I contend that one very large impediment to Black people eliminating the system of racism/white supremacy is our inability or our refusal to “connect the dots”. By connecting the dots, I mean being able to understand how the multiple sub-institutions (the so-called government, the military, law enforcement officials (slave catchers, race soldiers), the mis/dis-education system, the prison industrial system, the media, and so on) all work in concert to enforce the system of racism/white supremacy in all areas of people activity. But It also refers to our inability or refusal to be able to connect the dots of history, observations, facts and logic, to be able to better understand how everything that has happened in the past has led up to and continues to have a great impact on the conditions of the world today, especially concerning the world’s greatest problem for Black people, which is racism, and then using that understanding to inspire a permanent change in our thoughts, speech and actions. This forgetfulness has a very deleterious effect on our ability to truly understand and correctly perceive our condition, as well as being able to correctly and accurately identify those who are the ultimate creators and cause of our condition. I’m not even necessarily just referring to being able to know and understand the impact of something as historically ubiquitous as the Trans-Atlantic enslavement trade, our subsequent extreme mistreatment during our enslavement, or later Jim Crow has had on our condition, (although these things are very vital to study if you want to gain a complete understanding of our condition). I’m simply referring to being able to remember things that have happened as recently as a year or even a few months ago, and having that be the impetus to understanding the fact that we are at war for our survival, and having that be the catalyst for the change, the permanent change, in our behavior and outlook that is necessary to solve our problem, THE problem.