We as African American Men and women, proficient in the art of taking every sick, funeral and vacation day readily available, should all be up in arms at the fact that we...children of the oppressed, progeny of downtrodden slaves subjected to inhuman treatment and sale on the auction block, STILL in the post abolitionist era, have to work on May 19th.
That's right, Malcolm X's Birthday, May 19th 1925, is still not considered a National Holiday...and it's that nigga Martin Luther King's fault.
Tako: Oh snap.
Now I know this may seem a bit of a shock to you all, but aside from being quintessential dick heads, the Bros are well versed and well read investigative journalists...OK, maybe we aren't, but we are smart and we do read good [sic]. LOL.
This being said, I would like to educate you all a bit beyond the typical bullshit "rainbows and unicorns, women who don't cheat on you" fairytale world where Martin Luther King and Malcolm X give each other black solidarity fist bumps and pose for pictures and T-shirts. That's right, these strong black leaders hated each other, and while the Reverend Doctor was....
Tako: What was that nigga a Doctor of anyway?
Show: Theology or something...now shut up...
While the Reverend Doctor was busy preaching non violence, Malcom X was off calling him a bitch, statements to which I'm sure Martin Luther King secretly responded "Fuck this hatin ass nigga malcolm and everybody in his swine free house! " Sound surprising? It shouldn't, because when it comes down to it, the two brothas had entirely different philosophies. Don't get me wrong though, this is not to say this Malcolm-Martin Dichotomy is a battle between a whitewashed buppy and a militant hood figga. Let me reiterate...Malcolm and Martin were both real NIGGAS.
Both had street credibility (Aka went to jail).
Malcolm toted an AK.
Martin luther King liked to have orgies and loveeeeeeed getting head. What nigga doesnt? See Quote Below.
In his 1991 memoir, Breaking Barriers, journalist Carl Rowan writes that in 1964 congressman John Rooney told him that he and his congressional committee had heard J. Edgar Hoover play an audiotape of an apparent orgy held in King's Washington hotel suite.In his account of the same episode, civil rights historian Taylor Branch attributes a couple more quotes to King: "I'm fucking for God!" and "I'm not a Negro tonight!" --(Cecil Adams, www.thestraightdope.com, accessed May 2003.)
Most importantly, these niggas had beef. like Biggie and Pac, or the Kardasian sisters way before TMZ and the National Enquirer existed to hype shit like this up.
In an article with Louis Lomax from 1963, Malcom can be seen pretty much ensuring that no matter how many "white people friendly" photos he took with MArtin Luther fellatio King, he would never ...eva eva eva eva eva....get his own Holiday. Can we say, "when keepin it real goes wrong?"
Louis Lomax: Reverend Martin Luther King teaches a doctrine of nonviolence. What is your attitude toward this philosophy?
MALCOLM X: The white man supports Reverend Martin Luther King, subsidizes Reverend Martin Luther King, so that Reverend Martin Luther King can continue to teach the Negroes to be defenseless. That's what you mean by nonviolent. Be[ing] defenseless in the face of one of the most cruel beasts that has ever taken people into captivity... A hundred years ago they used to put on a white sheet and use a bloodhound against Negroes. Today they have taken off the white sheet and put on police uniforms and traded in the bloodhounds for police dogs, and they're still doing the same thing. Just as Uncle Tom, back during slavery used to keep the Negroes from resisting the bloodhound or resisting the Ku Klux Klan by teaching them to love their enemies or pray for those who use them despitefully, today Martin Luther King is just a twentieth-century or modern Uncle Tom or religious Uncle Tom, who is doing the same thing today to keep Negroes defenseless in the face of attack that Uncle Tom did on the plantation to keep those Negroes defenseless in the face of the attack of the Klan in that day.
Now the goal of Dr. Martin Luther King is to give Negroes a chance to sit in a segregated restaurant beside the same white man who has brutalized them for four hundred years. The goal of Martin Luther King is to get the Negroes to forgive the people the people who have brutalized them for four hundred years, by lulling them to sleep and making them forget what those whites have done to them, but the masses of black people today don't go for what Martin Luther King is putting down.
Yep. So there you have it. Malcolm X left the white man and the remnants of his institutional racism no choice but to pretend he didn't exist and throw his legacy into a bucket alongside Huey P. Newton, Jesse Jackson and other important figures who gave all too important "Fuck you"'s to the black fearing world. You think Obama would've gotten elected if he had said "Fuck MLK with his fat, out of shape, womanizing ass?" No he wouldn't...but he was smart enough not to and as a reward, one day, he will get his only holiday, most likely in place of MLK day because he, unlike Dr. Kaaang, doesnt have facial hair, never went to jail and doesn't like to have presidential orgies.
Keeping all these things in mind, I would like to say to the Late Great Malcolm X, Fuck you. Not only did you try to deny us the pleasure of buxom white females and the deliciousness of pork rinds, you also haddddddd to hate on the nigga Martin, thereby giving us one day off from work instead of two. Bitch. We still love you though, no homo.
Black power fist bump, Jersey Shore Fist Pump.
-Showrocka P. Newton