Malcolm X Knew | Chris Hedges

Malcolm X 1965Malcolm X, two weeks before he was murdered in 1965

I just read an article written by Mr. Chris Hedges, “Malcom X Was Right About America”, and I couldn’t help but realizing not only that Malcolm X was prophetic, but that we are still unable to face our mistakes, and are still willing to be the cannon fodder of a decaying empire. And I quote:

“We are the nation Malcolm knew us to be. Human beings can be redeemed. Empires cannot. Our refusal to face the truth about empire, our refusal to defy the multitudinous crimes and atrocities of empire, has brought about the nightmare Malcolm predicted. And as the Digital Age and our post-literate society implant a terrifying historical amnesia, these crimes are erased as swiftly as they are committed.”

“Malcolm, like James Baldwin, understood that only by facing the truth about who we are as members of an imperial power can people of color, along with whites, be liberated. This truth is bitter and painful. It requires an acknowledgment of our capacity for evil, injustice and exploitation, and it demands repentance. But we cling like giddy children to the lies we tell ourselves about ourselves. We refuse to grow up. And because of these lies, perpetrated across the cultural and political spectrum, liberation has not taken place. Empire devours us all.”

It is devouring us all: http://www.amazon.com/11-Truth-Implications-S-Guzman-C-ebook/dp/B00GEIKLPQ/

You can read the whole article here: http://www.truthdig.com/ or google it.

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