Handshakes and Secession


By Brandon Whitney

Barack Obama smiled and shook Hugo Chavez’s hand. Rick Perry flirted with secession. Who is the far right angry and obsessed with? Barack Obama. I don’t really know what Obama should have done in the view of Jingoists. Should he have frowned when he shook Hugo’s hand? Perhaps he should have shoved him and kicked him when he fell to the ground. The foolishness of the right, in light of the real crisis we are dealing with, shows a profound lack of care for the state of our nation.

Rick Perry made a semi-serious argument for separating a state from the country. This he did, because he felt that in the last 100 days the country has gone horribly off course and his liberty is in danger. He believes this because of a 3% tax increase on 5% of the population, a lower tax rate on the rest of us, and a reshuffling of military spending into weapons that can actually be of use in our current wars.

Secession is actually treason. (look it up). Shaking a hand at a diplomatic meeting is…..well diplomatic. I love my country, even when I’m getting pulled over for being the wrong skin tone. I never thought Detroit should secede from the United States when Bush was busy with his many errors and am offended at the implications of Rick Perry. Being a patriot doesn’t mean hugging one’s riffle, waving a flag, or drinking the right beer. It means working for what’s best for your country, even when you are in the political minority.

brandon-head Brandon Whitney is the creator of Homelandcolors.blogspot.com a blog that focuses on issues that affect the African American community. He is also a frequent guest on News and Notes’ Blogger Roundtable. Brandon has political experience as an Outreach Director for the Democratic Party and is passionate about being a positive force in his community regarding African American issues.  He is also a frequent guest on News and Notes’ Blogger Roundtable. You can read more of Brandon’s work at Homeland Colors.


2 Responses to “Handshakes and Secession”

  1. We Black people must continue the long march of our parents. A march for a more just, and equal society. However we cannot solve the challenges of our time while being divided and self hating.
    This profound Black division and self hatred is greatly attributed to a covert social engineering and mass manipulation program of where inwhich African Americans are deliberately bombarded with false deplorably negative misinformation about them that detrimentally and collectively effects Blacks self perceptions and unity.
    The media’s distorted views of Black America that amplifies the negative to the point that it distorts reality are more than just biased media reports. They function as psychosocial programs that covertly use the mass media’s social engineering and mass manipulative capabilities as a tool for ensuring the continuance of white dominance and control. And while although this psychosocial treatment is less blatant than the earlier racist systems used in the past against Blacks, its affects are very detrimentally real and proficient.
    The national media’s reports of its black population are totally comprised by whites and they in fact can be neither confirmed nor refuted by its Black recipients. This unfair arraignment has always given America’s white elites the ability to collectively influences and manipulate the self perceptions of Black America, and to negatively define Black America before the entire world.
    The white elites have always been cognizant of this powerful position and ability and have always secretly used it to meet their unrelentingly objective of maintaining white dominance and control. Through their corporate owned and government controlled media outlets, the white elites perpetuated depictions have expressed a profoundly distorted view of African Americans. A view that sees their white racism as no longer a significant problem in America and that revises the past to conveniently make them appear less inhumane through out America’s brutal racist history. A portrayal that also elevates what is wrong with Black America above all that we know is right with Black America. Their portrayal of Black America is one that ignores all facts that conflict with their own racist conceptions and sees the endemic problems of Black America as rooted primarily with Blacks themselves, instead of emanating from their white racism.

    This media driven psychosocial treatment manipulates Blacks into accepting white dominance and white institutions over their lives by fraudulently depicting whites as the standard of ethics and morale value– despite a brutal history to the contrary– and while portraying Blacks as being all that’s wrong with America.
    Through their fraudulent assessments the white media subjects African Americans to seeing only the fraudulent worst within themselves. It tells African Americans that they are their own worst enemies and that Black unity, cohesion and aspiration no longer existed and Blacks accepts these negative assessment thus making it our reality. [Blacks own negative experiences with fellow Blacks merely act as confirmations to what is being implied through the white controlled media]. It fraudulently suggests that Blacks cannot govern themselves [This is even done in how Africa is portrayed to African Americans.] Sadly this media psychosocial treatment convinces many African Americans to accept this (self hating) frame of thought causing Black disunity at a time when we need unity; it distracts us from solving real problems; increases self loathing at a time when we need to come together to face the complicity in our condition. It prevents the
    African-American community from forging the alliances within it needed to bring about real change. It also facilitates a national consensual setting of where Blacks cries for equality are lesser heard and the mistreatment of Blacks appears more justified.
    Moreover, its distorted deplorable depictions of Black America conforms many African Americans to the caricatures being peddled by many white conservative commentators. Because some of what it shows to us is made to look cool many of our youths are imitating ridiculous behavior and habits. It also causes many Blacks to function as amnesiacs – forgetting the history of white barbarity while simultaneously developing profound admiration for whiteness and contempt for their Blackness.
    I am aware that because most African Americans are unfamiliar with this media deployed psychosocial method of exercising white racism, therefore many will find it too difficult to contemplate. I am also aware that there will be some that will see this article as a wrongful attempt to absolve the black race of all of our own responsibilities or as a misguided suggestion that Blacks ignore all statistics and live their lives vicariously. I can assure you it is not. The disclosure that there is a media driven psychosocial treatment of Black American is true and it is directly intertwined with the extensive challenges negatively impacting Black America today.
    We (Blacks) will never be able to come together and solve our many challenges as long as our existence is being covertly manipulated and defined to us by whites. For as long as the power to assess the strengths and weaknesses of Black people remains in the hands of white people they will always deem it necessary to use the national media as a psychosocial program that transmits false information that perpetuates white superiority over Blacks.

    African Americans should not allow themselves to become complacent or be made delusional by the historically election of President Barrack Obama. They must recognize that America’s white statuesque does still exist and still harbors deep-seated racial biases. It is more likely that the white elites (they that are the true rulers of the country and that maintain their powerful positions regardless of who is President) will instead use this historic presidency to restore America’s eroded global image and standing in the world, rather than bringing true equality to African Americans. President Obama himself has stated that; “I have never been so naive as to believe that we can get beyond our racial divisions in a single election cycle, or with a single candidacy”. This media driven psychosocial treatment of Black people will continue to be used by the white elites regardless of whom is sitting in the white house.

    The prospect for a better tomorrow will remain grim for African American –as with Blacks through out the world–as long as it is whites that are telling Black people who and what we are.
    Think about it; when history’s most diabolical and racist group are is in control of the world’s most proficient propaganda machine (media) who knows what “bull shit” will be peddled as the truth.
    As long as it is the white elites that are controlling the media’s societal score board it will always be Blacks that are on the losing team, because they (the white elites) will always disseminated fraudulent misinformation that implies their white superiority over Blacks.

    I believe this is an issue that we can no longer ignore. To merely ignore this disclosure and label it as misguided or even reverse racism, without recognizing that it is grounded in legitimate concerns would be a monumental mistake.

    Although this literature references African Americans, much of what is discussed is applicable to African people throughout the world.

    To learn more of America’s covert social engineering and mass manipulation of African Americans please visit.
    http://www.DivineBlacktrut h.org
    The Black Matrix by Franklin

    [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

    It is surmised that the social engineering program, refer to here as the Black Matrix, was implemented in 1968, in the face of widespread violence that ensued after the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. King’s brutal assassination amplified Black angry demonstrations and riots within the United States. Such incidents were reported in more than 100 cities across the nation immediately following the assassination. This violence resulted in the loss of lives and property that cost the nation and taxpayers millions of dollars and increasingly placed the peace and stability of the nation in dire jeopardy. America’s racially motivated brutality toward African Americans appeared to have reached its boiling point, creating much unrest and discord. These factors, combined with the rapidly deteriorating American global image, led U.S. Government agents of White supremacy to quickly reform their techniques of institutionalized racism. This problem resulted in president Lyndon B Johnson ordering the formation of the Kerner Commission. Its mission was to investigate and prescribe a cure or recommendations for the problem. The Commission concluded that blatant White racism was the single aggravating factor for the collective problems. The Kerner report’s findings required that the U.S. Government abandon its endorsement of open, blatant forms of racism to control Blacks and maintain White dominance. This abandonment of outdated tactics necessitated an improved method for controlling and suppressing the Black population. Changing times dictated that the U.S. government modify its methods. Today’s method is a more covert and sophisticated. It is deployed through a massive social engineering marketing campaign that devalues African Americans. Its features include the ability to both influence the national climate and engender personal psychological feelings among Americans that meet the U.S government’s objective of maintaining its white dominance and control. Its negative, inaccurate portrayals of African Americans that it depicts so unrelentingly through the national and local media are in fact psychosocial programs. They are being done to socially engineer mass feelings of self hatred and division among African Americans that weakens their ranks and heighten mass insensitivity throughout the nation and world regarding their plight. Thus facilitating a consensual nationally setting of where in which African Americans are more easily exploited and suppressed. Its fosters consentient and a false justification for America’s legal system’s mistreatment of African Americans; wherein they are disproportionately incarcerated, given stiffer sentences, and are more likely than other racial groups to be treated brutally, beaten, and fired upon by police officers while they are unarmed. The effects of this massive psychosocial program are also manifested in ideas, education, governmental policies, economic stratification, social segregation, housing markets, hiring and promotion practices, psychological issues, and minority access to a variety of social services and opportunity. It also affects attitudes that, when enacted through governmental policies, laws, and other legislation actions, serve to ensure that African Americans will not advance.

    The objective of the United States government has always been to maintain its White dominance over its Black population, and clearly mass psychological manipulation meets this need–because it covertly creates a national climate that allows the government to suppress consensually the advancement of its African American population and to maintain its White dominance. Furthermore, history overwhelmingly demonstrates that the White race’s innate proclivity for racism, control, and dominance is much too deeply engrained for them to just merely give up their practices of implementing suppressive methods over its African American population. Clearly, the method of psychological warfare provides the United States Governmental elites with a method for meeting this need but doing so with the added benefit of not appearing racist. It was perfectly suited for the changing times. Unlike the extremely cruel and public racism used in the past, which Blacks were able to easily identify and thus unify to form counter strategies against, racism through psychological warfare is much harder to detect. Armed with this method, the U.S. government could maintain dominance and control with less social fallout because racism is not as easily recognized. This new method exists in the space between overt racism and racial respect.

    “I for one believe that if you give people a thorough understanding of what confronts them and the basic causes that produce it, they’ll create their own program, and when the people create a program, you get action.”
    – Malcolm X

    This more covert and sophisticated method of deploying white racism requires a more in-depth explanation of how it actually works. To learn more visit http://www.divineblacktruth.org and order your copy of the book the Black Matrix © 2006, revised 2008

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