Saturday, 26 April 2008

MALCOLM X ON CHINA

Excerpt from The Autobiography of Malcolm X:

"I listen today to the radio, and watch television, and
read the headlines about the collective white man's fear
and tension concerning China. When the white man professes
ignorance about why the Chinese hate him so, my mind can't
help flashing back to what I read, there in prison, about
how the blood forebears of this same white man raped China
at a time when China was trusting and helpless. Those
original white "Christian traders" sent into china millions
of pounds of opium. By 1839, so many of the Chinese were
addicts that China's desperate government destroyed twenty
thousand chests of opium. The first Opium War was promptly
declared by the white man. Imagine! Declaring war upon
someone who objects to being narcotized! The Chinese were
severely beaten with Chinese invented gunpowder. The Treaty
of Nanking made China pay the British white man for the
destroyed opium; forced open China's major ports to British
trade; forced China to abandon Hong Kong; fixed China's
import tariffs so low that cheap British articles soon
flooded in, maiming China's industrial development. After a
second Opium War, the Tientsin Treaties legalized the
ravaging opium trade, legalized a British- French-American
control of China's customs. China tried delaying that
Treaty's ratification; Peking was looted and burned.

"Kill the foreign white devils!" was the 1901 Chinese war
cry in the Boxer Rebellion. Losing again, this time the
Chinese were driven from Peking's choicest areas. The
vicious, arrogant white man put up the famous signs,
"Chinese and dogs not allowed."

"Red China after World War II closed its doors to the
Western whit world. Massive Chinese agricultural,
scientific, and industrial efforts are described in a book
that life magazine recently published. Some observers
inside Red China have reported that the world never has
known such hate-white campaign as is now going on in this
non-white country where, present birth-rates continuing, in
fifty more years Chinese will be half the earth's
population. And it seems that some Chinese chickens will
soon come home to roost, with China's recent successful
nuclear tests.

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Message to the Grassroots, 10th Nov, 1963:

"...The Chinese Revolution -- they wanted land. They threw
the British out, along with the Uncle Tom Chinese. Yeah,
they did. They set a good example. When I was in prison, I
read an article -- don't be shocked when I say I was in
prison. You're still in prison. That's what America means:
prison. When I was in prison, I read an article in Life
magazine showing a little Chinese girl, nine years old; her
father was on his hands and knees and she was pulling the
trigger 'cause he was an Uncle Tom Chinaman, When they had
the revolution over there, they took a whole generation of
Uncle Toms -- just wiped them out. And within ten years
that little girl become [sic] a full-grown woman. No more
Toms in China. And today it's one of the toughest,
roughest, most feared countries on this earth -- by the
white man. 'Cause there are no Uncle Toms over there."...


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Malcolm X on Afro-American History:

"Whether you come to the meetings of the Organization of
Afro-American Unity or not, whether you go to church today
or into the lodge or anywhere, there is one thing that
everyone agrees—that the world is in trouble. Whether you
go to church, the mosque, the synagogue, or are just a
plain atheist and go to the poolroom, or someplace else,
there's one thing that everyone has to agree upon, and that
is that the world is in trouble, the world is in real
trouble. There are many different spots in the world today
that could cause it to explode. And it's in multiple
trouble since China exploded the atomic bomb.

"Formerly, when just the white nations had it, they went
according to certain rules, rules laid down by them.
They've always done this. They lay down rules but the rules
are always in their favor. But they have already learned
through history that the dark nation that becomes truly
independent intellectually doesn't necessarily go by their
rules. The Japanese proved this when they hit Pearl Harbor.
They'd smile and bop—let you have it. [Laughter] Well, this
is true. And this goes beyond the ground rules that they
laid down and it gets unexpected results. Now since the
Japanese proved their ability to do this with Pearl Harbor,
which is intelligent in my opinion—I don't think that
anybody should tell somebody else what they're going to do;
they should go ahead and do it, and that's it. Because you
might say what you're going to do, and not get a chance to
do it, and you look bad; not only do you feel bad, you end
up looking bad. [Laughter] So it's better to go ahead and
do it. I think they had the right philosophy there myself.
And the Chinese can do it even better than that. They've
got more people to do it with, and now they've got more
explosiveness to do it with. "

From History is a Weapon website

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