Category Archives: ignorance

Ha! Not Surprising….That’s all That is Ever Done These Days!

Kendall and Kylie would have the world believe that they are these great innovators of fashion, makeup and vision, when in fact they lack originality or creativity.  The only thing they have going for themselves is money.  Seems as long as you have money you can do anything from LIE, STEAL and MISAPPROPRIATE. This generation does a great deal of it.

To put an image over Tupac Shakur, The Doors, Biggie and everyone else without getting permission from the estates is aggregious, but these girls are and so is their mode of thinking: assuming someone wants a Doors t-shirt with their images superimposed on them (sheesh!). The nerve!  Not only that, it’s just tacky.

Do you think anyone learns from this? No….this just shows that it’s okay to do these things as long as it makes one a great deal of money….


Oh No! Not Another Episode of this Buffoonery!!!

The Chump Administration is like watching an episode of the Beverly Hillbillies….and I DIDN’T like the Beverly Hillbillies… me that was  a 30 minute torture session… Granny and her damn isms got on my dang nerves!

They are all a pack of bumbling, foolish, conniving idiots.  At least the Clampetts had a moral fiber…this administration is a farce.

Just Waiting for the Cheeto’s Day to Come….


I’m being facetious because I actually liked Bill Clinton.

This new administration is a doozy.  They lie all the goddamn time about everything.  Yet Clinton was impeached for ONE THING…

There is no ONE THING with this administration, and too much bullshit to wade through to get to ONE THING…

When do we get to say…YOU’RE FIRED!


Misguided Sense of Compassion

I am absolutely appalled at what I have been witnessing from those for others that are willing to show compassion for the loss of another life. (This is NOT a black or white issue, but a LOSS of life moment)

So what if someone decided to put the Parisian flag on their profile pics to stand in solidarity for those who died. Did it have to turn into a racial matter? So you’re literally going to castigate someone because they don’t share in your idiotic beliefs that only one COLOR presides and therefore only ONE should only be mourned.

Do you people understand that we have no control of what gets reported in the news. Lives are being lost daily in every city in every state, in every country, in every continent. However, it is what the media chooses to report to us as a whole. Therefore, it’s up to you (the individual to keep himself/herself informed of the news , instead of someone who needs to be fed an idea or thought because they are incapable of thinking on their own) “Group-Think” is irrational and dysfunctional to say the least.

Trying to compare the Kenya Massacre to the Paris Attacks was ignorant (and I will be more than happy to explain to you why). First of all, the Kenya massacre occurred in April 2015, and yes there was a ton of news about it. It was reported by Time magazine ( along with all of the major news NBC, MSNBC, CBS, etc… (Because I am sitting here looking at articles now, amazed at how uninformed 95% of you were to try to compare the two and make one loss greater than the other. (I challenge you to look up Kenya Massacre and you’ll be bombarded by the news you so feel you are entitled to)

Let’s forget this phrase, “Black Lives Matter” for a moment and focus on the bigger picture. Any life that is lost at the hands of another, as well as any loss of a life matters. ANY LIFE (period), regardless of their ethnicity, religion or beliefs. ALL LIVES MATTER. (Such imbeciles you are to think that one ethnic or racial group’s death deserves more news footage than another) …What you have is a “Misguided Sense of Compassion”

“Few things are so deadly as a misguided sense of compassion” – Charles Colson

From the Dali Lama, “The true expression of non-violence is compassion. Some people seem to think that compassion is just a passive emotional response instead of rational stimulus to action. To experience genuine compassion is to develop a feeling of closeness to others combined with a sense of responsibility for their welfare. True compassion develops when we ourselves want happiness and not suffering for others, and recognize that they have every right to pursue this.

Compassion compels us to reach out to all living beings, including our so-called enemies, those people who upset or hurt us. Irrespective of what they do to you, if you remember that all beings like you are only trying to be happy, you will find it much easier to develop compassion towards them.

Usually your sense of compassion is limited and biased. We extend such feelings only towards our family and friends or those who are helpful to us. People we perceive as enemies and others to whom we are indifferent are excluded from our concern. That is not genuine compassion. True compassion is universal in scope. It is accompanied by a feeling of responsibility. To act altruistically, concerned only for the welfare of others, with no selfish or ulterior motives, is to affirm a sense of universal responsibility.”

Universal responsibility (think about it), act altruistically, be genuinely concerned for the well-being of others.

The majority of you sound like hypocrites (“I’m not gonna pray for Paris because they didn’t pray for Kenya…”)

That is so hypocritical and platitudinous, you seriously sound like a cli·ché. Doesn’t sound altruistic or compassionate, it sounds indifferent and apathetic.

Sometimes it’s not always about black- or white, it’s about what’s right.

Educate yourselves and stop jumping on the bandwagon just to fit in.

Think about driving your own wagons for a change. (Now there is an idea)

(disclaimer: I am using Kenya/Paris because that is what kept coming through on my newsfeed. I am aware of the loss of lives in Beirut, Japan, etc…I am just tired of the ignorance)

My Other Thought: “The Face” just gives Naomi Campbell an opportunity to be mean to people…

My Other Thought: The Face just gives Naomi Campbell (with her infamous bad anger management problems) the excuse to exhibit her bad attitude towards the others on the show and get away with it. Seriously she is training her batch of models and instilling her bad behavior amongst them.

What gets me about Naomi?  Everything about her is fake: hair, eyes skin color (she seems to keep getting lighter and lighter these days) This is one of the reason so many of our young black females are having identity issues.  They are taught to “hate” the skin you’re in and just go out and buy a new one.

I’m like totally appalled by the crap being supported on Reality TV…I think I will take up knitting…..

Are You A Hip Hop Apologist?

I’m so excited that I just received my Guerilla Funk Newsletter that I feel inclined to share the entire contents…This is something everyone needs to reflect upon…So direct from Paris, “Are You a Hip-Hop Apologist?”

“Since the Imus controversy recently erupted there has been a lot of finger-pointing and blame-placing as to what the root of the problem really is. Of course, we all know that racism and sexism existed before hip-hop — that’s a given. But it’s completely beside the point when our (black) culture is dictated to us by white corporations. Follow me…

For the record, most folks in our communities didn’t even know Don Imus before he made headlines with his slurs (and many still don’t). For the most part, we remain oblivious to the tirades of him, Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity and others who constantly malign us and foster a climate of intolerance simply because these talking heads don’t speak to US. For Imus to blame black culture as being the reason for his ignorance is both sad and backwards. He’s a racist and a sexist, pure and simple, and he can’t blame an art form or a culture that I’m certain he has little knowledge of for his actions. The fact that he named hip-hop “culture” as a culprit is telling, however.

If you haven’t noticed by now, life imitates art — it’s not the other way around. There is no stronger cultural influence on people now than popular media, and hip-hop is at the forefront. Ask almost any child about the lyrics to a popular song or a scene from a video or movie and more often then not they will know the details better than they know their school lessons.
Entertainers and the culture of celebrity that we find ourselves living in often hold more weight with kids then parents, educators, preachers politicians or even sports heroes. Can we blame some rappers for selling completely out? Of course. Be we have to look at the entire picture.

The argument is often made by Russell Simmons and others that rappers are poets who simply report on what we feel and our surroundings, and that we shouldn’t be censored. On that point we partially agree — we shouldn’t be censored. But balance between the negative and positive needs to be provided, and it currently isn’t. Most artistic integrity is questionable at best. My understanding is that artists are supposed to express what they believe in at all costs (if not, there’s work at the post office). But most don’t, and they mold their approaches to making music based on what they perceive major labels wanting. If Def Jam or Interscope or any of these other large culture-defining companies issued a blanket decree that they would only support material and artists with positive messages then 99% of those making music now would switch up to accommodate. That’s real talk. I’m not saying these labels should (or would), but if they did, gangstas would stop being ga! ngstas and misogynists would stop being misogynists at the drop of a DIME. Many artists are like children, and most will say and do what is expected of them in order to benefit financially. And although there is definite self-examination that needs to take place within the artist community, the lion’s share of the blame falls on the enablers who only empower voices of negativity. Record labels and commercial radio often use the excuse that they are “responding to the streets” and that they are “giving the people what they want.” BULLSHIT. They dictate the taste of the streets, and people can’t miss what they never knew. The fact is that there are conscious decisions made by the big business and entertainment elite daily about what to present to the masses — and it is from those choices that we are allowed to decide what we do and do not like. Who presents the music that callers are invited to “make or break” on the radio? That callers are invited to “! vote on” on T.V.? Who decides on what makes it to the store s! helves o r the airwaves at all? Like I said, life imitates art, and pseudo-black culture is determined by those other than us every day. Walk into any rap label or urban radio station and you can count the number of black employees on one hand.

The argument in response could be made in defense of labels that if they don’t respond to the streets then the music will just go underground. Huh? WHAT underground? Do you know how much good material is marginalized because it doesn’t fit white cooperate America’s ideals of acceptability? Independents can’t get radio or video play anymore, at least not through commercial outlets, and most listeners don’t acknowledge material that they don’t see or hear regularly on the radio or on T.V. Very few of us are willing to actually seek out material and messages to identify with. As with anything in our fast food culture, we want our entertainment choices fast and in our collective face. For most listeners, all the rest need not apply.

What I want to know is, when did the worst in us become normal and accepted? When did it become par for the corporate course that “black man as thug” and “black woman as slut” be business as usual? Major companies now line up to profit from the buffoonery of a few…at the expense of us all. MTV, Viacom, Clear Channel, Boost Mobile, Amp mobile, Chevy, all major record labels and most video games come readily to mind, but there are many others.

I’m not a hater…although I do hate the imbalance in the industry right now and the negativity it fosters. I’m not calling for censorship. You can’t lump me in with the Jesse Lee Petersons and the Armstrong Williamses of the world…bourgeois self-hating black men who demean other black people and profit at our expense. And nobody can say that I’m unqualified to speak on it, since I’ve contributed to the sale of just under 4 million albums independently, still run my own successful counter-establishment label ( and have been embracing messages of self-esteem and self-sufficiency for years.

Like I said, I’m not calling for censorship, but I am calling for balance. I’m calling for more representation of points of view other than gangsta rap and escapism. More revolutionary voices. More voices of women. Where is the diversity? Music can only be kept artificially young and artificially dumb for so long before an inevitable backlash ensues, and that’s what we’re seeing take place now. Overall album sales for the January 1-April 2 period are down 16.6% — with a 20.5% decline in CD album sales since last year — and an even greater decline in hip-hop. Since LAST YEAR (and it was already raggedy last year, believe me). We’re seeing the industry implode before our eyes. I heard somebody say recently that in this current era of style over substance Stevie Wonder, Parliament/Funkadelic, Earth, Wind & Fire, Curtis Mayfield and others would never have been signed. Let tha! t sink in for a second. They would never have been signed. Some of the very architects of black music as we know it would have been sidelined too, just as countless others are now, because they wouldn’t have fit into white corporate America’s cookie-cutter feel-good box of acceptable black behavior and appearance. Same goes for me, Public Enemy (they’ll take the Flav, but not the Chuck), Kam, X-Clan, BDP, Wise Intelligent, dead prez, Zion-I, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, The Roots, Blackalicious, Immortal Technique, The Coup, T-K.A.S.H., Michael Franti and a host of others.

So how many half-naked women sipping Cris draped in blood diamonds poolside will it take before we collectively agree that shit is tired now? How many backward-ass coons with tats and plated grills and pimp cups etc. in the strip club before we all agree that enough is enough and that we need balance? When did the bar get set so low? When will we demand more? And as for Simmons’ argument that “rappers are reporting what they see” etc, how are cocaine-kingpin rhymes or poolside pimp-nigga fantasies anyone’s reality? Miss me with that bullshit argument. Yes, there should be room for all voices to be heard, but we have to be treated and presented equally. Now we have bitches and hos, players and pimps, gangstas and dealers — but no kings and queens, no revolutionaries, no dissent, no political commentary and no anger — how is that? In an era where EVERYTHING is political and people are more disgusted with the way things are more than ever? It’s no mistake. Yes! I can say that we have failed, that we have allowed black culture to once again be co-opted, diluted and prostituted. Commercial rap culture is now to hip-hop is what disco was to funk. No wonder Nas is saying it’s dead.

And who’s to blame? Definitely not artists like the ones mentioned above. Not most artists at all, actually, because we don’t control whether or not we’re seen and heard by the masses. No, the blame needs to squarely sit on the shoulders of those who run the labels, the commercial radio stations, the television studios and the large corporate sponsors who reward only the worst in us and seem hell-bent on pursuing (with little success) the most fleeting, fickle demographic of all — 12-16 year old adolescent females. You know, the demo that’s the most impressionable, with the least amount of loyalty or disposable income. Brilliant.

Know that it’s okay to call shit like it is and quit being cowards worrying about who we’ll offend. It’s okay to blame Simmons, Lyor Cohen, Jimmy Iovine, Kevin Liles, Bob Johnson, Debra Lee, Michael Martin and others of their ilk because the blood is on their hands. They are the gatekeepers of popular culture and they are the ones who determine what you see and hear. They can’t say that their decisions are based on economics when they exclude voices of reason because there are literally hundreds of millions of people globally who feel the same way. What about that consumer base? I guess that money is no good, huh? Fuck outta here… Remember, part of the strategy of mind control is to fool the public into thinking that they have choice. We do, but the playing field is so skewed in the favor of mega-corps that the contributions of the alternatives are often viewed by most as insignificant.

So yes, there is a problem, but the fake “Kumbaya” moment on Oprah yesterday won’t solve it. Are we really going to look to those individuals who have made a killing off of pushing poison to us to fix the problem? We shouldn’t. Instead, we should vote with our dollars and continue the campaign of public shame until we see some concrete change. The music industry as we know it is on its death bed. People are now more tired than ever of ‘music business as usual’ and style over substance.

Imus was an insignificant part of a much greater problem. Sure, his incident open up national discourse regarding issues of race and sex. And yes, it is now more apparent than ever that whites have a hard time acknowledging racist and sexist behavior in other whites as being solely their fault. Most black artists are not to blame, as we often can’t been seen or heard without white help. But it’s important to note that many of us can and should know better when saying and doing the things we say and do. It’s easy to despise the indefensible, and media outlets like Fox News have made good money demonizing those with little real power.

But will we champion the good among us? “
Paris is a successful independent hip-hop artist and founder of Guerrilla Funk Recordings, a musical organization that counters the corporate stranglehold of censorship currently plaguing the entertainment industry. Visit Guerrilla Funk

Wesley Snipes Tax Conviction

“Action star Wesley Snipes sentenced to 3 years for February tax convictions…”

I don’t know what has me most angered about this story. I’m not sure if it is the fact that Wesley Snipes was given such a steep sentence for not paying his taxes that an example has to be made of him, or the idiotic comments that were made after this story.

Since we live in a world that seems to care more about whether or not Brittney Spears or Paris Hilton wore matching underwear with their garments (nevermind the public intoxication and the drinking while driving, being served with harsh sentences of oh say 2-3 days for almost killing people) Wesley Snipes has to be the example for the public. Or perhaps it is the fact that racism is still high on the list in America just sugar coated with America’s ever-growing fascination with life as a “multi-racial” person that we have to follow up with endless searches now of Obama’s mother and grandmother because we’re so intrigued with the color of skin. “Tell me what your life was like growing up?” Uhhhh I’m sure it was the same as yours growing up, we ate ice cream, watched tv, listened to music….played with dolls…ate dinner, went to school (for some of us private schools) and enjoyed those hot lazy summer days with family and friends… Or better yet let’s ask Libby, Thomas Jefferson’s wench….cause it is a known fact that Mr. Jefferson liked chocolate….so get over it…

I mean I am sitting here reading these asinine comments about “negros” and how we should be introduced to an “oak tree” and “rope,” But nevermind all of that because the question still remains, “Why are Black people still so bitter and angry?” (I read that in another set of comments from an ignoramus that just didn’t understand why black people continue to perpetuate hatred towards “white people”) Well let me tell you that when “white people” continue to post comments about “negros” followed by “go back to Africa” and “strange fruit” I can guarantee you Black people will always remain bitter. Oh I know you’re sitting there like “Hey…we’ve done all we can to right the wrongs with black people….why all of this hatred?” I can answer with this, “Black Holocaust” remember that as you peruse your history books filled with false information. Our nation is more ignorant today than it was yesterday….we’re just wearing our ignornaces differently…different clothes….different masks…but reality is still the same. There is no justice for blacks anywhere in America…so why would anyone assume it would get any better?

It is hard to explain the anger that I have deep inside, I find it is almost like trying to describe the Quantum Theory to a Chef or the contemplation of infinity to the checker at the grocery store. If you try to reach someone from a philosophical perspective of being Black in America you’re on the verge of a shadowy understanding that forever eludes their grasp. I’m sure a great number of you can attest to this as you’ve sat in wonderment at the idiot sitting in front of you asking you why you hate white people….”I just don’t understand why you “jigaboos” get so upset…we took care of ya, gave you homes, gave you work, gave you our ‘ligion” Ummmmm….yeah…

But hey there is something that I want you to know….I’m not racist…I just know that “crackers” and “honkys” get on my nerves when they want to sing a round of “Kum Ba Yah” to a despondent negro whose lost “it’s” way; on the premise of erradicating racism because humanity needs to unite without barriers….I wholeheartedly believe in coexisting peacefully with “rednecks” without the added adjectives because we can exist without the barriers….but “honkys” don’t realize that everytime we stumble across an article where the authors so eloquently states that the “nigger” needs to get off their ass and stop expecting a handout or we’ll be seeing great big “oak” trees and ropes, that unity with Europeans is virtually undigestable.

I’m not quite sure why I am trying to discuss race let alone racism and racist comments to a nation of bigots…It is racist and derogatory comments that can stir up a nation or better yet a black woman that has had it with the rhetoric of a dumb “white man” whose disrespectful comments are allowed to remain on a national board. In either respect, Wesley Snipes has to go to federal prison for three years and Brittney is still allowed to drive under the influence while shoplifting for lighters at the neighborhood 7-Eleven.