We live in an age of unprecedented human achievement. Some of the achievements we can wear with honor and pride, while others we must learn from and never forget. Consider that the modern day Black person in America is a product of social engineering.
In the founding days of America, White European Immigrants purchased, captured or kidnapped Black people from Africa. Isolating them on American soil, whites stripped Black people of their humanity, disallowed them any worldly possessions, and denied them personal freedom. Forced to work their lives away, while never receiving pay, blacks were assimilated into a sub-human, submissive, subservient race of people.
John Brown, a former slave when interviewed gave a detailed account of being indoctrinated into sub-humanism; “a circles of iron, padlocks, rods and bells were strapped around my chin, forehead, and neck. I wore the bells and horns day and night for three months.”
Politicians, and church leaders conspired with plantation owners and entrepreneurs to design ways to wrap iron around the necks, heads, waists, and limbs of black men and women. Measurements were taken; the iron ornaments were fitted and re-fitted to fit perfectly. Blacksmiths and businessmen profited, as they invented ways to inflict pain, suffering and lifelessness into the black psyche.
They designed several whips, but the bullwhip used on Black people and bulls unleashed devastating punishment. “The handle was about three feet long, with the butt-end filled with lead, and the lash waxed six or seven feet in length, made of cowhide, and platted wire on the end of it.” Mrs. Flint, for instance, “Her nerves were so strong that she could sit in her easy chair and see a woman whipped till the blood trickled from every stroke of the lash.” (Dwight N. Hopkins: Down, Up, And Over)
European white men and women used legal, political, social, educational, economic and spiritual disenfranchisement to re-engineering black people into docile, destitute, disillusioned, dissociated domestic slaves. And in doing so, Europeans rose from the status of immigrants to rich and powerful land owners.
Black people in America were engineered to acquiesce to the demands of Europeans. The Europeans, for a time, successful in engineering a class of helpless and powerless people based on skin color; the use of torture, murder, family separation and their ability to own and control guns and ammunition.
Social Engineering Stigma
With the end of slavery, white Europeans navigated toward a slightly different expression of social engineering based on skin color. Black people became the targets of terrorism campaigns organized by European police officers, prosecutors, and judges. These same Europeans organized the Ku Klux Klan, white people wearing white robs, who tortured, murdered and terrorized Black people.
The new breed of European Americans, following slavery sought to indoctrinate Black people into white dominance, privilege and power. They sought to create social norms that forced Black people to yield to marginalization, exploitation, and oppression, which was fostered by white supremacist ideology and racism.
Jim Crow was invented to foster social and cultural institutionalizing of norms that gave superior status to white skinned people, and an inferior status to black skinned people. Black skinned people were given a few choices; submit to poverty and decay; take what we give you, confine yourselves to designated communities and drink, get high, party, rob and steel from one another; and lastly, kill yourselves.
The Black community in America faced decades of disfunction as fathers free from the whip and degradation of slavery indulged a constant diet of alcohol, profanity, domestic abuse. Mothers nurtured children in the art of tolerance and submission to the norms of their fathers.
Whites manipulated society in a way that the communities of Black skinned people were designed to become homes to predatory behavior, dehumanization, brutalization, violence, and inter-family-marginalization.
A small glimpse at the result; today 43% of black men 12 and older drink alcohol; 20% bing drink. Here in the 21st century problems with alcohol and drugs can be associated the negative social behavior, legal and criminal problems.
Including juveniles 2,311,200 are on prison plantations: 1,610, 584 adult males: 700,616 juveniles.
The black communities are pipelines to these prison plantations; 60% of the prison plantation population in the United States consist of Black people. And in the southern states. 40.42 percent of the black male population live on prison plantations.
It’s one thing for Black Communities to be pipelines to the prison plantation, but Black Families, in some instances, are pipelines to the prison plantation. Of all those locked up in prison, there are more Black males between the ages of 18 and 39 than any other race or group of people. On the surface, its as though the Black family grooms its male children for the prison plantation.
In Georgia, 69.60 percent of black men on prison plantations are there because of drug or alcohol related charges. And 13% of these black people have parents or guardians with drug or alcohol histories.
Strategy And Movement
The above reflection on black socialization and engineering is but a small reflection of the strategy detailed in the white supremacist play book. Black people must plan! There is a way to lift Black Life from the norms of white European social engineering.
The plan must include a social-economic components, community re-development, educational reform, political inclusion, police reform, judicial reform and the revival of Black Spirituality.
After four hundred years in America, the standard of black life is comparable to that of a Third World Nation. White European culture works everyday facilitated by the media, institutions of law, school curriculum, and manipulation of government resources and tax revenue to perpetuate a state of helplessness for black people.
White Europeans, using the government, corporations, and the legal system leave no stone unturned to maintain 100 percent ownership and control of America’s wealth, power and resources.
Therefore, blacks need to strategize for wealth integration, instead of race integration (race is a distraction). Blacks must dismantle all the cleverly designed shackles, i.e, free the necks, hands, backs, legs and psyche from European white control devices (Modern Day Jim Crow).
Black people must redesign blue prints for black neighborhoods and families. Blue prints must contain elements that lay and build upon strength and perseverance. Blacks must teach, thus, create leaders. Leadership must reflect the people, and the people reflect the leadership. Strong leaders bode for strong families and communities. (Claud Anderson, Ed.D.: Black Labor, White Wealth)
Galatians 5:1 says, “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.”