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. 


Interviewer: This book is banned in Florida. Does that concern you?

Hood: Well, that's somewhat laughable and sad at the same time. Some people like his story, which seems to be what some people are after here in Florida. Those in high positions in the Florida government want to perform a surgical procedure on black history and extract the most embarrassing parts for whites. I view this banning book idea as people trying to turn back the hands of time. On the one hand, it doesn't worry me at all. I say that because many people have attempted to turn back clocks, and no one has succeeded. My genuine concern is the new definition of stupid that some are embracing. Perhaps we are witnessing some new hypnotic political trance where the truth is the latest lie. When people define dumb as intelligent, we are truly entering uncharted territory. You don't need to look very deep to find the core motivator in all of this is simply racism and the preservation of artificial white supremacy.

Interviewer: Do you expect backlash from the claims you are making

Hood: I not only expect it, I welcome it. Any backlash this book receives is just more conformation of this American tragedy of limiting speech. The government's attack on anti-drug free speech is no different than what could be expected in a communist nation. 

Interviewer: Who should read this book?

Hood: Every American should read this book to better understand how our democracy really works. This is not an attack on America. This is an attack on lies and deception and on putting people's minds to sleep. I will tell you about one particular group of readers who should pay close attention to this book. They are people who lived in Detroit during the late 60s and 70s. This group has solid legal grounds for monetary reparations for the damage carried out by the US. Government. They deserve compensation for the death and destruction and its impacts that remain to this day. Let's not forget about the countless drug-addicted babies of Detroit and the destruction of billions in generational real estate wealth.

Interviewer: Are you saying this period of the city's history is worthy of reparations?

Hood: Yes, that's what I'm saying. In fact, the record will show that the intentional use of drugs to control a population is a form of modern slavery. Just consider the economic cost of the opioid crisis. As you know, this crisis was not one black people participated in, and the impacts were limited to black Americans. However, look at what kind of payout occurs when we are uninvolved. The three greedy corporate drug dealers collectively will pay up to $21 billion over 18 years. Johnson & Johnson will pay up to $5 billion over nine years, with up to $3.7 billion spent during the first three years. If those in power used basic logic and common sense, they could easily see my point.

Another example can be seen In a city like Detroit. If you build something big, the city will give you lots of tax credits, you know, please come to our city and build. This is how the city rewards developers for adding to the tax base and creating jobs. Now, let's put the foot on the other shoe. If you destroy lives and jobs and destroy homes and communities, you should owe those people who were victimized by race-fueled hate. We are talking about thousands of young, drug-infested bodies buried under Detroit. So yes, every person in Detroit who was impacted by government drugs raining down on their families deserves compensation.

Interviewer: This book is very dark and exposes a negative viewpoint of Detroit. Do you see the potential for a brighter future for the city, and do you think things are improving?

Hood: First of all, this book does not take a dark viewpoint. What is expressed is an authentic viewpoint. It may seem dark if all one wants to see is the sun 24/7. That, however, is not a realistic way of viewing the world. Some days have clouds, and no one likes that, but clouds are real. This book sees the clouds, even the darkest ones. To your point, inside the Detroit Entertainment District, things look greatly improved from just ten years ago. However, a healthy city is more than just an area where people come to drink beer, eat pizza, and enjoy sports then drive home intoxicated to the suburbs. Healthy cities consist of homes, families, and backyards. Are you starting to get the picture? To answer your question, Detroit is no longer a city. It's a cluster of investment districts. If you carefully read some of the development documents, the results have nothing to do with building an actual city for its citizens. So I'm not putting my foot on the necks of investors, only my big toe. Some people will get burned in the current process, and we don't have to guess who those people will be. After all, this is typical American money-over-people play, and we already know how that always ends up, don't we?

Interviewer: Your book paints an abysmal picture of American law enforcement. Why?

Hood: Well, again, that's not true. The poor picture did not come about from my writing. As a matter of fact, I didn't paint anything. The painted picture is one of the cops in both Detroit and New York authored by way of being drug-dealing public servants. I have the utmost respect for law enforcement. As another point of fact, I have worked for over sixteen years fostering technology to help make sure officers and citizens are safe in every police encounter. One of the many problems that contaminate American thinking is the inability to look at more than one side of a problem. My effort with this book is to bring light to an untold story, a story that has been concealed from its victims. This requires the exposing of dirty cops and dirty government officials, as it should. This is the only way to explain my approach. The typical response is to a position like mine, and anyone who criticizes the police is labeled as an anti-cop or cop hater. Like countless others, I am living proof that this is just another misunderstanding that comes from looking at just one side of a problem. By the way, if you read closely, you will find the code in this book for black fear of law enforcement. This fear is not just in Detroit but all over the country. For our entire lives, we carry a fear of being killed by the few mentally ill and corrupt cops on the streets of America. We did not create this fear; the fear was given birth by drug-dealing killers in blue who failed time and time again to serve and protect. So see, I am not anti-cop; I'm just pro-truth.

Interviewer: What do you think of the new and upcoming generation of black Americans?

Hood: That's a great question; nothing comes to mind more than the mind control process. These new generations now have plastic and glass brains driven mainly by cell phone technology. They are not quite a fully robotic generation, but they are close. This lack of brain exercise or thinking lends to slow and shallow thought processes. This results in an inability to analyze deep problems. Who needs a brain when you can be a genius by simply using a Google search engine for answers? What you get from all of this is lazy thinking, and a turning down of creativity a dead brain from lack of use. Let me give you an example: to blame the former generations for the current problems of blacks in America is pervasive. I get that response a lot from young people. It is not offensive because it comes from those who mostly don't understand courage, determination, and risk. Each problem young blacks have today is perceived to have been created by someone else, some past generation that failed to act. This, of course, is an easy path to take and requires no taking of responsibility. It also can become a way to justify doing nothing.

On the other hand, many have stepped up to foster change. It will take a bigger bang than a George Floyd-type event to wake most of them up from this blame stupor. This is just another outgrowth of not needing to think outside yourself and consider the plight of others. George Orwell had it right in his dystopian book 1984; he just had the year wrong and the wrong size of the screens that would come and brainwash us all.

Interviewer: Do you think racism will ever cease to exist in America?

Hood: When you consider that we live in a nation founded on presidents holding enslaved people, that becomes an easy question to answer. These days, you have to be concerned about being shot while at Church or in a Dollar Store. I think racism is embedded in this nation's DNA. Even Washington, DC is named after a slaveholder. Our children still attend schools named after slaveholders. Think about that: imagine Jews attending Hitler High? How is it that these founding fathers write a constitution with slaves in their back yards and call it by the people? Let's not forget that this is the same country that stripped us of everything from religion and language to culture and life itself. Yet, we black Americans have always fought and died for this nation. So no, it will never end. We are stuck with this incurable disease. Let's hope we can treat racism with truth and reason before it destroys us all.

Interviewer: Thank you for taking time today for this interview.

Hood: Thank you very much its been my pleasure.