“Brainwashed” is a word that people often throw around, sometimes jokingly, often times not. No one ever admits to being brainwashed. In fact we get quite perturbed when someone even suggests that we are. But isn’t that the nature of brainwashing? The brainwashed individual isn’t meant to be aware of it. The moment people become aware that they’ve been brainwashed, the brainwashing immediately begins losing its effect. The more people learn and battle against their brainwashing, the more liberated they become. So how can people determine if they’ve been brainwashed?
I’ve adapted this post from the book, Brainwashed, by Tom Burrell. Tom Burrell spent years in the marketing world studying people and devising creative ways to influence them. Mr. Burrell was so good at influencing people that he was inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame. According to his blurb:
Tom Burrell is credited with revolutionizing the image of African Americans in television and changing the face of African American advertising. His award-winning work promoted positive and realistic images of blacks and acknowledged the purchasing power of the African American community.
It was bad enough that I could so easily see manifestations of the Black Inferiority Complex before I read Mr. Burrell’s book, but now I really see this brainwashing everywhere. . . . Here are the warning signs.
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- Your Family is a Wreck
- You Identify Yourself or Others in Purely Sexual Terms
- You Think Black is Rarely Beautiful
- You Downplay the Effects of Black-on-Black Violence
- You Neglect your own Mind, Body, and Soul
- You Spend all of your Money on Superficial Things
- You Don’t Expect High Performance from Blacks
- You Wait for Marching Orders from Someone Else
- You Find Excuses to Divide Yourself from Other Blacks
- You Support and Defend those who Promote the BIC