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Understanding Black Men Killing Other Black Men; The Laws of Maat #4: I Will Not Kill – Part 1 of 2

By Antoinette McKesson

In memory of Jasmine Thar, Khalil Leite, Dino Cannon, Remarley Graham, Trayvon Martin, Sean Bell, Bo Morrison, Jimma Reat, Amadou Diallo. R.I.P.

To speak of the dead is to make them live again. William McKesson – My Native American Grandfather.

It’s not what happens to us when we are mistreated or disrespected and want to get even; it’s how we choose to deal with what has happened to us.  Your spiritual path is for you alone to walk, just as the spiritual path of others, is for them to walk.

When you act in a spirit of violence that leads to the taking of a life, you are acting out some deep seated wounds that were never healed. –The 42 Laws of Maat.

Only those people who defend their life when threatened, or that of their loved ones, have the right to take another life. Humans will only kill in self-defense. However, a demonic spirit (beast in human form), will kill because they lack God consciousness. From their perspective, they have the right to play God; judge, juror and executioner.

A demonic spirit has no compulsion to take the breath from another life form – be it human or animal, because they have no reverence for life. To refer to these low vibration energies as a human entity, is to insult humanity. Humanity, love and peace are not within a killer. No matter whose son or husband, daughter or wife they may be, once a killer takes a life, their soul vibration and lower nature degrades to that of a beast in human form.

The loss of life, which is prevalent in the Black community, is a condition of cultural racism that teaches Black people to hate themselves and those who look like them. The convergence of structural pressures, and the dysfunctional adaptations to those pressures, leaves young men confused and without direction.

In the absence of socialization into manhood, Black men are left to construct their own identity of what “manhood” is all about. Therefore, they become overtly sensitive to actions that they have defined as “disrespectful,” to their sense of manhood. Within this context, it is expected that a real man must defend his manhood against those who seek to damage it through insults, identity attacks, or an actual physical confrontation; even if it means killing.

Low vibration beings that will not hesitate to spray bullets in a crowd, are only concerned with feeling empowered, feeling masculine, and being respected. Black on Black violence is not a phenomenon, and no different from violence within other communities. It is intentionally promoted and marketed through the media, to a degree that other communities are not.

It is only specific in nature with regard to “Black men killing other Black men,” due to the failure of the Black community to control the socialization process in which large numbers of Black males make the passage from boyhood to manhood.  It is the failure of the Black community to create strategies to overcome racism.  It is the failure of the Black community to continue the model of “It takes a village to raise a family.”

It is the failure of the Black community to lack enough empathy and caring to become involved in some capacity, when violence occurs within their individual communities.  It is the failure of the Black community to create their own curriculum to teach Black history, discipline, self-love, self-esteem and respect for others.  An apathy has set in the Black community; a numbness and acceptance that “This is just how it is.”

In the transference of hate from the terroristic history of slavery, the hate that hate produced has created an inferiority complex; the psycho academic war against young black males, and the psychological programming of the Black community as a whole.  Other factors contribute to the excessive number of violent acts within the Black community:

• Drugs and alcohol abuse

• An increased number of black youth carrying weapons as a result of being threatened, or having internalized a sense of fear from living in domestic war zones

• Gang participation, due to the fractured family structure

• Negative imagery of Black life and Black culture.  No knowledge whatsoever of African history and culture, or their ancestral lineage

• The absence of a father in the home – to be a man, he must see a man

• The lack of access to positive male role models

• The cult like religious fanaticism that Black people practice through Judaism, Christianity, Hebrew Israelites and Islam.  Beliefs that are focused on religion do not teach  children about God and spirituality. African spiritual systems are not taught, thus “religion” is symbolism without any substance

• Competition for women, sexual exploitation of females, jewelry, sneakers and cars

• The glorification of reality TV shows

• Divorce, loneliness, isolation, victims of bullying

• Displaced aggression and internalizing conflict, without learning any resolution skills; social disorganization and inadequate socialization

• White supremacy and racial discrimination; delayed slave syndrome; post traumatic stress syndrome

• Music companies promoting “gansta rap,” that encourages the use of violence to resolve disputes

• Children born into a violent society, and their adherence to the norms of a subculture of violence: Violence begets violence.

• The realization that Black life is cheap, given the criminal justice leniency toward Blacks who commit acts of violence against other Blacks

• The lucrative plan by design of a modern day Jim Crow caste system for Black males to provide cheap labor within the prison systems

• Institutional racism: The systematic deprivation of equal access to legitimate opportunities in the form of education, vocational training, and employment. Young Black males are not being taught any trades.

To be continued…

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