We talk about economies going down if something happens to america, but because of americas economy many countries are forced to be poor. They are not allowed to put their goods on the global market and Africa for instance only participate in about 2% of global trade. So while it good times for european nations its hell for the poor countries of the World. What I think Minister Farakan was saying basically is lets be self sufficient create our own institutions sustain our own selves so that if the ship does go down we can at least have a life jacket and a survival kit. I dont think we as a people have any real confidence in ourselves, we talk a good game but deep down we dont believe we can create anything for ourselves.We think white people are invinceable and we could neverchallenge them.I say this is the very slave thinking that keeps us shackled.