I’M RICH, THEREFORE I’M NOT BLACK ANYMORE – THE OPRAH SYNDROME!

Some Black people think having a PhD from Harvard, becoming rich or living in a rich suburb would make them less Black, therefore more acceptable or respected by White people. I called this phenomenon the “Oprah Syndrome”.

The tragedy with the Oprah syndrome is that No one knows You are a rich or an educated black person beforehand, therefore the horde of racists will give you the ”Nigger treatment” long before learning anything about you.

That’s what Oprah Winfrey, a black billionaire, discovered the hard way in summer 2013 in Zurich (Switzerland):

”I was in Zurich the other day, in a store whose name I will not mention. I didn’t have my eyelashes on, but I was in full Oprah Winfrey gear. I had my little Donna Karan skirt and my little sandals. But obviously The Oprah Winfrey Show is not shown in Zurich.

”I go into a store and I say to the woman, ’Excuse me, may I see the bag right above your head?’ and she says to me, ’No. It’s too expensive.’

When Winfrey insisted she did want to see the bag the shop assistant allegedly replied: ”No, no you don’t want to see that one, you want to see this one because that one will cost too much.… Read more

Ancestors… ancestors …

Our ancestors were defeated and humiliated.

We are the consequences of their defeat, their weakness, and their failure to defend the continent.

Why all the praise and prayers to them?

Bla-bla-bla, they fought, they did their best. But let’s recognize at the end of the day that they lost and our lands were conquered, and our inferior status in the world is in part because of their defeat.

From that acknowledgment, we could move forward and ask the question what should we do ?

We should spend time and resources to examine thoroughly the following five points:

1. Why our ancestors during the last 2000 years lost all their wars against their adversaries?
2. Are 2000 years of repeated defeat a sign of an inherent inferiority, or caused by other things under our control?
3. What were the strategies and tactics used to beat our ancestors and now us, their descendants?
4. What are the cases studies to illustrate the usage of winning strategies against us, and how did we fail to see through and failed
5. What are the things, others populations which found themselves in similar situations did to revert their fate?

Without spending enough resources to understand why and how our ancestors failed , and why and how we as their descendants are still failing, most of our liberation wishes are doomed and the African race would be failing for the next 1000 years.… Read more

How to win a war: Get rid of the weak in your rank

A well known way of winning a war is to first get rid of the weak members of the troop, or give them to the enemy just as canon folders.

Animals like the gnu do that. When they have to cross a river full of alligators or crocodiles, they push the old and weak of the troop first in to the river to occupy the crocodiles while the main of the troop is preserved to cross.

In their famous book ‘Good to great’, the management researcher Jim Collins said the secret of great companies is this: ‘First Who, Then What. – Get the right people on the bus and the wrong people off the bus. – Those who build great organizations make sure they have the right people on the bus and the right people in the key seats before they figure out where to drive the bus. They always think first about who and then about what. When facing chaos and uncertainty, and you cannot possibly predict what’s coming around the corner, your best “strategy” is to have a busload of people who can adapt to and perform brilliantly no matter what comes next. Great vision without great people is irrelevant.’… Read more

You are intelligent because you are courageous

Courage means going into uncomfortable territories with humility but also the will to win.
Without courage, you could be a very educated person, but not an intelligent one.

Also, You cannot be competitive if you are not willing to die or lose. Being ready to lose or die is the most competitive advantage a human could have.

Losing is painful and shameful, but the determination to win while being aware of the danger of losing or dying is the seed of great people.

Fear of losing, fear of death breed weak men. Courage raises great men.

Are you a coward?… Read more

Use one of their own against them

That’s the best strategy for conquering people and winning.

From ancient times to nowadays infiltrating, isolating and turning some people against their own families, their own tribes, their own nations, their own countries is a very efficient one for conquests and colonisation.

History is littered with countless exemples. That strategy just works.

Activists should use it.

You want to topple a government, infiltrate its ranks and turn few of them against it.

You want to destroy patriarchy, find some powerful men to speak against patriarchy and sponsor its breakup.

You want to fight racism, find white people powerful enough to turn against it.

You want to fight colonialism, find people inside the colonial apparatus and turn them against it.

Turn the enemy own values and forces against them.

That’s effective activism, not just feel good value displaying noise, and protesting, expecting change to fall from the sky.

The reverse of this tactic is to preserve your ranks against defection, generally through head in feet out kind of practices.

The Oracle of Tado… Read more

Don’t run!

I’m from Togo.
Togo is a beautiful country with the most humble, the most hardworking, and the most liberal people in west Africa. They are also the most honest in west Africa, just behind the people of Burkina Faso.

Unfortunately, the country has being taken hostage by an internal colonial regime since half a century and years after years the regime has succeeded to break any attempt to overthrow it.

Recently, I met a high ranking member of the TOGO colonial regime, and at a point of our exchange, he disdainfully joked that the people of Togo are ‘flee-ards’, meaning it’s enough for the regime soldiers to boo the protesters that they would run away in panic leaving the streets empty.

In the years 1990s, I was among the students who protested the colonial regime unsuccessfully. Hearing that Officer statement got films of how we were dispersed back to my mind.

We were cowards. We ran away once the soldiers would boo at us. And I think most of the protesters were killed and wounded running away, making themselves easier prey.

Recently, the TOGO regime developed a more sinister tactic to break protests. According to their theory, once their soldiers would kill one or two children during a protest, even if the kids are not related to the protests, the protest movement loses momentum and breaks down, because parents instinctively would exert pressure on their kids not to go out.… Read more

Tolerance Abuse

Tolerance is nowadays an abused word. It’s even used to oppress.

Should I tolerate the nearby mosque shouting loudly at 3H in the morning into the Neighborhood to awaken everyone and damage people health, because of the ideology of tolerance?

No. Those who want to follow that religion should find more civilized ways to call to their fucking prayer !

Do I have to tolerate the church which is playing heavy music and making noise at midnight into the neighborhood Damaging people sleep and health, because of tolerance?

No. Those who want to follow that religion should built sound proof locations like nightclubs to dance to their fucking messiah!

Do I have to tolerate jehovah witnesssess who knock at my door or harass people on the street because they want to spread their mental disease To me, just in the name of tolerance?

No.

If Christianity was tolerant of other people belief systems, it won’t spread. It spread because of intolerance.

If Islam was a tolerant religion, respecting other people belief, it won’t spread beyond Medina. It spread because of intolerance.

Don’t let yourself be abused by the ideology of tolerance from the most intolerant people, including ignorant and stupid people who requires that their ignorance and stupidity be tolerated!… Read more

Power respects only power

During slavery, there were lot of people protesting. Regardless of their protests, slavery of Africans lasted over 300 years.

During colonisation, there were lot of people protesting it. Regardless of their protests, African direct colonisation lasted 200 years, and still is going.

Why did those protests fail?

Powerless people making moral noises and calling to ethical values had never stopped people in power to do what they have to do in their interests.

Power respects only power.

Get a life, and stop itching people ears with your powerless declaration. Pity seeking, victim porn, and fist in the air are for noise makers.

Seek power by all means possible then you’d be listened to, preferably feared in the first place.… Read more

How to raise smart kids?

30 to 50% of the brain cortex neurons are devoted to vision or sight, as compared to 8 percent for touch and just 3 percent for hearing.

That means learning how to see or look and process visual information is at the center of human intelligence and survival.

There are few things parents can do to help their kids to develop their visual skills.

1. Widen the field of vision to 70% angle. Ask your kid to look straight at a distant object in front of them while noticing all other objects in his or her visual field up to the ears.
This should be something fun you do when walking in nature or a park.

2. Storage of visuals information. Ask your child to look at a tree or any interesting object. Ask him to describe it. Then, tell him or her that you will later ask him where was the tree and what was its color and shapes. Advise him or her to look a last time before you lose sight of the object.

From that moment your kids would learn naturally how to encode and retrieve visual information more accurately.

Do this exercise often to strengthen memory patterns.… Read more

If your boss is not a jerk, he is not a good boss

There is a dark side of human creativity and productivity that comes from insecurity, fragility, uncertainty and fear.

The main job of a great manager is to find very talented people and make them feel insecure enough to get them on the edge of excellence, exceptional creativity.

Once humans feel too secure, too certain, too un-afraid, they become mediocre, less driven, complaisant.
If your boss is not making you feel insecure, he is not good enough for you nor for your organization.
‘Action is the face of fear’, said someone.

As an artist, my best work comes from fragility, emotional or physical pain, social or economical uncertainty, fear of shame, but also the desire to overcome all these, and be celebrated as one of the few who get over, and achieve.

A boss who wants to create a feeling good environment, who is excessively nice, comfort people below excellence, are bad managers.

William James, the father of Western modern psychology, said all humans have three motivation engines : feeling of insecurity, feeling of inadequacy, and feeling of inferiority.

Those negative motivators are more efficient than positive motivators.
If you are not ‘bad’ you won’t ever be a great leader. There are more Street names and books written about bad leader than about nice leader.… Read more