used to further political interests. These are often the weaponized assets, most know about. Even though most think they have an idea of what it is, much too many of us know very little about who they are, what they actually do, how they do it, and for whom.
The Hashashin, held the medieval Islamic world in their clutches for more than 130 years before almost being destroyed by the Mongols, yet even then, scattered across Syria, the remnants of the mystical society of the Assassins waited patiently, biding their time until their Imam called them once more. In their time they held their enemies and opponents in a constant state of paranoia by threat of public assassination.
They would assassinate their victims in broad daylight in very public places, such as mosques, to increase the political impact of their actions.
Most harrowing of all is these Hashashins fear not capture or death on the spot. As they would have achieved their goal. It is right to see the offsprings of the Hashashins in the kamikaze pilots of WWII and the Tamil or Islamic suicide bombers.
The Assassin Order killed sultans, kings, viziers, advisers, caliphs, judges, patriarchs, counts, and anyone else who threatened their way of life.
Another example and a more popularly known weaponized asset is the Ninja. According to martial legends, Chinese villagers and farmers, under pressure of violence and robberies from marauding bandits and localized gangs, appealed to the local Shaolin Temple for assistance. At that time the monks were forbidden to interfere in politics or to use their skills for brute violence. However, the concern for the health and lives of the villagers, influenced the monks to train a small cadre of fighters to help protect the villagers at the time.
This small cadre became so successful, they hired out their skills to other localities. These unique skills traveled from the mainland to the island of Nippon or Japan as it is called today. This was at a time when Japan and China never went through a period of hostility.
China and Japan are geographically separated only by a relatively narrow stretch of ocean. China has strongly influenced Japan with its writing system, architecture, culture, religion, philosophy, and law. When Western countries forced Japan to open trading in the mid-19th century, Japan moved towards modernization (Meiji Restoration), viewing China as an antiquated civilization, unable to defend itself against Western forces in part due to the First and Second Opium Wars along with Anglo-French Expeditions from the 1840s to the 1860s.
It was in Japan that these deadly fighters for hire, transformed themselves, over a period of time, into the now infamous weaponized assets, or assassins we know of today. A ninja or shinobi first became popular as covert agents or mercenaries during Japans feudal period. Truly hired killers.
The functions of the ninja included espionage, sabotage, infiltration, assassination and guerrilla warfare. Their covert methods of waging irregular warfare were deemed dishonorable and beneath the samurai, who observed strict rules about honor and combat.
The shinobi proper, a specially trained group of spies and mercenaries, appeared in the 15th century during the Sengoku period, but prototype existed as early as the 12th century.
In the unrest of the Sengoku period (15th–17th centuries), mercenaries and spies for hire became active in the Iga Province and the adjacent area around the village of Kōga, and it is from the area’s clans that much of our knowledge of the ninja is drawn. Following the unification of Japan under the Tokugawa shogunate (17th century), the ninja faded into obscurity. A number of shinobi manuals, often based on Chinese military philosophy, were written in the 17th and 18th centuries, most notably the Bansenshukai (1676).
By the time of the Meiji Restoration (1868), the tradition of the shinobi had become a topic of popular imagination and mystery in Japan. Ninjas figured prominently in legend and folklore, where they were associated with legendary abilities such as invisibility, walking on water and control over the natural elements. As a consequence, their perception in popular culture is often based more on such distorted legend and folklore than on the historically accurate spies of the Sengoku period.
The above are but two of the more popular examples of weaponized assets used by various rulers to further their interests or colonialists and imperialist intent.
Weaponized assets in the 20th and 21st century
Colonialism is the policy or practice of acquiring full or partial political control over another country, occupying it with settlers, and exploiting it economically.
While imperialism is the practice of a larger country or government growing stronger by taking over poorer or weaker countries that have important resources.
In the case of the continent of Afuraka and the interest of Afurakans in the diaspora, colonialism and imperialism has been our lot ever since we ignored the various and most ancient warnings from unconnected sources. These sources warned us that once we allow the people from across the seas with the “red hair and “white skin”, to land on our shores, we would become a shattered people.
Today we are a shattered people. Colonized and enthralled to different invaders, culturally, spiritually, socially, commercially and militarily. The method they used involved assets both weaponized and none lethal. Yet for this author all the assets of the imperialists and colonizers are weaponized, because they are used to decimate us culturally, socially and physically.
From economic hitmen, to Mobutu types of sellout leaderships, the Afurakan has always seen the devil, called the weaponized assets, up close. Our immaturity and ignorance of international politics and general warfare, prevents us from being anything but victims of these shock troops of imperialism.
During the Apartheid ( pronounced apart-hate) period, in Azania, former Prime Minister F.W. deKlerk addressed a parliamentary audience of a governmental plan to unleash a bevy of disease carrying prostitutes among the Afurakan male population. These weaponized assets would be inoculated with biologically specific germ, similarly to the Tuskegee campaign, that potentially could wipe out resistance to the settler colonist’s rule.
The white women have been used for centuries as weaponized assets against thirsty kneegrow males like the early Pharaoh, to the islamic influenced Moors, who invaded Southern Europe, to many of today unsuspecting, but just as easily duped kneegrows during the turbulent period of the 1960s and upwards.
Today white male assets are also used against the kneegress. And just like his white counterpart, these assets are being used to steal wealth or intellectual property for their own survival.
Everywhere you look you see rich kneegrow entertainers and celebrities who get taken to the cleaners as their monies and possession are transferred outside of the black community. This economic drain is encouraged by weaponized assets of white pathology and is easily done because our own weapons are literally dull plastic imitations.
Even inside our local communities and neighborhoods, various western governments have used weaponized assets to destroy our aspirations and our progress. From Ron Karenga and his United slaves organization, that was set up by the FBI to wage war against the Black Panther Party for self-defense. From criminal elements inside the BPP, who set up notables Fred Hampton and Bobby Hutton, to numerous others who were assassinated by race soldiers, because of tips provided by suckers and sellouts.
Weaponized assets for the state and the philosophy of white pathology.
The very first kneegrow FBI agent James Wormley Jones (September 22, 1884 – December 11, 1958), sowed dissention among the people and helped to torpedo the UNIA of Marcus Mosiah Garvey. Weaponized assets were used to insinuate themselves into the jealousy between members of Elijah Muhammad and those who supported the suspended Malcolm X. Thus it was easy to assassinate El Haj Malik Al Shabazz in the Audubon Ball Room on February 21,1965.
Today many entertainers such as Kanye West, for obvious reasons, or people like Pharrell, who recently helped to raise millions of money for Israel to drop more phosphorus bombs on old men, women and children in Palestine, to even the Black Lives Matter, homophile organization, who use murdered black bodies as a vehicle to promote a homophile agenda. All weaponized assets.
There were the selected ministers of christianity who assisted Margaret Sanger in setting up abortion and fertility clinics in black schools and neighborhoods of the Southern US, and the nurses who assisted in the Tuskegee syphilis genocide.
Anytime you see a kneegrow fighting against localized attempts at developing Afurakan self interests, you can rest assured there is a hand stuck up that mannequin’s ass, moving their Judas lips and leading us away from anything beneficial for us. From ambulance chasing lawyers who show up at the latest police or citizen Klan violence or harassment, encouraging prayer and forgiveness. Encouraging the aggrieved to take the thirty pieces of silver at the cost of their dignity and forty percent lawyer fee, off the top.
Gone are the days of the weaponized assets such as the preachers of the Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton ilk. Those were our parent and our grandparents era. Today it’s the celebrities taking advantage of our celebrity worship and cult of personality worship.
The movie, The Spook who sat by the door, alluded to how we can use weaponized assets in reverse. However this will still remain a work of fiction, because kneegrows have neither the structure, resources or overstanding of what a weaponized asset is and its necessity to being a player on the chess board of life. A power in international and local politics and on the battlefield of colonialism and imperialism.