Malcolm X and self defense

Yesterday, Trump’s national security adviser, HR McMaster, said that North Korea is “the greatest immediate threat to the United States. I think it’s increasing every day, which means that we are in a race, really, we are in a race to be able to solve this problem” (here). This comes as RT is reporting that “North Korea is ready to sit at the negotiating table for peace talks if it is recognized as a nuclear power, the Russian delegation to Pyongyang said, adding that the North claims that it was forced to be aggressive and will not stop its nuclear program”. Meanwhile tomorrow, Monday, the US and South Korea are going to begin a week of massive military exercises in and around the Korean peninsular; which is a bit like lighting a match in a room flooded with petrol. Both Russia and China have asked the US to postpone these military exercises, but the US has refused to do so. Will the psychos in Washington start a war with North Korea? Tune in this time next week to find out.

Exactly 53 years ago today, Malcolm X took part in an Oxford Union Debate, in the UK. To his admirers, Malcolm X was a courageous advocate for the rights of blacks, a man who indicted white America in the harshest terms for its crimes against black Americans; whilst detractors accused him of preaching racism and violence. The motion for the OU Debate was “Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is No Vice; Moderation in the Pursuit of Justice is No Virtue” (I should add that I don’t agree with the stance that repression should be resisted by violent means). Here’s an excerpt from the speech that Malcolm X gave on December 3rd 1964…

If interested, the complete Oxford Union debate can be found here. The debate starts 17 minutes into the audio.

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