Black People : Malcolm X Was Right About America

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  1. RAPTOR

    RAPTOR Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    by Chris Hedges

    “Human beings can be redeemed. Empires cannot.”

    Malcolm X, unlike Martin Luther King Jr., did not believe America had a conscience. For him there
    was no great tension between the lofty ideals of the nation—which he said were a sham—and the
    failure to deliver justice to blacks. He, perhaps better than King, understood the inner workings of
    empire. He had no hope that those who managed empire would ever get in touch with their better
    selves to build a country free of exploitation and injustice. He argued that from the arrival of the first
    slave ship to the appearance of our vast archipelago of prisons and our squalid, urban internal
    colonies where the poor are trapped and abused, the American empire was unrelentingly hostile to
    those Frantz Fanon called “the wretched of the earth.” This, Malcolm knew, would not change until
    the empire was destroyed.

    “It is impossible for capitalism to survive, primarily because the system of capitalism needs some
    blood to suck,” Malcolm said. “Capitalism used to be like an eagle, but now it’s more like a vulture. It
    used to be strong enough to go and suck anybody’s blood whether they were strong or not. But now it
    has become more cowardly, like the vulture, and it can only suck the blood of the helpless. As the
    nations of the world free themselves, then capitalism has less victims, less to suck, and it becomes
    weaker and weaker. It’s only a matter of time in my opinion before it will collapse completely.”

    King was able to achieve a legal victory through the civil rights movement, portrayed in the new film
    Selma. But he failed to bring about economic justice and thwart the rapacious appetite of the war
    machine that he was acutely aware was responsible for empire’s abuse of the oppressed at home and
    abroad. And 50 years after Malcolm X was assassinated in the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem by hit
    men from the Nation of Islam, it is clear that he, not King, was right. We are the nation
    Malcolm knew us to be.

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    As the ancient proverb states, "The lions survive off the lambs; the rich survive off the poor."
     
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    Two individuals with different means to the same ends, aka our peoples complete empowerment....

    Allies in private-- rivals only to their supporters-- though what was hyped--in public-- by our peoples enemies-- was meant to turn both camps into a means to their ends-- too!

    FYI
     
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    I have been part of the construction of countless...countless subsidized housing for blacks the hiring of under qualified blacks that I find the thoughts in this thread to be ludicrous.

    angled prespective.
     
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    Monetary going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    The problem is not the "system," in this case, capitalism. It is the mindset...the thinking process...of the ones who created and control the system. White people's fear/hate of Black people is the problem. Tearing down the system, without replacing the ideology of the people who created and control the system, will do nothing but force those people to create another system based on the same ideology. In other words, we get nowhere.

    See Dr. Marimba Ani's book entitled Yurugu: An African-Centered Critique of European Cultural Thought and Behavior.
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  7. chuck

    chuck Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Let us agree to disagree, since this isn't quite the same eras our ancestors came here in chains and/or their immediate descendants, more or less lacking any dough, etc.

    FYI
     
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    Some of you here are presumed/assumed/et. to be far more aware than our relations in general, so I also expect far more than the usual cop outs/denials/etc. too...

    FYI
     
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    Hopefully this link provides the complete text of the article you based so much on....

    http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/malcolm_x_was_right_about_america_20150201

    FYI
     
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    Monetary going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    What "B.S." am I repeating of theirs? Actually, we agree. You want a new system created by us. Why do you want that? You want that because we think differently. Hence, the new system would reflect our different way of thinking. We could create a capitalistic system based on how we think. Like I said, it's not the system, it's the thinking that went into creating the system.
     
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