By Keidi Obi Awadu, The Conscious Rasta, © 2003 / 6243
“He who dictates and formulates the words and phrases we use, he who is master of the press and radio, is master of the mind” – Joost A. M. Meerloo, THE RAPE OF THE MIND: The Psychology of Thought Control, Menticide, and Brainwashing
Key to the overthrow of the Mysteries System which was the dominant university of instruction for the great scholars of ancient Khemet, was the usurpation by hostile external forces of the symbols which were the guideposts for the citizenry of the empires. Manly Palmer Hall, in his masterful work The Secret Teachings of All Ages, gives us a clear explanation of the critical importance of this theft of our African inheritance:
Egypt, a great center of learning and the birthplace of many arts and sciences, furnished an ideal environment for transcendental experimentation. Here the black magicians of Atlantis continued to exercise their superhuman powers until they had completely undermined and corrupted the morals of the primitive Mysteries. By establishing a sacerdotal caste they usurped the position formerly occupied by the initiates, and seized the reins of spiritual government. Thus black magic dictated the state religion and paralyzed the intellectual and spiritual activities of the individual by demanding his complete and unhesitating acquiescence in the dogma formulated by the priestcraft. The Pharaoh became a puppet in the hands of the Scarlet Council—a committee of archsorcerers elevated to power by the priesthood.
These sorcerers then began the systematic destruction of all keys to the ancient wisdom, so that none might have access to the knowledge necessary to reach adeptship without first becoming one of their order. They mutilated the rituals of the Mysteries while professing to preserve them, so that even though the neophyte passed through the degrees he could not secure the knowledge to which he was entitled. Idolatry was introduced by encouraging the worship of the images which in the beginning the wise had erected solely as symbols for study and meditation. False interpretations were given to the emblems and figures of the Mysteries, and elaborate theologies were created to confuse the minds of their devotees. The masses, deprived of their birthright of understanding and groveling in ignorance, eventually became the abject slaves of the spiritual imposters. Superstition universally prevailed and the black magicians completely dominated national affairs, with the result that humanity still suffers from the sophistries of the priestcrafts of Atlantis and Egypt.
Similarly, in contemporary society the ruling class, most often belonging to secret societies that have preserved the legacy of the usurping priestcrafts, utilize the power of symbol manipulation and cultural reprogramming to maintain their control over the perceptions and activities of the citizenry, who is most often reduced to beastly natures; distracted and satiated with low-order gratification.
These societal dictators are backed on a scientific level by mind control research which has, with each generation, gone deeper into the power of symbol manipulation as mechanism for controlling mass behavior. Yet theirs is not new or groundbreaking research as we have demonstrated how the ancients used similar methods for directing the common activities of their citizens. What is different is that the basic direction which the new symbols are guiding the masses toward is so contrary: individualism, materialism, religious fundamentalism, dependence, perversion, xenophobia (fear of the other), warmongering and other antisocial behaviors.
In order to maintain this misdirection of the masses of the citizenry, and in particular create for the African a subculture of dependence, the symbol manipulators have taken to saturating our community with symbols of debasement, perversion and distraction. Within our geographical concentration is a preponderance of billboards and posters advertising liquor, hypersexualization, diseases, fertility control, criminality, disfunctionality of the family, crass materialism and individualism. Worse yet, the leaders that we have come to rely upon, themselves supported by the symbol manipulators, seem not to be savvy enough to realize that their own greater ambitions of transformation for the larger community are undermined by the great presence of these symbols of debasement.
These distortions are indeed ubiquitous; invading our senses of sight and sound from every conceivable source of communication. Yet our research has confirmed that this is a deliberate process with deliberate aims. We have extensive writings from social scientists which openly express their intentions:
“Sufficient financial backing for regular utilization of mass media, constantly to communicate the desired objectives to the ‘common man.’ New values can be deliberately created, disseminated, and adopted as personal and collective goals highly desirable of achievement. But the concerted effort of the major social institutions—particularly the educational, recreational, and religious—must be enlisted with the ready cooperation of those in control of the mass media… By utilizing the various tested devices, our modern genius in advertising may alight upon simple phrases well organized in sequence and timing, and co-ordinated with other efforts geared to realize the ‘grand design.’ But there are required a host of laborers with plenty of financial backing.” – Sociologist Philip J. Allen, Univ. of Virginia
And on the subject of Media Advocacy, we share the following from our vast body of mind control research:
In summary, [media] advocacy consists of a large number of information activities, such as lobbying with decision makers through personal contacts and direct mail; holding seminars, rallies and newsmaking events; ensuring regular newspaper, magazine, television and radio coverage and obtaining endorsements from known people. The goal of advocacy is to make the innovation a political or national priority that cannot be swept aside with a change in government. In the context of development programs, media advocacy may be carried out by key people in international agencies, as well as special ambassadors, but is gradually taken over by people in national and local leadership positions and the print and electronic media. – Family Tree of Theories, Methodologies & Strategies in Development Communication: Convergences & Differences, The Communications Initiative
Mass Communication Media: Vehicles for Change
Our current state of technological and intellectual development would seem to pale in the face of the glorious ages of ancient African empires. Yet the entire world has changed in ways which are irreversible. We do adapt to the paradigms of modern, industrialized society just as we hold true to those axioms of culture, spirit and natural existence which we know to be true in light of our Divine Creation. As such, we know that we must make fundamental changes in the behaviors that have become commonplace within our community and the larger society; behaviors which, unchanged, will continue our degeneration to the point of annihilation and erasure from common history.
Key to the transformation and restoration of African people to the values expressed in the Principles of Ma’at (Truth, Justice, Propriety, Balance, Harmony, Reciprocity and Righteousness) and stated with the guiding laws of The 42 Negative Confessions, we will utilize the power of symbol manipulation to set up new guideposts to influence our generations. We must and will take responsibility for the images that saturate our neighborhoods and invade the psyche of all members of our self-defined social group. We decree that images which have affect over our youth, middle-aged and elders must be a compliment to the noble legacy that we wish to be the enduring self-image of African people on this planet. Symbols and images which are an affront to the wisest elders of our collective village must be erased and replaced with those which give pride to the members of the village.