One of the keys to our mutual success is unlocking our mind’s potential. There is no shortage of brilliant black thinkers, scientists, philosophers, sages, wise men, and griots. So many of the world’s inventions and technology has come from the black mind and the black collective consciousness. Typically we lose that connection to that intellectual heritage because even though we create so many things, others claim credit and exploit it and us. And as they still try to figure out how we made the pyramids we try to figure out how to get the next promotion.
Some people think that to bring up mental slavery it means that we’re coming from a position of weakness because we’re lazy, uneducated, and ignorant people that just talk about problems and need some kind of justification for not doing anything positive with our lives. If right at this moment you think that it is perfectly okay. In many cases it’s somewhat fashionable in the black community to discuss what our problems are. Our problems can be summed up concisely very easily. However, we too often search for complex excuses to explain why we personally fail or why an obstacle is blocking our path that causes us to not even try. Mental Slavery is definitely not an excuse. It is, rather, a challenge to overcome. And the fear of failure is part of that mental slavery.
In strategy games like RISK and Chess the object of the game is to outwit your opponent. Competition is inherent. Only one person can win so to keep the other person from winning you have to block them while at the same time avoid being blocked yourself. We say this because it seems as though so many of us are playing this game in a manner that is inconsistent with the sport. Imagine in your mind, a football game but you are the only player on the team and you can’t see anyone on the opposite team. How do you rate your chances of winning that game? Because of integration we often don’t realize we’re not all playing for the same team. Even if you want to, that doesn’t mean you’ve been picked. And honestly, some of the reasons why we aren’t picked have to do with education and we also outwit ourselves. It would be irrational to try to blame everything on someone else when we clearly have our own issues. However, at the same time, it doesn’t help us to pretend that education and other variables in the path of success aren’t influenced by the competition.
When we talk about racism we are very much alluding to the true definition in which we are in a race for the world’s resources. You may not be racing but that doesn’t stop the race just because we don’t want to play. We’re simply getting lapped. In many strategy games you would think that the main goal was to take all of your guys and go kill all of their guys. However, this is not so. In true military strategy you want to use your forces to control the economics on the map. If you have access to more resources than your opponent you will almost certainly be victorious. And this is the game whether we choose to see it or not. Why do certain governments have so many bases when they’re not engaged in conflict? Because it’s not about killing people. It’s about control.
We find ourselves being exploited both as cheap labor and as consumers. If we will not work for very little willingly we can be put into the prison pipeline and be forced to work. We know by their own doctrine they want to be rich. How does one group get rich in a world of finite money? It has to come from somewhere and the imbalance is what makes the other group into slaves. This provides the motivation for control.
Welcome to the matrix. First, we don’t see that we’re not on the same team with those who are members of the dominant culture. Since we don’t see that we’re actually on the same team with each other we therefore do not behave as such. Dr. Claud Anderson talks about this in PowerNomics which is a book every member of the Black Lion Society should own. Because we work for ‘them’ we are constantly indirectly selling ourselves out. The more we do it the more we become desensitized to it to the point where we can become an agent without even realizing it. His book talks about creating community before and in order to create a black economy. This is one of many reasons for starting the Black Lion Society. The Society creates a haven in reality; a “Zion” if you will. In the Black Lion Society we know what’s going on and we can do something about it together.
Strategically, if we’re not helping each other we’re more likely helping our opponent be successful. After all, isn’t that what your job is paying you to do? One of the chains of mental slavery is keeping people in that position without being obvious about it. Slavery never went away. We’re simply dealing with a more advanced 2.0 form. The point of slavery was never physical bondage. The point was for slave owners to get rich. Now they buy shares in Corporate plantations. When black people were first freed they were extremely successful because they were extremely competitive in their crafts. They knew how to do everything and often were forced to do business with each other. So as a result there were black communities that were successful. The European workers then created unions to have the advantage back on their side. It is easy not to see the game if you are unaware of the shifts in strategy. It is these types of game moves that we can use to prove that there is a game being played.
The Black Lion Society needs you to engage your mind to help solve our problems and overcome any obstacles in our way. We need strategic thinkers and problems solvers. We need people who understand math and science and can work at different levels of all professions. We need doctors, lawyers, beauticians, miners, mayors, electrical technicians. Not only do we support education but financial education and the knowledge and business and trade skills needed to own and operate a business. We will create scholarships, research and development grants for our HBCU’s for science and technology, and eventually create our own educational degrees, accreditation standards, certifications, and credentials used in the hiring practices of our own companies.
By reading this far you are now at LEVEL 2. If you have not joined us officially we welcome you to do so at any time, but please do not feel rushed. You need to be comfortable with this decision and fully understand what you are apart of. This is a membership we take seriously. This is why there are no fees in the Black Lion Society until you reach LEVEL 10. That is when responsibility and accountability begins. Until then, feel free to read, explore, and verify.