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Stokely Carmichael (1941-1998): One Who Will Not Be Missed By: David Horowitz
FrontPageMagazine.com | Tuesday, November 17, 1998

KWAME TURE, AKA Stokely Carmichael, is dead of prostate cancer at the age of 57. Jesse Jackson, who was with him in Africa at the last, claimed Carmichael for the radical Sixties. "He was one of our generation who was determined to give his life to transforming America and Africa," Jackson eulogized; "he rang the freedom bell in this century."

The truth is otherwise. Kwame Ture was a bad man, and the world will not miss him. A West Indian immigrant to America, and a child of middle-class privilege, Carmichael hated his adopted country from youth to old age, and never bothered once to acknowledge the immense advantages and personal recognition it undeservedly gave him.

As Stokely Carmichael, his chief claim to fame was to lead young Turks in the civil-rights movement in pushing Martin Luther King aside, denouncing him as an Uncle Tom. In 1966, Carmichael emerged as the chief spokesman for the "black power" movement, which replaced Kings goals of non-violence and integration with images of political violence and race separatism. In 1967, when Israel was attacked by six Arab nations, Carmichael announced that "the only good Zionist is a dead Zionist," and became the first prominent American figure since Senator Bilbo in the 1940s to spew anti-Semitic bile into the public arena.

The following year Carmichael began a campaign to promote armed warfare in American cities and was briefly made prime minister of the Black Panther Party for his efforts. Ever the racist, Carmichael tried to persuade the Panthers to break off their alliances with whites but failed. This led to his expulsion from the party and a ritual beating by his former comrades. Shortly thereafter Carmichael left the United States for Africa.

In Africa, he changed his name to Kwame Ture, thereby honoring two dictators (Kwame Nkrumah and Sekou Toure) who caused untold misery to their own peoples. He took up residence as the personal guest of Toure, Guineas paranoid dictator, whose reputation was built on the torture-murders of thousands of his subjects. Some 250,000 Guineans were driven into exile during Carmichaels stay there.

Returning to the United States in the late Eighties, he took to the lecture circuit as a racial hate-monger, attacking Jews, whites, and America to approving audiences on American university campuses. In the end he found a fitting refuge in the racial sewer of the Nation of Islam, as a protégé of its Jew-baiting, America-hating, racist leader Louis Farrakhan. Carmichaels farewell shot was to accuse "the forces of American imperialism" of causing the prostate cancer that would have killed him sooner if it had not been for the creative medical contributions of so many Jews, whites and Americans.

David Horowitz is the founder of The David Horowitz Freedom Center and author of the new book, One Party Classroom.

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