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turning to that man on his right he began to speak of the white devilsWhat had they made him me feelElijah went on about the crimes of white people to this endless chorus of Yes thats rightThe so-called American Negro is the only reason Allah has permitted the United States to endure so long the white mans time was up in 1913 but it is the will of Allah that this lost black nationbe redeemed from their white masters and returned to the true faith which is Islam Baldwin 65-6This is a quote from James Baldwins The Fire Next Time written in 1962 twenty years after Hitlers Third Reich reigned over much of modern day Europe In the late 1930s Many of Hitlers speeches sounded very close to this one and most of Europe blindly followed after him The world may never be the same since the Holocaust but it is things like this that make me wonder Did the world really learn from the pastBaldwins The Fire Next Time discusses progress Did the human race really make progress after World War Two In the pre World War Two era Germany was one of the most advanced nations in the modern world yet they also led Europe in the horrible murder of twelve million men women and children How could a man like Elijah Mohammed who was considered a very spiritual man take aim at the white people and call them devils saying that the black man needs to reclaim the world Did he not see how twenty years before hand the reckless words of hatred from a single man condemned twelve million men women and children to death I began to see that Elijahs power came from his single-mindedness Baldwin 66 Elijah Mohammed thought in the 1960s exactly like Hitler He thought that the black race was better than any other race in the world This is an understandable thought his nation was
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