The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left
Even as he walks along the road, the fool lacks sense and shows everyone how stupid he is
Ecclesiastes 10: 2,3
In the movie The Hunger Games the main character is young girl by the name of Katniss Everdeen who lives in district 12 of the fictional world of Panem set in a dystopian future. Part of living in this world is that teenagers age 12 to 18 according to Wikipedia must participate in a contest to the death when called upon or chosen by the powers that be. When Katniss sister is chosen from her district she volunteers to take her place. As would be expected, Katniss with skill, moxie and bravery survives to the end along with her fellow district partner which is not suppose to happen. They become sentimental Romeo and Juliet figures for the non-sacrificing city populous and one of uneasy rebellion for the ruling elite.
Given that I did not read the books that the movie is based upon, I did not glean from the first or second movie how it is that the majority of the population ended up being oppressed by the few, but what I did notice is that the people who lived in the capital city wore colorful clothing and appeared eccentric, superficial and given to alternative lifestyles while the people in the districts were definitively heterosexual and living as such with families. Why do I bring this attention to this? It is because it is evident this is the way our society is being herded.
When President Obama on May 9, 2012 declared his support for gay marriage it was as if a flood gate was now opened for not just closet homosexuals to pop out the closet every other day but now anyone who wanted to express themselves different sexually would find the usual support by the media and superficial people of the public. Oddly enough or not the Hunger Games was released on March 23, 2012. It is an interesting synchronicity where the shift was signaled not just here on earth but in the heavens so that now no matter how fruity the notion if it made the few men who wanted to become women happy then they should be lauded for their confusion and placed before the public as someone to be admired for their stance and bravery.
One need look no further than Bruce Jenner of the Kardashian Clan and Lavern Cox of Orange is the New Black born a male but as only modern society can accomplish now magically a woman. Also, now at the expense of the majority these miniscule people in number now need to be catered to such as some cities passing laws so that transgender men can use women’s public bathrooms. Apparently, it does not matter to these officials that little girls and women could be preyed upon by any burly male declaring he is really a woman just so long as his feelings are assuaged and society is tolerant of whatever tomfoolery an individual or a few people think of next.
In keeping with the fruity (colorful) people trend needing to be recognized and given a public platform to bludgeon the masses with “I’m a victim of discrimination too song,” Black Americans especially men must be targeted as needing to be more accepting and tolerant and open to new definitions of masculinity. Once again, we are the minority of choice in need of accepting whatever moral sludge the pagan sons of Japheth and their black cohorts throw our way. It is Black American men who are suddenly and need to be the face of homosexuality and transgender lifestyles.
I give by way of example an article titled the Importance of Young Thug and Jaden Smith Challenging Hip-Hop’s Masculinity. Without citing yet one word from the article, why is it important that masculinity be challenged let alone hip-hop? Only people who are firmly situated and aligned with the kingdom of darkness would make such a statement. However, the article begins “ American society is being increasingly more open to gay people, but the hip hop world seems to be lagging behind. Hip hop gossip sites still write salacious articles making snide remarks about allegedly gay rap stars. Atlanta-based rapper Young Thug has courted controversy by wearing dresses and calling his homeboys “bae.” Jaden Smith, son of rapper-turned-actor Will Smith, faced backlash when he was recently pictured wearing a dress.”
Quoting a sociologist, we now find out in the article why this masculinity needs to be challenged. “Dr. Earl Wright II, a professor of African studies at the University of Cincinnati, said Young Thug and Jaden Smith are forcing hip hop, and society in general, to reevaluate what it defines as “masculine.” “What is important is that what he (Young Thug) introduces to the hip hop community, along with Jaden Smith, is the idea that there is more than one way to be a male and man in this nation,” said Wright, who teaches a sociology course on hip hop. “In a society where one’s manhood is largely defined by a person’s ability to physically control the body and actions of others, Young Thug and Jaden Smith’s ‘revolutionary’ presentation of self provides an opening for young males, who do not fit the traditional notion of masculinity, to find a comfortable space for themselves within hip hop culture.”
So, according to this professor these confused young men are showing that there is more than one way to be a male and man in this nation. Really? It does not take a rocket scientist to know that men who are acting as women and given to homosexual proclivities will be taken out as viable candidates for marriage and reproduction decreasing an already shrinking pool of quality black males for females. No sensible woman wants to be in a relationship with a man who wants to wear her dresses and makeup. It is only another way in which the spirit of Egypt still lives with the declaration from pharaoah to “kill the male infants.”
Therefore, just as gangster rap primed a whole generation of Black males who imbibed the spirit behind the music for prison and death, the powers that be are once again using rap as the vehicle of destruction of Black males and by extension the Black American family by now advocating and pushing to the forefront Black males who act, behave as and want to be women and or gay. It is an agenda that is not exclusive to rap but pushed in television such as on the hit TV show Empire and undoubtedly on other shows which I know not of. Interestingly, Bill Clinton acknowledged in an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on May 7, 2015 that the omnibus crime bill he signed into law in 1994 with the three strikes provision resulted in the over-incarceration of people. Ironically, it became law of the land just as gangster rap was in full steam. I am sure per that anonymous email cited in my previous article that it did what it was supposed to do and that is fill jail cells with ever more clueless colored faces.
Lest anyone misunderstand my position, I am not saying that people who commit crimes should not be responsible for their actions and make restitution to society or that people are suddenly devoid of free will because they listen to crappy negative music. But what I am addressing is the spirit behind the people who would promote crass, dumb-downed, criminal flavored lyrics and depictions by its’ artist to youth who are impressionable and in search of someone they can emulate when they are the product of fatherless and broken homes or reside in depressed inner cities.
It cannot be contested that American society has steadily exalted dross above gold and promoted bad behavior above that which is good. It is often the case if you behave contrary to standard morals you will be awarded with publicity, money, a reality TV show and who knows what else. Ecclesiastes 10:5 sums it up thus: “There is an evil I have seen under the sun, the sort of error that arises from a ruler: Fools are put in many high positions, while the rich occupy the low ones. I have seen slaves on horseback, while princes go on foot like slaves.” That my friends is a society in the image of the Hunger Games. This concludes my exposition on Music and Black Americans. The following are examples of dross.