Judgement of White America (The Chickens Come Home to Roost)
Malcolm X, edited by Imam Benjamin Karim
December 4 ,
- this speech was delivered before
Malcolm left the Nation of Islam and accepted true Islam -- so his
views in this speech do not reflect his own or those he held near
the end of his life.
speech is sometimes called "The
Chickens Come Home To Roost,"
because of an answer Malcolm X gave in response to a question following
the speech. The question concerned the late President John Kennedy.
It was Malcolm X's answer, that the Presidents death was a case
of "chickens coming home to roost" -- that the violence
that Kennedy had failed to stop had come back to him, this resulted
in the Elijah Muhammad silencing him. Malcolm X left the Nation
of Islam a short time later.
The Honorable Elijah
Muhammad teaches us that as it was the evil sin of slavery that caused
the downfall and destruction of ancient Egypt and Babylon, and of
ancient Greece, as well as ancient Rome, so it was the evil sin of
colonialism (slavery, nineteenth-century European style) that caused
the collapse of the white nations in present-day Europe as world powers.
Unbiased scholars and unbiased observers agree that the wealth and
power of white Europe has rapidly declined during the nineteen-year
period between World War II and today.
So we of this present generation
are also witnessing how the enslavement of millions of black people
in this country is now bringing White America to her hour of judgment,
to her downfall as a respected nation. And even those Americans who
are blinded by childlike patriotism can see that it is only a matter
of time before White America too will be utterly destroyed by her own
sins, and all traces of her former glory will be removed from this planet
The Honorable Elijah
Muhammad teaches us that as it was divine will in the case of the
destruction of the slave empires of the ancient and modern past, America's
judgement and destruction will also be brought about by divine will
and divine power. Just as ancient nations paid for their sins against
humanity, White America must now pay for her sins against twenty-two
million "Negroes." White America's worst crimes her hypocrisy and
her deceit. White America pretends to ask herself: "What do these
Negroes want?" White America knows that four hundred years of cruel
bondage has made these twenty-two million ex-slaves too (mentally)
blind to see what they really want.
White America should
be asking herself: "What does God want for these twenty-two million
ex-slaves?" Who will make White America know what God wants? Who will
present God's plan to White America? What
is God's solution to the problem caused by the presence of twenty-two
million unwanted slaves here in America? And who will present God's
We, the Muslims who follow
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad, believe whole-heartedly in the God
of justice. We believe in the Creator, whose divine power and laws
of justice created and sustain the universe. We believe in the all-wise
Supreme Being: the great God who is called "Jehovah" by the monotheistic
Hebrews. We do not believe in the Trinity (or "plurality of gods")
as advocated by the Polytheistic Christians. We who are Muslims call
God by his true name: Allah, the great God of the Universe, the Lord
of all the worlds, the Master of the Day of Judgement. The Honorable
Elijah Muhammad teaches us that Allah is the true name of the divine
Supreme Being, and that Islam is an Arabic word which means complete
submission to God's will, or obedience to God's guidance.
We who are Muslims believe
in this religion that is described in the Arabic language by the word
"Islam." This religion, Islam, teaches us submission to God's will
and obedience to God's guidance. It gives us the moral discipline
that makes it easy for us to walk the path of truth and righteousness.
"Muslim" is an Arabic word, and
it describes a person whose religion is Islam. A Muslim is one who
practices complete submission and obedience to God's will. Here
in America the word "Muslim" is westernized or anglicized and pronounced
"Moslem." Muslim and Moslem are actually the same word. The true believers
in Allah call themselves Muslims, but the nonbelieving infidels refer
to Muslims as Moslems or Muhammadans.
Many of the weak, backsliding
Muslims who come to this country have also adopted some of these same
pronunciations coined for them by the infidels. But
we don't condemn these "orthodox" Muslims, because the reward of the
believer, as well as the chastisement of the nonbeliever and the backslider,
comes only from Allah. Allah is the only judge. He alone is master
of this Day of Judgment in which we now live.
Why is the American white
man so set against the twenty-two million "Negroes" learning about
the religion of Islam? Islam is the religion that elevates the morals
of the people who want to do right. Just by teaching us the religion
of Islam, and by showing us how to live the life of a Muslim, the
Honorable Elijah Muhammad is turning hundreds of thousands of Americans
"Negroes" away from drunkenness, drug addiction, nicotine, stealing,
lying, cheating, gambling, profanity, filth, fornication, adultery,
and the many other acts of immorality that are almost inseparable
from this indecent Western society. The
Honorable Elijah Muhammad has restored our cultural roots, our racial
identity, our racial pride, and our racial confidence. He has given
us the incentive and energy to stand on our own feet and walk for
Just as we believe in
one God, whose proper name is Allah, we believe also that this one
God has only one religion, the religion of Islam. We believe that
we are living in the time of "prophecy fulfillment," the time predicted
by the ancient prophets of God, when this one God would use his one
religion to establish one world here on earth -- the world of Islam,
or Muslim world...which only means: a world of universal brotherhood
that will be based upon the principles of truth, freedom, justice,
equality , righteousness, and peace.
But before God can set
up his new world, the Muslim world, or world of Islam, which will
be established on the principles to truth, peace, and brotherhood,
God himself must first destroy this evil Western world, the white
world...a wicked world, ruled by a race of devils, that preaches falsehood,
practices slavery, and thrives on indecency and immorality. You
and I are living in that great Doomsday, the final hour, when the
ancient prophets predicted that God himself would appear in person,
in the flesh, and with divine power He would bring about the judgement
and destruction of this present evil world. The
hour of judgement and doom is upon White America for the evil seeds
of slavery and hypocrisy she has sown; and God himself has declared
that no one shall escape the doom of this Western world, except those
who accept Allah as God, Islam as his only religion, and The Honorable
Elijah Muhammad as his Messenger to the twenty-two million ex-slaves
here in America, twenty-two million "Negroes" who are referred to
in the symbolism of the Scriptures as the Lost Sheep, the Lost Tribes,
or the Lost People of God.
White America is doomed!
God has declared that The Honorable Elijah Muhammad is your only means
of escape. When you reject The Honorable Elijah Muhammad, when you
refuse to hear his message or heed his warning you are closing your
only door of escape. When you cut yourself off from him, you cut yourself
off from your only way out of the divine disaster that is fast approaching
Before your pride causes
you to harden your heart and further close your ears, and before your
ignorance provokes laughter, search the Christian Scriptures. Search
even the histories of other nations that sat in the same positions
of wealth, power, and authority that these white Americans now hold...and
see what God did to them. If God's unchanging laws of justice caught
up with every one of the slave empires of the past, how dare you think
White America can escape the harvest of unjust seeds planted by her
white forefathers against our black forefathers here in the land of
According to the Scriptures,
when God was going to destroy the wicked world with the flood, He
first raised up a man named Noah, and missioned him as a warner to
warn the wicked world that the flood was coming, and that he, Noah,
was their only way out ....But their own wickedness and lust for evil
made them too blind to see Noah, and they were thus destroyed by the
flood of their own evil deeds. Again,
when God prepared to destroy the wicked world of the Sodomites with
the fire of his wrath, He first raised up a man Lot, and missioned
him to warn the Sodomites of the fire that was coming to destroy them
because of their evil deeds, and to let them know that Lot was their
only way out....But the Sodomites' addiction to their own lowly passions
also made them too blind to see the divinity of Lot's mission and
too deaf to heed his warning. They inherited the sea of fire and brimstone
as reward for their rejection of God's servant.
Still later. when God
prepared to turn his wrath upon the Egyptians, that House of Bondage,
or Land of Slavery, God raised his servant Moses as a warner to the
cruel slave master, Pharaoh. Moses'
message to the slave master was simple and clear: "Let my people go...Let
them no longer be segregated by you; stop trying to deceive them with
false promises of integration with you; let them separate themselves
from you. Let them go with me to a place wherein the God of our forefathers
has prepared a land for us...a land in which we can serve our own
God, practice righteousness, and live in peace among our own kind."
And Moses warned Pharaoh: "If you
will not let them separate from you and go with me, then our God will
destroy you and your entire slave empire from the face of this earth."
Pharaoh's wealth and power made
him too proud to listen to the little inarticulate ex-slave named
Moses. He ridiculed Moses' lack of eloquence. White America's attitude
today is the same toward The Honorable Elijah Muhammad. They ridicule
him because of his lack of education and his cotton-field origin in
Georgia. White America chooses to listen to the Negro civil rights
leaders, the Big Six. Six puppets who have been trained by the whites
in white institutions and then placed over our people by these same
whites as "spokesmen" for our people. These handpicked "spokesmen"
do nothing but parrot for the whites exactly what they know the whites
want to hear.
Pharaoh used this same
strategy to oppose Moses. Pharaoh also set up puppet-magicians to
parrot his lies and to deceive the Hebrew slaves into thinking that
Moses was a hate-teacher, an extremist, who was advocating violence
and racial supremacy simply because Moses was trying to restore unto
his people their own lost culture, their lost identity, their lost
racial dignity...the same as The Honorable Elijah Muhammad is trying
to do among the twenty-two million "Negro" slaves here in this modern
House of Bondage today. By opposing
Moses, Pharaoh was actually opposing Moses' God; thus that same God
(Jehovah) was forced to drown Pharaoh in the Red Sea, destroy his
slave empire, and remove the Egyptian influence from the face of this
History is repeating
itself today. America faces the same fate at the hands of Almighty
God. That same divine handwriting is now on the walls of this modern
American House of Bondage. We,
the Muslims who follow The Honorable Elijah Muhammad, believe that
the symbolic stories in these ancient Scriptures paint a prophetic
picture of today, of America, and of the twenty-two million "Negroes"
herein America....We believe that our present generation is witnessing
the fulfillment of these divine prophecies, through the work being
done among our people here in America today by The Honorable Elijah
This little, meek, humble,
inarticulate ex-slave is a modern Noah, a modern Lot, a modern Moses...a
modern Daniel. In fact, he is a modern David, and like ancient David
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad has refused the carnal weapons of this
wicked world and, armed only with a "slingshot" and "stones of truth,"
this modern David is battering the head of this modern Goliath (giant
America), with a doctrine that no "helmet of falsehood" or "shield
of deceit" can withstand...and it is only a matter time, before The
Honorable Elijah Muhammad's gospel of truth will make this American
"giant of falsehood" topple and fall for ever.
The Honorable Elijah
Muhammad teaches us to believe in all of the prophets (including prophet
Jesus), all of the Scriptures, the resurrection of the dead (not the
resurrection of the physical dead, but the resurrection of the mentally
dead American Negroes); also Judgment Day and Doomsday (which only
means: the judgment of this wicked world and its destruction by God
The Honorable Elijah
Muhammad teaches us belief but also the principles of Muslim practice:
1) We practice prayer
toward the Holy City of Mecca five times daily.
2) We make charitable
contributions toward the spread of Islam, or to spread
this divine truth that will save our people from the destruction of
this wicked Western world.
3) We practice fasting
(we eat only one meal every twenty-four hours, and we abstain from
all food for three days out of every month of the year...and we fast
also during the holy month of Ramadan.)
4) Those of us who can
afford it strive to make the pilgrimage to the Holy City, Mecca, at
least once during out lifetime. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad and
two of his sons made this trip in December of 1959, and others of
his followers have been making it since then.
The Honorable Elijah
Muhammad's mission as messenger is to remind America that God has
not forgotten America's crimes against his Long-Lost people, who have
spent four hundred miserable years in this land of bondage. His mission
is to warn America of the divine destruction that twill soon rain
down upon her from the very skies above her. His mission is to warn
America to repent, and to atone for her sins against God's people...or
face complete destruction and permanent removal from the face of this
earth...and removal not only as a nation but removal even as a race!
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad's divine mission, his message, and his
work here in America is the same as that of Noah, Lot, Moses, and
Daniel. He is a warner to our white oppressor, but a savior to the
oppressed. He is preaching the divine execution of the wicked slave
master (whom God can justifiably hold responsible for all sins); but
he preaches forgiveness and salvation for the Negro ex-slaves, who
have been made so deaf, dumb, and mentally blind by the slave master
that no just God could now condemn these American Negroes for their
sinful, ignorant behavior.
When The Honorable Elijah
Muhammad says "end of the world," he does not mean the end of the
earth; he is referring to the end of a race of "world of people,"
and their removal from this earth: the removal of their world. There
are many "worlds" here on this earth: the Buddhist world, Hindu world,
Jewish world, Christian world -- Capitalist world, Communist world,
Socialist world -- Eastern world and Western world -- Oriental world
and Occidental world -- dark world and white world. Which
of these many worlds has come to the end of its rope, the end of its
time? Look around you at all of the signs and you will agree that
it is the end of time for the Western world, the European world, the
Christian world, the white world.
The time is past when
the white world can exercise unilateral authority and control over
the dark world. The independence and power of the dark world is on
the increase; the dark world is rising in wealth, power, prestige,
and influence. It is the rise of he dark world that is causing the
fall of the white world. As the
white man loses his power to oppress and exploit the dark world, the
white man's own wealth (power or "world") decreases. His world is
on its way down; it is on its way out...and it is the will and power
of God himself that is bringing an end to the white world.
You and I were born at
this turning point on history; we are witnessing the fulfillment of
prophecy. Our present generation is witnessing the end of colonialism,
Europeanism, Westernism, or "White-ism"...the end of white supremacy,
the end of the evil white man's unjust rule. I
must repeat: The end of the world only means the end of a certain
"power." The end of colonialism ends the world (or power) of the colonizer.
The end of Europeanism ends the world (or power) of the European...and
the end of "White-ism" ends the world (or power) of THE WHITE MAN.
According to the Christian
Bible, Judgment Day is that final hour when God will cause "those
who led others into captivity to go into captivity themselves"...and
"those who killed others with the sword to be killed by the sword
of justice themselves." Justice
only means that the wicked slave master must reap the fruit (or harvest)
of the evil seeds of slavery he has planted. This is justice! Other
slave empires received justice, and now White America must receive
justice. According to White America's own evil past, which is clearly
recorded on the pages of history, so shall God judge her today.
Before God can bring
about this divine destruction, He must first separate the innocent
from the guilty, the righteous from the wicked, the oppressed from
the oppressor, the exploited from the exploiter, the slaves from the
slave master. God never integrates his people with those who are not
his people. The Scripture says God will separate his (black) sheep
from the (white) goats, and the wheat from the tare. The goats are
to be slaughtered and the tare cast to the burning flame...while the
sheep are to be gathered into his pasture and the wheat into his barn.
In like manner God has
prepared a Doomsday (a day of slaughter, a lake of fire) for this
sinful white world of colonizers, enslavers, oppressors, exploiters,
lynchers...and all others who refuse to repent and atone at the end
of this white world. God has also
prepared a refuge, a haven of salvation, for those who will accept
his last Messenger and heed his last warning.
White America is doomed!
Death and devastating destruction hang at this very moment in the
skies over America. But why must her divine execution take place?
Is it too late for her to avoid this catastrophe?
All the prophets of the
past listed America as number one among the guilty that would be too
proud, and too blind, to repent and atone when God's last Messenger
is raised in her midst to warn her. America's last chance, her last
warning, is coming from the lips of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad
today. Accept him and be saved; reject him and be damned! It
is written that White America will reject him; it is also written
that White America will be damned and doomed... and the prophets who
make these prophecies are never wrong in their divine predictions.
White America refuses
to study, reflect, and learn a lesson from history; ancient Egypt
didn't have to be destroyed. It was her corrupt government, the crooked
politicians, who caused her destruction. Pharaoh hired Hebrew magicians
to try and fool their own people into thinking they would soon be
integrated into the mainstream of that country's life. Pharaoh didn't
want the Hebrews to listen to Moses' message of separation. Even in
that day separation was God's solution to the "slave's problem." By
opposing Moses, the magicians were actually choosing sides against
the God of their own people.
In like manner, modern
Negro magicians are hired by the American government to oppose The
Honorable Elijah Muhammad today. They pose as Negro "leaders." They
have been hired by this white government (white so-called liberals)
to make our people her think that integration into this doomed white
society will soon solve our problem.
Honorable Elijah Muhammad warns us daily: The only permanent solution
to America's race problem is the complete separation of these twenty-two
million ex-slaves from our white slave master, and the return of these
ex-slaves to our own land, where we can then live in peace and security
among our people. The Honorable
Elijah Muhammad warns us daily: The American government is trying
to trick her twenty-two million ex-slaves with promises that she never
intends to keep. the Crooked politicians in the government are working
with the Negro civil rights leaders, but not to solve the race problem.
The greedy politicians who run this government give lip-service to
the civil rights struggle only to further their own selfish interests.
And their main interest as politicians is to stay in power.
In this deceitful American
game of power politics, the Negroes (i.e., the race problem, the integration
and civil rights issues) are nothing but tools, used by one group
of whites called Liberals against another group of whites called Conservatives,
either to get into power or to remain in power. Among
whites here in America, the political teams are no longer divided
into Democrats and Republicans. The whites who are now struggling
for control of the American political throne are divided into "liberal"
and "conservative" camps. The white liberals from both parties cross
party lines to work together toward the same goal, and white conservatives
from both parties do likewise.
The white liberal differs
from the white conservative only in one way: the liberal is more deceitful
than the conservative. The liberal is more hypocritical than the conservative.
Both want power, but the white
liberal is the one who has perfected the art of posing as the Negro's
friend and benefactor; and by winning the friendship, allegiance,
and support of the Negro, the white liberal is able to use the Negro
as a pawn or tool in this political "football game" that is constantly
raging between the white liberals and white conservatives.
Politically the American
Negro is nothing but a football and the white liberals control this
mentally dead ball through tricks of tokenism: false promises of integration
and civil rights. In this profitable game of deceiving and exploiting
the political politician of the American Negro, those white liberals
have the willing cooperation of the Negro civil rights leaders. These
"leaders" sell out our people for just a few crumbs of token recognition
and token gains. These "leaders" are satisfied with token victories
and token progress because they themselves are nothing but token leaders.
According to a New York
Herald-Tribune editorial (dated February 5,1960), out of eleven million
qualified Negro voters, only 2,700,000 actually took time to vote.
This means that, roughly speaking, only three million of the eleven
million Negroes who are qualified to vote actually take an active
part. The remaining eight million remain voluntarily inactive...and
yet this small (three million) minority of Negro voters hold the decisive
edge in determining who will be the next President.
If who will be the next
President is influenced by only three million Negro voters, it is
easy to understand why the presidential candidates of both political
parties put on such a false show with the Civil Rights Bill and with
false promises of integration. They must impress the three million
voting Negroes who are the actual "integration seekers." If
such a fuss is made over these three million "integration seekers,"
what would presidential candidates have to do to appease the eight
million nonvoting Negroes, if they ever decide to become politically
active? Who are the eight million
nonvoting Negroes; what do they want, and why don't they vote?
The three million Negro
voters are the so-called middle-class Negroes, referred to by the
late Howard University sociologist, E. Franklin Frazier, as the "black
bourgeoisie," who have been educated to think as patriotic "individualists,"
with no racial pride, and who therefore look forward hopefully to
the future "integrated-intermarried" society promised them by the
white liberals and the Negro "leaders." It is with this hope that
the "integration-minded" three million remain an active part of the
white-controlled political parties. But it must never be overlooked
that these three million "integration seekers" are only a small minority
of the eleven million potential Negro voters.
The eight million nonvoting
Negroes are in the majority; they are the downtrodden black masses.
The black masses have refused to vote, or to take part in politics,
because they reject the Uncle Tom approach of the Negro leadership
that has been handpicked for them by the white man. These
Uncle Tom leaders do not speak for the Negro majority; they don't
speak for the black masses. They speak for the "black bourgeoisie,"
the brainwashed, whiteminded, middle-class minority who are ashamed
of black, and don't want to be identified with the black masses, and
are therefore seeking to lose their "black identity" by mixing, mingling,
intermarrying, and integrating with the white man.
The race problem can
never be solved by listening to this white-minded minority. The white
man should try to learn what the black masses want, and the only way
to learn what the black masses wants is by listening to the man who
speaks for the black masses of America. The one man here in America
who speaks for the downtrodden, dissatisfied black masses is this
same man so many of our people are flocking to see and hear. This
same Mr. Muhammad who is labeled by the white man as a black supremacist
and as a racist.
If the three million
whiter-minded Negroes are casting their ballots for integration and
intermarriage, what do the nonvoting black masses want? Find out what
the black masses want, and then perhaps America's grave race problem
can be solved.
Think how the late President
himself got into office by only scant margin which was "donated" to
him by Negro voters, and think how many governors and other white
politicians hold their seats (some by less than five thousand votes).
Only then can you understand the importance of these white liberals
place on their control of the Negro vote! The
white liberals hate The Honorable Elijah Muhammad because they know
their present position in the power structure stems form their ability
to deceive and to exploit the Negro, politically as well as economically.
They know that The Honorable
Elijah Muhammad's divine message will make our people (1) wake up,
(2) clean up, (3) stand up. They know that once The Honorable Elijah
Muhammad is able to resurrect the Negro from this mental grave of
ignorance, by teaching him the truth about himself and his real enemy,
the Negro will then be able to see and think for himself. Once the
Negro learns to think for himself, he will no longer allow the white
liberal to use him as a helpless football in the white man's crooked
game of "power politics."
Let us examine briefly
some of the tricky strategy used by white liberals to harness and
exploit the political energies of the Negro. The
crooked politicians in Washington, D.C., purposely make a big noise
over the proposed civil rights legislation. By blowing up the civil
rights issue they skillfully add false importance to the Negro civil
rights "leaders." Once the image of these Negro civil rights "leaders"
has been blown up way beyond its proper proportion, these same Negro
civil rights "leaders" are then used by white liberals to influence
and control the Negro voters, all for the benefit of the white politicians
who pose as liberals, who pose as friends of the Negro.
The white conservatives
aren't friends of the Negro either, but they at least don't try to
hide it. They are like wolves; they show their teeth in a snarl that
keeps the Negro always aware of where he stands with them. But the
white liberals are foxes, who also show their teeth to the Negro but
pretend that they are smiling. The white liberals are more dangerous
than the conservatives; they lure the Negro, and as the Negro runs
from the growling wolf, he flees into the open jaws of the "smiling"
The job of the Negro
civil rights leader is to make the Negro forget that the wolf and
the fox both belong to the (same) family. Both are canines; and no
matter which one of them the Negro places his trust in, he never ends
up in the White House, but always in the dog house.
The white liberals control
the Negro and the Negro vote by controlling the Negro civil rights
leaders. As long as they control the Negro civil rights leaders, they
can also control and contain the Negro's struggle, and they can control
the Negro's so-called revolt. The
Negro "revolution" is controlled by these foxy white liberals, by
the government itself. But the black revolution is controlled only
The black revolution
is the struggle of the nonwhites of this earth against their white
oppressors. The black revolution has swept white supremacy out of
Africa, out of Asia, and is getting ready to sweep it out of Latin
America. Revolutions are based upon land. Revolutionaries are the
landless against the landlord. Revolutions are never peaceful, never
loving, never nonviolent. Nor are they ever compromising. Revolutions
are destructive and bloody. Revolutionaries don't compromise with
the enemy; they don't even negotiate. Like the flood in Noah's day,
revolution drowns all opposition, or like the fire in Lot's day, the
black revolution burns everything that gets in its path.
America is the last stronghold
of white supremacy. The black revolution, which is international in
nature and scope. is sweeping down upon America like a raging forest
fire. It is only a matter of time before America herself will be engulfed
by the b lack flames, these black fire brands. Whenever
an uncontrollable forest fire is roaring down upon the farmhouse,
the only way the farmer can fight that forest fire is by building
a "backfire," a smaller fire that he himself can control. He then
uses this "controlled fire" to fight the fire that is raging beyond
Here in America, the
black revolution (the "uncontrollable forest fire") is personified
in the religious teachings, and the religious works, of The Honorable
Elijah Muhammad. This great man of God cannot in any way be controlled
by the white man, and he will not compromise in any way with the wrongs
this government has inflicted upon our people.
The Negro "revolt" is
controlled by the white man, the white fox. The Negro "revolution"
is controlled by this white government. The leaders of the Negro "revolution"
(the civil rights leaders) are all subsidized, influenced and controlled
by the white liberals; and all of the demonstrations that are taking
place on this country to desegregate lunch counters, theaters, public
toilets, etc., are just artificial fires that have been ignited and
fanned by the white liberals in the desperate hope that they can use
this artificial revolution to fight off the real black revolution
that has already swept white supremacy out of Africa, Asia, and is
sweeping it out of Latin America...and is even now manifesting itself
also right here among the black masses in this country.
Can we prove that the
Negro revolution is controlled by white liberals? Certainly!
Right after the Birmingham
demonstrations, when the entire world had seen on television screens
the police dogs, police clubs, and fire hoses brutalizing defenseless
black women, children, and even babies, it was reported on page twenty-six
in the May 15 issue of The New York Times, that the late President
Kennedy and his brother, Attorney General Robert Kennedy, during a
luncheon conference with several newspaper editors from the State
of Alabama, had warned these editors that they must give at least
some token gains to the moderate Negro leaders in order to enhance
the image of these moderate Negro leaders in the eyesight of the black
masses; otherwise the masses of Negroes might turn in the direction
of Negro extremists. And the late President named the Black Muslims
as being foremost among the Negro extremist groups that he did not
want Negroes to turn toward.
In essence, the late
President told these southern editors that he was trying to build
up the weak image of the Negro civil rights leaders, in order to offset
the strong religious image of the Muslim leader, The Honorable Elijah
Muhammad. He wasn't giving these Negro leaders anything they deserved;
but he was confessing the necessity of building them up, and propping
them up, in order to hold the black masses in check, keep them in
his grasp, and under his control. The late President knew that once
Negroes hear The Honorable Elijah Muhammad, the white liberals will
never influence or control or misuse those Negroes for the benefit
of the white liberals any more. So the late President was faced with
a desperate situation.
Martin Luther King's
image had been shattered the previous year when he failed to bring
about desegregation in Albany, Georgia. The other civil rights leaders
had also become fallen idols. The black masses across the country
at the grass roots level had already begun to take their cases to
the streets on their own. The government in Washington knew that something
had to be done to get the rampaging Negroes back into the corral,
back under the control of the white liberals.
The government propaganda
machine began encouraging Negroes to follow only what it called "responsible"
Negro leaders. The government actually meant Negro leaders who were
responsible to the government, and who could therefore by controlled
by the government, and be used by that same government to control
their impatient people. The government
knows that the Honorable Elijah Muhammad is responsible only to God
and can be controlled only by God. But this white government of America
doesn't believe in God!
Let us review briefly
what happened last spring: In May in Birmingham, Negroes erupted and
retaliated against the whites. During the many long weeks when the
police dogs and police clubs and the high-pressure water hoses were
brutalizing black women and children and babies, and the Birmingham
Negroes had called for the government to intervene with Federal troops,
the late President did nothing but sit on his hands. He said there
was nothing he could do. But when Negroes in Birmingham exploded and
began to defend themselves, the late President then sent in Federal
troops, not to defend the Negroes, but to defend the whites against
whom the Negroes had finally retaliated.
At this point, spontaneous
demonstrations began taking place all over the country. At the grass
roots level Negroes began to talk about marching on Washington, tying
up the Congress, the Senate, the White House, and even the airport.
They threatened to bring this government to a halt. This frightened
the entire white power structure. The
late President called in the Negro civil rights leaders and told them
to bring this "march" to a halt. The Negro civil rights leaders were
forced to tell the late President that they couldn't stop the march
because they hadn't started it. It was spontaneous, at the grass roots
level across the country, and it had no leadership whatsoever. When
the late President saw that he couldn't stop the march, he joined;
he endorsed it; he welcomed it; he became a part of it; and it was
he who put the six Negro civil rights leaders at the head of it. It
was he who made them the Big Six.
How did he do it? How
did he gain control of the March on Washington? A study of his shrewd
strategy will give you a glimpse of the political genius with which
the Kennedy family was ruling this country from the White House, and
how they used the America Negro in all of their schemes. The late
President endorsed the march; that should have been the tip-off. A
few days later in New York City, at the Carlysle Hotel, a philanthropic
society known as the Taconic Foundation, headed by a shrewd white
liberal named Stephen Currier, called a meeting of the six civil rights
leaders in an effort to bring unity of action and purpose among all
the civil rights groups.
After Martin Luther King
had been released from his Birmingham jail cell in May, he traveled
from coast to coast in fund-raising campaign for his Southern Christian
Leadership Conference. Roy Wilkins then began to attack King, accusing
him of stirring up trouble, saying that after the NAACP would bail
out King and the other demonstrators, then King would capitalize on
the trouble by taking up all the money for his own organization, leaving
the NAACP to hold the bag at a great financial loss.
As King, Wilkins, and
the other civil rights leaders began to fight publicly among themselves
over the money they were trying to get from the white liberals, they
were destroying their own leadership "image."
The white liberal, Stephen
Currier, showed them how they were destroying themselves by attacks
upon each other, and it was suggested that, since most of their divisions
and disagreements stemmed from competition for funds from white liberals,
they should unite their fund raising efforts. Then they formed the
Council for the United Civil Rights Leadership, under the pretext
that it would be for fund-raising purposes. They chose the Urban League's
Whitney Young as the chairman, and the white liberal Stephen Currier
became the co-chairman.
It took the white man
to bring those Negro leaders together and to unite them into one group.
He let them select their own chairman, but he himself became the co-chairman.
This shrewd maneuver placed the white liberal and the Taconic Foundation
in the position to exercise influence and control over the six civil
rights leaders and, by working through them, to control the entire
civil rights movement, including the March on Washington. (It
also put the white liberals in a position to force the Big Six to
come out against the recently proposed Christmas boycott by threatening
to withdraw their financial support from the civil rights drive.)
According to the August
4 edition of The New York Times, $800,000 was split up between these
six Negro civil rights leaders on June 19 at the Carlysle Hotel, and
another $700,000 was promised to be given to them at a later date
after the march was over, if everything went well with the march.
Public relations experts
were made available to these "Six BIg Negroes," and they were given
access to the news media throughout the country. The press skillfully
projected them as the leaders of the March on Washington, and as soon
as the Big Six were looked upon in the public eye as the organizers
of the march, and their first step was to invite four white "leaders"
to become a part of the march "godhead." This group of leaders would
supposedly okay all the plans and thereby control the "direction and
the mood" of the march.
These four white "leaders"
represented the same factions that had put the late President in the
White House: Catholics, Jews, Labor, and Protestant liberals. When
the late President had learned that he couldn't stop the march, he
not only joined it himself but he encouraged all of his political
bedfellows to join it. This is the way the white liberals took over
the March on Washington, weakened its impact, and changed its course;
by changing the participants and the contents, they were able to change
the very nature of the march itself.
Example: If I have a
cup of coffee that is too strong for me because it is too black, I
weaken it by pouring cream into it, I integrate it with cream. If
I keep pouring enough cream in the coffee, pretty soon the entire
flavor of he coffee is changed; the very nature of the coffee is changed.
If enough cream is poured in, eventually you don't even know that
I had coffee in this cup. This is what Happened with the March on
Washington. The whites didn't integrate it; they infiltrated it. Whites
joined it; they engulfed it; they became so much a part of it, it
lost its original flavor. It ceased to be a black march; it ceased
to be militant; it ceased to be angry; it ceased to be impatient.
In fact, it ceased to be a march. It became a picnic, an outing with
a festive, circus-like atmosphere...CLOWNS AND ALL.
The government had learned
that in cases where the demonstrators are predominantly black, they
are extremely militant, and ofttimes very violent. But to the same
degree that whites participate, violence most times is decreased.
The government knew that in cases wherein blacks were demonstrating
all by themselves, those blacks are so dissatisfied, disenchanted,
and angry at the white man that they will ofttimes strike back violently
regardless of the odds or the consequences. The white government had
learned that the only way to hold these black people in check is by
joining them, by infiltrating their ranks disguised as integrationist;
by integrating their marches and all their demonstrations, and weakening
them: in this way only could they be held in check.
The government told the
marchers what time to arrive in Washington, where to arrive, and how
to arrive. The government then channeled them from the arrival point
to the feet of a dead President, George Washington, and then let them
march from there to the feet of another dead President, Abraham Lincoln.
The original black militants
had planned to march on the White House, the Senate, and the Congress
and to bring all political traffic on Capitol Hill to a halt, but
the shrewd politicians in Washington, realizing that those original
black militants could not be stopped, joined them. By joining the
marchers, the white liberals were able to lead the marchers away from
the White House, the Senate, the Congress, Capitol Hill, and away
from victory. By keeping them marching from the Washington Monument
to the Lincoln Monument, marching between the feet of two dead Presidents,
they never reached the White House to see the then living President.
The entire march was
controlled by the late president. The government in Washington had
told the marchers what signs to carry, what songs to sing, what speeches
to make, and what speeches not to make, and then told the marchers
to be sure to get out o f town by sundown.
One of the Big Six leaders,
John Lewis, chairman of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee,
was prevented from making a very militant speech. He wanted to attack
the Kennedy administration for its hypocrisy o civil rights. The
speech was censored by the Rt. Rev. Patrick O'Boyle, the Catholic
Archbishop of Washington, D.C.. This was a case in which the Catholic
Church itself, for whom Rev. O'Boyle speaks, put itself in the position
of censoring the legitimate opinion of one of the Big Six Negro civil
The late President's
shrewd strategy was: If you can't beat them, join them. The Catholic
President placed his Catholic bishop in a strategic position to exercise
censorship over any one of the Big Six Negro leaders who tried to
deviate from the script in this great "extravaganza" called the March
on Washington, which the government had controlled right from the
So, in the final analysis
of the march: It would have to be classified as the best performance
of the year; in fact it was the greatest performance of this century.
It topped anything that Hollywood could have produced. If
we were going to give out Academy Awards in 1963, we would have to
give the late President an Oscar for the "Best Producer of the Year";
and to the four white liberals who participated should get an Oscar
as the "Best Actors of the Year," because they really acted like sincere
liberals and fooled many Negroes. And to the six Negro civil rights
leaders should go and Oscar for the "Best Supporting Cast," because
they supported the late President in his entire act, and in his entire
Now that the show is
over, the black masses are still without land, without jobs, and without
homes...their Christian churches are still being bombed, their innocent
little girls murdered. So what did the March on Washington accomplish?
The late President has
a bigger image as a liberal, the other whites who participated have
bigger liberal images also, and the Negro civil rights leaders have
now been permanently named the Big Six (because of their participation
in the Big Fix?)...but the black masses are still unemployed, still
starving, and still living in the slums...and, I might add, getting
angrier and more explosive every day.
History must repeat itself!
Because of America's evil deeds against these twenty-two million "Negroes,"
like Egypt and Babylon before her, America herself now stands before
the "bar of justice." White America is now facing her Day of Judgment,
and she can't escape because today God himself is the judge. God himself
is now the administrator of justice, and God himself is to be her
Is it possible for America
to escape this divine disaster? If America can't atone for the crimes
she has committed against the twenty-two million "Negroes," if she
can't undo the evils she has brutally and mercilessly heaped upon
our people these past four hundred years, then America has signed
her own doom...and our own people would be foolish to accept her deceitful
offers of integration into her doomed society at this late date!
How can America atone
for her crimes? The Honorable Elijah Muhammad teaches us that a desegregated
theater or lunch counter won't solve our problems. Better jobs won't
even solve our problems. An integrated cup of coffee isn't sufficient
pay for four hundred years of slave labor, and a better job in the
white man's factory or position in his business is, at best, only
a temporary solution. The only lasting or permanent solution is complete
separation on some land that we can call our own.
The Honorable Elijah
Muhammad teaches us that the race problem can easily be solved, just
by sending these twenty-two million ex-slaves back to our own homeland
where we can live in peace and harmony with our own kind. But this
government should provide the transportation, plus everything else
we need to get started again in our own country. This government should
provide everything we need in machinery, materials, and finance; enough
to last us for from twenty to twenty-five years, until we can become
an independent people in our own country.
If this white government
is afraid to let her twenty-two million ex-slaves go back to our country
and to our own people, then America must set aside some separate territory
here in the Western Hemisphere, where the two races can live apart
from each ot her, since we certainly don't get along peacefully while
we are here together. The size
of the territory can be judged according to our own population. If
our people number one-seventh of America's total population, then
give us one-seventh of this land. We don't want any land in the desert,
but where there is rain and much mineral wealth. We
want fertile, productive land on which we can farm and provide our
own people with sufficient food, clothing, and shelter. This government
must supply us with the machinery and other tools needed to dig into
the earth. Give us everything we need for them for from twenty to
twenty-five years, until we can produce and supply our own needs.
If we are a part of America,
then part of what she is worth belongs to us. We will take our share
and depart, then this white country can have peace. What is her net
worth? Give us our share in gold and silver and let us depart and
go back to our homeland in peace. We
want no integration with this wicked race that enslaved us. We want
complete separation from this race of devils. But we should not be
expected to leave America and go back to our homeland empty-handed.
After four hundred years of slave labor, we have some back pay coming,
a bill owed to us that must be collected.
If the government of
White America truly repents of its sins against our people, and atones
by giving us our true share, only then can America save herself! But
if America waits for Almighty God himself to step in and force her
into a just settlement, God will take this entire continent away from
her; and she will cease to exist as a nation. Her own Christian Scriptures
warn her that when God comes He can give the "entire Kingdom to whomsoever
He will"...which only means that the God of Justice on Judgment Day
can give this entire continent to whomsoever He wills!
White America, wake up
and take heed, before it is too late!