Malcolm X: The Constitution and Bill of Rights are HUMAN Rights and that includes the right to self defense.
Posted by iusbvision on March 8, 2009
Malcolm X had several shifts in his philosophy in his life. At one time he believed that all whites were oppressors, because that had been his life experience. Towards the end of his life he traveled around the world and this changed his philosophy. He realized that all nations and races have been enslaved or oppressed at one time or another. Malcolm X realized that what was needed was to convert the “civil rights” movement to a human rights movement. The above speech was given as Malcolm X was in the process of changing his philosophy.
He eventually realized that it isn’t always just one race or another, but a struggle between those who wish to impose central control vs. those who wish to be free.
In several speeches Malcolm X quoted famed Founding Fathers such as Patrick Henry. Like Patrick Henry, Malcolm X came to believe that human rights are everyones birth right from God.