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“We all know, and the whole world knows it, that Algeria is not French, that Angola is not Portuguese, that Kenya is not English, that Ruanda-Urundi is not Belgian. We know that Africa is neither French, nor British, nor American, nor Russian, that it is African”—President Patrice Lumumba . 1960 at the All African Conference in Leopoldville.
“The Western press is the strongest weapon of imperialism.”—
Fron an article where Malcolm X was interviewed. Taken from February 1965: The Final Speeches (Page 33). We all have to be aware that the West uses the press to make the criminal the victim and the victim the criminal.
An example of how this was used was in the Congo in Africa. The imperialist agent Thsombe murdered Patrice Lumumba while the press lied to boost Thsombe’s image at the expense of Lumumba who was the rightful leader. If we’re not careful with the press, we’ll end up loving our enemies and hating our friends. It’s the same pattern against all the dark skinned people all over the world.