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Mental Violence Part 4 of 4
What then would you call an African who has been enslaved mentally and physically, transported Across the Atlantic ocean and renamed “Negro”? This is the 64,000 dollar question that the current 35 million former Negroes, coloreds, blacks in the united states are struggling to answer. Indeed, history has been good to the Europeans because they have written it and in many instances It has been the (lie) fiction agreed upon. Because of a global system of mis education which currently Exists, the average black person honestly believes that civilization began in Europe, and the rest of the World waited in darkness for the Europeans to bring them to life. For more than 500 years, the Europeans have controlled and manipulated the image and information of the world. Whoever controls the image and information of the past will determine what and how future generations will think; and, whoever controls the information of the present, will also determine how those same people will view the past. This interminable cycle of mind manipulation, which has influenced the world For hundreds of years, can be disintegrating in a wake of multiculturalism that can be swept throughout The African world with a intelligent approach. People all over the world are expressing a need to see The world through a different set of eyes. The emergence of a divergent world views such as Afrocentrism and multiculturalism indicate that we, Like Columbus 500 years before, are standing on a new threshold of a new age of discovery, and that a Shift from a eurocentric to a more global perspective is rapidly taking place. The events which have set This shift into motion are irreversible. They began with the decimation and enslavement of the first African man, woman, and child half a millennium ago.
Mental Violence Part 3 of 4
The public(which include ourselves) cannot comprehend this weapon, and therefore cannot believe they Are being attacked and subdued by a weapon. It makes an unmistakable “noise” causes unmistakable physical and mental damage, and unmistakably Interferes with daily life. The public might instinctively feel that something is wrong, but because of the Technical nature of the silent weapon, they cannot express their feeling in a rational way, or handle the Problem with intelligence. Therefore, they do not know how to cry for help, and do not know how to Associate with others to defend themselves against it. When a silent weapon is applied gradually, the public adjusts/adapts to it’s presence and learns to tolerate it’s encroachment on there lives until the pressure (psychological via economic) becomes to Great and they crack up. Therefore, the silent weapon is a type of biological warfare. It attacks the vitality, options, and mobility of the individuals of a society by knowing, understanding, manipulating, And attacking their sources of natural and social energy, and their physical, mental, and emotional strengths and weaknesess. My mission is to properly restore the African American experience back to the respectful commentary of historians. It is important that African people world-wide look beyond the image of Africa which was Created for them and the world by Europeans. It is also most important to remember that Africans were the only immigrants Who came to America against their will. They were stripped of there history, and had no humanity That there slave masters were willing to recognize. Their sole purpose for being was to provide free Labor for the economic development of the country. Look at how we identify with negative names that Have nothing to do with our reality. Black, Negro, colored, nigga, pimps, hustlers, gangsters, killers. I’ve never heard of a negroland, or a blackland. The name(colored) means little because all people are Colored, varying in shades of melaninated pigment that range from crow to snow as referenced by Historian Alice Windom. The names Negro or Black mean little because they do not serve the primary function of a name, which is to culturally orient a people to a specific land mass. The name the a people calls themselves must provide them with a understanding of their history by connecting them to a land mass, a language, a culture, a religion, a philosophy, and so on. If a people’s name fails to accomplish these simple tasks, there name is useless. History should also Tell a people who they are, where they come from and what there potential is as a people. When one hears or reads the word “Negro” the only vision that comes to mind relates to a condition. The word grew out of the European slavery and colonial systems and fails to relate the people of African Descent to land, history and the culture. When people are free to travel and immigrate to other lands, they usually bring there name, language, and culture with them. The European who immigrated to America, would later insist on his independence from England, but there cultural orientation remained European. The official language of America is English, and the northeastern coast of the united states is referred to as “New England”, the states of New Hampshire, New jersey, and New York all refer to provinces in “jolly ole England”.
Mental Violence part 2 of 4
In light of the extreme difficulties facing African Americans, it is important that new strategies be developed and implemented to ensure our survival. The important part of any plan must include the mental, physical, and cultural nourishing of African American children, and a swift self identification Of our most precious resource, the African American woman. They are the ones who will be confronted With racist stereotypes in the media, the classroom, and society. A constant diet of hopelessness Will ultimately darken there mental skies and make them believe (with some justice) that the future is bleak, and they will, therefore, develop the self-destructive behavior patterns so many of our youth currently exhibit. Building self-esteem in any child is an arduous task, and building self-esteem in the African American child is even more difficult, but it can be accomplished. Some suggest that TV has the potential of reversing the evolution of the human brain. Some feel that the electronic media, unstable family patterns, hectic lifestyles, and poor teaching methods all contribute to the changing of the brain structure within children. What children see and hear and do on a daily basis changes there brain’s function and structure. Any activity engaging a childs interest will stimulate the imagination and enrich the brain. So I feel it is up to the people of African Descent to guide our youth before there guided to the pen. Consequently, in the interest of the future world order, peace, and tranquility, it was decided to wage A quiet war against the American public with an ultimate objective of permanently shifting the natural And social energy (wealth) of the undisciplined and irresponsible into the hands of the self-disciplined, Responsible, and select worthy few…In order to implement this objective, it was necessary to secure, create, and apply new weapons which, as it’s turned out, were a class of weapons so subtle and sophisticated in there principle of operation and public appearance as to earn for themselves the name “Silent Weapons. In conclusion, the objective to economic research, as conducted by the magnates of capital( banking) And the industries of commodities( goods) and services, is the establishment of an economy which is Totally predictable and manipulatible. In order to achieve a totally predictable economy, the low-class Elements of the society must be brought under total-control, i.e. must be housebroken, trained, and assigned a yoke a long-term social duties from a very early age, before they have an opportunity to Question the propriety of the matter. In order to achieve such conformity, the lower-class family unit Must be disintegrated by a process of increasing preoccupation of the parents and the establishment of Government-operated day-care systems and low stimulation of the black mind. The quality of education given to the lower-class must be of the poorest sort, so that the moat of ignorance isolating the inferior class from the superior class is and remains incomprehensible to the inferior class. With such an initial handicap, even bright lower class individuals have little or no hope of Extricating themselves from there assigned lot in life. This form of slavery is essential to maintaining some measure of social order, peace, tranquility for the Ruling upper class.
Mental Violence part 1 of 4
Mental bondage is invisible violence. Formal physical slavery has ended in the united states. Mental slavery continues to this present Day. This slavery affects the minds of all people, in one way, it is worse Than physical slavery alone. That is, the person who is in mental bondage Will be “self contained”. Not only will that person fail too challenge beliefs And patterns of thought which control him, he will defend and protect those Beliefs and patterns of thought virtually with his last dying effort… Mental slavery is a condition effecting people regardless of their race, nationality Or economic status. The perceptions of reality that you have in your mind will either Free you or keep you enslaved. Many people mistakenly believe that money will bring them happiness, but money without Consciousness will usually lead to self destruction of some form or another. Take for example entertainers who serve as larger-than-life role models for most youth and Many adults. They have money and fame, but most lack a sense of security and cultural identity One can only look forward too climbing out of the pit of poverty for a less stressful life. Many of the problems we see in the in the African American communities throughout the Country can be traced to negative self-images instilled in us from birth and perpetuated by The media to which we expose ourselves. Television is the most powerful form of mass Communication in the world. It stimulates emotion while simultaneously diminishing thought And creativity. Television programming presents a quick fix to complex problems while exploiting The fears and manipulating the desires of the viewer. The more one watches television, the more Detached one becomes to reality. It is as addictive as alcohol, cigarettes, or crack cocaine. To many, television is viewed as simply a form of entertainment, but anytime a people spend more time Being entertained than being taught the core values of knowledge of self, these people and there offspring, will become a burden to society. Most of the roles being played by African Americans on Television are limited to situation comedies. Very few, if any, have been featured in dramas or as characters representing integrity and substance and decent family values. Other ethnic groups understand the power of television and they exercise a sense of cultural responsibility by seeing to it That there group is represented in a balanced manner. On the whole, African Americans are so starved for images that they will accept a negative image of themselves over none at all. Consider the fact that the church is the most powerful institution within the African American Community. It is the only financially viable organization that we own and operate. The church has been the base from which our civil rights movement evolved, our political leaders honed there thinking skills, And it has been the source of all our music. If this institution means so much to our community , why would we allow a television program to make a mockery of it, it’s pastors, deacons, and the congregation. In light of the extreme difficulties facing African Americans, it is important that new strategies be developed and implemented to ensure our survival. The important part of any plan must include the mental, physical, and cultural nourishing of African American children, and a swift self identification