US culture attempts to keep the people under a spell and ignorant to their power by programming them to believe in the system and distracted by conflict rather than building. You cannot watch the news or be on social media without being bombarded with all the killings, racism, bullshit politics, feminism, hotep, war, mass shootings, sexual abuse and all the other heinous shit that plagues society. There are debates, think pieces (which this is! LMAO), protest, marches, hashtags, viral videos and conscious discussion about all of the injustice and wrongdoing but WHAT ARE WE BUILDING? How long do people plan to fight to be a part of a culture (US Culture, US citizen) made to enslave people? Is US culture worth the fight?
The US is built on slavery and it can only continue to run on slavery. Most everyone gets up and works 8 hours or more a day to ensure their family can survive. They compensate you but they make the cost of living so high that you cannot stop working even if you really wanted to without the threat of starvation, homelessness and death. Sounds like a different form of slavery. In my opinion everyone is in need otherwise people would find more enjoyable things to do with their time. However capitalism has made it the goal for businesses to make as much "money" as possible while offering the least value. These large corporations like Walmarts, Shell, AT&T and so on are supported by the US government to suck the people dry. Which brings me to politics.
Voting is an outdated method of operation because there is likely only 2 candidates to chose from and both represent a major party. These candidates are loyal to the party, not to the people. Career politician is a lucrative job if you go along with the agenda. Large corporations pay them to pass bills that help them increase their profits, allow them to sell harmful substances, do harm to the community, go to war (War is a business move in US CULTURE) and lie to the general public about it. Many of the politicians thought to be for the people sit on board of directors or are shareholders of these corporations. The FDA currently allows numerous chemicals into the food that are not allowed in other countries and have been link to dis-ease. The EPA charges fees for pollution which are low considering these are multi-billion dollar companies which often factor these fees into their budget because it is more cost-effective than safety. The president is NOT ELECTED by the people and the people do not control the electoral college and the candidates are preselected by those with the money to back their campaigns (Yes even Obama). They own all the media out;ets and bombard the people with advertisement which has shown to be enough to win elections. Once in office the politicians follow their agenda and put on a good show for the people. Its the Real Politicians of DC, its like all the other fake "reality" shows.
SCHOOLING IN THE US
All education that is regulated by the STATE is for the STATE's benefit. People complain about the school system and what it is not teaching but why would the STATE educate you beyond their control. If they educated the youth to be free critical thinkers then the students would take a critical look at the government and how it runs and do away with it. Instead they use education to indoctrinate the youth to be their pawns and to continue to support their existence against their own interests. In school children are programmed to look outside authority and believe everything they hear from these so called authorities as truth. They continue to believe then for the rest of their lives. I personally did not realize their was information beyond and contrary to what I learned in school until after I received a Master's in Education. Not until age 23 did my true education start and it gave me a new perspective of the world. Reading the work of J. Krishnamurti, listening to Bobby Hemmitt, Taj Tariq Bey and reading books like The Miseducation of the Negro, The World and Africa and Assata Shakur's autobiography opened my mind to truth the current school system tries to hide. Its time to embrace a new type of education and research and science supports this statement. The US school system is average when compared to the school systems around the world and this is by design. They still teach Columbus discovered America and teach Manifest Destiny in a positive light when it represents the killing, enslavement and rape of the indigenous people of America. We need to teach our children truth! Let's stop selling our children short!
Even more influential than school is tv programming. Large corporations use tv programming and advertising as a form of mind control. The images and messages we take in shape our reality. Their programming is full of violence, fear mongering, conflict among other things that affect people negatively. For example, running advertisements about make up and plastic surgery and then having celebrities as the pinnacle of attractiveness keeps people insecure about their looks. The bombardment of ads about unhealthy food from fast food to candy programs people to want what they see regardless of the effects on their health. Glorifying athletes and paying them high salaries programs people to value athletics over academics. While people often will not admit to their programming, their actions show where their values are. People say reading is important but most people do not read everyday but they do watch tv everyday. The corporate conglomerates and their partners in crime invest billions in media and advertising and honestly all media has become advertising. They advertise the life they need you to live and how they need you to think in order to maintain control over your mind and subsequently your actions. UNPLUG!
Music is spiritual and has always been ink to our spiritual practices however the music that is pushed in the mainstream is negative and self-destructive and in the least is used to make people think a certain way. Rap music has become another form of advertising. They advertise their expensive brands, their dysfunctional thinking, criminal and drug culture. Everyone is quick to say it is just music because in school they never taught you the importance of music in the culture of our ancestors. However they use it to control the you and only about 20 songs by a handful of artist even make it to the radio. The music that does get industry support is not to be spiritually uplifting but mind programming. This is not what hip hop started as with KRS1, Arrested Development, Black Star and A Tribe Called acting as a balance for groups more like Mobb Deep and N.W.A. But even their music contained truth and help show the violent world people were living. However today they is very little balance and most music pushes sex, drugs and money with no mentions of the danger and struggle of such a lifestyle. They glorify self-destruction and the youth follow suit because the music is spiritual programming. UNPLUG!
TIME TO BUILD
It is time to build and detach from all of their programming. We need to be in control of what our children learn, hear and experience. This is a shitty culture breeding mass murderous, crime, poverty and a population apathetic to it all. So most people aid in their own oppression ignorantly and happily. And they will hold on to that reality for dear life but for those of us that see US CULTURE for what it is, lets build! What is our created education system, what it going to be hip hop and music to us, what legacy will we leave our children and grandchildren. Render onto Caesar what is Caesars or burn with Babylon. Connect with like minds and begin to build communities because we need to protect ourselves from US culture and create our own. None of our communities will be exactly the same but it time for us to rise up and do for self. No more begging a system made to enslave you to free you. Only you can free yourself. Its time to stop carrying the burden of US culture and build a new culture.
FOR THE CULTURE MINISTRIES
For the Culture Ministries INC is a nonprofit organization I founded with the purpose of building a community for its members. We are working to secure land where we can create a beneficial culture and protect our members from the destructiveness of US culture. www.4tcministries.org. Education is our main focus and if we start our babies on a better path then they will end up in a better place. Culture is the key to our reality. Spirituality is the key to our divinity. Religion and spirituality are not the same and For the Culture is bringing spirituality for the culture. Peace an love infinite beings.
Love and fear cannot exist in the same space at the same time. All action is based in love or fear. When actions are based in love, they add to abundance and love. When actions are based in fear, they only increase insecurity, feelings of lack and fear. The US has made fear its culture and many believe it is natural to function through fear and insecurity. Most don't know love because their expressions of love are actually rooted in fear. There are a few basic fears most people have.
Fear of Lack
Fear of lack is the basis of personal insecurities. These include fear of not being enough, smart enough, pretty enough, rich enough and so on. Fear of lack is also the basis of not possessing enough because a major theme in US culture is materialism. The economy runs off people trying to possess more and the latest. The newest phone, more clothes, more (bigger) house, latest technology and whatever else the media tells people they need. How many people really need to update their phones as often as they come out with upgrades? However people always want to have the latest version. People also do not want to lack admiration and affection from others, so they attempt to act in ways that "ensure" people will love them. And seeing as most people are materialistic and shallow the best way to get love is by acquiring physical possessions that get attention. Also acting in ways to get attention is popular with the rise of social media clout and stardom.
Fear of Abandonment
Fear of abandonment has been cultivated in US culture because most are abandoned by their mothers at 6 weeks old. Babies are left with strangers for 8 hours a day and this becomes a norm for children and as adults this is an underlying fear. Many people cling to relationships for dear life because life has taught them that people will leave them and they will have to fend for themselves. Isolation and loneliness are two fears that often have a base in fear of abandonment. No one wants to feel isolated or lonely so they attempt to manipulate people into staying with them. They do things for them, try to be who they want them to be because of their fear of abandonment.
Fear of the Unknown
Fear of the unknown is one of the most paralyzing fears because it limits growth. If people fear the unknown then they will not grow in areas of life they do not have knowledge. Many times fear of death stems from a fear of the unknown and while religion may convince many they know what is to come after death, the truth is many still fear death. The theory of an afterlife is not enough to erase the fear of the unknown of what actually happens when the body expires. When people have not been exposed to certain cultures, they may fear them as we see with black and white people in the US. This fear leads to racism and stems from a lack of knowledge of culture (and also the criminalization of black people in media but that is another story.) Also people holding on to US culture and government see that it is corrupt and is producing bad results and yet they fear letting it go because they fear the unknown. It is hard to release all you have ever known and trusting yourself and others to develop something more beneficial. Fear of the unknown leads most to avoid subjects they do not have knowledge of and cling to ways of the past to their detriment. This is a deep rooted and strong fear in many. How can you claim to love your children if you are afraid to journey into the unknown to create a better way of life when it is obvious that this current reality is failing them?
Love as the Foundation
When love is the foundation there is no room for fear. Everything is done out of love and there is nothing to fear. Exercising caution is vital but that is not fear. Journeying into the unknown will grown understanding and allow people to create a better reality with the knowledge they gained. Once people have released their fear of lack and embraced abundance then they will know they have everything they need to be great. There is no reason for insecurity and the fear of being abandoned can be released also. With full confidence in self, even if someone decides to leave it does not take away anything. The person is still whole and happy and ready to venture into the unknown ahead of them. Their love of life will cancel out any fear because love and fear cannot exist in the same place at the same time.
Love Over Fear
If we are going to create a new reality then we have to function out of love. We have seen what a society based in fear becomes. Violence, racism, insecurity, hate, materialism, apathy, mental illness and addiction are commonplace. What can a society based in love create? Imagine a society in which everyone wants the best for everyone in it and truly loves thy neighbor. Cooperation becomes the norm not competition because no one is function from lack and insecurity. No one is left to fend for themselves with the threat of homelessness and hunger. When people live under the threat of homelessness and hunger, crime is inevitable. If we truly value life then anyone going hunger and being homeless is unacceptable. We have been taught that resources are scarce and there will always be the haves and the have-nots but we do not have to accept this as our foundation. We can make love our foundation, which would lead us to create communities in which all members work together to meet all members' needs. This reduces the need for crime and the threat of violence for everyone. This undermines the prison-industrial complex and stops making crime profitable. The richest people in the world function through insecurity and fear and that is why they continue to oppress and acquire more and more which leaves less and less for others. Let's build out of love. Let every action we take be based in love so we can change our world.
Peace & love. I share my thoughts in hopes of helping you find your own. They may take many forms from poetry to essays. However the spirit moves me I will share. Thanks for taking the time to read my thoughts & experiences. This is my truth.