Criticizing drug users and dealers without also looking at their environment and not mentioning Nixon and Reagan – who imported drugs -solves nothing and is Black bourgeoisie analysis.
China had success in dealing with Opium. But to compare stolen Blacks to a whole country while not speaking to the fact that has China their own land, culture, where they can control the environment is so incomplete it’s not even funny.
B.F. Skinner in his book Beyond Freedom and Dignity, explains how one can control the environment and make it seem as if the person is acting on his own free will. Since most I speak to believes that the individual and only the individual make our own choices, every Black person would benefit from reading this book to see that we are not as much of independent actors as we think.
Dr Amos Wilson offers advice below when you feel like you are talking till you are blue and feel hopeless that your people do not seem attracted to the message. I read the below passage from time to time for strength and find it helps.
“You must be very careful when you have insight, and want to convey that insight and the people are not going the way you think they should go, be careful that you get angry with the people and the next thing, you are wishing thunderbolts on them!
You must recognize that you are one frail human being. You are called upon to do whatever you can do within your limitations. If not a single person hears you, is transformed by what you have to say, you must be satisfied that you have done the best that you can do and this is all you’ve been called upon to do.
That saves your sanity, it saves your emotional state, saves your body. It also means that you do not become another dupe of the system. I often tell people, when you getting angry, you’ve been had in terms of what you are trying to convey to the people. This is part of the game.”
Dr. Amos Wilson – The Psychology of Self-Hatred and Self-Defeat Towards a Reclamation of the Afrikan Mind pg. 97