It's easy to either wax philisophical or to lay cliche upon actions like trying to seal bullet wounds with cotton balls. But the truth is that life hurts. And all too often we suffer at the hands of other people with deeply personal agendas or people that operate with very little agenda other than the fact that they care nothing for other human beings.
“I love you because I love you, and if you don’t like it you can use my circular logic as a noose and hang yourself.”
― Jarod Kintz,
Americans (those folks who occupy the 50 contiguous states located on the North American Continent) have become expert victims. They are told everyday how the system victimizes them, how the government victimizes them, how their spouse victimizes them, how their bosses victimize them and how the victimize themselves. We have become the largest and best trained victim cadre on the planet earth.
Everyday the media loves to spin stories of people who have been victimized because of the color of their skin, the symbols that surround them, the language they speak, the words they speak and the thoughts that run through their minds. In many ways the mass media of the 21st century has become they biggest social labeling machine ever known. But despite the fact they we are easily swayed by what the media tells us, we still have to keep our feet on the ground and deal with each other in a multitude of social situations.
The truth of the matter is, that no one person has the answer to the social ills of a massive society. The planet earth is currently home to more human beings than any other time in recorded history. This last fact is both a living testament to the human spirit and a terrible warning. Everyday we flirt with the possibility of world war and the fate of a crashing end to humaity as we know it. But because we allow ourselves to be the walking wounded rather than the divine spark we were meant to be. We allow darkness to enter our minds and souls. Though we must be guarded because the darkness is real. It becomes a living thing when we manifest it in our actions and words. We also manifest it in our reaction to the information thats given to us by sources that have more to gain that we do as individuals.
I have been many things in life, Father, Son, Brother, Warrior, Sailor, Cop etc. But the bottom line is that taking on some of these roles were my choice. I chose to follow a path, I chose to take the actions that placed me these roles. So being a victim can also be a choice or .... I can choose to not be a victim.
“You can run from the truth. You can run and hide from the truth.
You can deny and avoid the truth. But you cannot destroy the truth. Nor can you make the lie true. You must know that love will always uncover the truth.”
― Delano Johnson,
Sunday, September 6, 2015
Friday, May 1, 2015
Soldiers! Don't give yourselves to brutes, men who despise you, enslave you; who regiment your lives, tell you what to do, what to think and what to feel! Who drill you, diet you, treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder. Don't give yourselves to these unnatural men - machine men with machine minds and machine hearts! You are not machines, you are not cattle, you are men! You have the love of humanity in your hearts! You don't hate! Only the unloved hate; the unloved and the unnatural. Soldiers! Don't fight for slavery! Fight for liberty! In the seventeenth chapter of St. Luke, it is written that the kingdom of God is within man, not one man nor a group of men, but in all men!
- Charles Chaplin
The Great Dictator
As the 21st century swept across the planet and the third wave of feminism was well underway. The endeavor of equality was shifting within the sands of time and morphing into the next conflict in the battle of the sexes.
Though this new battle was more widespread and took on the persona of a worldwide war upon the male of the human species. The struggle quickly engulfed and decimated the traditional nuclear family and the foundation of traditional marriage. The war soon infiltrated the arena of international law and local politics. Women became a protected class and men were left to maintain their traditional roles as worker bees, warriors and providers. All without the benefit of equal protection under law.
The early part of this new century ushered in a period of worldwide change as revolutions broke out around the world and a very real struggle began against oppressive governments who had fallen under the control of large corporations and special interests.
These new influences generated a new language of political correctness which failed to promote equality but sought to vilify a segment of society to motivate the warriors of their cause. That new villain was of course the male or the "patriarchy" or the perceived notion that men had caused all of the problems which have plagued the world. Though the real evidence of this plague came into social context by way of propaganda and lacked empirical data.
The propaganda machine is a meat grinder that turns out images of inept men and the women who handle them, Woman who are portrayed as smarter, quicker and of superior intellect. The mainstream media treats men as the Nazi's treated the Jews prior to world war two. And it represents females in a way that reminds one of the way that the national socialists imagined the blonde haired and blued super race.
The court systems in the United States use men as a bottomless financial money pit, seeing men only in their traditional roles and labeling them as a threat to the safety of people based on not only gender but their military service.
Earlier in the month of April 2015 a black male by the name of Freddie Gray died while in police custody.
Freddie C. Gray was the 25-year-old son of Gloria Darden. He had a twin sister, Fredericka, as well as another sister, Carolina. At the time of his death, Gray lived in the home owned by his sisters in the Gilmor Homes neighborhood.He stood 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m) and weighed 145 pounds (66 kg).
Gray had a criminal record, mainly on drug charges and minor crimes.[Gray had been involved in 20 criminal court cases, five of which were still active at the time of his death, and was due in court on a possession charge on April 24.
The small amount of information contained in this wikipedia article speaks volumes about the state of our male population. It is indeed obvious that Freddie Gray was a young black male and was not only member of a segment of society that has been disenfranchised in the United States for hundreds of but years but also a member of a demographic of society which has found itself a victim of modern circumstances. In recent months the media has been on fire with stories of police shootings of blacks, but the one thing that the media perpetually overlooks is the fact that the people killed by police are not only black, but male as well.
Posted by Sgtstevens at 10:52 PM