The means to the end are justified by the moments we live


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In the heat of our daily struggle, our mind tends to lose its balance. Too many things confront us at the same  time–unexpected setbacks, doubts and criticisms from your own allies. There’s a danger of responding  emotionally, with fear, depression, or frustration. It is vital to keep your presence of mind, maintaining  your mental powers whatever the circumstances.  You must actively resist the emotional pull of the  moment–staying decisive, confident, and aggressive no matter what hits you. Make the mind  tougher by exposing it to, or not shying away from adversity. Learn to detach  yourself from the chaos of the life’s daily set backs. Let others  lose their heads; your presence of mind will steer  you clear of their influence and keep you on course.

[Presence of mind] must play a great role in war, in love, at work or any place or thing you consider the domain of the unexpected, since it is  nothing but an increased capacity of dealing  with the unexpected. We admire presence of  mind in a quick verbal clap back, as we admire quick  thinking in the face of danger…. The expression  “presence of mind” precisely conveys the overstanding that in the midst the turmoil of any event, you must be in the moment and not lose emotional control.

Being in emotional control is not the same as not having emotions. As sentient beings we all have emotions. Even the psychopath has emotions. Theirs are just focused differently. presence of mind and having mindfulness is like the willow which bends to the tempest, often escaping destruction much better than the oak which resists it. This is why the martial scientist equates the pliability of the young bamboo as more acceptable than the stiffness of the old one. Presence of mind urges us to not be stiff old bamboos.

This requires deep contemplation.

Modern society is a battle field, despite what the feel good story would like to tell us other wise. It is a battle for your body, mind and soul. And also a battle for the body heart and soul of your loved ones. We are all soldiers in this battle field. Only some of us are cannon fodders and untrained soldiers. Those are the ones who fail to perceive rightly the conditions and the environment they are in. On a battle field this is called situational awareness.  And just like on a real battle field, the one who pops his head up out of the fox hole, may lose it. Or worse, lose it emotionally while in the fox hole as soon as the bullets start flying. In this case the bullets are the slings and arrows of everyday living that interferes with your daily enjoyment or desire to experience quality of life.

The one who lives in a mindfulness state is one who continually practices and develops a presence of mind that allows them to be an island amidst turbulent seas. Nothing fires the warrior’s heart more with courage than to find himself and his comrades at the point of annihilation, at the brink of being routed and overrun, and then to dredge not merely from one’s own bowels or guts but from one’s discipline and training the presence of mind not to panic, not to yield to the possession of despair, but instead to complete those acts of bravery. To perform the commonplace under far-from-commonplace conditions.

This requires deep contemplation.

The most fundamental and aggressive acts we commit on ourselves, the most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves, is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and the respect to look at ourselves honestly and gently. In ancient times, the way of a true warrior is found in death. This means that to overstand life, one must embrace the reality of death.  Overstanding death and embracing the reality that it too is apart of the life you live, allows you to live a more well rounded life.

“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet. If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.”

 

Meditation on inevitable death should be performed daily. Not out of fear, because that is a useless endeavor. We all will die. The meditation is to contemplate the symmetry of  death’s relationship to life and how death is not a finality but a passing through a door to another room. Every day when one’s body and mind are at peace, one should meditate upon being ripped apart by arrows, rifles, spears and swords, being carried away by surging waves, being thrown into the midst of a great fire, being struck by lightning, being shaken to death by a great earthquake, falling from thousand-foot cliffs, dying of disease or committing seppuku at the death of one’s master. And every day without fail one should consider himself as dead. This is the substance of the way of the warrior, that goes beyond fear and anxiety, in to the realm of centering and mindfulness.

This requires deep contemplation.

Truth is not what you want it to be; it is what it is, and you must bend to its power or live a lie. Death is truth, but the truth is death is not the absence of life. Not in the greater scheme of things. For life continues beyond our capacity to perceive with our limited perception. It is the fear of the unknown which kills us. It takes our courage, our joy and in some cases our very physical presence, through conditioned shutting down of the system. What we call death on this plain.

Control your anger. This part is one of my personal struggle, yet I am greater at it today than I was yesterday.  The reality is that if we hold anger toward others, they have control over us. Our opponents, or object of our anger, can dominate and defeat us if we allow him to get you irritated. Especially if they are oblivious to our anger. We will be the only ones getting worked up and filling our blood stream with toxic emotions.

To win any battle, whether in the theater of conflict or in your daily struggle to make a living, you must fight as if you are already dead  Determine that today you will overcome your self of the day before, tomorrow you will win over those of lesser skill, and later you will win over those of greater skill. To know one thing is to know a thousand things.

This requires deep contemplation.

In the end, just three things matter:

How well we have lived
How well we have loved
How well we have learned to let go

It may seem difficult at first, but everything is difficult at first. You must understand that there is more than one path to the top of the mountain, yet the only way to get to the mountain is to climb it.

 

what I took from the life of Fidel Castro


A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past. They talk about the failure of socialism but where is the success of capitalism in Africa, Asia and Latin America? I find capitalism repugnant. It is filthy, it is gross, it is alienating… because it causes war, hypocrisy and competition.
Last night I was explaining to my eastern European co-worker, exactly why white folks in amurdikkka will get their own kkkraka wake up call, when the candidate they proudly voted for to bring back jobs to the country won’t do it. I patently explained why his self aggrandizing speech about working over time to get Carrier A.C ., to change their minds about leaving for India is just smoke blowing up white people and many kneegrows ass hole. Patiently explaining how slave labour abroad and tax break at home is what drives big business today, I referenced the short interest of the Duty free tax zone in Jamaica and how the Chinese used it to exploit the labour force there and how they had to leave under the cover of darkness, when the abuse and profiling really culminated when the fired all the native Jamaicans and attempted to bring in Chinese workers from the U.S.
Somewhere in the lecture, I mentioned how the IMF, World Bank and Amurdikkka, specifically worked to screw up the Jamaican economy after the election of the Socialist leaning Michael Manley. How Manley after being rebuffed and pimped by the IMF, turned to Cuba for ideas and support in growing his economy with minimal help. This started the spiral of gun violence orchestrated by the CIA and the Opposition at the time, the Jamaican Labour Party. It was some what interesting that as I spoke on Cuba and that countries support of Jamaica, including training nurses, doctors and other skilled professionals, I read that Fidel Castro made his transition.
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Just before his death. Days earlier. Sports article came out about how some supposed Miami Cuban savage, assailed Colin Kaepernick about his shirt with the image of Fidel Castro and Malcolm X meeting in Harlem, just before the United Snakes, effectively shut down the economy and the society for over 50 years.
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Eschewing so called unbiased Journalism, the savage went in unprepared and got his cave monkey ass handed to him. Albeit in a much nicer way than most would have. The white dude, was claiming that Castro is a dictator and Colin Kaepernick was supporting the Dictator. The same Colin Kaepernick getting shitted upon by almost every walking breathing knuckle draggers and cowards in the country. People also wishing him harm and wanting to directly harm him. Because he was objecting to the dictatorial violence committed against black men in the land of the trees and home of the slaves.
Lost in all the ado about nothing, was the fact that Kaepernick was actually wearing the shirt in respect for EL Hajj Malik Al Shabazz…Malcolm X and his ability to be open to different ideas, as long as it moves black liberation forward. But then, the amurdikkka idiot citizens, raised on the kool aid of amurdikkka being the bastion of democracy and freedom, will always believe that Fidel Castro will go down as one of the most evil men in his-story. So what about ourstory? How do many of us view Fidel Castro?
Well with the exception of the regular kneegrows who will believe anything the white man says, most of the black people who opposed the legacy of Fidel Castro fall into three categories. There is of course the kneegrow capitalists, then the black Cubans who claim racism  and the minority of Somalis who claimed Cuba sided with Ethiopia in their border wars.
 I have not delved into the Somali-Ethiopian border clash, though I knew Ethiopia always had imperialist intention in that region. But That current government was Socialist though. And Somali was a clearly Islamic state. So the rantings of Somali’s who are more Islamic and Afrikan, should be taken with a grain of salt. Plus they way the Somali state is now, I am not sure Islam has done them any good. The kneegrow capitalist is pretty clear where their allegiance lies, but it is the black Cubans, whose voices I would listen to more and scrutinize more than the others.
For every one of those, are numerous others who’s objection to socialist Cuba, was more about economic opportunities than racism. Although poverty can and does bring out the worst in people. But don’t you think its odd that many of the Afrikan Cuban who defected….run a away from Cuba..are Athletes. Don’t you think its interesting that as soon as they make it outside, some sports team scoops them up to be their bitches and prostitutes?
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Supporters of Castro points to the numerous occasions he intervened on behalf of Afrikan countries fighting against oppression, giving support to areas affected by ecological disasters and in peace time, by supplying free medical and educational training to anybody that asked. Cuban soldiers and professionals repeatedly placed their lives on the line in defense of Afrikan countries and as examples of their socialist ideology, which states one must fight injustice everywhere.
“We (Cubans) are a Latin African nation. African blood flows freely through our veins. Many of our ancestors came as slaves from Africa to this land. As slaves they struggled a great deal. They fought as members of the Liberating Army of Cuba. We’re brothers and sisters of the people of Africa and we’re ready to fight on their behalf! ” – Fidel Castro
This is why the black Cubans crying about racism, is something I will dismiss immediately, but none the less believe that like many impoverished people with the carrot of materialism held out in front of them, would step out of line and end up being noticed by a strict government. if you think that black people haven’t been met with equal or more strictness from the amurdikkklan government for even looking like you are stepping out of line, then you are a waste of space. yet you all still believe in the benevolence of the amurdikkklan government. I tend to lean to the fact that many who were placed in front of a firing squad in Cuba, are either criminals or those who choose to act contrary to the laws of the nation. the fact  that, outside of the black athletes, many of the Cuban exiles are primerely white descendants of Europe and staunch Batista supporters, or very wealthy Cubans.
And many of those care not about the poor, but the loss of their slave plantation and the wealth that came with it. Is it any wonder that the Cocaine business is big in Miami? With the Cubans? Because for the majority of white people, their god is money and heaven is living a life of materialism. I can guarantee that if amurdikkka never put 60 years of sanction against this small Island, poverty would not have been so severe and in fact the revolution would have not held strong for so long. This is the double edge sword that Raul Castro has to walk on. Open up the society to the devils in amurdikkka to help alleviate the draconian  embargo, but doing so, risking that embracing the flooding of the economy with materialism would lessen and cheapen the ideals of Fidel Castro.
Overstand that I don’t trust socialism. Anything that comes out of the filthy maws of the Zionists like Marx, Engels, Trotsky, Lenin and the rest is not a fit system for hue-men. Because they wanted a class less, sex less, god less and potential less society so that people could be enslaved as Goyim, or cattle. However, I am not immune to Castro’s zeal in sticking to his ideology of defending the right of every man against capitalism. This is why Russia only supported him against amurdikkka. Because Cuba was a political football to be used against that nation and not because Russia felt any particular comfort with Castro using socialism in a different way than what Marx wanted.
And this is what I learned form Castro. Many Afrikan countries are afraid to develop a proper plan apart from the west and even if they embrace those ideologies in Capitalism or Socialism, fail to make those ideals a wholly Afrikan one. Failing to do this, they become patsies and statistics. I saw a meme this morning with a picture of Castro and the headline, some times you have to be a bull in order to run a government. This is and always has been my sentiment. How many times have we seen or heard of a Black man taking charge of a country devastated by corruption, either by coupe or through popularist elections, only to fail, because they are too busy pleasing everybody before they can even warm the seat of government?
In wanting to please the electorate or the masses, they become distracted and end up being immediately overthrown through the efforts of outside forces using local puppets. One of the biggest example for me are Patrice Lumumba, Kwame Nkrumah, Thomas Sankara, Jerry Rawlings and currently Robert Mugabe. Lumumba was not a heavy handed man, therefor his transitional government, did not fortify itself by ensuring any opposition would be dealt with immediately. Hence the traitor Mobutu. Thomas Sankara went even further, but he too was not a violent man and even knew that his second in command was plotting against him and decide to be a martyr instead of killing the son of a bitch. Jerry Rawlings twice overthrew the corrupted government, yet gave the government back to politicians who promptly fucked up the country..again.
Whether Mugabe dies now or later, the opposition party will be there to take over the government, because his successor will not have his track record and strength. yet if he had killed Morgan Tsvangirai, that would be less trouble for him. Too many of our leaders are looking to be liked by the people they lead, instead of doing whats best for the country. If that means coming down hard on people who agitate because they didn’t get some basic something or felt they needed to live like Americans, so be it. i am the kind of leader ( if I was leading) that would fuck over the opposition royally, because I am implementing shit that will benefit your children and your children’s children. So fuck your petty bullshit, when you were complaining under the previous government that you were treated even worse.
Many Afrikan countries don’t know what true freedom is, from a nation and political sense. All they know is colonialism. It is hue-man behavior to always seek the place of comfort. Even if it means easing from one tired cheek to another. Most don’t see the big picture and will often rebel because they may be forced to fore go western comfort in order to create a set of Afrikan ones. in fact most don’t care about anything except their own personal comfort. Of all the leaders I mentioned, Thomas Sankara did the most in the three years he came to power. And he was the only socialist in the bunch. But he crafted socialism to fit the Afrikan reality and promoted self sufficiency and not to depend on western largess. And just like the great Hannibal, who could have destroyed the fledgling Roman empire, he was hamstrung by political intrigue and jealousy back home, from people who refused to send him supplied, but later begged him to come and recuse their monkey ass when Scipio went to kart Haddas and threatened them.
If I was to commemorate the life of Fidel Castro, I would say his strong belief in his ideology and the balls to defend it, even at the point of a gun.When Europeans do it, they call it strong governance and they have the media to put a spin on it. When Black people do it, they few that are not ass holes, they call them dictators and they fail to overstand that propaganda is the best weapon of warfare. Notice they never called Mobutu a traitor until he fell out of favor with them?  What this means is as long as they can use you they will befriend you. And when they are done…you are done.
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“If you are unsure of a course of action, do not attempt it. Your doubts and hesitations will infect your execution. Timidity is dangerous: Better to enter with boldness. Any mistakes you commit through audacity are easily corrected with more audacity. Everyone admires the bold; no one honors the timid.”
Do not accept the roles that society foists on you. Re-create yourself by forging a new identity, one that commands attention and never bores the audience. Be the master of your own image rather than letting others define if for you. Incorporate dramatic devices into your public gestures and actions – your power will be enhanced and your character will seem larger than life.”
“Be wary of friends—they will betray you more quickly, for they are easily aroused to envy. They also become spoiled and tyrannical. But hire a former enemy and he will be more loyal than a friend, because he has more to prove. In fact, you have more to fear from friends than from enemies. If you have no enemies, find a way to make them.”
“Few are born bold. Even Napoleon had to cultivate the habit on the battlefield, where he knew it was a matter of life and death. In social settings he was awkward and timid, but he overcame this and practice boldness in every part of his life because he saw its tremendous power, how it could literally enlarge a man(even one who, like Napoleon, was in fact conspicuously small)”.