Happy Birthday Malcolm
Imagine the white man telling you and me that Africa is a jungle. That everything over there is backward and if you go over there you wonâ€™t like living conditions. How are they living over there!? Why, we got to fight them over there to get them out---why donâ€™t they get out of there? Why did Lumumba have to fight to get the Belgians out of the Congo?
A FEARLESS VISIONARY'S BIRTHDAY
Malcolm was born on May 19, 1925 and assassinated February 21, 1965.
To keep you here the government tells you and me that Africa is a jungle. Isnâ€™t that what they say?
That Africans are savages. That Africans are backwards. They donâ€™t have modern conveniences over there. Thatâ€™s what they tell you.
Then they tell you â€˜you must like white folks.â€™ What would you do? How would you live if you go back to Africa? And some of these old dumb brainwashed handkerchief head 20th century intellectual Negros, first thing they tell you when you say â€˜letâ€™s go back home,â€™ is â€˜I havenâ€™t lost anything in Africa.â€™ No, you lost it all! When you came over here you had it; but you lost it. You lost your name; you lost your language; you lost your mind; you lost your culture.
Donâ€™t tell me you didnâ€™t lose your mind. You came over here Black-minded; now youâ€™re white-minded. Been brainwashed. All of the color has been taken from your heart and out of your mind. Now youâ€™re running around not satisfied unless you can talk like white folk; unless you can walk like white folk; unless you can eat and sleep like white folk. Youâ€™re a white-Black man. White on the inside, Black on the outside.
Youâ€™re not here and youâ€™re not there; Mr. In-between; and donâ€™t nobody want you, because you donâ€™t want yourself. Nobody wants Mr. In-between; youâ€™re a middle man. They wonâ€™t let you be white and you donâ€™t want to be Blackâ€”you donâ€™t want to be African and you canâ€™t be an American. So you run around like a nut-sitting on a bench. Youâ€™re in bad shape.
Imagine the white man telling you and me that Africa is a jungle. That everything over there is backward and if you go over there you wonâ€™t like living conditions. How are they living over there!? Why, we got to fight them over there to get them out---why donâ€™t they get out of there?
Why did Lumumba have to fight to get the Belgians out of the Congo? Because the Congo was one of the most beautiful places on this earth. If it wasnâ€™t beautiful, the white man wouldnâ€™t be there. You got the white man allover thereâ€”living like a king. But theyâ€™re getting ready to send him.
No itâ€™s not a jungleâ€”itâ€™s civilized. Itâ€™s cultured; itâ€™s developed; itâ€™s intelligent; high morals; high everything; good people; friendly people; hospitable people; brother to a brother. Thatâ€™s how they kidnapped us. We were too hospitable. We saw some white man coming over the hill and we accepted him into our vicinity as a friend, and he shipped us into bondage.
This is one of the greatest mistakes that our people madeâ€”opening the doors in hospitality to the white man. When we first saw him coming we should have sent him; we never would be catching the hell weâ€™ve been catching here in America for the last 400 years.
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