Psychic Violence – The most powerful obstacle against the liberation of Afrikan peoples from White domination and exploitation is not the ability of Whites to use superior military or police firepower or their threat to use it against Afrikan insurgency, but is their ability to engage in unrelenting psychopolitical violence against the collective African psyche. It is the White monopoly on psychic violence and their devastatingly ingenious use of it against the minds of African peoples which represent the greatest threat to Afrikan survival.
The ultimate force in the world is the force of mind. When that force is defeated all is lost.
Dominant Whites have used words and symbols to violently and unrelentingly attack oppressed Blacks in a thousand and one nefarious ways, including the projection of dehumanizing stereotypes and caricatures of them; the falsification of their history and culture; the miseducation of Blacks; and the engaging in chronic derisive media attacks on their morals, behavior, intelligence, ways of life, sexuality, physical features, motives and values.
The final end of the violent White-instigated psychic assaults against the collective psyche of Blacks is to induce in them states of false consciousness, self-alienation and self-hatred so as to irreparably impair their capacity to overthrow their White oppressors through the mobilization of their human and material resources.
False consciousness, self-alienation and self-hatred are conjoining states of mind which motivate oppressed Blacks to engage in continuing self-defeating, self-destructive assaults against their own interests and against themselves. Consequently, by these means Blacks are unwittingly manipulated into forming alliances with their oppressors and exploiters in disempowering themselves and in empowering those who dominate and exploit them all the more.
Dr. Amos Wilson on psychological warfare.
Taken from “Blueprint for Black Power” by Dr. Amos Wilson (pages 11-12)
Isaiah Crowell an NFL player caused a stir when he posted a photo of a police officer having his throat slashed by a hooded man. This was a psychological attack on White’s by Isaiah Crowell. A black man in a position of professional -athlete showing African-American youth’s that he in some way supports or has no fear to use force against the foot soldiers of White Hegemony is a powerful statement.
When Black athletes cry during the racist National anthem or praise the paid murderers of the US White Supremacist Military wing they are praised. But when they show a connection to the struggle of ordinary African people they are criticized and punished by their White owners/handlers.
The White media has played on repeat the murder of two young Black men as a way to send a message to other Blacks, bow down to White supremacy or else. They have also done this in the Arab world. When the Whites posted images of Saddam Hussein’s dead children. White’s send subliminal messages that they are invincible Gods who can murder anyone for any reason and nothing will happen to them. The constant replaying the gruesome murders of two Black man is to instil fear into Black men and to project White dominance.
African people, we must understand how deliberate and psychological these attacks are against African people. We must understand their tactics and how it impacts us completely.