Most black people do not fully understand the immense power white society has through the control of black media images. Whoever controls media images and societal narratives of a people, controls their minds and culture.
Presently there are white media social engineering scientists and propaganda designers working unrelentingly behind the scenes manipulating the minds of black people. Through the information and imageries they routinely present to us in the media, they govern our minds and mould our opinions of the world and of ourselves. Their ability to effect the beliefs and behaviours of many black people through the media is immensely powerful. So much so in fact, that if they wanted black youths to start walking around daily with Afro combs in their left rear pockets, all they would have to do is saturate the media (rap videos, movies, tv and magazines) with that noted image being represented as something very cool and trendy. Our black youths imitate and adopt the image as being entirely of their own making – although it is in fact actually not.
A group’s identity is greatly formed by how they see themselves repetitively depicted in the media. Social norms promoted by media can influence the way of thinking and the ‘cognitive map’ of the audience. Perceptions created by the media lead to non-deliberate decision-making or decisions below the level of consciousness. It has been called ‘thinking without thinking’, and ultimately leads to unconscious similar behaviours.
White society’s control over the black media image allows them to assign negative identities to black people. It also allows them to negatively steer black culture. Because we black people have been stripped of our true identity and culture this makes us much more susceptible to media social engineering.
When white media social engineering scientists and propaganda designers create identity images for black youths to imitate, they deliberately create those that cause them to act and dress as caricatures to reinforce many negative and racist stereotypes about black people. Our black youths become derogatory caricatures of themselves and they accept this as their truth.
The sagging pants phenomenon
The sagging pants style did NOT come from slavery. If it had the style would’ve been prevalent throughout our communities during the many years that followed slavery. It was not. It only became prevalent during the early 90’s. Nor did the style become the national phenomenon that it now is because of the prison industry – since inmates are forced to wear Velcro fastening belts.
In reality for any style to become a national trend requires concerted efforts, financing and marketing. If not the style remains local to its place of origin or it becomes regionally known at best. This is a fact! This is why marketing firms are hired by companies when seeking a national audience for their products.
The true reason why large numbers of black people now sag their pants is because the style was propagated throughout the national media. It was by inserting the sagging style into music videos, movies and TV shows and portraying it as being cool and trendy, that it become the national phenomenon that it now is. The sagging phenomenon is the result of media social engineering. Identity is taught to each group of people by what they watch of themselves.
This isn’t some frivolous attempt at scapegoating that wrongly blames white people in order to absolve ourselves of our own responsibilities. This is the truth that most people can’t see. Media social engineering is not a conspiracy theory. It is a covert very well-crafted system of control that allows social engineers and propaganda designers to control targeted populations and steer black culture.
By Siyabonga Hadebe
Photo by Ban Yido