DESCENDANTS OF SLAVES: NO FUTURE IN CALIFORNIA, by Dr. Steven Nur Ahmed

Whether we consciously acknowledge it or not, we are necessarily confronted everyday with certain unavoidable natural, economic, and political realities. For example, our need for food, for water, and for shelter; our need to be born healthy and into a family which provides us with a stable and structured material, emotional, and intellectual environment as well as our need to form meaningful relationships with those around us. Those conditions are all as natural as gravity. But barriers exist which challenge our ability to acquire those necessities. Some are natural and others are socially constructed. Our task is to overcome the ever present challenges to our existence.

A significant privation of any one of those conditions can retard our social development. If privations are severe enough, they can cause us to die prematurely before having ever had the opportunity to reach our highest stage of personal development. At its worst, significant social privations can dehumanize whole groups of people over time. We all want to avoid privation of the good things in life. We want what we think is good. But despite our best efforts we usually fall short at attaining what we believe to be good. That underscores another fact.

The fact is we are not always in conscious control of our situation. There are rational explanations for that fact but it is also because running parallel to what we consciously try to determine for ourselves are hidden irrational forces altering the designed outcome of our conscious choices. Those hidden irrational forces are like tiny metallic specks in the corners of a pair of dice making them roll off the course we design.

Inclosing the conscious sphere of our individual and collective lives is an even deeper natural reality. That reality is an unconscious yet very natural force. The unconscious is by weight a more powerful force than our rational efforts to design the best possible life for ourselves. That is so even though it’s awesome power is never fully discerned by us on our narrowly defined stage of personal drama.

Our personal drama blinds us to the existence of the unconscious forces moving us. Over a vast number of years, some of us may turn and look back, intuitively, if not visually. At that time, we experience a sweeping comprehension of the varied unconscious effects of the unseen on our lives, or the lives of those around us, and the very world we perceive. For as we examine our past at that time we may see with both hindsight and insight an altered landscape as well as an altered mindscape.

We comprehend them both reshaped around us as well as in us. We might then say: things have changed and are changing beyond my power to stop or control the incessant re-combinations and permutations of things around us. Yes, a face seen in a mirror at 20 years of age one day has a reality check and sees itself in the same mirror at 80 years of age and realizes it has been running a gauntlet of nuanced types of very physical opposition.

That unconscious force which loads the dice against us governs the ebb and flow of whole populations of creatures, big and small, across the globe. On land and under oceans, lakes, rivers, and streams. There are few remedies to its onslaught.

Darwin called it natural selection, adaptation, mutation, and gene flow. Here, there is no escaping it.  We live by and in natural selection and we are subjects to that all powerful process of change. That change extends to social selection by conflict and competition. 

With a broadened vision, some of us eventually come to comprehend that we are adrift and continually carried away as chemical film is carried on the surface of a body of water by deep and powerful undercurrents. To where in the world, we don’t know.

In time, maybe, some of us come to comprehend that we move with the ebb and flow of a great mass of human flesh. We can even feel it driving us through a wide biological undercurrent into ever shifting relational combinations.

We are tossed and turned in our lives by that unseen force. Our entering into and exiting varied personal drama is evidence of the unconscious as are the unpredictable outcomes which build up the social structures around our lives.

We know that there was no logical order to our coming to exist in the world; logical order was not nor could ever unravel the infinitely complex ever changing combination of things that bore us into a place to live out our lives. We are thrown about and where we land we are forced of necessity to just cope or if not, to die sooner than later.

We are in the world much more in the hand of blind chance than we are in the hand of conscious determination. We can be in such denial about our captivity. We blame ourselves for our captivity. Actually, we don’t have significant power. It is not always our mistakes that foil our best efforts to rise above the muck and mud, rather it is that unseen natural force which courses along its way against our own.  

But that makes conscious self-determination even more precious to us; for it is the most unique characteristic among all life forms on earth. The bouquet was thrown and we caught it; we have it. For it is conscious self-determination which can raise us above the absolute unpredictable roll of the unconscious and give to us a slice of reason coupled with action to buffer us against its shocks. Take for example reproduction. The reproduction of another human being is a free choice exercised by us to make another human creature or not.

The reproduction of offspring is contingent on many conditions.  Assuming those many conditions are adequately met, the reproduction of offspring is like spring water flowing down from a high mountain top. From that flowing spring water, entire communities draw as would a thirsty man or woman draw from a well on a hot summer day.

By it, a population, from a bird’s eye view, not spanning minutes, hours, and days but rather a view spanned over decades and centuries at a sweep would stand out as one living organism connected by a thread of DNA stretching back countless billions of years.

We would stand out literally as a transparent gooey chemical process among others in the atmosphere, but graced with a mysteriously endowed high intelligence. Intelligently, we can and do replenish ourselves and in so doing awaken at the dawn of every new generation a renewed people ready to struggle again.

But let’s assume the opposite. What if the many contingent conditions for biological reproduction are not adequately met? Under such conditions, what should we expect? 

What does science say? For science and the methodology of science is to our understanding what sensation is to our body. Zoological experts say that the fitness of any individual or population is measured by the number of its offspring that survive to sire their own offspring and through which its unique genetic codes and culture are passed through the unconscious undercurrent from one generation to the next.[1] What relevance does that have to descendants of slaves in California? My answer is that Descendants of Slaves have no meaningful place within any social sphere in the state of California. Let me tell you why that is my thesis.

No Demographic Growth for Descendants of Slaves

I recently read a study published by the California Department of Finance which predicts statistically that there will be a significant decline in the population of descendants of slaves in California. It predicted a full 2 percent drop, from 7.3 percent in 1980 to 5.3 percent by 2030.   Such population decline can be observed in every city and town in California. What we observe cannot be dismissed as being merely a statistical dip; it is a growing trend. 

 

The End of Marriage For Descendants of Slaves

Marriage rates for DOS are correlated with DOS demographic decline. There has been a consistent decline in the marriage rate among descendants of slaves generally.  Even among college educated DOS, the marriage rate is in free fall. The Brookings Institute reported a study which found that 60% of black college graduates have never married.[2]

 

In an article published by Scholars Strategy Network, Dawne Mauzon states: In 1960, 61% of blacks were married but by 2008 it was only 32%. Blacks also get divorced more often and remarry less frequently than whites.”[3]  What other factors are correlated with the marriage decline among DOS?

Mauzon hypothesizes, and I quote: “In part, the men are just not there in many black communities.” That is a social fact. It is normative for black adult males to be absent in black families. The chances are greater for that being the case than not. In California, 29% or 39, 451 of all black males are prison inmates.  

Furthermore, the Pew report revealed that DOS females have a narrowly defined preference list.[4] In short, most black women surveyed have high financial aspirations when it comes to choosing a mate.

No Marriage and Education Balance for Descendants of Slaves

The Pew Report went on to reveal that Black women prefer a well-educated black male. That preference exists although in California Black male enrollment at California State Universities is approximately 1.5 percent or 3,860 of the total student body of over 200,000 students. It is even worse at the California Universities where in the fall of 2016 at U.C. Berkeley there were only 393 black male freshmen of the 13,900 entering freshmen. At California Poly Technic State University San Luis Obispo, one of the most important engineering and architectural institutions in the nation, black males constitute less than 1 percent of the student body of 26,000 students. One must also keep in mind that a significant number of those are immigrant Africans or their descendants.

Thus, with a ratio of 1 African American Male for every 2 African American females at California State Universities, it is highly unlikely that the far more numerous females will match up with black males having equal educational credentials inside California.[5] That is a national pattern.

No Marriage and Financial Stability for Descendants of Slaves

Lastly, the Pew Research report revealed that 50% of black women surveyed want male financial stability as a precondition to marriage. That compared to only 25% of white women who wanted the same. This expectation is not what most black males can meet according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In California, 20% of descendants of slaves are at or below the poverty line; that is 1 out of every 5. Full employment for many is a thing of the past.

It was reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2015 that male descendants of slaves had an unemployment rate of 11% in the State of California.[6] That rate of DOS unemployment has become a constant since California lost between 30 and 40 percent of its manufacturing jobs over the course of the last three decades.

The California unemployment rate is twice as high as the national average. Black men are more likely to be in and out of employment more frequently than males of other ethnic groups. There are many reasons for that but suffice it to say that the reality of black male financial stability does not equate with what 50% of black females in that survey want.

Those black females who want men who are financially stable will generally not find them in the private sector either. The loss of black businesses will be an unintended consequence of a declining black population and or communities in California. So, if you are African American, don’t start your business in California unless you live in a densely-populated immigrant African community or have White and or Hispanic patronage. Generally, black businesses are suffering and withering away. There will be a dearth of financially viable black men from those job markets for black women who want to marry financially stable black men who own a  business.

Part of the reinforcement feedback loop will be a loss of black patronage for black businesses including banks. And there is no evidence to support a claim that white and Hispanic people will significantly patronize black businesses including the use of black professional services. A derivative effect of low or no financial stability in the DOS community is that in California they have no political power.

No Political Representation for Descendants of Slaves 

All citizens are urged to employ legislative representatives for remedy of their grievances in democratic societies. We are taught that the laws that govern us all will clearly reflect both our fears and hopes. We are taught the enforcement of those laws will recognize no class differences by state law enforcement agencies. We are taught that every citizen brought before our criminal courts are presumed innocent until proven guilty. We are taught that justice is blind and so not respecting the person hears only the facts.

We have virtually no representation in the State Legislature. As of 2016, only 10 state legislators are of African descent. That is a far less proportion than the proportion of DOS in California. No wonder our needs go unmet.[7]  Black politicians serve the interests of their doners. The interests of their doners is greater power for themselves not DOS.

  

If a community’s interests are defined in terms of power, meaning that their interests are reflected in the laws and policies of society and acted upon by its many agencies, then DOS have no political power in California. For the overwhelming magnitude of social and economic privations among DOS in the many cities where they are concentrated evidences a wide fault line in this Californian democracy. On one side of that fault line are Descendants of Slaves and on the other side is everyone else including black politicians who generally supported the NAFTA agreement signed into law under Bill Clinton in 1994.

DOS have been politically abandoned in California. Therefore, descendants of slaves do not participate the democratic process in California enough to qualify them as voice in state affairs. Descendants of slaves are institutionally powerless and perhaps more importantly, they cannot muster street power to make their voices heard. 

No Habitat for Descendants of Slaves

There is a zoological assumption at the foundation of my discussion. The truth is there is inadequate carrying capacity for most DOS in the state of California.   There is too much environmental resistance on all levels to DOS growth. There was a time when we were not here and there will be a time very soon when we will be here no longer. As a unique ethnic group in California, DOS are running out of habitat in California. Like any other animal, the loss of habitat spells doom.

The factors which I have identified along with many others including those of mental health, religious institutions, and political affiliation are also parts of reinforcing feedback loops causing DOS communities to spin irreversibly out of control. Though some individuals will live on in the state, generally there is no future for DOS as a community in the State of California.

 

 

[1] Quran: 76:2, 18:37, 23:13

[2] American Family Survey; Restricted to Women aged 25 to 35, cited from Brookings Institute: Race Gaps in Marriage Rates for College Graduates

[3] Dawne Mouzon, Rutgers University, Why Has Marriage Declined Among Black Americans, Rutgers University, 2013

[4] Pew Research Center, Survey, 2010

[5] Keep in mind that most college educated men marry down the socio-economic scale or are indifferent to a women’s education level.

[6] U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Unemployment Rates for Blacks by State, 2015

[7] California Research Bureau, California State Library

CAMEROON: THE GREAT PARADOX, by Kifon Emile

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In 1884 I was colonized by the Germans who, with a reign of brutality, created plantations that served the citizens of their homeland. This was part of a sharing deal of Africa by the European countries.

During the outbreak of the First World War in 1914, France along with its allies won and I was again colonized by the French whose rule was characterized by duplicity and exploitation.

About 10% of my territory [north, west, south, and west] was under the British rule that, through indirect administration, showed little interest in the region.

From 1914-1960, French rule dominated my territory. The France made French the official language while English was made the official language of the portion it controlled.

For half a century, those two nations, skilled in the art of exploitation, taught a small group of my people how to manage an administration using the skills taught to them by the west while expanding the cocoa, banana, and coffee plantations left by the Germany.

The selected few who assisted the colonizers had a fragmented education and had never been the real rulers of my people. The colonizers worked in collaboration with their missionaries whose primary tool was the Christian religion. They indoctrinated my people in the art of submission, and blind faith in the absence of reasoning. Parallel to that the colonizers defined new rules while criminalizing most traditional values.                                    

While wondering why my people had been so vulnerable, I took delight in those who had the courage to fight for independence so that my name could be restored to its honorable state. As such, in 1960, I got my independence and my people were joyful to be liberated from the masters whose rule had demonstrated with clarity that it served primarily the interests of the colonizer.

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My first president Ahmadou Ahidjo, a young man known for his courage and ambitious moves, instituted a one party system: the Cameroon National Party, a practice which was common among my fellow states.

With the objective to unify a territory with almost 250 ethnic groups, one party seemed to be the best way to harmonize a heterogeneous social landscape, and the public administration played a great role in this integration. 

By 1982, Ahmadou Ahidjo resigned and assigned Paul Biya as the successor. A decade later, a wave of democratization was sweeping across many nations and I was not excluded. But despite many constitutional reforms designed to conform to democratic principles, Paul Biya is still in power, thereby making me, Cameroon, a new pontificate State, or more correctly a democratic caliphate where power is being concentrated disproportionately at the top and uprooted at the bottom.

The result of this is the destruction of the dream that my people had. Freeing themselves from their former colonial masters has led them into the snares of new masters who continue not only to neglect their own welfare but remain loyal to those former patrons who continue to exploit them using the present leaders – the comprador bureaucracy.

It is this system of bureaucracy that has led to the corruption of the idea of independence. Allegiance is still paid to the former colonial master who takes pride in the misery of my people to create a good name through dependence on charity, international aide, an activity already criminalized in its conception, execution, and evaluation.

Although I have been patient and in pain waiting for my people to grow in maturity, I have realized that I am running out of time and out of patience. I had said to myself that they had to make errors and learn from their mistakes but, regrettably, these mistakes seem to be normalized, internalized, and even institutionalized in some cases.

For example, the modification of the constitution in 2008 removed limitation to presidential mandates thereby giving the present caliph, who is already 81 years of age, the possibility to run for office again in 2018. That modification despite that fact he has a record of unmatched mediocrity in the domain of governance and economy.

To sustain such unconventional norms, intellectuals have been bought off or skillfully eliminated in order to limit critics. While journalists have been killed, and others driven into exile, the opposition has been carefully weakened thus leaving only the president to appear to be the most capable political man under the circumstances.

This patrimonial rule, rooted in a tradition of uncontested authority, pride, non discursive deliberations and inevitable corruption, puts me in a situation of paralysis where I remain immobile, angry, sad, frustrated, morose, and jealous. I feel that way especially when I see my brothers of the same age making progress: Indonesia, China, Dubai, Thailand, Brazil etc.

But then, I have always held that society always corrects itself. In fact, many other societies have corrected their past errors and have made progress and left their bad ways aside. With time and patience running against me, I have found this situation a little different and slow. When I question the fundamental nature of man, I see that it is one, and such a premise leads me to the conclusion that the processes shall be certainly different but the result shall be the same: change in favor of fellow man and society.

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Before being optimistic, I have always reminded myself that it is still dark, and that the situation remains scary especially with regard to the urgency of the situation. For example; when agriculture flourished in the 70s, I remember officials from South Korea who came to visit my leaders to learn how they could make similar triumphs. But in a few years, South Korea had made progress in all domains of life while my own people languish under the ambush a deceitful rule. I feel betrayed.

While the per capita GDP of a South Korean is about $30.000.00 a year, that of my citizens is barely $1,300.00. But I have been generous enough. Although I have a vast territory with about 13% arable land of which just 2% is in active exploitation, my people still import almost 400,000 tons of rice at the cost of about $200 million.

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My kindness has been boundless to my people, besides tolerance, I have given them gold, diamond, cobalt, aluminum, oil, bauxite, nickel, retile just to name a few. What my brothers and sisters in Japan have only up to 10%, I have them all in abundance. But it is not serving the best interest of my people. So, I have decided to keep my promise. These resources shall remain in my good earth, but if leaders don’t change their ways, they shall remain in servitude due to their own ignorance, greed, and injustice.

I am Cameroon, presently in a paradox;

A big nation with small realizations;

Many resources but little to show for it;

Too many intellectuals but few productions;

Fertile fields but hungry citizens;

Consume what I don’t produce but produce what I don’t consume;

Good laws but unjust application;

 

 

 

                                                                           

IN MEMORY OF: THE MOST HONORABLE MALCOLM X, AL HAJJ MALIK AL SHABAZZ

Malcolm Lecturn

We all have dreams and aspirations to reach up for the stars. But under the stars and your dreams there are gun towers. Those gun towers cast long dark shadows on the yard to block the light of the stars from your view. They are instruments of repression which imprison you. They always have you in the cross hairs of their scope.

The towers rise high above the yard and from every corner of them extend  dark rifle muzzles  from shaded rooms behind which are nameless faceless shooters ready to take aim at any one who would have the courage to ascend the wall to take their freedom.  So we see the Michael Browns, the Eric Garners, and thousands of others like them taken down.

Sporadically, we all walk our yard and when we do we step into and out of lines of fire as do miniature figurines in a shooting gallery. 

It is a mind boggling experience to watch the endless procession of hapless men and women. We are that procession of people who continue generation after generation spewing forth from all the four horizons of the world to converge on a yard wherein we like peas in a pod live out our lives indistinguishable one from the other.

But there are deeper connections between us. We see and feel those connections every day. We are on some kind of conveyor belt a kind of assembly line.

It rolls us along a feedback loop between the prisons and our neighborhoods. It sweeps whole families away.  We are related to each other by blood and even if we are not then we are interconnected by a common subconscious mind which binds us to a network of fractured images. Such are the kinds of images which continually distort our perception of reality as would happen to one in a carnival’s house of mirrors. We see our reflections.

Faces are young and old. They play the same old roles consigned to them over and over again generation after generation. Typecast our energy is not our own it is continually sapped from us as oil is pumped from deep beneath the earth.

We are the lumpenproliteriate. The prison yard is our estate. But the illusion is such that we are not aware that the estate which we have inherited is bankrupt. We like Malcolm X have come to know that our estate is one wherein we should expect poverty. And what of the experience of our dear brother Malcolm X?

Did Malcolm X know that he was a figurine? A whatnot, a caricature of a man?  Was he such a thing having no power of self-animation? Was he a thing to be forever moved by inimical forces? The forces which giveth and taketh away?

The young Malcolm lost his civil rights and even more importantly he lost the power of his soul. Those two are the elements which great philosophers celebrate as the context of all relations between government and its citizens.

It as a way of life based upon a simple proposition. Government cannot be the context of human relations between it and the citizens who created it. Citizens don’t live in government because government is an idea in the mind of its citizens. Government, therefore, is a momentary choice citizens make about what government should be as citizens live their lives free, outside of government.

How does it happen that Malcolm X walked the yard in the line of fire? By what rule of logic does such an inversion from citizen over government to government over citizen take place? And can it be reversed?

Malcolm X must have pondered that his situation was a contradiction of all that we say is a man and woman’s inherent right. That incarcerated he could not by his free will even expand his lungs to take in fresh air.

How repressed he must have felt in that  situation.  His dawning dreams forced down to the ground and mixed with his base impulses must have caused extreme confusion in his mind.

That kind of confusion can only occur in one’s mind when the concept of freedom is turned inside out by the voice and actions of one’s fears. Such is a life lived out of misdirected attachments to what one falsely concludes are worthy objects of attraction. But if one wants to change, then a decision to change one’s life is a crisis. For an effort by anyone to replace unworthy objects of attraction is full of danger.

To self-motivate is to rise above the gun towers by spiritual force alone. It means not to fear ideas. It means not to fear the capacity to dream. It means to risk death by his choice to be free. 

It is a risk that all courageous men and women have taken throughout history and it is the greatest risk that courageous men and women take to be free today. 

Malcolm X knew that to become free he must fight. He learned that the fight would be spiritual in nature. He knew he had to fight so that he could claim and exercise his inherent natural rights against all oppressive forces.  He knew that it would take not one, two, or even 10 rounds to fight, but that it would take a life time of struggle day in and day out.

 His decision must have made him intuit that any stall or step backward in his struggle would have put him in the line of fire and trigger a shot from the gun tower. But more importantly, his fight could not be a response to fear nor could it be a fight solely in response to the power of the shooter.

Rather, Malcolm X understood his fight had to emanate from a completely transformed subconscious mind in conjunction with a clear consciousness of freedom and the price which he had chosen to pay so that he could have it. 

You are on the yard, too and you are in for the fight of your life, too.  So, prisoner, have courage and fight. 

 Malcolm X Statue2

 

 

AT THE RING OF THE BELL, by Dr. Steven Nur Ahmed

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Pavlov had a dog. One day as he looked at his dog a question came to his mind: What is it that causes my dog to behave toward me the way that it does? After thinking on it for a while he decided to conduct an experiment to find out.

He took his dog into his laboratory. He waited until the dog became extremely hungry. He then showed the dog a large steak. Afterward, he rang a bell. Right after he rang the bell he fed the dog the large steak.

He did that time after time. First he would ring the bell then he would feed his dog a large steak.

Finally, after he had fed countless steaks to his dog he decided that it was time to implement phase two of his experiment.

He took the dog and attached sensors to the inside of its mouth. Then he waited until his dog was very hungry. When that time arrived he rang the bell. But this time there was no steak. He wanted to see what would happen to the dog.

He looked at his measuring devise and discovered that his dog had salivated at the sound of the bell even though he had not seen the steak before the ring of the bell. He called the dog’s reaction: conditioned reflex. 

He had gotten the ringing bell sound into the subconscious mind of the dog in association with the pleasurable taste of a steak.

What that means is that the dog’s central nervous system had been trained to salivate in expectation of the pleasurable taste of a steak at the sound of a bell.

What he also understood was that the brain is the center of the nervous center. He understood that he had gotten into the dog’s subconscious mind and manipulated anxiety attraction for the pleasurable taste of a steak.

He understood after repeated trials of his experiment that the human subconscious mind was much like the dog’s subconscious mind. The human subconscious, too, could be accessed and controlled by triggers in the environment like the ringing bell in his experiment. He knew that much of human social behavior could be directed by powerful people in government and media who had the technology to access the subconscious minds of masses of people by the ringing of a bell.

Words, pictures, sounds like music, odors, and even textures could be used to excite expectations of pleasure or pain in order to guide human feelings and behavior onto a desired path.  But that kind of control would not be limited to just one individual at a time.

Millions, even billions of people can be trained to march in step in response to mechanisms put in place around them. Those mechanisms are put in place to trigger certain mental and biological responses from individuals in their expectation of pleasure or pain.

Today, there is virtually no African American media. Ninety percent of all media is now owned by six corporations. The media’s whole agenda is to persuade us to believe that they are credible and to buy goods and ideas in mass. The media manipulates us just as Pavlov manipulated his dog by the ringing of a bell.

What the scientists who work for media know is that by appealing to the unconscious fears and sexual anxieties of people scientists can arouse in people expectations of pleasure or pain. Scientists also know that if those triggers are repeated enough times over days and months they can get the association with pleasure or pain to stick in peoples subconscious minds.

For example, for five decades after World War 2, every December 7 the media reminded Americans of the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor. But now there is hardly a mention of it on December 7. The result is that people now have a more favorable stereotype of the nation of Japan. No longer do Americans associate December 7, 1941 with anxiety fear of pain from Japan. This is especially true for those in the age range 30 and younger.

When expectations of pleasure or pain stick in the subconscious mind each person will more or less behave automatically.  Just as your heart beats without your conscious effort, people will respond to their unconscious anxieties of fear and sexuality associated with words, sounds, odors, textures, and taste implanted in their subconscious minds by the mass media. 

For example, whenever you turn on the television or play video games on your Xbox the image and sound content is the ringing of the bell at the time that you are experiencing high levels of anxiety. That is exactly what reduces you to the level of a salivating dog.  

Don’t you know… success of that kind of conditioning is one of the reasons for the kinds of hip hop music videos being played in media? Have you ever noticed how when you hear it your body begins to move; you begin to sing along with it; you memorize the lyrics. It makes you anxious either in fear or sexuality. All of that is evidence that it has been implanted into your subconscious mind. Most of the time you see and feel in your subconscious mind instead of making logical decisions based upon facts in the world around you. You, in your subconscious mind, have been reduced to the level of a dog. You can call it dehumanization if you want to but you are more like Pavlov’s dog.

Politicians ring the bell, too. Their speeches ring bells to excite in you fear anxieties for the expectation of pain or attraction anxieties for the expectation of pleasure. So, they promise and promise what they will give you if you vote for them. By making promises to you they make you feel pleasurable or good but as soon as they get into office they do what they want to do for their Wall Street or corporate donors. And now, race and gender are the new ringing bells.

President Obama rang the race bell and incited pleasurable feelings in millions of African Americans. It worked because African Americans saw him in their subconscious minds as a ‘black man’ when in fact he is not a ‘black man’ in reality. African Americans voted for what they saw in their subconscious minds and of course President Obama would just ring the bell to give them the expectation of pleasure. But in the end African Americans have nothing but disappointment.

Hillary Clinton is the gender bell. She will play the same tactic on women that Obama played on African Americans. Women will see her through their subconscious mind in association with all the anger and resentment they have toward men. She will present herself as their savior pagan goddess. She will pleasure them with promises and stoke anxieties of fear about what will happen politically and economically if she does not win the presidency.

Never mind the facts that the same Wall Street and Corporate interests will fund her as did Obama and the Republicans. Women in general will be dehumanized by her campaign because she will not tell them the truth about herself and her real loyalties. Hillary Clinton’s loyalty is to the global plutocracy. It is now and it always has been just like her husband Bill Clinton.

But how will she get into the subconscious fears and hopes of African Americans? There is a simple answer to that. She will ring her bell and the Al Sharpton national action network, Jessie Jackson, Eric Dyson, Black Churches, the Urban League, the NAACP, and the Black Caucus, along with a host of other black influence peddlers will begin to salivate like the dog in Pavlov’s experiment. They will make their rounds mainly on the network news and talk shows to advance her promises to you in hopes that you confuse the color of their skin with the reality of their true motives. Their motives are economic self-interest and anxiety attraction for the love of their masters who ring the bell.

This kind of manipulation has gone on for centuries. But today it is much more sophisticated because of modern technology.

Most African Americans get caught up in the whirl of propaganda. Like Pavlov’s dog they are conditioned to respond to the bell even when there is no benefit for them. The proof of that premise is evidenced by the spending pattern of African Americans. Most of what they buy in stores has no utilitarian value at all. For example, in 2009 African Americans spent 3 billion dollars on alcohol and 3.30 billion dollars on tobacco products.

Remember the subconscious mind does not view reality as it is; the subconscious mind views what has been artificially implanted in it. Amoral scientists and politicians will always dominate people who cannot understand that premise.  They will always abuse people who cannot defend themselves.

So, even though legal remedies to our problems are important. Just look were that has gotten us since Brown v. Board of Education, 1954 or the 1965 Civil Rights Act; collectively we are worse off.

What is even more important than legislation is that we first stop responding to the ringing of the bell. We must keep our enemies’ artificial montage of destructive stereotypes out of our subconscious minds. We must not allow ourselves to be trained like dogs to respond to the ringing of a bell.

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THE PRECIOUS COMPLEX, by Dr. Steven Nur Ahmed

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Why did a female African American police sergeant at the scene of Eric Garner’s murder not intervene to stop police officer Pantaleo from choking Mr. Eric Garner to death? 

If you look at the two video shoots which captured the killing of Eric Garner you will see a female African American police officer with the rank of sergeant.  She stood by and watched the killing of Eric Garner and did not intervene to stop Pantaleo from choking Eric Garner despite the fact that she, too, could hear Eric Garner crying out: ‘I can’t breathe” eleven times.

I don’t know her name; no one has researched her report, if she had to submit a report. But millions of African Americans want to know why she acted as an accomplice during and after the fact of the commission of a felony by allowing the killing of Eric Garner to take place.

In civil law, under the common law of tort no one is compelled by law to assist a stranger in danger even if it is the danger of loss of life. But her involvement in the incident of Eric Garner’s murder cannot be brushed aside as just a simple case of her being a bystander.

Her presence at the scene of the crime cannot be lawfully brushed aside from scrutiny by the criminal justice system. It cannot be brushed aside from a magnified public scrutiny either, because she was then and is now an officer of the law; and as a police officer she is entrusted by citizens to serve and to protect them from harm.  She had a duty to rescue Eric Garner from danger.

Yet, she committed an intentional act of omission under the color of her authority by choosing not to do her duty by protecting Eric Garner from the choke hold put on him by Pantaleo and all others who with their total body weight held Eric Garner’s body on the ground thereby assisting in his execution by “…compression to body and prone positioning.” Mr. Garner’s experience of the choke hold was that he was suffocating.

We know that a homicide occurred. But was there malice aforethought? We do know that Pantaleo put a choke hold on Eric Garner. We know that the choke hold is banned from use in New York. We know that Pantaleo was reacting to his subconscious mind and all the negative stereotypes associated with black men.  For those reasons, no reasonable person would deny the evidence that Pantaleo acted in a frenzy of depravity and with callous disregard for Eric Garner’s life.

We also know that Pantaleo’s subconscious mind at the time outweighed his consciousness of police training and procedures he had learned which specify the proper circumstances under which the use of deadly force on non-felonious and unarmed citizens may lawfully be used.  But why did the black female police sergeant act as an accomplice to the murder of Eric Garner?

One of the great paradoxes of being African American is that you are more or less a source of great anxiety physically felt in most Caucasians; the paradox arises because generally African Americans suffer the same anxiety about themselves. Ironically, they suffer that anxiety because most Caucasians feel threatened by African Americans.  Let me use an example to explain my point.

Do you remember the movie: Precious? There was a scene in that movie which stood out to me as an exploration into to very psyche of the main character Precious.  Precious was in her bathroom looking at her image reflected in the mirror. But as she looked she saw the image of a white girl instead of her own image. That scene brought out what dominates the subconscious of far too many African people and which dominated the subconscious of the African American police officer at the scene of Eric Garner’s death.

You see, the reason is because that black female police sergeant sees herself through her subconscious mind which is made up of the same negative stereotypes associated with black people as are in the white police officer’s subconscious mind.  She was and is connected to him through an unseen collective subconscious mind which she shares with her police colleagues.

In order for her to see herself as a white woman through her subconscious mind she must continually deny what is consciously evident to her. She must deny that she is black.  

In her subconscious mind she is a white woman and thus her reactions in real time and space to black people in general and black men in particular are the same irrational reactions which white police officers have to black people in general as they  see them in their collective subconscious mind.  Such a mental condition is the cause of significant psychopathology.[1]

For example, in the famous 1940s Baby Doll Experiment done by Kenneth and Mamie Clark,    black children in that experiment were given a choice to play with either a black or a white doll. Consistently, the black children chose the white doll to play with.  When the children were asked why they chose the white doll the children responded that the white dolls were good, clean, pretty, and that the black dolls were ugly, dirty, and bad. In more resent replications of the Clark experiment the black girls chose white girl and boy dolls. What does that mean and what is its relevance to the black female sergeant present at the Eric Garner murder?

It means that the black female police sergeant will consistently choose white men as opposed to black men. The baby doll experiment generally means that negative images associated with African Americans are injected into the subconscious minds of little black children and then fortified and reinforced over the course of their life time. 

No amount of education or rational development can overcome the weight of their negative subconscious identity. Subconsciously, they see themselves as white and thus live lives with an unbridgeable split between their subconscious mind and their conscious mind. They are damaged for life.

The Kenneth and Mamie Clark experiment is also a material fact and so it is relevant to my question: why did the female police sergeant act as an accomplice to murder? The study is relevant because it explains her act of omission and role as accomplice at the scene of the murder.  

You see, the female police officer is similar to the character in the movie ‘Precious’.  She like Precious was looking into the mirror of her subconscious mind at the scene of the crime where she could find unity with her racist police colleagues. But of course for her there was and remains a problem. The problem for her was and is reality.

She sees herself as a white women wearing black face and she wants to do everything she can do to wipe the blackness off of her face. Even if it means imagining herself at being on the white team to murder a black man who in her subconscious mind makes her just as spiteful, cruel, and hateful toward him as whites can be.

For example, in Jamaica, in South Africa, in Nigeria, and here in the United States Black people are unhappy with ‘being who they are’. They are acting out their unhappiness in a very, very, creepy way. Skin bleaching is becoming a pandemic among black people.  Their skin bleaching is occurring because they want to rid themselves of their myelin.  Look at how Sammy Sosa has disfigured his body!

Their actions are manifestations of their subconscious mind as it leaks out into the very pores of their outer skin.  It is the subconscious anxiety which they too feel about themselves being black just as white people feel about them being black; it is the subconscious denial of what is consciously obvious to all rational persons…that they are of African descent.

Malcolm X once said that the house Negro would come to identify so much with the master that when the master would cough the house Negro would say: ‘We got a cold master’. What that means is that people like the black female police officer have had her own subconscious mind merged with the collective subconscious mind of racist white police officers.  

The day Eric Garner was murdered she could no more follow her police training when in relation to a black person than white officers could. Her training had no effect because she was and is dominated by her police colleagues’ collective subconscious mind. Her subconscious mind unleashed an irrational force of cruelty as she listened to Eric Garner cry out for mercy: ‘I cannot breathe’ eleven times.  

She was not hired to have empathy for her fellow citizens. No, she was profiled and hired for the element of cruelty measured in her personality.

The minimal empathy she can muster up is reserved for her masters; she has no empathy for good citizens who take to the streets in their search for justice.

My dear brothers and sisters, ground zero of the war to destroy you is being waged in the unseen dimension of your subconscious minds; your own natural forces are being manipulated to destroy you.

You will never understand what is being done to your subconscious mind and you will never be able to win the subconscious war that wages within you unless you first understand the power that white oligarchs weld in your subconscious mind.  Secondly, you must understand that the conversion of your subconscious mind to freedom cannot be done successfully by substituting one set of false stereotypes with another set of false stereotypes because only the truth can set you free.

If no amount of police training can fix this problem, then what if anything can we do to remedy these deadly police forces?

There is one force that the new totalitarian police state cannot withstand even with all of its cruelty; with all of its technology including body-metric chips which they now have ready for deployment into you and your babies’ bodies. The negative complex of images and stereotypes which they have put into your subconscious minds cannot withstand the supernatural power of Divine Light.  

That power will cost you nothing but the courage to ‘stand where he stood and to stand for what he stood for’ then and only then will you become free men and women.

 

[1] Franz Fanon, Black Skin, White Mask