Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Bro. Malcolm says don't trust those Dems!!!


Tha Artstorian reports...
As the new congress already completed its first 100 hours, many people believe that high hopes are definitely in the house because the Democrats are in the driving seat...However, Bro. Malcolm X a voice of reason and justice is calling us from the grave to be aware of the wolves in sheep clothing or politrixans who spend more time traveling with their pages to Europe or playing golf and the gaming tables at American Indian reservation casinos than attending town hall meetings in their district, raising the minimum wage to a living wage, keeping the internet free from corporate control and open to the masses, and voting their collective constituents' moral conscience by stop giving the Bush Administration the money and the means to wage an unjust war and demanding the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq immediately...As Democrats such as Barack Obama, Hilary Clinton, John Edwards, Joe Biden and others are gearing up for a run at the White House let us reflect on what Bro. Malcolm, who recently left his longtime mentor Elijah Muhammad, had to say about Democrats, Republicans, racism,economics, voting, politrixs, Black Nationalism and brotherhood...Interesting to note that during his time as well as ours rich powerful white men from oil rich Texas (Lyndon B. Johnson and George W. Bush) ruled the White House amid scandals and ill prepared and fated wars in foreign lands (Vietnam and Iraq)...Check out his famous actual audio speech,"The Ballot or the Bullet", from April 12,1964 in Detroit, Michigan and the text in the following links below...

"The Ballot or the Bullet" speech both text and audio (in two parts):
http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/malcolmxballotorbullet.htm

Also you can hear it here:
http://www.brothermalcolm.net/mxwords/whathesaid13.html

For all of Malcolm's recorded speeches in their entirety go to the following link:
http://www.brothermalcolm.net/mxwords/whathesaidarchive.html

Some more Malcolm X on W.E. A.L.L. B.E.:
http://weallbe.blogspot.com/2006/04/another-reason-why-you-cant-always.html

Another complementary perspective concerning Malcolm X, Democrats and American politrixs:
http://www.pressaction.com/news/weblog/full_article/faiz04102005/

2 comments:

D. L. Hill said...

Thanks for putting this out there. Many people are unaware of(or unwilling to know) who these cats really are. I also was glad to come across a site I'd not heard of (www.brothermalcolm.net) because I've been interested in recorded speeches of Malcolm X.
Many Blessings,
Lady Hill

Shamontiel said...

Okay, I got the chance to listen to "The Ballot or the Bullet" with Malcolm X. Just as I did in his autobiograpy, there are times when I think he's dead on with what he says, but then there are other times when I feel he contradicts himself. I don't believe in complaining about hate within a community, but then using racial slurs (ex. cracker). I understood when slaves did it because they sincerely were talking about the cracking of a whip and going through that time of torture, but it's counterproductive when I hear leaders (and rappers like Talib Kweli) do it. So, that's one thing against him. However, when he starts talking about joining organizations that uplift black people, the lesser of two evils between Democrats and Republicans, how Democrats take forever to get around to issues within the Black community, the enemies in the room, and Black people not taking charge of their communities, I want to applaud him.

But then we go back to him being sarcastic about singing and sit-ins. X fails to realize that those sit-ins did a massively great part of eliminating segregation. I'm reading "Lay Bare the Heart" by James Farmer (Have you seen "The Great Debaters"? Excellent film.), and the type of mind tricks that those nonviolent protestors had by singing in prison or going to sit-ins and messing with government money (the best way to get the FBI, CIA, and all the other acronyms to pay attention) to pay for the food and shelter of voluntary prisoners who refused to leave cafeterias and drink from separate fountains is admirable. I'm not against the idea of swinging, but mind games last longer.

So I see both sides of the coin. If I'd have been around in the time of Malcolm and Martin, I'd have followed them both for different reasons. Either way, I really enjoyed listening to this speech. Thank you for putting me on to it.