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The Children of The Son Are Burning In The Sun

Something caught my attention in the news, I usually miss important stuff but this time I didn’t. Said to potentially cure HIV in collaboration with other drugs Truvada is a drug that is claimed to prevent HIV infections by up to 100% to those prescribed with it…

Take whatever you want from this information but I think the last thing we need is something that’s gonna encourage us to have unsafe sex with people we’ve never tested with… Yes, call me paranoid but I smell noisy propaganda all around this.

Brothers and sisters, how HIV/AIDS came about is still a very grey conversation, Whilst many claim that the virus was man-made why it was made is also a cloudy conversation… Sex is a weakness for us as a people, a weakness that anyone can use against us, a weakness we can use against each other… Which brings us to the question, are we as free a we say we are, is the struggle really over?

 

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“In my backpack, I got my act right

In case you act quite difficult

and your is so weaken with anger and discontent

Some are seeking and searching like me, moi

I’m a peace-loving decoy, ready for retaliation

I change the whole occasion to a pine box six-under

Impulsive, don’t ask wild wonder

Orders given to me is ‘Strike’ and I’m thunder

With lightning fast reflexes on constant alert

From the constant hurt that seems limitless

With no dropping pressure”

 

World peace is something any honest Jesus freak hopes for, Ironically it’s also something any honest Jesus freak knows we’ll never get. The good book itself bares prophecies of the end of time. Yes, many of us may speculate about how the chains are already in motion, looking at everything that’s happening around us. In Mandela Girls I blogged about an encounter I had with a pride of prostitutes… yes, a pride… It felt like one them was about to pounce for the kill. It’s so easy to ignore something you hear about or something you see on TV but when you get to actually see it, a whole new reality rings in.

Poverty has so many of us in a chokehold, so much so, for what may seem as change to another may just be enough for so many others not to even think twice about risking their health, their lives for…

 

“The cost of life, it seems to get cheaper

Out in the desert with my street sweeper

THE WAR IS OVER, so said the speaker

With the flight suit on

Maybe to him I’m just a pawn

So he can advance

Remember when I used to dance

Man, all I wanna do is dance”

 

Featured Song: Dirty Harry – The Gorillaz

 

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Intellectual Freedom (The More I See, The Less I Know)

Accused of being a song about how people use sex and drugs to make themselves “feel good”, “Feel Good” by The Gorillaz knocks on various social and political issues we’ve been faced with since day one.

It talks about how we as fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, daughters, sons have lost sight of our most authentic fundamentals. Yes, love is free, yet we continuously misplace it as the salty sweat rolls down our eyes stinging the sight away as we blindly chase our temporary highs.

As the wind kisses the windmill, it in turn tightly hugs our God-given water from the depths of mother Earth, giving us life, giving us love as the blades forever chase each other.

“Windmill, windmill for the land
Turned forever hand in hand
Take it all in on your stride
It is ticking, falling down
Love forever love is free
Lets turn forever you and me
Windmill, windmill for the land
Is everybody in?”

-The Gorillaz

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A year ago, I started talking about genuflecting penitently, what!?, alright, lets go a few steps back.
They say what you see in others is a reflection of yourself, right, lets skip a few more steps forward.
The problem with us humans is that we worship God in fear of what’s out there and what we see in others and in ourselves, that’s what I call genuflecting in a penitent way, well at least that’s what I understand it to be. Going on, I feel worshiping God should spawn from our natural love for Him and just that.

“Having heavy conversations ’bout the furthest constellations of our souls, We’re just trying to find some meaning in the things that we believe in, but we’ve got some ways to go”

-The Script

A few years ago I drowned in my passion to try to understand religion, which is wrong? which is right?… I questioned a lot of things about the word of God, I was so bought by the idea of me loving and worshiping God not because it’s the right thing to do, but because His existence made sense to me.
In this quest I learned a lot, I was told that, not knowing but believing in the name of God was or carries the whole essence of faith.
It was when I heard that those who do not “understand” the name of God do not belong to Him, that my jaw dropped… I started questioning myself, was I doomed from the start? was I really born for hell?

“I tried pushing evolution as the obvious conclusion of the start
It was for my own amusement saying love was an illusion of a hopeless heart
Of all of the things that she’s ever said, she goes and says something that knocks me dead
You wont find faith or hope down a telescope, you wont find heart and soul in the stars
You can break everything down to chemicals
But you can’t explain a love like ours
It’s the way we feel, yeah this is real”

-The Script

We all come from different homes and different backgrounds. We all relate to situations differently, we don’t all get the same jokes though we are all human, and being human means that primarily or naturally we tend to assume that everyone around us will get our jokes, that our acts of kindness will be well received. unfortunately, this isn’t always the case.
No good deed goes unpunished is the rhythm of the season and our disinterest in trying to understand or appreciate each person or gesture needs no reason.

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What seems simple or straightforward to you may be relatively ambiguous to the next and yes, we’ve all heard about how ambiguity is the devil’s volleyball.
Whether we find good or bad in ambiguity, for the most part it all depends on one’s state of mind. I’m talking about the person you see in the mirror.

 

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MGMT “Kids” video shot

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MGMT “Kids” video shot