The attack on our community at the Gay club in Orlando was an attack on all of us from the hands of the colonial supremacists and those that internalise that and conduct massacres. It doesn't matter what I or anyone else thinks of the people in the club and their lived culture, they were God's children whose life and limb should be protected.
We must resist the temptation to internalise a colonial hierarchy against them and state positively our solidarity with them, just as we do nearly everyday with the same victims of the same colonial/imperialist alliance with the same death squad forces in our Homelands from China to and nearly every Homeland in between and beyond Chad. Leave the divide and rule framework to our enemy and their minions, we have to have a Humanity that counters and defeats coloniality and white supremacist hierarchies.
I STAND PROUDLY with our victims in Orlando, who experienced for a few seconds what our peoples are going through for years, decades and generations. Victims of Orlanda and your loved ones and supporters, join hands with us against our common enemy against the imperialists and their dirty covert war of supremacist terrorism.
Sukant Chandan, Sons of Malcolm
The Women's Liberation and Gay Liberation Movements
- Speech given by Huey Newton, founder of the Black Panthers,
August 15, 1970