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  • Lil Joe
    Excerpts from the Last Year of Malcolm X, by George Breitman “They say travel broadens your scope, and recently I’ve had an opportunity to do a lot of it
    Message 1 of 5 , Dec 11, 2005
      


       

      Excerpts from the Last Year of Malcolm X, by George Breitman

       

      “They say travel broadens your scope, and recently I’ve had an opportunity to do a lot of it in the Middle East and Africa. While I was traveling I noticed that most of the countries that have recently emerged into independence have turned away from the so-called capitalistic system in the direction of socialism. So out of curiosity, I can’t resist the temptation to do a little investigating wherever that particular philosophy happens to be in existence or an attempt is being made to bring it into existence.”…

       

      “It’s impossible for a chicken to produce a duck egg- even though they both belong to the same family of fowl. A chicken just doesn’t have it within its system to produce a duck egg. It can’t do it. It can only produce according to what that particular system was constructed to produce. The system in this country cannot produce freedom for an Afro-American. It is impossible for this system, as it stands, to produce freedom right now for the black man in this country.

      And if ever a chicken did produce a duck egg, I’m quite sure you would say it was certainly a revolutionary chicken!”

       

      In the question period after his talk Malcolm was asked what political and economic system he wanted, and he answered:

      “I don’t know. But I’m flexible… As was stated earlier, all of the countries that are emerging today from under the shackles of colonialism are turning toward socialism. I don’t think it’s an accident. Most of the countries that were colonial powers were capitalist countries, and the last bulwark of capitalism today is America. It’s impossible for a white person to believe in capitalism and not believe in racism. You can’t have capitalism without racism. And if you find one and you happen to get that person into a conversation and they have a philosophy that makes you sure they don’t have this racism in their outlook, usually they’re socialists or their political philosophy is socialism.”…

      “None of them are adopting the capitalistic system because they realize they can’t. You can’t operate a capitalistic system unless you are vulturistic; you have to have someone else’s blood to suck to be a capitalist. You sow me a capitalist, I’ll show you a bloodsucker. He cannot be anything but a bloodsucker if he’s going to be a capitalist. He’s got to get it from somewhere other than himself, and that’s where he gets it—from somewhere or someone other than himself…

      There one thing that Martin Luther King mentioned at the Armory the other night, which I thought was most significant. I hope he really understood what he was saying. He mentioned that while he was in some of those Scandinavian countries he saw no poverty. There was no unemployment, no poverty. Everyone was getting education, everyone had decent housing, decent whatever-they-needed-to-exist. But why did he mention those countries on his list as different?

      This is the richest country on earth and there’s poverty, there’s bad housing, there’s slums, there’s inferior education. And this is the richest country on earth. Now, you know, if those countries that are poor can come up with a solution to their problems so that there’s no unemployment, then instead of you running downtown picketing city hall, you should stop and find out what they do over there to solve their problems. This is why the man doesn’t want you and me to look beyond Harlem or beyond the shores of America. As long as you don’t know what’s happening on the outside, you’ll be all messed up dealing with this man on the inside. I mean what they use to solve the problems is not capitalism. What they are using to solve their problem in Africa and Asia is not capitalism. So what you and I should do is find out what they are using to get rid of poverty and all the other negative characteristics of a rundown society.”

      “Capitalism used to be like an eagle, but now it’s more like a vulture. It used to be strong enough to go and suck anybody’s blood, whether they were strong or not. But now it has become more cowardly, like the vulture, and it can only suck the blood of the helpless. As the nations of the world free themselves, then capitalism has less victims, less to suck, and it becomes weaker and weaker. It’s only a matter of time in my opinion before it will collapse completely.”

      “Where an ultimate clash between East and West is concerned, I think that an objective analysis of events that are taking place on this earth today points toward some type of ultimate showdown.

      You can call it a political showdown, or even a showdown between the economic systems that exist on this earth, which almost boil down along racial lines. I so belive that there will be a clash between East and West.

      I believe that there will ultimately be a clash between the oppressed and those who do the oppressing. I believe that there will be a clash between those who want freedom, justice and equality for everyone and those who want to continue the systems of exploitation. I believe that there will be that kind of clash, but I don’t think it will be based upon the color of the skin, as Elijah Muhammad had taught it.

      However, I do think that the European powers, which are the former colonial powers, if they’re not able to readjust their thinking of superiority toward the darker-sinned people, whom they have been made to think are inferior, then the lines can easily be drawn—they can easily be lumped into racial groups and it will be a racial war.”

      We are living in an era of revolution, and the revolt of the American Negro is part of the rebellion against the oppression and colonialism which has characterized this era…

      It is incorrect to classify the revolt of the Negro as simply a racial conflict of black against white, or as a purely American problem. Rather, we are today seeing a global rebellion of the oppressed against the oppressor, the exploited against the exploiter.”

       

    • Aduku Addae
      Lil Joe, do you have a web page reference for this? I could use such a reference in a conversation that I am participating in currently. Respect, Aduku
      Message 2 of 5 , Dec 11, 2005
        Lil Joe, do you have a web page reference for this? I could use such a reference in a conversation that I am participating in currently.
        Respect,
        Aduku
         
        =============================================================

        Lil Joe <joe_radical@...> wrote:
        


         
        Excerpts from the Last Year of Malcolm X, by George Breitman
         
        “They say travel broadens your scope, and recently I’ve had an opportunity to do a lot of it in the Middle East and Africa. While I was traveling I noticed that most of the countries that have recently emerged into independence have turned away from the so-called capitalistic system in the direction of socialism. So out of curiosity, I can’t resist the temptation to do a little investigating wherever that particular philosophy happens to be in existence or an attempt is being made to bring it into existence.”…
         
        “It’s impossible for a chicken to produce a duck egg- even though they both belong to the same family of fowl. A chicken just doesn’t have it within its system to produce a duck egg. It can’t do it. It can only produce according to what that particular system was constructed to produce. The system in this country cannot produce freedom for an Afro-American. It is impossible for this system, as it stands, to produce freedom right now for the black man in this country.
        And if ever a chicken did produce a duck egg, I’m quite sure you would say it was certainly a revolutionary chicken!”
         
        In the question period after his talk Malcolm was asked what political and economic system he wanted, and he answered:
        “I don’t know. But I’m flexible… As was stated earlier, all of the countries that are emerging today from under the shackles of colonialism are turning toward socialism. I don’t think it’s an accident. Most of the countries that were colonial powers were capitalist countries, and the last bulwark of capitalism today is America. It’s impossible for a white person to believe in capitalism and not believe in racism. You can’t have capitalism without racism. And if you find one and you happen to get that person into a conversation and they have a philosophy that makes you sure they don’t have this racism in their outlook, usually they’re socialists or their political philosophy is socialism.”…
        “None of them are adopting the capitalistic system because they realize they can’t. You can’t operate a capitalistic system unless you are vulturistic; you have to have someone else’s blood to suck to be a capitalist. You sow me a capitalist, I’ll show you a bloodsucker. He cannot be anything but a bloodsucker if he’s going to be a capitalist. He’s got to get it from somewhere other than himself, and that’s where he gets it—from somewhere or someone other than himself…
        There one thing that Martin Luther King mentioned at the Armory the other night, which I thought was most significant. I hope he really understood what he was saying. He mentioned that while he was in some of those Scandinavian countries he saw no poverty. There was no unemployment, no poverty. Everyone was getting education, everyone had decent housing, decent whatever-they-needed-to-exist. But why did he mention those countries on his list as different?
        This is the richest country on earth and there’s poverty, there’s bad housing, there’s slums, there’s inferior education. And this is the richest country on earth. Now, you know, if those countries that are poor can come up with a solution to their problems so that there’s no unemployment, then instead of you running downtown picketing city hall, you should stop and find out what they do over there to solve their problems. This is why the man doesn’t want you and me to look beyond Harlem or beyond the shores of America. As long as you don’t know what’s happening on the outside, you’ll be all messed up dealing with this man on the inside. I mean what they use to solve the problems is not capitalism. What they are using to solve their problem in Africa and Asia is not capitalism. So what you and I should do is find out what they are using to get rid of poverty and all the other negative characteristics of a rundown society.”
        “Capitalism used to be like an eagle, but now it’s more like a vulture. It used to be strong enough to go and suck anybody’s blood, whether they were strong or not. But now it has become more cowardly, like the vulture, and it can only suck the blood of the helpless. As the nations of the world free themselves, then capitalism has less victims, less to suck, and it becomes weaker and weaker. It’s only a matter of time in my opinion before it will collapse completely.”
        “Where an ultimate clash between East and West is concerned, I think that an objective analysis of events that are taking place on this earth today points toward some type of ultimate showdown.
        You can call it a political showdown, or even a showdown between the economic systems that exist on this earth, which almost boil down along racial lines. I so belive that there will be a clash between East and West.
        I believe that there will ultimately be a clash between the oppressed and those who do the oppressing. I believe that there will be a clash between those who want freedom, justice and equality for everyone and those who want to continue the systems of exploitation. I believe that there will be that kind of clash, but I don’t think it will be based upon the color of the skin, as Elijah Muhammad had taught it.
        However, I do think that the European powers, which are the former colonial powers, if they’re not able to readjust their thinking of superiority toward the darker-sinned people, whom they have been made to think are inferior, then the lines can easily be drawn—they can easily be lumped into racial groups and it will be a racial war.”
        We are living in an era of revolution, and the revolt of the American Negro is part of the rebellion against the oppression and colonialism which has characterized this era…
        It is incorrect to classify the revolt of the Negro as simply a racial conflict of black against white, or as a purely American problem. Rather, we are today seeing a global rebellion of the oppressed against the oppressor, the exploited against the exploiter.”
         


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      • Lil Joe
        Hi, Aduku! This is all I have right now - The All-African People s Revolutionary Party sent it to me. ... From: AAPRUP2@aol.com [mailto:AAPRUP2@aol.com] Sent:
        Message 3 of 5 , Dec 11, 2005
          Hi, Aduku! This is all I have right now - The All-African People's Revolutionary Party sent it to me.
           
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          To: AAPRUP2@...
          Subject: Excerpts from the Last Year of Malcolm X, by George Breitman
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          From: laborpartypraxis@yahoogroups.com [mailto:laborpartypraxis@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of Aduku Addae
          Subject: Re: [laborpartypraxis] FW: Excerpts from the Last Year of Malcolm X, by George Breitman

          Lil Joe, do you have a web page reference for this? I could use such a reference in a conversation that I am participating in currently.
          Respect,
          Aduku
           
          =============================================================

          Lil Joe <joe_radical@...> wrote:
          


           
          Excerpts from the Last Year of Malcolm X, by George Breitman
           
          “They say travel broadens your scope, and recently I’ve had an opportunity to do a lot of it in the Middle East and Africa. While I was traveling I noticed that most of the countries that have recently emerged into independence have turned away from the so-called capitalistic system in the direction of socialism. So out of curiosity, I can’t resist the temptation to do a little investigating wherever that particular philosophy happens to be in existence or an attempt is being made to bring it into existence.”…
           
          “It’s impossible for a chicken to produce a duck egg- even though they both belong to the same family of fowl. A chicken just doesn’t have it within its system to produce a duck egg. It can’t do it. It can only produce according to what that particular system was constructed to produce. The system in this country cannot produce freedom for an Afro-American. It is impossible for this system, as it stands, to produce freedom right now for the black man in this country.
          And if ever a chicken did produce a duck egg, I’m quite sure you would say it was certainly a revolutionary chicken!”
           
          In the question period after his talk Malcolm was asked what political and economic system he wanted, and he answered:
          “I don’t know. But I’m flexible… As was stated earlier, all of the countries that are emerging today from under the shackles of colonialism are turning toward socialism. I don’t think it’s an accident. Most of the countries that were colonial powers were capitalist countries, and the last bulwark of capitalism today is America. It’s impossible for a white person to believe in capitalism and not believe in racism. You can’t have capitalism without racism. And if you find one and you happen to get that person into a conversation and they have a philosophy that makes you sure they don’t have this racism in their outlook, usually they’re socialists or their political philosophy is socialism.”…
          “None of them are adopting the capitalistic system because they realize they can’t. You can’t operate a capitalistic system unless you are vulturistic; you have to have someone else’s blood to suck to be a capitalist. You sow me a capitalist, I’ll show you a bloodsucker. He cannot be anything but a bloodsucker if he’s going to be a capitalist. He’s got to get it from somewhere other than himself, and that’s where he gets it—from somewhere or someone other than himself…
          There one thing that Martin Luther King mentioned at the Armory the other night, which I thought was most significant. I hope he really understood what he was saying. He mentioned that while he was in some of those Scandinavian countries he saw no poverty. There was no unemployment, no poverty. Everyone was getting education, everyone had decent housing, decent whatever-they-needed-to-exist. But why did he mention those countries on his list as different?
          This is the richest country on earth and there’s poverty, there’s bad housing, there’s slums, there’s inferior education. And this is the richest country on earth. Now, you know, if those countries that are poor can come up with a solution to their problems so that there’s no unemployment, then instead of you running downtown picketing city hall, you should stop and find out what they do over there to solve their problems. This is why the man doesn’t want you and me to look beyond Harlem or beyond the shores of America. As long as you don’t know what’s happening on the outside, you’ll be all messed up dealing with this man on the inside. I mean what they use to solve the problems is not capitalism. What they are using to solve their problem in Africa and Asia is not capitalism. So what you and I should do is find out what they are using to get rid of poverty and all the other negative characteristics of a rundown society.”
          “Capitalism used to be like an eagle, but now it’s more like a vulture. It used to be strong enough to go and suck anybody’s blood, whether they were strong or not. But now it has become more cowardly, like the vulture, and it can only suck the blood of the helpless. As the nations of the world free themselves, then capitalism has less victims, less to suck, and it becomes weaker and weaker. It’s only a matter of time in my opinion before it will collapse completely.”
          “Where an ultimate clash between East and West is concerned, I think that an objective analysis of events that are taking place on this earth today points toward some type of ultimate showdown.
          You can call it a political showdown, or even a showdown between the economic systems that exist on this earth, which almost boil down along racial lines. I so belive that there will be a clash between East and West.
          I believe that there will ultimately be a clash between the oppressed and those who do the oppressing. I believe that there will be a clash between those who want freedom, justice and equality for everyone and those who want to continue the systems of exploitation. I believe that there will be that kind of clash, but I don’t think it will be based upon the color of the skin, as Elijah Muhammad had taught it.
          However, I do think that the European powers, which are the former colonial powers, if they’re not able to readjust their thinking of superiority toward the darker-sinned people, whom they have been made to think are inferior, then the lines can easily be drawn—they can easily be lumped into racial groups and it will be a racial war.”
          We are living in an era of revolution, and the revolt of the American Negro is part of the rebellion against the oppression and colonialism which has characterized this era…
          It is incorrect to classify the revolt of the Negro as simply a racial conflict of black against white, or as a purely American problem. Rather, we are today seeing a global rebellion of the oppressed against the oppressor, the exploited against the exploiter.”
           


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        • Aduku Addae
          Thanks Bro. I will use it as it is. Respect, Aduku ========================================================== Lil Joe wrote: Hi,
          Message 4 of 5 , Dec 11, 2005
            Thanks Bro. I will use it as it is.
            Respect,
            Aduku
             
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            Lil Joe <joe_radical@...> wrote:
            Hi, Aduku! This is all I have right now - The All-African People's Revolutionary Party sent it to me.
             
            -----Original Message-----
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            Sent: Sunday, December 11, 2005 8:33 AM
            To: AAPRUP2@...
            Subject: Excerpts from the Last Year of Malcolm X, by George Breitman
            -----Original Message-----
            From: laborpartypraxis@yahoogroups.com [mailto:laborpartypraxis@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of Aduku Addae
            Subject: Re: [laborpartypraxis] FW: Excerpts from the Last Year of Malcolm X, by George Breitman

            Lil Joe, do you have a web page reference for this? I could use such a reference in a conversation that I am participating in currently.
            Respect,
            Aduku
             
            =============================================================

            Lil Joe <joe_radical@...> wrote:
            


             
            Excerpts from the Last Year of Malcolm X, by George Breitman
             
            “They say travel broadens your scope, and recently I’ve had an opportunity to do a lot of it in the Middle East and Africa. While I was traveling I noticed that most of the countries that have recently emerged into independence have turned away from the so-called capitalistic system in the direction of socialism. So out of curiosity, I can’t resist the temptation to do a little investigating wherever that particular philosophy happens to be in existence or an attempt is being made to bring it into existence.”…
             
            “It’s impossible for a chicken to produce a duck egg- even though they both belong to the same family of fowl. A chicken just doesn’t have it within its system to produce a duck egg. It can’t do it. It can only produce according to what that particular system was constructed to produce. The system in this country cannot produce freedom for an Afro-American. It is impossible for this system, as it stands, to produce freedom right now for the black man in this country.
            And if ever a chicken did produce a duck egg, I’m quite sure you would say it was certainly a revolutionary chicken!”
             
            In the question period after his talk Malcolm was asked what political and economic system he wanted, and he answered:
            “I don’t know. But I’m flexible… As was stated earlier, all of the countries that are emerging today from under the shackles of colonialism are turning toward socialism. I don’t think it’s an accident. Most of the countries that were colonial powers were capitalist countries, and the last bulwark of capitalism today is America. It’s impossible for a white person to believe in capitalism and not believe in racism. You can’t have capitalism without racism. And if you find one and you happen to get that person into a conversation and they have a philosophy that makes you sure they don’t have this racism in their outlook, usually they’re socialists or their political philosophy is socialism.”…
            “None of them are adopting the capitalistic system because they realize they can’t. You can’t operate a capitalistic system unless you are vulturistic; you have to have someone else’s blood to suck to be a capitalist. You sow me a capitalist, I’ll show you a bloodsucker. He cannot be anything but a bloodsucker if he’s going to be a capitalist. He’s got to get it from somewhere other than himself, and that’s where he gets it—from somewhere or someone other than himself…
            There one thing that Martin Luther King mentioned at the Armory the other night, which I thought was most significant. I hope he really understood what he was saying. He mentioned that while he was in some of those Scandinavian countries he saw no poverty. There was no unemployment, no poverty. Everyone was getting education, everyone had decent housing, decent whatever-they-needed-to-exist. But why did he mention those countries on his list as different?
            This is the richest country on earth and there’s poverty, there’s bad housing, there’s slums, there’s inferior education. And this is the richest country on earth. Now, you know, if those countries that are poor can come up with a solution to their problems so that there’s no unemployment, then instead of you running downtown picketing city hall, you should stop and find out what they do over there to solve their problems. This is why the man doesn’t want you and me to look beyond Harlem or beyond the shores of America. As long as you don’t know what’s happening on the outside, you’ll be all messed up dealing with this man on the inside. I mean what they use to solve the problems is not capitalism. What they are using to solve their problem in Africa and Asia is not capitalism. So what you and I should do is find out what they are using to get rid of poverty and all the other negative characteristics of a rundown society.”
            “Capitalism used to be like an eagle, but now it’s more like a vulture. It used to be strong enough to go and suck anybody’s blood, whether they were strong or not. But now it has become more cowardly, like the vulture, and it can only suck the blood of the helpless. As the nations of the world free themselves, then capitalism has less victims, less to suck, and it becomes weaker and weaker. It’s only a matter of time in my opinion before it will collapse completely.”
            “Where an ultimate clash between East and West is concerned, I think that an objective analysis of events that are taking place on this earth today points toward some type of ultimate showdown.
            You can call it a political showdown, or even a showdown between the economic systems that exist on this earth, which almost boil down along racial lines. I so belive that there will be a clash between East and West.
            I believe that there will ultimately be a clash between the oppressed and those who do the oppressing. I believe that there will be a clash between those who want freedom, justice and equality for everyone and those who want to continue the systems of exploitation. I believe that there will be that kind of clash, but I don’t think it will be based upon the color of the skin, as Elijah Muhammad had taught it.
            However, I do think that the European powers, which are the former colonial powers, if they’re not able to readjust their thinking of superiority toward the darker-sinned people, whom they have been made to think are inferior, then the lines can easily be drawn—they can easily be lumped into racial groups and it will be a racial war.”
            We are living in an era of revolution, and the revolt of the American Negro is part of the rebellion against the oppression and colonialism which has characterized this era…
            It is incorrect to classify the revolt of the Negro as simply a racial conflict of black against white, or as a purely American problem. Rather, we are today seeing a global rebellion of the oppressed against the oppressor, the exploited against the exploiter.”
             


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          • Lil Joe
            (From Marx s Capital) The capitalist has bought the labour-power at its day-rate. To him its use-value belongs during one working-day. He has thus acquired
            Message 5 of 5 , Dec 11, 2005
              
               
               (From Marx's Capital)
               
               "The capitalist has bought the labour-power at its day-rate. To him its use-value belongs during one working-day. He has thus acquired the right to make the labourer work for him during one day. But, what is a working-day?

               "At all events, less than a natural day. By how much? The capitalist has his own views of this ultima Thule, the necessary limit of the working-day. As capitalist, he is only capital personified. His soul is the soul of capital. But capital has one single life impulse, the tendency to create value and surplus-value, to make its constant factor, the means of production, absorb the greatest possible amount of surplus-labour.

               "Capital is dead labour, that, vampire-like, only lives by sucking living labour, and lives the more, the more labour it sucks. The time during which the labourer works, is the time during which the capitalist consumes the labour-power he has purchased of him. http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1867-c1/ch10.htm 
               =================== 
               

               ( from the Last Year of Malcolm X, by George Breitman ) 

               

              Malcolm X:  

               

              "You can’t operate a capitalistic system unless you are vulturistic; you have to have someone else’s blood to suck to be a capitalist. You sow me a capitalist, I’ll show you a bloodsucker. He cannot be anything but a bloodsucker if he’s going to be a capitalist. He’s got to get it from somewhere other than himself, and that’s where he gets it—from somewhere or someone other than himself… 

               

              “Capitalism used to be like an eagle, but now it’s more like a vulture. It used to be strong enough to go and suck anybody’s blood, whether they were strong or not. But now it has become more cowardly, like the vulture, and it can only suck the blood of the helpless. As the nations of the world free themselves, then capitalism has less victims, less to suck, and it becomes weaker and weaker. It’s only a matter of time in my opinion before it will collapse completely.” 

               

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              Marx-Engels:

              Society can no longer live under this bourgeoisie, in other words, its existence is no longer compatible with society.  http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1848/communist-manifesto/ch01.htm 

              ffffffffffff

              Malcolm X:

               

              "We are living in an era of revolution, and the revolt of the American Negro is part of the rebellion against the oppression and colonialism which has characterized this era… 

               

              "It is incorrect to classify the revolt of the Negro as simply a racial conflict of black against white, or as a purely American problem. Rather, we are today seeing a global rebellion of the oppressed against the oppressor, the exploited against the exploiter.” 

              ffffffffffffffffffffff

               

               

              M-Engels The Communist Manifesto:

              In short, the Communists everywhere support every revolutionary movement against the existing social and political order of things.

              In all these movements, they bring to the front, as the leading question in each, the property question, no matter what its degree of development at the time.

              Finally, they labour everywhere for the union and agreement of the democratic parties of all countries.

              The Communists disdain to conceal their views and aims. They openly declare that their ends can be attained only by the forcible overthrow of all existing social conditions. Let the ruling classes tremble at a Communistic revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win.

              Working Men of All Countries, Unite!

               

               

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