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January 26, 2006

A Refreshing Breath of Malcolm X

I'm not going to say a lot here other than remark about how perfectly reasonable the old guy sounds from this distance. Particularly in this interview, I am struck by the extent to which Malcolm suggests that the cure for the black man is Religion. In fact, he doesn't strike me as political at all. Nothing quite underscores that as this clip, although who can tell what the full context might be.

It would be useful for me to get a good handle on the split between Albert Murray and Malcolm X.

Posted by mbowen at January 26, 2006 11:03 PM

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You talking about the same Malcolm X whose grandson's murders Malcolm's wife by dousing her with gasoline and tossing a a match on her?

Malcolm had about 10% of it right, everything else was rhetoric.

Look, there's only one thing that explains Hip Hop and that is the wrongness of Malcolm, the Black Panthers, Ron Karanga, the so-called "Black Revolution" and all that other stuff. Had none of that happend, had we just gone along with the program we'd be as healthy and wholesome as we were in the 1950s.


Posted by: ricland at January 27, 2006 04:06 AM

You're trippin' Ric. Listen to the words he is saying.

Malcolm's ideas were larger than any organization's ability to realize them, but they were simple, clear and unambiguous. What people who called themselves 'black revolutionaries' may have done in 'support' of Malcolm has nothing to do with the man.

Posted by: Cobb [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 27, 2006 10:04 AM

that was a great interview. I really want to find more interview clips with malcolm but they seem to be all over the place at various internet sites.

Posted by: dewfish at January 29, 2006 01:20 PM