Thursday, June 16, 2011

The World we Live In

Is the world where some people bring guns to the beach!

What's going on ya? I wasn't going to discuss this with ya, but It's really been bugging me long enough to the point where I figured: "If I'm still thinkin about it, might as well let it out the best way I know how..." In fact I'm still not ready to discuss it but I read a lil Facebook note the other day (from an author who shall remain nameless) that threw me over the top.
So here we are, sometime early last week I was sitting at home with my little brothers when Rudy informed me of a shooting at Brighten Beach in Brooklyn. You heard correct: Shooting at the beach. At first it sounded like some sort of strange joke, but he told me that a friend of his had been at the beach and was now on FaceBook cursing out the world because a friend of his had been killed and a few others had been wounded. Me being who I am I still couldn't process the idea of a gun at the beach. Well apparently something went wrong (as it often does when you get too many niggers at the same place at the same time) and gun shots rang out leaving 4 people wounded and a teenage girl dead. So my brain started to race trying to imagine what could possibly happen in someones life to make them paranoid enough to carry a gun to a beach. And then at the beach what could happen to make said person draw their weapon and shoot at (seemingly) innocent people?

I know what it was, "NOTHING" a whole bunch of nothing. Just some ignorant, dick headed, embarrassing ass, young NIGGA. A young nigga who felt the need to "Rep his hood." A young bastard who possibly can't even read well enough to learn where the gun originated. A stupid nigga that felt he was "Live" like these lil dick heads these days like to say. Maybe somebody scuffed his sneakers, are black people still gettin shot over that?

But there wasn't much need for my brain to over think. Why you ask? Because of course in today's world everyone has a camera phone and the sole intention behind fuckery is: "Imma put this on YouTube." Or, "Oh shit, imma upload this to World Star:" And sure enough that's what happened two different prospectives were recorded of the girls lifeless body on the ground surrounded by a million people and police and both videos were posted on YouTube and World Star Hip-Hop. Every body wants to be a reporter on the scene and all that's happening is an entire race of people racing for their demise being embarrassed and profiled along the way. Dude there's bitches out here in 2 piece bikinis and thongs, how could you possibly have any violent thoughts right now? It must have been the 102 degree weather huh?

But before I get even more heated and make this an issue about race, let's get into what it's really about. This generation: I apologize to those of you who are in the 13-20 age bracket who are like I and my friends were when we were that age. The ones who do what they have to without bothering people, without getting into trouble with the law, without feeling the need to fight with guns and knives instead of hands or even greater a mind. I apologize to you because what I am about to do is generalize and it won't feel good if you do not apply. However still bare with me because it needs to be said, and more importantly it needs to be heard.
You lil niggas aint shit! I mean call me old school, call me a grandfather or whatever, but I remember comin up if someone said "beach," I automatically thought: good times, smiles and sunshine, waves and babes. Yeah it sounds corny but in all my 23 years of livin I NEVER thought I'd hear about a shooting on the beach, because I could only think of all those things I just said and I know I'm not the only one who feels this way. I spoke to Buddy about it and the only thing we could find ourselves stuck on was "Who brings a gun to the beach?"

I tell you man if it's this bad now I might as well not even bring children into this rotting world. I don't even know what I want to say anymore.
I guess all I can do is pray. pray to God that this is not the sign of the end but a sign that things have gotten so bad that they can only get better. Pray that these young black men stop trying there hardest to represent their so called block which they don't even pay rent on. Pray that someday soon one of these rappers with such a huge influence makes peace trendy... Am I reaching too far now? I hope not. To the young lady who lost her life that day on the beach, I'm pretty sure you walked out of your house thinking, "It's hot, let's go enjoy our day on the beach, it's gonna be a good day."  I'm sorry mama. To her family, I know it means little to nothing but I extend my condolences. I hope that you continue to have hope for this cruel world we've been forced to live on.

To the rest of you, anyone who is reading these words, to those of you who try to avoid the nonsense, to pretty much any and everyone please be safe, and remember the bigger picture in any situation. Nothing is worth you or your fellow mans life, at least not at your hands.

Stay Up and Stay Tuned.
P.S. Today Tupac Shakur would have been 40 years old had his life not been tragically taken in such an untimely fashion. R.I.P big homie, I'm sooo sorry to inform you that not much has changed since you left us 15 years ago.

4 comments:

Angel said...

WOW!!!!!!!! Thats all I can say Bull because if Im 100% honest & I ALWAYS AM...that made me cry because its so true! & ur right, its not about race its about the generation! people tell me ALL the time Im "TOO PROTECTIVE" when it comes to my boys, but instances like this are exactly what make me the way I am! Thank you for this post!

ENO ONE.... said...

NO DOUBT ANG. I FULLY AGREE. ALTHOUGH WE CAN'T PROTECT ANYONE 24 HOURS OF THE DAY, I FULLY UNDERSTAND THE UN DYING ATTEMPT. THANKS FOR READING MY POST.

Ashley said...

I Keep replaying the video from wshh in my head. unfortunately this death hit home for a close friend of mines who was with the girl that day. her life spared but at the cost of her aunt. the picures of the young girl that day having fun at the beach contradict the video of her shot on the boardwalk. how is that possible??? she was jus huggin my friend in this pic??!! this senseless violence has to stop. so many young lives gone tooooo soon. i honestly am to the point that i dont frequent popular clubs or "hood" events because people cannot get together and jus have a good time. it really will have you scared to live. it puts us in the live each day like its literally your last mindset. i catch myself wonderin if i will be so fortunate as to LIVE my life to old age. i dont want to be the victim of stray bullets, random violence, gang initiations, etc. I have never felt that my dreams for the future werent possible but kids arent gettin the opportunity to execute their dreams these days. after losing the youth to disease, drugs, gangs, jail, and ultimately death you have to question: what are we living for? ... we all may have different answers but im happy jus to LIVE.

R.I.P to all the victims and their families and friends affected. i pray i never have to go through the hardship place before you

-xoxo Ash

ENO ONE.... said...

WOW ASH! I'M STUCK SPEECHLESS... JUST TERRIBLE. I AGREE WITH ALL THE THINGS YOU SAID, ESPECIALLY ABOUT NOT FREQUENTLY GOING TO "OUTINGS" WHERE YOU KNOW THERE WILL BE PEOPLE AROUND. THE QUESTION YOU ASKED "WHAT ARE WE LIVING FOR" IS SO FITTING. LIFE IS A TEST THAT IS SIMPLY GETTING HARDER AND HARDER BY THE DAY TO PASS. TO YOUR FRIENDS AUNT I PRAY SHE R.I.P AND PLEASE EXTEND MY CONDOLENCES TO YOUR FRIEND AND HER FAMILY. ALL WE CAN DO IS HOPE THAT THIS SENSELESS VIOLENCE COMES TO AN END VERY SOON!