Interview With The Author
Interviewer: Why did you write this book?
Hood: Mostly to set the record straight. History shows something much different than what I have written. This book is a challenge to that false narrative.
Interviewer: What do you mean when you say false narrative?
Hood: The whole idea that the city collapsed based on a bunch of lazy, shiftless people in Detroit who let their property go to hell is historically inaccurate. The idea that people had no pride in ownership or work ethic is shameful. Historically, we have been the target of numerous illicit schemes and blamed for the result. This is the pattern of one-sided American history. That is the kind of historical record I'm out to not only disprove but I'm out to crush.
Interviewer: How long did you work on this project?
Hood: About twelve years and four months and six hours. I'm kidding. It took about two years, but I've been thinking about it for twelve.
Interviewer: Your claims in your book about the government involvement in drug dealing are serious, can you back up these claims?
Hood: This information has been proven long ago. You see, these events were part of a plan. Nothing to read here is actually new it has been re-framed for greater understanding. Think about these events like a puzzle with thousands and thousands of pieces. All this government drug dealing has already been somewhat covertly confessed to under oath. Think of each confession as part of a puzzle. Then, consider each confession an admission to even more significant crimes. Things like airplane ownership, picking up a cocaine load in South America and dropping them off in Miami, or trading guns for drugs. The puzzle now comes together with the help of these admissions and documented proof taken under oath by our government. Don't be fooled; our government gives us a big pile of puzzle pieces and thinks we will never figure them out. This book puts those pieces together. In the end, they spell out the truth about the intent to drug black Americans.
Interviewer: This book is written in a very unusual style. It reads like a story and a documentary combined. Can you explain this writing style to our listeners?
Hood: The book's viewpoint was to form a very different perspective. Most of the time, we can read about government policy, but we need to connect it with its impact on people's lives. What I have done here is take the government policy and apply it to the people it impacted. The story contains several teaching sessions where the lies of history are unmasked. These sections are critical, and they give a historical connection. The story of the black research centers of the 70s is told by giving readers an inside look at the tour classes conducted nationwide. These parts of the book were the most difficult to put into words. These are also the sections where the story blends with history without taking on the feel of a documentary. Data and numbers are boring until you link them with real people's lives. That is where you can see the real problem the government created.
Interviewer: When you say the sections were difficult to put into words, can you explain that?
Hood: These classes or tours were highly impactful from a physiological perspective. The person who put the curriculum together was a genus. The format was tested and modified over and over. What people learned remained in their memory; it was a reverse brainwashing. The Chicago Center even conducted tours with all the significant gangs in Chicago. History is silent on this fact, but the TOP gang tours produced a calming effect on gang violence in Chicago.