This article was originally published by African Holocaust, and is reprinted here.
“Mental slavery is the worst type of slavery because it gives the
illusion of FREEDOM! It
makes you trust, love and defend your oppressor while making an ENEMY of those trying to free you or open your eyes.”
– Ms Fiyah
MENTAL STATES (THEORY)
To assist in a better understanding of mental slavery, we will post 4 mental theoretical states.
NIGGERS: The Nigger, or Nigga as they preferred to be called, is the end product of White supremacy infected with the full strain of “Willy Lynch” syndrome to the point where they will burn their own bodies for food. Feed off their communities. Represent the most immoral pits of human existence. They are a liability to humanity period. And some mutated forms of the Nigger mind speak hot rhetoric and appear to be revolutionary as a cover for insecurities. They are antisocial walking bigots, who use words like “black supremacy” as a ruse to be thugs, ignorant and irresponsible.
NEGROES: The Negro is more productive in assisting the White supremacy system and well behaved and contained, he is the perfect companion if ever a white person needed a trusting friend. Even a rebellious Negro services slavery, for their rebellion is always first and foremost profitable to the system of oppression.
BLACKS: The Black recognizes the problems with the aforementioned groups and is striving to be more, they are still doing this within the framework of the slave world and with the tools of their enslavement. The African connection is generally nascent and skin deep. Confidence and knowledge of self are the barriers to the state of being African.
AFRICANS: The African is a fully liberated being with identity, culture and purpose, with paradigms of his or her own agency. The African is a continuous journey which builds on the past to construct a new future of possibilities. And while the Black mind-set is still searching, the African is at his or her intended ideological destination and busy with the business of growing.
Due to the lack of natural reinforcement in reality which in most people reaffirms their self-worth. Mental enslavement produces exaggerated behaviors one key one being the Big Black Ego.
I will not join your project as I do not think it puts me at the center of attention.
I have no skills but I should be the leader.
I have no skills, I have no scholarship record, I have published nothing but I am more important than you and have all the solutions.
If you try to use rational arguments I will use vitriol, I do not care about right and wrong, I care about looking good.
I can shout the loudest so I should be the leader.
I need everyone to hear my voice to reinforce my egocentric importance, even if I have nothing to contribute.
I am not the best person for the job but I should still, at the expense of the project, keep better people marginalized.
I will accuse those who show me up with vitriol and accusations of being agents of the oppressor.
I will find fault, despite having no legacy, with everyone that does the work I am not prepared to do.
My primary concern is not with tangible solutions but with the applause I get from making impassioned speeches.
I demand respect without being respectable.
Do you know how important I am, despite not having any track record?
More important than an objective, is how important I look in the meeting.
Slave Ego and False pride: I am not really sure of who i am, I am afraid of being who I should be, so I will define myself by hatred of anything that I can classify as “other”, even internalizing it against people that look like me. That bigotry will make up for my own inferiority complex. I am confused so I will insult the faiths and cultures of those who are confident in themselves. I am torn down, so I will tear down anything that holds anyone up. I am lost and weak, so I will pretend to be strong by a culture of hate.
What does ego do? Ego tells the uninformed or incapable person that despite being the worst person for the job, they should still do it—to the detriment of all—at the expense of the cause.
Pan-Africanism is a centralized way of us uniting and using our conscious collective intellect to solve problems and bring out the best in each other. Pan-Africanism is not 1000 people doing their own thing randomly as fragmented people. We cannot grow if we are not prepared to listen and learn from our peers. Ego blocks this ability to listen; it means we know even when we do not know. Advise is meaningless because ego feeds off of feeling good rather than doing good. Consciousness is an intellectual challenge peers place on each other to create excellence in each other. Today vulgar individualism blinds this exchange, where a challenge to make someone better is seen as a personal attack. But how can consciousness be attained in a vacuum where by its very nature it needs to connect to the broader community for its source of wisdom and information?
What are your thoughts of this article and what it’s saying?
Lets defeat mental slavery and embrace advancement.
For all activists around the planet: #ClapForEm