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    • Welcome to the E-learning Module titled: “Genocide of the Mind.” This e-learning module has been created to inform and educate laypersons and experts alike on the topic of ethnic cleansing as a form of genocide. What is hoped you will gain from this is a different and viable perspective of what ethnic cleansing is and its very fabric of existence here in the United States.
    • What is Genocide of the Mind? Genocide of the mind is a societal attempt and intent to place an individual’s mind, thought processes, emotions, and intelligence as defective and/or inferior. Genocide of the mind is implemented in a Totalitarian Society/Culture who by default, mimics the Totalism found in China.
    • Let’s begin with some important terminology! Ethnic cleansing Ethno-history “A Expulsion is “the Culture is “the Terminology is “the expulsion, study of the art of expelling.” set of shared imprisonment, or development of attitudes, values, killing of an goals, cultures.” ethnic minority conventions, or by a dominant And, what social practices majority in order constitutes the art that characterizes What is the to achieve ethnic of expelling? an institution, a opposite of homogeneity.” particular field, Ethno-history? activity, or societal characteristic.”
    • Expel Expelling is “the act of taking away rights and privileges of a membership into a society, culture, organization, or group.” The opposite of expelling is inclusion. Membership is the relationship between an element of a set or class. Inclusion is a relation between two classes that exists when all members of the first are also members of the second, for instance race and citizenship. Scenario #1: Treacherous Diplomacies In the book titled, “Hidden Codes and Grand Designs,” Pierre Berloquin quotes: “Code is a rich and ambiguous word. It can be the key to a cipher in which one purposely hides a meaning that someone else can read by using the same code. This means it can be a key to being true to your surroundings or a key to treacherous diplomacies aimed at your brothers. . . . they cannot be separated.” Let’s Continue
    • Using the definition of expelling which is: “the act and art of taking away rights and privileges of a membership into a society, culture, organization, or group,” let’s take a look at a scenario providing a better picture of this concept. Scenario #1 Treacherous Diplomacies One way rights and privileges are taken away within America, is through the organizational strategy of taking one’s Social Security number, placing a cipher code within the identifiable number, and marking it through technological means within the economic industries; this strategy’s intended purpose is to mysteriously, expel opportunities (systematically, in corporate America and institutionally, within governmental programs). Historical Example & Historical Comparative This new formed coding and marking is done in the same manner Jewish people were marked during the holocaust, only this time it is through technological means rather than on the arm. Let’s look deeper!
    • Thus far we have learned: 1. Expelling is: “the creative act of taking away rights and privileges of a membership into a society, culture, organization, or group.” 2. One way rights and privileges are taken away within America is: “through the placing of a cipher code, technologically.” Let’s analyze further on how this may play out. Perpetrated Strategy: The Art of Expelling There is the man behind the computer who codes a particular label in the form of a cipher and attaches it to an individual’s social security number, establishing their place in society. This code is only known by the circles trained to understand its interpretation—loyal to this understanding, these circles automatically decline , take away, and deprive opportunities, by secretive measures. Like the “hidden hand” in the economy implied by Adam Smith during the Industrial Revolution and cloaked in mystery—this strategy of a cipher code is thoughtfully developed, devised, and executed to take away one’s freedom. By loyalty or by training, this code is implemented with no protections for the individual. Is it possible?
    • Absolutely, it is possible, individuals and elite’s alike, could develop, devise, and implement strategically, a cipher code, taking away one’s freedom (if they haven’t already). Numbers were used back then to implement expulsion and genocide (as in the holocaust), just as numbers are used to identify us today. Slavery is a key outcome and consequence, a careless and distinct implication of genocide and genocide of the mind. Neil Postman, author of Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology, states, “. . . Those who cultivate competence in the use of a new technology become an elite group that are granted undeserved authority and prestige by those who have no such competence. Harold Innis, the father of modern Communication Studies, repeatedly spoke of the ‘knowledge monopolies’ created by important technologies. . . . those who have control over the workings of a particular technology accumulate power and inevitably form a kind of conspiracy against those who have no access to the specialized knowledge made available by the technology.” What an easy way to create character assassination and enslavement on an individual or group of people; placing them into categorical identities of inequality where privilege rules, based on the code. Let’s look further!
    • Thus far we have learned: 1. Expelling is: “the creative act of taking away rights and privileges of a membership into a society, culture, organization, or group.” 2. One way rights and privileges are taken away within America is: “through the placing of a cipher code, technologically.” 3. By loyalty or by training, this cipher code is implemented with no protections for the individual. What are the deeper implications of danger in the above statement, “By loyalty or by training?” Deeper Implications of Danger If we as a society become completely accepting to a system and institution who trains employees and layperson’s alike on the interpretation of information within a database and train them to make specified decisions based on that interpretation, without regard to the cipher’s “other” meaning, slavery has just succeeded to mass produce in mystery. What is the outcome?
    • There is another form of weaponry in our American institutions and American culture, the same intent as the act of genocide, only secretly devised and mysteriously implemented. This weaponry is at the heart of oppression and separatism; it is still war, not peace!"(c) 2010, M. Gouin The outcome is: 1. poverty 2. oppression 3. identity assassination 4. inequality which equivocates to: a) dictatorship b) Tyranny--Totalism and c) the act of genocide rather than: i. diplomacy ii. freedom Another Important Point
    • The Internet is lawless! We all know that! If the internet is lawless, what is at stake in relationship to human rights and what are the potential issues of this lawlessness? This question is not about freedom of speech or civil liberties rather, protections from slavery, tyranny, and dictatorship which together, accumulates to terrorism and attack on individuality. If the internet, as a database and information highway is lawless, how does an individual, a group, and country protect themselves from the lawlessness? Although, this is another complicated topic altogether, it is important to understand the issues we have faced, we face today, and can expect to face in the future.
    • Ethnic Cleansing Ethnic cleansing is “the expulsion, imprisonment, or killing of an ethnic minority by a dominant majority in order to achieve ethnic homogeneity.” Scenario #2: The Secret Hand of Oppression In the book titled, “Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism,” author Robert J. Lifton writes about “brainwashing and thought-terminating cliché’s in China. Although, I will not delve deeply into this book I want to share excerpts I feel give substantial evidence to a danger lurking deeply within the belief system of Psychology, Social Work, and our institutions. I point out a “belief system” because in our institutions across the United States, the “cultural norm of belief” is very similar to the thought-terminating processes Totalism represents, “ethnic homogeneity.” Let’s look deeper!
    • Using the definition of homogeneity which is: “the quality or state of being homogeneous, (sameness in belief and thinking), ethnic which is: “of or relating to large groups of people classed according to commonality and/or beliefs, experiences, or culture,” and imprisonment which is: “constraining and/or confining a human being from the liberties true freedom provides, let’s take a look at a scenario of ethnic homogeneity and how it may be applied in a human service situation. Scenario #2 The Secret Hand of Oppression The other day, a Social Worker stated to a client (who is suffering from the affects of poverty and oppression), “You need to change your thinking.” The Social Worker truly believes the changing of one’s thinking will erase the problem of poverty and disconnection caused by prejudice and oppression, of which this client lives and reaches out to the healing community in alleviating. In effect, the client is being forced to submit to the belief that the reason for his/her circumstances is because of his/her biological defects. In such a trained and majority cultural belief system, the Social Worker demands by authority the clients conformity; the result of this demand becomes a coerced client on defense for their individual diversity and a system betraying its very premise of protecting humanity. The client has no human right protections for their individuality once this system incorporates this ideology in radical formulation—”Change your thinking.” Totalism is thought reform, as Robert Jay Lifton suggests. In the preface of his book “Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism,” Robert writes, “Totalitarianism is part of the human repertoire, an ever present potential that can readily manifest itself when historical conditions call it forth. What is new is the potential for radically increased consequences of Totalism, to the point of human extinction!” Let’s look deeper!
    • Thus far we have learned: 1. Ethnic Homogeneity equivocates to a Totalitarian existence produced through the implementation of thought reform within systems and culture. 2. One way rights and privileges are taken away within America is: “through the belief that changing the way one thinks will result in a better more productive person and implementing institutional strategies that enforce this ideology upon it’s clientele. 3. In the case of this social worker, this mental state of belief becomes the terroristic threat, a fist of authority, and an implementation of ethnic cleansing upon the client population it services. What are the deeper implications of a totalitarian state of mind as practiced by this Social Worker? The problem of such beliefs (individually and collectively) is: 1. the practice of a culturally accepted intent , “change your thinking” 2. behavior of ethnic cleansing which diminishes the talent and potential of human beings. Is it possible?
    • Robert Jay Lifton goes on to write, “For an individual person the effect of the language of ideological Totalism, (in this case, the statement, “you need to change your thinking.”), can be summed up in one word: constriction. He or she is linguistically deprived; and since language is so central to all human experience, his/her capacities for thinking and feeling are immensely narrowed.” “. . . In effect, an individual is profoundly confined by these verbal fetters.” Consequences and Comparative Details As Robert Jay Lifton points out above, there is an outcome of confinement in a society, culture, and institution who truly believes homogeneity is a necessity for the subsistence of a majority culture. If the individual does not change their thinking, to the conformed belief, they experience a form of violence that falls under the category of genocide. So when the Social Worker in her belief system expresses, “You need to change your thinking” to the client, the suggestion becomes an operational change advocate of a clients thinking, shaking the clients own power of knowing. The end result and intent of the Social Worker (due to the loyalty of the professional belief) is the injuring of the client’s ability to think independently, threatening the very existence of individuality. No human being should have to tolerate this type of genocide repeatedly, and yet most clients do, especially those in the system. This is at the heart of institutional failure, individual breakdown, and DSMIV diagnosis, in most systemic cases!
    • Other Totalitarian Beliefs Integrated Within our Culture and Institutions 1. If you feel emotional suffering externally or internally, it is because you must change your thought processes and/or accept your “genetic defect.” And the thought processes are based on the “experts” knowledge rather than, the individuals knowing. 2. If you are poor, you brought this upon yourself either because you are mentally inferior, have a disease that incapacitates you from developing self-sufficiency, or you are a criminal. 3. If there is conflict in your life, it is because you are creating that conflict. Again, the cultural norm acts in their belief if an individual has conflict around them it is because they are the contributor of that conflict or they are choosing to be in that conflict. Society and institutions validate this belief through the interpretation and application of theory which creates a separation between the individual’s capability and present ability of personal knowing and a systems doctrine that must always be right till, scientifically proven wrong. Final Thoughts
    • One needs to be careful about the way in which they go about trying to “help” a people or trying to alleviate suffering, especially when it is based on the supremacy of one’s educational theory that has become the “fields norm” of accepted interpretation. Another words, equivocating the “helping” and aligning the consensus of those beliefs in order to justify and validate (or revalidate) the interpreted theory. Even more, a healer needs to look at how they are contributing to genocidal conformity by submitting theoretical gibberish in substantiating why someone behaves the way they do. Hopefully, the resilience of a people in poverty does not succumb to its intent, an inferior status and a victim. The chains of genocide mutilate a people and this is at the root of oppression.
    • There is another form of weaponry in our American institutions and American culture, the same intent as the act of genocide, only secretly devised and mysteriously implemented. This weaponry is at the heart of oppression and separatism; it is still war, not peace!"(c) 2010, M. Gouin What is the opposite of Ethno-History? 1. poverty 2. oppression 3. identity assassination 4. inequality which equivocates to: a) dictatorship b) Tyranny--Totalism and c) the act of genocide rather than: i. diplomacy ii. freedom
    • Bibliography 1. Morse, John M., Fredrick C. Mish, Madeline L. Novak. Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 11th Edition. United States of America: Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. 2. Berloquin, Pierre. Hidden Codes and Grand Designs. New York: Sterling Publishing, 2008. 3. Moore, MariJo, Vine Deloria, Jr. Genocide of the Mind. New York: Nation Books, 2003. 4. Lifton, Robert Jay. Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism. North Carolina: The University of North Carolina Press, 1989. The End! Designed and written by: Madeline A. Gouin All sources quoted have been placed in the bibliography. All inquiries about this e-learning module can be addressed at: gouin_madeline@hotmail.com.