Reporter: They’ve accused you of preaching hate, is that true?
Elijah Muhammad: No
Reporter: What then do you preach?
Elijah Muhammad: Truth
Is United We Dream relevant anymore? I mean, really, C’mon. —David
i totally would be in agreement
with your monstrous jails
if our penitentiary laws weren’t so pathetic
el hombre deportado
(como el coraje que come
tiene una madre
engendrado fue por dos amores
y sus oyentes?
You can only survive so many beatings, so many humiliations, so many broken promises before something gives. Human-beings are not by nature non-violent. Those youth had to pay a terrible price in moral discipline, in interior effort & courage which the country cannot imagine because it still depicts Gary Cooper to be a man - i mean his image, i have nothing against him - Well, the country has reached a breaking point where it can no longer control the mass.
Let’s say that in the past, i was an immigrant leader, i was a leader because the monied interests said i was & the tacit price i paid for being part of this was to control the people i represented. Well, that no longer is possible.
It is only in recent times that we hear a new discourse surrounding migrants (despite reality remaining grim) — this has not been brought about by any change in legislation, or executive act, or charity, or non-profit timeline, but, instead, by a new beat being sound by the community itself (tho not a new song for a people who have overcome already) — we will see many revolutions of thought, word, & deed to come.
But the truth remains, the old world (as we knew it) is no longer. Fear, surprises, & change will follow, & it is the true artists who will see beauty behind the moment.
& then it hit me; my father is not dumb,
he is mainly trying to survive & my mother’s
wisdom is not from enjoyment but despair &
i am not their savior, but solely their son, &
the goal sometimes is to make it thru the day
w/o hating ourselves.