And you can't stop it with love, not love of those things down there, no. In fact, I think we forced many of the civil rights leaders to be even more militant than they intended. Malcom X Speaks: Selected speeches and statements. They would drop bombs on African villages that would blow that village apart and everything in it -- man, woman, child, and baby. African villages don't have a defense against bombs. You can't hate Africa and not hate yourself.
And then you'll see the government start doing something about it. You can't have a positive attitude toward yourself and a negative attitude toward Africa at the same time. By converting to the Nation of Islam the black community would find strength and identity in an exclusively black society free of white people and white power structures, all under the leadership of Elijah Muhammad. I read in a poll taken by Newsweek magazine this week, saying that Negroes are satisfied. And the only time they had a gun was when they got some soldier who had it, and they'd kill him and take his gun. It should catch on fire and burn down. There's no room for argument, no need for us to be arguing with each other.
They don't intend to give it up because of its wealth; another reason they don't intend to give it up is if you look at the map you'll see that it is so strategically located geographically. It's a corrupt, vicious, hypocritical system that has castrated the Black man; and the only way the Black man can get back at it is to strike it in the only way he knows how. I don't believe in any form of discrimination or segregation. So they put Tshombe there, and as soon as Tshombe got there he invited them to bring paratroopers from Belgium in the United States' transport planes to try and recapture Congo. But still, I wouldn't judge them just 'cause they're white, or they'd call me a racist. Elijah Muhammad also began to be afraid of his best Minister who proved to be more famous than he himself.
Also it's a blessing to read the speeches of someone who w It's really important to read speeches like these to get a sense of Malcolm X as someone not reducible to his role as a figurehead for Black Islam nor as a foil to Martin Luther King Jr but as an individual who from particular circumstances and interacting with history as it was unfolding underwent a rapid political change. And they've got certain Negroes whom they have to keep blowing up in the papers to make them look like leaders. You know yourself -- and we have been a people who hated our African characteristics. If you were to have told them while they were talking about this great year of promise ahead, you know, civil rights and all of that, what was coming, that before long three civil rights workers would be brutally murdered and the government unable to do anything about it. And then Barnett was supposed to keep the support of the white racists, because that's who he was holding up, and Kennedy would keep the support of the Negroes, because that's who he'd be holding up.
What made us feel helpless was our hatred for ourselves. After a detailed explanation of the purpose of the organization, he continues with the organizations beliefs and objectives. Tonight we want to discuss -- and by the way, also, when I came here today I was a bit -- last night, the temperature was about twenty above and when this explosion took place, I was caught in what I had on, some pajamas. This is what's happening in our neighborhood, to our people. And the United States, again, pays their salary. It's like all of us we start believing one way but as we grow and mature we see that it's okay if people are who they are be it white, black, gay, straight, woman, man, old or young. And at that time the Africans, the Asians, the Arabs, all of the nonwhite people got together and agreed to de-emphasize their differences and emphasize what they had in common, and form a working unity.
As a result, such a system has unlimited potential to perpetuate oppression because the ones in power are the oppressors. They used the press to make it look like he's the criminal and they're the victim. If you could understand Arabic, you'd probably call him Allah. Did you ever really listen to him? The topics chosen in the sections had great purpose. Right now in New York we had a couple cases where police grabbed the brother and beat him unmercifully -- and then charged him with assaulting them.
And instead of them patting him on the back they want to knock at him. And it was the spirit of Bandung that brought into existence this working unity that made it possible for nations that didn't have a chance to become independent to come into their independence. The first Islamic state was founded not in the shadow of swords, as is commonly believed in some circles, but in the security of a social contract, called the Constitution of Medina. But those who were in Ghana were organized and were serving as pressure groups, some were training for military -- some were being trained in how to be soldiers, but others were involved as a pressure group or lobby group to let the people of Ghana never forget what's happening to the brother in South Africa. But Earl Little died when Malcolm was only six, a death that Malcolm would later attribute to white supremacists, and the strain of providing for seven children proved too much for his mother to bear. Because there are some well-meaning persons in the white public as well as bad-meaning persons in the white public.
One not lost in the leadership role assigned to them, but one whom has transcended and simply recognizes that they are a part of some larger and human and brilliant. This concept is particularly disturbing to those who control the means of change. He picked it up and helped to run it. But they try and project the image to the public that this is being done by thieves, and thieves alone. Book: Malcom X, By Any Means Necessary Author: Walter Dean Myers Rating: 5 Summary: In this book Malcom Little known to you as Malcom X was a powerful man in history. If you could understand Hebrew, you'd probably call him Jehovah too. In 1964, Malcolm X went on his pilgrimage to Mecca, which is obligatory for orthodox Muslims, and there he began to consider changing his views towards integration.
To the contrary, it seemed Malcolm X soared spiritually and intellectually after prison. The Africans, when they escaped from their respective countries that were still colonized, they didn't try and run away from the problem. In hating Africa and in hating the Africans, we ended up hating ourselves, without even realizing it. He's the worst African that was ever born. When you begin to start thinking for yourself, you frighten them, and they try and block your getting to the public, for fear that if the public listens to you, then the public won't listen to them anymore. One of them will never come after one of you. Ten men can be sitting at a table eating, you know, dining, and I can come and sit down where they're dining.
And you'd be surprised, we discovered that deep within the subconscious of the Black man in this country, he's still more African than he is American. The Jews call him Jehovah. That doesn't mean there aren't some of them who mean good. You don't ever leave the spot that you're standing in. To wit, right now what's going on in and around Saigon and Hanoi and in the Congo and elsewhere. This book will get your brain thinking in a different way about how things were back when black people and white people were unequal.