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Culture and Acculturation
Importance of Who You Are
How Connected Are
You To Your History?
How does one sever a people's roots?
Answer: Destroy its memory.
Deny a people the knowledge of who they are and where they came
"If we forget what we did, we won't know who we are," I am warning
of the eradication of the American memory, that could result, ultimately, in an erosion of the American
to the American People
|We at the Osiris Group cannot over emphasize the significance of culture
and the role it plays in how black people present themselves to the world at
large. How one is acculturated determines one’s values, norms, beliefs and
what one will or will not do. It is our belief that practitioners and other
helping profession experts must be culturally knowledgeable about how the
black psyche has been developed in order to be effective. The following
chapter demonstrates this example.
The Death of the West, by Patrick J. Buchanan
How Dying Populations and Immigrant Invasions Imperil Our Country and Civilization
Chapter SEVEN: THE WAR AGAINST THE PAST (excerpt)
"To destroy a people, you must first sever their roots."
|In the Middle Ages, Ottoman
Turks imposed on Balkan Christians
a blood tax-one boy out of every five. Taken from their parents, the
boys were raised as strict Muslims to become the fanatic elite soldiers
of the sultan, the emissaries, who were then sent back to occupy and
oppress the peoples who had borne them. For a modern state the
formula for erasing memory was given to us by Orwell in the party
slogan of Big Brother, "Who controls the past controls the future.
Who controls the present controls the past."3
Destroy the record of a people's past, leave it in ignorance of who
its ancestors were and what they did, and one can fill the empty
vessels of their souls with a new history, as in 1984. Dishonor or
disgrace a nation's heroes, and you can demoralize its people.