Being in Basic Training (Army)

Basic training is honestly one of the best things that has ever happened to me. Besides being trained to peel a muhfucka muffin cap back blue, it was like a fuckin retreat for my mind, my life, and my spirit. I really saw the ones that cared and the ones that was pullin for me and the ones I was only a temporary situation for. I truly got the most clarity in my life at this moment that I’m prolly not gone get for a good while from now. But some of the things I learned being here is that “fate” is a fuckin fairytale, before arriving to basic training I was a real go with the flow path of least resistance kinda guy, and honestly no one should live a passive lifestyle as such thinking good things will come eventually, you shouldn’t let great moment get in your sights and not shoot for them. Another great lesson I experienced in BCT is that planning is really essential, to some people this things might seem like a given because they kinda are, but for me executing these givens was a challenge. Before the Army procrastination was my expertise I was good at it but I missed out on other opportunities playing catch up. One thing people thought would never change about me are my radical views on my counter parts and they haven’t…just kidding, being a 23 year old college graduate around a majority of high school graduates 17-18 years old I noticed that they are only a victim of their parents actions yesterday which became their heritage today. But I’ve met some of the most interesting people here, not the super patriotic Christian I thought I’d encounter but the seeking youth trying to find their way in this world some of the most creative and innovative souls I’ll prolly ever meet. If you want a retreat that pays you join the Army you might like it.

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africamustrise:

Before and After Colonisation

The British, referred to the ingenuity and resourcefulness of the Congolese people as ‘Primitive’ because they respected the land they lived on and understand the harmony that mankind and nature must abide by. In cultivating Palm trees, they only took what was needed for themselves to feed their families, and constructed a simple but efficient system of refining palms into oil and other products for many different purposes.

The British observed  and studied their technique, in their greed they decided to make it into a mass production enterprise, one explorer stated “buried in their jungle, they were too backward to realise the vast inheritance it had to offer, the untapped resources of their vast continent…wealth lay wasting”

It is by this same so called ‘primitive’ invention that they sought out to make profit from Palm (Palm Trees only grow in Tropical climates so the English knew nothing on how to cultivate and process it) they took the  invention of the Congolese and  enforced their system of capitalism in their country to fund their industrial ‘revolution’, producing more than was necessary, raping the land, causing major issues such as deforestation, habitat degradation, climate change, animal cruelty and for the vast majority if not all of the profits to be enjoyed in their own countries.

They then spread propaganda wordlwide; ‘the savages lived in darkness’ ‘we found them swinging from trees’ ‘we saved them from  themselves’, ‘we civilised them’ and etc

They made it larger scale, a little tweak there, a little alteration here, and the white man has the audacity to herald himself as an inventor.

Making alterations to a pre-existing system/product whilst keeping the core technique does not make you an inventor. Its called Plagiarism.

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Anonymous asked:

Why do people lash out at the people they care about the most? Like they treat people they don't even know better than their own family.

The Memoirs of Another Niggas' Opinions Answer:

psych-facts:

Because they expect the people they care about to love and understand them most. But when the people you think would understand you the most don’t, you can’t help but feel angry. 

Also, because sometimes we are actually angry at ourselves since we want to be able to do more for the people we care about but can’t; so we push them away by lashing out. 

daily reminder that the boy you’re in love with at 16 probably won’t matter when you’re 25.

daily reminder that the math test you failed your freshman year of high school probably won’t matter when you’re graduating college.

daily reminder that the problems you’re facing today may seem like the worlds end, but they will not matter in a year.

daily reminder that you’re going to be okay.

everything is going to be okay.

(Source: theperksofbeing-kate, via seriously-youknow)