Malcolm X on White Guilt and the Exploitation of Black Lives

A ‘friend’ on Facebook shared the following quote today from, Malcolm X:

The worst enemy that the Negro have [sic] is this white man that runs around here drooling at the mouth professing to love Negros and calling himself a liberal, and it is following these white liberals that has perpetuated problems that Negros have. If the Negro wasn’t taken, tricked or deceived by the white liberal, then Negros would get together and solve our own problems. I only cite these things to show you that in America, the history of the white liberal has been nothing but a series of trickery designed to make Negros think that the white liberal was going to solve our problems. Our problems will never be solved by the white man.[1]

Of course, the Christian progressives, and even some evanjellybellies who I know, believe this whole trope is totally out of context and unnecessarily inciting to be shared for public consumption. I had one guy (who I had been meaning to block for awhile) troll by (which is the only way he ever comments) and tell me that I had totally disregarded the broader militant context within which X makes this statement. But I hadn’t disregarded that. Not only that, X was not a static person; like most people he is a dynamic, and even paradoxical human being, who moves and grows in understanding. Indeed, X, when the spokesperson for the Nation of Islam (NOI), was very militant. But he eventually saw through the NOI’s duplicitous nature and their involvement with the US government, and departed; although that was at the behest of the ‘Honorable Elijah Mohammed.’ Once Malcolm departed he ‘converted’ to an orthodox form of Islam, and jettisoned his militant ways and policies. Beyond that, though, as part of his conversion, he also was starting to expose the inner-workings of the NOI. He was assassinated for this.

The point of the quote from X is intended to highlight what continues to take place today. Black Lives Matters, Antifa, and other embedded entities continue to make an attempt at exploiting the black community. Malcolm saw through this way back in the 60s, and nothing has changed. I.e. The black community would be exploited by entities that don’t care about black lives, ultimately. Yes, there are useful idiots (‘white guilt’) who believe that movements like BLM have the lives of black people as their motivation. But when we see and hear about the actual intent and alignments that BLM has (i.e. with Antifa et al.), it is clear that their goal is to divide and conquer the Republic.

What becomes difficult to stomach are Christians who sign on with ‘social justice’ movements that are given shape by Marxist/Communist/Socialist ideology, which have nothing whatsoever to do with the power of God (cf. Rom 1.16). Where is the discernment; where is the Spirit? Christians, of all people, should know that the problem isn’t skin color, or its politicization; Christians should know that the problem for each and every one of us is that we have hearts that are easily deceived. Christians should know that the problem is that we are in need of new hearts, and that out of that new heart, out of the new creation of Christ’s humanity, the unity (in diversity) we seek is provided for under the pressures given in the economy of the living God in Christ. Systemic change does need to come. But that only comes, for the Christian, as we bear witness to the reality of the Kingdom of God in Christ. It does not come when we sell out the Gospel to social constructs and theories that only and always lead back to the incurved heart of humanity (homo in se incurvatus). There is power and unity in the shed blood of Jesus Christ, and nowhere else. Build on that reality, and not the Marxist AntiChrist ideology that seeks to impose a pseudo-harmony based upon an atheistic premise and superstructure.

[1] Friend on Facebook.


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