man speaks the truth

*playing truth or dare*
lukas: who dares me to kiss philip?
rose: no one???
lukas: I can’t believe you guys are making me do this really I can’t believe you’re making me kiss philip how wild guys
rose: no one said anything about-
philip: let the man speak
lukas: wow I guess this means I have to kiss philip haha so funny guys

eric clapton in 1976: “I used to be into dope, now I’m into racism. It’s much heavier, man. Fucking wogs, man. Fucking Saudis taking over London. Bastard wogs. Britain is becoming overcrowded and Enoch will stop it and send them all back. The black wogs and c**ns and Arabs and fucking Jamaicans don’t belong here, we don’t want them here. This is England, this is a white country. We need to make clear to them they are not welcome. England is for white people, man. We are a white country. I don’t want fucking wogs living next to me with their standards. This is Great Britain, a white country, what is happening to us, for fuck’s sake? We need to vote for Enoch Powell, he’s a great man, speaking truth.  Throw the wogs out! Keep Britain white!”

also eric clapton: rips off black blues music for his whole career, resented jimi henrix bc jimi rekt him in every way, does shitty cover of i shot the sherrif by bob marley, was in the yardbirds a band that had wood for using indian sitar music, collaborated with bb king one of his idols, was influenced by ravi shankar and did a concert w his daughter anouksha, literally looks like a melted candle

50 years ago today, this amazing man came to this world to speak the truth and help a whole generation to see what having a beautiful soul and an unique talent is like.
I’m SO thankful that I came across Nirvana and Kurt.
Wherever you are, I hope u could finally find the peace you needed.
I miss you every single day.





he doesn’t understand
how love and lie go hand in hand
he only sees the truth and he speaks it
he sees the truth and he speaks it

his pure heart is under pure command
and he’s loved whether she loves woman or man
‘cause he sees the truths and he speaks it
he sees the truth and he speaks it

oooooooooooh Jason my hero

and he wants to make it right
every wrong every hurt she’s taking in stride
but he sees the truth and he speaks it
he sees the truth and he speaks it

and he knows that they will put up a fight
but they need it to kiss and make up tonight
'cause he sees the truths and he speaks it
he sees the truth and he speaks it

oooooooooooh Jason my hero

and you know you are playing cupid
you’re playing with fire boy
lock the door and throw away the key
do you know what happened before

you thought that she loved her
but now you know it for sure
so go and play cupid
go light that fire boy

oooooooooooh Jason my hero

*me fucking up the recording and having zero regrets*

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Thought you'd be interested in this article about a new PSA for emotional abuse. There's a part in the article that could have just quoted Better Man. Taylor's lyrics are haunting because they speak the truth. www(.)huffingtonpost(.)com/entry/chilling-psa-features-men-discussing-the-one-that-got-away_us_58a35955e4b0ab2d2b19a99d?section=us_women&

Here’s the link

“Who’s the one that got away for you?”

That’s the question asked in a new PSA to three men. Instantly, each man remembered the “one that got away” and all three began reminiscing. While it sounds like three broken-hearted men, this PSA is about a much darker side of love and relationships. Created by Canadian ad agency Union, the PSA was published on Valentine’s Day for Interval House, the first shelter for abused women and children in Canada. The haunting video slowly shows how possessiveness can actually be a subtle sign of abuse. 

Each actor’s description of “the one that got away” starts out romantic and then becomes more and more controlling. “I miss her smile, I miss her friendship,” one man said, with another adding: “I couldn’t eat, couldn’t sleep” when they broke up. Then one man said that he’d “call and call and call and call and call and call” the woman all day long; another added: “You know, she’s my girl… she’s not going to be with anyone else.”   

As Interval House’s communications associate Rachel Ramkaran explained to The Huffington Post, Interval House wanted to debunk the myth that being controlling and possessive is romantic.  “We wanted to highlight possessiveness and control and the subtlety of that,” she said. 

“Possessiveness isn’t romantic, it’s controlling and that emotional control is a form of abuse. And it may be subtle to people on the outside but you can see the signs of it, as you do throughout the video.”Ramkaran said the PSA was inspired by the statistic that on average it takes up to five attempts for a woman to leave her abuser

“We wanted to highlight the ‘why’ behind that because that’s a question we at Interval House get a lot and that a lot of women leaving abusive situations get a lot: ‘Why did you stay?’” Ramkaran said. “Usually a relationship starts out really lovely and charming and then a woman hangs on to the memory of that once it does become an abusive situation, and she thinks that she can help her partner get back to the person that they were before. When, in fact, usually that’s not the person that they really were ― it tends to be a ruse and once the relationship gets close enough the exercise of control happens.” 

Ramkaran said this PSA highlights a different perception of an abusive situation than we’re used to seeing. In pop-culture, abusive relationships are portrayed as overtly violent and more often than not always physical. But this PSA shines a light on emotional abuse, which all too often is not seen as “real” abuse.“

Often people have this caricature in mind of what an abuser looks like or acts like and this video highlights that that is not actually the case,” Ramkaran explained. “Abusers can be anybody and that they often are very high-functioning and good at blending in to society.”

This sculpture from Burning Man reduced me to tears. It speaks truth about Human Nature. Two adults are fighting with their backs to each other, yet the inner child in both of them are reaching out to one another simply wanting to connect and love each other. I wish we didn’t feel so much pride and resentment when we are in conflict with others. The genuine free spirit of love, open-mindedness and forgiveness of children is our true nature and it’s horrible that we are so blinded as adults. I have been trying to change my ways and I will forever keep trying. I don’t want to keep allowing my pride and ego to keep building anger inside of me. I don’t want to keep feeling like every fight is a contest I need to win. I just want to be happy, connected, loved, and be able to love.

You are the one to borrow a blind man’s eye to see more clearly, the dumb’s mouth to speak the truth, a deaf man’s ears to hear a lie because you are the one to fight the fool only prove you are just as foolish.
—  Johnathan Charles II
Emil Wilbekin, Modern Renaissance Man
On this Queer Money, we talk with Emil Wilbekin about being a gay man in the hip-hop world of the 90s and how he's raising the bar for black gay men.


So grateful for THIS Queer Money podcast with The Debt Free Guys. As I was sharing my testimony, I realized God was speaking through me and giving me guidance and directions for this new season of my life. This is what I call a real blessing a lesson to listen to your spirit. Dream big and be a boss!!! EW


The man speaks the truth!
Barz… Just Listen… @mal.mero

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Dr. Amos Wilson

The Neutralization Of Black On Black Violence

Is the contention exaggerated, or does it speak the simple truth, that man has contrived his institutions for the combat of crime so that he may in fact maintain it? 

PAUL REIWALD Society And Its Criminals THE FOREGOING DISCUSSIONS briefly outlined some of the forces which move some African Americans toward criminality and Black-on-Black violence. The decriminalization of the Black male and the neutralization of Black-on-Black violence require that we learn to discern the forces which compel Black criminal behavior and Black-on-Black violence; that we gain an expert knowledge of their psycho political, psychodynamic interaction and of their politico-economical, socioeconomic functionality. Decriminalization and neutralization further require that African Americans develop, control, and effectively utilize opposing countervailing forces against those prevailing forces which, if permitted to continue, will extinguish African life at home and abroad. The prevention of Black-on-Black violence and Black criminality, which results in the incarceration of tens of thousands of young African American males in the prime of their manhood, depends on the creation and vigorous activation of Afrocentric countervailing forces opposed to those Eurocentric forces which motivate and energize their criminal assault on the African American community and their self-destructive assault on themselves. These men, were their minds and bodies free, would be the leaders of the revolutionary vanguard which would overthrow and obliterate the truly criminal dominance of the European. Afrocentric countervailing forces include: Afrocentric personal, moral, ethical values and appetitive incentives; Afrocentric cultural values, interpersonal and social interactive orientations; Afrocentric cultural motives, goals, and community organization; and Afrocentric policing, criminal justice, governance policies, and the establishment of Afrocentric economical, political, technological, cultural and military systems. The scope of this essay does not permit a discussion of the nature and purposes of each of these countervailing forces. They will be discussed in detail in forthcoming works. However, as implied by our previous analyses, the construction and effective utilization of Afrocentric countervailing forces necessary for African survival and the empowerment and enhancement of the quality of African life, require our technical understanding of a number of important facts: 1. The continuing economical, cultural, and perhaps biological survival of African Americans and Africans the world- over, is in serious question. Black-on-Black violence and criminality are just two of the most salient symptoms of a people headed for self-destruction and possible annihilation. A drastic reorganization of priorities and re-examination of values: development of Afrocentric cultural, political, economic programs; and Afrocentric ethical renewal, must be undertaken if disaster is to be avoided and our survival secured. This requires a thorough understanding of the oppressive, imperialistic functioning of the ideology of Eurocentric individualism when it is unwittingly and unmodified accepted and practiced by subordinated African peoples. Africans must recognize that individuality is a collective epiphenomenon that radiates from group power and prestige. There are no individuals who belong to powerless, degraded groups: only notorious stereotypical exceptions to a very general racist rule. Individual choice and distinction is a fringe benefit of those who belong to dominant or autonomous groups. The route to individual power is that of group empowerment. All other individual power is illusionary and ultimately a form of self- and other-destruction. 2. It is of premier importance that African Americans understand the criminal, anti-life origins of White American society; understand its current national and international criminal and crimogenic nature; and how their imitation of that society their wish to be integrated into its mainstream, their wish to be totally identified with it; as well as their wrongheaded anger, frustration and self-alienation which result from being rejected by it; are the essential sources of Black-on-Black violence, criminality, sociopolitical and economical impotence, mental maladjustment, and racial death on the installment plan. To become one with a system which was built on African enslavement and is currently founded on the continuing socioeconomic, sociopolitical degradation, ignorance and disorganization of African peoples, is to become allied with the deadly criminal enemies of African peoples. The psychodynamics of ego self-defense mechanisms, internalization of racist attitudes and perceptions, identification with the aggressor, displaced aggression, misdirected anger, rage, etc., and how they are utilized by a crimogenic Eurocentric system in its attempt to compel African Americans to engage in apparently “self-willed” acts of communal, interpersonal and individual acts of self-destruction, must be thoroughly understood. Discussions of how these mechanisms operate within the context of group power differentials must be numerous and in- depth, and the methods of counteracting their negative effects taught and trained as a part of African American education for life, survival and overcomance. The African American must come to understand that “ego self-defense, under the ineffectively opposed influence of an oppressive white racist regime, is no true defense of the ego or of the self. It is ultimately naught but a defense and rationalization of the right to be destructively exploited by his Eurocentric oppressors, and to join them in their annihilation of his African self. Displaced aggression, which is the source of so much Black-on-Black violence, suicide and self-destructive addictive habits as well as Black educational, political, cultural and economical under-achievement, will virtually cease if African males, instead of cowering before the illusion of Eurocentric power and invincibility, would decide to stand up and make their preoccupying goal the eradication of European power and domination. They would stop killing themselves if they decide to neutralize their true frustrators, tormentors and enemies. 3. It must be understood that it is the unexamined acceptance of the racist White American value system and the egregious imitation of White American material greed by African Americans (and Africans worldwide) which are the primary sources of Black violence, general community disorganization, relative powerlessness and poverty. Under European domination and organization of the national and international economic systems and opportunity structures, disproportionate numbers of Africans are virtually forced to engage in the same criminal acts of violence against and oppression of African peoples as do the Europeans whose values they try so vainly to realize. In practice, the Eurocentric value system has underdeveloped African economies and impoverished African peoples, endangered the whole of life on earth, bred, aided and abetted the rape, robbery and murder of nations and peoples. Therefore the wholesale acceptance of Eurocentric values by African peoples will but hasten a destructive process that is already tidal in its immensity. A impartial examination of African values and their practical application in African life is the only means of achieving African liberation, and significantly reducing Black violence and disintegration of the African American community. What fruits for African Americans have the tree of White American values borne? The African American must accept the very likely possibility that he may never be fully integrated as an equal into the so-called American mainstream. Even if he were fully accepted there is no guarantee that should circumstances warrant it, the Eurocentric system will not renege on its prior acceptance and eject him from the mainstream. As long as Whites possess the power of acceptance or non-acceptance, the power of the purse, police, military, etc., the existence of African peoples is in jeopardy: whether integrated or segregated. African survival depends on meeting White power with equal or superior Black power. This requires the construction of an African American nation within a nation with a fully developed sociopolitical, socioeconomic system, fully invested in the ownership of the American production system to the point of, obtaining an influential equity in it, and the conversion of that system from an instrument of African exploitation and death to one of African enhancement and life. Alliances between African Americans and other African nations must be forged all over the globe, and those alliances must be organized to retake control over their economic and cultural systems; the development, on the African continent and other places, of technological and scientific systems second-to-none; development of military defense systems capable of effectively defending Africans against European military incursions. 4. The principal economic roles of African Americans in White America include those of being surplus, expendable, cheap labor and heedless consumers. These roles somewhat parallel those of Africans internationally as harvesters of basic raw materials, and as consumers of the surplus production of other nations, not as producers of finished products for their own or the consumption of others. Collectively, if the African American population were considered a nation, it would rank as the ninth or tenth richest on earth considering its national income and wealth. It would be considered one of the largest African nations in the world and with its educated and trained classes, its relatively politically sophisticated population would represent a considerable challenge to the top ranking nations on the earth today. It has developed a significant and growing coterie of administrators, bureaucrats, government officials, elected officials, civil servants, business executives, professionals, intellectuals, generals, etc., which are the foundations and sinews of a modern nation and which could represent the basis for African people to take care of and determine their own interests. Yet the perception of Black America is one of poverty material poverty and poverty of spirit. This perception which runs against the grain of African American economic reality and potential, is necessary in order to facilitate and rationalize the riotous fleecing of Black consumers and the rape of Black human and economic resources by White Americans and other ethnic groups. This rapacious exploitation of Africans requires that the Black population must starve its own members, particularly its youth, in order to support the families and youth of other ethnic groups. To meet its own economic and institutional needs, the African American population needs to spend the largest bulk of its consumer dollars with itself and engage in the production of economic goods and services which can be sold to itself and others. The African community must enter into full economic competition with other peoples. It cannot do this and continue to be the economic sucker of other peoples. Black Americans, with their very sizeable population, 12% - 15% of the general American population, and relatively large consumer wealth, spends only about five cents of each of its consumer dollars with themselves, and ninety-five cents with others. They invest relatively little of their earnings on wealth creating instruments, activities, economic organizations, and real estate. Thus, the African American community spends itself into poverty and though it possesses the capacity for tremendous economic growth and influence it does not significantly use that capacity to create employment, purpose, wealth and stability for its constituents, particularly its male members. The organization (more aptly, disorganization) of the African American economy and the psycho economic organization of the African American personality denies its children an economic inheritance, legacy, and tradition. Hence they become reactionary dependent on the economic machinations of their oppressors and exploiters. The failure of the African American leadership and professional classes, petty bourgeois and business classes to appropriately organize a coherent and cohesive Afrocentric economic system, is tanta mount to a rejection of their historic role and a betrayal of their people and of their children. These betrayed children are the ones which criminally assault their elders with a special hostility and vengeance. The failure of the African American middle class to invest in African economic development and empowerment is itself criminal. The adult African American population must be cognizant of the fact it must earn the respect of its youth through expending its creative, organizational, and economic resources in their interest, not in the interest of the youths of other people who will one day be the enemies and exploiters of their own children. The refusal of Black America to perceive itself as a national entity (being under the influence of American individualism and develop an economic system and a coherent economic policy both nationally and internationally, means that it will remain psycho economically dependent, economically dis-invested, and will not be respected by other ethnic groups. Because of its refusal to invest in its economic autonomy, it cannot utilize its very considerable potential economic clout to train and employ its young men as well as to further its psycho political, socioeconomic interests, to insure self-defense and survival. It must build and support the social institutions necessary to determine its destiny and produce the types of children and adults who represent assets and not liabilities to its well-being. The failure of the Black community to economically invest in itself and in America, as well as to militantly utilize its consumer power to force the American economy to train and employ throughout its business strata its young men and women (while passionately seeking to imitate White American consumption patterns and engage in compensatory, conspicuous consumption) potently encourages Black male criminality, Black-on-Black violence, drug addiction, family disorganization, intellectual retardation, general communal disintegration and demise. 5. A people, and a nation, is created, re-created, and sustained through the appropriate education and training of its youth. Every culture engages in some form of education and training, the principal function of which is to secure cultural identity, continuity, organization, integrity and above all, survival. When a people is mis-educated or inappropriately educated and trained, its sense of people hood is destabilized as is concomitantly its individual and collective psyches, and its capacity to withstand the deadly assaults and exploitative pillaging by other peoples and the insidious wasting away of its vitality. African Americans are educated and trained to further the imperial and exploitative interests of racist White America — interests inimical to their own. They are therefore educated against their own interests, which is one of the reasons that despite their sizeable educated, professional and trained classes relative to other nations, their economic and political power is benign and their survival is in question. Black-on-Black violence, criminality, social dysfunctionality, economic instability, defensive vulnerability, can to a great extent be traced back to African Americans not understanding the basic function of education and of educational institutions, and permitting their exploiters and oppressors to determine the nature of the educational experience of their children. Consequently, when African Americans are educated and trained under white racist domination no matter how highly educated or how highly trained  they are educated to serve the predominant needs of their White oppressors and thus trained for servitude. Those left untrained, uneducated, undereducated, mis-educated and unemployed, also are made so at the pleasure of White America. Ultimately, a certain type of ignorance and ineptitude, a certain dumbness, regardless of level of formal education or the lack of it, is maintained among African Americans and Africans in general. It is by means of this fundamental dumbness that Eurocentric domination and exploitation are efficiently maintained and remain unchallenged. When educated through the auspices of their exploiters, African Americans and Africans in general are educated into ignorance, are made the recipients of an alienated education which means that it can be utilized only to further alien interests. Thus, the formal and informal education of African American youth is an education in alienation, self-abnegation, incompetence, unreality and wrong-headedness. Many of the youth, particularly the males, resist this alienating, anti-life, emasculating and insulting process: a process designed to prepare them for subordinate places in a racist society. They reject and refuse to cooperate with this design, and through antisocial acts offend, tax the resources of, and attack its perpetrators. They defend valiantly, though self-destructively, what shreds of masculinity they have left. They violently attack the elders and the community who and which have failed to educate them around African cultural identity and purpose, independence, self-determination, responsibility, self-knowledge and self-love: education for the attainment of a fulfilling and liberated life. If African American youth are to be educated away from their antisocial proclivities and educated in ways that permit them to legitimately actualize their human potential and secure the biological and cultural survival of African peoples, they must be educated, especially during their impressionable years, by their own elders and equipped with an Afrocentric education. Suffice it to say that if the education of African youth is designed to primarily serve the interests of African peoples and to maintain the wholesome integrity of the African community, such education must be grounded in objective analyses of the African psycho historical and psycho cultural experience as well as African future development. Today the education of African children is one in search of a considered Afrocentric pedagogic theory. The overarching goal and function of education must be that of seeking to insure the survival of a people, to enhance their quality of life, their ability to exercise self-determination and a self-created sense of people hood, personhood, and humanity. African youth must be educated to carry out the revolutionary overthrow of their oppressors. An appropriate education and training of African American youth must take into consideration the transformation and distortion of the African personality and psyche, and the resulting distortion of their cognitive, emotional, and behavioral characteristics which have taken place and continue to take place under European oppression. The African American community must grasp that it has to train its young to accomplish tasks which are diametrically opposed to those of White American youth. Consequently, there can be no such thing as equal education, the same education, provided to both African American and White American youth. The education of African American youth must be measured according to the standards and needs of African peoples if those peoples are to leave the path leading to self-destruction. The beneficial education of Black youth and the African American population can only occur within the confines, and under the control of, African American communities and institutions. The education of African American males must occur in African American homes, churches, private schools, preempted public schools, auditoriums, prisons, and any other places where the truth and reality of the African history, experience and destiny can be taught; where their teachers, their people, have a profound understanding of the developmental psychology of the African American child, a knowledge of the tasks they must accomplish, and can train them in how to accomplish those tasks. The appropriate rearing and education of African American children require that African American people recognize the inappropriateness of White American parenting and pedagogical approaches for their children. They require that African Americans review the pragmatic approaches to child rearing and socioeconomic organization utilized by their ancestors, and the creation and adaptation of new approaches where necessary. For example, the African American acceptance of the European family model as representing the ideal and valid model for their own family organization, despite the markedly different psycho economical, psycho historical origins and contemporary contexts of the European family configuration relative to that of the African American family configuration, has resulted in the perception of the predominantly African American family configuration as deviant, deficient and pathological. For instance, the African American’s acceptance of the Eurocentric conception of the father’s role in the family as the primary and only male responsible for the training for manhood and adulthood of his Sons has crippled Black America’s capacity to creatively train its sons for manhood and adulthood when nearly half of its families are female headed. A review of their ancestral history would teach them that the training of male youth is a community activity: a responsibility of communal males, not just that of the biological father. Thus, the absence or ineptness of the biological African father would not necessarily have the negative ramifications it has in contemporary Black America. A radical redefinition of manhood and fatherhood, of training for manhood, must be undertaken by the African community in America if its youth is to be saved, the prisons are to be emptied of its men, the community is to decriminalize itself, defuse Black-on-Black violence, and create a just, harmonious, secure, and prosperous African American people. Why Crime Prevention And Rehabilitative Programs Fail

Since White America maintains its positive collective self-concept and rationalizes its oppression of its African population by protectively degrading all things African, it cannot be expected that it will promulgate effective crime prevention programs. It cannot negate that upon which its psycho political, psycho economical life depends. Its pressing need to perceive African Americans, particularly African American males, as innately criminal, requires that it perceives them as incorrigible and incapable of rehabilitation. These perceptions, whether held consciously and/or unconsciously, mean that crime prevention, rehabilitation, and other programs and approaches designed to prevent crime in the Black community or to significantly reduce Black recidivism, when controlled by Whites, and rationalized on the basis of White psychology, are doomed to fail through self-defeat. Moreover, White American crime prevention and rehabilitative methods, because of White ambivalence toward alleged Black criminality and Black-on-Black violence, tend to help increase, or at best not effectively reduce, Black criminality. Hence, eurocentrically oriented corrections facilities and criminal justice systems are often “schools for crime.”

It must be acknowledged that the continuing European need to dominate and economically exploit African peoples requires that inequities of power and privilege persist and be enforced between the supreme Europeans and the subordinate Africans. Ultimately, this implies that fairness and parity under these circumstances cannot operatively exist between Blacks and Whites. A White dominated and rationalized criminal justice system, for the foregoing reasons, must be unjust, particularly in regard to African American males. White America’s need to dominate Blacks means that every White American institution must operate in opposition to its implied mission and name when dealing with African peoples. Thus the criminal justice system must produce injustice; the corrections system must promote in correction — just as the Eurocentric economic system must impoverish Africans.

Thus, when the White American criminal justice establishment talks about crime prevention it really speaks to the issue of how African Americans can be contained or kept in their “places” and prevented from escaping. Its chief concern is with African American containment and the prevention of White victimization by Black criminals. It is far from being passionately concerned about the prevention and reduction of Black-on-Black violence and Black criminal victimization of the African American community. This establishment is one with all other Eurocentric institutional establishments in that they all function to maintain White supremacy and in service to that purpose, to maintain Black communal destabilization, or Black communal stabilization at the price of having Blacks humbly accept (in a moral/religious, intellectual, emotional, and behavioral sense), the “places” chosen for them by their Eurocentric oppressors. As we have intimated, White America needs Black criminality to maintain its illusory positive self-image and politico economic hegemony. 

It profits economically in many ways from the processing of Black males through its criminal justice and corrections systems and its crime prevention and rehabilitative programs. In place of ineffective rehabilitative programs and the necessary restructuring of American society, it stridently demands more draconian police methods; the continuing erosion and abridgement of African human and civil rights; an increasing emphasis on preventative detention; construction of more and larger prisons; longer and harsher sentencing of alleged convicts (especially Black ones); increasingly treating Black youthful offenders as adult offenders; defunding and rendering ineffective rehabilitative programs and services such as family counseling, probation and parole; as well as effectively neutering proven rehabilitative approaches and new experimental rehabilitative techniques.

Frankly, the most effective means for reducing Black criminality and Black-on-Black violence would be the prevention, correction, and rehabilitation, not of Black criminals, but of fundamental White racist criminality, White-on-Black violence, both psychical and physical, and the pathology of White racism. Black American crime is the progeny of White American criminal intercourse with African people. But since this course of action is very unlikely to be followed, it is necessary that the African American community successfully undertake its own prevention, correction and rehabilitative programs. It must take history into its own hands. While we have stressed the production of Black criminality by White criminality, this does not imply that Black criminality and Black-on-Black violence can only cease when White America decides that White-on-Black violence should cease. 

This does not imply that African Americans are not to some measurable extent, responsible for the phenomena of Black criminality and Black-on-Black violence or that the African American community does not possess the internal, autonomous means of significantly reducing and preventing its victimization by Black criminals and violence-prone offenders. In fact, the surest way of ridding American society and the world of crimogenic Eurocentric dominance, imperialism and exploitation, is for the African American community to refuse to let sizable numbers of its constituents to be reactionary tempted into criminal, violent and self-destructive behavior or to tolerate or justify its existence. To a significant extent, White America is the reciprocal creation of Black America: Whites cannot be what they are unless Blacks choose to be or accept what they are. The relationship between White and Black America is both a parasitic and symbiotic one: a change in one necessitates a change in the other. And the African American community is capable of self- determined, autonomous change!

The premise of this essay is that to a very significant extent Black criminality and Black-on-Black violence are reactionary forms of behavior. This implies that if the African American community is to rid itself of reactionary Black criminality, it must expunge from its collective personality and psyche its tendency to respond to White racist provocation of various types and in stimulus-bound reactionary ways. It must learn not to react unthinkingly and self-defeatedly to White racist insults to the collective African ego complex. It must learn to resist White American material, social, economic, cultural enticements and seductions. How Black America chooses to react to the actions of White America determine the psychosocial, psycho economical, psycho political influence and outcome of those White American actions, regardless of their original intentions. 

If it chooses to gain control of its own mental, emotional, behavioral and material processes, define and regulate its own institutional systems, then the African American community must determine the quality of its own community life to captain its own ship and determine its own destiny.

The earnest rehabilitation of the Black-on-Black criminal must begin with the acknowledgment that such a process must be one with full liberation of the African community and African peoples worldwide. The alienation of the individual African is endemically reflective of the alienation of the African community. A community is its people. Its oppression requires the concrete oppression of the persons who constitute it. Its permanent oppression, subordination, and exploitation requires that its individual constituents and the social relations which inhere between them, be organized and simultaneously disorganized in a way such that its autonomous and wholesome existence should never be actualized. 

This is the fundamental condition upon which enduring European/White American political- economical hegemony and White supremacy uneasily rests. Thus, the mental and socioeconomic maladaptiveness of African individuals and peoples and their social relations is a political- economic necessity if today’s ethnocultural status quo is to be preserved intact. It follows then that the African American and African peoples in general must be subjected to a deliberate and efficient program of White American/European created and sustained socioeconomic/cultural destabilization paradigms. These paradigms are reflected in the destabilization, confusion, alienated adjustment and self-destructiveness of many African communities and nations.

Any serious “rehabilitation” program dealing with African individuals and groups must be founded on the knowledge that the continuance of White American/European domination of African peoples requires continued African mental and social maladaptiveness. The social and individual ills that plague the African American community are politically inspired. Therefore, their rehabilitation must be politically informed and understood as a form of political activism, the goals of which must include the overthrow and permanent disablement of White supremacy, the root cause of those ills to begin with. The appropriate treatment of the Black-on-Black criminal must, by the very casual nature of his ailments, include his psycho political deprogramming and reconstruction. 

His aggressive impulses must be redirected. They must be given their appropriate definition, causes and objectives, including above all, the liberation of his African self, of African peoples, and the ending of White supremacist global hegemony. To accomplish these ends he must not only understand the social psychological and psychodynamic sources of his violent behavior. He must be educated in the arts of self-control, social organization, cooperation, creative-strategic thinking and behavior, self-love, self-acceptance, and love of his people.