Had a great weekend! The wife and I shot over to Huntsville, Alabama for the Anthony Hamilton & Friends concert. Never been to Huntsville before, it’s a nice area. I love travelling so it was nice to get away from everything for a few days. Sometimes coming out of your “hole” let’s you see things from a different Perspective. And you regular readers (and listeners) know how I feel about Perspective…
I was asked to comment on the riots going on in the city of Baltimore. Normally I try to steer away from politics on my blog. Not out of fear but because some people only want to see things the way they choose to. And when you offer something different it usually leads to petty debates that end with no solution. What’s the point of debating the problem without offering a solution? People having their own Perspective is their choice of course, but since I was asked, I thought I would share my viewpoint.
I hear many people screaming, “Injustice!” and that the events in Baltimore are the natural result of my people fed-up with being abused, misled, subjugated and murdered. All of this is relevant because all of this is a reality. As a whole, my people are at the bottom of the totem pole from a World view – we produce very little and consume much.
Let’s be real. My generation, generation “X” (70’s and 80’s babies), didn't do much in the way of advancing our people. The “freedoms” we “gained” were taken for granted and we didn't use that positioning to do anything of major significance. We dropped the ball, big-time.
Sure we have millionaires and a hand-full of billionaires but again, we don’t really produce anything of great value from a World view. We entertain through music, sports, comedy, movies and television. We have to place ourselves into industries that we didn't create. We have use and work in systems that we don’t control. We have to follow the rules laid down by others. But that's how the Game goes.
Oh, we did live to see the first black President. Like him, love him or hate him, he does represent a black image of power to the younger generation.
But my generation stopped fighting so now the younger generation has to endure the results of our passiveness and weak hold on our communities.
With all that said, let’s get into the Game of what’s happening. Yes, I said Game. As in, someone is playing with a strategy that we refuse to look at. I always urge my readers (and listeners) to look at both sides of the coin. You have to look at both the causes and effects from 2-sides – otherwise you’ll miss something crucial.
We as a people are reacting. We’re reacting to injustice, brutality and murder; which was bound to happen anyway because the stage was set last year with Michael Brown in St. Louis. What “stage” am I referring to?
Let’s track back for a moment. In order to get a person to react, you have to “move” them on an emotional level. This gets into human psychology which The Game is filled to the brim with. But first you must set a “stage”. You have to set events in motion that will produce predictable reactions. Why would you want a predictable reaction? You want that so you can advance in your agenda. While the person is distracted by reacting, you can move how you need to move without drawing too much attention to yourself.
For example: Let's say you have a young child that hates cleaning their room before bedtime. So you can fuss and force the issue, or you can turn cleaning up the room into a game; something enjoyable that they'll find fun. The result? The room gets cleaned, your child isn't complaining about doing it, you don't look like the mean "bad" parent and your agenda gets accomplished. You set a stage. You know that turning a chore into something fun will yield a predictable reaction - a cooperative child.
When we look at the events around the country with law enforcement and my people in particular, that has become our focal point. Now incidents like this have been taking place for decades, nothing new. But now, all of a sudden, it’s news. Front page news. Headline news. And the reaction is emotional. Anger, fear, distrust and outrage.
But what if… what if there are a group of people who want this type of reaction? What if there is a reason that all this drama has been a huge focal point over the last few months?
In The Game it’s the old “splinter in the paw” concept. You put splinters in that only you can take out. You create situations of pain and dependence that only you have the remedy for. You provide the poison and the cure. You look like a savior, but it’s only to disguise your agenda and remove the blame from yourself.
It's like a stage magician’s sleight-of-hand trick – I get you to look over there at my left hand, meanwhile I’m doing something else over here with my right. You don't pay attention to the right hand because you're distracted.
It’s all Game to forward an agenda. And we're being played out of position.
So am I saying that we shouldn't react? Am I saying we shouldn't respond? No, that’s not what I’m saying. What I am saying is that simply reacting makes us prey to the Game being played. We should be planning and formulating our own agendas based on the bigger picture. I know that’s a little vague and I’m going to leave it vague for a reason.
As police departments around the country began to lose their perceived “image” of trust, protection and power, this leaves a void to be filled. And it will be filled. Human beings have a difficult time living without a perceived “complete structure”.
Shout, “Revolution!” if you want. But here’s some food for thought. A revolution is not a revolution if your opponent can see it coming. They can make plans to stop you before you even start – they’re 3 or more steps ahead of you. Playing a game where your opponent knows your every move is no longer a game because the winner has already been decided. Peep the Game in that.
Until next time…
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