Archive | August 2012

A Challenge

A CHALLENGE

 

What happened to guidance and leadership. What about hope and faith, No, Does death ring a bell yeah everyone recognizes that right?  Then why isn’t there any real efforts to stem the violence corroding our communities, Yeah people fair about it and whatnot but what actually being done about it? A very dear friend of mine and myself just recently had a conversation about this and I found it interesting to share with you, I’m speaking of the gang and youth violence in today’s minority communities, The specific region of our convo was Chicago, but kept in context it applies EVERYWHERE. How can one city have the highest Murder rate in the world, Easy, Generational contributions but where do you get so much recklessness from where, KIDS, ages 10-15 are making life and death decisions they see as just having to survive? That’s a fucked up vision towards life, when it doesn’t have to be.  Children should have the opportunity to enjoy life and have a chance to grow up , not view it as death being around the corner. 

 

The certainty of death should come with living life, not from hopelessness . It’s a tautology The same broken structure I witnessed throughout my youth and generation is being displayed again, only worse. I see it as I know it. As I experienced. Whether it be because of a lack of parenting or dysfunctional family, being bullied, trying to provide for yourself at a young age, or even protect yourself daily.

 

These children have lost hope and faith in life. They don’t care about themselves which causes severe recklessness. The few that do act out, when people don’t feel they have a voice or interest in being served, they find another way. What do you expect from a child, I’m gonna make this brief as I want to challenge you, ANYONE reading this message, to do something , Wherever you may be, if you have hope for the future of tomorrow, I want you to encourage the youth, or at least one adolescent to be something in life. Let them know THEY DO MATTER,. Their life , beliefs, opinions, struggles, aspirations matter. 

 

Be an inspiration to them, Let them know there is someone who cares about them and if they live or not that they’re loved, even if those closest to them don’t.  Be a mentor. It’s a shame so many find themselves in my situation, or in prison in general. HELP lower that statistic

P.E.A.C.E matters.

 

Written by James Broadnax

Solitary mind August 2012

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Cynical

CYNICAL

What we become – what we are ultimately consist of what we’ve been doing.. What is the definition of being human?  What creates the notion of correctness pertaining to right and wrong. Therefore what is life.. Life is all about cruelty, It’s understood but not readily acknowledged. You know that. Nothing on this planet lives without something else dying, Why? Wheat causes the  intelligence of the cause and effect of that cycle. I was labelled a monster because of a stationary vision I was forced into. I accepted that because at the time, it’s all I knew.  I embraced the fact of my livelihood depending on survival. Does that make me less human. Most deny it and refuse to recognize their mistakes that led to failures.  I ask again what is human? Look at the history of humanity. It’s filled with atrocities. War, Murder, rape, torture, Even in the name of people indulge in these acts.  The crusades, the Spanish Inquisition, the mass murders of a people , Hitler committed etc. We call that type of behavior Inhumane. Maybe the terminology is backward, Maybe being human means hurting others. That’s what human seem to do best.

Nothing in life is black and white. I don’t believe there to be universal standards that dictate and determine what’s good and evil. It’s subjective. You cant kill for money or recreation, but you’re allowed to murder during war. Why is there a difference. Dead is dead. You set someone on fire, you’re bad, evil. A terroristic threat.  The state execute you and people sell T-shirts and toast champagne. It’s perspective … If this is the world we’re subjected to, does that mean life is cynical? Is this the reality of our creator.

TO James Supporters. Message from James

I want to send many respects and a much appreciated thanks to all of the support given in response to my request. Thanx to you and to ANONYMOUS you know who you are (smile) To linda, I hate we had to meet under the circumstances but must definitley, you’re welcome. The understanding is understood. Again thank you for the help and donations sent to me, and to those who concern themselves with such, just continue to struggle (smile) Thankyou to all of you.,

In solidarity from JB