" Power is the ability to define phenomena, and make it act in a desired manner. "
When you have no power you must police your behaviors in hopes that it doesn't agitate those who control your existence & hope that it affects the safety & well being of your self & your family. We are afraid of our oppressors & the consequences they have the power & resources to implement.
This fear for our children is warranted because this is & has always been a murderous system when it comes to black men & women, but I ask if your child was with an abusive partner who beat them every time they "spoke wrong" or "cooked wrong" would you advise your child to learn how your abuser prefers speech, or learn the "proper" way to prepare meals so as not get fucked up, NO! You wouldn't. Any sane parent would advise their child to either protect themselves; to remember their value, to leave, to fight back or all other the above. But when you have NO POWER these proposals inspire fear.
The unspoken understanding when it comes to white supremacy is: we are powerless. In the face of the state violence, even when we stand up, it usally is an appeal to white power in the forms of begging & aggressive begging. We must establish power in 9 areas.
C.R.C. 9 AREAS OF SELF DETERMINATION
• TRADITIONS & WAYS
• SELF DEFENSE
"Power is the ability to define phenomena, and make it act in a desired manner. "