Juicy

 

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A few musing about power. Nothing concrete, just a few thoughts that you may or may not share.

Power. We all think we want it and in varying degrees we all like to think we have it. We assume that we can attain it through a certain lexicon, through a fly ass whip. To capture this elusive mistress, we don garment and frequent locations, where we think we can catch it.

To most of this generation, power references a much more materialistic mind set that it did to generations past. It’s about attaining, collecting, hording wealth and things. Collecting greenbacks, hos (of both the male and female variety) who lay right on their backs so you can lie right on their fronts. Back in the day, it would seems that power held a very different meaning. It dealt more with knowledge of self-awareness of environment and was often coupled with a willingness to abandon creature comforts to attain that level of power, for within that power lay the knowledge that material possessions only made your powerless by giving you more to lose.

Here in the US, we have become so enamored by the notion of power, by possession that we seem to constantly exist on the edge, teetering rather precariously on the verge of losing, because there always seems to be another power grade above us.

Either signing your check, or the asshole cop sauntering over to the car (hey asshole- someone’s getting shot – stop sweating my speed) or that slow motherfucker at the courthouse having a power trip and in no rush to help you pay your ticket, we have daily reminders of little power we actually have and how elusive it really is.

So I ask, what is power? How is it defined to you, to us? Is it financial? Spiritual? The ability to speak freely and have people not just listen, but act? Is power the ability to start a war or is power the ability to end one? To pull a trigger or hire a shooter? To connect and love or resist and embrace solitude?

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28 Responses to “Juicy”

  1. nation Says:

    first

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  2. State of Grace Says:

    Most power is an illusion. The planet is essentially a slave plantation colony given the ratio of compensation people get in comparison to their corporate and government masters. Freedom is something defined for us, not lived by us.

  3. Belize Says:

    >what is power?

    Power IMO is the ability to control your surroundings by any means possible (no Dubya)..but in a spiritual sense, its the ability to control stress, pain and love in a mental form without succumbing to depression, fatigue and ailments that may tarnish your ablity to achieve happiness and daily enjoyment in life.

    Niggaz in jail that have been given the book, gavel, and solitaire confinement but still manage to live breath and enjoy the essentials in life -thats power (c) Nelson mandela

    Women (and men, but mostly women) that have been left alone to the bear the responsablities of a child without support, but yet manage to say “”fuk that nigga (or bitch)” and still get a degree or lay the foundation for thier child to achieve the benefits of life – thats power

    A young nigga that lived a crazy life, been shot at and statistically was supose to die by the age of maturity, but yet still manages to pick the pieces of his life up and better himself – thats power

    That y I got the power (no snap)

  4. Belize Says:

    btw..in my lovely ignorant state of mind….

    >To pull a trigger or hire a shooter?

    ^
    I respect the shooter (c) Jigga

  5. Big Homie Says:

    The ability to speak freely and have people not just listen, but act

    ^^ That is power. Power is when you have people react to what you do and say. Money has nothing to do with power. I tell you one thing though, Id rather be rich then have power right about now. But then again, if I had power Id tell all my bills to go away and they will do it..lol.

    Responses to your recent comment in my blog:

    Not as beautiful as you Greenie. You are still ‘it’ by the way.

  6. State of Grace Says:

    That y I got the power (no snap)

    ^^But is rhythm a dancer? That’s the real question here.

  7. Belize Says:

    >But is rhythm a dancer? That’s the real question here.

    ^

    Nope. Its Hammertime!

    *cant touch this*

    *proceeds to break ankes performing retarded 80’s dances*

  8. green eyes Says:

    aahhh snap! dance off!

    *does the kid-n-play with beli*

  9. G7 Says:

    word life

  10. cMac Says:

    ooooh green

  11. Mac Brown aka Designer Vagina Finder Says:

    Real power is the ability to change/mold your environment to YOUR standards when YOU want to.

    Of course this doesn’t actually exist.

  12. HHF Says:

    didnt know Belize was deep (jk)

    Green, this post might be too deep….Im trying to see whether Curtis or Kanye got more power (nh)

  13. YaBoy Po Says:

    power is being able to make your own reality

  14. Two-Times Says:

    this shit is too deep for me Greenie…

    but I still got love for your blog….and you

    G-Unit/Souther Comfort…

  15. EnglandRepresent Says:

    (no snap)

    ^^But is rhythm a dancer? That’s the real question here.

    ^^lmfao!

    This is too thought-provoking for me to comment on straight away so I will leave you with this :

    Greenie is a meanie when she puts on her beanie
    Greens is deep indeed when she gets on her dein
    Green beans and chicken is oh so finger lickin
    Green mangoes and orange tango taste shite even when eaten al fresco

    And I’m done.

  16. godbody aka numbers Says:

    power is a natural by-product of knowledge

  17. 456 Says:

    power… is a natural by-product of knowledge

  18. reythehussein Says:

    Hmm… Power.

    I think power is not in being able to crush, kill, or destroy…but the ability to recognize that that shit ain’t right, and act accordingly.

    Also?

    Boobies = Power.

  19. YaBoy Po Says:

    boobies do equal power

  20. Belize Says:

    green eyes Says:

    September 11th, 2007 at 11:32 am
    aahhh snap! dance off!

    *does the kid-n-play with beli*

    ^
    *DJ puts on “Cha Cha Cha Slide”*

    *Looks at greenie*

    *shrugs*

    To the left, take it back now ya’ll ……

  21. Belize Says:

    lol @ HHF

  22. Dr.Fuxie Teacher of Etherology Says:

    Power is a matter of perception. I cant even begin to decipher but I am not articulate like that anway. But the greatest power is the power to control yourself in all walks of life.

  23. Jamz Says:

    Power is difficult to attain, but very easy to lose! Evil as it sounds, in this country money is power.

  24. T DOT Says:

    # Belize Says:
    September 12th, 2007 at 12:13 pm

    green eyes Says:

    September 11th, 2007 at 11:32 am
    aahhh snap! dance off!

    *does the kid-n-play with beli*

    ^
    *DJ puts on “Cha Cha Cha Slide”*

    *Looks at greenie*

    *shrugs*

    To the left, take it back now ya’ll ……

    =====================

    *does the REVERSE REVERSE*

    *looks around*

    *slowly backs away to the exit*

  25. HHF Says:

    Actually, power is rewop spelled backwards

  26. FuckUPayMe618 Says:

    Greenie power= http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1sZLSO9va0

  27. Fidel Cashflow Says:

    E AKA THE REAL NORIEAGA AKA FIDEL CASHFLOW AKA THUGGED OUT UTERIS PUNCHER = the defenition of power, ya dig

  28. Mampemposse Says:

    Wonderful article / hope to definitely visit soon=D

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