Nah. White people twisted his words and stripped him until he was known as a blush toy that says “I have a dream” when you pull the string.
But when I look back on Malcolm X’s beliefs in his early days his views were way more sensible. People labeled him an…
Malcolm X said while MLK was having a dream black people were living though a nightmare and that is still the case till this day. We can’t expect peaceful protest and “forgiving and forgetting” to get us anywhere.
In order to kill people with kindness they must have a conscious and as we have seen for centuries now white people don’t have one. Black people were taught to fear, respect, and obey white people through sheer violence so how can you combat that with being a pacifist.
Black people have been so brainwashed with whiteness that even in the face of our on systemic death we still have pity on white people’s soul.
MLK also ended up saying that he feared he was integrating his people into a burning house. Malcolm X had said that white liberals should be the most feared group because they consistently say they’re allies but tell black people to wait, stay calm, etc. We know where racists stand. They’re violent, they’re in your face, etc. But the people who say “well I agree with you but it’s not THAT bad” or “well if you stopped being so violent you could get your rights” are the people to be feared.
MLK ended up making that burning house statement later on in his career because he began to see his people facing violence while maintaining being passive and it just wasn’t working. Like the difference between the lunch counter protests is that sitting there WAS in and of itself an act of violence. It disrupted people’s days, it created a space where white people couldn’t sit, and it HAD to be confronted.
MLK also ended up having to reevaluate his stance in regards to the Vietnam War. I believe it was him who made the comment that as he was here in the US talking about peace conquering all, black people were being drafted into the War where they were forced to fight and were coming back saying “If peace is the answer why are we at war?” and he just flat out didn’t have a good answer to that. How could he legitimately tell black people not to raise a hand against someone wishing their death, when their own nation was overseas bombing countries into submission? How could he say peace conquers all when we were killing people abroad?