Thursday, August 20, 2009

Malcolm X: The House Negro and the Field Negro


Malcolm X was one of the most important political figures of the last century. I sometimes reference the idea of the House Negro so I wanted to post this here for the uninformed.

Obama reminds me of Martin Luther King, Jr. too much. Too much the appeaser, too centrist, too bland altogether...

I doubt X would have supported Obama's agenda as is. It needs to be remembered that Martin Luther King, Jr.'s achievements may only have been possible because people the likes of X and the future members of the Black Panther Party were waiting in the shadows ready to do what needed to be done. "By any means necessary." Because...

"You can get much farther with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone." - Al Capone