"I understood (Reagan's) appeal. It was the same appeal that the military bases back in Hawaii always held for me as a young boy, with their tidy streets and well-oiled machinery, the crisp uniforms and crisper salutes. . . . Reagan spoke to America's longing for order, our need to believe that we are not subject to blind, impersonal forces, but that we can shape our individual and collective destinies. So long as we rediscover the traditional values of hard work, patriotism, personal responsibility, optimism, and faith."
Huey P. Newton sez:
(Excerpted from an October 29, 1970 letter from Black Panther Minister of Defense, Huey P. Newton to the National Front for Liberation and Provisional Revolutionary Government of South Viet Nam)
"In the spirit of international revolutionary solidarity, the Black Panther Party hereby offers ... an undetermined number of troops to assist you in your fight against American imperialism. It is appropriate for the Black Panther Party to take this action at this time in recognition of the fact that your struggle is also our struggle, for we recognize that our common enemy is U.S. imperialism which is the leader of international bourgeois domination. There is no fascist or reactionary government in the world today that could stand without the support of United States imperialism. Therefore our problem is international, and we offer these troops in recognition of the necessity for international alliance to deal with the problem... Such alliance will advance the struggle toward the final act of dealing with American imperialism. To end this oppression we must liberate the developing nations... As one nation is liberated elsewhere, it gives us a better chance to be free."
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