Your tongue stays in your mouth. There'll be a dialogue, there'll be some communication, and I'm quite certain there will then be some understanding. Then I become a diner. And the only thing that would change him is Islam, and he can't accept Islam because by nature he's evil. It is not by refusing to lie that we will abolish lies: it is by eradicating class by any means necessary. He'll break you in two, as he has been doing all along.
I was in a house last night that was bombed, my own. But it does mean that most of them don't mean good. Historians describe him as not only an eloquent speaker, but also as a mesmerizing leader. He was always self criticizing, always reflecting and always changing his approach according to surrounding conditions, which is the correct thing to do in political struggle. These speeches give some not total but some measure of Malcolm's evolution. So you call for the same God he calls for.
And a mercenary is not someone who kills you because he's patriotic. And there's nothing wrong with being a Muslim, nothing wrong with the religion of Islam. I was in a house last night that was bombed, my own. He's got blue eyes, brown hair, whit e skin, and he's giving you hell every day. Maybe I haven't met the Negroes he met. The generation that's coming up, everybody is going to look like an Uncle Tom to them. When he was just 4 years old, his family home burned down, the fire presumably having been set by Black Legion racists.
And by believing in one God and one religion and all of the prophets, it creates unity. So we saw that the first thing to do was to unite our people, not only unite us internally, but we have to be united with our brothers and sisters abroad. He invents statistics to create an image, thinking that that image is going to hold things in check. Capitalism used to be like an eagle, but now it's more like a vulture. We declare our right on this earth to be a man, to be a human being, to be respected as a human being, to be given the rights of a human being in this society, on this earth, in this day, which we intend to bring into existence by any means necessary.
Right now in New York we had a couple cases where police grabbed the brother and beat him unmercifully -- and then charged him with assaulting them. Black people are just there, paying rent, buying the groceries. They get behind the door and tell the white man we're satisfied. Some of them are good I suppose. But those who were in Ghana were organized and were serving as pressure groups, some were training for military -- some were being trained in how to be soldiers, but others were involved as a pressure group or lobby group to let the people of Ghana never forget what's happening to the brother in South Africa. In February 1965, as he was preparing to hold his speech at the Organization of Afro-American Unity, a man from the audience caused a commotion and lunged at Malcolm, shooting him with a shotgun.
The incident was widely reported in the media, and it prompted the police to put surveillance on Malcolm and attempt to infiltrate the Nation of Islam. When he's putting a rope around your neck, you call for God and he calls for God. All that the documentary includes is a series of speeches, lectures, news clips, and sound bites strung together which trace Malcolm's life from end to end. And once the public accepts this image also, it paves the way for a police-state type of activity in the Negro community. They came up with some benevolent colonialism, philanthropic colonialism, humanitarianism, or dollarism.
And it was the spirit of Bandung that brought into existence this working unity that made it possible for nations that didn't have a chance to become independent to come into their independence. The only thing I could get my hands on before leaving was what I have on now. With skillful manipulating of the press, they're able to make the victim look like the criminal, and the criminal look like the victim. To avoid any more harassment by these white racists, Little had to migrate with his family to Lansing, Michigan. Sunday marked the forty-fifth anniversary of his death. We want equality by any means necessary.
And that basic difference was this: in Asia or the Arab world or in Africa, where the Muslims are, if you find one who says he's white, all he's doing is using an adjective to describe something that's incidental about him, one of his incidental characteristics; so there's nothing else to it, he's just white. It wasn't about violence for the sake of violence. I love that he grew leaps and bounds not just for himself but for enlightening others. Today, if he had lived, he would have been 90 years old. And you can't stop it with love, not love of those things down there, no. At this period of time America was going through the era of segregation and the civil rights movement so leaders like Malcolm X wished to bring blacks together to form strong organizations for change.