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Dave Swindle

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February 21, 2013 - 4:44 pm

Today I am inaugurating a new tradition. From now on whenever there is a Malcolm X-related anniversary I am going to do a blog post dedicated to telling the truth about who he really was and what cruel values he actually dedicated his life to promoting. Malcolm X was not a “black pride advocate” or a “civil rights leader” as the postmodern Marxist grad student teaching your undergraduate will claim. He was a career criminal, pathological liar, racist, black nationalist, and antisemite. He’s not just a hip Martin Luther King Jr but with guns the way Spike Lee’s films try and mythologize him. He was an evil man who lived a life of racial hatred, the polar opposite of the Christian love and color blind unity preached and lived by King.

Here’s an excerpt from an article I published here at PJ Lifestyle in November, The 15 Best Books for Understanding Barack Obama’s Mysterious Political Theology, regarding books to read to discover the reality of Malcolm Little, the  man behind the Myth of Malcolm X:

    

      

5. The Autobiography of Malcolm X as told to Alex Haley

6. Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention by Manning Marable

7. Dreams from my Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance by Barack Obama

8. Barack Obama: The Story by David Maraniss

Why do so many Democrats insist on giving Islam the benefit of the doubt? Even amongst many Republicans, the establishment narrative, set by George W. Bush, endures: Islam is “a religion of peace,” Al Qaeda is a fringe group of misinterpreters, Allah is the same god worshiped by Jews and Christians, and the Koran is just the Bible in Arabic, teaching universal love and compassion.

I bought this Big Lie about Islam for years. And looking back I wonder how much of it had to do with how my progressivism led to an unquestioning embrace of the mythology of Malcolm. In high school I loved The Autobiography of Malcolm X and watched Spike Lee’s film adaptation multiple times. Recall the ending: Malcolm doesn’t fully reject racism and become complete as a human being until he escapes the Nation of Islam, takes his hajj to Mecca, and renames himself El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz. Once outside of the evil, racist America Malcolm can see that within Islam whites could gain their humanity and become his brothers. Islam really could bring peace. Just look at Malcolm.

But multiple authors have debunked The Autobiography as fictional. (See my friend David Forsmark’s review of Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention and Bruce Perry’s Malcolm: The Life of a Man Who Changed Black America.)

Once one learns the truth about who Malcolm X really was, what the Nation of Islam preached then (and still does today), and the contents of the orthodox Islam Malcolm believed at death, then the only moral response is shame. And that’s what I feel today as I reflect back on the fact that for years a poster of an antisemitic conspiracy theorist hung tacked to my walls like a religious icon.

But Barack Obama never felt that embarrassing epiphany of realizing he’d based his life on a lie. According to Dreams from my Father, Obama discovered The Autobiography as a teenager. He then used the myth of Malcolm during his community organizer days as a symbol:

“Power! X Register to Vote Here”

“It’s a POWER thing! X Vote Tues Nov. 3″

That’s what the symbol of Malcolm X means and Obama knew how to use it: the misunderstood, oppressed proletariat can take power away from the corrupt conspiracy at the top that’s enslaved everyone. It’s a message that appeals to both the impoverished in the ghettos, and the spoiled, angsty, idealistic, upper-middle class high schooler growing up in white suburbia. And it too was a Big Lie. Power doesn’t come through voting in politicians who will give you healthcare and other free stuff.

Even Malcolm X’s admirers admit that The Autobiography is a lie. That’s why I picked Manning Marable’s more apologetic biography instead of Perry’s warts-and-all. And it’s why I insist every Barack Obama supporter really dig into the sympathetic Barack Obama: The Story by David Maraniss. Even the president’s admirers admit that Dreams from my Father bears little resemblance of Obama’s actual life.

What kind of man does that? Who writes an autobiography that’s not true in order to further their career? (Reminder: Benghazi.) What does that say about the man’s grasp of right and wrong that he would publish a book-length smashing of the 9th commandment to launch his Chicago political career?

It says that just like the pathological liar Malcolm X he rejects ethical monotheism, the foundation of Western civilization. As defined by Dennis Prager:

Ethical monotheism means two things:

1. There is one God from whom emanates one morality for all humanity.

2. God’s primary demand of people is that they act decently toward one another.

If all people subscribed to this simple belief—which does not entail leaving, or joining, any specific religion, or giving up any national identity—the world would experience far less evil.

Click To Find Out The Other 11 more illuminating Books Revealing Barack Obama’s Mysterious Political Theology

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David Swindle is the associate editor of PJ Media. He writes and edits articles and blog posts on politics, news, culture, religion, and entertainment. He edits the PJ Lifestyle section and the PJ columnists. Contact him at DaveSwindlePJM @ Gmail.com and follow him on Twitter @DaveSwindle. He has worked full-time as a writer, editor, blogger, and New Media troublemaker since 2009, at PJ Media since 2011. He graduated with a degree in English (creative writing emphasis) and political science from Ball State University in 2006. Previously he's also worked as a freelance writer for The Indianapolis Star and the film critic for WTHR.com. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and their Siberian Husky puppy Maura.

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The article alludes to, but does not state outright, that Malcolm X was not only NOT a "civil rights leader" but, as a spokesman for the Nation of Islam, he constantly and consistently derided and disparaged the entire civil rights movement, and Martin Luther King for leading it.

At the time Malcolm X was at the height of his career as a "spokesman," the NOI was demanding that several states be set aside for an all-black Bantustan---a position that was also enthusiastically endorsed by the American Nazi Party. The NOI despised the concept of integration, did not believe in civil rights, and thought black Americans foolish and deluded for pursuing them. I assume that this is still the NOI's position, though Farrakhan has modified his rhetoric in this regard to take advantage of whatever money or benefits can be extorted from the larger society.
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The article alludes to, but does not state outright, that Malcolm X was not only NOT a "civil rights leader" but, as a spokesman for the Nation of Islam, he constantly and consistently derided and disparaged the entire civil rights movement, and Martin Luther King for leading it.

At the time Malcolm X was at the height of his career as a "spokesman," the NOI was demanding that several states be set aside for an all-black Bantustan---a position that was also enthusiastically endorsed by the American Nazi Party. The NOI despised the concept of integration, did not believe in civil rights, and thought black Americans foolish and deluded for pursuing them. I assume that this is still the NOI's position, though Farrakhan has modified his rhetoric in this regard to take advantage of whatever money or benefits can be extorted from the larger society.
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Perhaps I have been too kind to Obama. I have said he is unable to distinguish between true and false. True is whatever helps him the most at the time. That is why he contradicts himself so frequently.

It really never occurred to me that someone could be so manipulative as to construct an entire false history for the sake of his career. Surely the press would unravel that pretty quickly. Oh, wait .....
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Perhaps I have been too kind to Obama. I have said he is unable to distinguish between true and false. True is whatever helps him the most at the time. That is why he contradicts himself so frequently.

It really never occurred to me that someone could be so manipulative as to construct an entire false history for the sake of his career. Surely the press would unravel that pretty quickly. Oh, wait .....
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As I've gotten older I admit I'm surprised at how many artists and public figures simply lie and mythologize themselves.

Drug memoirs of a life full of adventure are made up wholesale, famous songs plagiarized by the dozen, awards for artistic excellence given for everything but artistic excellence.

More extreme expressions of Islam lie. They don't do it cuz of taqiya, which to me is an overblown myth, or because they're dishonest. They do it because they are similar to PC liberals. They lack any tools that would result in self-criticism, such as a simple unifying principle. In place of a principle is Islam, an identity. Islam is always right in much the same way as women, gays and minorities are always right in the Dem Party, even when they are clearly racist and bigoted.

Never underestimate how many naive morons are led by con men rather than viewing them simply as people you disagree with. Disagreement requires a principle you agree on, such as water is wet and that lying does not come with a booklet of qualifiers and mitigations based on skin and gender.
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As I understand it, he had grown terribly disillusioned with the Democrat Party too.
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I had wanted to not comment as I am still uncomfortable with this new format.
However, having read this column, it made me think back to those days of his death. I was fourteen and if I remember correctly the newspapers were awash in the details of his murder. All but overlooked was the basis for the murder itself. If I remember the details accurately, this was nothing more than a murder instigated by Elijah Muhammed although he was never charged. It stemmed from a break by Malcolm X from the Nation of Islam and the schism that rupture was creating in the New York Harlem temple. He was everything thing you bring out but I don't think you emphasize enough the level of racism both within the NOI and also within Malcolm X. True to form, he has been idealized by both the NOI as well as progressives. The left doesn't seem to realize that they were nothing more than useful tools of a very radical organization.
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