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    Re: What Are Your Personal Thoughts On Malcolm X

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    His reputation as someone who should be looked on favorably.
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    Re: What Are Your Personal Thoughts On Malcolm X

    Malcolm X was the one that organized the Mexican bean pickers... right? He is a legend.
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    Re: What Are Your Personal Thoughts On Malcolm X

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    Oh I completely agree, which why I said I was on the fence rather than freakIng out and ranting about what an awful person he was.

    I'm just a really strong proponent of Gandhian/Thoreauan civil disobedience as an alternative to violence in the struggle for civil rights. Which is why I'm not a huge fan of Malcom X.
    I really cannot agree with your last part. Personally, I favor a diversity of tactics and am as much againist dogmatic violence as I am againist dogmatic pacificism. On top of that, when one looks at history, especially nearing the end of the colonial era, violent movements were generally more successful than non-violent ones.

    A book you might find intellectually interesting is How Non-Violence Protects The State.

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    Re: What Are Your Personal Thoughts On Malcolm X

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    He was a racist, anti-American piece of ****.
    Did you ever watch the KKK burn your father's house down?

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    Re: What Are Your Personal Thoughts On Malcolm X

    Too bad they don't make em like that no more.

    They say this is one week before Malcolm was killed. Awesome


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    Re: What Are Your Personal Thoughts On Malcolm X

    Yep, Malcolm X was made of steel forged in the fire of hell

    Malcolm X’s father, Earl Little, was a favorite target of the Ku Klux Klan because of his support for civil rights leader Marcus Garvey and because he was a member of the Universal Negro Improvement Association.

    “When my mother was pregnant with me, she told me later, a party of hooded Ku Klux Klan riders galloped up to our home in Omaha, Nebraska, one night. Surrounding the house, brandishing their shotguns and rifles, they shouted for my father to come out,” Malcolm X recalled later in his life. “My mother went to the front door and opened it. Standing where they could see her pregnant condition, she told them that she was alone with her three small children, and that my father was away, preaching in Milwaukee.

    “The Klansmen warned her that we had better get out of town because ‘the good Christian white people’ were not going to stand for her husband ‘spreading trouble’ among the ‘good’ Negroes of Omaha with the ‘back to Africa’ preachings of Marcus Garvey.”

    After the Little family moved to East Lansing, Michigan they were attacked by the Black Legion, a radical off shoot of the KKK.

    “Shortly after my youngest sister was born came the nightmare night of 1929, my earliest vivid memory. I remember being suddenly snatched awake into a frightening confusion of pistol shots and shouting and smoke and flames,” Malcolm X later recalled. “My father had shouted and shot at the two white men who had set the fire and were running away. Our home was burning down around us. We were lunging and bumping and tumbling all over each other trying to escape. My mother, with the baby in her arms, just made it into the yard before the house crashed in, showing sparks.”

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    Re: What Are Your Personal Thoughts On Malcolm X

    The stories my grandfather told me about the things he saw as a young boy are horrible. He told me how they killed a black man, right on the main street of town in broad daylight. So many horrible things.

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    Even to this very day, if a black man stands up and with force and conviction and says that white people have done something wrong, they will do everything in their power to destroy him.

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    Re: What Are Your Personal Thoughts On Malcolm X

    And poor Obama. Pitiful. He has gone so far as to go out and murder people without a trial to try to please people. And this is the thanks they have given him.

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    That folks is what you call a crown of thorns.

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    Re: What Are Your Personal Thoughts On Malcolm X

    Well, those are some of my thoughts on Malcolm X. I could write volumes.

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