Just the facts as I see it

February 7, 2012

The Entitlement Generations

Filed under: Uncategorized — truth_seeker @ 5:54 pm

I look around and see this everywhere. People thinking that they are entitled to one thing or another. They don’t want to put in the work they just think that they should get it. This comes in many forms and is ruining our society. I hear people say I’m to good to work at McDonalds, Wal-Mart, Target etc…. I see it with kids telling parents what they are going to do instead of the other way around. People this is ruining our society from the bottom up. Now as a person of color that has lived in both black and white neighborhoods I see the difference in how it affects the neighborhoods. This seemed to start with some of our parents generation (the baby boomers) and the later in that generation you are the more likely you were to give your child/children a sense of false entitlement. It on got worse with my generation and now we can see the real results with our kids. Here are some ways we really fucked up and our parents fucked us up.

Just giving money to the kids – Now this is more in my generation.

Kid – Mom can I have $20.

Mom – Why?

Kid – I wanna go out with my friends.

Mom – Didnt you just get your allowence?

Kid – Yes but I spent that already.

Mom – On what?!?!

Kid – I dunno.

Mom – You need to start being more responsible with your money. every week you ask me for more money.

Kid – BUT MOM!!!!!!

Mom – Here.

Now this sound familiar? It should we all tried it on our parents but with our parents probably half of  them said no and meant it. Now what do we do we remember how bad w felt when our parents said no and they we say yes. This is not teaching our kids to know how to manage their money. We are setting them up for failure. This is also teaching them that no matter what there will always be someone there to give them what they want. This is providing them with zero work ethic. So when they do get older they are going to go do what will give them the biggest payout with the least amount of effort. Unfortunately in the real world that means crime

The other side to this is when children get an allowance just because. I remember to get my measly $10 a week I had to wash the dishes, take out the trash, and clean my room every Saturday plus keep it clean over the week. If I couldn’t do this then I got no money. (I didn’t get much money) Now I see kids getting an allowance just because. This is very bad, this is worse then giving them money because they ask. All you are teaching your child is someone will always give me what I want and I dont have to do anything to get it.

The next one that gets is when parents buy all the name brand crap for their kids. If you can afford it fine. But if your still living at home and got a kid or your struggling to pay your real bills WHY THE FUCK ARE YOU GOING TO PAY $80 FOR A PAIR OF SNEAKERS FOR A 6MONTH OLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And you continue to do this through out their childhood. By the age of 5 your child sees you struggling to keep the lights on but also sees that you just paid $1000 for his 5 pieces of clothing for your self or for them. If you showed your child the right way you would have spent $1000 on bills and then $200 on clothes., but no we cant have that can we. You cant be caught in K-mart specials. Your kid has to have the new Jordans – $180 another pair of sneakers because he cant run around in the Jordans  – $100 Pair of Jeans $100-150, Shirt $100 – 200. For the amount of this you could have paid cell, internet, cable, home phone, gas, & electric and have some left over. Teach your kids the value of $$$$ This way when they start buying their own stuff they will think twice. Even if you come from a wealthy family there is no need to buy a child who does nothing to earn it all these name brand clothes.

This latest gereration is going to have it the worse. I’m seeing people getting out of college demanding 50k-60k a year because they have a bachlours degree. Turning down jobs that pay 35-40K. saying they aint paying me enough. Just because you have a degree doesn’t mean that you get paid. They have no experince but they want 50-60k to start. Real life doesnt work like that. Then they want to live at home with mommy and daddy and not pay any bills. “Why should I pay bills at my parents house? I didn’t pay them when I was in school” I’ll tell you why because your an adult now. That what adults do. Even worse the parents let them do it.

Its not just the parents that are screwing our kids, its the schools. The rules that the schools are coming up with now are insane. I’m reading study after study that is shows that playing tag is detrimental to a child’s psyche.   Along with a ban on dodge ball in many states now for being exclusionary. Give me a fucking break.

http://www.cbn.com/media/player/index.aspx?s=/vod/A26TAG

You know what these games do they teach kids that life if not fair, your not always going to win, they teach you how deal with loss, How to work with others to win. One lesson I learned at an early age that has stuck with me is, not everyone gets picked. For a whole school year I was always the last one picked to play sports. I just was not good at football, baseball, basketball etc… Did it hurt that I was the last one picked? Did it hurt that there where times where someone who wasent even trying to play was picked instead of me. Damn right it hurt. I cried. I ra home to my mom in tears. Guess what she told me. If you want to get picked then practice. And I did, I practiced running, tackaling, hitting the ball, pitching. I got better. I went from shamfully bad to just bad. I wasent always the last one picked now. But that taught me very valuble life lessons. 1, I just sucked at sports. (I did become pretty good on the defensive line) 2 If you want something you have to go for it. 3 Nothing is going to be handed to me. I have to work for everything. Those simple life lessons were learned by the age of 7. I have carried that through life and I have done pretty good for myself so far.   Another thing schools are doing are everyone plays sports. This is fine for grade school and younger but in high school, no. High school is supposed to truly prepare you for the adult world. Not everyone gets to play in life. There are always going to be those that are bigger and better then you. Do you think that if a company has an opening for 20 people and 21 people apply, that they are going to hire that 21st person just because they dont want him to feel left out. No they are going to hire the 20 and tell the 21st sorry you didnt make it. better luck next time. But by allowing these children who dont have an athletic bone in their body to still play ball because you dont want them to feel left out your actually hurting that child rather then helping them. Your teaching them that no matter what they will receive a chance when it’s not true. Your not making them earn their position. Your teaching them that they will always “make the team” and when you teach a child this for 18 yrs its devastating the first time they shot down, but now their an adult and dont know what to do. They have never had that disappointment in their life.

The only thing that you are entitled to in this life is just that LIFE. No one is going to support you. Yes we may help you but we will not and should not support you.  Go back to the old days where parents were parents.

February 1, 2012

To my black brothers

Filed under: Uncategorized — truth_seeker @ 6:33 pm

To my black brothers

First thing first, WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU?!?!?!?! I am so sick of seeing you niggas fuck everything up. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not calling all you brothers niggas. If you need clarification then read further.

  • If you don’t have a job and your not looking for a job and your not interdependently wealthy then you is a nigga.
  • If you walking around boasting about how many baby momma’s you have then you is a nigga.
  • If you are not taking care of your kids then you is a nigga.
  • If you talk shit to or disrespecting women then you is a nigga.

There are many other examples. If you fall into any of these categories then you is a nigga and this is directed to you. You niggas get so pissed off when someone calls you a nigga, well guess what the truth hurts nigga. You dont want be a nigga? STOP ACTING LIKE ONE!!!!! Its niggas like you that are holding back the good black folk back. Now when I say good black folk I am not talking folks that go yes massa what can I get you massa? I’m talking about the black brother that gets up at 6am to go to work to support his family. I mean a real job not slanging. I’m talking about the black man that respects the woman  he is with and respects all women in general. Not the nigga out on the corner hollering “hey shortie, come her let me holla at you” No a real brother walks to the woman. A real brother will actually talk to a woman. A real brother will not call a woman a bitch, slut or whore. A real brother will not hit a woman.  But a nigga, a nigga will lie, cheat and steal. He will cheat on his girl/wife. He will disrespect women left and right. Instead of trying to do something anything to better his neighborhood and the biggest thing he can do is raise his child to be good upstanding human. My real brother will raise their kids properly. He will show his son how to be a man and how to raise a family.

You wonder why people look down at us. Its because you niggas are giving them a reason to. Your out there selling drugs, killing your own people. Its hard not to get a stereotype of a culture when thats all you see. I live in Phila, we have had 46 murders as of Feb 16th. Take a guess at how many were commented by a black man. I cant give you an exact number but it was  the majority. How is anyone supposed to take us seriously when shit like this happens. Not only that but it give the brothers who are actually trying to do something with there lives an almost insurmountable mountain to overcome. All your doing is setting back all the work done by MLK, Malcolm X, Jessie Jackson, Al Sharpton.

All you want to do is bitch and moan there aint no jobs, but at the same time you aint qualified to do shit. You wanna sit there and bitch how the “man” is keeping me down but you cant do a damn thing except ask do you want fries with that. That isn’t the man keeping you down thats your own stupidity keeping you down. Do something with your life.

To my real brothers, keep up the good work. You are a shining example to all of us.

January 25, 2012

Obama: What He Has Done Wrong


I want to first point out that I am a Obama supporter, but that does not mean that he has been a perfect president. He has laid the foundation for future generations to come and build on. On the other side Obama has (at least in my eyes) made some rather serious mistakes during his tenure as president.

Illegal Immigration:

The DREAM Act – While this act doe s seem to offer some promise what it actually is doing is encouraging illegal immigrants to come to this country with their children before the bill gets passed. I’m all for giving people a chance but if you came to this country illegally then you broke the law knowingly or unknowingly. Ignorance of the law is no excuse. If you want to come to this country than there are rules you need to follow. What services do you bring or are you going to be a burden on our country. Another consequence of this bill is, if the minor is under the age of 18 and found to be in the country illegally then what happens to his parents if he is allowed to stay. The answer is they get to stay.

In my line of work I have come across many people born and raised in different countries, do you know what all of them had in common? They all came here the right way. There are many ways that someone may get into this country. You have student Visas, work Visas, Hell my ex-wife came here illegally but still got her green card (before I married her) So If you have been in this country for years and you have not learned the language, or even attempted to get a greencard then you need to leave. Your lazy and we have enough lazy people here already.

The Fix:

If we want to fix illegal immigration then here is what you do. Pass a federal law that states unless the child going to school has a SSN then they cannot attend school. Pass another federal law that makes companies have to pay a huge fine ( like $500,000 +) per undocumented worker. Expedite the deportation process.

On the flip side I think that since we do have so many illegals here already one quick fix if they want their citizenship, if they qualify for military service then they should do 4yrs of service with full citizenship status after 4 successful years of service. You can stream line the process of getting your greencard/citizenship for those who have received their work visas or student visas. After 4 years of study/work in this country then the process is complete. If you graduate college with a 4 yr degree or better than you are automatically a citizen. This will give illegals something to work toward and root out the ones that don’t want to do anything. Right now the system is to lax on illegals.

Economic Collapse:

Yes Obama inherited this F.U.B.A.R. (for those of you who do not know: Fucked Up Beyond All Recognition) of an economic mess from George W. Bush. But that does not mean he had to try the same exact methods to fix it. For godsakes Obama you were against the bailouts in the first go around but then you turned around and did the exact same thing. Now I know the bailouts worked to some degree but you made the exact same mistake that predecessor made. You put no restrictions on what the banks could and could not do with the money.  All the banks did was to pay out huge bonuses to their executives that put us in this mess and then horde the money for themselves. I know the money was meant to go to the small businesses but you gave them the money with no strings attached. All you said was pay it back and some of them have yet to do that. Many companies went under because the money you gave the banks was not given to the small businesses and this only served to further worsen the crisis. It was only when the banks realized oh shit we have to give some of this money away or they would still fail because the people would take action did they start giving away.

The Fix:

Simple, hold companies liable for their past and future actions. Stop letting companies get “to big to fail” Our economic wellbeing should not lie on the backs of a handful of international companies. If we continue that practice then we are doomed to failure.

National Defense Authorization Act: 

Where do I start with this one. You have given the United States Military the right to detain American Citizens indefinitely. WTF PREZ. Detain our own people because they are suspected of having ties with terrorist. Well what qualifies as suspected ties. Some one who shakes hands with a terrorist, or how about uses the same bank, lives on the same block. This is a very slippery slope. Who determines if these ties are real.
The real issue here is the blanent disregard of our highest law, This law is a slap in the face every American citizen natural born or not. It’s bad enough that we have to look over our shoulders because of the patriot act but now we have to worry about the U.S. Army kicking in our door because u think we support terrorist. Then on top of that you take away one of the main rights that our brave young men and women have died for. The right to due process. That is a spit in the face of the American people. It’s things like this that cause us not to trust you. This one bill is enough for me to second guess giving you my vote. I understand you had “reservations” about signing this bill. I even understand that you signed it because it had a lot of great items in the bill. But this is one that you should have passed on.

The Fix:

Repeal that section of the bill, or the entire bill, then pass it again with out this section. The people are on your side. This is no time to play politics.

These are the worse things that
Obama has done. But he has done plenty of good. (check Obama: why we should vote him in a second time) I wrote this to show that no matter who you vote for there will be things that they do that will not seem right. Make sure you educated about who you vote for and don’t follow the crowd just because.

January 10, 2012

To attempt to set the record straight.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — truth_seeker @ 8:21 pm

It has come to my attention that some people think I am bad mouthing God in my posts. I am doing no such thing. I am bad mouthing the bible not God. People you have to learn to separeate the 2. The whole point of these post is not say God is evil or does not exist, but to say in my opinion the bible is not the word of God. It is nothing more than a collection of stories written by man based loosely on truth being passed off as divine and was/is used for slavery.
I’m hearing arguments for the bible like well that was the old testament, times are different now. I gave several verses in the bible that supposedly came from Jesus’s own mouth that said the old testament still stands. (Check The Bible: what it says about Women)

As for the notion that times are different now so things don’t apply, that’s insane. How can you call yourself a Christian and say the book of laws and conduct no longer apply in certain situations because of the year?

 

December 29, 2011

Politically correct

Filed under: Uncategorized — truth_seeker @ 1:54 am

Let’s see, what is being politically correct.
It is defined: Political correctness (adjectivally, politically correct; both forms commonly abbreviated to PC) is a term which denotes language, ideas, policies, and behavior seen as seeking to minimize social and institutional offense in occupational, gender, racial, cultural, sexual orientation, certain other religions, beliefs or ideologies, disability, and age-related contexts, and, as purported by the term, doing so to an excessive extent.
So no where in there does it say to change your traditions.
Where does it say piss everyone off to piss no one off. Look (and this may piss some people off) black folk, unless you were born in Africa and then came to America and got your citizenship you are not an African American. You are an American that happens to be black. This is the same for all races.
Now on to the holidays.
IT’S A CHRISTMAS TREE NOT A HOLIDAY TREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m so sick of that crap. If your not Christian or you don’t celebrate Christmas don’t your panties in a bunch if someone says merry Christmas. Stop flipping out if somewhere you see merry Christmas hung across the street. Use some common sense. Ask yourself how is this hurting me? Who is this hurting? I’m sure if you ask yourself these things unless your on some crusade to convert everyone to your religion or completely stamp out religion then the answer will be no.

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