“…this crime of Genocide is the result of a massive conspiracy. It is sometimes ‘understood’ rather than expressed; a part of the mores of the ruling class often concealed by euphemisms, but always directed at oppressing the Negro people. Its members are so well drilled, so rehearsed over the generations, that they can carry out their parts automatically and with a minimum of spoken direction. They have inherited their plot, and their business is, but to implement it daily so that it works daily.” – William Patterson, excerpt from “We Charge Genocide”
In my assessment, there are four components of genocide. They consist of mental genocide (or mentacide as Dr. Bobby E. Wright called it), cultural genocide, spiritual genocide, and physical genocide. All of these are currently and relentlessly being practiced by our eternal enemies (arabs and whites and all non-Afrikans) on Afrikan people. When the subject of genocide is brought up, many people have a preconceived notion in their minds of genocide consisting of a group of people physically slaughtering another group of people with an evil gleam in their eyes (physical genocide). While this is definitely a component of genocide that will be discussed, it is far from the only component. It is certainly the least sophisticated, as it relies strictly on brute force. And as the system of white supremacy/terror/domination continues to refine itself as it must necessarily do, so must their methods of continuing the system. Remember, whites tend to play the “long game”, meaning they are willing to toy with and soften up their victims over a sustained period of time, sometimes hundreds of years before closing in on their genocidal goals. This leads to the increased necessity of mental, spiritual and cultural genocidal tactics as a precursor to physical extermination. Mental, spiritual and cultural genocide is a “softening up” process before the main goal is accomplished. Now I will examine the 4 aspects of genocide.
Cultural Genocide–“I consider culture as a rampart that protects a people, a collectivity. Culture must, above all, place a protective role; it must ensure the cohesion of a group.” – Dr. Cheikh Anta Diop
Culture is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as, “the customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits of a racial, religious, or social group; also : the characteristic features of everyday existence (such as diversions or a way of life) shared by people in a place or time“. Cultural genocide is defined as the deliberate and systematic destruction of traditions, values, language, and other elements which make a one group of people distinct from other groups, according to culturalgenocide.org. Cultural genocide has been practiced non-stop on Black/Afrikan people throughout the diaspora, especially among Afrikans who were displaced in majority white/european countries. As a matter of fact, the first step to making a slave was outlawing Afrikan people from retaining, practicing and preserving any vestige of our native culture, all the way down to changing the names of Afrikan people. Afrikan languages/dialects, dance and musical and spiritual traditions were completely outlawed, sometimes under penalty of death.
This is very significant because if you can manage to force a group of people to completely abandon their cultural identity, and replace it with the culture that that people’s eternal enemy has made specifically for them, then that group of people, Afrikans in this case, are being prepared for complete extermination. This cultural genocide and enforced amnesia of Black/Afrikan people within the diaspora has been so effective to where it has gotten to the point to where can be difficult to get certain “non-conscious” Black people to even admit that they are indeed Afrikan at all. You see this when you refer to them as an Afrikan, and they’ll vehemently deny it to the point of arguing. Sometimes, Afrikans afflicted with this disease may even speak about continental Afrikans as if they are a completely different race altogether (and unfortunately, there are are sometimes similar sentiments from continental Afrikans toward diasporan Afrikans. The same dog that bit us, but them too). This symptom of cultural genocide is closely related to…
Mental Genocide (Mentacide) – “The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the minds of the oppressed” – Steve Biko
Mentacide is quite possibly the most severe symptom of cultural genocide. It certainly is the most sad to watch, as it is a living demonstration of the sickness and desperation of a people who are on death’s doorstep, fearful, and perhaps unknowingly awaiting extermination. In the definitive essay on the subject of mentacide called Mentacide: The Ultimate Threat To The Black Race, the writer of that piece, the incomparable Dr. Bobby E. Wright defined mentacide as “a form of insanity that leaves many of us thinking out of the mind of the european as if it were our own”. In his summary of Dr. Wright’s essay included in his book Mentacide and Other Essays, Baba Mwalimu Baruti expounds on the definition; “mentacide is a genocidal strategy which turns a people against themselves in service of those who are trying to destroy them. Because they have been thoroughly convinced that their destroyer’s love and appreciation is critical to their humanity in this reality as well as their salvation in the next, they seek to make “alliances” with their destroyers in order to be close enough to prove themselves worthy of this elusive love, and therefore be released from their pain”.
Everywhere on the planet where you see Afrikan people living, you are very likely to see many displays of mentacide. From the anti-Afrikan self hatred shown through our pathetic and pitiful attempts to imitate our enemies (hairstyles, ways of speaking, clothing, cultural and social traditions, sexual insanity, kwk), to our often unnecessarily hostile manner in dealing with one another, to our worship of white and other non-Black/Afrikan images through enemy religions, through our addiction to white-produced entertainment and media (even if there are Black faces out in front), which shape our perceptions of our enemies as well as ourselves, to our desire to have sexual relations, as well as procreate with non-Afrikans. Mentacide is ever present among Black/Afrikan people worldwide, and is a self perpetuating cancer within Afrikan people. Mentacidal mentalities produce mentacidal behaviors, which produces more mentacidal behavior and re-enforces more mentacidal mentalities among Black/Afrikan people. In short, mentacide produces more mentacide which speeds up the process of genocide. As much as it is discussed, one of the more dangerously underrated manifestations of cultural genocide and mentacide is Spiritual Genocide. We will further discuss spiritual genocide and delve into physical genocide in part 4 of this article.
Brother Osei, 21st Century Race Man