There has been a blind acceptance of Hip Hop culture as the blueprint for what it is to be a Black American; a culture that insists on portraying its people (mostly blacks) as drug dealers and users, alcoholics, hustlers, law-breakers, missogentists, irresponsible sex players, heartlessly violent, and unfaithful to their own family while ride or die faithful to the street “family”… yet, they seem to be oh so cool and imitate-able ... Where are all the admired hip hop brothers or sisters with good relationships, intact families, legit businesses, and amazing talents on display, who are not limited to rappers or street gang playas? ...
Category: The iGeneration
Also known as Generation Z. Born between mid 1990’s and early 2000’s; In 2018 they are 20 years old or younger
Do You Identify As An American? Then Give America the Christmas Gift of Supporting Her President !
For Those Who Don’t Support President Trump ... For Those Who Support President Trump ... For Those Who Stay Out of Politics ... A citizenry knowledgeable about her government officials and policies is a very good thing. It ensures honesty and holds servant officials to their obligation to serve their constituents. It reduces the amount of deception, political scandal and manipulation perpetrated on the country because so many eyes are trained on the comings and goings of their political leaders. An engaged audience sees more and expects more. That can only be good for everyone … that is, everyone except the grinches of the world who live to take, hurt, manipulate, destroy, and deny all successes. Whether or not you agree with all the policies of the Trump Administration, you can still respect and support the office of the United States President ...
Helping People is Good; Socialism, Not So Much
The socialist philosophy that all should have their basic needs met resonates with our own humanity. No one really wants people to suffer. ... There is a symbiotic relationship between doing and having. With few exceptions, those that do, have; and those that do not, do not have. ... If you want more than you currently have, then learn from others, work harder or smarter, sacrifice to put your goals first, find or create opportunities, and utilize support systems to help you succeed. No one said it would be easy, but if you really want something, be willing to work for it. ... not your parents, not the government, not social programs, not welfare. ... Socialism would aim to “help” those able-bodied by throwing money and services at their poor choices instead of letting them flounder through and learn from them. ... So, how about we help those who are truly unable.
Conclusion of The Socialism Fairy Tale: Once Upon A Time Socialism Worked …
Socialism promises you everything for free, leading you to foolishly believe there is no price to pay for such things. But alas, EVERYTHING has a price. ... Inefficient, bloated, power-hungry, greedy, deceitful, and wasteful are all words used to describe the villain Socialism. ... Of course in the end the heroes win; and Socialism is exposed for the lying, cheating, scoundrel that he is. He is forced to leave the land. And the people lived happily ever after.
The Socialism Fairy Tale: Once Upon A Time Socialism Worked …
In this story, Socialism is the villain. Fortunately for the good guys, Socialism is somehow - despite his evil powers - unable to carry out his devious plan without minions, henchmen, and stooges. Of course, they can’t be smarter or more reasonable than their leader; and God forbid they have a conscience. These traits only serve to challenge Socialism and that simply will not do. In order to be unfairly ruled over, controlled and oppressed, the subjects must first believe the villain has their best interest at heart. Then they must blindly follow - sycophants welcome - abandoning all manner of common sense, and accept illogical, unproven, and yes, even disproven information as their new truth. ... And there you have it, Socialism defrauds his way into power, leaving his subjects to take what he gives and like it. Good workers become disenfranchised, private enterprise is steamrolled, freedom of choice is whitewashed, and poverty begins to spread.
Does iGeneration Reverence 9/11?
When I hear middle and high schoolers speaking nonchalantly about the horrific events of 9/11, I feel something twist in my abdomen and push against my chest. ... How does one joke about such a dreadful event? Believe me, immature teens and preteens can find a way. And it infuriates me! ... Their lack of compassion for the loss, and their lack of understanding of the extent of that loss is difficult to watch ... It’s been 18 years since it happened … meaning they weren’t there. They didn’t experience it. The only way they will adopt the perspective needed and the solemn approach desired is if we pass it on to them. Not just once or twice, but often...
Death By Vaping: Still Too Many Unknowns
How does vaping - the thing that was supposed to help smokers kick the habit - turn out to be a killer itself? ... it should be fairly obvious that if we choose to regularly inhale something other than oxygen into our respiratory systems, it probably won’t go well. At the very least, we should know exactly what it is and what it does to our bodies in both the short and long term... It begs the question: why are our young people so desperate to get high? Are they so bored, unhappy, devalued, indifferent, pressured, thrill-seeking or addicted that they feel compelled to find an outlet? Why didn’t preteens, teens and young adults fall prey to these types of addictions fifty years ago? What is so different now?
‘Good Boys’ Movie: Who Signed Off On This Cruel Extinction of Childhood?
Why are these kids being exploited like this? They are clearly out of their element and rightly so - sex toys, drugs, and foul language are used as a hammer to pound the audience. In fact, the desensitization of our youth has reached new heights. How was this allowed to happen? Writers, casters, directors, marketers, producers, parents … was there anyone who gave thought to those boys as people; as young impressionable children in need of guidance? Were they sold out for the almighty dollar? ... Defenders of the movie point out that the trailer shows the innocence and naivety of the boys having no idea what the sex toys are, who the porn stars are married to, and what the drug life is really about. Yet, for us to watch as these young actors are mentally and emotionally raped by the infringement of adult issues - crass, gutter, immoral, excessive adult issues - is a monumental travesty. ... We must not sit idly by and watch this mass extinction of childhood.
Just Because the Climate Changes Doesn’t Automatically Mean It’s a Problem, Does It?
I’m not sure why climate change is such the extreme, emotion-laden topic that it is, except that there must be gobs of money available, hidden, squandered, and tied up in and around it. Isn’t that always the case? ... We have shown ourselves to have the desire and means to change the trajectory of impact our existence has on our planet. ... It seems to me that a simple, powerful, and well put together public education campaign and the consistent enforcement of many of the rules and regulations already in place would do the job. ...
Parents, Our Kids Can’t Handle Smartphones and Social Media!
Why are we acting like we can't control this increasingly destructive trend of social media and smartphone overuse that is tearing at the social fabric of our lives? This applies to internet enthusiasts of all ages, but as often is the case, our young are more vulnerable and negatively affected by overexposure to the grown-up … Continue reading Parents, Our Kids Can’t Handle Smartphones and Social Media!