Skip to comments.President Barack Obama on Malcolm X (Excerpt from autobiography)
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 Baldwins love and Langstons humor eventually succumbed to its corrosive force, each man finally forced to doubt arts 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 Xs 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 ...
Malcolm XI !
“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.
The Mossad says so!
Is Barack Obama related to Malcolm X?
.....with a Law Degree.
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....:
Malcolms 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 Malcolms statement that Im not an AmericanIm 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 Kings practical course of struggle.
Im not an AmericanIm one of the 22 million Black people who are the victims of Americanism.
Pure Jeremiah Wright - pure Obama...
Sounds like he misses his daddy.
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 deathwas a disaster to the civil rights movement...
...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...
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.
A Summing Up: Louis Lomax interviews Malcolm X
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!
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...
Where's the little "that's RACIST" guy when you need him?