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Forum Post: malcolm - would he be talking about race or class today?

Posted 2 years ago on Jan. 7, 2012, 2:34 p.m. EST by flip (6814)
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"There was two kind of slaves. There was the house negro and the field negro. The house negro, they lived in the house, with master. They dressed pretty good. They ate good, cause they ate his food, what he left. They lived in the attic or the basement, but still they lived near their master, and they loved their master, more than their master loved himself. They would give their life to save their masters house quicker than their master would. The house negro, if the master said "we got a good house here" the house negro say "yeah, we got a good house here". Whenever the master would said we, he'd say we. That's how you can tell a house negro. If the master's house caught on fire, the house negro would fight harder to put the blaze out than the master would. If the master got sick, the house negro would say "What's the matter, boss, we sick?" We sick! He identified himself with his master, more than the master identified with himself. And if you came to the house negro and said "Let's run away, Let's escape, Let's separate" the house negro would look at you and say "Man, you crazy. What you mean separate? Where is there a better house than this? Where can I wear better clothes than this? Where can I eat better food than this?" There was that house negro. In those days, he was called a house nigger. And that's what we call him today, because we still got some house niggers runnin around here. This modern house negro loves his master. He wants to live near him. He'll pay three times as much as the house is worth just to live near his master, and then brag about "I'm the only negro out here. I'm the only one on my job. I'm the only one in this school." "You're nothing but a house negro. And if someone come to you right now and say "Let's separate.", you say the same thing that the house negro said on the plantation. "What you mean separate? From America? This good white land? Where you gonna get a better job than you get here? I mean, this is what you say! "I di-I ain't left nothing in Africa" That's what you say. "Why, you left your mind in Africa". On that same plantation, there was the field negro. The field negro, those were the masses. There was always more negros in the field as there were negros in the house. There negro in the field caught hell. He ate leftovers. In the house, they ate high up on the hog. The negro in the field didn't get nothing but what was left in the insides of the hog. They call them chit'lins nowaday. In those days, they called them what they were, guts! That's what you were, a guteater. And some of you are still guteaters. The field negro was beaten, from morning til night. He lived in a shack, in a hut. He Related News

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wore cast-off clothes. He hated his master. I say, he hated his master. He was intelligent. That house negro loved his master. But that field negro, remember, they were in the majority, and they hated their master. When the house caught on fire, he didn't try to put it out, that field negro prayed for a wind. For a breeze. When the master got sick, the field negro prayed that he died. If someone come to the field negro and said "Let's separate, let's run." He didn't say "Where we going?" he said "Any place is better than here". We got field negros in America today. I'm a field negro. The masses are the field negros. When they see this mans house on fire, we don't hear these little negros talkin bout "Our Government is in trouble. They say thee Government is in trouble." Imagine a negro, "Our Government". I even heard one say "Our astronauts." They won't even let him near the plant, and "Our astronauts". "Our neighbors" That's a negro that's out of his mind. That's a negro that's out of his mind! Just cause the slave master in that day, used Tom, to keep the field negroes in check. The same ol slavemaster today has negros who are nothing but modern Uncle Toms. 20th century Uncle Toms to keep you and me in check. Keep us under control. Keep us passive and peaceful.

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[-] 1 points by JadedCitizen (4277) 2 years ago

Good post. It's quite bizarre seeing this scenario play out in real time on this forum. The lengths these fools will go to in order to protect their master's interests. They sound like a bunch of parrots repeating everything master said.

[-] 1 points by flip (6814) 2 years ago

yea, i don't get it - for sure they are not very rich or they wouldn't be here. some are relatively smart but we have lots of people who will vote against their interests. the indians were not brainwashed in the same way as we are but some still fought on the side of the white man - go figure

[-] 1 points by Rico (3027) 2 years ago

Recall that there were a lot of white people who opposed slavery on moral principles, not because they profited some way or another. In a similar vein, there are some rich with moral principles who support change. Depending on which tool I use, I fall within the 3-5% bracket, and I support change. I think we need the money out of politics, need to increase my taxes, and need to deny me social security benefits, for example.

[-] 1 points by flip (6814) 2 years ago

i agree - we are very ok also but doesn't mean we don't want others to live well - the least among us so to speak - jim hightower said "we all do better when we all do better" - as to social security it is not in any trouble and can be made much better by simply raising the cap (if you want some good info on it i can send you some) - the rest of your plan i am on board with! as an aside it is really the .1% that has benefited so much from the reagan revolution and they need to pay much more- i am not sure you and i have to.

[-] 1 points by JadedCitizen (4277) 2 years ago

I think it's the old adage - fear of biting the hand that feeds you.

[-] 1 points by ayn (8) 2 years ago

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[-] 1 points by flip (6814) 2 years ago

thanks but it is not on my reading list -too many others more important

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