Gaining A Complete View Of Martin Luther King Jr

Saturday, November 20, 2010Brother Mustafaa

By
Brother Mustafaa Abdul Muhammad


In The Name Of ALLAH, The Beneficent, The Merciful

Martin Luther King Jr's message is more than "one" speech or a slogan

  
Martin Luther King Jr is a man whose image and message are exploited by those who wish to keep US as dreamers. Martin Luther King as a man like all human beings was a person who was constantly GROWING, REFLECTING and REFINING view points. He spoke many words, yet his message has been reduced to "I HAVE A DREAM" which capsulizes him in time without forward movement. The following quotes give more context to this man...

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"Being a Negro in America means trying to smile when you want to cry. It means trying to hold on to physical life amidpsychological death. It means the pain of watching your children grow up with clouds of inferiority in their mental skies.... It means having your legs cut off, and then being condemned for being a cripple. It means seeing your mother and father spiritually murdered by the slings and arrows of daily exploitation, and then being hated for being an orphan." Martin Luther King Jr
 
"Somehow this madness must cease. We must stop now. I speak as a child of God and brother to the suffering poor of Vietnam. I speak for those whose land is being laid waste, whose homes are being destroyed, whose culture is being subverted.... I speak for the poor in America who are paying the double price of smashed hopes at home and death and corruption in Vietnam. I speak as a citizen of the world, for the world as it stands aghast at the path we have taken. I speak as an American to the leaders of my own nation. The great initiative in this war is ours. The initiative to stop it must be ours." Martin Luther King Jr

‎"A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death." Martin Luther King Jr
 
"[I]t is necessary to understand that Black Power is a cry of disappointment. The Black Power slogan did not spring full grown from the head of some philosophical Zeus. It was born from the wounds of despair and disappointment. It is a cry of daily hurt and persistent pain." Martin Luther King Jr

"When we ask Negroes to abide by the law, let us also declare that the white man does not abide by law in the ghettos. Day inand day out he violates welfare laws to deprive the poor of their meager allotments; he flagrantly violates building codes and regulations; his police make a mockery of law; he violates laws on equal employment and education and the provisions of civil services. The slums are the handiwork of a vicious system of the white society; Negroes live in them, but they do not make them, any more than a prisoner makes a prison." Martin Luther King Jr
 
"We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed... For years now I have heard the word "Wait!" It rings in the ear of every Negro with piercing familiarity. This "Wait" has almost always meant "Never." We must come to see, with one of our distinguished jurists, that "justice too long delayed is justice denied." Martin Luther King Jr

"I stand in the middle of two opposing forces in the Negro community. One is a force of complacency, made up in part of Negroes who, as a result of long years of oppression, are so drained of self respect and a sense of "somebodiness" that they have adjusted to segregation; and in part of a few middle-class Negroes who, because of a degree of academic and economic security and because in some ways they profit by segregation, have become insensitive to the problems of the masses." Martin Luther King Jr
 
"Their questions hit home, and I knew that I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed in the ghettos without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today -- my own government. For the sake of those boys, for the sake of this government, for the sake of the hundreds of thousands trembling under our violence, I cannot be silent." Martin Luther King Jr

"I feel I have integrated my people into a burning house." Martin Luther King Jr as intimated to Harry Belafonte
 
 These quotes should show that the Martin Luther King Jr shown on TV, spoken of in history books and used as the ultimate symbol of integration/assimilation is not the full man as he had many dimensions to his person. 
 
Another not well known fact is that Martin Luther King Jr met with The Most Hon. Elijah Muhammad, leader of The Nation Of Islam, in 1967 and even agreed in private with Muhammad's methods and strategies.  
 
The Most Hon. Elijah Muhammad recounting his meeting with Martin Luther King said the following:
 
"When Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. talked with me at my home, I saw in him that he wanted to believe me; but, he was so afraid of his enemies. Self first, you cannot serve two masters. I tried my best to put fearlessness in him. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. admitted to me that I am teaching right. He admitted that the white man is the devil, but he was afraid to take a stand and preach that the white man is the devil... If Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. had lasted to this day he would have been in the same corner with me. The devil had Rev. Martin Luther King,Jr. in his power through fear. But good hearted Black Brother, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. had a good heart"
This picture is the proof that Martin Luther King Jr was a man still growing and evolving
 It is long past time to stop hypocritically using Martin Luther King's name to quiet those who speak out against current injustices and crimes against Blacks, Hispanics, Women, Poor people and Indians, because it is erroneously believed that he was only about "I HAVE A DREAM."
  


Thank you for reading these few words 

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6 comments

  1. Anonymous8:02 AM

    Nice site, nice and easy on the eyes and great content too.

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  2. Thanks for the compliment... Peace!

    Brother Mustafaa

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  3. Anonymous8:43 AM

    Great site. A lot of useful information here. I’m sending it to some friends!

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  4. Ah, Martin Luther King Jr. What can I think about the deeds, even good ones from a Christian Zionist, a blasphemer?

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  5. At the end brother martin began to realize he had helped integrate his people into a burning house. JEREMIAH 23:25 "I have heard what the prophets said, that prophesy lies in my name, saying, I have dreamed, I have dreamed.
    [26] How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies? yea, they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart;"
    I am glad minister Farrakhan finally taught we are the children of Israel.-Peace

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  6. @Elder Nathanyel Thank you for commenting. Yes MLK began to see the reality of the world and nature of people he was dealing with.

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