Sunday, 19 July 2020

Why Black Lives Matter is about Whites, Too

It's amazing that #BlackLivesMatter is so polarizing when reasonable human beings can agree that Blacks have faced and still face so much racism - all over the world.

Today, you pretty much have to be a denier of history as well as current events to conclude that life is okay for Black people, that they are safe or as safe as Whites.

Here's how #blacklivesmatter is about Whites, too:

  • actively engaging in racist actions is harmful to everyone
  • active engagement in racist activity is harmful to Whites
  • active engagement in racist activity is harmful to Blacks
  • active engagement in racist activities is harmful to all races
  • feeling superior to another races is bad for Whites (is delusional)
  • feeling superior to another race is based on lies
  • being superior means a ton of pressure - who needs that?
  • oppressing blacks doesn't make you truly more secure

White Supremacists, your arguments are erroneous and your history of white power is based on abuse, not truth and merit. Your rise is a result of you dehumanizing yourselves as well as others. Also, your rise is about your cruelty and barbarism and your absolute fear and weakness regarding being upstanding human beings. You fear black (and minority) strength just as much as you fear your own weaknesses and mostly - you fear being found out. This last point is your most ridiculous response in your grandest delusion because you've been found out for hundreds of years.

Only your cruelty and abusiveness keep you in any kind of power. However, you are creating more and more resiliency in your target enemy because you can't kill all of the people you fear at once. Those who survived your last round of attacks are stronger than those you last attacked, more creative and resilient. They are constantly re-creating themselves, continually re-forming and surviving everything you've been dishing out for centuries while most of your tactics remain the same.

Blacks and minorities haven't been trying to decimate you, Whites and persons holding great power through cruel and oppressive methods. Blacks and minorities are not interested in the work of genocide against you, Whites, because Blacks and most minorities still possess their humanity. They just want your grievous savagery and continual harms against humanity to stop.

So - if you're so powerful - just for one day - STOP!

Aside from actual white supremacist thinking, it is obvious, (most) Whites, you don't know how to do this - stop being oppressors. You don't know how to liberate anyone from oppression, especially yourselves - but don't worry! Many resilient minorities - including amazing black people - are methodically working to change this and help us all - even you.
 
You can start to educate yourself - as non-whites have been doing:
 

 And once you stop defending your white rights and just hear what is being taught by Freire, hooks, Brown, DiAngelo and many, many more diversity facilitators and educators, you will FEEL LESS attacked - you can't learn while you're using the same brain cells to formulate defending statements.

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Movie In Suggested Viewing Titles in Syllabus For Whites

Here's a film that is in the viewing list of the document that came out in 2016 called Syllabus For White People To Educate Themselves.... I have been calling it "Syllabus For Whites" here and there on my blog. The film is called "13th."

Here it is :



If this doesn't work or works poorly for you - check for this title on Netflix. If you don't have Netflix, try viewing here letting the film buffer for a few minutes 'til you settle in to watch.

Wednesday, 3 June 2020

Let's Talk About Gaslighting!

Hey everyone - let's talk about Gas-Lighting!

If you don't know what that is - it's a kind of manipulative attack against a person's identity and mind that is often associated with narcissistic personality types against people they are manipulating.

So let's talk about this kind of manipulati---

Wait.

No - let's just WATCH a movie instead.

This movie is called Gaslight, and it has an interesting history for film buffs and for psychologists. For film buffs, this 1940 version isn't the only version and isn't the original form of art (book, film, story, play, etc). For psychologists this movie is interesting because the kind of manipulation one of the characters consistently performs in the film ended up going into psychology textbooks and literature. There are therapies to heal from what this character does to harm the mental well-being of another character here. The term that came out of this movie and into psychology and psychiatry fields is "gaslight."

Enjoy the movie

Trigger warning - crazy making behaviour and manipulation happen throughout this movie. Do take breaks if you find some scenes disturbing.



You might want to pause if this movie hits a nerve. Gaslighting is quite common these days but few people and groups actually talk about it much. Take good care of yourself if parts of this movie are disturbing... there are triggering scenes - especially for people who have been gaslighted but didn't know what's what was going on at the time... To be clear - gaslighting is abusive. It's a form of abuse.

Gaslight 1940 starring Anton Walbrook and Diana Wynyard.