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What R We Missing and Why

Hello and blessings to all of you…  Man it has been a little while in between posts , but hey it has not been for a lack of desire to write as much as it has been lacking the spark. Every now and then I experience a lapse because I slip into a period of what I can best express as zero gravity… I am here, my senses are functioning and the thoughts are circulating however the process from the mind to paper is a being of it’s own…With that said though, I always have a few thoughts that are in draft form but have yet to be completed. This is one of them… Initially the title was going to be (Humans Need Comfort) but as I began to think and write, it dawned on me that comfort is just one element in the equation and only scratches the surface. We are an extremely empty species and our emotional needs go much deeper than that.. However, for this piece I want to talk about the need we have for comfort and how we will endlessly search for it and try almost anything that will bring that one ever elusive quality to our life. With every tic toc of the clock, every passing day, week, month and year, we are on a constant journey or quest if you will,  seeking comfort. …
A child is in the womb where it is sheltered and provided for. It has evolved from the embryo stage into the infant stage. It has been constantly receiving nourishment and it knows and understands absolutely nothing in this state of unconsciousness.  It has yet to be awakened . For now it is in a complete state of comfort and oblivious to all that is occurring in the world outside of its encapsulated and insulated existence…It is safe for now! Once the time has come for the infant to exit it’s shell of security it has to be manipulated and forced out.. Whether the birth is naturally or by cesarean section, either way, it is forced…
Once this infant has been removed from its sanctuary and the umbilical cord is severed, it begins to cry. It is almost immediately that it recognizes the separation. The doctor or nurse then hands the wailing infant over to the mother where she begins to nourish the infant and quickly it becomes silent. The infant is now suckling on the mother’s milk and all is as it was with the only difference is that the tit has now become the umbilical cord providing nourishment and the mother’s arms providing the comfort of the womb… From this moment on this infant will invariably yearn cry and wail incessantly for this comfort… As it grows it will embark on a journey to continuously seek this abstract and ever elusive state of being…
Why are we stricken with this uncontrollable behavior or trait? I mean, why the heck are we not able to develop our independence once we have stopped sucking on the nipple or bottle, have learned to walk , talk, go to the toilet on our own and have reached puberty? Most of us are so cuddled while we are young that we stay around the household well into our twenties and sometimes thirties…. Some of us would not leave  the nest if we didn’t get tossed out on our butts or given some type of ultimatum…Why is that? Why is it that we also need validation, approval, love, attention and so forth and why will we try or indulge in questionable behavior or immoral acts just to feel a temporary moment of gratitude or satisfaction? We have a determined propensity towards this behavior and will do this repeatedly knowing full well it will not fill the void. Even if it devastates our life and others around us!
Every other species that appears to have evolved on this planet naturally seems to have developed without this behavior except us… Hmmm…We are deluged with oceans of emotions and it’s a wonder we all aren’t psychotic cause I’ll tell it’s enough to drive anyone crazy…Drinking, drugging, over eating, partying, sex maniacs, compulsive shoppers and the list goes on…No wonder the world is so screwed up!!! You would think that we would have been better equipped mentally and emotionally by our creators to deal with all of this nonsense and chaos but who knows, maybe we are the reality show for them!!! History does show that entertainment has been a favorite pass time for boredom in other civilizations.. Why should our creators be any different? Just a thought here folks..
Now, getting back to that comfort thing and the dependency that we develop>  So, What R we missing and why? I have a few thoughts about this as you definitely already know.. First and foremost I feel that we are mostly empty beings and our DNA is wired that way. The majority of humans ( and I mean the majority) need to feel secure and safe and are always seeking a nod of approval, some degree appreciation, love, a need to belong to something or just plain fit in (association and relevance), which may explain why a lot of folks do some of the most idiotic things just to get noticed. I mean just look at social media and all of this like me or like this nonsense.. What the heck is that all about.. Society has degraded to a magnanimous reality show of insatiable consumption and absurdness. There is this overwhelming feeling of insecurity, emptiness and ominous cloud looming over us…The multitude is starving for “IT” but we know not how to go about getting “IT”.
That thing, that abstract, non tangible unseen sense of “IT”  can not be filled by that which is external.. It just can not be done which undoubtedly explains why we are never, ever satisfied no matter how much of these external pleasures we indulge in or consume.. The individual that tries to fill it with food just gets fatter and fatter, the drinker just gets drunker and drunker till they can’t get drunk anymore and become an alcoholic, the drugger just gets more addicted and both become non-sociable, pathetic and intolerable. The rich get richer, greedier and greedier, more belligerent and miserable, the compulsive shopper gets more and more in debt and the poor, well they  just stay poor..But you know what the scary part to all of this is; none of them see it, want or care to acknowledge it…
That void is so huge that no amount of anything external can calm it, not even religion…All of these indulgences will only provide us with a temporary relief. That ever elusive inner gratification can only be generated from our own sense of well-being.. This is basically the only path to realizing and achieving it… Nothing and I mean absolutely nothing else will suffice! What r we missing and why is because we are much to focused and consumed with the external and fail to focus on the internal.. We are beings of light as well as beings of physical mass and what feeds the corporeal (physical) will not suffice for the incorporeal (non-physical)…So therefore the journey in life should also be one of internal discovery as much as it is one of external discovery.. This is not taught to us so therefore, we are oblivious to it’s essential need.. Everything we know is of the physical world and the very essence of our being yearns for more!! Comfort will always elude us!!! Needy and Greedy, Lost and Empty Souls! What is a human to do?
Feed your soul and in turn lift your spirit. Come out of the darkness and enter into the light..
Written by; Alton T. DeVeaux Jr (Africafifth)

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What is Sin?

Welcome to my space where I share my thoughts and views and it is my hope that you will do the same.. Here you are free to express yourself  as you please without the threat of ostracism or criticism from me. It is incumbent upon us as humans to engage in meaningful dialogue with the hopes of gaining a better understanding of each other, ourselves and the world that we live in…

I want to challenge folks to think outside of what they have been taught and to look within themselves and conduct an honest self-evaluation in order to seek truth..We all have been mind washed and conditioned to slide into a prearranged or preformed concept  layed out by others.. I’m here to let you know that you can form your own perspective from your natural sense and intuition and that you are not what you have been told you are. As a matter of fact, we are undeniably more. We are all invaluable extensions of a higher source that requires connectivity that will enable us to become much more enlightened and relevant beings.. We can be the conduit through which this source will guide our minds and hearts with understanding, wisdom, knowledge and clarity…I sincerely believe that for us to achieve this we must rid ourselves of the shackles that bind us to mankind’s false doctrines of religions and faith and creation theories..

So my question is; What Is Sin?  

Is it really Pride, Greed, Lust, Envy, Gluttony, Wrath, and Sloth that have been contrived by man and are considered to be the seven deadly sins of man? Are these really sins or are they behavior traits that people have labeled as sinful. Aren’t  these so-called sins for most people just natural tendencies that are encoded in our DNA? Is it not natural for most humans to lust after the opposite sex, to be greedy and to envy others for what they have and what we don’t have, to be prideful for fear of looking flawed, to  be lazy at getting things done, to eat beyond satisfaction ( especially if your poor and may not get the chance again anytime soon) and to get so angry that we will not hesitate to kill another for the most minor altercation? Yes, we are humans and we display what may appear to be animalistic and barbaric behavior. You see, an animal in civilization will always be an animal, no matter what…We strive for civility but for some reason or reasons, it continues to be ever so elusive!

These traits are natural thus making them almost impossible to shed which in turn has us in perpetual conflict as it relates to the church, religion and morality. The church and their so-called men of the cloth know this and have continuously used it to instill guilt and shame which binds us to false doctrines and religions and in turn gives them power over us. They themselves struggle with the same behavior traits, but they’ll never admit it.. At least not to us anyway!!!

This is the definition of sin as it is defined in the dictionary..

Sin; an immoral act considered to be a transgression against divine law…

Oh well, there you go. That certainly explains everything, now doesn’t it?  Really?

Now my question is; according to who and what is considered divine law and who wrote it? Let me guess, someone took a dictation from a divine being ( that must have been Moses) and conveyed it to the masses. I guess whoever constructed this law did not take into consideration that mankind is animalistic by nature and incapable of adhering to such a so-called divine standard. Or maybe they thought it over thoroughly and wanted to keep humankind in a state of perpetual guilt and repentance. For without the list of sins there would be no need for religions, the church , the priests, ministers and other religious zealots and fanatics. Now would there? Mankind can never be that which he was not created to be (divine). Unless of course we are celestial beings which we are not.. This brings me to my next theory.

We have been corrupted not by the so-called Adam and Eve but by the 200 or so Watchers who decided to break rank and defile themselves with the women of mankind.. Thus blanketing the earth with evil and wicked spirits throughout perpetuity.. That’s according to the book of Enoch chapters 7 through 17..  It is very explicit which would explain why it probably wasn’t included in the bible…Now I’m not saying that this is factual but it does give us food for thought. The bible clearly states that they came from the heavens and fornicated with the women of earth thus giving birth to a hybrid race of giants  (Nephilims).. You see what I’m talking about? It was in their nature!!!! The fruit doesn’t fall to far from the tree that bares it now does it?

Thanks to them this is who we are however, it has always been man’s quest to have something of a greater existence. The reason for this aspiration for divinity more than likely is because of man’s divine creation theory..So we strive to reach that which is unattainable in this physical form…It is unrealistic and we need to stop reaching for that which we cannot touch…We are not sinners, we are just wired this way. We are evil, deceitful and wicked but we are also kind, compassionate, empathetic and loving..  We possess all of these traits, it’s  just who we are and maybe have always been.. I really don’t have the answers but I do know that more often times than not, the majority of us give in to the dark nature and as a result we have a world that reflects that… I don’t think of it as a sin, I refer to it as a crime against humanity and nature!!! For it is not the nature of man that makes him so-called sinful. It is the body of works he engages in due to these behavior traits. We allow these traits to dominate our thinking and actions that in turn inflict pain and suffering and exploitation of other humans, life forms and nature..That  is what should be considered sinful…

We humans will always be conflicted due to our disobedient nature. After all isn’t that a behavior trait that Adam and Eve who were created by the Lord god and  alsoThe Watchers (the sons of Gods) all have in common?  (Disobedience and Rebellion) sound familiar? Hmm, one would have to think that these are traits of the Gods themselves passed onto to us through their offspring… Just a thought.. Now you see what I mean about that fruit not falling too far from the tree…We are just like them.. Created in their image!!

So now, with that all said, you tell me;  what is sin? I’m out of here for now.. But in the meantime,

You all Be well, Be Challenging and Be Enlightened…

Written by; Alton T. DeVeaux Jr (africafifth)

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Bamboozeled Part 2

We today have  a large percentage of our brothers and sisters who are  unproductive and aspiring to be something that is elusive.  We find them chasing after an elusive life which emulates false images of fame and stardom. We witness them embracing a lifestyle that is rife with violence, no sense of direction, no education, no self-identity, no self-esteem, or self-confidence. These people are the sheep who have strayed away from the flock and have fallen victim to false prophets and salivating predators that use them for their own self gain. Most individuals lack any concept of what real success is and how it can be attained. Consequently what they decide to chase after is fleeting and non-substantive( importance or value). Is it because we still are riffed with a self-imposed slavery mentality or a self defeatist attitude?

Are we to afraid of pursuing an education or some legitimate skill set that would allow us to assimilate into the world of responsibility and productivity?  By our lack of desire to ascend to greater heights we are relegated to a position where others dictate what we can and can not do. Where we can and can not live. What schools our children can and can not attend. We have relinquished any form of control to the whim of the white man. I must reiterate that we have allowed ourselves to unknowingly be subdued and brainwashed and have lapsed into a more advanced and modern-day form of slavery. We believe ourselves to be in control but we are actually not. We are completely insentient and do not realize it.
We tell ourselves that to have a command of the English language is to speak like a white person. To be be an educated person and want to have access to the finer things in life is to emulate white people. We continuously say that we don’t want to be like white people. Yet every day I see black men and women emulating the very people that they proclaim not to want to be anything like. I see sisters with breast implants, an assortment of different colored wigs and weaves that they wag back and forth like some attention seeking white girl. They’re inserting  blue, green and hazel colored contacts or having their pupils injected with color altering chemicals  and bleaching their skin. What the heck is that all about if not someone who is in denial, full of self-hatred and doesn’t know who they really are?
This also applies to brothers with the tattoos depicting the thug life and riding around in cars that have been blinged out with accessories that usually cost more than the car is worth. When some of them open their mouths to speak I need sub titles to understand what the heck they’re saying. The style of dress is to  wear pants down and low exposing buttocks for all to see and the accessories of the day are gold covered teeth ( referred to as a grill ). This is absolutely pitiful and yet it is embraced, accepted and glamorized.
You have been dining on and digesting a constant diet of  B.S. and either you are too stupid to realize it or  you have no other aspirations in life so this is what is embraced.  This is the flavor of success your palate has acquired a taste for .  You want to sample being a rapper or maybe a thug and live a gangster lifestyle.  Definitely the wrong selection on the menu!!! Here are just a couple of examples used in the industry to “BAMBOOZLE” the unsuspecting prey.

 
Example; Rappers on video proclaiming to be thugs and gangsters drinking booze and waving around assault weapons and handguns. ie: white gangsters and thugs from the 1920’s to 1960’s who robbed and killed each other indiscriminately for territory and control over illegitimate enterprises. They also did not have any regard for a human life..
Example: P Diddy and fellow rappers on video sporting a white robe, slippers and cigar in hand occupying a high end hotel room.
Example: P Diddy in commercial promoting Cirock accompanied by some actors better known for their mob roles along with beautiful long-legged women and other well dressed people. Boarding a private jet and flying out to Vegas and seen traversing through an extravagant palatial hotel or casino, dancing with beautiful women and toasting the high life!!!!! Yeah, we should all aspire for that lifestyle. I understand the marketing concept and the promotion of your product but there is also a message that is being sent that is not conducive or in step with the plight of most ordinary African-American people. It is a self promoting commercial to get you to buy into the false imagery of what your life could be like if you would only buy and drink Cirock. They are selling you on the glamorous life of Las Vegas, private jets, pretty women, partying and expensive hotel accommodations. Oh and let’s not forget the alcohol to which  African-Americans spend over 400 million dollars annually to consume. This is a lifestyle that most people will never acquire in their lifetime and if they do they’ll just end up pissing it away.
This does not begin nor end with P Diddy but is a poison that has been perpetuated by him and others in that arena.
Rapping used to be something that was fun and good to listen to because it was fresh and new. But then some cats figured they would use it as a vehicle to send their message of oppression that was accompanied by the blatant disrespect of our women, use of drugs, alcohol, and violence.  Music execs are the pimps, rappers are the prostitutes selling the goods and you are the tricks that purchase it. So I guess at the end of the day your just being played. Just another hustle and form of Black Exploitation!!!

The record labels recognized a prime opportunity to make an enormous amount of cash by grabbing these rappers to write and deliver these lyrics of hate, disrespect and violence and selling it to you.
They are trick ‘in you people by selling you on a lifestyle that most of them only write lyrics about and do not live. You buy into it because you are easily BAMBOOZLED.  You lack the ability to discern between what is genuine and what isn’t. What is reasonably achievable and what isn’t. I’m not for one minute suggesting that you don’t aim high but it is what you’re aiming high for that matters. I do not have an issue with someone expressing what they are experiencing however there must be some accountability. We have to take responsibility for what we are saying and how that is received by others. The platform was a great one that could have been utilized to raise the awareness level and empower the masses but it got turned into a pimp machine…

As long as we continue to pursue these types of misguided dreams and lifestyles, great and meaningful achievements will never happen. End of Story!

Written by: Al DeVeaux Jr.

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