Calling The Apple Red

People tend to think that the discussion of racial disparity is one that needs to be had in America, but haven’t you noticed? The more they delve into the dilemma of racism, the more it generates anger. People are becoming more and more enraged; infuriated, dangerous, and explosive. You can see clearly that some people are outright losing their minds; not thinking correctly. The problem is not getting better, it’s getting worse. The so called “discussion” that we’re supposed to be having is fueling the beginning of a war, rather than one of peace. Race is an awfully difficult thing to talk about because nobody really wants to deal with the dynamics of it honestly. And everybody is especially troubled by the notion that they too could very well be a racist. Yes, I also think the discussion is an important one, but I think it is more important to look into ourselves to see what’s lurking there…not on the periphery, but into how you feel, your thoughts, and your deepest fears. Discussions are good, but people must realize why the discussion is needed, because without that awareness, there is no point. If a person doesn’t understand his or her racism, there is no way to address it. And that’s the problem of today. Nobody wants to be a racist, so nobody can discuss it. The topic is too sensitive. People are too fragile. The dishonesty and denial are too great. So here we are…stuck in a world of a pathological trajectory leading us from both ourselves, and each other. dwp

Transparent Man

 

I don’t need a culture, gender, nation, or a religion. I’m so transparent
that even Dr. Jekyll can’t hide; No artificial anything, Nothing fake,
Because who really cares? Are you not aware? They’re all running scared,
trying to gain comfort in the depths of their fears. So why should I try? And       for whom? I have no interest in that doom. To those who feel me, it is good. Otherwise, I don’t want no mess. I love my light, and my Blackness. dwp

Girl Power

There’s nothing wrong with feminine power, but the more women focus on what is today called “girl power” the more animosity they create; because it puts those who aren’t girls at odds with the movement. The purpose of any revolution is to include as many people as possible on the road to freedom and justice. Progress is inclusivity. Progress understands the adversary, and makes the effort to befriend them. They get that there is only one game and to play it, people must co-exist. The term “girl power” implies that a female gets to be powerful simply by being herself, which is ridiculous. In fact, it is just as ridiculous as the age old male belief. The truth of the matter is that power is not determined in this way. it is not a gender thing. Genders are not powerful, they are just incidental. You did not have anything to do with what gender you would be, so to act like you are privileged just because you are a male or female makes you a meathead. Exclusivity is antagonistic. And just because men have been guilty of this crime since the beginning of time, it is not a good reason for women to join the stupid club. Separatism is not the way. Women will not live harmoniously with men if they are trying to be more powerful, because if somebody is more than somebody must be less. The whole concept of power is based on powerlessness, because how can you be powerful if everybody else is? The very idea of “girl power” suggests that she is exercising her power over somebody, which obviously is no better an arrangement than the one that men have historically offered to women. Real power does not need to dominate, or overpower. It is content. It is beautiful to possess power if you do, but it is not beautiful to base an identity on the mere image of it. dwp

The Superfluous Hero

When I was a kid, I wanted to be a superhero, until I realized that In order to be one, I’d have to slay all the villains. Think about that: the hero is the one who had to slay all the others. But they always managed to twist the stories in a way where the hero is slaying somebody who is worse than him, so it seems ok. He becomes good. But the truth is that they are both wicked. It creates the idea that we cannot escape evil, or that we are stuck with the lesser of two evils cliche, and the supposition that there is no possibility of absolute good. The hero mentality only strives to be less evil, because the only way the hero can exist is with evil, which is not an accident. Societies are conditioned with this mindset from childhood, with TV and comic books. “Hero’s” are always viewed as the good, and sometimes great. They are designed as the saviors, the people who come to everybody else’s rescue. They are on the Earth to eliminate the headaches of the non-hero’s for you; all the good for nothings, the weaklings, monsters, and demonic spirits. The hero’s will save you because they have tremendous strength, and you don’t. In fact, the hero has everything that you don’t have, that’s the beauty of them. They can do things that nobody else can. That’s how Jesus became a hero. He had to do incredible miracles that only he was able to do. It wasn’t enough to just be good. He had to be super, capable of extraordinary feats. So they had to figure something out, because the story would not have worked if he was so extraordinary that he could prevent crucifixion. That’s the thing… “superhero’s” always have one weakness, because they really aren’t super, and they really aren’t hero’s either. They’re just ordinary human beings like everybody else. But nobody is supposed to know this because if you did, you might realize that you are just as special as they are. That’s the secret…if you are continuously trying to emulate somebody, or some thing, you will never get around to being you, and then the game ends. It’s all over. They were just an illusion, a distraction, make believe. There was nothing that was ‘super’ about them. So here’s the question: I am but a man, and I want to believe that I do not have to be great in order to be good. I am only a man, must I be heroic too? What happened to valuing goodness, and being understood? I can’t do tricks. And I don’t entertain. And the only way I fly is on a plane. I have nothing and I need nothing. My hero is love. dwp

Quiet Dance

Music is to the ear what poetry is to the soul; they are majestic. You cannot simply hear the melody, you must feel the euphoria. The purpose of poetry is not to read, but to discover what’s inside that can move you to tears. It is not what you are doing with your body, it is what your body is doing without you. Life is a dancing energy in you that exits through you, but by something much greater than you. That’s why it’s so beautiful to watch folks disappear in their dance; the poem is there, but not the poet. And that’s all that’s really needed. If you love to dance, you can do so with or without music…and also to your heart’s content. The stiffs may think you’re mad, and call the asylum because the people who can’t hear the music always think the dancers are insane but it isn’t true. You are the magic, and godliness; a vibrating spirit amid celestial skies, dancing to every melody whispering in the wind. dwp