Submitted by EYE-OPENING REALITY
When the Black author Sophia Stewart, the real creator of the most successful SCIFI movie franchise in history (‘The Matrix,’) won her a Billion Dollar copyright case against the Wachowski Brothers, Joel Silver and Warner Brothers – there have been outside citations and implications as to racial injustice because (Ms Stewart is African American).
In setting the record straight, on June 13th 2004, Sophia Stewart’s press release read: ‘The Matrix & Terminator movie franchises have made world history and have ultimately changed the way people view movies and how Hollywood does business, yet the real truth about the creator and creation of these films continue to elude the masses because the hidden secret of the matter is that these films were created and written by a BLACK WOMAN* – a Black woman named Sophia Stewart. But Hollywood does not want you to know this fact simply because it would change history. Also it would encourage our Black children to realize a dream and that is…nothing is impossible for them to achieve!’
In the above pictorial graphic, dated, cited and used on January 20th 2014 – (Martin Luther King Day), by Russian Garage Magazine Editor-In-Chief Dasha Zhukova, as she sits on a hog-tied ‘Black Woman’ in the form of a chair, in a shocking editorial that has outraged many in social media and around the world. The chair pictured in the Buro 24/7 website interview is an artwork created by Norwegian artist Bjarne Melgaard, one of a series that reinterprets art historical works from pop culture artist Allen Jones as a commentary on gender and racial politics. For many who commented on the picture – one question kept coming to the fore: “why would a white woman want to sit on a hogtied Black woman as an artistic depiction given women’s long history of oppression and misogyny? Some felt that the image was destined to incite reactions but also to reinforce certain basic stereotypes which are entrenched within the debate on “race”, i.e. racial supremacy.
Ronald Hall (editor) of ‘Empirical Analysis of Skin Color’ in the eye-opening book – “RACISM IN THE “21st CENTURY” looks at this idea of “Skin Colour Biases: Attractiveness and the HALO EFFECTS in the Evaluation of African Americans.” Hall argues that “since the early days of slavery a bias favouring ‘fair skin’ has been a significant and discriminatory distinction made by both White and Black Americans.”
Recent research indicates that African Americans are considered more attractive by others if they have fair skin. Clearly, skin colour exerts strong effects on many aspects of African Americans’ lives. Skin colour may also affect the beauty and life chances of other non-African American groups since skin colour affects perceptions in India, Israel, Korea, Japan, the West Indies, South Africa, Britain, and South America.
In the book entitled The Black Matrix, (Franklin Jones) suggests that the collective White psyche is rarely, if ever, examined in particular regarding their predisposition for racism and greed of power. From their positions of power, they examine and label all other races as they see fit, but rarely, if ever do they evaluate themselves or are evaluated by others. The fact is that within the collective white psyche there is a profoundly entrenched predisposition for racism that is matched only by their proclivity for deceit, greed and hunger for power.
While labelling all other races as being savages they have in fact been the most brutally savage throughout history. They alone are the most arrogant and the only race predisposed to racism; all other races have been their enemies or their victims. Their subjugation, murder and exploitation of all other races are unparalleled. Despite possessing a brutal history consumed by unrivalled racism, as well as unjustifiable wars and crimes against humanity the white race is now perceived as being the most ethical and moral racial group of the human family.
This grossly inaccurate favourable perception is because the ruling class whites have revised history. From their established positions of power, the white race monopolizes all given information. Prominent Western scholars have always found it necessary to revise history erasing African people from all significant events of the world and while making their race appear more relevant and lesser inhumane. They deliberately disseminate all information that historically and presently implies their white superiority while withholding and suppressing all information that refutes it.
As long as it is whites that are exclusively writing the educational curriculum and keeping the scores on the societal scoreboard they will always give Black people those fraudulent misinformation that implies Black inferiority and their false white superiority. It is a method of control used to maintain white dominance by means of mass manipulation. Since information directly influences our thoughts then this process allows them to control our thoughts.
The beautiful Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o especially after seeing her glow on the big screen – the star of the hit movie, “12 YEARS A SLAVE” has gotten buzz all throughout Hollywood for her extraordinary performance. She has been nominated for an Oscar, a Golden Globe and is quickly becoming one of the leading faces of high fashion. If she has been so successful, then why in the world is Vanity Fair (who is giving her the cover) allegedly lightening her skin? The Twittersphere went wild! One of the first tweets came from someone by the name of Renee Kelly “PR Girl”: “@VanityFair: The stunning @Lupita_Nyongo did you lighten her skin?” she asked.
Some elite proponents are now arguing that the concept “IF YOU CAN’T BEAT ‘EM – JOIN ‘EM” has been turned on its head by those who wield power. Black women in Hollywood today are now lightening their skin dramatically in order to find acceptance in terms of the industry mandates & standards, socially, culturally and economically. It is what is being called the HALO EFFECT and it is the latest psychological operation to undermine Blackness and all it historically entails.
Clearly, racism against Black folks and people of colour remains a goblet of drunkenness for those who want to continue perpetuating white supremacy as a means of social control. The media (MASS-ENTERTAINMENT-DEVILS-IN-AMERICA) have finally become the single, sole Arbitron, demonstrating a dramatic penchant for feasting on a bacchanal of racist paranoia – stirring the age-old pot of racial hatred & supremacy and by a fanning the flames of a nouvelle form of neo-colonialism.
Correspondingly, in an age of hyper-reality, many Black folks argue that whites today have developed hyper-personalization where they are unable to logically and coherently discuss issue of “RACE” and racial intolerances because they cannot separate the sociological factors from the internal accusatorial blame that makes them “RACISTS” by default.
In studying the Halo Effect, we discover that the majority of whites will not entertain discussions on “race” because shutting down the conversation about racial stereotypes and economic oppression and by eluding to the fact that Blacks take things too personally. But what really is this concept called THE HALO EFFECT?
In defining the Halo Effect, cited from (Standing, L. G., in The SAGE Encyclopaedia of Social Science Research Methods, Volume 1, 2004) is “also known as the physical attractiveness stereotype and the “what is beautiful is good” principle, (the halo effect), at the most specific level, refers to the habitual tendency of people to rate attractive individuals more favourably for their personality traits or characteristics than those who are less attractive. The Halo Effect is also used in a more general sense to describe the global impact of likeable personality, or some specific desirable trait, in creating biased judgments of the target person on any dimension. Thus, feelings generally overcome cognitions when we appraise others.”
Franklin Jones argues that the stereotypical perceptions of Black people are being covertly and negatively shaped by White elites to ensure the continuance of white dominance and control. It is a very sophisticated racist system that is much less public and obvious than the overt methods used in the past colonial age – yet it is unprecedentedly more harmfully proficient.
With 400 years of a strong prevailing history of slavery, racism has always been an issue. This engrained societal problem of racism has always necessitated that Europe & America’s white elites develop and implement racist systems to defend and maintain their positions of white dominance. Because the past, blatant methods used for ensuring the continuance of white dominance from the reconstruction period through the 1960’s had become morally and socially unacceptable and so this required that America’s white elites develop a more sophisticated and stealthy method – a design better suited for changing times.
Jones further adds that today Black people are unknowingly the victims of a very sophisticated covert racist policy program. This new method is far more sophisticated than the overtly racist methods used in the past. Its methods include both the ability to create a national climate that is insensitive to the plight of Blacks and produce psychological feelings among them that makes them more compliant to white dominance.
The media’s racially devaluing depictions and distorted portrayal of Blacks that amplifies the negative to the point that it distorts reality is a deliberately designed racist ideological subversion program. This subversion program disseminates false deplorably racially devaluing statistics and propaganda about Black populations groups in white controlled countries as a means of defending and maintaining America’s position of white dominance. Today what are often deemed as being credible news sources are often totally made up stories made to push an agenda or meet a governmental objective.
This present system uses the national media’s proven ability to mass manipulate and socially engineer society through the usage of mass media propaganda techniques and images. Its constant deplorably negative depictions of Blacks – that subjects them to seeing only the fraudulent worst in themselves – is designed to corrupts their sense of racial Black unity and cohesion, mold the character of self-hatred, engender self-doubt, self-loathing, and distrust among their group; and insinuate that Blacks admire, respect, and trust only whites.
It also drills the message home that Blacks are powerless, of lesser moral value, and intelligence and that they need whites to govern over their lives. Its unrelenting daily assault on the Black psyche is designed to adversely manipulate and shape the minds and collective consciousness of Black populations. The main motto of this mass manipulation program is to divide and conquer and it works by affecting the unconscious mind through deception.
Furthermore it totally detaches Blacks from their sense of power and reality. And it also facilitates a national setting that is insensitive to their plight and that fosters a consensual national setting of where in which they are more easily mistreated, exploited and ultimately suppressed.
When most people hear the term psychological manipulation they usually think in terms of the classic “conspiracy theory” that refers to overt mind control such as mind altering drugs with carefully hypnotic programming. However, the real and true dangers are the well proven methods of affecting the unconscious mind by using deception, and psychological manipulation. It is neither magical nor mystical, but a process of manipulation that works by affecting the unconscious mind through deception. It uses the psychology of deceit to adversely affect the recipient group in terms of their behaviour.
Racism is a social constructed system; it shapes, sharpens, subverts and constraints every aspect of social life. Non-participation is not an option or a possibility. Tim Wise sees white supremacy as a “BRAND”! Just like others “isms” (capitalism, communism) “RACISM” is an ideology as much as it is a system based on institutional arrangements, maintained by social policies, economic practices and political procedures — both formal and informal.
As W.E.B. DuBois noted, over time, white supremacy invested white folks with a “psychological wage,” which allows them to feel superior to people of color, even if they ultimately pay a price for their indulgence of white privilege and advantage. In other words, white racism can now take on an auto-pilot effect, even if elites do not, as they once did, actively manipulate working class emotions. That is not to say that such manipulation no longer occurs, merely that it is no longer a necessary condition to keep white working class folks in line.