Monday, February 21, 2005

Interesting articles

Last week I went to this bookstore and brought a couple of new magazines. An interesting article I am reading is in the International Socialist Review. It's about Bush, and it's titled "Can He Be Stopped"? It's a very good, well written article. Another article I liked was the magazine "The New African" entitled very bluntly "Why Does Nobody Care About Blacks?" The article is not online, so you'd have to find a bookstore that carries that magazine; and it's $4.25 but well worth the money.

Today is the 40th Anniversary of Malcolm X's death. The liberal media elites at MSN have done an interesting write up about his controversial yet enduring legacy. To me, his greatest speech ever, and the most relevant even today, is "The Ballot or The Bullet". Here is an excerpt:

No, I'm not an American. I'm one of the 22 million black people who are the victims of Americanism. One of the 22 million black people who are the victims of democracy, nothing but disguised hypocrisy. So, I'm not standing here speaking to you as an American, or a patriot, or a flag-saluter, or a flag-waver -- no, not I. I'm speaking as a victim of this American system. And I see America through the eyes of the victim. I don't see any American dream; I see an American nightmare.

I know alot of pro-Bush Republicans will hate Malcolm X with a passion, especially these corny, docile American negros who want so badly to fit in with Republicans. As for American black people as a whole, I don't even expect this kind of philosophy from them. That's why I hold onto and believe fully in Malcolm X.

Now, Im about to dis the hell out of Michigan. In the state where Eminem will be upheld as an icon, Malcolm X grew up as Detroit Red in his hustling days. However, in this same city (and in the state of Michigan), Malcolm X's legacy obscure in city where he grew up In his autobiography, he said this about Lansing:

"I don't know a town with a higher percentage of complacent and misguided so-called `middle class' Negroes."

He spoke nothing but truth. Things in general remain that way.

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