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President Barack Obama on Malcolm X (Excerpt from autobiography)
prospect ^ | David Remnick

Posted on 03/21/2009 3:01:07 PM PDT by jessduntno

This is what President-Elect Barack Obama said about Malcolm X in his best-selling autobiography, via David Remnick:

In every page of every book, in Bigger Thomas and invisible men, I kept finding the same anguish, the same doubt; a self-contempt that neither irony nor intellect seemed able to deflect. Even Du Bois’ learning and Baldwin’s love and Langston’s humor eventually succumbed to its corrosive force, each man finally forced to doubt art’s redemptive power, each man finally forced to withdraw, one to Africa, one to Europe, one deeper into the bowels of Harlem, but all of them in the same weary flight, all of them exhausted, bitter men, the devil at their heels. Only Malcolm X’s autobiography seemed to offer something different. His repeated acts of self-creation spoke to me.

By Obama's own admission, Malcolm X was one of the biggest influences in his intellectual and cultural development.

(Excerpt) Read more at prospect.org ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho44; malcolmx
chilling...
1 posted on 03/21/2009 3:01:07 PM PDT by jessduntno
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To: penelopesire; BulletBobCo; seekthetruth; television is just wrong; jcsjcm; BP2; Pablo Mac; ...

~~DING!


2 posted on 03/21/2009 3:04:24 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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To: jessduntno

bookmark


3 posted on 03/21/2009 3:05:37 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: jessduntno

Malcolm XI !


4 posted on 03/21/2009 3:05:51 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: jessduntno

“By Obama’s own admission, Malcolm X was one of the biggest influences in his intellectual and cultural development.”

If I were to make a bet on Zero’s “who’s yer daddy” question, he’d be the one.


5 posted on 03/21/2009 3:06:19 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.......)
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To: Revolting cat!

The Mossad says so!


6 posted on 03/21/2009 3:06:33 PM PDT by browniexyz
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To: Revolting cat!

***Applause***


7 posted on 03/21/2009 3:06:49 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.......)
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To: STARWISE

Is Barack Obama related to Malcolm X?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5QD_6UtfFo


8 posted on 03/21/2009 3:10:33 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: jessduntno
"By Obama's own admission, Malcolm X was one of the biggest influences in his intellectual and cultural development. "

America has elected a radical screwball for pres_ent. God help us.
9 posted on 03/21/2009 3:13:52 PM PDT by FrankR (We are only enslaved to the extent of charity (bailout) we receive...think about it.)
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To: FrankR
America has elected a radical screwball for pres_ent.

Spike Lee.....

.....with a Law Degree.

10 posted on 03/21/2009 3:17:08 PM PDT by SteamShovel (Global Warming, the New Patriotism)
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To: jessduntno

Ideologically or otherwise, Obama is the son of X.
11 posted on 03/21/2009 3:18:44 PM PDT by Blogger (Pray and Prepare)
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To: FrankR

Lest we forget who Malcolm REALLY was (NOT Denzel) and we can draw the line from X to O through Rev. Wright and his mutant “religion” in Chicago....:

Malcolm’s political evolution

“Malcolm X became a revolutionary leader on a world scale,” said Esteban Morales. “He is one of the most stirring and important revolutionary political figures of the 20th century.” The publication of Habla Malcolm X in Cuba is especially important, Morales noted, because Malcolm X “is not sufficiently known.”

In Cuba, excerpts of Malcolm X speeches were published in various collections in 1967, 1968, and 1974, along with the posthumously published Autobiography of Malcolm X, by Alex Haley. A few years ago Ciencias Sociales reprinted the autobiography, and in 2003 Casa Editora Abril published a Cuban edition of Malcolm X habla a la juventud (Malcolm X Talks to Young People), originally published by Pathfinder Press.

Morales cited Malcolm’s statement that “I’m not an American—I’m one of the 22 million Black people who are the victims of Americanism.” His revolutionary outlook “distinguished Malcolm, in terms of strategy and tactics, from Martin Luther King’s practical course of struggle.”

http://www.themilitant.com/2009/7312/731250.html


12 posted on 03/21/2009 3:20:41 PM PDT by jessduntno ( www.SenateConservatives.com)
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To: jessduntno

“I’m not an American—I’m one of the 22 million Black people who are the victims of Americanism.”

Pure Jeremiah Wright - pure Obama...


13 posted on 03/21/2009 3:22:14 PM PDT by jessduntno ( www.SenateConservatives.com)
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To: jessduntno

Sounds like he misses his daddy.


14 posted on 03/21/2009 4:02:12 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: jessduntno; Blogger

Death and Transfiguration
Friday, Mar. 05, 1965

excerpt - note the date -

Malcolm X had been a pimp, a cocaine addict and a thief. He was an unashamed demagogue. His gospel was hatred: “Your little babies will get polio!” he cried to the “white devils.” His creed was violence: “If ballots won’t work, bullets will.”

Yet even before his bullet-ripped body went to its grave, Malcolm X was being sanctified. Negro leaders called him “brilliant,” said he had recently “moderated” his views, blamed his assassination on “the white power structure” or, in the case of Martin Luther King, on a “society sick enough to express dissent with murder.” Malcolm’s death, they agreed, was a setback to the civil rights movement.

Alias John Doe. In fact, Malcolm X —in life and in death—was a disaster to the civil rights movement...

snip

...In his youth, Malcolm prided himself on his reddish hair and light skin, an inheritance from his maternal grandfather, a white man. Years later he wrote in his autobiography: “I was for years insane enough to feel that it was some kind of status symbol to be light-complexioned. Now I hate every drop of that white rapist’s blood that is in me.”

He quit school after the eighth grade, eventually made his way to New York. Nicknamed “Big Red,” he was a gangling zoot-suiter who fancied yellow-toed shoes and straightened his hair with lye in a scalp-searing process called “conking.” He worked briefly as a waiter at Small’s Paradise, still one of Harlem’s top nightspots. But an honest dollar was not for Malcolm Little. He was caught pimping on the side and fired. He thereupon turned himself into a full-time hustler whose specialties were fixing up white men with Negro whores and Negro men with white whores. He peddled marijuana, became a cocaine addict and, to satisfy his $20-a-day craving, took to burglary. In 1946 he wound up with a ten-year prison sentence in Boston...

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,839291,00.html


15 posted on 03/21/2009 4:03:03 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: jessduntno

The Zer0, Spawn of Whomever, seems to be going in the opposite reputational direction from X - Sanctified by the masses at first then recognized as the loser thug that he is.


17 posted on 03/21/2009 4:11:59 PM PDT by paulycy (BEWARE the LIBERAL/MEDIA Complex)
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To: jessduntno; Blogger

A Summing Up: Louis Lomax interviews Malcolm X

Louis Lomax
1963

excerpt:

LOMAX: Are you suggesting that all of us who fight for integration are after a white woman?

MALCOLM X: I wouldn?t say all of you, but let the evidence speak for itself. Check up on these integration leaders, and you will find that most of them are either married to or hooked up with some white woman. Take that meeting between James Baldwin and Robert Kennedy; practically everybody there was interracially married. Harry Belafonte is married to a white woman; Lorraine Hansberry is married to a white man; Lena Horne is married to a white man.

Now how can any Negro, man or woman, who sleeps with a white person speak for me? No black person married to a white person can speak for me!

LOMAX: Why?

MALCOLM X: Why? Because only a man who is ashamed of what he is will marry out of his race. There has to be something wrong when a man or a woman leaves his own people and marries somebody of another kind. Men who are proud of being black marry black women; women who are proud of being black marry black men.

This is particularly true when you realize that these Negroes who go for integration and intermarriage are linking up with the very people who lynched their fathers, raped their mothers, and put their kid sisters in the kitchen to scrub floors. Why would any black man in his right mind want to marry a lyncher, a murderer, a rapist, a dope peddler, a gambler, a hog eater… Why would any black man want to marry a devil… for that?s just what the white man is...

http://teachingamericanhistory.org/library/index.asp?document=539


18 posted on 03/21/2009 4:14:11 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: Blogger

19 posted on 03/21/2009 4:14:51 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: jessduntno
deeper into the bowels of Harlem

Where's the little "that's RACIST" guy when you need him?

20 posted on 03/21/2009 4:16:06 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Fred Nerks

Wow. The nose and mouth.


21 posted on 03/21/2009 4:19:22 PM PDT by Blogger (Pray and Prepare)
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To: Blogger

goes waaay back, start with this piece of research and read forward:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2040486/posts?q=1&;page=7351#7356


22 posted on 03/21/2009 4:23:17 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: jessduntno
You know, for all of the Revoluting these bastards did in the 1900s, not much but suffering ever came out of it.

Po fok is still Po fok.

23 posted on 03/21/2009 5:41:19 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: Fred Nerks
MALCOLM X: Why? Because only a man who is ashamed of what he is will marry out of his race. There has to be something wrong when a man or a woman leaves his own people and marries somebody of another kind. Men who are proud of being black marry black women; women who are proud of being black marry black men.

I don't think even the KKK went THIS far! Yowzerz!

24 posted on 03/21/2009 5:44:10 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: jessduntno
By Obama's own admission, Malcolm X was one of the biggest influences in his intellectual and cultural development

Good God, man....my ancestors RIP would be up in arms...literally

25 posted on 03/21/2009 5:50:28 PM PDT by wardaddy (America, Ship of Fools)
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To: Fred Nerks

Yikes....his mom must havwe been a VERY LOOSE WOMEN.


26 posted on 03/21/2009 6:22:46 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: jessduntno
"...the devil at their heels" - would that be the white devil?
27 posted on 03/21/2009 8:23:07 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Asato Ma Sad Gama Tamasi Ma Jyotir Gama)
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To: Blogger

Someone should get a photo of 0bama Sr, Ann, and do the computer mix and see what it looks like. Probably a lot less like BHO than the Malcolm X/Ann mix.


28 posted on 03/21/2009 8:30:06 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Asato Ma Sad Gama Tamasi Ma Jyotir Gama)
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To: wardaddy

Never knew X had a white grandaddy. Barry has a white grandaddy too. Both appear to have some inferiority complex and uncomfortable in their identity - like they’re changing or searching to fit in


29 posted on 03/21/2009 8:32:54 PM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: devolve

Malcolm X was one of the biggest influences in Obama’s intellectual and cultural development.

Who knew...??


30 posted on 03/21/2009 8:33:07 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: potlatch

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I knew

Now the unemployment rate will double for the 2-3 ethnic groups that voted for Hussein II

I am just waiting with sensitive replies to hear a liberal complain about their 401K tanking bigtime!


31 posted on 03/21/2009 8:52:12 PM PDT by devolve (-- "... my Muslim faith....." ABC-TV with Steffi --)
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To: little jeremiah

He doesn’t have ANY features of Obama Sr. nonething.


32 posted on 03/21/2009 8:57:38 PM PDT by Blogger (Pray and Prepare)
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To: devolve

{I knew}

Heh, I forgot the sarcasm tag in my post!!

The birthers think he is Obama’s real father..


33 posted on 03/21/2009 8:58:09 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: potlatch

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Before the election my liberal NYC sister said she did not like any of the 3 most likely candidates for President (a big surprise to me)

Obama
Hillary
McCain

And 20% of Conservatives went for Hussein II?


34 posted on 03/21/2009 9:09:01 PM PDT by devolve (-- "... my Muslim faith....." ABC-TV with Steffi --)
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To: devolve

“And 20% of Conservatives went for Hussein II?”

Taught those RINOS a lessson, huh?


35 posted on 03/21/2009 9:50:30 PM PDT by jessduntno ( www.SenateConservatives.com)
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To: Blogger

I know - there is no resemblance whatsoever. It would be interesting just for the record though.


36 posted on 03/21/2009 10:39:17 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Asato Ma Sad Gama Tamasi Ma Jyotir Gama)
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To: stainlessbanner

they are bother angry over the cracker in the woodpile


37 posted on 03/21/2009 11:39:49 PM PDT by wardaddy (America, Ship of Fools)
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To: devolve

I remember you telling me that and it was surprising.


38 posted on 03/22/2009 11:03:46 AM PDT by potlatch
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To: potlatch

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I sheer naive stupidity and blantant ignorance of so many in both parties is incredible

Even my liberal NYC sister saw that Hussein II, Hillary, or McCain would be a train wreck

She is 100% against illegal aliens for starters - and could not believe zero down payment sub-prime mortgages for unqualified minorities were being forced upon the banks by politicians buying votes

When people start admitting they are paying for millions of losers in a never-ending scam - them sometimes start to reexamine their political beliefs

Getting whacked in her 401K was also a slight hint that something was going Socialist and worse -


39 posted on 03/22/2009 1:32:37 PM PDT by devolve (-- "... my Muslim faith....." ABC-TV with Steffi --)
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To: devolve; Fred Nerks

Looks like the apple did fall far from the tree.


40 posted on 03/25/2009 12:16:35 PM PDT by Polarik (("Forgeries don't validate claims -- they repudiate them"))
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To: Polarik

did or didn’t?


41 posted on 03/25/2009 3:03:28 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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