Oct 19, 2006

When I saw this picture of Condi and Abu Mazan, taken during Condi's most recent Mid East venture, a speech by El-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz (Malcolm X) came to mind. Malcolm contrasts the “House Negro” with the “Field Negro”. Malcolm makes it clear that he and the masses, the oppressed, are from the field.

These two "leaders" are definitley not coming from the field.

Excerpted from his speech, Message to the Grassroots, delivered on 10 Nov, 1963 in Detroit, Michigan.

…back during slavery… There was two kinds of slaves. There was the house Negro and the field Negro. The house Negroes - they lived in the house with master, they dressed pretty good, they ate good 'cause they ate his food -- what he left. They lived in the attic or the basement, but still they lived near the master; and they loved their master more than the master loved himself. They would give their life to save the master's house quicker than the master would. The house Negro, if the master said, "We got a good house here," the house Negro would say, "Yeah, we got a good house here." Whenever the master said "we," he said "we." That's how you can tell a house Negro…

(originally posted a few weeks ago but some how the entry was lost. thanks to the AngryIndian for posting it - RX)

3 comments:

Billy said...

Its more than a little ironic to see the following written on this blog on Tuesday,

"It's a welcome contrast to the mean-spirited comments and personal attacks that often pass for political critique, especially on the web."

And then to see this "mean-spirited" "personal attack" "pass[ing] for political critique" just two days later.

outlawsrenaissance said...

this is a little silly. its makes as much sense as calling Bush a "house cracker". Its their house! Rice is acting in her own self interest, both short and long term, as opposed to the example of the "house negro". besides that, send me you email. I had wanted to congratulate you on the Fire beating New England the other day.

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