You're complicating things and continuing your narrow view steeped in what can only be called willed confusion.quote:A woman who was abused by her husband could either stay and endure the abuse and hope that he will change and NEVER abuse her again (Martin) or say to hell with you I'm out of here I want a divorce. But if she has no resources and has relied on him then she KNOWS she is stuck until finally able to leave her abuser (Malcolm)
How it is you continued to frame things in terms of "CITIZENSHIP" when Malcolm directly contended with, highlighted what's problematic with that frame... is beyond me. I'm like? Did you actually read the quote?quote:It is not a case of our people . . . wanting either separation or integration. The use of these words actually clouds the real picture. [African-Americans] don't seek either separation or integration. They seek recognition and respect as human beings.
Malcolm X, "Kup's Show", Channel 7, TV, Chicago, aired 23 May 1964
Please note CIVIL RIGHTS activism would be seeking measures to recognize or honor CITIZENSHIP. Conceptually, HUMAN RIGHTS is a broader, transcendant idea that can't be captured within the narrow frame (there goes that word again) of Civil Rights or citizenship.
Also note, since you pretend to recognize evolution or "change"... the Long-Term vs. Short-Term plan quote was recorded as taking place in March 19, 1964 - i.e. before Mecca and during the time of his split with the NOI.
RECONCILE that however you must. But RECONCILE it. All of it! And you can also explain why there is such a thing as a Short-Term Plan (and exactly how "short" it is or is supposed to be) if your characterization is to hold true. You know, how you tried to say CON-Feed, more or less, typifies what Malcolm X stood for.
You're saying this to me when it was you who narrowly said that "Fuck The Gov't WE DON'T NEED THEM" stuff??quote:And as far as the UN thing goes, Malcolm wasn't stupid or blind to certain realities. Martin wanted them to change and to have them accept us as full citizens and to be integrated into their society. Malcolm wanted them to change to free us in order to control our own destiny.
To the point... You would be hard pressed to say CON-Feed's rhetorical reflects an understanding or even an interest in NOT BEING BLIND. Matter of fact, I'm glad you said it. You've just proven how CON-Feed is Deaf, DUMB and BLIND to the certain realities. And it is along the lines of those CERTAIN (as in sure) REALITIES that his inflated and empty rhetoric is rebuked here. (Him and Cosby, etc.) I don't know why that is so hard to understand or why it has to come to this for the "point to be well taken."
Thank you very much though! You were on fire with that one, bro!
(The convoluted and still confused terms of "citizenship" and "integration" notwithstanding...)