Invited to Oprah Show around 1997-98. I was still researching ways to sue the State of Illinois and the Bolingbrook Police department.
I had the good fortune to attend a live taping of the Oprah Winfrey show several years ago and it was loaded with talented speakers like Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, Sistah Souljah, & Chuck D. The show focused on whether Oprah Winfrey was Black enough, since the overwhelming majority of her topics were, and still are, concerned with uplifting the White Supremacy paradigm. This was a show that never reached the airwaves and one of the reasons I feel that it never reached TV broadcast is rooted in the fact that the Black people in the audience hurled insult after insult at Oprah. Some of the insults coming from a few Black folks in the audience claimed that Oprah was struggling to be like her white guests that appeared on her shows. Oprah was not about to back down from the debate and in a moment of anger, after being repeatedly insulted, she stated “…if I had to depend on Black folks (or some of y’all), I would be broke!” I was shocked that she would say such a thing in front of a predominantly Caucasian audience, but then I said to myself, “is she right about Black Folks?” Could we be so selfish and confused, as a people, that we don’t support people who look like us? This question weighed heavily on my mind and the more I thought about it, the more I thought that she was correct in her analysis, but wrong in the way she made the statement. The statement was based on a stereotype (which carries some truth), and the probability of Blacks people not supporting each other weighed heavily in her favor when it got down to the psychological damage Afrikan people still endure since coming out of chattel slavery.
The mental state of Black folks will shock you and I have done extensive research that reveals that not only are we not supportive of each other, but we are in danger of losing our lives and the lives of our children because of this character defect. Dr. Amos Wilson addresses this character defect in “Black-on-Black Violence, The Psychodynamics of Black Self-Annihilation in Service of White Domination.” In his book he states that some Black people devalue themselves because they have yet to gain control of their lives due to a white controlled power structure which dominates every facet of their lives. Due to this frustrating existence, Black folks have internalized a death wish and they carry around an enormous amount of self hatred since the world is constantly telling them that they are unlovable.
Of course this devaluation of themselves come from centuries of systematic dehumanization that was born out of chattel slavery. Plus, the slave religion, that has been forced on Afrikan people, keeps far too many of them with a feeling of unworthiness. Many preachers tell Afrikan people about their degraded condition as if the Creator intended it that way every Sunday while filling them with a fantasyland belief to ease their troubled mind. With these fantasyland rejuvenation of the minds of parishioners by using wishful thinking on a weekly basis, many Afrikan people are somehow able to endure more hardships while doing nothing to correct their despicable existence. They feel that something outside of them will correct this mess.
The low self-esteem of far too many Afrikan people is even evident in one radio talk show host named Michael Baisden, who reaffirmed his feeling of unworthiness by advocating a birth control poisons for children in middle school. Who could wish such a thing on his own people if he really cared for them? Does he know the damage the pill does to the female body? I would say apparently not.
With all of these factors in mind, it is my opinion that many Afrikan people still have a lot of unresolved issues that need to be attended to before we learn to unite and support each other in our struggle for freedom. No, Oprah is not alone and she is in good company when it comes to being inculcated with eurocentric values that are destroying us, as a people.
Another clear example of Afrikan self-hatred is the amnesia surrounding the Black Katrina victims (who were referred to as refugees). Many of them haven’t gotten their lives together today and I’ve heard reports of suicides and suicidal behavior among some of the hurricane survivors. This is sad and it sends a clear message to me that this nation is in a rapid decline and nothing can save it. Knowing all of this, I keep wondering can we save ourselves? Is the answer no; like Oprah insinuated in her comment?
(e) Preventing the Free Exchange of Ideas. — Speakers, teachers, writers, and publications themselves were targets of the FBI’s counterintelligence program. The FBI’s efforts to interfere with the free exchange of ideas included:
– Anonymously attempting to prevent an alleged “Communist-front” group from holding a forum on a midwest campus, and then investigating the judge who ordered that the meeting be allowed to proceed. 101
– Using another “confidential source” in a foundation which contributed to a local college to apply pressure on the school to fire an activist professor.
– Anonymously contacting a university official to urge him to “persuade” two professors to stop funding a student newspaper, in order to “eliminate what voice the New Left has” in the area.
– Targeting the New Mexico Free University for teaching “confrontation politics” and “draft counseling training”. 102
7. Cost and Value
Domestic intelligence is expensive. We have already indicated the cost of illegal and improper intelligence activities in terms of the harm to victims, the injury to constitutional values, and the damage to the democratic process itself. The cost in dollars is also significant. For example, the FBI has budgeted for fiscal year 1976 over $7 million for its domestic security informant program, more than twice the amount it spends on informants against organized crime. 103 The aggregate budget for FBI domestic security intelligence and foreign counterintelligence is at least $80 million. 104 In the late 1960s and early 1970s, when the Bureau was joined by the CIA, the military, and NSA in collecting information about the anti-war movement and black activists, the cost was substantially greater."
Amerikkka wants you to remain in a slave- like state with leaders who are totally FAKE.
"Black Self Hatred Is An Intentional Result Of A Psychological Warfare Program Used To Protect White Dominance."
There is nothing wrong with making money in a clever way, but after living in the Chicago area most of my life, I know that Oprah is actually a minority front for whitefolks. She pumps all of their slanted information into our homes. That includes, HPV vaccines for young girls (which can kill them, sterilize them or make them awfully sick) and she is constantly putting down the Black male since she had difficulty with men in her life. Before Max Robinson died of AIDS, I watched her totally disrespect him on national TV by saying that he didn't know what he was talking about (He was talking about institutional racism). Her TV personality has most AmeriKKKans fooled, but I don't buy that false image that she projects because I have a long memory of the things she has done that would put her in the loyal flunky for whitefolks category.