Talk:Bullying, Voodoo and NPMR Assisted Bullying

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If I understood right, this impressive post talks about influences effected on, and received by, particular individuals alone. Living in Africa, I have been able to collect some unquestionable evidences with regard to the deep level at which convictions having to do with the actual existence of these 'black powers' are rooted. I know, in fact, of women working in Spain and coming from Central-Africa countries who send periodically non-negligible amounts of money to practitioners residing in their native countries, since otherwise they fear, or, better said, are sure, that such black powers will fall over them. Of course these women are warned by the practitioners before leaving their countries. But not so far as Central-Africa, but here in North-Morocco, stories of this sort are quite common. Yet of the variety of cases I have directly witnessed here, ranging from deaths to more or less grave psychical disturbances, and passing through all sort of machinations in order to arrange marriages between the 'client' and the 'victim', the true cause of the otherwise evident 'result' has been always conveyed by third persons, as never I have seen the practitioners at the very moment in which they were performing the required 'hocus-pocus'. But now my interest would be to know whether such type of black activities might affect, as someones say, not a single victim, but a given social group as such. I could imagine a state of things in which the process whereby African victims became so much fearful, with the corresponding mental alienation, could be practised at a wider scale, particularly by means of our modern digital mass-media, so that some particular societies, and even the whole 'average humankind', could be subject to such a manipulation that benefits of the same nature as those envisaged by tribal practitioners were now and here obtained.