Monday, 19 May 2014

DEFEND MALCOLM X ON HIS BIRTHDAY


"What is now happening to Malcolm X's theory has, in the course of history, happened repeatedly to the theories of revolutionary thinkers and leaders of oppressed classes fighting for emancipation. During the lifetime of great revolutionaries, the oppressing classes constantly hounded them, received their theories with the most savage malice, the most furious hatred and the most unscrupulous campaigns of lies and slander. After their death, attempts are made to convert them into harmless icons, to canonize them, so to say, and to hallow their names to a certain extent for the “consolation” of the oppressed classes and with the object of duping the latter, while at the same time robbing the revolutionary theory of its substance, blunting its revolutionary edge and vulgarizing it. Today, the bourgeoisie and the opportunists within the labor movement concur in this doctoring of Malcolm X. They omit, obscure, or distort the revolutionary side of this theory, its revolutionary soul. They push to the foreground and extol what is or seems acceptable to the bourgeoisie. All the social-chauvinists are now followers of Malcolm X (don't laugh!). And more and more frequently western bourgeois scholars, only yesterday specialists in the annihilation of Malcolm X, are speaking of the “African-American” Malcolm X, who, they claim, educated Black people which are so splendidly organized for the purpose of waging a predatory war!

In these circumstances, in view of the unprecedently wide-spread distortion of Malcolm X, our prime task is to re-establish what Malcolm X really taught."

- I have slightly adapted what Lenin said on Marx (source: http://tinyurl.com/mcc9nmu ) to what is totally applicable on Malcolm X. We must rescue Malcolm X from this treatment, and re-eastablish his work, teachings and legacy to what he always fought towards: working extremely hard with great courage in uniting the oppressed non-white / Black people in the 'west' together with the Global South leaderships of the BRICS and allied countries which is the present day manifestation of the Non-Aligned Movement, which inspired Malcolm X so much.

- Sukant Chandan, Sons of Malcolm

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