The Divided & Conquered Negro Mind (Divide et Impera)

  • UNDERSTANDING AND RESISTING DIVIDE AND CONQUER TACTICS

    The act of dividing potential allies and communities who could come together to rise up is one of the oldest and most infuriatingly effective tricks in the book. Unfortunately, most Negroes have failed to figure out. Too often indigenous social justice movements have splintered as a result of not being prepared to counter such moves. A key tool for countering such tactics is learning from the stories of how previous empires, civilizations, nations, organizations and coalitions have avoided the pitfalls of divide and conquer.

    WHAT ARE WE, YOU & I FACING ?

    • We are witnessing THE DROOLING & GHOULING ELITE re-organize in response to destabilizations in racial capitalism, and to progressive social movement wins.

    • We are witnessing a surge in both left & right-wing populism and the power-building of an extreme Babylonian-Masonic-Blue Blood-Reptilian elite.

    • The center cannot save us.

    • This is not OK, but also not new.

    SUSTAIN AND EVOLVE THE RESISTANCE (Resistance Is Assistance)

    • Systems of oppression that target our communities are constantly changing shape, strategy and tactic.

    • Our collective capacity for understanding this systemic harm is also always changing.

    • We’ve got to challenge and build our political analysis and approach in an ongoing spirit of emergence and responsiveness.

    WHAT IS DIVIDE AND CONQUER ?

    “Divide and conquer” is a strategy used by Drooling & Ghouling Elitist (often understood as “the oppressors”) to break down the relationships and unity between subjugated (often racial) groups struggling for justice, freedom, and liberation, in order to maintain the status quo.

    TACTICS OF DIVIDE AND CONQUER

    • Creating a narrative that blames each individual/group for the other individual/group’s problems. This works to foster mistrust amongst individuals/groups/villages/tribes/nations and to obfuscate the systematic inequalities of Babylonian-Talmudic Elitist, capitalism, and bloodlines.

    • Bribing some individuals/leaders/groups with access to some resources (material and psychological). This works to align many with the elite over other subjugated groups. The resources offered are never close to the original goals of the movement.

    • Threatening to withdraw resources and/or to enact violence against group(s) if they continue to ally with other subjugated groups. This creates a culture of fear that not only breaks down inter-group relationships but also leads to groups being overall less bold and taking fewer risks in their pursuit of §overeignty, justice, freedom, and liberation.

    A Few Examples: Bacon’s Rebellion

    In the 1600s, the concept of “race” as we know it today did not yet exist in the British colonies that would come to be the United States. Rather, Indigenous people, enslaved Africans, and Europeans (active settlers and indentured servants) were categorized by their national and religious backgrounds. European colonial settlements were characterized by brutal work and intense warfare as they sought to hold on to stolen land through enforced labor. In Jamestown, a moment of crisis emerged in 1676, when one settler—Nathanial Bacon—attempted to seize more land by starting a war against both Indigenous peoples and the official colonial government. Enslaved Africans and indentured servants joined together to take advantage of this instability to rebel for their collective freedom. In response, Britain sent the royal navy to disarm the rebels, and hung 23 European and African freedom fighters. Most importantly, the colonial government set in motion a legal system to keep enslaved African and indentured Europeans divided by outlawing African possession of weapons, consolidating the slave system as distinct from (and worst than) indentured servitude, and inventing the privileged status of whiteness. Together, these changes served to have indentured servants identity with the European elites through whiteness, rather than working in solidarity with enslaved Africans.

    Post-Katrina New Orleans Labor In the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, federal policies were put in place that pitted Black New Orleanians against mostly Latino immigrant workers. In the first two weeks after the storm, President Bush’s administration suspended a range of labor laws that protected federal disaster workers’ health and prevailing wages to lower the costs of rebuilding. In addition, the Department of Labor suspended its affirmative action and nondiscrimination policy that would have required that Black and local contractors be given preference in bidding procedures. Simultaneously, the Department of Homeland Security suspended sanctions against employers who hired individuals without immigration documentation, leading to the active recruitment of undocumented workers. In the words of the New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice, under these policies “African American workers were locked out of the reconstruction while immigrant workers were locked in” which in turn furthered the false racist narratives that Black people don’t want to work and immigrants steal Americans’ jobs.

    DISCUSSION/REFLECTION GUIDE

    • How does Divide and Conquer function as a strategy ?

    TO BE CONTINUED.....

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