Mirroring Guilt of Admission

First, I would like to say “Happy 2017” to all! I haven’t communicated with the world via WordPress since September 2016. This is a sad fact. Let me make it up to you.

In 2016, I was afforded a whirlwind of experiences to further teach me of the many nuances of life.  Additionally, I have gained a higher sensitivity to other people’s mentalities, behaviours and survival mechanisms. As one grows, one cannot judge.  The beauty of life is variety and creative expressionism.

Life replicates itself. The process is possible through sexual reproduction. When the word ‘sex’ is mentioned, many humans become excited and/or intrigued.  Now that I have your attention, let me begin the writing.

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Over the past 25 years, I have noticed subtle, steady and major changes in American society. Since the onslaught of religious practice in United States of America, sexuality has been misconstrued, mismanaged, misinterpreted and misinformed.  It was shaped in the minds of many as being “dirty” and “sinful”. But, the 20th century challenged those notions in clever and forthright ways.  The artistes (singers, musicians, performers, writers) and “free spirits” were at the forefront of the sexual revolution.  Fast forwarding to the 1990’s…I remember it being edgy and bold to proclaim bisexuality.  It sort of took on this chic positioning in urban and cosmopolitan areas.  Going into the 2000s, I see this growing emulation of younger people by older people.  Hmmm…let’s evaluate the point just made.

It has been reported numerous times, including at Easpoet’s Blog, the dissent between older and younger generations. There is a lack of respect, value and communication between the two groups. It is particularly noted in the African-American (Black) community.  Of course, there will be dissent when families have been brutally victimized by a racist and discriminatory system.  The historic humiliation of Black fathers, mothers and children has been traumatizing, unfathomably evil and debilitating.  The genetic impression and psychological disturbance have deeply affected countless descendants of the said victims. In spite of the disconnect, some force has been bringing the families back together.

As I have walked the urban and cosmopolitan streets of Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, San Antonio, San Francisco and Washington DC, I noticed a growing trend.  The older persons (40 years and older) are presenting themselves like persons of 21 years.  From the clothing to hairstyles to lingo to style(s) of communication, is this a case of imitation as flattery?  This current generation of 13-21 years of age seems to have a very liberal and unapologetic sense of existence.  The hair is green, blue, red, orange, white, silver and/or blonde.  The tattoos are abundant. The piercings have no bounds. The clothing is androgynous and revealing.  Guess what?  The older generation has begun to look the same. Why is that?

My assessment is that the older generation has a secret admiration and reverence of the bold approach to life that the younger generation exemplifies.  Today’s youth practice an open, sincere and honest expectation in communication.  Many older persons were not afforded that freedom growing up.  The youth inherently challenges conventional wisdom and social norms.  The youth actively seeks change.  Maybe, the older generation fail to admit through acknowledgement and praise.  But, decides to express it in a cosmetic and superficial manner.  Conversely, the newfound sexual freedom of persons 40 years & older and its burgeoning societal resonance pays an indirect homage to the paradigm shift on planet Earth.

As an African male ascendant living in USA, there has been a suppression of sexual freedom, diversity and expression.  Generally, American men seem to not be wholly in-tune with masculine sexual energy and its power.  It has been limited to sole physical manifestation, as dictated by the “laws of the land”.  Our Caribbean, South American, African and Indian brothers have clearly and successfully tuned into their inherent sexual powers.  It is expressed in mating rituals and music-dance.  In the Caribbean, if a man cannot “whine up he waist” (gyrate), then he is considered no good in sexual matters.  In several traditional African cultures, the men gather and compete to show their manliness in a variety of creative ways.  It ranges from body art, display of muscularity, hunting & gathering, clothing, physical battle (wrestling, stick fighting) to financial prowess (quantity of livestock owned, substantiating amount of local currency). Some men are afforded the opportunity(ies) to contribute to society by being.  One role is a spiritual master (teacher, counselor, healer, medium).  It is told that many spiritual masters are considered to be “dual spirited”, indicating a full operation/manifestation of masculine and feminine energies.  Notably, it can express the desire for a sexual connection to feminine and masculine energies. Very interesting, right?!

Back to USA…the youth of today are non-conventional and despise being labeled.  With that being written, sexual expression is based upon feelings/desires instead of ascribed social order. “Hetero”, “Homo”, “Gay”, “Lesbian”, “Bi”, “Freak” don’t apply.  It has become (as it has always been cosmically/universally) that sex is had with whomever you are energetically connected.  The older people have taken notice and heed.  I’ve heard and seen more and more adults proclaiming an “alternative lifestyle”.  The practice of open relationships, partner sharing, polygamy, polyamory and singlehood are on the rise.  Why is it happening now versus thirty (30) years ago?  Are the youth the new social leaders of morale and free living?

Thank you for your time. Feel free to express your thoughts on the subject-matter in the ‘comments’ section of this blog post.  Until next post…

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Black Alternative…….you got the screwface!

Eclectic’s the name

Couldn’t hide

No shame

From the military

To the vintage, baggyness

Focus on the itinerary

Must have look

To express the insides

Again no shame

Full of pride

Because I worked

Pushed, persevered

To know WHO I AM

 

Oranges and blue

Grounded by black

Knowing thyself

Sometimes surrounded by white

Greens in cup

And on my plates

Excited by Portishead

Superblue and Metallica

Mariah’s on the radio

As tranced out to drum & bass

Plenty raves, no pills

Music making me high

Astral travels to unravel

 

Stresses and pressures

Twisted demands

Black, the mistaken curse

Male, the mistaken identity

USA, the mistaken utopia

The outsiders wanting to come

To scared to come in

‘Cause within themselves

They wouldn’t go in

I live as prime example

Jealously enraged

As this man stand strong

Never saying “fuck you!”

 

© 2015

— E as Poetlove Water

It’s Showtime at ‘Earth’s Playhouse’!!!

Manifestations of developments seem easier to conjure in the mind than to actualize.  Ideas are wonderful toys to employ the brain’s synapses and neurons.  When does the individual decide to share a completed thought with the world?  Is it just enough to produce bright ideas?  In the latest blog post, I invite to take the journey of exploration of popular and current ideas of living and possible ways of ideas manifest.

For attuned beings, the happenings in today’s times is not a shock at all.  The meticulously planned intention for social destruction has been a long time in the making.  Interestingly enough, the forces responsible for our destruction have been giving clues since the early 1900’s through media outlet and social/human services.  Hollywood films drop endless amount of clues.  But the idea is presented as “for entertainment only”.  One great example would be the 1977 Academy Award-winning film, “Network”.  There was monologue after monologue after monologue explaining to current and forthcoming generations about the power of media.  Yet, “it was just a great film!”  I promise you that (majority of) people enjoy being willfully ignorant and hate assuming responsibility.  Albeit, the aforementioned example was based on an evil idea/deed.  But, it drives the point of the latest blog post.  The idea was employed and it materialized.

The idea of sex, sexuality and cultural norms is as old as River Nile.  It is approached with this sense of revolutionary insight on creation.  Sex is sex.  The idea of sex is generally expressed between two consenting adults.  Whatever they do, they do.  It is not the outside world’s business.  A person’s sexual desires, contemplation and/or expressions through behavior is solely owned by that individual.  In modern-day American society, there is a rampant and invasive idea that anyone can ask of another’s sexual activities.  The answer must be given freely and truthfully, especially if you are a person of notoriety/celebrity status.  Who thought of that idea?  Supporting E as Poetlove Water’s or Idris Elba’s creative offerings do not grant permission for all access into our daily lives!  In turn, members of modern society should embrace the idea of respect and decency.  The notion of healthy sexual lives is equated to a liberty in expression to the world-at-large.  I disagree with the “world-at-large”.  For anyone that knows me, descriptive words like ‘free-spirited’, ‘mindful’ and ‘responsible in action’ paint an accurate picture.  So, again, the prevalent idea of sex and sexuality in modern society is based on idea of recklessness, false freedom and lacking accountability.

Sex, in the mind and processes of myself, is an intimate exchange of physical, intellectual and/or spiritual energies from one being to another being.  Conversely, I will only focus on hueman beings.  I have the idea to express my sexuality in a cultural and organic manner.  I have been in love with people that I know and do not know on a personal level.  Usually, it is a trait or gift that they possess that I strongly admire.  It ranges from talent to body parts to way of expressing one’s soul.  Subsequently, the love is expressed in a variety of ways.  In all honesty, I rarely share those thoughts and feelings with the individual.  Nonetheless, the love exists. When I do share, it is in the form of a compliment or recognition.  Various females and males have been the object of my love.  Does this mean that I am also sexually attracted?  Not necessarily.  But, I have a deep running admiration for the countless heavily melanin-expressed persons on planet Earth.  I would love to share intimate space with many.  Yet, there is an uncertainty that I have the time and energy to do so. Sure, I have had sex with a small portion of those beings in my mind.  Then, reality forces me to weigh the pros and cons of pursuing in 3rd dimension sexual expression.  My personal preference would be soulful-spiritual sexual intimacy.  Again, this runs as my idea.

While swimming through the sea of wonderful ideas, my brain takes a pause to observe the outside world. Since the inception of social media via the Internet in the mid-to-late 1990’s, Earth citizens have been afforded opportunities to express ideals around personal preference and sexuality.  It ranges from the discreet and spiritual to the wide open (no pun intended) and too Root chakra-ish (lol).  As the years passed, more and more people were able to express the deepest and most intimate ideas of their respective lives. As PC/laptop cameras and camera phones became popular purchases in early 2000’s and beyond, these persons’ ideas became the plot of homemade videos and picture collections.  Then, the sex tape revolution was in full effect.  From celebrities to our next door neighbors, we got voyeuristic insight to learn about their ideas of sex/sexuality expressed before our eyes.  Such viewing can titillate.  Yet, is it necessary? Have lives been enhanced by viewing the recorded escapades?

The new view on personhood is that nothing should be private.  Does that makes sense?  Another example is listening to Power 105.1 ‘The Breakfast Club’ Morning show on occasion.  It has been stated by an unnamed DJ on that show “people really want to know about you. They feel like they have the right to know all that they want to know about you (the artist/entertainer) because they buy your [uninserted expletive]. The images that dominate social media at selfies of butt shots, crotch shots, cleavage shots and nudity shots.  Could this be a scream for freedom?  Over the last 2500 years or so, most of the world have been under the dictates of religion.  The most dominant were/are:  Judaism (and Zionism, the political /economic extension), Islam and Christianity.  All have imbalanced and unrealistic approaches to sexuality.  Most project a sense of purity, restraint and suppression.  Yet, more and more people are coming out of the “religious and psuedo-spiritual closets” to express their ideas around sex and sexuality.  People seem to want to go to a place in living where freedom to be is number 1 priority.  Whether this is being naked, having consensual relations in hetero/bi/homosexual situations or sharing their mentality towards persons of one’s desire, the societal shift is present.  From this point on, how will I express my ideas around sex, sexuality and cultural norms?  How will you?  It is for me to decide and you to observe.