Malcolm X delivers a speech entitled God's Solution to America's Race Problem at the Ford Hall Forum in 1963
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Malcolm X, also known as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, was an American Black Muslim minister and a one-time spokesman for the Nation of Islam. After leaving the Nation of Islam in 1964, he went on a pilgrimage, the Hajj, to Mecca and became a Sunni Muslim; he also founded the Muslim Mosque, Inc. and the Organization of Afro-American Unity. Less than a year later, he was assassinated in Washington Heights on the first day of National Brotherhood Week.
In the name of Allah, the beneficent, the merciful, to whom all praiseis due, whom we forever thank for giving us as our leader and teacher, the onewho is in America today and the person of the most honorable and humble ElijahMuhammad. Mr. Moderator and to our other distinguished guests, our brothersand sisters, our friends, and also our enemies, the honorable Elijah Muhammadteaches us that it was the evil sins of slavery that caused the downfall anddestruction of Ancient Egypt, Ancient Babylon, and Ancient Rome. It was the evilsins of colonialism, 19th century slavery, European style, that is causing thecollapse as World Powers of the white nations in Europe today. We of thispresent generation are witnessing how America's enslavement of millions ofblacks in this country is now bringing America to her hour of judgment, to herdownfall as a respected nation. And even those who are blind with child likepatriotism can see that it is only a matter of time when America also will be utterlydestroyed by her own sins and all traces of her former glory removed from this planet.The honorable Elijah Muhammad teaches that as it was in the case of the slaveempires in the Ancient, in modern past America's judgment and destruction willalso be brought about by the divine will and the divine power of all mighty God.America's worse crime is her hypocrisy. White America pretends to ask herself,"what do the Negroes want?" While White America knows that 400 years of cruelbondage have made these 20 million Negroes too blind mentally to know whatthey really want. White America should be asking herself, "what does God wantfor the 20 million ex-slaves". And who will make White America know what it isthat God wants. Who will present God's plan to White America? What is God'ssolution to the problem caused by the unwanted presence of 20 million blackpeople here in White America? And who will present God's solution? We, theMuslims who follow the honorable Elijah Muhammad, here in America believewhole-heartedly in the God of justice. We believe in the creator whose divinepower and laws of justice, created and still sustains this vast universe. Webelieve in the all-wise supreme being. The great God who is called Jehovah bythe Jews, who is called Christ by the Christians, but we who are Muslims knowhim by his true name, Allah.The honorable Elijah Muhammad teaches us that Allah is the true name of thedivine Supreme Being. We who are Muslims believe in the religion described inthe Arabic language by the word Islam. Islam is an Arabic word that meanscomplete submission to God's will or obedience to God's guidance. This religionthat teaches us submission to God's will and obedience to God's guidancemakes it easy for us to walk the path of truth, righteousness, and peace. Muslimis an Arabic word that is used to describe those whose religion is Islam. A Muslimis one who practices complete submission and obedience to God's will. Byteaching us the religion of Islam and making us live the life of a Muslim, thehonorable Elijah Muhammad is turning hundreds of thousands of AmericanNegroes away from drunkenness, away from drug addiction, away from tobacco,stealing, lying, cheating, gambling, profanity, rudeness, boisterousness, filth,fornication, adultery, and many of the other acts of immorality that have becomealmost inseparable from this Western Christian society.As Muslims, we believe in the one God, whose proper name is Allah. We believethat this one God has only one religion, the religion of Islam, the religion ofobedience to one God. We believe that we are now living at the end of time inprophecy fulfillment when this one God is going to use his one religion toestablish one world here on this planet called Earth. The world of Islam or Muslimworld, which only means one world of universal brotherhood that will be foundedupon the principles of truth, freedom, justice equality, righteousness and peace.Before God can set up his new world which will be established on the principlesof truth, righteousness, and brotherhood, he himself must first destroy this evilWestern World which practices falsehood, slavery, and thrives on immorality.And the hour of judgment and doom is on America. For the evil seeds of slaveryand hypocrisy that she has sown and God himself has declared that no one shallescape the doom of this Western world except those who accept Allah as God,Islam as his only religion, and the honorable Elijah Muhammad as his lastmessenger to the 20 millions lost sheep who are called Negroes here in America.God himself has declared that the honorable Elijah Muhammad is your onlymeans of escape. You ridicule the honorable Elijah Muhammad because of hislack of education and his cotton field origin in Georgia.You choose to listen to the Negro civil rights leaders, little puppets whom youyourself have trained in your institutions. Negroes whom you have set up asspokesman for your ex-slaves. And these so called spokesmen do nothing butparrot for you that which they already know you want to hear. And you are naiveenough to believe what they say. Pharaoh also opposed Moses. Pharaoh hiredhis trained magicians, to deceive the slaves into thinking that Moses was a hateteacher, an extremist, who was advocating some kind of racial supremacy,simply because Moses was trying to restore into his own people their lost culture,their lost identity, their lost racial dignity.The same as the honorable Elijah Muhammad is trying to do among the Negroex-slaves in this modern house of bondage today. In fact the honorable ElijahMuhammad is a modern David, and like ancient David the honorable ElijahMuhammad has refused the carnal weapons of this wicked world. And armedonly with a slingshot and stones of truth, the honorable Elijah Muhammad isbattering the head of this modern Goliath- Giant America, with a doctrine that nohelmet of falsehood can withstand. And it is only a matter of time before thegospel of truth, this gospel of truth will make this Giant of falsehood topple andfall forever. The honorable Elijah Muhammad teaches us to believe in Allah, tobelieve in all the prophets, including Jesus, to believe in all the scriptures, tobelieve in the resurrection of the dead; not the physical dead, not the resurrectionof the physical dead, but the resurrection of the mentally dead Negroes here inthis country. He teaches us to believe in the judgment day and also the doomsday, which only means the judgment of this wicked white world and its doom ordestruction by the hand of God. But he preaches forgiveness and salvation forthe innocent slaves who have been made so mentally blind, deaf, and dumb bythe slave master that no just God could condemn the American Negroes for theirsinful ignorant behavior.When the honorable Elijah Muhammad says end of the world, he does not meanthe end of the earth. He's referring to the end of a race or world of people, andtheir removal from this earth; the removal of their world. And there are manyworlds here on this earth: the Buddhist world, the Hindu world, the Jewish world,the Christian world, the Muslim world, the capitalist world, socialist world,communist world, eastern world, western world, dark world, and white world.There are many worlds. Which of these many worlds has come to the end of itsrole? Which of these many worlds has come to the end of its time? You needonly look around you at the signs, and you will agree, that it's the end of time forthe western world. The end of time for the Christian world, the end of time for the white world.The time has ended when the white world can exercise unilateral authority andcontrol over the dark world. The independence and power of the dark world is onthe increase. And it is the rise of the dark world that is causing the fall of thewhite world. As the white man looses his power to oppress and exploit the wealthof the dark world, the white man's power decreases. The white man's worlddecreases. It is on its way down. It is on its way out. And it is the will and thepower of God himself that is bringing an end to the power of the white world. Youand I were born at a turning point in history, we are witnessing the fulfillment ofprophecy. This present generation has already witnessed the end of colonialism,the end of Europeanism, the end of western-ism, or white-ism, the end of white supremacy.The honorable Elijah Muhammad says that the end of the world only means theend of a certain power. The end of colonialism means the end of the power or theworld of the colonizing. The end of Europeanism ends the world of the Europeanor the power of Europeans. And the end of white-ism ends the power or the worldof the white man. Judgment day is the final hour, when God himself sits in theseat of justice and judges these nations or worlds according to the deeds theycommitted and the seeds they sowed when they themselves sat in the seat ofpower. According to the Christian's Bible, Judgment Day is that hour when Godwill cause those who led others into captivity to go into captivity themselves.Those who killed others with the sword to be killed by the sword of justice,themselves. Justice means that the wicked must reap the fruit or the harvest ofthe evil deeds they have planted.White America must receive justice according to her own historic deeds, so shallshe be judged. Where will this divine disaster or divine execution take place? Allthe prophets of the past listed America as number one, among the guilty nationsthat would be too proud and too blind to repent and to atone when God's lastmessenger is raised here in her midst to warn her. American's last chance, herlast warning is coming from the lips of the honorable Elijah Muhammad today.Accept him and be saved. Reject him and be damned. And it is written that WhiteAmerica will reject him. And it is written that you will be damned. And you will bedoomed. And the prophets who write these prophecies are never wrong in theirdivine predictions.White America refuses to reflect. White America refuses to study. And WhiteAmerica refuses to learn a lesson from history. Ancient Egypt didn't have to bedestroyed, but her corrupt government, the crooked politicians caused herdestruction by hiring magicians to fool the Hebrews into thinking that they wouldsoon be integrated into the main stream of Egypt's life. These crookedgovernment officials didn't want the Hebrews to heed Moses' message ofseparation; separation was God's solution to the Egyptian race problem. Inopposing Moses, these magicians were actually opposing the Hebrew God. Inlike manner, magicians today, posing as Negro leaders and Negro spokesmenare hired and supported by this American government, by white liberals tooppose the honorable Elijah Muhammad. Their job is to make our people thinkintegration into this American society will solve all of our problems. But thehonorable Elijah Muhammad says the only permanent solution to America's raceproblem is the complete separation of these 20 million ex-slaves from our formerslave masters and the return of these ex-slaves to our own land, where we canthen live in peace among our own people.The government is working with Negro civil rights leaders, but not to solve therace problem. The greedy politicians who run the government give lip service tothe civil rights struggle only to further their own selfish interests. And their maininterest as politicians is to stay in power. In this crooked game of power politicshere in America, the Negro, namely the race problem, integration, civil rightsissue, are all nothing but tools used by the whites who call themselves liberalsagainst another group of whites who call themselves conservatives either to getinto power or to retain power. Among whites here in America, the political teamsare no longer divided into Democrats and Republicans. The whites who are nowstruggling for control of the American political throne are divided into liberal andconservative camps. The white liberals from both parties cross party lines to worktogether towards the same goal. And white conservatives from both parties dolikewise. The white liberal differ from the white conservative only in one way; theliberal is more deceitful, more hypocritical, than the conservative. Both wantpower, but the white liberal is the one who has perfected the art of posing as theNegro's friend and benefactor. And by winning the friendship and support of theNegro, the white liberal is able to use the Negro as a pawn or weapon in thispolitical football game that is constantly raging between the white liberals and thewhite conservatives. The American Negro is nothing but a political football, andthe white liberals control this ball through tricks or tokenism, false promises ofintegration and civil rights. In this game of deceiving and using the AmericanNegro, the white liberals have complete cooperation of the Negro's civil rightsleaders who sell our people out for a few crumbs of token recognition, tokengains, token progress.In the New York Tribune, in an editorial dated February the 5th, 1960, theypointed out that out of 11 million qualified Negro voters, only 2 million 7 hundredthousand actually take time to vote. This means that roughly speaking only 3million out of the 11 million Negroes who are qualified to vote take an active part.And the remaining 8 million remain voluntarily inactive. And yet it is this smallminority, the 3 million Negro voters who help determine who will be the nextpresident. If who will be the next president can be influenced by 3 million Negrovoters, it is easy to see why the presidential candidates of both political partiesput on such a false show with the civil rights bill and promises of integration.They must impress the 3 million voting Negroes who are the actual integrationseekers. And if so much fuss is made over these 3 million integration seekers,what would the presidential candidates have to do to appease the 8 million non-voting Negroes. If they ever decided to become politically active, they hold thebalance of power. Who are the 8 million nonvoting Negroes? What do they want?And why don't they vote? The 3 million Negro voters are the so called middleclass Negroes or high class Negroes or uppity Negroes, who are referred to bythe late Howard University sociology professor E. Franklin Frasier as the blackbourgeoisie, who have been educated to think as patriotic individualists with noracial pride whatsoever, who believe in and look forward to the future integrated,intermarried society that is constantly being promised to them by the Negropolitician. And therefore this integration minded 3 million minority remain anactive part of the white controlled political parties. But it must never be overlooked that this 3 million Negro integration seekers are only a small minority ofthe 11 million qualified Negro voters.The 8 million nonvoting Negroes are the majority, the downtrodden blackmasses. They have refused to vote. They refuse to take a part in politics becausethey reject the Uncle Tom approach of the clergy politician leadership that hasbeen hand picked for the so called Negroes by the white man himself. This clergypolitician leadership does not speak for the Negro majority. They don't speak forthe black masses. They speak for the black bourgeoisie, the brainwashed whiteminded middle class minority, who because they are ashamed of their race,because they are ashamed of being black and don't want to be identified withblack, they are seeking to lose this black identity by mixing and mingling andintermarrying and integrating with the white society. The race problem cannot besolved by listening to the white minded brainwashed minority. The white manmust try to learn what the black majority wants. The President would be wise totry and learn what the black masses want and the only way to find this out is bylistening to the man who speaks for the black masses. And I can declare to youtonight and to the entire world that the man here in America who speaks for themajority, the downtrodden, dissatisfied black masses, is the same man who somany thousands of our people are flocking toward to see and hear, the same Mr.Muhammad who is labeled by you as a black supremacist and as a racist and asan extremist.If the 3 million middle class Negroes are casting their ballots for integration andintermarriage, what do the non-voting black masses who are in the majoritywant? Find out what the black masses want and then perhaps America's graverace problem can be solved. Think how the President got into his office, by only ascant margin. And how many political governors do you know who hold theirpolitical seat, some by less then 10 thousand votes. You have a good example ofthat right here in your own state house; then you can better understand theimportance the white liberals place upon their control of the block voting Negrominority. These white liberals are the ones who hate and oppose the honorableElijah Muhammad the most. They are hypocrites; they know that their presentposition and the power structure stems only from their ability to deceive andexploit the Negro, economically as well as politically. They also know that thehonorable Elijah Muhammad's divine message will make the Negro wake up andmake the Negro clean up and make the Negro stand up. And they know thatonce the honorable Elijah Muhammad is able to resurrect the Negro from hismental grave of ignorance by teaching him the truth about himself and the truthabout his enemy, the Negro will then be able to see for himself and think forhimself and speak for himself. Once the Negro is exposed to the honorable ElijahMuhammad's divine message, he will no longer allow himself to be used by whiteliberals as a blind and helpless football in the white man's crooked game ofpower politics. Let us take a quick examination of some of the methods, thestrategy employed by white liberals to harness and exploit the political potentialenergies of the so called Negro in America.The crooked politicians in Washington D.C. always make a big noise over theproposed civil rights legislation. By blowing up the civil rights issue, this lendsstature to the Negro civil rights leaders. And once the image of these Negro civilrights leaders has been built up, way beyond there proper proportion, thesesame Negro civil rights leaders are then used to influence and control the Negrovoters for the benefit of the white politicians who pose as liberals and who poseas the friend of the Negro. The white liberals control the Negroes and the Negrovote by controlling the Negro civil rights leaders. As long as they control theNegroes' civil rights leader, they can also control and contain the Negroes'struggle. They can control the Negroes so called revolt and I must point out righthere, there's no such thing as a Negro revolution. There's a black revolution, butnot a Negro revolution. Who ever heard of a nonviolent revolution? Who everheard of a peaceful revolution? Who ever heard of revolutionaries standing uplike chumps with locked arms singing, "We Shall Overcome"? Who ever heard ofa revolution based on a desegregated lunch counter and a desegregated theatreand a desegregated public park and a desegregated toilet, which they call publicaccommodation? Revolutions are based on land, and they are brought about bythe landless against the landlord. The Negro revolution is controlled by whiteliberals. As the Negro revolution is controlled by white liberals, it's controlled bythe government. But the black revolution is controlled by God.Here in America the Black revolution is best seen in the teachings and theaccomplishments of the honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Muslims whofollow him. America is that last strong hold of white supremacy. And the Blackrevolution, not the Negro revolution, the Black revolution is international in natureand it's international in scope and it is sweeping down upon American like araging forest fire and it is only a matter of time before America will be engulfed bythese Black flames, these Black fire brands.Whenever an uncontrollable forest fire is roaring down upon the farmhouse, theonly way the farmer can fight that forest fire is by building a back fire, a fire thathe himself can control. And he then uses this controlled fire to fight the fire that israging beyond his control. Here in American the Black revolution, thatuncontrollable forest fire, is represented by the teachings and the works of thehonorable Elijah Muhammad. This man of God can not be controlled in anywayby the white man and he will not compromise in anyway with the wrongs that thisgovernment has inflicted upon our people. The Negro revolt is a back fire. It'scontrolled by the white man. The Negro revolt is controlled by the government.The leaders of the Negro revolt, the so called Negro civil rights leaders aresubsidized, influenced, and controlled by white liberals. And all of thedemonstrations that are taking place in this country for desegregated lunchcounters, theaters, public toilets are just artificial fires that have been instigatedby white liberals and is being called the Negro revolt in hope that they can use itto fight off the real Black revolution that has already swept through Asia, andsweep through Africa, and is getting started in Latin America and is nowmanifesting itself here in this country.Can we prove what we say? Can we prove that the Negro revolt is controlled bythe white liberals? Yes. Right after the Birmingham explosion, right after thepolice dogs, the police clubs, and the fire hoses last May, the New York Times onMay the 15th on page 26 reported President Kennedy and his brother RobertKennedy, two gentlemen whom I'm certain all of you are familiar, after aluncheon with several newspaper editors from the state of Alabama, some oftheir Democratic colleagues, or I should say Democrat colleagues, the Timesreported the president as warning these editors that they must give at least sometoken gains to the moderate Negro leaders in order to enhance the image ofthese moderate Negro leaders in the eyesight of the Black masses. Otherwisehe warned, the masses of Negroes might turn to the direction of Negroextremists. And he named the black Muslims of being foremost among theseNegro extremists, so he tried to get them to build up the image of the moderateNegro leader, what he called or termed the responsible Negro leader. Andwhenever you hear a white man refer to a Negro leader as a responsible Negroleader, he means a Negro leader who's responsible to him.In essence, the president was admitting to these southern editors that he wastrying to build up the weak image of the Negro civil rights leaders in order tooffset the strong religious image of the honorable Elijah Muhammad. He wasn'tgiving these Negro leaders anything that they deserved, but he was admitting thenecessity of building them up and propping them up, in order to hold the massesof black people in check, keep them in his grasp, and under his control. Thepresident knew that once the Negroes follow the honorable Elijah Muhammad,once their exposed to his doctrine, the white liberal can never influence Negroesor control those Negroes or use those Negroes for the political benefit of whiteliberals any longer.Dr. Martin Luther King's image had been shattered the previous year when hefailed to bring about desegregation in Albany, Georgia. The other Negro civilrights leaders had also become fallen idols. The masses of black people acrossthe country at the local level had begun to lead themselves and to take theircases to the streets on their own. The government in Washington knew thatsomething had to be done to get the Negroes back into the corral, back under thecontrol of the white liberal. The government immediately began to put out thepropaganda encouraging Negroes to follow only what it called responsible Negroleadership, and as I said by responsible Negro leaders, the government actuallymeant Negro leaders who were responsible to the government and who couldtherefore be controlled by the government. The government knows that Mr.Muhammad is responsible only to God and can be controlled only by God.Last May right after the police dogs, fire hoses, and police clubs the BirminghamNegroes exploded, they rioted, they erupted. And during the many long weekswhen the police dogs and clubs and water hoses were brutalizing Negro womenand Negro children and Negro babies and the Negro leaders had called for afederal intervention of troops by the president, the president sat on his handssaying there was nothing he could do. But when the Negroes erupted in selfdefense, the president then sent in federal troops not to defend Negroes, but todefend the whites against whom the Negroes had finally erupted. There aremany of you who may get a little indignant at what I say about the president, butit's a matter of record as long as the dogs were biting black children, as long asthe dogs were biting black women, as long as the dogs were biting black babies,and the Negro leaders cried to Washington D.C. for the intervention of federaltroops, the president, one of your fellow city citizens told them there was no lawon the stature books that he could use to intervene. But when black peopleerupted and started taking the heads of white people, the troops arrived the nextmorning. At that point all over the country, spontaneous demonstrations beganto take place.Negroes began to talk about how they were going to march on Washington andtie up the Senate and tie up the Congress and tie up the White House, how theywere going to lay their bodies across the runway at the airport and stop theairplanes from taking off or landing, bring all traffic to a halt. And as much as thispresident travels by plane, he really would have been in bad shape. Thisfrightened the government. It frightened the white power structure in WashingtonD.C. The president called in the Negro civil rights leaders and told them to bringthis thing to a stop. They had gone far enough. They were deviating from thescript. But the Negro civil rights leaders told the president, they couldn't stop itbecause they didn't start it. They couldn't bring it to a halt. They weren't evenleading it. It's spontaneous. It's at the grassroots level. It's in the hands of themasses. It's in the streets. It has no leadership what so ever. That was why itwas so militant.When the president saw that he couldn't stop it, he joined it. He endorsed it. Hewelcomed it. He became a part of it. And it was he who put the six Negro civilrights leaders at the head of it. It was he who made them the big six. How did hedo it? How did he gain control of the march on Washington? A study of hisstrategy will give you a glimpse of the political genius of the family that now rulesthe country from the White House and how they used the Negro to do it. Thepresident endorsed the march. That should have been the tip off.A few days after he endorsed it in New York City at the Carlisle Hotel, a hotelwhich I think if you investigate, you'll find belongs to that that illustrious family, aphilanthropic society called the Taconic Foundation headed by a white man, awhite liberal named Stephen Currier called a meeting of the six civil rightsleaders in an effort to bring about unity of action and unity of purpose among allthe civil rights groups. These six civil rights groups were shown how they weredestroying themselves by divisions and by attacks upon each other. And it wassuggested that since most of their divisions stemmed from their competition forfunds from white liberals, they should unite their fundraising efforts. If you checkthe paper you'll find that right after the Birmingham explosion Martin Luther Kingbegan to run all over the country participating in fundraising rallies and RoyWilkins accused him of starting trouble and expecting the NAACP to get him outand pay the bills while they run all over the country and took all the money. And itcaused a lot of friction. So this white liberal, they knew it and they brought thosesix Negro leaders together and talked to them told them, don't rock the boat.They formed the council for United Civil Rights Leadership. For fundraisingpurposes they choose as chairman of this council the Urban League's WhitneyYoung and Stephen Currier, the white liberal, as co-chairman. It took this whiteliberal to bring all the six Negro civil rights groups together. It took this whiteliberal to unite these six into one group. And then he let them select their ownchairman, but he himself became co-chairman, which placed him and theTaconic Foundation in position to exercise, influence, and control over the civilrights leaders, and through them control over the entire Negro civil rightsmovement, plus the march on Washington. According to the New York Timesdated August 4th, 1963, 800 thousand dollars was split up between these sixNegro civil rights organizations on June the 19th., and another 700 thousand waspromised after the march. Public relations experts were made available to themimmediately. They were given access to the news media across the country. Andthe press immediately began to project the big six as the leaders of the march on Washington.As soon as they became looked upon in the public eye as being in control of themarch, as being leaders of the march, as being the organizers of the march,inseparable from the march image, their next step was to invite 4 white liberals tobecome apart of the God Head, or group of leaders, who would ultimately okayall plans and thereby completely control the march.These 4 White liberals, Walter Reuther, a Jewish Rabbi, a Priest, and a Pastor ofProtestants represented the same factions that had put the president inWashington D.C.: Catholic liberals, protestant liberals, Jewish liberals and labor.When the president had learned he couldn't stop the march, he joined it and gotall his friends to join it. This is way the white liberals took over the march onWashington. This is the way they weakened its impact and changed its course.By changing the participants, by changing the contents, they were able to changethe very nature of the march itself.An example: If I have a cup of coffee that's too strong for me because it's tooblack, I weaken it by pouring cream into it. I integrate it with cream. If I keeppouring enough cream in the coffee, pretty soon the entire flavor of the coffee ischanged. The nature of the coffee is changed. And if enough cream is poured in,eventually you don't even know that I have coffee in my cup. This is whathappened with the march on Washington. They didn't integrate it, they infiltratedit. Whites joined it. They engulfed it. They became so much apart of it, it lost itsoriginal flavor. It ceased to be a black march. It ceased to be militant. It ceased tobe angry. It ceased to be impatient. In fact, it ceased to be a march, it became afarce. It became a picnic; an outing with a festive circus-like atmosphere withclowns and all.The government had learned that most of these demonstrations where blackpeople predominate are very militant and oft times lead to violence. But to thesame degree that whites participate, violence most times is decreased. I watcheda white clergyman on the TV news in New York when the Negroes werepicketing the downstate medical center in Brooklyn. I think his name was Potteror Cooper or something, I forget. He's some high up official in one of theseProtestant churches. And they asked him why he was out their picketing, awhite man. And he told them on the news, "I just came back from Washingtontalking with the attorney general and he told me that their statistics had shown thatwherever these demonstrations take place and they're predominately black,they're too militant and too prone toward violence. And they had discovered thatwhen whites participate to the same degree that whites participate, the militancydecreases and violence is eliminated, minimized. So when these whites jointhese Negroes in their demonstrating, there's two different motives. The Negroesare demonstrating for freedom, but the whites are out there demonstrating tokeep the Negroes from going too far out of line.The government found out that this is the only way Black people could be held incheck. The government told the marches on Washington, what time to arrive inWashington, where to arrive, and when to arrive. Then the governmentchanneled them from the arrival point to the feet of a dead president namedWashington and let them march from there to the feet of another dead presidentnamed Lincoln. The original black militants had planned to march on the WhiteHouse, on the Senate, on the Congress. But the shrewd politicians inWashington D.C., realizing that these Black militants could not be stopped, joinedthem and thereby these white liberals were able to lead them away from theWhite House, away from the Capital, away from the Senate, and away from theCongress, and away from victory by keeping them marching between theWashington Monument and the Lincoln Monument, marching between the feet oftwo dead men. The march was controlled by the president. The government toldthe marchers what signs to carry, what songs to sing, what speeches they couldmake and what speeches they could not make. And then the government toldthem to be sure and get out of town by sundown. And all those Negro UncleToms were out of town by sundown.One of the six Negro leaders John Lewis, Chairman of the Student Non-ViolentCoordinating Committee was stopped from making a militant speech. Thespeech was censored by the Reverend Patrick O'Boyle, the Catholic archbishopof Washington D.C. Catholic clergymen doesn't speak on his own. He doesn'thave that latitude. When he opens up his mouth, that's the church speaking.This was a case in which the Catholic church itself for whom Reverend O'Boylespeaks, put itself in a position of censoring one of the six Negro civil rightsleaders. This shows John F. Kennedy's shrewd strategy. In fact, that's what that"f" stands for - the fox. This Catholic president placed the Catholic bishop in aposition to exercise censorship over anyone of the six Negro civil rights leaderswho tried to deviate from the script in that great performance or show that thegovernment itself had control from the very beginning.So in the final analysis of the march, it would have to be classified as the bestperformance of the year; in fact, the best performance of the century. It toppedanything that Hollywood could have produced. And if we were going to give outacademy awards in 1963, we would have to nominate John "the fox" for an Oscarfor the producer of the year, and to the poor white liberals also goes an Oscar forthe best actors. They really acted like sincere liberals and fooled many Negroes.And to the six Negro civil rights leaders also should go an Oscar, for the bestsupporting cast. They lent their support to what they knew was nothing but anact, nothing but a show, nothing but a farce.Now that the show is over, the black masses are still without jobs, still withouthomes, and still without land. Their Christian churches are being bombed. Theirlittle girls are being murdered. What did the march accomplish? The presidenthas a bigger image as a liberal. The four whites have a bigger image as a liberal.The six Negroes have bigger images as leaders, but the Black masses are stillunemployed, still in the slums, are still hungry, and I might add they are gettingangrier and more explosive every day. So in my conclusion because of America'sevil deeds and tricks and false promises against the so-called Negroes in thiscountry, like Egypt and Babylon before her, America herself now stands beforethe bar of justice. America is now facing her day of judgment and she can'tescape, because God himself is the judge. God himself is now the administratorof justice and God himself is going to be the divine executor.Is it possible for America so escape this divine disaster? The honorable ElijahMuhammad says that if America can't atone for the crimes that she hascommitted against 20 million so-called Negroes, if she can't undo the evils shehas brutally and mercilessly heaped upon our people these past 400 years, thenAmerica has already signed her own doom. And our people here would befoolish to seek accept America's deceitful offers of integration at this late dateinto a doomed society. How can American atone for these crimes? I must pointout the honorable Elijah Muhammad has already said a desegregated theatre orlunch counter won't solve the problem. Better jobs won't solve the problem. Anintegrated cup of coffee isn't sufficient pay for 400 years of slave labor. A betterjob in the white man's factory or business is, at best, only a temporary solution.The only lasting or permanent solution is complete separation on some land thatwe can call our own. The honorable Elijah Muhammad says the race problemcan be solved forever just by sending the 20 million ex-slaves back to our ownhomeland where we can then live in peace and harmony among our own people.But this government should provide the transportation plus everything else weneed to get started again in our own country. This government should give useverything we need in the form of machinery, tools, material and finance, enoughto last us from 20 to 25 years until we can become an independent people in ourown right. And it's good that you have lived long enough to have some laughterleft in you. If the American government is afraid to send us back to our owncountry, to our own people, then America must set aside some separate territoryhere in the Western hemisphere, where the two races can live apart from eachother, since we certainly don't get along peacefully when we're together. The sizeof the territory can be judged or determined according to our own population. Ifwe number 1/7 of the population, give us 1/7 of the land. That's our share. It mustnot be in the desert, but where there is plenty of rain and mineral wealth. Wewant fertile productive land on which we can farm and provide our own peoplewith food, clothing, and shelter. This government must supply the machinery andthe other tools needed for us to dig the earth. Give us everything we need thatwill take care of us for 20 to 25 years until we can produce and supply our own needs.So in my conclusion I repeat, we want no part of integration with this wicked racethat enslaved us. We want complete separation from this wicked race, but weshould not be expected to leave America empty handed. After 400 years of slavelabor, we have some back pay coming; a bill that is owed, that must be collected. Ifthe government of America truly repents of its sins against our people and trulyatones by giving us our true share, then America can save herself. But if Americawaits for God to step in and force her into a just settlement, God will take thisentire continent away from America. For as the bible says, God can give theentire kingdom to whom so ever he will. Which only means that God can give thisentire continent to whom so ever he will. Thank you.