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Thursday, May 18, 2006

A CYCLE OF FEAR

Peace! Today's mathematics is knowledge build or destroy all being born to born. Today's degree in the alphabet is rule or ruler. A rule is a standard and a ruler is a person who sets a standard for an environment.

8:36 Because the Devil put fear in him when he was a little boy.

Throughout the process of the enslavement of Black people in North America, and specifically Black men, there was a process by which a slave was made. They were stripped of their name, culture, and religion. They were seperated from their families. They were placed in chains around their hands, feet, and neck, restricting their physical movement. They were whipped and beaten senselessly, and some were killed to be made examples out of. They were placed among those who did not speak the same language so that they were not able to communicate to plot rebellion.

Women were raped, beaten and killed, and many pregnant women were hung and had their babies ripped out of their stomachs. These were tortuous conditions that were inflicted upon Black boys and Black men to instill fear of their masters. In order for the Devil to build his civilization and reality, he had to destroy what he saw as a threat. He had to destroy our social equality and keep us a part from their own social equality (8:14). This process borned generations of Black men who live in fear.

If you are afraid of something or someone, you may do anything they say so that you will not experience pain, nor have pain inflicted upon your loved ones. You will not challenge authority because you do not want what you have to be taken from you. This fear has been passed down from generation to generation through mothers and fathers who want to keep their sons out of harms way. Therefore, a young black male is not encouraged to be too rebellious or strong for fear that their strength will get them into trouble later on in life. How can a man live out the knoweldge degree in the 1-10 (Who is the orignal man? The original man is the Asiatic Black man, the maker, the owner, cream of the planet Earth, father of civilization, God of the Universe) if he lives in fear?

Dr. Joy Leary, a fairly prominent psychologist who has popularized the concept of "Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome" suggests that a stress hormone can pass from mother to child through the placenta and we instill fear in our babies as soon as they are born. Think of all of the times you may have seen a Colored parent and their child in the grocery store vs. a Black parent and their child in the grocery store. A colored parent may allow their child to roam about the aisle, smelling the fruits and vegetables exploring their surroundings without fear of danger. A Black parent may keep their child right next to them for fear of them knocking something over and getting into trouble, getting lost, etc (Not trying to make a sweeping generalization, but I have seen it enough to notice the difference).

Don't get me wrong, we must use what we know to build a healthy sense of caution in our children, but it seems as though we are encouraging our children to fear the world around them, which can debilitate and destroy their ability to be productive human beings who can navigate the world with confidence, having a healthy sense of self. Why do we do this? Because it is a survival mechanism that we have inherited from the time of slavery where if a child wandered too far, or if a man was disobedient to their master, their life may have ended.

If a man lives in fear of asserting himself, standing up for what is right, demanding justice or defending his family, how can he be a ruler? He is not living according to his own standard of conduct. What standard is he setting for his children, other than a self-perpetuating cycle of submission to a master in order to keep a job or avoid prison, or to not be viewed as an outcast or one who cannot play the game and blend in to the mainstream. This is part of a longstanding process of castrating the Black male's manhood and ability to define who he is and set a standard of excellence for his family and community.

Below is an article about Area 2 in Chicago, a detention center where at least 135 Black males were tortured. In 2006, similar tactics are still being used today to put fear into Black boys and men.

The root is still the same, but the game done changed.



Chicago's Abu Ghraib: UN Committee Against Torture Hears Report on How Police Tortured Over 135 African-American Men Inside Chicago
http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=06/05/09/1415210
For nearly two decades a part of the city’s jails known as Area 2 was the epicenter for what has been described as the systematic torture of dozens of African-American males by Chicago police officers. In total, more than 135 people say they were subjected to abuse including having guns forced into their mouths, bags places over their heads, and electric shocks inflicted to their genitals. Four men have been released from death row after government investigators concluded torture led to their wrongful convictions. [includes rush transcript]

Extraordinary rendition. Overseas prisons. Abu Ghraib. Guantanamo Bay. Practices and places that have become synonymous with the abuse of detainees in US custody are getting renewed attention at the United Nations this week, where the UN Committee Against Torture is holding hearings on U.S. compliance with its international obligations. But there is one name expected to arise this week that few people in this country will have heard about – and it’s the one that’s closest to home.

It’s called Area 2. And for nearly two decades beginning in 1971, it was the epicenter for what has been described as the systematic torture of dozens of African-American males by Chicago police officers. In total, more than 135 people say they were subjected to abuse including having guns forced into their mouths, bags places over their heads, and electric shocks inflicted to their genitals. Four men have been released from death row after government investigators concluded torture led to their wrongful convictions.
Yet the case around Area 2 is nowhere near a resolution -- to date, not one Chicago police officer has been charged with any crime. ..

Read the rest of the article by going to this site http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=06/05/09/1415210


Peace

2 Comments:

  • At 11:25 AM, Blogger EntellektualSoul said…

    Peace,
    Everyone should see that Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome lecture or book by Dr. Joy Leary. Not only is there a mental enslavement, there seems to still be a physical one too, which many seem to overlook.
    Peace

     
  • At 10:14 AM, Blogger Divine IZ Earth said…

    Peace Queen! I'm glad you made reference to the Chicago cases...it definitely shows and proves the choas that the devil has maintained to keep fear in our men and in essence our people as a whole, because our men are our foundation. Not only have those police officers not been tried b.u.t they also recaptured Comrade Aaron Patterson with a trumped up charged because he was doing his duty by fighting the CPD about their historical battery of our men and making knowledge born to the masses about the corruption that is run amuck in the city by those that supposedly are the soldiers of law and order. We know and understand otherwise.

    Peace to the Queen!

     

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