Tuesday, March 29, 2005

"The Evil Man Known As..."

-- March 29th, 2005 --

There is a terrible evil that lurks in the hearts of men. One in particular has decided that he will make his presence known in present-day America. He is soul-less, malicious, and doesn't have one nice thing about him. He is pure evil incarnate.

The evil man known as...

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Michael Schiavo

For those that don't know, Mikey-boy is the smart guy who feels as if his wife should not have the feeding tube that will keep her alive. Terri has been supplied with that tube since 1990 when she had suffered from heart failure. Since 1999, there has been a six-year court case in deciding whether or not Mrs. Schiavo should be taken off of this life support. This little devil even released a statement to give his side of the story. Schiavo says in the letter, "The reality is that Terri left us 13 years ago, and none of us can bring her back." The man loves his wife so much that he didn't want anyone to see her. He barred nurses from trying to stimulate his "wife" in 1993 and cut off all therapy. You'd think that he was just saving money. With HMO's and whatnot -- it can be pretty expensive to take care of someone who, obviously, cannot take care of themselves. But -- when you win $300,000 for yourself, and an additional $700,000 for your wife's perpetual care in a medical malpractice suit -- you should be able to splurge at least for a new deadpan and a bathrobe. I wonder how her parents felt about it?

With her sunken eyes and frail body getting weaker as the days pass, you'd think that you would spend at least time with the person whom you fell in love with, whom you decided to marry. Instead, you decide to move on. That's right, ladies and gentlemen -- Mr. Schiavo is a proud father with another woman as the bearer of his children. Where is the common decency? I mean -- love only goes so far. How do you have children... another woman on the side... STILL be married... AND get final say on whether your WIFE lives or dies moreso than the FAMILY who bore and raised her!!!! Most people wouldn't have an opinion on this, BUT those are few and far in-between.

It all sounds suspect. There is nothing that you can do to change the outcome. Not even the President of the United States has more juice than Mike Schiavo! Mr. Schiavo's real name must be Damien -- like "The Omen" -- why? Because of that very fact. The President's of the United States have never been weak, have never been the ones to be put on the back burner for anyone. Nixon's scandals got mad pub, Kennedy is still beloved to this day, Clinton too. So are you to tell me that the man responsible for starting BEEF with the ENTIRE WORLD cannot get a tube into the mouth of a woman in the state of which your brother is the Governor of.

They are all trying to save her life in symbolic way. With blood on the tongue -- trying to give her a taste of Christ. No judge will stave her life. No politician can fight for her. No even the people have what it takes to change Washington's mind. And what does her doting husband feel about that...? The evil that bubbles in this man's soul encourages him to do the one thing that would emphasize his feelings about his wife -- an autopsy.

He seriously wants to kill her. I believe that the other woman in his life wants to shed that title of being the "other" woman and become what she has been for the past five.. six.. seven years. Michael's wife. He keeps getting bitched at at home about it. He looks into the faces of his children and sees that his life is here and he's neglecting it by spending time with "her" at the hospital. He hasn't slept with her since 1990. His heart isn't bonded to her in no other symbol, not even a wedding ring. He probably doesn't even wear it now. He is a certified public enemy number one. He says that he loves her, but is planning her burial.

In the end -- a life will be lost. In trying to fight for her survival, a man who has fallen from grace will be trying to step up to the plate. Jesse Jackson, Mr. Keep Hope Alive, is trying to fill the footsteps of a man who he predated but clearly has been overshadowed by. That man was Mr. Johnnie Cochran. We lost him today due to complications of a brain tumor. R.I.P.

This is a travesty. Period.

Monday, March 28, 2005

"Thoughts"

-- March 28th, 2005 --

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Family is a precious thing. It is the only chance in this life to leave your impression from generation's past onto generation's to come. Similar to the lottery, you cannot always pick a winner. You may get a loser here or there. The difference between that and a child is that a child can grow into whatever you may mold them to be. Do I believe that there are such a thing as "a bad seed" or a "black sheep" -- not really. I think you can only label those kids that when there isn't a chance to really change or grow. Either that or the parents spoil them to a both to where they become rotten to the bone.

That is how my parents feel about my sister and I. Which is funny because as a "child", I can pick out the five things that you do NOT do when you're supposed to be a parent or "functioning adult". I won't go into that right now. "Parents Just Don't Understand" by Will Smith is still a feeling carried on by most children. Especially nowadays, since technology has enveloped most of our daily activities, it seems as if it is necessary for the child to have a DVD player in his room so that he/she can watch Harry Potter 3, while listening to music being played on his iPod. I, myself, love kids. Those are my "nephews" in the picture above. I think the world of them both. They have the potential to be great once the time calls for it. At two and eleven, I have seen similar qualities that they have and differences that they both possess. Strengths and weaknesses. All in all, they are beautiful, young, black boys -- who will sooner than later grow up to be powerful black men.

I say all that to say this -- we have lost our footing as parents. I am not speaking as one, but I am speaking as a result of this belief. No longer do we talk to our children as equal. I don't think we ever have, but the respectability is lost. Many things may come into play -- the lost of innocence that occurs at a young age, the speed and rate to which kids find themselves thrust into the "adult role" of either baby daddy/mama, or living a fast lifestyle. God has become more of a mystery. In my days growing up, I didn't frequent the Church. Bad thing, maybe, does it affect me now as a 22 year old, yes. Not because I feel that I should be all hallelujah (I thought that at a time) -- but it is because I have trouble feeling like I have an honest relationship with God. Parents do not encourage their children to do what isn't status quo or popular opinion. Is it just what is advertised as success or do you think that parents gear their children to be a success through the means of rapper, actor, ball player? (Talking about Black parents...)

I mean LeBron may not be the smartest crayon in the box, but, the boy can speak intelligently enough to be interviewed. Do you think his mother was talking about go to College to get better academically, well-rounded as a young man, or was she hearing the bank calling her name? You know what I think. What do you think? I think the world of my "nephews" they aren't allowed to watch anything that they aren't old enough to see. 'Maine, 2, his day revolves around a Purple Guy with a tail -- aka Barney. Either that or Bob the Builder. X, 11, reads voraciously and likes things that most Black kids his age ain't really checking for. He golfs, plays soccer, like Harry Potter. I commend the family that they have in rearing them. Their mother, auntie, grandparents all have a hand in inspiring them in some form or fashion. I love that. I wish that I can add on to that. I will try. In this day and age, people do not want to take responsibility. They shy away from it. They cower. I was never a coward. I may have been weak, but I was also young -- I am neither now.

I love G.P. -- She is my air, my fuel that my fire burns on, everything. Easter just passed (Happy Belated Easter to everyone) and it was the bomb-diggy at her crib. I gave my gifts to the family and I, in return, got a bevvy of gifts. Lots of candy, chips, teeth-rotting things -- apple juice, gift certificates, and money. I love her family. They are more family-oriented than mines ever was. Not even when we were younger did we have the relationship that hers has. Jealous, some would be, not I -- BUT -- someone is. And voiced their opinion about it, sounding very contradictory.

Question -- If someone says that they love you, but has a problem with the significant other going to see them all the time -- how much love is involved?

Until next time. Check out We The Voices. Up next, Frats and Sororities, The Evil Man Known As... ???? -- Be on the lookout. Be Blessed and Stay Righteous.