RBGz Take on Black on Black Violence-2013 Update


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  2. 2. RBGz Take on Black on Black Violence 2RBGz Take on Black on Black ViolenceRBG Street ScholarIn my way of thinking about black on black violence from my studies and personalexperiences it is an effect / consequence rather than a cause / primary issue. We livein the citadel culture of violence. There should be no denial that from its inceptionAmerica has been a country that glorifies wars and violence in the name of "peace".She has been at war against Afrikan / Black people from the time they brought ushere against our will to this very day (a most violent process). Every year in itshistory America has been at war and imposing violence in one form or anotheragainst one or more of its "adversaries". The masses of Black people were / are rearedand breed in a culture of white mob violence, lynching, slavery, police brutality,suffering and death. The history of violence against Afrikans in America is so horrific as to bealmost beyond belief. Socio-structural and institutional violence (vertical violence) begetsinterpersonal and intrapersonal violence (horizontal violence). Thus, the problem of black onblack violence is a problem of cultural mis -orientation, self-alienation and self-hatred. What weare seeing manifest as black on black violence is an emulation of the cultural ways of ouroppressor. We have internalized his ways. This is called intropression; i.e., when the oppressedare subject to oppression as long as us we internalize the oppressor and thus do to ourselves whatthe oppressor once did to us. When a Black man kills another Black man hes saying in his mind"Im going to kill you nigga" and in actuality hes killing himself who he hates so much becausehe was train to feel and do so...CULTURAL MIS-ORIENTATION LEADS TO SELF HATRED.Superimpose this on the facts of unprecedented unemployment rates in our communities,miseducation and the so-called dope game / government element facilitated narcotization of ourcommunities (CIA-cocaine) , mass media propaganda that feeds us a study diet ofconsummerism, materialism and individualism; breeding jealousy, envy and haterism and youhave all the ingredients for self-destruction.All said above withstanding, for those of us that are suffering from passivist psycho -pathology,please keep in mind that much of the life process is necessarily a violent experience, eg.childbirth, securing the meat that most of us eat and even the hot food you put in your mouth areall violent acts. My point here is that maybe the solution to black on black violence in amerikkkais RBG Luv. That is to say, proper knowledge and cultural orientation will inform us that weneed to get RBGed Up and fight against the causes to prevent the effect. In doing this however,the first government we must overthrow is the government of our own corrupt minds. SomethingRBG Street Scholars Think Tank is about helping us do.
  3. 3. RBGz Take on Black on Black Violence 3Black On Black Violence - Real TalkBy Paris, 2006 http://www.guerrillafunk.com/thoughts/What is it with us? Why do we kill each other at a rate thats disproportionately higher than thatof other people? Sure, weve heard the excuses before - that were prone to crime, violent bynature, and poor and oppressed - but what are the real causes?Here we are, in 2006, countless articles & news reports later, and our precious communities arestill in a state of distress. It appears that the problem of black on black crime doesnt seem to beimproving, but rather steadily getting worse by the day. But whats really going on?Its apparent to this observant eye that more often than not were acting out the way wereexpected to act -- that is, fulfiling a role in society that has been decided upon and encouraged bypeople other than us. All we need to do is look at the television or listen to the radio toexperience the sobering statistics or the self-hating bullshit that now passes as blackentertainment on the evidently racist major networks to confirm this fact. Thuggishness andgangsterism, misogyny, brutality and ignorance have become synonymous with black life in theeyes of many, both inside and outside of our communities, as a result of both our actions and ofcorporate Amerikkkas sanctioning and glorification of negative imagery and behavior. Ourworst attributes are always awarded, paraded and celebrated by those whose job it is to keep usin a state of distress. Harsh, you say? Hardly. Fear of non-whites is big business in Amerikkka,and shows like COPS and virtually any news broadcast aid in the manifestation of that fear andthe acceptance of its remedies - increased police presence, new prison construction and thepassage of tougher laws. Besides, do you think black life really matters to them? That they careif we kill each other off?Understand that our focus and priorities need to change, and that nobody can be relied upon tocare about us but us. This should be obvious to all of us by now. Things that many of us seemtoo often to be concerned with (game, pimpin, the life, etc.) are of little importance to others. Solet me say it for the record - fuck game. Do you think the bank, the phone company or aprospective employer care about game? Care about pimpin? Life goes on without it. And while
  4. 4. RBGz Take on Black on Black Violence 4game may make you cute in the eyes of shallow folks, nowadays what you know is moreimportant than how you look or act. Contrary to popular belief, nigga-slick is out of fashion.Only through education and hard work will we move beyond simply surviving to success.But back to the point. While the violence we see and hear on TV, films, and in black musicremains a contributing factor that keeps us on our self-destructive path, it is by no means the solereason. Many of us have a pent-up rage that easily triggers aggression -- aggression that oftenresults from a combustible blend of cultural and racial baggage that many of us carry.What we need to do now is break out of the mold of acting out in ways expected of us. Angryblack men without focus arent a threat to anyone but themselves, and have become the targets ofridicule by those outside of our communities. Again, who cares if we kill each other off? Wemust care.It can be argued that black life is viewed by many as being worthless, and it should come as nosurprise that many studies have confirmed that the punishment blacks receive when the victimsof violent crime are white is far more severe than if the victims are black. Add to this the lack ofopportunity, sense of deprivation, powerlessness and alienation that many of us experience sincebirth and the picture becomes all-too-clear -- that society is not set up for our benefit. We have tomake our own way, and in order to get there we must first respect ourselves and each other.Easier said than done, you say? Why? Everything is easier when we get along, especially since itappears that many others dont want us to. The name of the game now is to be focused. Stayfocused on not only the present, but on your future too. How many young folks today cantenvision themselves older than 25? How many plan for the future at all?The devaluation of black life by systematic racism and the media has encouraged many of us tohave disrespect for life and to act out our aggressions onto others -- often with the victims beingwomen and other black males. When this happens, we all lose.And what about gangs and drugs? The introduction of crack cocaine by the CIA into ourcommunities during the 1980s made black youth gangs bigger and more dangerous than theyhad ever been before. The illicit profits of drug trafficking provided, and continues to provide,vicious incentives for those of us without direction, immediate opportunity or hope to murderourselves. In fact, much of the recent escalation in the murder rates can be directly traced tobusted drug deals, competition over markets, disputes over turf and bruised egos.So what must we do? We must take responsibility, first and foremost, for both ourselves asindividuals and as a collective. We must understand that our brothers and sisters are not ourenemies. Again, we have no one to look out for us but us. When you see wrong, speak on it.Intervene. Reach out to your friends and family if they are at risk, and be receptive to otherpeoples points of view if you are feeling like violence is your only alternative. You might justsave your life or the life of someone you know.
  5. 5. RBGz Take on Black on Black Violence 5RBG Street Scholars Think Tanks Recommended Definitive Study on theSubject is Dr. Amos Wilsons TextICEBREAKER VIDEODr. Amos Wilson, How White Society Promotes Violence in the Afrikan Community
  6. 6. RBGz Take on Black on Black Violence 6Black-On-Black Violence: The Psychodynamics of Black Self-Annihilation in Service of WhiteDominationREAD/DOWNLOAD THE BOOKBLACK on BLACK VIOLENCE represents a distinct milestone in criminology and AfrikanStudies. Its explanatory perspectives on the Sociopsycho-logical and politicoeconomiccauses of Black-on-Black violence are exceptionally insightful, incisive, and iconoclastic.The psychodynamics of the Black-on-Black criminal are presented here with a depth andclarity rarely seen before.Amos Wilson was one of the greatest free thinking "radicals" (read Afrikan) to grace thelast half of the 20th Century with his lucid writing, deep thought, and lecture series. Hisimpact on African Peoples "Conceptualizations" of Perceived realities and thinking modalities will be ofimmeasurable assistance guiding us into the next century. The first offering by this MHA (Most HonoredAncestor) deals with the nature of a Crimogenic Society and its implications in our communities. Thebook speaks of Black on Black crime but the true value is perceived when you apply the concepts toother areas of life as well. He is survived by numerous books, and audio/video tapes. If you would like toobtain a video or audio please feel free to email me. His other works are: "BluePrint for Black Power"(10), "The Falsification of African Consciousness", "Awakening the Geneous of the Black Child","Understanding Adolescent Male Violence", "Developemental Psychology of the Black Child.