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1  GENERAL / Poetry / Re: Vision on: August 23, 2006, 03:05:36 PM
I hear you... I am always happy to explain myself to someone who seems genuinly interested, but I've also experienced people who no matter what I say twist my words into something evil or naive. As they've already prejudged me as such and try their utmost to see that in my words. I don't waste my time anymore on people who've got a fixed view of me that I have to defend.

"The first thing you must know about me is that I always stand what I stand for. Good? The second thing you must know about yourself listening to me is that words are tricky. So when you know what me a stand for, when me explain a thing to you, you must never try to look 'pon it in a different way from what me a stand for."

Bob said it best:)
2  HISTORY / Historical Perspectives / Re: origin of the word "thug" on: August 23, 2006, 12:57:42 AM
I think words are for communication. To communicate ideas, viewpoints, emotions etc. ... to spread truth and love. Many terms used commonly today are distorted and do not reflect reality. I think the sacredness of languge is unquestionable, but sadly there's a lot of work to be done to get the words, terms to a point where they reflect reality and not, as often is the case, imply an illusion, a distortion, a lie... and therefor many people who predomanantly think in words are enslaved by a manipulated vocabulary.
3  GENERAL / Poetry / Re: Vision on: August 22, 2006, 08:34:18 PM
People for universal love, Jah soldiers, Real Rastas, Unifiers...

Please take into consideration it's a poem, under the "poetry" section. That means you can read different interpretations into it. But I assure you you'll be able to see the light in it if you open your mind. I've read a lot of your posts three_sixty and I feel you're a bright person.

Well ok, I didn't wanna have to do this but I'll go through it line by line and suggest an iterpretation.

"No religion, just faith
Time to transcend hate"
- Religion being oppressive institutions enslaving the minds of masses in need of Jah in their lives.

"No black, no white
No yellow, no red
Just different shades of brown"
-This does not mean criticism of ethnical identity. I just wanted to say that were all people. All god's beloved children regardless of color.

"No male, no female
Just people"
-This doesn't mean I want everyone to be hermaphrodites. I just want to see all oppression wither and vanish. And women are still, and certainly have been, very oppressed.

"No young, no old
Just souls"
-Babylon "culture" overvalues youth and age discrimination is a form of oppression many people experience. If not directly, at least internally in feeling their value as a human decreases with age.

"One human race
That's our goal"
-Who's goal more specifically: Haile Selassie I, Bob Marley, Jesus, John Lennon, Freddie Mercury, Bill Hicks... Unity of humanity is the goal of very many people. Including me.

I'm not sure why you ask. Could you please tell me? I can think of two reasons right now:
*To test me and check if I know what I'm saying or if I'm just naive.
*A feeling that you don't agree with what you interpreted in the poem, and wanted to know who really has this as a goal.
4  HISTORY / Historical Perspectives / The meaning of the word "thug" on: August 21, 2006, 04:28:30 PM
Symbols and words evolve over time. For instanse the cross was just a roman execution tool but got a whole nother meaning when they nailed "the man" on it.

Same thing with "thug". This post deals with the origins of it. I'd like to add the present conception of the word.

"Thug" is often synonymous with "bully", "thief", "criminal" etc. But talking about "thug" one can not leave 2Pac out of it. His "Thug Life" philosophy was an acronym for "the hate you give little infants fucks everyone". He defigned a thug as a person who holds his head high, walks with honor and pride and is never afraid to speak his mind - even if he/she smells, is broke, is homeless or whatever. One who knows own worth and the value of life and freedom dispite being labeled a failiure by the standards of babylon.
5  GENERAL / Quotes / Bob and Bill truthin it big style on: August 21, 2006, 04:08:13 PM
"If you fight and win you're gonna fight again. When Rasta win there no more war.", Bob Marley

"You know all that money we spend on the military ever year - trillions of dollars? Instead, if we use this money to feed and clothe the poor of this world, which it would do many times over, then we can explore space, inner and outer, together, as one race, forever.", Bill Hicks

"Jah earth rightful ruler, and him no build no wire fence", Bob Marley

"My final point about alcohol, about drugs, about Pornography...What business is it of your's what I do, read, buy, see or take into my body as long as I don't harm another human being whilst on this planet? And for those of you having a little moral dilemma on how to answer this, I'll answer for you. NONE OF YOUR F***ING BUSINESS", Bill Hicks
6  GENERAL / Poetry / To be All on: August 21, 2006, 04:04:45 PM
All that was
was meant to be
All that is
is still and free
All that comes
is born out of need
Magic is disappearing...
... and still to be.
7  GENERAL / Poetry / Dark Light on: August 21, 2006, 04:04:16 PM
In the black of night
in the days of the final storm
after void
after light
after reflection
after every star that completes the heavens
... in the days of the final black storm...
... a new entity was created...
... and dark light filled the earth...
8  GENERAL / Poetry / Vision on: August 21, 2006, 04:03:40 PM
No religion, just faith
Time to transcend hate
No black, no white
No yellow, no red
Just different shades of brown
No male, no female
Just people
No young, no old
Just souls
One human race
That's our goal
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