Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Kill It!

"Racism still alive, they just be concealin it...." - Kanye West

Sup Bull Penners? So I literally started this blog post the day of the Casey Anthony verdict, but simply didn't have the motivation and drive to finish it. However, recently, I've refueled my tanks and I'm geared up to not only finish, but to add to the topic of race and discrimination. So without further ado, Here's my new post:

What's goin on folks? How's everybody feelin? I hope things are cool.

I really really really didn't wanna blog about this chick Casey Anthony cause, well cause I sincerely don't care about the problems of the world. Call me what you want, but I have my own problems to worry about and I have close friends and family who go through things that matter more to me than something that happened to people who I've never met or heard of in my life. More than anything I'm getting real tired of the race card being played tho.

All over the internet, Twitter, FaceBook, and blogs everywhere you got people upset over the verdict of this trial saying things to the nature of "Oh, she's white so of course she got away with it" and dumb shit like that.... Uhhhhh, did we all forget about a man named O.J. Simpson? We all know that mother fucker killed his wife, and he got away with it, and he was BLACK! So what's the argument now? I mean are we still blind to the fact that the system is designed to work for and protect itself, not the people? Cut it out ya, Kill that noise.

Aight so by now that whole topic has died down, which doesn't surprise me either. No one is talking about the trial, the case, the verdict, in fact everyone is back to their every day lives tweetin nonsense and puttin allll their problems on facebook. Aren't trends just grand? Anyway, controversy never sleeps right?
Recently a picture of a newspaper article has emerged on the internet. The article is said to be written be a member of the KKK, (please do not quote me on that) but regardless it is written by a white person. The article addresses African American "Gang Bangers." In the letter this man thanks the black man in America for successfully killing 4000 that's (Four Thousand) black men since 1975.... Did you understand what you just read? Since 1975 til today 2011 4,000 black men have been killed by fellow black men. Sad right?
So when I saw the picture on a friends fb page I applauded the passage. But before you lynch me like I know you want to, give me a minute to explain. You see this man, whoever he may be literally just wrote the words that I've been saying for as long as I can remember. Shit, I hate niggas. Not Black men, Niggas, "Gang Bangers"as he put it. Why you ask? Why not? Niggas aint shit. What good to us is a black youth who doesn't have a concept of a waistline? Pants tied at the knees, can barely put together a full sentence but knows exactly how to aim to kill another man who looks just like him? Please tell me, what sense of pride should I feel knowing that this dude on the bus who looks like me is carrying a weapon or is carrying drugs and has possibly killed before? Don't get me wrong either, do whatever you have to do to survive homie, Lord knows I aint tryna bump heads with you. I'm not tryna preach or come off like my name is Bill Cosby either. All I'm saying is that despite the authors race, the word, the WORDS he wrote were very truthful and well written.

When I said that the man deserved a medal in my comment a young lady took serious offense to it. This young lady said that she couldn't understand how a black man like myself can sit here and defend this man and make him out to be some sort of master or superior being. While I don't know where she ever got the notion that I was making him out to be a superior being, I responded to her and told her what I am about to tell you who are reading this. You see I wasn't defending a man, I wasn't defending a race, I was defending a mind that verbalized the thoughts that were being thought at the moment that this article was written. What should it matter what color this man is? In fact let's make it a race issue for a second: If Kanye West had been the author behind this article would it have been as controversial? If the words were written by me, right here on this very blog site, would it make your skin crawl? No right? Why because I'm black. And so what you're saying is that a Black man can bad mouth another black man, but regardless of the things being said being true a white man can't say those things?

This is the double standard that confuses me. Cause when I see any black comedian making fun of all the white people in the audience, the black people are holding their stomach, running out of breath from the severe amounts of laughter. So a white man can't do the same thing in his own way? People, listen to me: There is NO room for that kind of mentality in today's world. What's good for the goose is good for the gander, or however that saying goes. You can't support one and shun the other.

I don't know why this bothers me so much but if I sat here and wrote about it it's obviously buggin me. You know I know a man who actually told me to my face one time: "White people were originally monkeys, and I don't care what you tell me, even the ones with girlfriends are gay." Wow dude, really? How is that ANY different from a white man saying that about a black man? Cause I know in my heart if he heard a white man say that he'd flip. So where does all of this come from? Segregation doesn't exist anymore, we don't have to sit on the back of the bus, we don't drink from separate water fountains.... We  are actually allowed to interact with one another now, and learn from each other. And don't get me wrong, I make my jokes and statements about white people, but they are never very different from the very same statements I make about black people. So I can understand jokes, but when you're convinced in your ignorant opinions there's a problem.
I feel like I'm just rambling on. The point of this is simple, Black, White, Asian, Hispanic, whatever, we are or at least should be one race. The Human race!

Kill that noise ya. Lynch ignorance, not people. White people (those of you who hate black people) look at it this way, you're no different than the ones who hate you. Look at that, you have more in common than you thought. You're a black man too! Lol, how discolored does that make your confederate flag look now? And to the black people (those of you who hate or have ignorant thoughts about white people) think about it like this: You saying the dumb shit about them should automatically give them the right to crack jokes and make the same ignorant statements about you. So next time you hear one slip and say "Nigga" or crack jokes about your big lips, remember when you were making fun of the way he walks, or the time you cracked jokes on the skinny jeans he wore with flip flops. I hope ya see where I went with this. Hopefully One of ya got it, and if I didn't change anything I at least know that I sleep well at night knowing I have no problems with anyone in particular, if anything, I hate everyone the same doesn't matter what color you are! Lmfao! But be safe ya...

Check out the picture of the article:
^The truth is the Truth regardless of who it comes from^

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How different are we now?

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Friday, July 8, 2011

Forty Stacks!


Aight this celebration is a lil premature due to the fact that a more fitting milestone would be fifty thousand. But who cares. This is my blog and I can celebrate when I want for what I want. Lol, but above all else I'd really, simply like to take this time out to thank ALLL my readers. From the ones who stop by every single day just to see if I updated, to the people who've only clicked my link by mistake. Lol I appreciate each and every last one of you. I feel the need to stress this as often as possible: "My blog started as a personal journal which eventually found its way on to the internet. My intention was never to speak to the people from the mountains..." But I guess if Forrest Gump can simply pick up and run and pick up about a thousand followers I can pick up a few myself huh? Lol. In all honesty I feel that this blog has helped me grow over the passed 3 years (In August.) I've gone back to read a few of my old post and I can honestly say that (at least in my opinion) the blog has matured with me.

So for those of ya who follow me, either from the gate or recently, this is a milestone for you as well. From an addicted sneakerhead with a few opinions, the the dude up the block with the dreads, to the young man who learned to appreciate dressings up as much as he appreciated white tees, to the man you see here before you. A photographer, a self proclaimed Renaissance man, a young adult who's only getting better with age... Some people rap, some people play sports, some exercise, I write a blog. So for those of ya who see me as the Lebron, or the Jay-Z of the blog game THANK YOU. To those of you who don't like my blog.... what you doing here then? Lolol, But really folks like I said considering I started this for my own personal therapeutic outlet its good to see that people are actually listening. I will continue to appreciate ya.

Be Safe... I have a very serious blog post coming early next week (possibly Sunday night) for ya. So make sure ya tune in aight? Dueces!

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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Times are Changing

Or is it people who are changing? Lol

Sup World? How ya been? I'm back with another one, so pull up a seat and enjoy.
So the other day a person that I know, (who shall of course remain nameless) became the topic of discussion in a conversation I was having with my friends. This person is now a member of a different religion than he or she was raised in. Which is just fine by me, I couldn't care less what religion a man is, whatever works for you... This person is not much of a preacher but at least in one moment in time he or she did tell me that something I was doing was wrong.... (Confused face here.) Now naturally, I understood what he or she was saying, but with all due respect, what you were doing prior to becoming "Enlightened" and what not was not much different.

But we'll come back to that....

Moving on to another page in the same story: I was on the block the other day when I ran into a senior Hoodrat. For those of you who don't know, a "Senior Hoodrat" is what I call any hoodrat older than 30. More often than not, they still partake in any and all hoodtat activities. Fucking the owner of the corner store, getting in fights, having kids after menopause (don't ask me how she did that) etc. etc. But I digress. I ran into this senior hoodrat that was in town visiting family. See she moved away from NY about 2 or 3 years ago and I guess it was for the better, however, without even being asked she made it her business to tell me how much she doesn't wanna be here anymore. She's been here (visiting) for a few weeks and wants to go (to her new) home because people here (in the Bronx) "don't change, don't grow up, and the only place they chill is in front of their buildings." WHOOOAAAAHH! You might want to tell that high ass horse of yours to slow down baby. Cause just before you decided to leave the state you were doing the same thing. I done seen you out here with your hair in rollers and a scarf numerous times....

So, I started to think about it and I spoke to Mylez about these incidents, and he being the very positive and bright side see-er that he is, he said something that I kinda thought myself. He said that people change and sometimes it's for the better and seeing that makes them want to bring people with them to their side of the fence.
Truth be told, I agreed with that. What I don't agree with is you preaching to me about calling women "bitches" when, if memory serves me correct I learned from you... Further more, it's only been 4 months since you last used the word yourself. I can respect the fact that you've found a quiet, peaceful residence where neighbors take their children to the park. But don't look down on me for chillen on the stoop, cause if memory serves me correct, you were just sitting here with me a year ago in your beach chair, hiding your open liquor container when the police was driving by.

Yes, I like to spend some of my summer evening on the stoop with my homies, yes, I do disrespect females who disrespect themselves. Yes I still enjoy watchin a stripper shake her ass on stage. That doesn't make me some sort of animal, simply makes me different than you this week. So don't come down on me, you were riding shot gun with me just a few months ago. You may be clean now but you had to wash off all that dirt to get there.

I guess it's not what you say, but how you say it. And above all else, remembering where you came from. You may not be proud of your past, or where you grew up. You may not be proud of the things you used to do, and that's just fine if you've corrected those mistakes, but you have to realize that those things can't be changed. Looking down on those who were around and with you in those stages of your life only makes you come off as a stuck up, arrogant prick. I mean I'm sure if I decided to go down a different path in life I would want my peers to join me, but the key is not to force it down anyone's throat.
So remember folks, nothing at all wrong with change, especially if it's for the better, but please, don't make me feel like I'm wrong for not changing with you. Remember I was there when you were a hooligan, a criminal, and or a bird, you don't want me to tell all your new friends who you were 2 or 3 years ago do you? Lolol...

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