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According to my years of being above ground and that’s close to almost 50 years of my age! I am asking this question. Why are we shocked that violence has been glamorize?
Well, for starters let’s go here! This whole universe has seen how the envelope was consistently being pushed… It was called “freedom of expressions”. Hmmm… So, then I asked myself.
Self… with my freedom of expression who did it hurt and what does it reflect?
And I had to be honest. It was all about choices! Although, many like to run with “poverty” and lack of education is a precursor for violence… Lets start with sin and choices!
Nope, this isn’t about casting aspersions on anyone. But lets bring this to another level of a proper perspective. And this is what this “blog” is all about. My assignment in life is not to make people feel warm and fuzzy but to challenge our human nature to take a positive approach about some of the choices we “all” make in life. Do it in love, with the truth and Godly integrity! How? You must have patience, love, kindness and a sometimes a direct approach!
Violence is perpetuated in such a slick manner, until only on mere observation we never equate violence with music, what we call entertainment, disrespect, rebellion, and other things that are instigators of bringing the violence on! I like to call this ” ground preparation for the doors to violence”.
Meaning…This is why we must do things decent and in order even in our private lives…
God will “Hold” all of us who claim to be one thing and live another. Integrity in church does help and it suppose to reflect the heart of God. And I warn don’t let your guard down even in churches. God isn’t in all churches! God isn’t about abuse, neglect, self-righteousness and personal glorification. Being a leader or minister isn’t about you… but about your service to God to treat others!
I know it’s not happening on everyone’s watch and that I deeply say “I am sorry” for those who were “wounded by others and sins of what goes on in a church”. A church is a building and nothing more! We are accountable for bringing God’s people together not misappropriating ones personal ill behaviors for the work of God! It’s another lie!
Be wise in dealing with any Pastor, or any organization and its member…Corruption is corruption and we have them in ministry! This is why a personal relationship with God and a strong healthy dynamic link with your family is vital! Not always 100% shielded but it can be the start!
Our country comes off most hypocritical, and yet we are the leaders in violent approaches about things that are happening on a daily but no one sees the real “bull” in the China Shop… No pun intended!
We should get the lies straight and deal with the truth all together. It’s a mindset rich or poor! Perception is major! Stop repeating generational ignorance and lies!
1) Saying “race” don’t matter … It does! 2) Being poor doesn’t mean you have to kill on another! Last time I checked people with money, power and riches murdered the most. It might not be with a gun… but they instigate violence in other manners…. Like selling drugs… pornography, human trafficking… 3)All rap is not the same! Some music is garbage! Garbage in …Garbage out! Thug rapping is not the like the Rap Issac Hayes had !
When we stop telling the lies… and grasping the Joseph Goebbels mentality of telling a lie long enough until people actually believe it”.
People sell this “crap” so far along until it comes off more ignorant than ever! Why is it that when we see a so-called “popular” entertainers with their clothes off sliding down a pole or naked laying on a animal… And somehow we think women will be respected? Oh Sweet Jesus! We are in trouble!
For all of you who has selective amnesia… This doesn’t portray us in a good light? Society is telling women to be a certain size, have so many “boob jobs and butt lifts” face lifts, certain brand of clothes, strange hair…Yet, I have yet to hear …This is Pimpology 101…. Its despicable. Yes, I advocate taking care of the yourselves but also nurture the mind and the heart! Ladies, human nature will take it course no matter what. You can only “buy” so much fat sucking! World ugliness can eat away at your plastic parts!
How hypocritical is such a thing? If they have a “trade” name in the Music Industry they are then classified as role models. Really? It’s comes off whorish… and we fail to call it like it is! These are not very wise moves to make to stand for any cause of ever being positive.
It’s about money and ego! Little goes a long way but ego tells me a lot. Low self -esteem with insecurities! These are not “POSITIVE ROLE MODELS” but pitiful excuses of glamorizing on selling our bodies instead of empowerment of the human mind.
What can we learn from this? Oh Yeah… silly me… This leads women to another level of how to be more superficial and disrespected, use our bodies as a weapon of self destruction, how to continue to be pimped… on how to be anything else but a wife and lastly I thought you were selling records?
Sliding down a pole and posing in your underwear is not only personal but I want to know who your “pimps” really are! Being called a diva is derived from the word “divination”…
That it’s so important that we continue educate ourselves! What spell has been cast upon our way of thinking and setting the universe with what can actually make positive changes?
America rides the lines of being “grimy”. We allow a lot of stuff and then we have the nerve to complain! Did you really think showing “filthy” videos will enhance the cause of beauty and perfection? I am amazed and little thrown back at when people want “violence to stop” but fail to check the precursor of violence.
Expressing what goes on in the “hood”… and glamorize it at the same time does what for the Afro-American and Hispanic communities? Violence is a money-maker and quite expensive in the land of ignorance!
We have “greedy” rich folks that will throw the least of these, under a bus… they are not called criminals… But they are given “sanitized” titles and names when they are incarcerated.
Prisons are decorated as the “new universities” …As if it is the new badge of honor and courage for doing criminal acts. Is this the dumbest thing you ever heard? And let me come down the streets of those who think crime wasn’t glamorize among the Caucasian persuasion…
Remember Al Capone, Scarface… Is this not the same “hot mess”? … What role models are we really looking for when our Elders are not even respected or our youth are not taught boundaries or respect?
When the “blue print” was given by God but always ignored. God want Blessed Americans to take dominion over what man has honestly created. THE ” LOVE “OF MONEY IS ROOT OF ALL EVIL… BUT IT “ANSWERS” ALL THINGS. It sounds very controversial but not really!
For example… We are given many things to work with and unfortunately I believe many became stagnated with pride and the lust of one self! We will reap the harvest for not standing up and demanding that this crap doesn’t go on…on our watch. Many have become so desensitized about what happens to someone else until it hit your doors… And then and only then…You want others to hear what you have to say…
Say it people… the music, the culture and the times are full of filth! When you see “young girls” twerking and think its a cute dance… Okay! Until it comes to dinner then people wont react.
The seed of ignorance also comes with the most educated as well… Looking the other way… when you should be the first to say… Teach one…Reach one!
Instead you say it’s not your problem! Violence is hitting anyplace it chooses! Yes, I would be the first to say… Stop blaming the police they are not social workers they enforce the law not clean up your house… I am amazed that people are really angry because they believe the police is the life line and life saver…
No, they are only conduits controlling when others break the law ! Police in the word of God are meant to be ministers…Hard to believe? Read it for yourself.
Romans 13:4…FOR HE… is the minister of God for thee for good, But if thou do evil, be afraid, he beareth not the sword in vain: For he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him for who has doeth evil .
Yet, I ask many again as I do in any community meetings… Why are we blaming others and thinking they should babysit our communities?
… Honestly has any government every really cared? Prevention also starts at home! We have another serious epidemic and its called… lack of proper decision-making and not being a real parent. How can the walking wounded raise anyone! Isn’t this the birth of dysfunction? Listen folks all of us have issues… but before they become systemic… lets put and end to it!
What’s in your house? Community Leaders and Social Activists around this country love to surrender excuses… Check your “own” houses first! What are you raising? This could really cut some of the violence DOWN on impact at it infant stages if others could learn basic decision making.
For one… Children can’t raise children. When your children are “angry”… pay attention to what angers them? Continuing to have children out of “wedlock” isn’t going to secure your family structures but nibble away at the core of SOUND STRUCTURE OF WHAT THE FAMILY IS SUPPOSE TO BE … AND ENHANCE whose the baby daddy syndrome!
Pay close attention… the women go to work while the boyfriend watch the children are yet more abused or murdered by their own father’s. What is this a sign about? The reality on these not so focused community meetings are not always about the poor and unemployed but God is missing in their lives first and foremost.
When you speak in these terms so direct… People tend to gravitate towards “blaming”. We all can do better… With some it might be just your time to educate for others…its your service. Violence is not a way of life… It something that is self bred among lies that is being fed through our mind gates! American has dumb down because it’s always so MEDIA DRIVEN…
I challenge anyone to “pay more attention” to what is being spoon fed but reaping greater results when it comes to what looks good… Violence is instigating by what this country has allowed to bring debris in many subtle manners…including strange fires with freedom of expressions without any boundaries! Yes, violence is defined as a way of not resolving what is eating at you…without real conflict resolution… its called selfishness! Violence has so many stem cells… Its with our courage and boldness to tell the truth about the matters that plague this nation! We cannot become so out of touch with reality and the truth! We must stop crashing and burning of our youths! We need to be parents and have the backbone to say “enough is enough” and do our earthly part to cease and desists the monsters that are taking our country whole. Get A Spine America STOP THE VIOLENCE!