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Reply to "Does MLK Get A Bad Rap?"

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It also clear you're in need of a history lesson. Both to disavow you of the white-washed notions you have about Malcolm X and the whole idea of "what would have happened"...


It is clear that you need a reality check. You assume that I am unaware of the Deacons For Defense and you are dead wrong. The Deacons stole their munitions from the docks of New Orleans to face off a handful of small town peckerwoods. What kind of nationwide strategy was that for black folk? Steal some grenades and automatic weapons to face down the people who made the very weapons your arsenal is comprised of. What happens when the Governor orders the National Guard in?
Whites were known for running wild lynching blacks and burning down black towns for any reason--usually for a spurious one. So some white goes on the radio and claims there's an armed revolt and then the rednecks run wild. The result would have been a Second Holocaust for Africans in Amerikkka.

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I've said plenty of times before and during this thread that I feel no need to choose between King and X. Apparently you have a problem with that. Apparently you can't understand that that in no-wise devalues or says that Malcolm X was better than King. I esteem them both.

But your MisEducation of The Negro in you see them in opposition... so you have to choose one... hmmm... I wonder why you make that choice and why the basis for your reasoning is so akin to... (well, you take a guess)



You do not feel the need to choose and that is your option. But black people in that era did have to choose and luckily more chose MLK's method. Again, whether or not blacks chose to exercise their God-given right to defend themselves has nothing to do with white perception. Unfortunately, the fact that this nation is 70% percent white and only 13% black means we--now just like then--don't have the luxury of ignoring white perception no matter how off-base it may be.

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Just because you dislike Malcolm X and because your DUMB BLACK A$$ has been taught by White people that to esteem him is to assault King, doesn't mean I've been "HoodWinked, Run-Amuck, BAMBoozled" or hit on the head by the white plymouth rock!



You sound just like one of those black conservatives telling me that white liberals controlled my decision to vote Democrat instead of Republican. As if I could not possibly evaluate both sides and decide based on their platforms. Odd that you enjoy lambasting black CONservatives so much since you have co-opted one of their chief tactics.


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STUPID! Don't try to over-exaggerate and bastardize what I've said and try to take it to some ridiculous a$$ extreme, claiming that said or suggested that MLK "did nothing"...

There's a simple thing called CUT & PASTE - i.e. quote what I said that made you come up with and/or think I said that.


In your egoistic, narcisstic solipsism you ASSumed that I claimed or suggested you did. You ignored my usage of "one" as it referred to anyone at all. If I wanted to refer to you I would have quoted you specifically. The sun doesn't rise and set by your vanity. Next time use your Nmagination.



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What kind of question is that? Where the hell does that come from? Who said we are not better off today?

I was born in 1970... But I'm fairly well acquainted with that history. I guess your old a$$ can't appreciate and properly characterize the changes and battles won with the Abolition Of Slavery since you were born after 1865??? huh? Is that how that works?

After slavery end and Jim Crow began to intensify with lynching etc. Would you be talking about, "Lord, we's bees so much better off nah dan den. They's burnin' mah chirch as wee speek. But that makes me no neber mind... longs I not a slave no mo. It's so much bet-tah nah!"




That was infantile. Do I believe my life and life chances is better off now than it would have been 40 years ago--unequivocally yes. I owe this better life to MLK and the many who fought and died for the CRM. MLK and other CRM leaders achieved measureable, concrete results. I have read X's autobiography and heard all of his taped speeches several times over. I don't need to rely on the media, biographers, essayists, or editorialists when I can judge his own words--written and spoken.

In closing, it's people like you who have derailed (and continue to derail) progressive movements since this nation's inception. You seem more caught up in your supposed intellectual superiority than in discourse that may lead to progress. It's almost as if you'd rather have your way or no way at all--to hell with rather someone else's idea works or not. You don't know me, and I certainly have not posted enough on this forum for you to form an opinion of my overall views, yet you went into attack mode from the jump street. I choose King over Malcolm X, that's my prerogative. Both are matyrs and both are due respect but I give more to MLK as I conclude he was the more effectual of the two. If you or anyone else disagree that's your prerogative. If anyone wants to debate effectuality then I would defy themto point not to what Malcolm X said but to what he actually did.
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