There are streets, schools and parks across the country named after a violent racist who urged the KKK to murder civil rights activists and claimed that racial integration was a Jewish conspiracy.
There’s a boulevard in Brooklyn named after a racist who admired Hitler and boasted of being the first fascist. Harvard has a prominent institute named after a bigot who defended Nazi bigotry.
New York City, Washington D.C. and Los Angeles all have streets named after a supremacist and nationalist who palled around with Nazis. New York City has a statue of him. Washington D.C. has an art tribute to him. If we are going to take down Confederate memorials, there’s no way he can stay up.
He must fall.
In 1961, Malcolm X introduced George Lincoln Rockwell, the leader of the American Nazi Party, on stage at a Nation of Islam rally. After Rockwell made a donation to the racist black nationalist hate group, Malcom X led a round of applause for the Neo-Nazi leader and called him, “Mr. Rockwell.”
There’s been a recent effort in Bethesda to rename Winston Churchill High School after Malcolm X. How can you rename a school honoring the leader who defeated Nazism after Malcolm, a Nazi collaborator?
Malcolm X wasn’t breaking any new ground by palling around with Nazis. There had been a longstanding alliance between black nationalist and white nationalist groups which shared a common belief in the racial inferiority of other races, opposition to the Civil Rights Movement and anti-Semitism.
The head of the American Nazi Party had described Nation of Islam boss Elijah Muhammad as “the Adolf Hitler of the black man.”
Malcolm X had previously met with the KKK. The Muslim racist bonded with the Nazi racist over anti-Semitism. "The Jew is behind the integration movement, using the Negro as a tool," Malcolm X told him.
Malcolm X’s Klan meeting was part of an alliance between the Nation of Islam and the KKK in opposition to the Civil Rights Movement. The Nation of Islam received protection for its mosques from the Klan.
J.B. Stoner, the KKK leader he met with, would be convicted of the bombing of the Bethel Baptist Church in Birmingham. The bombing had taken place three years before their meeting.
Malcolm X had even urged the KKK to eliminate “traitors who assisted integration leaders". The man after whom streets all over the country have been named was urging the KKK to kill civil rights workers.
"I sat at the table myself with the heads of the Ku Klux Klan," Malcolm X later admitted. "From that day onward the Klan never interfered with the Black Muslim movement in the South."
There's a statue of Malcolm X at the Audubon Ballroom in New York. It's some 40 blocks up from Malcolm X Boulevard. The Champions for Humanity Monument in Oakland's Kaiser Memorial Park includes Malcolm X. There’s a Marcus Garvey/Malcolm X installation in Washington D.C.
They must come down.
Wesleyan University hosts Malcolm X House. Berkeley has the Malcolm X Elementary School. San Francisco has the Malcolm X Academy. They must be renamed.
And all the streets named after Malcolm X must go. In New York, in Washington D.C., in Dallas, in Lansing and in Los Angeles. The signs must come down and their names must be changed.
It’s the only right thing to do.
There’s a Marcus Garvey Boulevard in Brooklyn. It’s a street named after an admirer of Adolf Hitler.
Garvey, an early black nationalist, had met with KKK leaders to undermine the NAACP. “Between the Klu Klux Klan and the NAACP group, give me the Klan,” he had said. “You may call me a Klansman if you will,” he had added.
There are schools in America named after a racist who admired Hitler and Mussolini, and claimed to have been the first fascist.
"We were the first Fascists,” Garvey boasted. He also contended that, “Mussolini and Hitler copied the programme of the UNIA.”
Marcus Garvey urged his followers to read Mein Kampf. “What the Negro needs is a Hitler,” he declared.
“Hats off to Hitler the German Nazi,” cheered the national hero of Jamaica.
Rename Marcus Garvey Park. Rename every school and street named after the Nazi collaborator.
Not far from Malcolm X Boulevard in New York, you’ll come across W. E. B. DuBois Avenue. The W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute is hosted by Harvard. Fisk University has a statue of DuBois. The University of Texas at Austin has a DuBois sculpture. A huge 800 pound bronze bust of DuBois sits at Clark Atlanta University.
They must all come down.
W. E. B. DuBois, a co-founder of the NAACP, was never quite sure if he was a Communist or a Nazi. Despite his Communist sympathies, he also tried to find time for the Nazis.
DuBois praised Hitler who "showed Germany a way out when most Germans saw nothing but impenetrable mist." He suggested that the Nazis weren't really bigots and that their anti-Semitism "is a reasoned prejudice, or an economic fear." In "The German Case Against the Jews", he defended Nazi bigotry. Under Hitler, he claimed that there was “more democracy in Germany than there has been in years past.”
Take down his statues. Take away Henry Louis Gates’ cozy spot at the W.E.B. DuBois Institute.
If Confederate statues are unacceptable, then how can statues, streets and schools named after political allies of the KKK, Nazis and Neo-Nazis stay up? If General Lee must go, how can Malcolm X, Marcus Garvey and W.E.B. DuBois remain?
General Robert E. Lee never cheered the head of the American Nazi Party the way that Malcolm X did. Nor did he break bread with the Klan or defend the Nazis. If he must go, actual Klan and Nazi sympathizers like Malcolm X, Marcus Garvey and W.E.B. DuBois should be tossed in the trash.
The double standard that privileges the ugly racism of black nationalists doesn’t just protect them, but also covers up their racist alliances with Nazis, Neo-Nazis and white supremacists. It is impossible to end racism as long as special exemptions are made for certain forms of racism. That is not only true in the abstract, but in the concrete reality that black racists are allies and supporters of white racists.
The solidarity of racists against a color blind society is the cause of Charlottesville and the rise of racism. Black Lives Matter and the Klu Klux Klan feed off each other in the same way that Garvey, Malcolm X and the Klan and the American Nazi Party did. The left’s support for black racism keeps white racism alive.
There are statues of Martin Luther King everywhere, but the tragic truth is that Democrats rejected his vision and embraced the black nationalism of segregated safe spaces, racial supremacy and black racism.
Civil rights is dead. Malcolm X and the KKK won.
But if the left really wants to knock over the statue of a white racist, a prime opportunity has opened up in Manchester, England where a statue of Friedrich Engels, Marx’s Marxist collaborator, was just set up.
Engels referred to black people as “N___s” and “nearer to the animal kingdom”.
The left is welcome to topple that statue. But it won’t. It isn’t opposed to racism. It is racist.
What the left hates, what Malcolm X and the KKK hated, what Antifa and the Neo-Nazis hate, is a liberal society in which people actually get along with each other and don’t need a tyrant to “save” them. The left embraced identity politics to destroy American civil society. Their plan is working.
But if the left wants to start smashing statues, those of its racist leaders must also fall.
(This article first appeared at Front Page Magazine)
I noticed the Black Muslims becoming powerful in the SF Bay Area, starting in the late 1960s.ReplyDelete
The Left's double standard, will, apparently, continue to manifest in increasingly violent modalities. Still, the big lie is that law can change culture. Causation runs the other way. Law reflects culture.ReplyDelete
After the Left have violently erased all public expressions of our dramatic history, culture will persist. You can't erase an idea.
Besides, the Left don't want a post-racial society. They need racism probably more than they need poverty to fuel their revolution.
Very interesting history revealed by Daniel. The kind that didn't make it to my history books and classes of over a generation ago. Thank you, Daniel.ReplyDelete
Thank you for adding some facts that I was not aware of. There has been some speculation though, that Mr. X was offed because he was going to openly break with the NOI and the Marxist system when he realized they were leading the black population into more misery, not improving their lot. Any info on that?ReplyDelete
BTW, a number of years ago, like 30-40, I read some excerpts of an autobiography of an African man (not sure of what country) that had gone to the USSR to study in the 1960's. He was recruited to actually get brainwashed and be transformed into a communist operative for return to his homeland. He was told how egalitarian and wonderful Soviet life would be. What he found was just the opposite. Blatant racial prejudice, constant watching, and he dare not ask probing questions. He eventually found a means to get out and sought asylum in the West (US, not sure anymore).
From what I can see, the black separatist movement is really old fashioned tribalism spiked with the steroids of Marx-Lenin poison. Good luck to any person, regardless of color that falls for this. If you are not part of the ruling elite party, you are a slave.
I realize the Confederate monuments are indeed controversial and most were posted to keep blacks "in their place." What is not being said is that I suspect this is an Orwellian playout of Big Brother's memory hole. All the leaders of the slave state rebellion were democrats. The founders and leaders of the KKK were democrats. They were all living in the fantasy of "the south will rise again!"
Meanwhile, the current DNC must find a way to hide their shameful past and make the Republicans the boogey man. Never mind that the first blacks elected to the state and national legislatures were all Republicans. Unfortunately, the R party appears to have done little to stop the Democrat war on blacks after reconstruction and the RNC is completely mum about this and was therefore complicit. The RNC is still silent about the Democrats role in marginalization and repression of blacks.
While we are at it, I am now waiting for La Raza, MECHA, and the rest to start up with something as well, possibly today in Phoenix.
Brooks Imperial: A very insightful and fitting observation. I couldn't agree with you more.ReplyDelete
Exactly, Malcolm X was nothing but a civil rights hero in all my public history classes.
The rabid antisemitism and racism that Muhammad Ali regularly spewed has similarly been scrubbed from the history books -- as well as google.
I know Malcolm X was murdered by his own followers so what he was selling they didn't want to hear anymore. Like Che shirts people wear, honoring a murdering Communist, the Black Power this and that, give me free stuff or you are a racist mentality, will continue until the black people who do want to end pointless violence rise up and take their culture back. There is no other alternative except extinction.ReplyDelete
There's a library at UMass Amherst named after W. E. B. Du Bois.ReplyDelete
Barack Obama was a follower of Malcolm X who believed America should be torn down and then rebuilt.ReplyDelete
Dangerous people who follow Malcolm X
I just hope that no one takes this article as sarcasm or exaggeration. This article was true before the left started their campaign against the Confederacy, which was far less evil than the "gentlemen" portrayed here.ReplyDelete
The rabid antisemitism and racism that Muhammad Ali regularly spewed has similarly been scrubbed from the history books -- as well as google.
One good thing I heard in his name (perhaps when he was still called Cassius Clay) was that after a trip to Africa, he supposedly remarked that he was glad his ancestor had been put on a boat for America.
I have a dream. That the left, their double standards and all the rest of the tricks in their foul bag, will one day be totally defeated. Defeated so badly that they will not be able to rise up for a very, very long time.ReplyDelete
I have a dream ...
What must be noted is that people grow and change their views.ReplyDelete
That people are usually a contrary mixture of opinions.
Malcolm X the member of the Nation of Islam became Hadji Malik El Shabbaz who had his eyes opened to racism on Haj. He renounced his blanket racism and said he believed some whites were sincere in wanting to "get along."
He then went on to warn George Lincoln Rockwell that any violence from the American Nazis towards Martin Luther King would be met by a violent response from Malcolm's own followers.
I am not sure how he moderated his views towards Jews though.
(I think he was assassinated by the Nation of Islam after he left them and they feared he would expose Elijah Muhammad's extra-marital affairs and Illegitimate children.)
As for Muhammad Ali, after he left the Nation of Islam he was a promoter of Sunni Islam, but not known for hatred. Rather he urged a shared humanity, and donated a large some of money to a care home for Jewish survivors of the holocaust which was under threat of closing.
In the UK, a journalist has called for the demolition of Nelson's Column. The journalist is Afua Hirsch, who as far as I can tell has a Jewish father and non-Jewish mother.
She asserts that Nelson was friends with West Indian plantation owners. Yet around the base of the column are four metal reliefs with scenes of the battle of Trafalgar. On them is a Black sailor, who served on board Nelson's flagship, HMS Victory. One of the many Black freemen who played a part in Georgian society.
And what of us Jews?
There is a Queen Mother (the late mother of the present queen) memorial statue and two reliefs in the Mall leading up to Buckingham Palace, honouring her work in keeping morale high during world war two, when she visited heavy bombed areas of London. But she infamously told art historian Sir Roy Strong that she "Had reservations about the Jews."
Do we demand that the Duke of Wellington's Arch be removed from Hyde Park Corner, he was no friend of our's?
And what of those many statues of Roman Emperors who fought against us two thousand years ago?
Should we rename Hadrian's Wall?
Under his command over one million Jews were murdered in Israel.
It is all very complicated.
Mohammad Ali supported Palestinian terrorism against Israel to "liberate their homeland and oust the Zionist invaders".ReplyDelete