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On The Murder of Malcolm X: The Smoking Gun

Malcolm X on The Democrat Party

"Oh, I say you've been misled, you've been had, you've been took. I was in Washington a couple of weeks ago while [democratic] senators were filibustering, and I noticed in the back of the Senate a huge map. On this map it showed the distribution of Negroes in America, and surprisingly the same senators that were involved in the filibuster were from the states where there were the most Negroes. Why were they filibustering the civil-rights legislation? Because the civil-rights legislation is supposed to guarantee voting rights to Negro's in those states, and those senators from those states know that if Negro's in those states can vote, those senators are down the drain. The representatives of those states go down the drain. In the Constitution of this country, it has a stipulation wherein whenever the rights, the voting rights of people, in a certain district are violated, then the representative who is from that particular district, according to the Constitution, is supposed to be expelled from the Congress. Now if this particular aspect of the Constitution was enforced, why you wouldn't have a cracker in Washington D.C. But what would happen? When you expel the Dixicrat, you're expelling the Democrat. When you destroy the power of the Dixicrat, you're destroying the power of the Democratic Party. So how in the world can the Democratic Party of the South actually side with you, in sincerity, when all it's power is based in the South?"

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