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      “By Any Means Necessary...”

      Revolutionary Black Liberation Leader in the U.S.

      "The common goal of twenty-two million Afro-Americans is respect as human beings, the God-given right to be a human being. Our common goal is to obtain the human rights that America has been denying us. We can never get civil rights in America until our human rights are first restored. We will never be recognized as citizens there until we are first recognized as humans.

      The present American “system” can never produce freedom for the black man. A chicken cannot lay a duck egg because the chicken’s “system” is not designed or equipped to produce a duck egg. The system of the chicken was produced by a chicken egg and can therefore reproduce only that which produced it.

      The American system, political, economic, and social, was produced from the enslavement of the black man, and this present “system” is capable only of perpetuating that enslavement. In order for a chicken to produce a duck egg, its system would have to undergo a drastic and painful revolutionary change...or revolution. So be it with America’s enslaving system. "

      From “Racism: The Cancer That Is Destroying America” in the Egyptian Gazette of Cairo, Egypt August 25, 1964

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