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Dizzying Intellect » Heaven Knows

Heaven Knows

Listening to this indescribably beautiful album to calm my nerves lately (as one does), I’m reminded of something that I’ve noticed a zillion times, but I don’t think, ever publicly questioned:

Malcolm X, a later-in-life reformer to Islam, stole one of his most famous lines:

We didn’t land on Plymouth Rock, Plymouth Rock landed on us.

from a 1930’s-era gay, white, (and unutterably lovely) male composer.

If today
Any shock they should try to stem
‘Stead of landing on Plymouth Rock
Plymouth Rock would land on them.

Deliciously ironic? Discuss.

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