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Malcolm X meets Henry George: the walking tour
Date Saturday October 06
Time 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Event Type Teach-In
Organizer/AuthorDavid Giesen
Emailinfo [at] TheCommonsSF.org
Phone415-948-4265
Location Details
the American Youth Hostel
312 Mason Street
San Francisco
(meet in the lobby)
Malcolm X identified the objective of oppressed peoples as being land. Land, in satisfactory economic and social amount, is a requirement for any nation, state, or other convention of people to flourish.

Malcolm X thought, at least in 1963 as expressed in his "Message to the Grass Roots," that a commitment to violence was necessary because there could be no revolution without violent overthrow of landed interests.

Many a tempering voice has spoken up for transformation without attendant violence, but none have also plainly called for eviscerating the basis of distinction within nation, state, or other convention of people based upon control of land . . . except for this: socializing the whole of land values through a revised property tax appropriating all but a pittance of "location, location, location" value by the community for community purposes.

San Francisco's own man-come-of-age newspaperman and self-made social philosopher was such an exponent. Henry George (1839-1897) stands a marvelous model of a protagonist for something more than a scratching back of limited coequal birthright in the land for all people.

Come along on a free walking tour surveying San Francisco's social movement history that serves as a seminar in how to achieve land for the people without blood running down the gutter.

If you're prepared to be vaulted out of your political Easy Chair style advocacy for anything less than Malcolm X's land objective, meet Saturday morning for the shrieviest three hours of your born days.

Added to the calendar on Tuesday Oct 2nd, 2018 7:09 PM

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