Who pushes agenda the hardest?

I am not faint of heart!  I am not to make faint of someone’s heart.  This is a real world with real opposition.  So, I gladly embrace the opposition that may come.

Wonderful people…guess what I am discussing today?! The human ego.  When in balance, it produces great and sensible actions. When out of balance, it produces treachery, fear and falsehood.

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I think I will begin with the women’s ego. Ladies, do not shoot me with a verbal/written/literal AK-47.  Just read and assess. Women fulfill many roles in many societies. They have acted as queens, military strategists, nurses, mothers, sisters, carriers of water, cooks, managers, secretaries, architects, real estate agents, community organizers and many other things.  Women are more than capable beings.  Unfortunately, women globally have been oppressed by imbalanced patriarchy, dominating religion and male chauvinism. Oppression breeds contempt. Now, who wants to be dictated constantly?  I believe it is safe to say no one.

During oppressing times for women, the psyche developed coping mechanisms, selected memory storage, unfavorable impressions of the oppressor(s) and a possible resentment towards others that appear as member of the oppressor/oppressive group.  To any logical mind, this seems to be a fair response. But, let’s look at a couple of things.  In nature, females are mothers. For most, mother equals caring. The polarity of woman’s character is viciousness, cunning, manipulative and hunters.  There are several species of female insects and mammals that are mean! Black Widow spiders kills the male spider after mating. Praying mantis will engage in a courtship. If the female is literally hunger, she will eat the head or leg of her partner after sex. There are human females that purpose to be mean and devious toward human males, as if it is their “womanly duty”.

Another thing to consider is the need for a woman’s egotistical whims to be satisfied constantly. Everyone likes a genuine compliment from time to time.  There seems to be an rapacious need for a woman to receive compliments, genuine or questionable. Additionally, many women have the expectation that a man will fulfill a long list of desires like working consistently to cover financial responsibilities, do indoor/outdoor home chores, spend a great amount of time with her, buy her things on a regular basis, take her out regularly, constantly provide compliments and pretend as if other women don’t exist on planet Earth.  Is this fueled by an imbalanced ego that creates an insatiable “appetite”?

Now, I’ll get to the men. In modern society, the ego seem to be strictly assigned to men.  It is a terrible myth that many men have fallen victim and allowed the usage to be abusive to others.  In this blog post, please note that I do respect the ‘man codes’ and will not divulge all of our secrets. I desire to not be kicked out of the brotherhood.  Haha

Unfortunately, men around the global have not felt a dire need to check one’s ego. In imbalanced male patriarchal, it is a disregarded option.  The effect has been many hurt and disappointed family/community members, rapes, fights, wars, company takeovers, unplanned pregnancies, jail/prison sentences, broken homes, domestic violence, among other things.  These are not good things at all.  Some men wonder why the general public are distrusting of their forthcoming actions. A balanced ego will help to solve the public unease.  It is understood that nature offers several levels of competitiveness. Man competes with the world, so to speak, on a daily basis.  Since one of his main roles in many societies is to be a provider, he must go into the world to hunt for what is necessary.  The competition pool may be small (living in a village, small town) to enormous (living in a large metropolis). This encourages an innate ego boost as a method of survival and personal inspiration.  When a man is deemed as “successful” to family/peers/community members, he may give all credit to self and an ego that boost self-value.  If the man does not have internal and external factors to regulate a healthy ego, then the ego inflates and causes problem.  People will begin to refer to him as “jerk”, “jackass”, “prick”, “asshole”, “bastard”, so on and continued.  Needless to say, those are not good descriptions.

As the title begs an answer…who pushes their agenda the hardest, men or women?  Please leave your responses in the comments below.  Don’t forget to share friends/family/colleagues. Thank you for your time and cooperation.

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…

Finding Equity

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Being Black is not synonymous to anger

Being Black is not synonymous to danger

 

Being Black is not synonymous to poverty

Being Black is not synonymous to tragedy

 

Being Black is common with perseverance

Being Black is common with cultural adherence

 

Being Black is common with ten thousand languages

Being Black is common with twenty thousand ethnicities

 

The color Black absorbs all

The color Black doesn’t fade at all

 

The color Black dominants the landscape

The color Black penetrates the sunrays

 

Black is when you are suffer-free

Totally operating in autonomy

Creating new waves in a laboratory

Pixelating new additions on life’s movie screen

Cosmos-inspired textile mosaics reign supreme

 

Eyes’ vision 8th dimension that affects impact

Lives of truth genuinely smile back

Rites of passage prepares responses of tact

Deep touches of moans felt along spine, back

Incomparable is the definition of Black

 

© 2016

–E as Poetlove Water

Messages from the Creative Executive Officer

Below are messages that need to be conveyed to E as Poetlove Water’s faithful supporters and world-at-large.

MESSAGE ONE

Haiku #1 (published on 12/12/14, Facebook: E as Poetlovewater)

Nebula infused
Consumed by the Darkness great
Knowing thy true self

(c) 2014

Haiku #2 (published on 13/12/14, Facebook: E as Poetlovewater)

Black Man is now down
Taking a break to devise
Next, bullet removed

(c) 2014

Haiku #3

Poison full carafe
Deviation’s elixir
Escape to normal

(c) 2014

MESSAGE TWO

I have been working hard over the past couple of weeks to create and finish the second jewelry collection, “Refreshing Earth”. The collection focuses on the power of Earth and colors of blue and green.  It speaks to the need to periodically reset oneself with energies possessed by Earth.  Subsequently, a Reiki application of healing energy is infused into each jewelry creation. Take a look for yourself!  Please visit Etsy.com/shop/MarketofE.

MESSAGE THREE

In between blog posts, you may check out my Facebook statuses at https://www.facebook.com/e.a.poetlovewater.  You can tweet with me at https://twitter.com/MrEPLWater.  Ask questions and provide feedback at me@easpoetlovewater.com.  Don’t forget that The Chronicles of Air, Water and the Source would love share bookshelf space in your home.  Please go to the link for more details… http://bookstore.iuniverse.com/Products/SKU-000509513/The-Chronicles-of-Air-Water-and-the-Source.aspx. Until then, be great!

Blinded Hearts, Hardened Minds

Popular culture has become centered around celebrities and psuedo-celebrities.  This turn is very interesting because when you analyze this phenomena, the celebrities usually possess very few interesting qualities.  Most are judged on physical appearances (looks/grade of beauty, clothing worn, hairstyle), sales volume of product(s) and which “hot” location paparazzi snapped pictures.  One other significant factor is family lineage.  The latest benefactor, for lack of a better term, is Willow Smith.

Controversy has already eclipsed the innocence of Willow’s childhood.  With the obvious decline of social morale and standards, it has played out in a dual manner.  There are those who empathize and the others sensationalize.  It is encoded in most of our DNA that a 13-year old female should not lay in bed with a shirtless 20-year old male, with whom she is unrelated.  The main question should be “how can her parents approve such creative work?”  The answer is simple and very deep.  Willow is the product of two Hollyweird parents, both actors.  Will Smith is a huge international celebrity and Jada Pinkett-Smith is notable actress.  But, Willow doesn’t “belong” to her parents.

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(photograph courtesy of New York Daily news)

Success in modern times within the entertainment industry usually entails a tradeoff or compromise.  Unfortunately, this 13-year old girl is a tool for further social deterioration.  She is part of a wave of young females and males that are used as objects for negative influence.  I don’t have to further elaborate.  For persons who have properly functioning eyes and ears, it can be seen and heard clearly.

The solution:  explain to your children/youth in community/students that the picture and behaviour as such is inappropriate.  GIve a list of sound reasons why such action is dangerous and should not be imitated.  Social responsibility is much better than social passivity.  Bliss