Yesterday I tried sharing a speech by Malcolm X on Facebook and noticed that Facebook is censoring part of the speech based on copyright claims. The speech is included in a cartoon animation video, illustrating the things that Malcolm X talks about, namely the difference between what he calls ‘house negroes’ and ‘field negroes.’ You can see the notification I got from Facebook below.
I chose the “Restore Audio” option but don’t know if that really fixed the problem. Notice that Facebook doesn’t say who owns the copyright either. And I’m also wondering how someone can own the copyright to a speech made by someone else, in this case Malcolm X, given almost 80 years ago. This seems like a sleazy way to censor certain audio content and be able to deny it later, claiming it was some kind of mistake.
When you listen to the speech and are able to make the connection with the system of enslavement that we still live in today, you’ll understand why the establishment would want to censor it. In fact, I should also mention that the day before yesterday, I had shared a YouTube link to the cartoon animation on Facebook, and noticed the day after that YouTube had terminated the account that had uploaded the video. This is why I decided to upload the video directly to Facebook, only to find out that Facebook censored the audio. I’ve uploaded the video titled “Malcolm X: The House Negro And The Field Negro” to Archive.org and LBRY.tv since then, and you can watch it there (at least at the time of this writing). You can also find a transcript of the full speech titled “Malcolm X: Message to the Grassroots” here.
Malcolm X compares the overseers of the plantations of the past who worked for the slavemasters, to the ‘officials’ or politicians in the criminal governments of today (all countries are basically the slave plantations of today). The overseers, or ‘house negroes,’ are themselves slaves, but are chosen by the slavemasters to help run the day-to-day activities on the plantation and keep the rest of the slaves in check. Their task is essentially to get the rest of the slaves to obey the masters and accept their abuse, as Malcolm X explains:
You’ve got field Negroes in America today. I’m a field Negro. The masses are the field Negroes. […] you don’t hear these little Negroes talking about “our government is in trouble.” They say, “THE government is in trouble.” Imagine a Negro [saying], “Our government”! […] That’s a Negro that’s out of his mind. That’s a Negro that’s out of his mind.
Just as the slavemaster of that day used Tom, the house Negro, to keep the field Negroes in check, the same old slavemaster today has Negroes who are nothing but modern Uncle Toms, 20th-century Uncle Toms, to keep you and me in check, keep us under control, keep us passive and peaceful and nonviolent. That’s Tom making you nonviolent.
The slavemaster took Tom and dressed him well and fed him well and even gave him a little education, gave him a long coat and a top hat and made all the other slaves look up to him. Then he used Tom to control them. The same strategy that was used in those days is used today by the same white man. He takes a Negro, a so-called Negro, and makes him prominent, builds him up, publicizes him, makes him a celebrity, and then he becomes a spokesman for Negroes and a Negro leader.
It’s quite easy to see the similarities with the system of enslavement that we have today. On a deeper level, nothing has changed; we’re all still being exploited like slaves. Only the names and organizational structures have changed on the surface; plantations are now called countries, overseers (or ‘house negroes’) are now called politicians and government ‘officials,’ and the general slave population are called ‘citizens.’ I mentioned this before in my recent post about Anton de Kom.
And with regard to the censorship, I don’t think it was coincidence that both YouTube and Facebook are censoring this content. Censorship on social media platforms continues to get worse and by now I’m confronted with that almost on a daily basis.
One last thing, you might recall that I decided to leave Facebook and other social media platforms in 2019. And I haven’t used WhatsApp and Instagram since then, but I decided to get back on Facebook in 2020 around the start of the COVID-19 ‘pandemic’ scam in order to reach more of the sheep with alternative information. Since then I’ve been on and off Facebook intermittently and as required. I now use it exclusively for sharing alternative information with the sheep and shit posting. It’s also important to note that I use Facebook in an isolated browser environment on my PC and do not install their spyware (cr)app(s) on my phone.