Saturday, October 10, 2009


Some have argued that people should need to have a license to have kids. I don't disagree but i think it would be hard to implement and enforce. what if a woman got pregnant and was unable to qualify for a license? Would the government take away her kids or force her to terminate it? Would there be penalties?

I think that a lot of our problems with bad people are due to the fact that we have a lot of bad parents. Abusive, neglectful, or entirely absent. There are people who have way too many kids. No one today should be having 5 kids, or 8 kids. I think people should have 2 kids maximum. In third world countries where people don't have access to contraceptives or where religion or cultural reasons forbid sex education, condoms, birth control or abortions, and where people are extremely poor, they are reproducing at an alarming rate. There is massive over population in many third world countries. This creates more poverty.

It is true every child is born innocent. They have no choice in what circumstances, economically, geographically, they are born into. But their parents are. When an adult chooses to bring a child into this world they are playing God. They know what type of situation that child is going to be born into. If people are so poor they can't even afford to buy a pair of shoes, why do they have so many kids that they are unable to care for? There are cultural reasons why people have lots of kids, many traditional cultures require a woman to bare lots of kids. It is a left over from our primitive days where humans were numbered in the few millions and there was rampant disease that killed a third of all babies born.

So, we are left with this instinct to have babies, have babies, have babies, and now there are almost nearly 7 billion of them and the earth's population will double in another 50 years or so.

I think we need to stop this ridiculous idea that we must populate and have lots of kids. There are too many kids on the planet and they are mostly coming from extremely poor parents who can't even afford to support themselves.

This is one reason why I am totally pro-choice when it comes to abortion and disagree with religion on issue relating to reproduction and contraceptives. I believe old school thinking, whether religiously based or not is ruining the lives of our children and the future of our planet and humanity.

Hip Hop's Problems

I was one of the first generations raised with hip hop since birth. I love the medium of hip hop as a form of self expression, to tell stories and ideas. It is an incredible art form.

Over the years as I've gotten older I began to turn away from hip hop and the hip hop lifestyle. Mind you, everyone who listens to hip hop doesn't behave or act a certain way, but generally hip hop culture produces a certain mentality that I think promotes ignorance, and is self destructive.

Over 50% of inner city high school students are dropping out, this has been happening for quite some time. Rappers brag about dropping out of school to sell drugs, how they hated learning and cut class. How many rappers brag about getting straight A's and pursuing higher education? Exactly.

Rappers are almost obligated to get involved in some legal trouble, as it adds to their street credibility. Getting caught with a gun, beating up a girlfriend or someone else, getting caught with drugs, knocking up random girls and getting them pregnant, all are positive acts that help rappers get respect and provide subject matter in their material. Almost every rapper has knocked up a girl and got her pregnant.

The materialism in hip hop speaks for itself. This worship of money and materialism as if it is the most important thing in the world is ridiculous. There are so many hip hop videos that show rappers with wads of cash and jewelry, with a face that says "look what I got, bitch, aren't you jealous?"

What impression does this leave on the minds of the listeners? Let's face it, hip hop culture is all about instant gratification, jealousy, envy, showing off, and worse of all greed. It's kind of like Wall Street, only drugs and albums are the main sources of income.

The critics say positive hip hop doesn't sell. I understand this, it's the same reason why sex sells in the movies and violence does too. I just wish there was a more intellectual sub genre of hip hop that was positive and also commercially viable. And I wish that we didn't have this incredible ridiculously ignorant standard for which we judge our rappers and what rappers are to have done. I wish "ghetto credibility" was a thing of the past.

Don't get me wrong, I respect the format of hip hop as an art form, but I will not embrace the culture of ignorance.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

It's Getting Cold

Fall is here and winter is coming....

It wasn't much of a summer anyway. It will probably be a long cold winter, but who knows, mother nature has a way of always surprising us.

I almost forgot about this blog. No one reads it and I don't really care.

I think I'll start writing about my politics and my huge interest in sociology, economics, religion and human nature. I have all these ideas in my head and I talk about them with my friends. But words disappear into thin air and are forgotten. The written word lasts much longer, so I feel I should write what I think so that it could exist maybe, possibly forever.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Making Music

I just got an electric guitar and I love it. I wish I had started making music much earlier. If in high school I started learning guitar I'd be really good by now, instead I'm just a beginner learning the foundation of musical guitar. I like to play hard rock and heavy metal, as well as the blues and some punk/indie. I hope that in a few years I am rocking my ass off as well as other people also.

When you can make music you can really impress people. I've always respected good musicians and I want to become one. Music has been my biggest passion through out my whole life. Other things have come and gone. I'm not trying to be a rock star or even in a band, I can't commit to that either. I just like making music for fun. It's a great hobby.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Fat people.....yes, fat people

With the nation in the middle of the often loud and angry health care debate, I have a few words about us Americans. We are fat, and we are the laughing stock of the world. People starve to death in some countries around the world, and our problem is that we have too much food. It's so funny when you really think about it. The problem is this: are fat people driving up health care costs? I believe they are, but they are clearly not the only problem. Smokers too drive up health care costs, as do people with other unhealthy lifestyles. I have a proposal, it's what I call a "fat Tax" on those people who I like to call 'gravitationally challenged."

I conjured up this this idea for the New York City subway, after one day not too long ago when I wanted a seat on the train and a "gravitationally challenged" person was taking up two seats, instead of the usual one and a half. I think that since "gravitationally challenged" people take up more space, it is only fair that they should pay more money to ride the train. Basically, we should pay for space.

It would work like this, to ride the subway you'd pay a penny for every pound you weigh. You weigh 250 lbs, you pay $2.50, you weigh 130 lbs, you pay $1.30. We'd all have to carry a new metrocard, and with this we'd swipe the machine and right before we walk through the turnstile, we'd have to step on a scale embedded into the ground that would digitally calculate our weight, including everything we carry. The fare would be calculated at 1 penny per pound, and that would be the price we are charged to enter the subway. So yes "gravitationally challenged" people would pay more. However, this system would encourage people to loose weight and live healthy, since they wouldn't want to have to pay more money. I think it's an ingenious idea, and most of us would actually be paying less than we pay now, including me. I feel this proposal is necessary because "gravitationally challenged" people do indeed take up a lot more space in areas where space isn't abundant, like the subway, and that means a lot less space for those of us who are not "gravitationally challenged."

I think my proposal is reasonable, fair and balanced, and I'm usually right.

Monday, August 24, 2009

My summer so far

So far it's been an OK summer. I didn't have anything bad happen to me, no major incidents. I've gone out drinking just about every night of the summer so far. I've been smoking a lot when I go out drinking. I smoked almost an entire pack last night, which is rare for me since I usually don't smoke more than half a pack. I can't help it sometimes when I get drunk and I'm around party people I want to smoke one after the other. I will quite again one day, just like I did for 2 years.

I haven't been keeping up to date on a lot of IT shit. I really should because in this industry you can never fall off the bandwagon. Summer ain't over yet, there is still actually another month of it. I'm always in school no matter what so its not like I have a vacation.

I haven't been working out a lot either. I mean I look good. Sometimes I look in the mirror and I think "damn." My chest looks nice, even though I'm skinny I'm happy that I don't have a flat bird chest. I got muscle tits. All I wish for is about another 15 pounds of muscle, that's it, and I'll be fine. I have a very fast metabolism which makes it very hard for me to gain weight. I don't have a really big appetite either. I've been basically 160-165 pounds since I graduated high school. Although my weight has dipped to 150 at times. It's funny because I want to gain weight unlike everyone else in America who wants to lose weight. I can lose a pound a day if I really want to. It's not a problem.

Drinking in the city

I went out drinking last night and spent $80. Damn. I didn't even see that coming. I usually don't like to spend more than $50 but last night I lost control. I had an ok night but was it worth $80? Not really. I should have pregamed it like I usually do but I didn't last night for some stupid reason. Thank God it didn't rain. I was supposed to go camping but that's out of the question since I have a Saturday class. Maybe in two weeks.


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