"Get into the Know"
We (Black people), can no longer survive as a race hanging on to lies. A reality of truth must prevail if we are to be a part of the future. The many problems now facing Black America will not be corrected by implementing outdated strategies of foot marches, speeches, the commemoration of fallen Black martyrs, burying our heads into the sands of the ancient past but instead by exposing and the eradication of today's modern system of institutionalized racism of where in which Black people are today -more proficiently than ever before- being systematically imprisoned, murdered, exploited, suppressed, racially devalued through mis-educated,confused and turned against each other through psychological warfare. Despite the many substantial gains made today by African Americans in the field of entertainment, education, and politics, the U.S. Government’s unyielding determination to maintain its White dominance by implementing methods of suppressing its Black population has not been truly abandoned-- but rather more sophisticatedly reincarnated to be more acceptable with contemporary times. Today, the masses of African Americans remain still the largest, most racially devalued and most deliberately exploited and suppressed class in America , only now the methods now used avoid the conventional, blatant, now morally unacceptable methods used in the past. Unlike the brutal system of racism used in the past that caused African Americans to rally together and unify themselves against, this modern system of racism is not easily comprehended by Blacks. Most African Americans have never heard of this method of asserting White racism, therefore many will find it too shocking and stunning to contemplate—neverthe less, it is directly intertwined with the many problems adversely affecting Black America today. It is a method so opaque that many of its Black victims remain largely unaware of it themselves. And while most African Americans may instinctively feel that something is wrong, they cannot, however, express their suspicions and conceptualize them sufficiently so that they and others can comprehend and act to defend themselves against it. It is, in fact, so sophisticated that even very bright African American individuals have little, if any, hope of extricating themselves from its brutal effects. In fact, most Blacks cannot believe that they are being attacked or subdued because it wears the appearance [if any] of being totally self-inflicted by African Americans themselves. Clearly now there are those of you that are irritatingly thinking that here goes another Black man wrongly blaming our short comings as a race on whites again. These type of perception among even Blacks today are not uncommon because Blacks are unknowingly conditioned to respect and admire all that is white and to despise all that is Black even themselves. The black Psyche has been so bombarded with negative images of themselves that it has become literally easier for some Blacks to accept that the problem is ourselves rather that of white racism.Therefore this disclosure is quite difficult and very uncomfortable for many Black people because it requires that they overcome a psychologically ingrained “White is right” preferentially and reexamine some of our prior negative self perceptions of ourselves that has been indoctrinated unrelentingly upon the Black psyche and that is rarely moved. However in doing so, the rewards will be a change from feelings of hopelessness and despair to an awareness of the most urgent issue of our time.
Today, the scenario of the Black victim peddler that is always playing the inevitable race card to overstate their case and absolve themselves from all responsibility is deliberately over stated and perpetuated within the American society. This deliberately being done to discourage and prevent us [Blacks] from realizing that there actually does exist a modern deliberate system of racism implemented by America ’s White governmental elites with the underlying objective of maintaining White dominance.Although today most African Americans do not experience racism the way their parents experienced it, they do, however, still experience White racism. White racism in the U.S. is still a current and devastating problem that now prevails with sophistication and is employed more covertly and more proficiently than ever before. Since the methods of the past were no longer morally acceptable, the decline of the blatant, overt racism used in the United States to suppress African Americans up until the 1960's coincided with the implementation of a better disguised, more intensified, sophisticated, and more covert method of White racism more fitting for the times.
Today the most prevalent and lethal system of racism assaulting African Americans now exists behind a clever shroud of secrecy and deceit — for it is in this way that the evils of racism thrive best -- when its victims do not recognize the evil. Today, the U.S. government, like many other developed nations, conducts planned campaigns of extensive strategic psychological operations through the national media to influence the perception and climate of the nation towards the attainment of its governmental objectives. The U.S. Government's unrelenting commitment towards maintaining it's white dominance accordingly resulted in it using this system against its Black population.
The United States government secretly implemented its largest ever covert operation against its Black population through a campaign of psychological warfare that deliberately conspires to severely reduce African America’s upward mobility by corrupting them of unity, reason, and common sense. By using false statistics and negative media reports denigrating its back population and disproportionately portraying Black men as the face of crime and Black women as the face of welfare. These portrayals of African Americans are totally false and inaccurate but are necessary to produce a consensual environment of were in which Blacks are more easily exploited and their unity corrupted. The objective of this psychological warfare is to produce increasingly acrimonious beliefs and prejudiced perceptions about and against African Americans to create a shift in victimization in behalf of whites that lessens pressure for social change on behalf of Blacks thus making the nation and the entire world insensitive to the plight of African Americans, thus successfully striping them of the national and international support that was acquired during the 1960's civil rights struggles. This campaign engenders a shift of victimization that fosters distorted perceptions and increasingly prejudiced and acrimonious beliefs about its African American population that creates a consensual environment that facilitates the easier exploitation and suppression of Black America. Moreover, this method also makes any serious criticism of White racism almost impossible today. Not only does it tranquilize efforts on behalf of Blacks, it also affects attitudes that, when enacted through governmental policies, laws, and other legislation actions, serve to ensure that African Americans will not advance. Its effects are manifested in ideas, education, governmental policies, economic stratification, social segregation, housing markets, hiring and promotion practices, psychological issues, and minority access to a variety of social services and opportunity. It also creates a false justification for the legal system’s mistreatment of African Americans wherein they are disproportionately incarcerated, given stiffer sentences, and are more likely than other racial groups to be treated brutally, beaten, and fired upon by police officers while they are unarmed.
This perversion of reality, shifting the blame, and role reversal of the problem of racism to be the fault of African Americans, is perpetuated unrelentingly everywhere through press releases, pamphlets, radio, newspaper, and magazine articles and television. Because no group can be preconditioned to see only the worst in themselves and not exhibit some degree of negative psychological impact, the worst aspect of this psychological operation against America ’s Black population is, not how it adversely affects race relations, but instead how it causes many African Americans to perceive themselves.
The governmental psycho-social treatment of African Americans is designed to mold the character of self hatred. The unrelenting daily assault on the Black psyche [of were in which they are routinely subjected daily to seeing through a controlled national media only the worst in themselves that also insinuate that they should admire, respect, and trust only whites] corrupts many African Americans’ sense of reason , unity and also divides and demobilizes African Americans by engendering self-doubt, self-loathing, and distrust among their group. Here is a simplified analogy of how this is being done to America ’s Black population. Let us say, for example, that a group of people was aboard their own massive ship and that their ship was being shadowed by another neighboring ship, a neighboring ship that was constantly broadcasting derogatory messages to the first group that their ship was lesser, smaller, not seaworthy or perhaps slowly sinking or that their crew was incompetent or was planning a mutiny. With time, the group receiving the negative messages, being unable to refute or to confirm these derogatory messages and deficiencies will grow weary and paranoid of the negative messages and will eventually comes to accept these negative assessments of themselves. The perception created by the taunting now unconsciously influences how the taunted group perceives themselves, subsequently causing them to become distrustful of themselves, doubting themselves, hating themselves and, eventually, fighting among themselves. The taunted group may even become so besieged by deep feelings of inadequacy that they may even jump into the sea and attempt to swim towards the taunting ship now believing it to be superior to their own ship even if theirs was in fact better. This science of psychology works by affecting the unconscious mind through deception.
Within a real world setting, this is implemented against African Americans through U.S. governmental agencies that leak false derogatory press releases, documentaries, and media information concerning its Black population that are designed to perpetuate and frame the myth of Whites’ racial, moral, and ethical superiority over its Black population. Its collaborators in the news media, which either knowingly or unknowingly carry the false information through news releases in magazine articles, radio, and television, work to demoralize, discourage, berate, subjugate, and or dismantle the Black population. The United States Government’s psychological operation of devaluing African Americans is not always recognized. In fact, in most cases, it is executed very subtly and is often done under the pretext of helping African Americans, while in fact actually exploiting them. For example, in August 1996, then President William “Bill” Clinton signed the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act, better known as the “Welfare Reform” Bill. During the ceremonial undertaking, which was broadcast on television to the entire nation and the world, the president was strategically accompanied by two African American welfare moms who were positioned on either side of him as he signed the new bill—perpetuating false images of African American women without using overt racism —thus feeding and perpetuating the racist stereotype that the largest recipients of welfare are “lazy Black mothers.” This image was filmed, photographed, and transmitted all over the world thus meeting the government’s objective of changing the face of racism in America to reflect that the racial problem in America stems from behavior among African Americans which justifies White attitudes towards Blacks while producing psychological feelings of embarrassment, gratitude, and indebtedness among Blacks towards the American government. [ The fact, however, is that the largest recipient of welfare assistance are White women,] .
Perhaps no president relied more heavily on the use of the psychological operation that portrayed African American Women as negative welfare queens than Ronald Reagan . His career as an actor and spokesperson for General Electric provided him with an audience to redefine his storytelling style and to perfect the ability of appealing to the concerns and fears of White voters without the use of overtly racist appeals. Reagan's campaigns revolved around themes that exemplified the image of the Black welfare queen. Reagan gave an elaborate story of “welfare abuse” that appeared in the New York Times which stated that there's a woman in Chicago . She has 80 names, 30 addresses, 12 social security cards, and is collecting veteran benefits on 4 non-existing deceased husbands. And she is collecting social Security on her cards. She's got Medicaid, is getting food stamps, and she is collecting welfare under each name. Her tax-free income is over $150,000.” The speech emphasized how "they, the abusers, enjoy lives of leisure, whereas "we" [Whites] work harder than ever before with little chance of ever getting ahead.” The welfare queen abuse story played, and continues to play, well among the White masses, and its reference to the abuser leaves little doubt about the implied racial identity of the abuser without stating the racial identity of the abuser explicitly. The story then acquires a life of its own, far more elaborate and lucrative than before. At times, she has more kids and less husbands. Nevertheless, it worked because it delivered messages penetrating the consciousness of White voters across party lines. After Regan defeated Carter in the 1980 election, the welfare stories made it possible for him to reduce social programs.
A more recent example of the United States ’ deliberate devaluing of African Americans through the usage of psychological operations was seen during the 2005 flooding of New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. While many African American victims that where left behind suffered from hunger, dehydration, and the trauma of having loved ones dying all around them, the White media was more adept at portraying these Black victims as wild, inhuman, deviant criminals. The press presented, for the most part, those images of the desperate and suffering Black families that reinforced their negative and racist stereotypes. As seen, for example, were in which the media painted the perception that most of these Black people were uncontrollable looters stealing equipment and appliances although their homes were under water. Nevertheless, the images of Black people taking food and water were perpetuated as looting as “shown” in the constant repetition of the same 5-minute looping footage of so-called looters. On the other hand, Whites doing the same thing were portrayed in television coverage as “shopping for food.” If the “looting” by Blacks was as rampant as reported, why then was there the need to keep repeating the same 5-minute footage again and again?
Then, there were the many unfounded rumors broadcast, not only nationally but also globally; that hospitals had been raided by drug addicts; and that there where many gang rapes of women and children in the New Orleans Convention Center; also that babies throats had been cut; and that Black thugs were shooting at rescuers. Although these rumors were later found to be untrue, the damage was already done against African Americans. What is more, African Americans are denigrated within every aspect of American society by the U.S. government’s psychological operation -- from their educational failures, their crime statistics, and also their national health statistic reports. Where, based upon the U.S. Government’s national health statistics and reports concerning the health of Black America, it appears as if the bodies of Black people are literally genetically and physically inferior to that of the bodies of Whites. However, when examined outside of governmental discretion and control, we see, to the contrary, that Blacks are most often America ’s greatest athletes.
This tendency of the U.S. government to routinely subjugate African Americans within the American society is clearly a case of psychological warfare at work. The mounting evidence is too great to be purely coincidental and too prevalent to be merely dismissed as an oversight or as being the work of a few local governments. It is being deliberately implemented at a national level. Moreover, this modern racism, as herein defined, has had a serious deleterious effect on many African Americans.It is believed to be directly attributed to the intensification of internalized racism, loss of motivation, school failure, profound division, and present confused outlook that is now so prevalent among so many African Americans today.
Moreover, all African Americans have experienced the burden of this psychological warfare, some more severely than others. It is experienced every time we [Blacks] read a newspaper, watch the evening news, enter a classroom, and read its racially biased textbooks. And while many Black Americans have successfully navigated through the mortifying system of modern racism and have gone on to lead successful, productive lives, for far too many African Americans this immense devaluation can seem inescapable and tragically, over time, many begin to accept subconsciously and painfully the negative portrayals of themselves. Many also become discouraged by the acceptance that their society is also preconditioned to see the worst in them and that, therefore, if they were ever to gain acceptance, if it is to be won at all, that success would be hard won and likely to manifest negative internalized psychological pain and distress within many African Americans that can take many forms. Under such extreme degradation as experienced by African Americans, many develop the psychological aberration of self contempt were in which they become literally prejudiced against other Blacks.
Although this may sound a bit like bad science fiction, Psychological Warfare is a real and well-proven technology that exceeds the territorial limits of conventional warfare to penetrate the proposed target. However, psychological warfare is a real, sound, and proven governmental technology that has been used by the U.S. Government for many decades, and its usage is ongoing even now. For as recently as July 2004, a story was reported by the New York Times that the Defense Department had paid the Rendon Group, a Washington-based international consulting firm, $100,000 per month to help the Office of Strategic Information (OSI) with a broad campaign that would include negative propaganda or disinformation. The report stated that the OSI was established to spread positive messages about the war on terrorism, but it would also use disinformation and misinformation to mislead friends and foe alike. The report went on to say that the office of Strategic Influence had been set up to disseminate truthful information openly but also to spread what senior pentagon officials called "the Blackest of Black programs.” The organization works on ways to influence and mislead the media abroad and also domestically in America, such as spreading positive messages about the war on terrorism or perpetuating disinformation through its frequent collusion with news media personnel to publish false and distorted material at the government's behest.
The U.S. Government’s ability to influence the nation in mass using psychological operations through the national media is highly effective because the media itself is very powerful in terms of its influence. For the media helps shape our views of the world, what we consider to be good or bad, and also forges our deepest values, identities, and our sense of what it means, for example, to be male or female. These facts, combined with those studies showing that the average American watches 18 hundred hours of television each year, affirm that there is a great inclination for Americans to be affected by psychological operations conducted through the national media.
This psychological operation also discourages our brightest and most gifted African Americans who historically were responsible for gathering and motivating the lesser-educated and complacent masses of African Americans to demand equality. Many of these Black elites are rendered disillusioned and frustrated, therefore now having fallen victim in adopting the same disdain and contemptuous views towards the lesser fortunate Black masses as their White counterparts do, themselves saying that the rhetoric of victimization of racism by the lesser fortunate Blacks are merely excuses. They’ve adopt the same ideology and character of their White counterparts in regards to the Black masses; thus making the case that, if they have made it then, all those other less fortunate Blacks can also do the same. Many of these successful Blacks have also moved to the suburbs segregating themselves from the Black masses and, instead of focusing their efforts on the suffering of these Black masses, now redirect their attention towards trying to show Whites that not all Blacks are like these negative images depicted. This psychological operation of influence also undermines Black leadership. Many Black leaders today -- although most will perhaps never publicly admit this -- have become disillusioned and frustrated by the false statistics and representation of their fellow African American masses. Many leaders, in profound frustration and desperation, have called out to the African American community for a spiritual revival of themselves. Moreover, many of our Black leaders have become complacent in terms of significance, gains, and effectiveness. Today, there is no more real striving, no more real struggle, and no significant gains made. Many of our leaders have become insignificant pied pipers who lead the following back masses on outdated foot marching strategies while shouting out the cries of racism and demands for equality. The only effectiveness these strategies serve is as a platform to give the illusion and appearance of hope and action. However, within such a mortifying environment as Black people endure psychologically in daily life, perhaps hope is a good thing.
The African American psyches have borne centuries of extremely unhealthy and brutal devaluing in the American society from slavery through its aftermath of Jim Crow inequalities, but today's system of covert white racism is by far arguably the worst system of racism ever faced by African Americans and also Africans the world over.
These strategies are all part of the sophisticated system of psychological warfare, and they are on-going, all around us, all of the time.