Lo and Behold

Songs of innocence are no more
All that’s left are voices under the control of moguls like Vincent Bolloré
Still they bellow, at the top of their lungs, but the sound never reaches shore from the slave boats
Even as they sail the trade routes
Ivory Coast, Gabon, Cameroon, Congo

And the silent wars go on
Right under their noses
While they embrace narratives manufactured on bible paper
Unbeknownst to them, their souls remain very much shackled


The Reflection of Self

a sense of self-importance and moral superiority breeds self-righteousness

and self-deprecation, low self-esteem or having no sense of self-worth shatters dreams

all such things considered bring clarity to the reality that is

you are what you believe


Bringing Forth Growth

there appears to be a correlation between growth and an increased responsibility load

and managing both is an expansionist’s service oath

also, decisive action and accountability when at fault one cannot afford to compromise on

because doing what others won’t typically makes you captain of the boat

but know that your character shall be tested and if not totally committed to the cause, you’ll come up short


Game of Throngs (vii)

Discontent with the body politic or prevailing economic system is not preternatural
However, a deep dive into the inner workings of such common phenomena
With a view to taking decisive action that’d meaningfully address disatisfaction with that status quo appears so

Now, can we not attribute that to the countless failures of seditious attempts
Aimed at effecting change, yet steeped in shallow ideals
Rebellions fuelled by ignorance and a lack of understanding and reasoning of the elevated nature?
Uprisings often thwarted by a simple combination of force and relative superior intellectual savour

People, is it not unfortunate then
That many have much to fear and no well-defined aspirations to pursue with fervour?
And is that not why those having little to live for or live on
Are almost always on the frontlines of war?


Forest, My Friend

There’s nothing wrong with starting small

But without scale or growth, there can be no sustainability or survival

It’s not hard to imagine that a mountain is made up of small rocks

Which naturally, if not layered above ground, disintegrate to soil beneath feet

It’s not hard to imagine that a forest is made up of small groves

And that a road starts off as a narrow course

Love with a gaze

And that a revelation emerges from the maze

Not hard to imagine, or is it?


35 ‘til I die

35

The last few years have been a wild ride. Laying down foundations, building, growing. Conquests and triumphs and a fair amount of challenges and tragedies. All part of the journey.

Through it all, I never stopped writing. Was simply working on other forms. Slightly different to the material you typically find on this blog.

If interested in that other side, you’re welcome to check out the work.

Stay safe,
love always

I of July

For my full book selection visit Amazon or download directly from Payhip.

To stay updated on what I’m up to, check out the website.


Time Sovereignty

Financial independence
That’s what I’m pursuing
Ownership of my time and control over the options
As far as how I choose to live out my dreams

So I’ll trade my time for bitcoin
Not cloths strips or aggry beads
Or anything based on an ersatz gold monetary standard
That’d only make me a slave to the system

Give me honest money
Not currencies backed only by armies
Digits on screens serving the purpose of counterfeit bills


A Matter of Power

The competence required to utilise available resources in order to wield power is commendable. But to do so in a manner that is both well-meaning and appropriate with respect to the extent the power is used and the purposes for which it is used, relative to any given situation, is not so simple.

Furthermore, if there’s no mastery of the desire that becomes the impetus of creative thought and action – the mere control of structures and systems that form the foundations of power, will not be adequate provision, to give the controller enough satisfaction and reach satiation that could create some form of ‘reciprocal’ benefaction.

As a result, those who possess high effective power tend have their way in most instances, which results in asymmetry in power. Consequently, the powerless start vying for a rebalancing of the power dynamic.

However, such resistance triggers the high power groups to utilise all acquired power and available means to thwart the efforts and stifle any pressures brought on by those in defiance.

Thus, by controlling the instruments of force and the establishments that enforce laws and procedures regulating institutions of society, the powerful force the powerless to accept the imbalance through systematic indoctrination and socialisation.

And since the socially privileged typically assume that they have the right to control the interactions in relationships they have with those in the power-deficient classes, they employ interactive power as a tactic to justify oppression and the distorted relationship between them and their subordinates. For example, the behaviour of the oppressed, which may manifest as a result of the oppression they endure, is used to justify the oppression by the oppressors.

Over time, the experience of inferior/superior treatment produces a public image of being inferior/superior which is subsequently internalised as an image of self-inferiority/superiority. This then officially legitimises the unequal treatment.

So to meaningfully address this injustice, the oppressed need to understand that their oppressors need them, that is, their need to have power over them and their disdain over their independence only makes them dependent on having them as subordinates in order to define and realise their own power.

The oppressed therefore, should strive to understand that their oppressors need to be able to make demands, which are dictatorial and disobliging so that the obedience of the oppressed is the result of acquiescence to the oppressor’s will and not devotion devoid of deference.

Because only then will the oppressed effectively address their oppressors’ intolerance of their autonomy, since the very definition of the oppressors’ power is but a function of dependence on the vulnerabilities of the oppressed.


Sketch for a Theory of Persistent Passions (vii)

Forget days off
If you want to get on and stay on

Because there’s a price to pay
For every bit you earn and coin you own

So only take time out
To sharpen your arsenal

And know there’s nothing comfortable
About journeying to the top

For those who do the most
Understand the cost…

And that time is the only loss
That affects earning potential