Let's chat about this cuz baaaaaaaaaaaaaby...this ish chaps my damn hyde.
I love how some Black people are so quick to feed into this Illuminati ish. Just flipping ri-damn-diculous.
Ok, I can just say that I'm so sick of hearing people pop off at the mouth about how successful black people are only successful because they have sold their souls to the devil! Come on now, because you suck and are struggling then you are backed by Jesus but if someone else is making it and doing well they are in bed with the devil. GTFOHWTS! I'm gonna need you to expand your concept of reality and expectations of hard working successful people!
That comment right there sums it all up for me. There is another commenter around here who has made me o_0 her twice for saying something that made my damn teeth itch...lemme find what she said the other day...hold on...
The existence of occult symbolism in the media...especially the music and film industry. The coincidences are uncanny. Before y'all give me the side-eye, I really have looked into this mess and it's a shame. The music industry is far more artificial than the WWE! I'm not one of them crazy folk hollerin' about Jay Z and everyone else being in the Illuminati but the powers that be-the ones who control these artists and their images....they are definitely on a DIFFERENT PAGE.
Okay, I'm off my soapbox and finished sounding crazy LOL ;-)
I was like...seriously?
Do better people. That crabs in a barrel motif is NOT a good look this Fall. Doesn't go with FABULOUS boots that's for dang sure. Oh...and once I'm a successful filmmaker and someone DARES insinuate that I sold my sold to the devil...be ready to be doused in the flames of IRATE BLAST!
What say YOU? Do YOU think you can only be very successful and Black if you sell your soul to the devil?
SIP: There is an implied thunder clap and earthquake whenever we use the word DEVIL.
I've never attended a rally for anything if I'm honest with myself. See...seems to me that all of the important rallies I would have attended have been dealt with far before I was old enough to participate. There are things, of course, that I'm in support of and against but I really haven't ever felt compelled to leave my home to join other people who felt as I did about a certain something.
I didn't support the war in Iraq from the beginning and yet...I had no intention of joining folks marching against it.
I'm against racism of any form but...since I've been an adult I haven't even thought about heading somewhere to march with folks regarding.
I support gay people but nah...I'm not about to hold up a corner of their rainbow flag and march with them.
But I make my voice heard in other ways and with my vote.
When I first heard of the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear it immediately spoke to me. The smart comedy coupled with sensibility just appealed to who I am as an American. EPIC SIGNAGE was the mantra from the start and I loved the thought of participating in a forum where the voices of people like myself would be heard and our signs would be posted all over the internet and media as well. I loved showing COLLECTIVELY just how flipping DUMB folks think this tea party nonsense is and I liked that people from all over connected with it as well on the same level.
As I was there looking around I felt really, really good knowing I was around "MY KINDA PEOPLE." People who used their brains when it came to their politics and weren't afraid to tag someone with FACTS and not talking points. FACTS.
See...facts give you a calming sense of knowing you're right. Facts make SENSE and you're able to think about them organically. Talking points don't provide you with an opportunity for further conversation because there is usually a big azz PERIOD after spewing out a talking point you heard from an idiot because there is nothing to support it so there is pretty much nothing left to say after.
Except for a whole bunch of laughter at the idiocy of it all.
Yesterday I looked around at people who were like me in all skin colors and ages. I loved the older White people, the middle aged Muslims in traditional Muslim attire, the young Black people, the Hispanics, the Asians, the Christians, the Jewish, the kids, the people in wheelchairs, etc. They all made me feel good.
Folks came from all over the United States to be with other people who are just like them. Who believe as they do and, who wanted to show a different side of Americans in the media because we'd decided there was truly too dang many images of stoopit Americans out there making it seem as if they were the pulse of what the majority of us are feeling.
I had some of the best conversations yesterday than I've had in a long, long time. Conversations with perfect strangers who were smiling, polite, smart and just fun as hell.
I had a good time man...a VERY good time. It was a good feeling can you tell?
We can't let them paint our country in ways we would never, ever, EVER support. We can't let them make it seem as if we are all out there supporting hate. We gotta let folks know with our voices and our votes that we are serious when it comes to our future.
We're not all idiots and we don't all speak in talking points.
Your family moves.
You're looking for a new church home.
You attend a church and fill out a visitor's card.
The following Saturday morning the pastor and his wife show up unannounced with a loaf of bread to "break bread" with your family.
What do you do?
All over the world there are good churches and good leaders. I know this as surely as I can see my hands right now. The reason why I get so annoyed when I learn of yet another church leader using their influence over someone attempting to become at peace with their faith is because I know for a fact that God doesn't want that.
God also doesn't want anyone worshiping the self-professed messenger draped in riches off the backs of hard working church members instead of worshiping the message.
When Eddie Long did the dog and pony with Bush back in '04 scaring Black folks in his church about gay marriage I pretty much listed him as one of the bad guys. Why? Cuz that ain't Christian-like and it supported another form of hate.
Nothing is worse than hating yourself so much that you condemn those like who you REALLY are in public and in private...do what you do. But you know what? The society we live in continues to support that type of self-hate to exist. The society we live in continues to assist in ruining lives.
God's rules for us can all be simplified into one thing if you want to get real with it. He simply wants you to be a good person.
And it's really just that simple.
Let's honestly discuss this today. What do YOU think about the Eddie Long situation? What do you think about those young men? What do you think about the fact that ya boy is married with kids and yet...something this big is swirling in his world?
Oh...and please keep in mind that we're not dumb over here. Bypassing the local D.A. and going straight to the Feds with this pretty much guarantees that they have an airtight case full of pictures, video, emails, texts, etc. The Feds don't play with using tax-exempt religious money to buy black diamonds for your concubines.
Terry Jones of Florida is planning a Koran burning stunt this weekend.
(I'm not calling dude a Reverend cuz ain't no REAL man of the cloth getting down like this.)
We haven't discussed this around these here parts yet and I'm curious as to what you think about dude's plans? Do you think it's dangerous? Do you think it will lead to explosive violence against our troops? Do you believe someone should snatch Terry Jones up by the scruff of his damn neck and smack him around a few times for being so damn stoopit?
SIP: Yeah...THAT was real middle of the road Mingo. Way to not let folks know how YOU feel about it.
Well, yes. However, my faith is stronger now... much stronger. As a child, I was "made" to go to church, Bible study, choir rehearsal, participate in the youth department, etc... I was just going through the motions. Now I have a true belief system.