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ATTITUDES CLASSIFIED (4)

by Dr. Joseph A. Bailey II, MD., FACS on 5th-April-2017

“Attitude” is a loose, popular, and catchall term for the whole body of ones opinions, beliefs, sentiments (thoughts wrapped in emotions), and predispositions (susceptibility, action tendencies, inclinations). Attitude Associates include: physical gestures, facial expressions, eye-fixation, posture, and talk, particularly verbal responses. They are roughly divided into: (1) Practical Attitudes, concerned with usefulness, as determined from ones interpretations of the monitored feedback one gets from outside influences; (2) Aesthetic Attitudes, ways of perceiving for perceiving’s sake; and (3) Emotional Attitudes, ways of “feeling” about the World and its Things. Humans’ emotional structure (formed ingredients) are Values and Attitudes Patterns, most marked in acquisitions and applications by the time of adolescence. Hence, they dominate youth’s general life, primarily for appearances. Under the influence of instruction and experience, this structure shows three kinds of change. First, one learns to select those situations and problems to which one will make appropriate emotional responses. Second, in general, an increasing range of situations includes happenings more and more remote from learners. Situations affected by children start getting more complex as they mature and become intimately involved in affairs and causes far removed from ones own personal life. Third, ones repertoire of emotional responses gradually becomes less immediate, expressive, and linked with physical activity. Emotions, being devoid of morals, direct one to be  for approval/disapproval, favorable/unfavorable, for/against, or have like/dislike for a specific or general stimulus (whatever makes one act). To know another’s attitude toward a person, place, or thing may permit a highly probable forecast as to how that one may react, were it not for superimposed and modifying situations. 

It is fundamental for Black People to absolutely “Know Thyself”—meaning what is natural within oneself as well as the nature of our Ancient African Ancestors. Such occurs when one can say: “This is who I am!” That cannot be brought by Black People to themselves–nor by anyone else concerning anything pertaining to European philosophy or culture, neither are about Black History or the One Universal High Spiritual God. Anything outside true Black history—like Europeans’ Supernatural God, Hell, and Devil–prevents Black People from being able to see a reflection of themselves. To elaborate, Black People know Jazz as their heritage by the emphasis on improvisation, the polyphony, the complex rhythms, and particularly the Super-Apex attitude that Music is a part of their daily lives. The core of Black People’s Jazz is known to them in spite of any dilutions and pollutions by any European in-puts, like the French quadrilles or by the Italian melodies. This is because “Blackness”–no longer being merely about a color–has been molded into an Icon Attitude that radiates in different directions. Bad delusional directions result from those who have accepted a stamped, demeaning self-identity based upon being despised, hated, and daily dealt with by means of an infinite variety of instruments of violence in behalf of profoundly envious “Supernatural Aliens”. Some Scapegoats resort to self-destruction as a means of salvaging an attitude of a sense of Self, no matter how self-defeating is their Selfhood Splintering and its self-absorption. Such a defeatist attitude of thinking “I cannot”—ones greatest enslavement “ball and chain”–makes it impossible to rise above all types of poverties. Such could not happen if somehow those with Enslaved Minds would allow themselves to see that White supremacists would have no power if Black People did not decide to give them their Personal Power and honor them. 

Delusions occur by accepting the ridiculous standards of bullies’ degradation of Black bodies as being ugly—of their intellect as being inherently underdeveloped—of their culture as being less than civilized—and that their Black lives do not matter for any Humanities in the past, present, or future. The opposite is true. These bully standards are Deflection methods of a reality/fantasy reversal to carry out Scams and Shams. One is Projectionaccusations whereby accusers’ wickedness are placed on Black People. This is followed by Reaction Formation–e.g. saying about and to the victim: "you are the one causing the problem, not me!" Black People who accept  Scams and Shams will continue to reap what they have allowed to be sewn in their minds. The key is to take Charge and Control of ones Selfhood in order to manifest Ma’at think, feel, say, and do aspects. jabaileymd.com; JABLifeSkills; Theievoice.com

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