SPYING, THE NAACP & GARVEY By Andre Austin Marcus Garvey came to Jamaica in 1915 being inspired by Booker T Washington book Up From Slavery. Garvey ran into opposition from Dubois and the NAACP who he accused were spies for the government and white people. Garvey didn’t have the evidence then but we do now. Garvey advocated independence from white people and the government. The NAACP advocated dependence on the government for jobs of college educated talented tenth. This elitism and no economic socialism reenslaved black people to this day. The elites advocate preferential programs for privileged blacks and Affirmative action for upper middle class blacks and support white carpet bag unions who don’t hire blacks. During WW1 Dubois wrote his famous “Closing Ranks” essay in the NAACP’s Crisis magazine. He may have wrote this article in hopes of getting a spying job on blacks with the US military. The same military who spied on Martin L King and led Jesse Jackson to write a foreword to James Earl Ray book having suspicions that the Military Industrial Complex killed King directly or indirectly. Tony Brown wrote in Black Lies, White Lies that Dubois and others was spying on Black people. Joel Spingarn was an Austrian Jew & Chairman of the NAACP from 1914-1919 and its president in 1930, operated a network of black spies within the Black community under the direction of the U.S. Army military intelligence Division (MID).Spingarn was a fierce critic and enemy of Booker T Washington who advocated self-reliance and economic empowerment just like Garvey. Few blacks know that Spingarn ran a spy network against blacks, a domestic intelligence operation that served as a forerunner of the COINTELPRO FBI-led counterinsurgency seprogram of the 1960’s. In the service of this government spying operation, Springarn used his position at the NAACP to gather critical information on the Black community. Among other covert acts, he turned over to the MID the NAACP membership list of all 117 NAACP branches throughout the countery, with the names and home and business address of their top officers. Agent Spingarn took on the secret assignment of infiltrating and recruiting America’s talented tenth. His target was the Black aristocracy. Spingarn was not the only early NAACP leader to work for Army intelligence. It is generally known that W.E. B. Dubois actively sought appointmnt to the intelligence division in 1918. Springarn had wrote a Colonel that Dubois would write in the Crisis “To make his paper an organ of patriotic propaganda hereafter”.) Dubois who is a hero of many Black Marxian like Cornel West (A true blue Christian), and progressive, was a brilliant but racially ambivalent man. Dubois had a double whammy “Double Consciouness-his two-ness of being multi racial. His identity crisis would transfer to any black attempting to assimilate as white. You can’t be who you are not. The term “acting white” being good in school is a misnomer. “Acting White” is using white slang words and mannerism not being smart and getting good grades. But, Nevertheless, Dubois was for hire to the highest bidder and sold out. Garvey and Farrakhan said they wanted to sell the Blackman to himself. Garvey may have been right when he called him a “traitor”. When Julian Bond wrote against Farrakhan and the MMM for the NAACP I had a flash back into the history of Dubois against Garvey. Was Dubois working for the government when he attacked Garvey. Was he an agent. The judge who sentenced Garvey to prison was an NAACP member. Let us continue to study our history which will reward our research.