Alex Haley, the author of The Autobiography of Malcolm X and Roots: The Saga of an American Family, passed away.
The fact that Alex Haley ever got a single work published is beyond anyone's comprehension. As a black supremacist and a racist hater of all things white, publishers should have avoided his rants completely, but I guess that sales were more important to them than actual HISTORY.
The Malcolm X book was really about attempting to make Malcolm Little seem to be more than just a violent criminal in an effort to solidify the "martyr" status of Little. Haley manipulated facts and timelines in order to accomplish this task. Currently, the fantasy tome has sold millions of copies, helping to further elevate Malcolm from the gutter in which he crawled and to mis-educate an entire generation of black folks looking for black heritage of which to be proud. (In case you are not aware, Malcolm Little is not someone that deserves your adulation.)
And Roots? The book was completely false, with huge chunks of it plagiarized from Harold Courlander's book, The African. It has always baffled me that someone would look at Alex Haley, the son of a college professor at Keith Olbermann's alma mater, the Cornell agriculture school, as being some kind of oppressed descendant of slaves. Folks, Haley was born in 1921 and his daddy was already teaching COLLEGE, then.
Alex Haley enrolled at Alcorn State University at the age of FIFTEEN. Geez, what a damned victim of slavery young Alex was.
While Haley paid the damages to Courlander for "certain passages" coming from The African, the lying liar still maintained that most of his family history was true. After his death, EVERY WORD of his book was determined to be false. In other words, Alex Haley was a bald-faced lying liar.
But, let's look at how easy Alex Haley had it throughout his life and what a POS he actually was.
First, Haley worked for Playboy, he was a pornographer. He conducted the very first interview ever published in Playboy. It was an interview with Miles Davis, by the way. Haley also interviewed George Lincoln Rockwell, the American Nazi Party leader. Since they were both socialists at heart, the interview went swimmingly.
Haley's work has been denied inclusion in the Norton Anthology of African-American Literature, too, because of its utter dishonesty. And guess who denies the entrance? Well, shit fire and save matches, none other than the supreme victim himself, Hank Gates, the Harvard professor who was one of the attendees to President Obama's BEER SUMMIT.
That is simply too amazing, amirite?
Anyhoo, there were actually some folks, important to black history, we need to honor today.
1927 - Leontyne Price was born. Born in Laurel, Mississippi, attended black schools, and grew up in Mississippi during the height of the Democrats/Klan's Jim Crow Reign of Terror, yet STILL managed to emerge as a superstar. Imagine that!
1937 - Roberta Flack was born. Pop singer extraordinaire. And she did not pronounce the word, "BWOI."
1964 - Birth of Glenn Beck. A broadcaster integral to the exposing of criminal and unconstitutional behavior by the first half-black president of the United States. Beck will ultimately be lauded as a person that helped crush the ideology of "Progressivism" that has utterly destroyed the black family.
And please remember BLACK POWAH!!!
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