Thursday, February 19, 2015

Was Malcolm X assassinated by his own side? Or the FBI? Probably both.

"Was Malcolm your traitor or ours? And if we dealt with him like a nation deals with a traitor, what the hell business is it of yours? A nation has to be able to deal with traitors and cutthroats and turncoats." -- Louis Farrakhan.
We're coming up on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X. I watched a CNN piece on Malcolm the other night and one of the documents presented included this instruction to the FBI's New York office from J. Edgar Hoover: “Do something about Malcolm X.” From the Wikipedia citation:
Within days, the question of who bore ultimate responsibility for the assassination was being publicly debated. On February 23, James Farmer, the leader of the Congress of Racial Equality, announced at a news conference that local drug dealers, and not the Nation of Islam, were to blame. Others accused the NYPD, the FBI, or the CIA, citing the lack of police protection, the ease with which the assassins entered the Audubon Ballroom, and the failure of the police to preserve the crime scene.
In the 1970s, the public learned about COINTELPRO and other secret FBI programs established to infiltrate and disrupt civil rights organizations during the 1950s and 1960s.[193] John Ali, national secretary of the Nation of Islam, was identified as an FBI undercover agent. Malcolm X had confided to a reporter that Ali exacerbated tensions between him and Elijah Muhammad, and that he considered Ali his "archenemy" within the Nation of Islam leadership. Ali had a meeting with Talmadge Hayer, one of the men convicted of killing Malcolm X, the night before the assassination.
Some, including the Shabazz family, have accused Louis Farrakhan of involvement in Malcolm X's assassination. . .
Some have called me the "Malcolm X of the gun rights movement." I'm not sure if that's a compliment or an insult. Probably both. But it struck me while I was watching the CNN special that if I ever do turn up suddenly dead, that it wouldn't surprise me if it was at the hands of "one of his own" with the FBI's oily fingerprints all over it. It is what they have done in the past and frankly, they're not very bright about coming up with new ideas when push comes to shove regarding their bureaucratic reputation. Comey may be the smiling face of the "New FBI" but behind that mask they are at heart the same murderous secret police thugs they have ever been. In that, at least, they agree with Malcolm X's famous dictum: "By any means necessary."


RussianBear said...

Any idea what rifle Malcom X is holding in that picture? It has features reminiscent of an M1.(Rear sight/op rod handle), but the magazine tells me it's not a Garand. The magazines almost look like a couple of 10/22 banana mags.

Anonymous said...

The strange thing is, they had no problem with him when he was of the "pro-black/anti-white" ilk. ONLY after his ideas changed and realized that change will come when all races stick together to oust the ruling elite did he become a danger to the status-quo. And back then (I was only a kid) people tended to believe anything the Gov't/controlled media regurgitated. Like debating IF Oswald was the lone shooter.Now a much larger (but not all) part of the country is awake to their nonsense as could be seen by the immediate response by many to the killings of Michael Hastings, Breitbart, the Crowely's, etc. ad nauseum. And with that segment comes the knowledge that for every voice they murder, 5, 10, or even 20 will take there place. It also changes their game plan from being their usual covert to a far more overt type of action, which only ends up waking up even more of the populace. ..As for right this minute, if we're not getting their flak, then we must not be over the target. And their most powerful flak is murder. To me, that sounds like a desperate, losing team grabbing at straws

RussianBear said...

Never mind...found answer to my own question..M1 Carbine.

Oregon Hobo said...

Well Mr. Vanderboegh, if I were a government employee I might recognize that my personal interest lies in keeping you alive at least until my hypothetical retirement. I hear those threeper fellas are kinda paranoid and maybe a little craaaazy, so if one of their own died under even remotely questionable circumstances, more than a few might go looking for some payback "just in case".

If, for example, I caught word that a publicly-funded hit was rolling out on you, this would imply two important things.

1. If word has gotten to me, then it's likely gotten to others as well, and will continue to spread. While word of the specific agents involved is unlikely to spread, more general rumors as to the originating field office are much more likely.

2. If I've heard about it before it happened, that probably means that its origin is close enough to me to expose my very own tender hide to some splashback.

If I was smart for a .gov employee, that line of thinking might have me looking for a stick to throw in those spokes right fast. Folks have gotten a tad more irritable and less forgiving since the good ol days of Waco and Ruby Ridge.

Just sayin'.


Paul X said...

"I'm not sure if that's a compliment or an insult."

It's a compliment. Malcolm X was one of the good guys. Read "Autobiography of Malcolm X" if you haven't already.

Anonymous said...

'I watched a CNN piece on Malcolm the other night"

This was your first mistake. You willingly walked right into the trap.