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Observations of an Invisible Woman

The Three D’s of Supremacist Psychological Warfare

1. DENY

This is big. Have you ever tried to explain your plight and struggles to a white person only to have them tell you that “it’s all in your imagination?” Or what about, “you’re making a big deal out of nothing?” Well if you have, welcome to the denial strategy. Denial is a powerful tool used for confusion and casting doubt. Having the victim doubt themselves renders them vulnerable and susceptible to your brainwashing. It also inhibits others from coming to their rescue, which leaves them defenseless. That includes the brainwashing techniques of :

a. The backhanded compliment, “Oh…you speak so well!”

b. The passive-aggressive act of psychological violence, “Excuse me, Reggie? ( in front of your peers) Your ideas are not coming across very clearly.”

c. The mob mentality or “ganging-up” on someone, “It’s true, everyone agrees that Keisha isn’t right for the job.”

Don’t be fooled. In AmeriKlan, where this system is rampant and inborn, trust your gut instincts to pick up on that “vibe.” And if anyone tries to dissuade you from your own instincts…run.

2. DEFLECT

This is a common and well know tactic. Ever tried to relay a story about being followed in a store and your white counterpart interjects, “But that happened to me too!” Or, “Well, I don’t see how that’s racist because Tim is just an asshole.” This tactic of mental warfare is done on purpose to make your plight seem:

a. Trivial

b. Unimportant

c. Petty

d. To undermine the seriousness of your struggle

The worst thing a white supremacist wants to hear, is that you are on to them. By deflecting your plight, shame and anger, it makes you feel as if your feelings and statements are simple hyperbole. It is done to invalidate you.  Don’t fall for this strategy. This also tricks you into having a debate with them…to further educate them on just how AWARE you are of their trickery. This is where I fall prey. At times, my temper and, unfortunately my ego, get the best of me and I get sucked into an argument with the very person who wishes to see me destroyed. It is only after I am seething, that I realize that I’ve been had. I tend not to argue with my own kind, this is counter-productive, especially when I see that they too are victims of this disease, instead compassion and education is the way to go…except in the case of the Black Anglo-Saxon( a post to come this week ). Remember the line in Godfather where Marlon Brando tells Sonny, played by Jim Caan, “Never tell anyone outside the family what you’re thinking!” Well, keep your business within our family and don’t get sucked into it. I will fight hard to remember this in the future.

3. DERAIL

This is an obvious one and it stings the ego. Have you ever been in the midst of a story or explanation of how you were treated because of your colour and a white person, purposefully, begins to spew facts on black crime rates and gangs? You stop in mid- sentence and go:

“Hey…wait a minute…I was talking here. WTF?” Well, my sisters and brothers, this clever tactic is done to derail the honesty of your statements, to throw the focus off of them and bring the focus on how you and your people are the cause of your own issues. You are your own worst enemy…and if you could just realize that, all would be well with Oz. I remember the white girl, it’s mostly white women where I’m concerned, who cut me off in mid-sentence during my explanation of racial profiling to tell me that Africa was the number one country in the world that rapes women.

As if one had anything to do with the other! But this is what they do….and we, if not armed with knowledge on how to recognize its signs and the reasons why they do it, will fall prey…again and again.

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14 thoughts on “The Three D’s of Supremacist Psychological Warfare

  1. mary burrell on said:

    Knowledge is power! And that is real talk.

  2. Miss Mary:

    Speak to any white person about race for 5 minutes and you will see one or a combination of these.

  3. mary burrell on said:

    Everything you’ve said is the truth. I’ve experienced each one ofthese issues you’ve listed. That Mickey is really cool with all the videos. The Dr. Umar Johnson is really incredible.

  4. mary burrell on said:

    Dang , My space bar is stuck. But Dr. Umar Johnson has information about the pathologies that are plaging us in our communities. I’m also learning about Pan Africanism from Onitaset’s blog. Him being an academic somewhat challenging for me but challenge is good. I’m trying to open my mind to so much information. Being on a somewhat remedial level there is alot to digest. But it’s all good. knowledge is power. when you learn better do better. Peace and blessings Sister.

  5. I’ve come to rely on Mickey for his videos too.

  6. Nakale on said:

    This is why I have refrained from having any more conversations with them. I never understood why they are always so defensive.

  7. I never understood that either…till I stepped away from it and thought about it.

  8. Much thought went into this and I thank you for it.

    I think there needs to be a strategy for the less evolved ones of us–namely myself. I am a passionate person who sometimes don’t think with such clarity. I look at situation for what it is and act accordingly. My intellect is my defense and my shard tongue my weapon. When those fail then I go ahead and have a look the three D’s.

    Again, I am angry and don’t know how to act.

  9. Jesus:

    I will try to formulate a counter strategy for us on how to deal with it. Especially those of us that must work and communicate with them.

    Please know that I too fall prey…I work on not going medieval at work but somehow God gives me strength to push on.

  10. Matari on said:

    Mr. Neely Fuller (research him online) has a series of excellent tried and true counter racist strategies and insights. He has written an interesting “code” book that has viable suggestions/behaviors for all victims of racism.

  11. I shall check him out…thank you.

  12. Reblogged this on Kushite Kingdom and commented:
    Great post sis! You really broke it down well.

  13. Thank you, sir.

  14. when it comes to pale folk, it’s not that I don’t believe them, it’s that I think THEY’RE LYING.

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