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“By any means necessary.”
Those are words once uttered by the great Malcolm X.
Malcolm was a man with an open mind — who grew and changed with what he found to be true. His autobiography is excellent, his story inspiring.
Over the decades, his words have — like his name — been abused. His legacy has been called upon by people pushing for things which he would have — or did — oppose.
Here’s the latest usage: A newly-elected City Council member in Denver is out to accomplish her mission “by any means necessary.”
And what’s she shooting for? That’d be the implementation of communism.
As a reminder, that’s where government has all the power, and the citizenry has none — the opposite of capitalism in that regard.
When a leader praises communism, they’re shouting their desire to rule. The same goes for socialism.
America doesn’t need a ruling class.
But someone wanted it: Candi CdeBaca won in an upset runoff election in March.
Here’s what she had to say back during a candidate forum for the city’s District 9:
I don’t believe our current economic system actually works. Um, capitalism by design is extractive and in order to generate profit in a capitalist system, something has to be exploited, that’s land, labor or resources.
And I think that we’re in late phase capitalism and we know it doesn’t work and we have to move into something new. And I believe in community ownership of land, labor, resources, and distribution of those resources.
And so, whatever that morphs into I think is what will serve community the best and I’m excited to usher it in by any means necessary.
Allow me to correct her:
Socialism and communism are systems based on big business and monopoly.
The government is the ultimate big business. And the ultimate monopoly.
Communism and socialism are the ultimate class systems: They create two classes, pitting the rulers against the ruled.
Capitalism is about the little people. And lots of ’em. It’s about the small many rather than the large few.
Unfortunately, I believe we are indeed in a late phase in America, as Candi suggested: We are seeing the death throes of awareness. Of knowledge.
These days, people hear references to political concepts bandied about; subsequently, they put markers to posterboard and yell in the terms’ favor or against their tyranny. Yet, some of the biggest mouths fail to discover the meanings of the words (see here and here).
And as one phase ends, we’re looking into the face of an era of unprecedented ignorance.
So we end up with the video above.
Malcolm, before he was enlightened, was open to the necessity of violence. Is Candi? Watch the video, and you tell me.
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