Deegan said:I said no, but I do think he made some serious changes at the end of his life, but he divided blacks and whites, not brought them together.
Aryan Imperium said:Well in that case he gets my vote!:2razz:
jallman said:Yet another disturbed post from our resident village idiot. What is it in your psyche that makes you so divisive and causes you to take such glee in being a reject of society? Do you not realize that your very presence on this earth disturbs humanity and creates a blight on our collective consciousness?
128shot said:you do realize you're playing right into the palm of his hand ?
The difference between the two is Malcolm X changed profoundly after he saw what his religion was supposed to mean. The Nation of Islam in this country filled their follower's heads with the propaganda that they wanted them to believe.
Anyway, because Malcolm broke from the NOI, and stopped hating Whitey so much, the NOI killed him.
alphamale said:A postage stamp in his honor, just because at the end he lost his racism. Pretty low standards for honoring someone. Malcom X spent his whole life saying the most vile things imaginable against whites. When an airliner crashed in california in 1962, he said "125 whites dying is a beautiful thing". During WWII, he wasn't drafted because of his previous criminal record. Instead, he spent WWII robbing the houses of servicemen who were overseas fighting. He'd probably get a huge laugh over the stamp. No ifs, the stamp is a total outrage.
Picture yourself growing up in a country controlled by black people. You're growing up in a time when they are in charge, they own everything, you can't drink water at their fountains, can't eat at their nice restaurants. Your mother is raped by a black man, but the police won't arrest him. They tell you to simmer down, or they're going to arrest you. Black people everywhere, making the law, you just want fairness, an equal chance, some justice. What do you do, boy, just shut your mouth and take it? You hear a plane crashed and 125 of them 'darkies' just died. Don't you secretly enjoy it?
jamesrage said:Your logic is full of ****.Those 125 people have nothing to do with Malcolm X.The crimes of others does not entitle you to rob a perfect stranger.A racist would buy your argument,the blame a whole race for the crimes of a few individuals seems typical of a racist.
You brought the 125 up. My point is that if you were the person in my story,
He was one of those racist who blamed a whole entire race for the actions of a few.Malcolm X was a racist, as many blacks, and many whites, were at that time. I made up the example above because you stated that he said the most vile things imaginable about white people. Why wouldn't he?
When I was younger I said some of the most vile things about black people imaginable.
Then at some point I realized how stupid that mindset was. So I changed it. He did too. If he hadn't been killed, he might still be preaching the right way.
He went to prison for the crimes. Then, in prison, he tried to better himself, and he kept trying for the rest of his life.
teacher said:You make a lot of people happy by putting him on a stamp. You white people can do more good for race relations by not sweating this trivial bullshit.
alphamale said:Distortion of history is NOT trivial - that's why liberals do it all the time.
Scarecrow Akhbar said:Malcom the Tenth on a stamp? How totally absurd. Who's next, Robert Byrd in his Grand Dragon of the Klan Uniform?
If the purpose is to honor terrorists and racists, I do suppose it's appropriate to put Malcom Little on a stamp. No one can name anything useful he did, though.
If the purpose is to sell stamps, I'm sure there's lots of Flavor-Aid drinkers that's buy it.
But, if honoring thugs is the goal, may I recommend Rodney King, OJ Simpson, and Calypso Louis Farrakhan to follow?
galenrox said:Dude, that's one way to percieve things, but you could also say he strengthened them, mostly both.
He was a real hateful dude for most of his life, but I mean, christ, I'm sure we have a Christopher Columbus stamp, and there is NO WAY Malcom X was more hate filled than Columbus
Deegan said:He was a useful figure in those days, someone needed to stand up, but the hatred he instilled, that is so very prevalent, even today. His message was lost in anger, and the violence that preceded it, he could have been worthy of a stamp, but he took a wrong turn.