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Monday, May 19, 2008

The X Man Had a Plan

In memory of El Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Malcolm X)

Now if we don’t go into the past and find out how we got this, we will think that we were always this way. And if you think we were always in the condition that you’re in right now, it’s impossible for you to have confidence in yourself. You become worthless, almost nothing…

But when you go back into the past and find out where you once were, Then you will know that you were not always at this level, that you once attained a higher level, that you once had made great achievements, made great contributions to society, to civilization, to science…You know that, if you once did it, you can do it again, you automatically get the incentive, the
inspiration and the energy to duplicate what our forefathers did.

--from "Malcolm X on African American History"

The X Man Had a Plan

by MacDaddy

The X-Man/ had a plan/ for an ebony people/
In a distant land/
He said, “Rise up/ take your stand.
Take your low-plight station, an abomination

To the people’s court/ to the United Nation.


Now listen, my children, and you shall hear
About the flame-throw preacher known far and near
I ain’t talking about an axe, no rock guitar
Ain’t talking about a soap but a bright-lit star
Ask any fine sister that’s on the go.
Ask any down brother you might know:
What leader in the movement had all together?
What brother in the sixties told the enemy never?
“Never will I give up. That you can bet.
You stole me from my own land
tried to make me forget.”
I was first of the first in human creation.

was king, I was queen, of my own African nation.”


The X-Man/had a plan/ for an ebony people
In a distant land.
He said, “Rise up/ Take a stand/
Take your low-plight station/ an abomination/
To the people’s court/ to the United Nation.”


Before Reagan left town, he told Bush, his boy,
“Say you’re tough on crime. That will get you far.”
“And when you get in office do the shuffle.
Cut the tax on the rich come hell or high water.”
Now Malcolm left us early, but he said it straight:
Get your own damn land, and let them integrate.”
“Take control of your future. Keep it in your hands.

Build schools, institutions for your children, and on your own free land.”



The X-Man/ had a plan/ for an ebony people/
In a distant land/
He said, “Rise up/ take your stand.
Take your low-plight station, an abomination
To the people’s court/ to the United Nation.

The X-Man-
He had a plan.


SagaciousHillbilly said...

"He lives night and day with the rats and the cockroaches and drowns himself with alcohol and anesthetizes himself with dope, to try and forget where and what he is. That Negro has given up all hope."

And all the political pandering, outreach programs, social manipulations and strategic gyrations have not changed a damn thing.
Untll we get someone in the White House who feels the pain, can take the strain and knows what is really happening in the urban ghettos and the rural hell holes nothing will change.

MacDaddy said...

sagacious: Well said. He was my number 1 hero. When he found out that the Honorable Elijah Muhammad had affairs with several young girls, getting them pregnant, and not taking care of them financially, when he shared this info with Mike Wallace, he never has going to be murdered. Still, he spoke the truth. They don't come like that today. Be well.

SagaciousHillbilly said...

No, they don't come like that today. You speak a simple but profound truth.