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IS HE JUST TOO CONTROVERSIAL?
by Sharon Rondeau
(Jan. 22, 2013) — A company has manufactured canvas prints and note cards depicting the trio of Barack Obama, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. An artist drew them together on Monday, January 21, the day designated as a federal holiday to observe Dr. King’s birthday, as Obama reportedly took his oath of office on a King family Bible.
King was a civil rights leader who grew up in the segregated South and was assassinated in 1968. Malcolm X worked for civil rights for blacks in what he saw as a racist nation. King and Malcolm X were born several years apart and had known each other, having met on the steps of the U.S. Capitol in 1964. Their names are often linked by members of the black community. Malcolm X was assassinated on February 21, 1965 at the Audubon Hotel in Harlem.
Although initially at odds with one another’s philosophy, Malcolm had agreed just before his death that King’s peaceful methods in attaining they equality blacks sought could be effective. A play was written about what an informal meeting between the two might have been like.
Dr. King’s widow, Coretta Scott King, said in an interview in 1988 that she believed her husband and Malcolm could have been “a force for reconciliation and healing” of large numbers of black people.
King was a Christian pastor, while Malcolm converted to Islam while serving a federal prison sentence during the 1950s and became a spokesman for the Nation of Islam. Both “had a dream.” Both King and Malcolm had spent time in jail.
Grudgingly, the mainstream media has acknowledged questions over Obama’s purported long-form birth certificate, which has been declared a forgery by a law enforcement investigation with the request for a congressional investigation. Whether or not Obama was born in the United States is only one factor in determining whether he meets the constitutional requirement of “natural born Citizen” outlined in Article II, Section 1, clause 5 of the Constitution.
A cmmon understanding is that a person born in the country is a “natural born Citizen,” although Obama’s biography stated for 16 years that he was born in the country of Kenya before it was altered in 2007 to say that he was born in Hawaii.
Malcolm X became a Muslim while in prison, and in 1964 traveled to the Middle East, where he saw Muslims of all races worshiping together. Like Obama in 2009, Malcolm visited Cairo, Egypt and many other Muslim countries, coming to be known as the “Muslim from America.” Non-Muslims are traditionally not permitted to enter the Grand Mosque, but an exception was reportedly made for Obama.
But was it an exception?
Obama has traveled to many of the same countries that Malcolm did. Was Obama’s trip to Mecca a “pilgrimage” of sorts?
Malcolm had reportedly said, “America needs to understand Islam, because this is the one religion that erases the race problem from its society.”
In 2008, Obama referred to his “Muslim faith” to ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, with Stephanopoulos prompting Obama to correct himself to say “My Christian faith.”
Malcolm had spoken about “chickens coming home to roost,” as did Obama’s former pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, who taught Black Liberation Theology in his church, which the Obamas attended for at least two decades before distancing themselves from Wright during the 2008 campaign.
Are Obama’s “chickens” coming home to roost?
Obama and Malcolm both went to the United Nations to solve problems.
King had written in a letter from jail that he had opposed communism, although Obama has embraced the “spreading around” of wealth to the point where wealthy Americans are forfeiting their citizenship and leaving the country. Malcolm might have been a socialist, and Obama has arguably demonstrated a commitment to a socialist agenda.
King advocated non-violence, while Malcolm used the term “by any means necessary” to achieve his objectives. Obama has embraced both non-violence and violence, if deemed necessary to “defend his nation.”
While Obama has spoken of Dr. King in a proclamation and at a memorial opening for King last year, as the White House website extols King’s work, there is no mention of Malcolm X’s contributions to the civil rights movement, influential though he was. Why not?
Was Malcolm too much of a “provacateur?”
Would a biological connection between Malcolm and Obama have caused a change in identity so that Obama could enter politics without anyone knowing his true past, which might have been too controversial for him to be elected to public office?
Has Pen Johansson been too busy to write for the last two months?
Where did Malia get her long, thin face?
Why does Obama have an apparent Connecticut Social Security number, alleged forgeries for birth certificates, a fraudulent Selective Service registration, and tell varying stories about his mother and other things in his past?
A street in Harlem and numerous schools have been named for Malcolm X. Many streets and several schools have been named for King. Numerous schools were renamed for Barack Obama. But what if that is not his real name?
What if it is “Bari Malik Shabazz?”
Is Obama’s occupation of the White House a continuation of King and Malcolm’s crusades against racism?
Malcolm “inspired” blacks to form The Black Panthers in the mid-1960s. Members of a spinoff group, The New Black Panthers, were not prosecuted by Eric Holder’s Department of Justice after blatant voter intimidation in the 2008 election.
Why does Obama not speak of Malcolm X?