As displaced prisoners of European imperial wars and colonialist expansionism it is imperative that we over stand the language of the oppressors from an intellectual place. I say intellectual because we are emotionally stunted and controlled by a Pavlovan/ Machiavellian puppet masters whose sole purpose its to prevent the African Phoenix from rising from the ashes of the European death fire. Amongst the many mind altering task for us is to stop coveting other people’s things because it can cause disgrace, shame and even death. Let us be satisfied with what we have. Coveting is supposedly one of the deadly sins of his-story.
The disgrace, shame, and “death” speak directly to African practitioners of Europeans Holy (holidays) days. To say that you have retrieved your culture after having been ripped away from it by Europeans and Arabs, and then turn around and PRACTICE THE SAME PEOPLE’S HOLY DAYS, then what you are practicing will lead to shame, disgrace and death. What is the death? The “death” comes from the ancestral realm. The death means that you cannot collectively progress as a people while honoring your ancestors on one end and SLAPPING THEM IN THE FACE on the other hand. The “death” results in these African ancestors’ and Deities’ anger amounting to them abandoning you when you need them the most.
When practicing or participating in European holy days, what are you promoting? El Hajj Malak Al Shabazz use to say we are practicing culture, only not our own. To practice a European, Arabic, Jewish, holy day is to honor somebody else’s ancestors and yet again place African people in a position of being the cultural children of the world.
In psychology, Stockholm syndrome is a term used to describe a paradoxical psychological phenomenon wherein hostages express adulation and have positive feelings towards their captors that appear irrational in light of the danger or risk endured by the victims, essentially mistaking a lack of abuse from their captors as an act of kindness.
The following are viewed as the conditions necessary for Stockholm syndrome to occur.
Hostages who develop Stockholm syndrome often view the perpetrator as giving life by simply not taking it. In this sense, the captor becomes the person in control of the captive’s basic needs for survival and the victim’s life itself.
The hostage endures isolation from other people and has only the captor’s perspective available. Perpetrators routinely keep information about the outside world’s response to their actions from captives to keep them totally dependent.
The hostage taker threatens to kill the victim and gives the perception of having the capability to do so. The captive judges it safer to align with the perpetrator, endure the hardship of captivity, and comply with the captor than to resist and face murder.
The captive sees the perpetrator as showing some degree of kindness. Kindness serves as the cornerstone of Stockholm syndrome; the condition will not develop unless the captor exhibits it in some form toward the hostage. However, captives often misinterpret a lack of abuse as kindness and may develop feelings of appreciation for this perceived benevolence. If the captor is purely evil and abusive, the hostage will respond with hatred. But, if perpetrators show some kindness, victims will submerge the anger they feel in response to the terror and concentrate on the captors’ “good side” to protect themselves
The above description should be applied to our 500 year sojourn as bought property of the Caucasian culture outside of Africa and how as trauma victims we have never been given the opportunity to get adequate therapy to correct centuries of psychological, social, physical and cultural abuse, violence and hate. In order to survive, we imitate the victimizers on the basest of levels , enough to stay his vile hand of violence.
The African people here act as if we do not have our own holidays. Every day is sacred to the African who is in touch with his/her traditions and for those wishing to be in touch. We never needed any European to come along and say what, how, where we must celebrate.
As we end the Roman month of October, there is a celebration respite with drinking cavorting and the symbolic and all too real sacrifice of children that follows in the earlier Druid tradition of an actual sacrifice to their god. For Africans in the west, All Hollows Eve does not have even one single redeeming virtue outside of the practice of Satanism. It is custom born out of pagan superstition. It is a demon-inspired, devil-glorifying, occult festival. It is an evening holy unto evil, death, and divination.