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    Re: What Are Your Personal Thoughts On Malcolm X

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    Um, what? Oh, typo, right?
    I reckon I know as much about being black as you do. As for growing up in America in the '50's, you mean it wasn't like 'Leave It To Beaver'?
    You nothing about neither.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: What Are Your Personal Thoughts On Malcolm X

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Religion is like that though. Most people cling to theirs until they die...and, no. Not all of them were born into it. Many found their "jesus" as adults.
    Yeah I have no problem with that. Finding:

    -Jesus
    -Buddha
    -the flying spaghetti monster

    But if you're an adult, whose mature enough to understand danger, and look at Islam and go "I think I'll give that a try" then go around preaching its violence, is a huge problem.

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    Re: What Are Your Personal Thoughts On Malcolm X

    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    He certainly evolved in his views. As someone else pointed out, had I been a black man in that time period, I would have been more Malcolm and less Martin.
    It's a good thing for the country that there were fewer Malcoms and more Martins.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: What Are Your Personal Thoughts On Malcolm X

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    It's a good thing for the country that there were fewer Malcoms and more Martins.
    I doubt that is true at all. It is only good for the status quo that there were more Martins than Malcolms, but the reality is that had Martin not been shot, there would be no MLK Day as he was transitioning away from "resistance" toward proactive obstruction of streams of commerce to extort economic changes.

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    Re: What Are Your Personal Thoughts On Malcolm X

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Comparing speech to actual acts of kidnapping, denying medical treatment, beatings, child abuse...
    sigh... what the **** does Scientology have to do with Malcolm x... and what the **** do those actors have to do with these crimes?

    make ****ing sense for once in your life.. please.

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    Re: What Are Your Personal Thoughts On Malcolm X

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    You nothing about neither.
    Well you nothing neither.
    "I did not mean that Conservatives are generally stupid people. I meant that stupid people are generally Conservatives."
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    Re: What Are Your Personal Thoughts On Malcolm X

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    sigh... what the **** does Scientology have to do with Malcolm x... and what the **** do those actors have to do with these crimes?

    make ****ing sense for once in your life.. please.
    read the original post of mine that you commented on. THat should answer all your questions.

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    Re: What Are Your Personal Thoughts On Malcolm X

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    read the original post of mine that you commented on. THat should answer all your questions.
    no , it doesn't... you brought a wholly unrelated topic and wholly unrelated people....and you've yet to be able to connect them, nor explain why the **** you want them connected.

    I don't like Scientology, I think it's shady as hell... but it's got absolutely nothing ... zero... to do with Malcolm X

    ya might as well be whining about bananas for all the sense you are making.

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    Re: What Are Your Personal Thoughts On Malcolm X

    Malcolm was an interesting cat. No way of knowing what his influence COULD have become.

    When he strated off he was a hustler. The black cause was a good fit. He bought in. He became almost militant in his rhetoric. Then he went to Mecca. It changed his world. He came a true convert to Islam. He is said to have commented that while in Mecca he looked around and he saw people...black people, white people, Arab people....just people. He realized race wasnt the determinant factor in right and wrong. When he came back his message changed. He scared people. No one knew what to do with him. Well...thats not true...the Nation knew what to do with him...and did it.

    I personally would have loved to have seen where his life and teachings could have taken people.

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    Re: What Are Your Personal Thoughts On Malcolm X

    Take him over MLK any day of the week...

    His autobiography is one of my favorites of all time.
    "Oh no no no, you got me talkin' politics. I didn't wanna. Like I said y'all, I'm just happy to be alive. -- Sheriff Chris Mannix

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