Everything that is erupting in our midst is driven by chronic oppression. The criminal invasion of January 6th was an extension of an American practice - the stampeding of a raging white mob. The behaviors, attitudes, methods, practices, faulty judgment, toxic belief systems, irrational and erratic narratives and fantasies are all rooted in oppression; an oppression that evolved from the establishment of this society now in the middle of disasters of its own making.
Throughout American history mobs broke into jails or courthouses overpowering (or having the cooperation of) sheriffs, judges or local officials dragging people out to be burned, mutilated, shot and lynched. These mobs were never prosecuted, the atrocities were never confronted as such. In fact, these repeated heinous acts were celebrated, organized and advertised to onlookers traveling distances to see the carnage. Photographs of the murdered victims were made into postcards for souvenirs and tourism. So by definition, the acts of murdering and vandalizing mobs were protected, normalized, permitted and accepted into the fabric of American practice. The stampede on the Capitol on January 6th 2021 affirmed that there is no law an enraged white mob has to respect - an American practice that stampeded and raged against itself. Weapons, nooses, gallows and all.
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are those who defy any safety measures regarding crowds and gatherings. They refuse to wear a mask proclaiming a constitutional right not to be told what to wear or what to do with their bodies only to be topped by a refusal to believe that there is a pandemic at all. They put themselves in danger while putting others at risk including the first responders and medical staff who are bound to provide them care. It is like a fire fighter running into a burning house to rescue a moron demanding their constitutional right to choose what to wear before being rescued or refusing to believe the house is on fire at all putting themselves and the fire fighter at risk. The damn house is on fire, it is called an EMERGENCY. So is a PANDEMIC.
Victims of oppression are incapacitated to see what is in front of them or believe what is happening around them. They are only permitted to react to what is interpreted for them leaving them to make dopey decisions spun out of a simple minded rationale. Chronic oppression is a dumbing down process that molds people into vulnerable empty vessels in need of definition. And there are plenty of opportunistic predators waiting to do just that.
As the disasters of the day will be fed into the American mental wood chipper, the disasters are doomed to complicate, mutate, infect and repeat. No accountability nor resolve will happen because that thought process chops up information to form a needed conclusion far away from accountability or resolve. Recent conversations about how people become radicalized, as if it’s a new thing that just sprung up, has nothing to do with the long-standing existence of the American ego based on racist entitlement.
The actions of morons, thugs, gangs, mobs and marauders are one thing. The failure, inability or flat out refusal to stop their degenerate and criminal behavior goes to the very definition of chronic oppression. In spite of so-called laws, the bottom line is that those ‘laws’ will be picked apart, freeze framed, denied, ignored and revised to preserve the esteem of whiteness. There comes a point where a problem no longer lies with its origin but instead lies in the inability or conscious decision not to do anything about it.
America cannot just move on from conflicts rooted in its addictions. It must first acknowledge its condition and admit that it is powerless over a convoluted notion branded as ‘white supremacy.’
Only truth and justice beats oppression and it must be unlearned in order to end its perversions. Only then can there be healing and a true path forward. Only then can a collective dependency-free mind set provide accountability and resolve.
Claim your mind. Confront for once and for all the oppression that defines this society starting with yourself. Who are you? By what authority? Decide to recognize self as a sovereign human being, not an object of oppression - not an extension of a maniac's delusions. Your one changed mind is the start to a dependency free populace of sovereign human beings.
Thank you for stopping by. Some folks are aware that I am updating what I wrote on chronic oppression about 32 years ago but you don’t have to wait for me. There is so much out there about predator violence, manipulation, coercion, mind control, trafficking, gangs, cults, addiction, abuse and neglect that goes right back to the systemic oppression defining this society. All that is needed is an honest look at how this society was established on stolen land having committed genocide against nations of indigenous peoples and built on the backs of human beings imprisoned in chattel slavery. And then out of all that, how a false and convoluted identity was enforced. A white superior race dominated by males. What the hell.
Greetings all my relations
Not that tomorrow was promised to any of us ever at any time, but the COVID-19 pandemic has brought this gentle reminder to an abrupt reality. The sudden loss of beloved family and friends who were with us one day and then suddenly gone the next flashes an urgency to the meaning of tomorrow.
In October (Nunowa) 2019, I started this website to provide an outline on systemic oppression while I worked on updating the first 1989 version of my book, Taking Another Look. Without meaning to be anything but matter of fact, I fall in that pandemic risk group and I feel like tomorrow is now so I’m going to get right to it.
My objective is to outline chronic oppression as it defines this society and how it has moved through generations. It is also to point out that it doesn’t have to continue once victims of oppression make a hard decision to survive it by ending the destructive cycle without exception and unlearning the behavior.
Like any survivor, there must be a clear understanding of self perception. There is no short cut. Finding ways to hide, make excuses for or straight out lie about the situation, or worse, designating another outside oneself - a character, official, potentate, president, chief, king, queen, lord, serf, second coming or caped crusader to come to the rescue will result in getting away from one problem only to start or complicate more. It would be like the one who ends an abusive relationship to begin another one and then a string of them.
In this time of pandemic (aggravated by many pre-existing issues), the country is being driven at high speed by a drunk driver. With all the so-called laws along with legislative this-and-that, the country is helpless against stopping the out of control, contemptuous, and dangerous behavior of the drunk behind the wheel. The drunk driver is not an individual per se, although individuals can embody it at any given time but an individual can be replaced. The dangerous ride continues no matter who might embody the drunk like a tornado that touches down under the right weather conditions. The country is being driven by the degenerate and insane perversions of bigotry resulting from repeated consequences of a rationale that justified it all.
My presentation is outlined in this web site in four areas until the book is finished. At the top of this page, just above the name, Spirit of January, these four areas are scrolled across as sections titled:
Click on any one of these titles to view the content. If Spirit of January is being viewed on a cell phone or tablet, the menu will appear as horizontal lines in the upper corner, click on those lines to see the sections.
I’m going now to finish the book. Until then, there is a lot of knowledge already out there about dependency, addiction, abuse, ritualistic murder, reservation-internment-concentration camp systems that are like tablecloths draped over the shape of oppression. One more cloth I offer for your consideration is the chronic and systemic oppression of this society.
My hope is that we all act to survive it by ending it. Not to stupidly seek perfection, but to strive for an environment of human beings capable of protecting and caring for each other from the unpredictable events and catastrophes of life by the humanity we are capable of giving.
Stay clear of the degenerate and simple minded who couldn’t give a damn what happens to you. Respect Mother Earth and the science she provides. Be well and be safe.
In the spirit of new light
The Matinecoc Nation is alive and well
Our identity is real and ours forever
Until the last breath is blown
Rock Creek Park by photographer Dr. Jeffrey J. Fearing appeared on the very first issue of my print newsletter, “The Spirit of January Monthly” in 1990. Rock Creek Park is in Washington, DC where we both attended Howard University in the late 60’s. It was a golden time at a phenomenal institution where I met Jeff, a friend for life, Nemot - my brother. I am honored to share this photograph once again 30 years later.
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