PURIFICATION BY FIRE, by Dr. Steven Nur Ahmed


Caucasian and some African American police officers react to African Americans from their subconscious minds not their conscious minds. Why black police officers react in that way calls for a far more complex analysis. So, I will focus on why Caucasian police officers react in that way in this article.

All across America citizens are trying to find solutions to the epidemic of excessive force used by white police officers on unarmed black men and children. For example, between 2010 and 2012, Police shot 1.47 per million whites as compared to 31.17 per million blacks in the age range 15-19.

To address the disproportionate shooting of blacks one of the proposals is that more training on the proper use of force be given to all police officers and that they be required to wear small video cameras.  But, in my opinion, no amount of extra training can solve the problem of police use of excessive force against black males. As far as the video cameras are concerned, their use depends upon local police procedural changes not upon Federal legislation. That is primarily because states’ rights preempt federal control of local and county law enforcement under the 10th amendment to the U.S. Constitution. So, I am very skeptical about police change. Why? Let me try to explain. First, Darren Wilson.

Darren Wilson’s reaction to Michael Brown was a subconscious reaction not a conscious reaction. His subconscious reaction does not mean that he didn’t know what he was doing, nor does it mean that he didn’t intend to murder Michael Brown. He did know and he did intend to kill. This is not the same as an unconscious act of murder for which there is no possible intent.

What it means is…that which triggered Wilson’s reaction was faster than the conscious control his training is meant to have over his fears.  What is in Darren Wilson’s subconscious mind made him able to rationalize an irrational impulse filtered through his conscious mind.

He could justify his act of murder by the Supreme Court holding in Tennessee v. Garner (1985) and by his white supremacist religion that what he did was morally right even though he reacted automatically like a programmed robot.

The text of the transcript says it all. Darren Wilson described Michael Brown as a ‘Demon’. That description of Michael Brow in the transcript of the Grand Jury hearing is evidence of exactly why Wilson murdered Michael Brown.  It is evidence because it is a picture of how he views black men in general.

The idea of ‘demonic’ Black people is an old ancient belief in white culture. That belief was internalized into Wilson’s subconscious mind as a child as is the case with all white children. It is part of their white supremacist religious catechism. Demonic and the color black are made synonymous throughout their white supremacists’ religious scriptures. Those scriptures are poured into their subconscious minds like water into their bellies.

As children they are made to feel extremely uncomfortable even touching what is black. Of course it works on some more than others. But even those with a higher I.Q. are not less likely to be brain washed than the whites with a low I.Q.

Wilson’s anxieties or fears were associated with his instinctual urge for ‘self-preservation’. That urge was kindled when he saw Michael Brown. To a lesser degree those same feelings of fear and impending death are kindled whenever he sees or encounters a black male or even sees the picture of a black male. Imagine how disturbed Darren Wilson would feel if he were to walk into his church and see a picture of Jesus as a black man.

The imagery of what is demonic is black and the color ‘black’ is defined as demonic in his subconscious mind; that is what made Wilson shoot his weapon at least 11 times at Michael Brown. His public service role is but a mask.

In the transcript, Wilson described himself as a 5 year old child. This is important to note. The description of himself as a 5 year old child is the picture of innocence which he cleverly used on media to evoke in all white people a feeling of the kind of helplessness a child would feel in the grip of danger.  It was a clever use of the media to dig into the subconscious of millions of white Americans’ empathy.

Wilson’s subconscious connection with all others like him was that of ‘good white’ versus ‘evil black’.  There is historical evidence in literature and the film industry to prove the subconscious connection which all Caucasians have with one another in much of Western Civilization.

Watch the movie: Birth of a Nation. In it there is a scene of a black man foaming at the mouth in pursuit of a young white girl.  The girl reaches the ledge of a cliff. Unable to run away, she decides to commit suicide. The subconscious response in association with anxiety and the urge to ‘self-preservation’ is turned upside down to make the viewers conclude subconsciously that death is better than being touched by a black man. Wilson was acting out what was put into him subconsciously; he was taught to hate black men.

But there is even more media evidence of the subconscious unity which white Americans like Wilson have in their fear of Black men. Look at the book: The Scarlet Letter. Don’t watch the movie because what I will cite to you has been deleted from all the movies made on that book.

Look at chapter 16: ‘A Forrest Walk’; in it the writer uses the imagery ‘evil is black’, ‘black is evil’. The story describes a scene in which a little girl is told that the forest is haunted by a big black Man. The black man carries a huge book held together with metal clamps. What this Black man does is lure white girls to sign their names in the book he carries with their own blood. Thereafter, the black man puts a taint of character on them by the symbol of a color, scarlet.  The black man in that scene is described as the devil or at least a demon.

When Daren Wilson murdered Michael Brown he was reacting to images and anxieties tied together in his subconscious mind. It is the unseen subconscious mind which ties all white people together more or less to white supremacy in the United States. That is why no matter where you go most white people react to black people the same way. It is almost as if they act as one organism. You’d think they know each other, but you know that they don’t. It is a very creepy experience to have of them.

Now, let’s examine another creepy moment of white supremacy; the Eric Garner murder. If you look at the second video shoot of the incident taken from within a store directly in front his body, you will see Eric Garner’s dead body. What you will not see is any attempt by the police officers to give CPR despite the fact that all of them are trained to do so in emergencies and despite the fact that he cried out 11 times that he could not breathe. Why?

Even when the ambulance arrives you will see the EMT or Emergency Medical Technician check on his pulse but not give to him any CPR. You will see Officer Pantaleo smile and wave to the camera. You will see how the police officers callously dropped his body on the gurney. How they let his leg drop off the gurney. How they pulled his t-shirt up to expose his body. Why?

When police officer Daniel Pantaleo jumped Eric Garner from behind with a choke hold he heard Mr. Garner cry out : I can’t breathe’ 11 times. But he tightened the choke hold around Mr. Garner neck. Why?

What happened is that Daniel Pantaleo was reacting to his subconscious mind not his conscious mind just as did Daren Wilson. All of his police training was not strong enough to overcome his loathing and hatred for Black men. And each of those officers and EMTs around him, including the black female and male officers, were subconsciously connected by their hatred and loathing of Mr. Garner. Not one of them intervened to loosen his grip on an unarmed man crying out ‘I can’t breathe’.

In Cleveland, Ohio, Tamir Rice, a 12 year old boy, was shot twice by police officer Timothy Loehmann within seconds of the police arrival. The boy had a toy gun which had been reported to the 911 dispatcher.  After the shooting, the police officer first called the Police officer’s union attorney and then afterward called the EMT ambulance.  He described the 12 year old as 20 years old. Why?

Loehmann was reacting to all the subconscious garbage in his mind. Subconsciously, there are no black male children; in his subconscious mind there are only dangerous black men. That is so because in Loehmann’s subconscious mind ‘black is evil’ and ‘evil is a threat’, and all threats must be killed. Combined with his general incompetence what he did to that boy was inevitable.  No amount of police training would have prevented Loehmann from murdering or harming Tamir Rice.

There is no cure, nor any treatment for the problem we face. What appears to you publicly as conscious and conscientious police officers who are performing their jobs within the limits of the law and their training is not what you should really be paying attention to. Their subconscious mind dominates their behavior and police officers are hired on a hidden criteria measured against the content of their subconscious mind. Police departments do not hire empathetic persons they want people with low empathy and moderate levels of cruelty measured in their personalities.

Their professional training is not and never has been stronger than their subconscious urge to kill African Americans, Native Americans, Asian Americans, and Latino Americans. Their conscious unity under law is weaker than their subconscious unity to kill black people. Therefore, more black men will die.

Yes, we are governed and policed by psychopaths who have been given a license to kill.  But I want to tell you something.

We will not hide in our homes; we will not avoid the enjoyment of the society that we have helped to build and which we pay for. We will bring our children out into the sunlight and claim to the world that we are God’s creatures. And we are not going to wear out our shoes walking and marching to get you to understand that.