Farrakhan and Betty Shabazz
Farrakhan Addresses in a Profound Manner Dynamics and Tensions of Uniting Liberation Forces
Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan's address is here is perhaps some of the most important analysis that he has given around the issue of the murder of Malcolm X and the way in which the usa white power structure has manipulated tensions and divisions amongst those in the Black Liberation Movement in the usa.
I first heard about this particular issue in the Manning Marable's controversial book on Malcolm X that was published in 2011 'A Life of Reinvention', and something very important for people at large to know, especially those who perpetuate the white power structure strategy of constantly internalising their dirty tricks into the struggle community itself, and consciously or not, helping the continuation of the COINTELPRO tactics of creating tensions to violently divide and neutralise the emergence of a united and strong Liberation Struggle, by constantly sniping at and accusing without any real foundation Louis Farrakhan.
What is very important to understand is that Farrakhan defended Qubilah Shabazz (one of Malcolm X's seven daughters) from the white power structure, as he said she was involved in a fbi sting to falsely implicate her in an assassination attempt on Farrakhan's life.
Qubilah Shabazz was imprisoned, and then Farrakhan led a campaign to get her freed successfully and then denounced the white power structure for their continued dirty tricks. For this Betty Shabazz (Malcolm X's wife and mother of their seven daughters) publicly thanked Farrakhan for the defence of Qubilah Shabazz.
Farrakhan in this address above outlines in a sophisticated way several important points, utmost of which is the necessity of pro-actively finding mechanisms to go unite with forces fighting in the same struggle beyond the mistakes that these forces will make with each other, to have a spirit of forgiveness of each other in the mistakes we make towards each, to sit down in a spirit of loving each other in the liberation struggle, to unite and build our victory and liberation-oriented forces.
The question of uniting those forces who have been divided directly or indirectly by enemy forces, remains a fundamentally important strategy that we must employ. Issues such as the imperialist directed Iran - Iraq war, a war between two countries who were anti-imperialist, anti-zionist, massive populations in the region, who had serious hydrocarbon power were thrown by enemy forces into a profoundly tragic and stupid war that ended up in the killing of some six million people of ours. Or the example of the british partition of India which resulted in us killing millions of each other across Punjab etc. These are two examples that desperately require uniting strategies across the two or more communities in a framework of mutually beneficial struggle for liberation.
Sukant Chandan, Sons of Malcolm