...As it is written, the life of this world has been made so far seeming to you that you cannot concieve of another world that might be better.
This is where you are making a fatal mistake.
...You musta start thinking and working in the way of independence, as other independent nations had to do and are still doing, when once free of those who hold you in bondage.
GET AWAY FROM THE CHILDISH WAY OF THINING THAT THE WHITE MAN FOREVER OWES IT TO YOU TO PROVIDE FOR THE NECESSITIES OF LIFE.
...Why are you talking freedom, justice and equality if you do not like to be seperated from the people on whom you and your forefathers are dependent?
DO YOU THINK THAT AN INDEPENDENT NATION IS GOING TO MAKE YOU EQUAL WHILE YOU WILL NOT ACCEPT YOUR OWN RESPONSIBILITY TO PROVIDE FOR YOUR OWN?
Can you blame america for rejecting you as her equal when you are going to the extreeme of trying to force her to accept you instead of forcing self and your people to be independent?
YOU HAVE DISGRACED YOURSELF AND STILL ARE IN TRYING TO FORCE YOURSELF UPON YOUR SLAVE-MASTERS' CHILDREN SO THAT THEY WILL CONTINUE TO SUPPORT YOU IN THE NECESSITIES FOR YOUR EXISTENCE.
In this way you are telling the world you are too lazy to go for self.
You will never boast of being equal while still a subjugated people.
...Which is the most intelligent, a man who seeks to earn a living by working for his needs or a man who depends on begging others for the things he could get by working for self?
Today you are beaten in city after city like an old lazy horse being whipped by his driver because he wont pull the land and prepare the land to grow corn, oats and hay, so that his master may eat the better food.
You are trying to force yourself into white society rather than take the responsibility fopr building your own society.
This is your shame and disgrace as a people in this modern time.
...Just why do you want to be like the people who robbed, spoiled and slain you and your fathers?
Is it not an act of intelligence and honor to desire and look and be like a member of your own nation, speaking the same language and seeking and building the culture of your kind?
The white race wants to stay a white race and maintain its way of life.
Why should we not want to do the same?
By the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad
from "Message To The Black Man" 1965 (excerpt got from the final call dec. 9th 2008