News Ticker

Abortion Clinics, Liquor Stores, Prisons, & Music: The New Chess Pieces of Eugenics

Eugenics (/juːˈdʒɛnɪks/; from Greek εὐγενής eugenes “well-born” from εὖ eu, “good, well” and γένος genos, “race, stock, kin”)  is the belief and practice which aims at improving the genetic quality of the human population. It is a social philosophy advocating the improvement of human genetic traits through the promotion of higher reproduction of people with desired traits (positive eugenics), or reduced reproduction and or sterilization of people with less-desired or undesired traits (negative eugenics), or both.

Through my eyes and the eyes of my ancestors there have been many methods used to put as a minorities in check. Many of which should’ve been check mate, although we have a ways to go, how far we’ve come, speaks to the tenacity of our spirit regardless of the vicissitude life has thrown our way.

Music, is King on this chess board. When you repeat something you memorize the words right? These lyrics are now stuck in your subconscious mind. Your subconscious mind is a second, hidden mind that exists inside your brain. It interprets and then acts on the predominating thoughts that live within your conscious mind. It’s soul purpose is to attract circumstances and situations to match the images you have inside your mind. “The outer conditions of a person’s life will always be found to be harmoniously related to his inner state, A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts.” James Allen ” As a Man Thinketh “. Unfortunately the industry funnels the most money and attention behind music that causes the degradation of our people and pushes the most negative imagery which alters our psychological state. We sing whatever’s popular not understanding that association breeds assimilation. Do you believe your being systematically programmed to destroy yourself and others via what your listening to? What I do know is if we do not change some of the lyrics and imagery we feed our youth, you and I, are in fact responsible for their demise.

The queen on this chess board is the abortion clinics. Abortion remains the leading cause of death among African-Americans, higher than all others  combined!
New research released by Protecting Black Life (outreach of Life Issues Institute) revealed that 79% of Planned Parenthood’s surgical abortion facilities are located within walking distance of African-American, Hispanic, Latino communities.

imagePlanned Parenthood generates income from an increased number of abortions in our urban communities. This has been an ongoing battle and debate between pro-choice and pro-life activist. The message of genocide-by-abortion and racism has long been used by pro-life leaders, who say the eugenics activism of Margaret Sanger ( Founder of Planned Parenthood ) is alive and well in today’s abortion practices. Pro-choice organizations push back, saying to accuse abortion providers of racism and genocide is just “a bizarre conspiracy theory,”  says the Georgia-based group Sister Song Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective. I grew up seeing many minority women (not just African-American) suffer due to numerous issues and use abortion as birth control. The heightened misogyny and lack of commitment in our community only adds fuel to the flame. The nuclear family is a thing of the past, the entire structure has been chipped away to where it’s unrecognizable. Even major advertising companies market pictures of single minority mothers. in 1959 only 2% of African-American children were reared in household where the mother never married. As of 2013, single family homes in the minority community has raised to 70% according to data from the American Community Survey. Many women discouraged with these odds and not willing to endure single parenthood alone, feel they have no option other than to turn to abortion as the solution. No matter where you stand on this issue, there should be a stronger emphasis on the use of contraceptives, and stand up to corporations that target urban areas to cyphen money out of an already economically challenged region.

Mass incarceration is a huge issue, the prison industry (some call it new age plantations) is BIG business. I’m talking 74 billion dollars annually BIG! It can cost up to $60,000 a year to keep a citizen in prison, and you, the wonderful tax payer have the pleasure of footing the bill. The prison system is definitely the bullying bishop on this board. Instead of outsourcing to companies overseas corporations have now come back to the U.S. using prisoners for cheap or free labor. Is it legalized slavery? Statistics reveal the United States holds 25% of the world’s prison population, but only 5% of the world’s people. We went from less than 300,000 inmates in 1972, to 1 million in 1990, to an unfathomable 2 million by the year 2000. Ten years ago there were only five private prisons in America, now, there are 100, with 62,000 inmates. It is expected that number will hit over 350,000 by the coming decade. Private prisons bring in $7.4 billion dollars annually.

“The system feeds itself “, says a study by the Progressive Labor Party, accusing the prison industry of being modern-day slavery or Nazi Germany with respects to forced slave labor. It fuels the incentive to lock people away. Sadly many nonviolent minority offenders will continue to be rolled through the system to turn a profit with a 30% harsher penalty than other offenders. The longer your kept, the more money is made.

Your “Knight” in shining armor, found around every other corner in every impoverished minority neighborhood in America: The neighborhood liquor store(s). I don’t have to tell you what it does to our communities, you see it daily. In my old community I can count 6 within a 1 mile radius. All I have to say on this particular chess piece is look around and study the board.

Last but not least, school closings are definitely the rooks and you and I beloved, are the pawns. Even though the pawns are the soul of the game, we will continue to be used as sacrificial pieces until we take control of the board. Americas has had a long love affair with eugenics, it manifest itself in movies, in fact some say the latest addition “The Purge”  is reenacted daily in the lives of minorities. We must pool our resources together, clean up our neighborhoods and our act, register to vote, if your unable to vote, join a movement that is not afraid to speak truth to power to bring forth positive change. Make sure your voice is accounted for, and stay in the know. Most importantly monitor what your children are doing watching and listening to. In life, as in chess, forethought always wins.

 

 

Comments

About Priscilla Echi (46 Articles)
Priscilla Echi provides communication support for UrbanSoul Media Group (Black Westchester Magazine & People Before Politics Radio Show). She has worked in the High End Costumer Service Management and Non Profit arena for over 15 years. She has also been around music & fashion for over 20 years. This experience has given her distinctive vision and deep appreciation for how communication through media and non-profit work when managed well, can improve the quality of life in our region, one program at a time.
Contact: Facebook
%d bloggers like this: