patrice newton

J Edgar Hoover, the head of America’s domestic law enforcement agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, issued the following directive: “The purpose of this new counterintelligence endeavour is to expose, disrupt, misdirect, discredit or otherwise neutralise the activities of black-nationalist, hate-type organisations and groupings, their leadership, spokesmen, membership and supporters.”

Hoover issued another directive: “Prevent the rise of a ‘messiah’ who could unify and electrify the militant black nationalist movement. Malcolm X might have been such a 'messiah’… . Martin Luther King, Stokely Carmichael, and [Nation of Islam leader] Elijah Muhammed [sic] all aspire to this position … . King could be a very real contender for this position should he abandon his supposed 'obedience’ to 'white, liberal doctrines’ (nonviolence).”

J Edgar Hoover wanted Marcus Garvey in jail, but honorable mr Garvey was deported. However they took care of El Hajj Malik Shabbazz (Malcolm X), Martin Luther King, Huey P Newton, Patrice Lumumba & more… You can’t oppose something you don’t understand!

—  The I