Unknown to most this image of Emperor Halie Salassie's 1930 coronation and Empress Menen along with many other historical images of Africans and Africans in America were owned by Bill Gates. In 2016 it was aquired by multi -national Chinese company.
Image asset licensing is expected to reach a value of 4.8 billion by 2028 bluring the lines of cultural appropriation and is just as oppressive as a Senufo religious relic selling for 12 million at a Sothebys auction or a police boot on the neck of an unarmed black man.
The oppression stems from the fact that images are bread crumbs telling stories to sustain the cultural foundation of future generations to come. You can oppress people with guns or you can rewrite their identity by isolating them from their images of greatness. You must teach their children that their oppressors are the greatest, a hippie looking white guy is coming to save them, and that their religion is devilish which includes its represention through spiritual relics til group behavior kicks in. They will now build the biggest statues of white Jesuses everywhere they can. It'll lead to a selfhate virus. You can measure its effects from skin bleaching sales and chemical burns from relaxers.
But don't destroy the relics though. Instead, ship it to a museum in Europe, keep it as a trophy like Belgium did Lumumbas teeth or icing on the cake is auctioning the spirits representation for millions while the impoverished people who fear their own priceless spiritual power spit bible verses better than the pope himself.
Don't forget about continuing to write their identity. Weaponize hip hop music and videos through pop artists idolized by black youth with images of guns, gangs, drugs, sex, stripping, and cough syrup. Get more serious about gun control and drugs and act puzzled when criminals get younger and more wide spread.
Images are seeds and the mind is the garden to grow a reality. Control of images is key in the struggle against oppression, self empowerment, and a realized future.
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