Skip to comments.Frank-ly Speaking - Give Ear to our Critics (1951 archives)
Posted on 11/19/2008 9:16:18 AM PST by Calpernia
Instead of pinning the label of "communism" on virtually all adverse" criticism and tossing it into the ashcan, it would pay our leaders to give ear and evaluate such criticism purely on its merits. We are a considerable distance away from perfection; that being so, there is room for improvement in our way of life.
These comments" are the result of a letter published recently in the Christian Science Monitor by Seyd Mohammed Sarodio, who said he was going back home to Jakarta, Java, after spending six years in America. Sarodio is a non-white and, as such, views the U. S. through the eyes of a colored man. He is also one of the many millions of non-whites who are the victims of discrimination while they are being told hypocritically that our democracy is the best thing in the whole world.
"You Are a Fanatically Racial People"
Hitting directly at bur established doctrine of white supremacy, Sarodio said to America in his letter:
"You are self-righteous and talk too much about ideals. You are a fanatically racial people, and do not like anyone of a different color. This prejudice is so "deep and pervasive that it expresses itself in business, in schools, in social parties, in politics, in industrial and labor life, and even in churches.
"Your values are different. These values are reflected in your manners, which are crude; in the home life, which is strained and full of divorces, and in a loose sex life."
Point Four Program "Is Just Another Trick"
White is always right, says Sarodio. This doctrine of white supremacy causes America to support "white imperialism" and the exploitation of colored peoples, and the brown man from Java charges:
"In the world issue of right and wrong, Americans always take sides With their fellow white men. This is true whether the issue involves imperialism, power politics, or strategical maneuvers. You are always in concert with white people,
"Africa and what remains of Asia are still under the white manEuropeanand you support him by all kinds of methods. That is why we cannot trust the American Point Four program. To us, that is just another trick."
In one breath America "spouts idealism to disarm people" and in the next breath "as soon as they are disarmed America cuts their throats economically, militarily and politically. You Americans always want to be the upper dog. If people disagree with you, they are no good and are wrong," Sarodio continued.
Will Caution His People To Avoid U., S. Contamination
Declaring that "Americans pride themselves as the chosen people because they rule the world with their ideas and influence, their trade and armies," he said that this power is "material and will not last. But pride will not let you see the truth, and you have too much comfort to want to admit or change it."
His conclusions are based on three years at Ohio State, two years at Fordham and one year at Columbia universities, plus living in various towns and cities throughout the nation. Conditions were "about the same in all these places," he said, and concluded:
"I am going home, therefore, to my people and tell them to cultivate our own ways and try to avoid contamination of yours. This is better for me and for them."
At just about the time this letter appeared, a class in government, the United Nations and education at Columbia University heard a noted speaker say that "there is no real UN so far as the darker races are concerned."
"Trusteeship Is Just a New Word for Slavery"
This speaker was James B. Lawson, president of the United African Nationalist movement, who lectured on "Trusteeship and Non-Selfgoverning Territories In Africa." Showing the same kind of criticism as that evidenced in Sarodio's letter, Lawson said:
"To me, trusteeship is just a new word for slavery or the old colonialism. The trusteeship agreements for existing trust territories were drafted by the controlling power in each instance and submitted to the general assembly for improvement only. These agreements were drafted to facilitate imperialism. Conditions in the existing trust territories are no better than conditions in the acknowledged colonies; in some instances, they are even worse than in the colonies."
Under trusteeship, Lawson said, African and other countries "are being drained of their resources to rebuild Europe. None of this money is used for proper education of the people to whom the territory actually belongs, nor for proper health facilities, nor to industrialize these territories. This proves there is no real UN so far as the dark races are concerned; it is just the same old slave masters or new ones."
By ignoring such complaints, we are merely piling up for ourselves a tidal wave of hate which, sooner or later, will sweep over us. Would it not be better to stop now and right these wrongs while there is still time?
aside from the date on a forged CoLB, the 'Dreams From My Father' narrative, the contrived 'interview' video with Susan Blake, and the date that is repeated by Abercrombie and Maya, what real evidence is there that he was born in 1961?
In 1950, he attempted to renew his passport so that he could travel abroad to fulfill contracts for singing and acting performances. The State Department insisted that Robeson sign an affidavit declaring that he was not a member of the Communist Party and that he was loyal to the United States. Robeson refused and filed suit in federal court. In August 1955, a federal judge ruled that the State Department was within its legal rights to refuse Robeson a passport. After the decision, Robeson declared that it was “rather absurd” that he was not “allowed to travel because of my friendship—open, spoken friendship—for the Soviet people and the peoples of all the world.”
Little, Malcolm X — 11,674 pages
a. Headquarters — 4,065 pages
b. New York — 7,239 pages
c. Chicago — 253 pages
d. Phoenix — 17 pages
e. Washington — 100 pages
Pinging again to this thread for comments; photo, too:
Take a look at the historical maps of European conquest of Africa. Only peripheral areas were conquered up through the mid-1800s, long after the outlawing of the slave trade. In 1835 only 10% of the continent was controlled by Europe.
There was an excellent reason for this. Europeans who invaded Africa died of disease. In the 1750s the average lifespan of a slave trader onthe Guinea Coast was well under six months.
The "Scramble for Africa" didn't really get going till the 1880s and ended just before WWI.
Most of Africa was colonized for decades, not centuries.
Ping. Ping. Ping.
We also need to send this to the long thread.
And, the fact that NO ONE has seen a picture of Ann pregnant.
You are right, where is the real evidence.
Gee, it is probably why he has so many lawyers keeping his COLB away from the American people!!!!!!!!!!!
BUMP for later reading.
Yes, persistantance pays off!
Great job to all the Freepers involved in this hunt for truth!
After Polarik morphed the two images of Malcolm X and Obama, the resemblances were right there...unfolding before us!
Robeson became known as a citizen of the world, as comfortable with the people of Moscow and Nairobi as with the people of Harlem. Wherever he traveled, Robeson championed the cause of the common person. Among his friends, he counted future African Leader Jomo Kenyatta, India's Nehru, anarchist Emma Goldman and writers James Joyce and Ernest Hemingway.
Susan Blake isn’t the only one who places Ann in WA state with an infant in 1961, she is one of many. The link for the book about Jr released in September gives excerpts of testimony from many of her former classmates and mention the infant as well. As we are beginning to see the little things can mean a lot!
It wouldn’t be unusual at that time to not have any pictures of a pregnant Ann. Pregnancy was more hidden then and I remember even as late as 1968 someone saying how it was such a disgrace for an 8 month pregnant teacher, who was as big as a house, to still be teaching!
Leader of Kenya - when Obama Snr returned to Kenya.
Excellent graphics. Thanks for all your hard work!
Isn’t that something.
You know, I was joking a few weeks ago when I posted referencing Obama’s birth as being similar to the movie plot, Twins. Maybe it isn’t as wild as it sounded when I posted it. Maybe Obama is a science experiment from a Cuban medical facility and Stanley Ann mothered a genetic milk shake.
At this point, who knows. But these nuances are stunning.
>>>Its like an Agatha Christie mystery except no one has been murdered, that I know of...
Don’t forget Don Young.
And yes, bombs went off in Cuba. I don’t know if that was this group or the attempts made on killing off Castro.
>>>...what real evidence is there that he was born in 1961?
None. Depending on what lead you follow, the football can go back up the field as well as down the field.
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