Logic -- Malcolm X on Zionism
Malcolm X (Omowale Malcolm X Shabazz)
Taken from The
Egyptian Gazette -- Sept. 17, 1964
Zionist armies that now occupy Palestine claim their ancient Jewish
prophets predicted that in the "last days of this world"
their own God would raise them up a "messiah" who would
lead them to their promised land, and they would set up their own
"divine" government in this newly-gained land, this "divine"
government would enable them to "rule all other nations with
a rod of iron."
the Israeli Zionists believe their present occupation of Arab Palestine
is the fulfillment of predictions made by their Jewish prophets, then
they also religiously believe that Israel must fulfill its "divine"
mission to rule all other nations with a rod of irons, which only
means a different form of iron-like rule, more firmly entrenched even,
than that of the former European Colonial Powers.
Israeli Zionists religiously believe their Jewish God has chosen them
to replace the outdated European colonialism with a new form of colonialism,
so well disguised that it will enable them to deceive the African
masses into submitting willingly to their "divine" authority
and guidance, without the African masses being aware that they are
Israeli Zionists are convinced they have successfully camouflaged
their new kind of colonialism. Their colonialism appears to be more
"benevolent," more "philanthropic," a system with
which they rule simply by getting their potential victims to accept
their friendly offers of economic "aid," and other tempting
gifts, that they dangle in front of the newly-independent African
nations, whose economies are experiencing great difficulties. During
the 19th century, when the masses here in Africa were largely illiterate
it was easy for European imperialists to rule them with "force
and fear," but in this present era of enlightenment the African
masses are awakening, and it is impossible to hold them in check now
with the antiquated methods of the 19th century.
imperialists, therefore, have been compelled to devise new methods.
Since they can no longer force or frighten the masses into submission,
they must devise modern methods that will enable them to manouevre
the African masses into willing submission.
modern 20th century weapon of neo-imperialism is "dollarism."
The Zionists have mastered the science of dollarism: the ability to
come posing as a friend and benefactor, bearing gifts and all other
forms of economic aid and offers of technical assistance. Thus, the
power and influence of Zionist Israel in many of the newly "independent"
African nations has fast-become even more unshakeable than that of
the 18th century European colonialists... and this new kind of Zionist
colonialism differs only in form and method, but never in motive or
the close of the 19th century when European imperialists wisely foresaw
that the awakening masses of Africa would not submit to their old
method of ruling through force and fears, these ever-scheming imperialists
had to create a "new weapon," and to find a "new base"
for that weapon.
number one weapon of 20th century imperialism is zionist dollarism,
and one of the main bases for this weapon is Zionist Israel. The ever-scheming
European imperialists wisely placed Israel where she could geographically
divide the Arab world, infiltrate and sow the seed of dissension among
African leaders and also divide the Africans against the Asians.
Israel's occupation of Arab Palestine has forced the Arab world to
waste billions of precious dollars on armaments, making it impossible
for these newly independent Arab nations to concentrate on strengthening
the economies of their countries and elevate the living standard of
the continued low standard of living in the Arab world has been skillfully
used by the Zionist propagandists to make it appear to the Africans
that the Arab leaders are not intellectually or technically qualified
to lift the living standard of their people ... thus, indirectly "enducing"
Africans to turn away from the Arabs and towards the Israelis for
teachers and technical assistance.
cripple the bird's wing, and then condemn it for not flying as fast
imperialists always make themselves look good, but it is only because
they are competing against economically crippled newly independent
countries whose economies are actually crippled by the Zionist-capitalist
conspiracy. They can't stand against fair competition, thus they dread
Gamal Abdul Nasser's call for African-Arab Unity under Socialism.
the "religious" claim of the Zionists is true that they
were to be led to the promised land by their messiah, and Israel's
present occupation of Arab Palestine is the fulfillment of that prophesy:
where is their messiah whom their prophets said would get the credit
for leading them there? It was Ralph Bunche who "negotiated"
the Zionists into possession of Occupied Palestine! Is Ralph Bunche
the messiah of Zionism? If Ralph Bunche is not their messiah, and
their messsiah has not yet come, then what are they doing in Palestine
ahead of their messiah?
the Zionists have the legal or moral right to invade Arab Palestine,
uproot its Arab citizens from their homes and seize all Arab property
for themselves just based on the "religious" claim that their
forefathers lived there thousands of years ago? Only a thousand years
ago the Moors lived in Spain. Would this give the Moors of today the
legal and moral right to invade the Iberian Peninsula, drive out its
Spanish citizens, and then set up a new Moroccan nation ... where Spain
used to be, as the European zionists have done to our Arab brothers
and sisters in Palestine?...
short the Zionist argument to justify Israel's present occupation of
Arab Palestine has no intelligent or legal basis in history ... not
even in their own religion. Where is their Messiah?