Originally posted by Faheem:
So in my assessment MLK is giving more credit for things that are considered good and not blamed for the harmful side affects of his movement.
Could you elaborate on the "harmful side effects"? How is this argument different from our conservative friends who love to say that black folks got "addicted" to the CRM? Could whatever shortcomings you ascribe to King's efforts really be vestiges of other societal/social issues that negatively impact us?
Who knows what the end result of Malcolm's fight would have been or the side affects but I personally believe it could not have been worse than our present day condition of dependency, self destructive behavior, and hatred of self.
So, these you blame on King? If so, how? Also, this issue becomes more complex because MX's objectives and strategies may have shifted in his last years as he distanced himself from the NOI. Which Malcolm do you refer to?
BTW - for a probable government response to black militance one can look to the history of Denmark Vesey.
that is less than the one you are capable of living. - Mandela