Polygamy? What’s the point? Let’s argue!

So I see a lot of talk about polygamy and usually I rarely will chime in my opinion. But I actually got to thinking and it dawned on me that it’s a pretty outdated notion these days.

Would I have or agree to a polygamous marriage? Am I able to handle it? Me? Nope probably not. However it isn’t because I would feel neglected or jealous or whatsoever…shit I barely want to bother shacking up with one human on a regular anymore…so to add another human in the mix, would simply annoy me. But in this day & age especially in the branded westernized-American culture we’ve been in for centuries… it’s highly unlikely that having multiple spouses is productive. Our generation) wasn’t raised to be polygamous & thus the majority are probably not mentally/emotionally/spiritually able.

Laws aside, it’s almost financially unfeasible for most to do so. It’s hard maintaining a one-income home in this economy especially if the wives are homemakers. Some of us fail to realize that females in traditional patriarchal societies didn’t have much income, legal rights, not to mention definitely not being head of household. So polygamy was usually the means of being cared for. Today it’s not much point to polygamy as women are more able to take care of themselves (some more stable then men) not to mention, it has nothing to do with population because we’re already depleting the planet’s resources @ over 7 billion humans.

That’s just the way society has been formed these days. You can either thank or blame the women’s rights & civil rights movements but honestly it is what it is.

Now as far as religion, which I won’t touch, that’s up to the participants but the former kinda still applies especially financially.

Why?

Think about it, most monotheistic religions require both wives to be “cared” for equally. When I say cared for, I don’t mean completely to provide but rather that the 2nd wife is supposed to get what the 1st gets. And if that’s not the case, let’s say that the it’s for the purpose for childbirth where the first wife is unable to bear or raise a child. Couple this with other stipulations that come into play…it pretty much makes this whole thing a tough act in the US of A.

Case in point: Husband marries 1st wife, then later 2nd. First of all, he can’t even give her the same simple tax filing rights, can’t claim her on benefits nor does she have any claim to whatever he should bequeath in his untimely demise…that goes to…ding ding ding… The first Wife! All that aside, most states if not all don’t even recognize polygamy and in most cases is punishable by law! Aside from faith, if a union not matched in man’s law, which is carried in “heaven” were to be made wouldn’t make it null and void somewhere? Making it then fornication? So what differentiates it from a plain old threesome? Or orgy?

Not saying that this is what polygamy boils down to but that’s the ignorant thought process of the average person these days.

All that aside, what about multiple husbands? Can a bride have multiple husbands… I’m curious and asking for a friend?

Honestly is it all worth it? I could go into further detail but you get the point. That being said, I am not saying polygamy is wrong or right. I am just saying it’s not worth the headache at least legally. Especially when most dudes only have threesomes and orgies in mind. ūüėĀ

And even if they don’t, still the laws that govern us don’t make any of it simple. Like I said, it’s not that I say it’s right or wrong… It’s just rather tedious and pointless. For all of that, just move to where it is permissible or start a petition. All that aside, what about multiple husbands? Can a bride have multiple husbands… Asking for a friend? ūü§∑

Hell, go to Congress.

Well Until Next Time Kiddies

shalom

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Hollywood vs. Washington DC

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So today’s Red Forman award doesn’t go to anyone in particular.¬† It’s rather pointless to single out anyone. However there are some dumb fucks out here.¬† If not dumb fucks, at the very least, ignorant or perhaps naive.

I am going to get straight to the point?

How the fuck can we as a whole nation of citizens condemn and curse Hollywood but at the same time turn a blind eye to DC? I mean Capital Hill and Tinseltown have always had one thing in common and that’s been powerful men…¬†Powerful, white men to be exact. Men as far as history tells us, have always used money, power, fear (sometimes respect) to conquer others. It’s nothing new.¬† The only thing shocking about it these days is that instead of whispering, folks are coming forward left and right with allegations and accusations.¬† Every time I turn around, I hear about someone in the indusrty who was forced to partake in some kinky shit.

First Bill Cosby and now pretty much every famous dude like…ever!

But all that being said, we are talking actors, producers, directors and any other media moguls being thrown under the bus for some shit they did decades ago.  Putting their trusted friends/families & loved ones in awkward positions. I mean how do you stand by someone who molested another person? But to the same extent do you suddenly stop loving someone you are related to or partnered to for years after some shit happens? Do you support them in their time of need or cuss their asses out for being nasty & stupid?

But let’s keep it 100 for a second!!!

We all know about the sexual misconduct on the director’s “couch” that goes on in Hollywood! We see & hear stories about women (and men) who will do anything to make it big to get famous.¬†I mean once that question rolls out “How bad do you want it?” and people pretty much throw all inhibitions out of the window for that big break. Does it make it right? No but how guilty can the guilty be if one plays victim after the fact?
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That being said we take a turn to the east coast and look at the victims of those in a different seat of power, fucking politicians! Who could be worse than they are? They use not only money but the law itself to protect them from well the law! That being said Mr. ‘Grab ’em By The Pussy’ is our fucking Commander-in-Chief! He has a whole laundry list of shitty offenses that should not only strip him of his title/job but land him in jail! She, he even dodge the draft back in the day.¬† To this day they condemn the previous president and his citizen ship…like WTF? I really wasn’t previous president biggest fan but I don’t doubt his loyalty or at the very least cultural ethnicity.

It is no secret that I have very little respect or admiration for President Trump, in fact I think I rather loathe the guy. With that being said although I was trying to avoid a political post, there are some thoughts…

First of all why the fuck hasn’t he been impeached or the victim of an assassination attempt?¬† He has overturned laws in place by his predecessor that not only protected the environment, ecosystems, animals and well us humans, but he has offended other country leaders, turned a blind eye to his own citizens in times of crisis, increased the racial tension in this country (which I’m actually glad about in an odd way)… Hold up before you trip… I am only happy that Trump’s election exposed racists in this country. Why? Because now I know who they are.¬† Now that they are comfortable enough to no longer hide behind fake smiles & gestures…I know who to keep my eye on (in case I need to set it off in this bitch)

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No but honestly, wouldn’t you rather know who your enemies are?

That aside, how many times has a victim come forward with claims of abuse or sexual misconduct, even if infidelity by the hands of a politician? And then go through a series of taunts and ridicule…only to have all his bullshit swept under a rug or forgotten?

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Well Until Next Time Kiddies

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HOW BLACK LIVES MATTER?

HOW BLACK LIVES MATTER? MODERN DAY LYNCHINGS!

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Well as usual I was poking my head around social media & scrolled to see in my feeds that a young black man, Alton Sterling  was shot in cold blood, up close by a police officer in Baton Rouge, LA!  The following footage was posted online on various social media.
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But then in the ripe hours of this morning, I saw yet again ANOTHER young black man, Philando Castile was shot and killed.  Like Alton, it was up close & point blank range. However the victim was in a car with his girlfriend in the passenger side & their small child was in the backseat. This following a traffic stop for a busted tail light.  The following footage was recorded live on Facebook by the victim’s girlfriend.
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I was rather saddened last night because regardless of why or how, another family has to plan a funeral for another senseless murder. When will this end, I asked myself? And then it dawned on me…the shit may never!

I have come me to a serious conclusion: “…[We] justify those that died by wearing the badge…”

I don’t know if it’s irony or just coincidence but I just wrapped up a binge session of Orange is the New Black. [SPOILER ALERT…skip this next paragragh if you haven’t seen the latest season]

Anyway, after I got done I was a little saddened as one of my fav characters was killed off. The assailant, although just being stupid & overreacting was a male, white correctional officer & the victim was one of the lady inmates who was of course black & unarmed. But the way they spun it for the show was purely racial!  They spent 45 minutes of the show trying to find a way to use the victim’s past against her like some sort of scapegoat to escape being liable. When that didn’t work, they tried blaming the C.O. but eventually found a way to make him the “victim” again. It went on simply to prove the point that Black lives don’t matter. Not in a “poke fun at” kinda way but in an eye opening sort of way.

Before that I watched the entire remake of the book-turned-miniseries, Roots on demand a few weeks ago. So I was feeling a bit Rage Against the Machine-ish!
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Fast forward to last night! It brought me to a serious conclusion.

WHAT THE FUCK MAN???!!!

Today I’m not sad. I can barely even grieve for these families I barely know. I am angered! I am pissed off! I am enraged!

Our black lives don’t matter! Women’s lives don’t matter! Our kids’ lives don’t matter…not in America & probably not a few other places on earth!

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Of course technology today makes it easier to shed light on these horrible things & social media makes it effortless to spread it across the world but it does nothing to stop it because we do nothing to stop it. We may pray and protest but until the next trending event, I fear that these events will too be forgotten.  Why? Because if one thing I learned is that a generation that forgets its past, repeats it! We make light of our past & even poke fun at it but we don’t truly hold onto it. We don’t pass it down to our children. We leave no legacy. Shit we barely observe Black History Month.

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We CANNOT expect a system that was built on oppressing people to save those very same people!

Point blank fucking period!

You can go on posting all the hateful shit you have experienced in the past or will experience today or tomorrow all the fuck you want! You can protest and march or even pray! It won’t change the fact that BLACK LIVES DON’T MATTER!! Regardless if it is a degenerate/delinquent youth or an upstanding member of so-called society… Our lives aren’t enough of a factor to bring change.

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Black lives didn’t matter when our youth were given drugs to poison us & foolish bullshit on TV to distract us! Black lives didn’t matter when our mothers, fathers, sisters & brothers were racially profiled/harassed by so called law enforcement & hate groups. Black lives didn’t matter when our sons/daughters hustled to make a buck as drug dealers/strippers because we weren’t offered “their” good jobs for shitty wages! Black lives didn’t matter when our grandparents marched & died for civil rights! Black lives didn’t matter when our great grandparents hung from trees! Black lives didn’t matter when our ancestors were sold/traded from forgotten places on a whole other continent….not to mention later kidnapped. Black lives didn’t matter when those that eventually made it to America were chained/branded/beaten/bred like fucking cattle! Black lives didn’t matter when our ancestors were raped & murdered, their homelands pillaged & our history nearly wiped out of existence. Not to mention the fact that we’ve been taught our history by the very same educational institutions that tried to hide half of the shit from us.

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Which brings me to a dire point… Our black lives barely matter to us. So why the fuck do we act so disillusioned? Maybe while we were partying & fucking up our own lives, we forgot somewhere that racism & sexism have become blurred lines and spun off scandals instead of the blatant torture we endured first hand. Where and how did we forget that we were always targeted and taken out without thought? It happened when we became sheep amongst the packs of wolves & left our young to be slaughtered. Broken homes with no discipline, guidance or nurturing.  We removed G-d from everything important until tradition & tragedy begs us to call on HIM. We worship reality stars and filth on TV and wonder why our lives are soaked in drama. We shout “FREE MY NIGGA” after he murders or harms others until that same nigga is then slain. We went from proud to belligerent & from decent to ratchet.

But it doesn’t validate or  justify centuries of this shit!

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I am so full of emotions today. Although this shit is not new to me. It is not new to our history. But I won’t be so close minded to say that all cops are like this.  Nor will I negate the fact that some of the victims of cop shootings have put themselves in questionable situations in the first place.  That leaves cops with what starts out as good intentions to protect and serve but ends in disaster. I can’t imagine the stress this kind of job places on the human psyche, which can be jaded by years of dealing with race, poverty & any other factors that can affect judgement.  Not to mention some of the police altercations that end in violence are often the result of them having no other means of diffusing situations.

However you have those individuals who are racist and who do approach with extreme prejudice even when it isn’t called for.  But the bottom line is that officials need to give psyche evaluations to their police counterparts every month or something. Too many cops are using needless force against unarmed folks in rather “standard procedure” situations. Yeah tax dollars, yada yada but something has got to give and someone has got to be accountable. Because some fucks do hide behind a badge either to cover racism or to cover their asses.

But since I always play devil’s advocate, some if not most victims of police brutality  are not always clean and cut nor are they as innocent as we want to believe.  Even Rodney King was a repeated trouble maker before the cops wailed on him.  Did his past make his beating justified no, but it didn’t help it either. Sometimes what we as bystanders may perceive as racial profiling  is often times a cop’s lucky hunch. Some cops are honest and fair who simply get put into situations that give them moments to make life/death decisions & others honestly make shitty mistakes on duty but like the song says,  “…Some of those that work forces are the same that burn crosses…”

So many slaughtered senselessly or approached with lethal force for no reason.  All of this just a few days short of the year anniversary of Sandra Bland whose suspicious death was ruled as suicide or something while still in police custody. She was apprehended during a traffic stop & held for resisting arrest.

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We posted memes & #hashtags to remind never to forget but here we are a year later posting, praying and protesting a system that has changed very little…At least at it’s core.

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I wonder just how soon will we again forget…

Just makes me think about those little girls in Alabama that were bombed in a church in 1963.  Had they instead lived to have children or grandchildren today…would they too have to bury them because of a racism that was once blatant isn’t so much anymore?

Until Next Time Kiddies…Shalom!

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I’m ok… No really I’M NOT OK

 

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Are you stressed? Are you at your wits end? Are you unhappy? Are you unjustified? Well you are not alone…whether you suck at time management, love, relationships, money or heck even school… You are like the thousands if not millions whose stress levels and blood pressure are through the roof!

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Well I am no doctor or Zen master but I can say there are a few things I and we can do to get through it without a stroke or spontaneously combusting!

Well worry not because the things that stress you will be there regardless if you worry or not.  At least with the latter, you give yourself the opportunity to devise a plan to get away from your stressors!

It doesn’t have to be as pricey as a all-inclusive cruise. It can be a stroll, short drive (if gas level permits).

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Until Next Time Kiddies…Shalom!

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A Country on Fire: Gun Violence

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Am I the only one pissed off and enraged about these senseless killings? First we hear word of the church slayings, then mayhem with the Marines in Chattanooga and more recently there was a shooting in a local movie theater down in Lafayette, LA!Walton Street Double Shooting

We are a country at war with itself. No matter who pulls the trigger, it’s nothing more than domestic terrorism. It’s not about if black lives matter but ALL lives!!! We all want to sit back and point fingers… be it race, gender, the movies, the music or socioeconomic status… No matter how you spin it, this country’s society was founded in violence & fortified in blood!

The news you hear is not at all surprising to me. It’s not even shocking anymore. I mean I hear news of gunshot violence all the time but is it all that different than the atrocities the Native Americans experienced or us black American?

FUCK NO!!!

We traded nooses on trees to the bullet casings on the streets. No matter how you feel or try to justify it… MyCard_The_JokerBloodshed is Bloodshed!

Malcolm once said, “The chickens have come home to roost!” That’s not simply a harsh statement to white Americans but to ALL Americans. While we are at arms attending funerals in sadness or protests in anger… While we are ignoring our financial crisis & several other issues in our communities, our children are dying. It’s about damn time we start dissecting the problem at the root before we have no future left.

This country is the equivalent of taking several combustible ingredients & wondering why it goes BOOM!!
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That’s our history in a nutshell. We are programmed what to fear, what to hate & what to love… early on from the uterus! No matter what you believe in, history, science & even religion shows us that every beginning has an ending… And the U.S. eventually will need to take its number.

Churches aren’t safe! Neither are schools! Hell homes aren’t either.

So where does this leave us? What do we do? How do we prevent the inevitable if we can’t even stop the madness leading to it?

I can’t even begin to try to figure that out!

Well my friends… America the Beautiful doesn’t look so pretty when you smear its drag queen makeup and reveal its very own true nature at the core!

Well Until Next Time Kiddies…
Shalom

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I See More Than Rainbows! ūüĆąūüíÄ

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So last week, The Supreme Court passed a law legalizing gay marriage in all 50 states here in the land of the good ol’ Red White and Blue! Well if that wasn’t good news then I don’t know what is.

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But lets look past the colorful distraction & pay close attention to some issues that have been outshone by gay rights…which I feel is more of a political move than civil rights one:

Just recently a church was shot up by an individual who’s motive was racism.

California passed a law stating vaccinations were mandatory in schools despite religious beliefs.

Washington state was engulfed in wildfires.

A Carolina court refused to remove a confederate flag while the biblical content was thought to be offensive.

Convicted murderers escaped a prison & remained on the loose until one was fatally shot & the other apprehended.

A slew of reported & unknown black murders were going on and continue to be going on all across America.

So much else is going on but what really grinds my gears is the constant comparison of gay rights to civil rights. Not saying either group has the right to be discriminated against because no hate crime should be tolerated.

I’m sorry but blacks in the US have been enslaved, brutally murdered & targeted for much longer than any gay person. I may be an advocate for gay rights but at the end of the day, a gay person can conceal their identity & stay in the closet but being black in this country is something you cannot hide/change.

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The genocide & holocaust of slaves & their descendants not only continues to this day but also in other parts of the world…and has so for centuries. Even our native continent, the birthplace of creation has been raped & its natural resources constantly depleted.

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Police examine the Nissan Altima that Sean Bell (inset) was driving the night he was shot to death by police.

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My aim in this blog is not to discredit one plight for another but to shed light that black lives simply don’t matter…

Well Until Next Time Kiddies…
Shalom

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The Latest New Hoopla

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They’re gonna hate me for this one y’all…LOL. But guess what?

I couldn’t give 2 shits even if I binged & overdosed on Ex-Lax.

Well in case you lived under a rock for the last week or so, you may have heard former Olympian decathlon winner, Bruce Jenner transformed himself via expensive surgery into a transgendered “woman”. “She” now goes by the name Caitlyn Jenner. I emphasize the woman & she because although I respect Caitlyn’s choice, it takes more than boobs & a vagina to become a woman. As a woman, naturally… trust me I know. I won’t even bother to get philosophical or theological either.
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Well I’m sorry as much as I am openly-minded a supporter for the LGBT community, I really could care less. Why? Because…
1. What he did was for him, not anyone else.
2. As if he’s not already famous, enough, he’s rich. He didn’t overcome any real adversity as far as I can tell. For real, for real, why not help/fund an individual seeking the same transformation who can’t afford it, the same opportunity with his money. That shit is way expensive & I’m sure some person out there who wants it without the means to do so, would appreciate it. He can make a whole new reality show out if it…lol. Let’s call it America’s Next Top transgender.
3. I think he as a family man, warped his already warped family into a whole new whirlwind of shit for limelight/fanfare.

But that’s not my gripe here. My gripe much like so much other shit is that there was so much other newsworthy news out there that it got outshined by Vanity Fair & their need to beat the so called leak of their “big” story. Even Bruce/Caitlyn’s new grandbaby announcement from Kim & Kanye.
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Thanks to social media however, theres was the groundbreaking & heartwarming story that Akon donated millions to Africa to build solar power. I mean for a continent that’s sunny 80% of the time….that’s some amazing shit! Why didn’t I think of that?
Anyway that man is the hero or the REAL MVP!!!! But did it get the hype it should?
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FUCK NO!!!! Hell we heard more about Akon’s on stage antics a few years back than this. And that shit wasn’t even worth a trend on the internet. But hey… Why would it be any other way? I mean why would helping the birthplace of civilization, now an underdeveloped country that has been raped of it’s people & natural resources¬†be big news?

But what really grinded my gears was the big government hack last week.
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Yep our impeccable & seemingly powerful infrastructure was again infiltrated. Now how many TV shows like Blacklist, Nikita & movies like Eagle Eye & Enemy of the State do we need to see that¬†despite being fictioius ¬†conspiracy theories about the so called security of our nation & us or WE THE PEOPLE? I mean it’s fucking scary!
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How safe are we & why isn’t the fact that supposedly important, confidential information leaked all over the net is being televised more. Maybe they don’t want us to panic? Who knows? Further what did the hackers do with this info? Why hack this part of the¬†government? So called online sources blame China?
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WHAT THE FUCK EVER?  ARE YOU SHITTING ME?

I personally don’t think they have a clue!¬†The hacking of the Office of Personnel Mngt.¬†is¬†just the latest in a series of federal network intrusions¬†& data breaches, including recent incidents at the IRS, the State Department, and even the White House.¬†These attacks¬†have occurred despite the $4.5 billion National Cybersecurity and Protection System (NCPS) program and its centerpiece capability, Einstein.¬†I guess all that spying on us normal tax payers kept Uncle Sam’s best techies busy…¬†Check out my blog on the NSA story

This particular branch¬†is the human resources department for¬†all civilian agencies of the federal government, so this attack exposed records for over¬†4 million current/former government employees at places like the Department of Defense.¬†Let’s not forget¬†all of the background checks¬†& security clearance investigations on employees’ families, neighbors, and/or close associates.

My opinion is this was the Trojan horse of cyber attacks… and this is only the beginning.
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Hopefully they will fix it and we can go on like nothing is happening¬†while being¬†trapped in an alternate reality. And the¬†person or persons¬†trying to save us are terrorists & not the metaphorical, digital savior of mankind. Oh no wait that’s The Matrix. LOL. Either way¬†we are just as fucking oblivious to what’s going on & perhaps will be after all of this has passed.

I just hope Neo is watching…
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Until next time kiddies…

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SHALOM…