"money can’t make you happy"
Well it can keep you alive, which is kind of a prerequisite to happiness.
Resistance. Counterviolence. Self-Defense.
These mean similar things. However, our culture, more often than not, purposefully confuses them with oppressive violence, attack, and a general notion toward chaos, all of which are methods to delegitimize and fetishize a people’s right to freely exist. You have to practice seeing this fallacy for a while, but when you get it your world turns completely.
I want to know everything. (This might be my ultimate problem) I want to know about every person you have been with since that day. I’d say it was because I was curious, but that is not true I wish I didn’t care. However .I feel like it was during a time I was committed to you yet we weren’t together. I can’t wrap my own mind around it. We are different souls and I need to realize that. I want to apologize for my indecisive mind, but I can’t help it. Are you curious? I want you to ask me questions about everything. I want to talk about sex, pleasuring yourself, FUCKING EVERYTHING. I want to know what makes you the happiest, the saddest, the angriest. I am tired of making you cry, I am exhausted of making myself cry. I am done crying over this, I want to be free of my own mind. I miss you, so much. I want to tell you everything.
Seemingly forever we are let down when the same monster of American sexism and racism betrays us again, again, again, and yes, again.
We still have not learned, but why we have not learned it is a question simple enough to answer if we understand the basic human needs of community and meeting all the material/emotional necessities therein. Being loved and valued is essential to our well-being. Having been born into a culture which marginalizes our human needs — for all but the few who narrowly fit its dogmatized narrative of humanity — changes nothing of those needs but the frequency at which they will never be met.
Because our natural needs have been and will continue to be exploited, the oppressed peoples of America… are faced with the impossible dilemma of seeking love and validation from a white supremacist hetero-patriarchal culture while simultaneously aiming to abolish it."
Music does not cause violence.
Violence causes violence.
Underfunded schools are violence.
Police brutality and curfews and stop and frisk are violence.
Food deserts are violence.
Poverty is violence.
I have encountered a troubling lack of real leaders in my experiences with work, education, and society as a whole. I’m talking about leaders who deal in the currencies of truth, respect, honor. Those who lead by example. Those who are sought out and revered for their ideas, efficacy, and…