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Many people think that "Cooning", or a black person defending white ideology and racist rhetoric is the ultimate display of the Slave Mentality, or House Negro Syndrome. However, it runs deeper than just public displays of Blacks affection for whites. The Hidden House Negro has adopted white ideology subconsciously and will apply it in everyday life, such as business operations, cultural and traditional imitation, and even personal relationships with those closes to them. And here is how.
Blacks were deeply imbedded with European ideology reaching as far back as slavery. They were taught the language, the mannerisms, the traditions and the worldviews of their taskmasters. As time went by, those values sunk in deeper and the African became as white as the white folks who taught them. They had no other cultural customs to pattern themselves after so they adopted Europeanism religiously; which is another misinterpretation of the Slave Mentality.
A prominent ideology of Europeanism is capitalism. How people and businesses relate to one another in order to operate a civilization, economically. Capitalism trickles down to how individuals handle their lives on a daily bases. From budgeting money, to providing for their families, to relating to family members and friends, money has a lot to do with how they relate to one another. The mindset of capitalism is one of Euro-thought and not one practiced much by other cultures.
The original African order of finance, community growth and economic stability consisted of a communal type system, bartering and trade; a social structure dedicated to providing for the entire village or society, and not just the top 1 percent. Many countries to this day apply the same theory.
When capitalism takes hold of a society and individual people, it can be unfair, uneven, selfish and discriminatory. Though capitalism technically earns money for the business, through greed, the profits eventually end up in the pockets of the business more than the pockets of the workers who basically build the business. In addition, competition is brutal and businesses will do whatever they can to eliminate their competitor. This is how monopolies get started and small businesses go bankrupt trying to compete.
In early societies, competing businesses would carve out territories to sell their product and use third party vendors to help one another grow. Thus, no businesses were destroyed for lack of customers. But in capitalism, the ideology is all about takeover, cornering the market, and destroying the little guy. This is the Euro-thought process in its primitive state: total control and power.
When Black people and businesses in America resort to cut-throat tactics of capitalism to undermine, eliminate and undercut their Black competitors, it is also a form of "Cooning," because it is an ideology adopted from the Euro-process. Instead of realizing growth as a whole, they have resorted to growth as an individual entity on the path to monopolization of the market. They have not thought out the purpose of Black unity, community building, or the meaning of BuyBlack. And they will forever be slaves to the mindset of their white taskmasters.
Other forms of the Hidden House Negro Syndrome include; celebrating American holidays, joining the U.S. military to fight colonialist wars, pledging allegiance to a country that oppresses people of color, financially supporting blatantly racist companies, teaching the same lies and twisted psychological theories to Black children that whites teach in their schools, universities, and places of employment, and using the same failing relationship techniques whites do to hold together your family and friends. All these subconscious tendencies run deeper and in many ways affect us daily.
When Black leader's goal - in industry, politics, or everyday life - becomes to neutralize, silence, or shutout other Blacks, it is a sure sign of the Hidden House Negro.
© June. 2017
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