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THE TRANSITION OF CULTURAL NATIONALISM TO CHRISTIAN NATIONALISM

(A CONTEMPORARY LOOK AT BLACK HISTORY 2009)

 

Part 8: The Struggle Of Peace: Moderates, Militants And Radicals 

 

In the name of Almighty God, Master of the universe Ruler of all the earth

 

Greetings Brethren,

 

Peace be unto you. To the Church and believing Christians everywhere. To those that believe in the Bible as the supreme authority that governs all of humankind. In this we give thanks to God the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit that leads and guides us the straightway.

 

During the time the Civil Rights Movement was at its highest stage of development three (3) distinct leadership styles emerged. So upon the landscape that was Black and White Moderates, Radicals and Militants spoke up for the Black masses. However all of these groups to some degree merged. Thus we had moderate radicals and moderate militants and some moderates were considered militant and radical. Also what is the difference between militant and radical?

Martin Luther King has had a reputation as a savior and great leader in the cause for Civil Rights for the Black and poor. In fact I can't think of any other Black leader in history that White people claim to love as much as the Blacks that also promoted King's philosophy.

King was one of the greatest leaders in the history of Black America. What would you have done if you were in King's place? Was the passive movement the only viable philosophy in the midst of the confrontational Civil Rights Era? Do Black historians have the responsibility to evaluate the Civil Rights Movement? Why do some intellectuals claim that certain aspects of the Black Experience should not be evaluated?

 

Meanwhile there was Malcolm X and Huey P. Newton of the Black Panther Party. They were considered radical and militant. (See Thesis by Carl A. Patton, “The Philosophical Roots Of The Black Panther Party,” Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee, 1973. This study offers a succinct discussion on the realities of the distinctions between the various groups that opted for power and influence during the time of Black Protests in America).

 

Many Died So Some Could Live (2-15-09)

 

Time had not replaced the movement as

the lesser of the three evils as ascribed by

the FreedomJournal was upon us. The rise

of Civil Rights of 1955 had gave way to

the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and different

philosophies confronted the people.

 

Nonviolence was the main ingredient that propelled King's basic philosophy on Blacks gaining equal rights. It is for sure that the opposition to nonviolence as a means to gain equal rights by Blacks does not mean violence is the logical alternative. Violence is the natural outgrowth of oppression, racism and the total violation of any person's God given and constitutional rights to live as human beings. Is it possible to be a Christian and not accept a passive philosophy? Does the non acceptance of the passive philosophy mean one is violent? Is shielding yourself from attack or fleeing from your attacker passive, nonviolent or something else?

                                                              King was not dead nor was the passive

movement as civil disorder ruled the streets.

Civil disobedience soon moved to riots as

chaos and Black destruction raged through-

out the country and so was the phrase “Burn

Baby burn.”

 

Is violence inherent in anybody Black or White that is historically and systematically abused and scorned? Surely in America the land of democracy Blacks should not have to take up arms to gain equality. To do so would mean the genocide of Black America. Therefore, is violence a result of oppression or is violence an attitude of those that oppress others? Also is violence at the center of the ongoing Black Holocaust in America?

 

New leaders outside the established church

emerged and so came Malcolm X. Trained

in an internment camp he embraced Islam

and Elijah Muhammad. He made up a

significant cog in the triune of evils and

too many was a radical.

 

“The Black leader who White men consider to be responsible is invariably the Black leader who never gets any results. You only get action as a Black man if you are regarded by the White man as irresponsible…I have been more reassured each time the White man resisted me…that I am on the right track in the American Black man’s best interests.” (Malcolm X, the Autobiography of Malcolm editor, Alex Haley, p. 366).

 

The third group was militant and also radical

as they took on the mascot of the Panther

who was Black and when cornered roared

louder than a lion. Huey was his name and

he as well as Malcolm and Martin Luther

are all gone by assassins bullets although they

say Huey P. died by means of vice.

 

“We believe we can end police brutality in our Black communities by organizing Black self-defense groups that are dedicated to defending our Black community from racist police oppression and brutality. The Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States gives us a right to bear arms. We therefore believe that all Black people; should arm themselves for self-defense.” (Huey Newton, “Black Panther Party Platform and Program,” The Black Panthers Speak, P. 3).

 

The liberal loved the street marches while

they hated Malcolm who took on the last

name X and Shabazz. Hated still even more?

were the Panthers as they stood on the Con-

stitutional Amendment to bear arms and protect

the Black community. But why did they come

into existence?

 

There were theories that note the birth of the Black Panther Party to have grown out of a profound disillusionment with the results of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950’s and 1960’s. The year, 1955 began what was referred to by Louis E.  Lomax as, “The birth of Black revolt.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. believed that a revolution was a movement that changed both people and institutions. (See Martin Luther King, Jr., Strived Toward Freedom, p. 61).

 

Meanwhile as the month of February and

Black History unfolds only one story is told.

I remember back at Fisk University 1971-

1973 when I looked at the Philosophy of the

Black Panther Party by way of a Thesis and

experienced my first trial of academic censorship.

Part 3: Black Agents of Control

 

As a student of Political Science and History at Tennessee State University 1969-1970, I did not have many serious challenges to my role as an independent thinker. However I did suspect that the curriculum did not have any real emphasis on Black Studies. But this was a new discipline and when I reported to one of my professors my interest in Black Studies instead of Law I was told that Black Studies were only a fad.

I was enrolled at Fisk University from 1971-1973. The (Masters of Arts) program I was enrolled in was a Black Studies program in history. On the graduate level is where the role of the Black independent thinker becomes problematic and threatened. The chairman of our department at that time was a confused Black advocate of Euro-Centric philosophy, attitudes etc. Also, his major area of concentration was European history. As a Safe Negro the chairman of the History Department was a classic intellectual Uncle Tom trained at the best schools to carry out his role to mis-educate his people.

The History Department accepted my Thesis proposal to research the philosophical roots of a Black radical organization. But as I sought to explore the realities of the organizations philosophy I was badgered and harassed unmercifully. (If I had accepted a Euro-Centric approach to this project would I have had a different reaction from the chairman)?  I finally made several firm statements to Professor Davidson about my objection to his harassment during the oral presentation of Thesis topics and he removed himself from my committee. (See “Fallen Letters: Mis-Education and Intellectual Confusion (Essays on the Black Experience)” by Carl A. Patton, Part 5: The Challenge of Independence, p. 35).

The trials of the Truth Seeker the Godly that will

not yield to Satan goes on. Meanwhile the greatest

blessings of the Saints that I know is that they know

God. To know God and who will reside at the Judgment

is the blessing of the free gift of salvation. I see the

militants the radicals and the moderates all in the same

room.
Ode To Martin Luther King

Academic Freedom Academic Woes

 

 

Cont. Part 9: Trials Of The Truth Seekers

 

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