What would Malcolm X think of the contemporary social justice warrior/activist?
We don’t have to speculate. He told us very directly, except in his time, the term he used was “white liberal.”
And the tactics of the white liberal of his time were precisely the tactics of the social justice warriors today: exploiting black suffering for their own political agendas and aspirations, treating the black man as a “political football” in their power games.
How many causes have they illegitimately and opportunistically hitched onto the pursuit of justice for black people? Same sex marriage, abortion, LGBT normalization and promotion, dissolution of organized, traditional religion in the name of pluralism and tolerance, and much else besides have all been conflated with the fight against systematic subjugation of blacks.
Malcolm X saw the insincerity of this and the lack of ikhlas. And he called it out. Read for yourself:
“The white liberal is the worst enemy to America, and the worst enemy to the black man. Let me explain what I mean by the white liberal. In America there is no such thing as Democrat or Republican anymore. In America you have liberals and conservatives. The only people living in the past who think in terms of Im a Democrat or Republican, is the American Negro. Hes the one that runs around bragging about party affiliation. Hes the one that sticks to the Democrat or sticks to the Republican. But white people are divided into two groups, liberals and conservative. The Democrats who are conservative, vote with the Republicans who are conservative. The Democrats who are liberal vote with the Republicans that are liberal. The white liberal arent white people who are for independence, who are moral and ethical in their thinking. They are just a faction of white people that are jockeying for power. The same as the white conservative is a faction of white people that are jockeying for power. They are fighting each other for power and prestige, and the one that is the football in the game is the Negro, 20 million black people. A political football, a political pawn, an economic football, and economic pawn. A social football, a social pawn. The liberal elements of whites are those who have perfected the art of selling themselves to the Negro as a friend of the Negro. Getting sympathy of the Negro, getting the allegiance of the Negro, and getting the mind of the Negro. Then the Negro sides with the white liberal, and the white liberal use the Negro against the white conservative. So that anything that the Negro does is never for his own good, never for his own advancement, never for his own progress, hes only a pawn in the hands of the white liberal.[Just ask, what has the ability for two men to get married chamged about the black condition? What has the ability for a transgender woman to use a women’s bathroom done for it? The “right” for a woman to murder her unborn child? All these “social causes” have seen “progress” over the decades. How has the condition of black Americans progressed over that same time span? Last time I checked, they are still gunning down black youth with impunity. The number of black men and women being locked up is far greater today than it was even in Malcolm X’s time. And on and on.]
“The worst enemy that the Negro have is this white man that runs around here drooling at the mouth professing to love Negros, and calling himself a liberal, and it is following these white liberals that has perpetuated problems that Negros have. If the Negro wasnt taken, tricked, or deceived by the white liberal then Negros would get together and solve our own problems. I only cite these things to show you that in America the history of the white liberal has been nothing but a series of trickery designed to make Negros think that the white liberal was going to solve our problems. Our problems will never be solved by the white man.”
“The white conservatives aren’t friends of the Negro either, but they at least don’t try to hide it. They are like wolves; they show their teeth in a snarl that keeps the Negro always aware of where he stands with them. But the white liberals are foxes, who also show their teeth to the Negro but pretend that they are smiling. The white liberals are more dangerous than the conservatives; they lure the Negro, and as the Negro runs from the growling wolf, he flees into the open jaws of the “smiling” fox. One is the wolf, the other is a fox. No matter what, theyll both eat you.