We must build the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement for Self Respect, Self Defense and Self Determination!
The Black Nation Charges Genocide!
We must Free the Land!
Free the Land!
Free the Land - By Any Means Necessary!
In this post, they explain exactly what they'd like to see happen:
Why we say FREE THE LAND
“Free the Land!”
... is the battle cry of the New Afrikan Independence Movement (NAIM).
The NAIM is part of the Black liberation Movement in North Amerikka that wants independent Black Nation on land in north amerikka. The land identified by the New Afrikan Independence Movement is primarily known as South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana, as well as other areas of what is now called the Black-Belt South, where Afrikan people are in the majority or have a historical/economical/socio-cultural relationship to. When we say “Free the Land” this is the land we are talking about freeing. Malcolm X once stated:“Revolutions are fought to get control of land, to remove the absentee landlord, and gain control of the land and institutions that flow from the land. The Black [Nation] has been in a very low condition because [it] has no control whatsoever over the land.” He later stated:“A true Negro revolt might entail, for instance, fighting for separate Blacks states within this country…”
New Afrika- South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and other areas of the ‘Black-Belt South”- must be free. Afrika is the homeland of all Afrikan people, but We have no realistic plan to transport 40 million captive New Afikans back to Afrika.
We recognize the claims of Native Americans to this land, and we will struggle side-by-side to help them regain their land. At the same time, since out captivity in the western hemisphere, progressive Native Americans have recognized that We have nothing in common to north amerikkka and the majority of us have no realistic way to get back to Afrika.
We say ‘Free the Land’ because We want independence so that we can ensure our Human Rights are protected and that our land will be a zone and base for all who seek liberation and freedom.
FREE THE LAND!
That I can tell, the MXGM works with a lot of lefty-type groups out here in the Bay Area. I was at a Green Party meeting once where their name was brought up - the Greens and the MXGM were working together on something. I don't recall if I had a chance to speak or not, but I do remember voicing my opinion online somewhere - maybe a local Green Party mailing list. I said I didn't want to be involved with MXGM because of their 'Back-to-Africa' nonsense. Organizations that work together don't have to have similar goals all the way through, but they should share a common vision of what the future should look like, in a generalized way. For me, in any way cooperating with an organization whose ultimate goal is the division of people along race lines is plainly abominable and not something I would ever want to be associated with - officially or otherwise.
I don't approve of separatism, I don't approve of a Back-to-Africa strategy, I don't approve of a Back-to-Atlanta strategy, I don't approve of sexism, racism, or any form of aggression. For these reasons and more, I could not imagine ever supporting a policy of the separation of people based on race.
Maybe I'd feel differently if I was black and I was tired of getting terrorized by the police, but I doubt it.
I don't suspect it would take me too long to realize that black people with money and power are no better than white people with money and power.
And I don't think I'd be proud of myself for helping some old black lady onto a train bound for New Orleans from San Francisco, saying, "OK, ma'am - hop right in. You're gonna be safe down there, for sure." I suspect it'd make me think of myself as a racist. A Nazi. A monster. Or worse - a Republican.
And then I'd think, well what happens then? Do you need a passport to travel from White America to Black America and vice-versa? Does the South try to secede again? Another Civil War - poor whites versus poor blacks?
And what if some people want to stick around? Is the rest of society further polarized? White and black flight?
Do I get to visit South Africa for the next World Cup? Do I have to stay in just the white parts of town?
And if MXGM is really serious about this policy, then let's see it in action. There's no good reason I can think of for an any able-bodied
It's a bad joke. It reminds me of the racist evangelical preachers talking about moving all the god people down to some southeastern state to take it over and make it 'all god' or 'all white' or 'all whatever'. It's empty, hateful rhetoric.
This racist, divisive policy is asinine, and it's a poor service to Malcolm's memory to be promoting it. The MXGM needs to check itself, and any persons and any organization working with MXGM needs to think about their own position on this matter. I do not want to be aligned with the Aryan Brotherhood, and neither should you.