Thursday, July 23, 2009

note to goons, thugs and gangsters

Now I did write commentary on the current administrations health care reform. But I will let the pundits speak before I do because when I speak first it seems they only recant in an adumbrated and unintelligible form, what I postulate. So for the time being, they will have to go at their analysis on their own. Nor did I post on being black in America for I need no TV show that I would never watch anyway to tell me what such a disposition defines. With that said, I will talk about what I love, my kids and family and will chastise those that don’t see the value in such as being major in their lives.

To the aforementioned which I cited in this title, I would like to say that you are foul, fake and lame. Albeit I can contrive a bevy of phrases to continue my description, I will refrain and attempt to convey a logical course of explanation as to why I purport such a locution.
At time I feel as if I am the last man, the last scholar, the last father on earth. And Times have not been easy for me ever. From my upbringing in Memphis, to securing my PhD, to starting my own business, to raising my kids. No never, and I shall not seek the easy way out for hard work compassion and love is all that I crave to mandate my personal exhilaration. But no matter what, I have had two vehicles to assist me my mind and the love of my kids. Even with the grief that has been exerted through my daughters mother who suffers from mental illness, I have never felt alone or helpless. Always I have still had the love of my kids and they have seen me as father first and man second. When my shop was beasted, by my side that morning were my son and daughter who felt more pain and violation than I did, for the door only cost 600.00 and the cash register they stole only contained two rolls of pennies.
See for me there is nothing better than keeping my seeds by my side and wouldn’t have it any other way. Just seems today those that claim to men are of a completely different feather.

For to me, you are a lame if you spend more time in clubs and bars than helping your kids with their homework weekly. Or if the example of fatherhood to you means having your elementary school aged daughter on stage at some awards show while you sing about fucking every girl in the world and staying strapped. To me you a lame if you spend $12 to 17 stacks in a strip club yet can only manage to give a $1000 scholarship – Yea Jeezy, I’m talking to you.
I am proud to say that for me, life is more than hypocrisy and the spouting of fake stupidity related to self material idolization or the proclamation of being hard. For truth be told most folk that do are really soft as wet toilet paper. Yes, I am, proud, for coaching my son in baseball and basketball all of his life and seeing him score in the top 92 percent of all kids in the nation on his ACT. I am proud of the way he man’s up and takes his 4 year old sister to the bakery across the street to get cake when he would prefer not to be bothered with her. Yes I am proud of how my daughter pretends to order dog food on her play phone and answers my shop phone by saying “Braincell.”

This is what makes me feel like a man. This is what gives me pride. I just wish other men felt the same way, evinced pride in family, intellect and their seeds as they do in being foul and hard and for lack of a better word – stupid. I mean who else or what type of person would be proud to proclaim themselves as a goon, thug or a gangster before a man and a father? I say a fool.

33 comments:

The Brown Blogger said...

On point as usual brother.

Sheliza said...

Good for you!! I'm always proud of men that are serious about parenting =)

Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T said...

The Brown Blogger
thanks folk

Sheliza
parenting is the ish

KevinsTeeTee said...

Good post Torrance! I always find it funny how people (both females and males) with kids complain that they have to "babysit" their kids. I'm like, well you say that as if it's a chore and you'd rather be doing something else.

I'm glad to know someone who's such a good father and wants the best for their children. I wish more Parents took the time out for their kids, maybe we wouldn't see so many of them wanting to be like Soulja Boy or Young Jeezy. Not a role model I would ever want for my kids (when I have them..one day one day!).

neshia said...

prond of you torrance!!!!!

Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T said...

KevinsTeeTee
i couldnt even imagine thinking like that

neshia
thanks jones, but its my responsibility

Tanyetta said...

That's right!

You said it all!

Have you thought about mentoring young lost men or at least reaching out to them? Your words are so true and very well could be an inspiration to the lost souls.

Your life would be a great example.

DM2COY said...

Always keeping it real, and on point. I agree with Sheliza

Its always good to see a man taking of his kids

Angel said...

Just saying hi...most of your stuff is hard for me to comment on as I dont know american politics, but I do read x

Mathew said...

Well said... Good stuff.

MBR said...

There's no need to say anything more...
BlessedBrilliant

msladydeborah said...

Parenting is one aspect of our Blackness that seems to be really in the dire straights. There is an attitude that has sprung up that really bothers me regarding parenting. The belief that fathers are not important. How in the hell can that be? Our children need fathers just as much as mothers.

I love it when a father openly proclaims his love and commitment to family. It says that there is still hope for us as a people.

Jay Midnyte said...

"Nor did I post on being black in America for I need no TV show that I would never watch anyway to tell me what such a disposition defines."

YO this is crazy cuz i thought the same thing a couple hours ago when i heard the commercial

Traycee said...

Just stopping by to say hello ...Your a stranger now....

I just wondering if you were going to talk about the Gates arrest ???

Soulpower said...

This ought to be required reading for the wanna be men/gangstas. You're dead on.

Shannon said...

I completely agree. The definition of a father has been shredded in so many ways in today's world. I wish every father shared your views.

nicki nicki tembo said...

no doubt

Her Side said...

The spiteful side of the feminist movement kicked-off the agenda that men (in all their forms... husbands... fathers) are disposable/optional.

I wonder how many of the OG's (Original Girlpowers) have retracted that statement at the sad state of affairs...

Lovely post.

Kim said...

It's good to hear a real man's approach to parenting. Hopefully it's contagious...

a.eye said...

Thanks for being their for your children and for helping them to be strong in their futures.

KELSO'S NUTS said...

Torrance: As a young man, my Dad was an actual PART of the European Jewish immigrant version of that life in 1940's America. He got clear of it, an education, my mom whom he's been with coming up on 50 years, a couple of careers, two kids and a comfortable retirement.

Still and all, he'd be the last person to tell anyone how to live and probably got a bigger kick out of Jesse Jackson's unguarded remark on Fox about Obama's lectures on fatherhood than anybody did. I love my Dad and respect him as I'm sure your kids love and respect you and I'm sure they notice what you do for them in big and small ways everyday.

As always, though, I come by with the political because I want our kids to grow up to be the men and women they can be. I don't want World War III but I fear it. I think it was something I read on Glenn Greenwald's "Unclaimed Territory" blog about a new US Executive prerogative/law called the "NARCO TERRORISM LAW". Let's say it's the foreign and domestic criminal IN-justice policy which is 180 degrees against EVERYTHING you and I stand for.

Also,"Dallas Black" said very much on-point on our show about Vicente Fox Thursday. He said that Fox had made wink-wink agreement with the "Arellanos," as well as swith Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, and there was less violence in Mexico then because of it.

I'm not sure what to do with this but I'm frightened for the whole world. I know that there are lots and lots of people the majority really who believe strongly in President Obama and are sure he's a man of peace. I feel differently but I'm aware that being in the U.S. minority viewpoint on that (thought majority WORLD viewpoint) makes these ideas kind of disturbing and annoying on U.S. blogs including MY OWN!

I wrote up the skeleton of it on my spot and on BuelahMan's site and I copy the lastter here because the two of you have really sharpened up my thinking on a lot of issues of peace, freedom and social justice. Maybe it's worth a show. Maybe not. Whatever. I find it troubling.

" I am now truly frightened about World War III beginning in earnest by the end of the year with four main fronts to include:

(1) GENERAL MIDDLE-EAST — IRAQ, IRAN, OCCUPIED TERRITORIES, LEBANON

(2) SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIA — AFGHANISTAN, PAKISTAN, INDIA, BANGLADESH, KAZAKHSTAN, TURKEY, TURKMENISTAN

(3) THE ANDES: COLOMBIA, VENEZUELA, ECUADOR, BOLIVIA, PERU, PANAMA, PLUS HONDURAS, COSTA RICA, NICARAGUA, GUATEMALA AND MEXICO

(4) RUSSIA AND UKRAINE

I also see this happening in full sometime subsequent to November 2009 when three events happen

(A) President Obama arranges the severely restricted temporary return of Jose Manuel Zelaya to the Presidency Of Honduras

(B) President Obama is awarded the 2009 NOBEL PEACE PRIZE

(C) All Dollarized and Dollar-pegged nations will go off the full USD backing to either the 1/2 USD 1/2 SDR backing or a COMPLETELY SDR WORLD BASKET BACKING, triggering RECESS-FLATION in the US..."

SjP said...

As they saying goes - the apple don't fall too far away from the tree. Your "fruit" are very lucky to have come from a good and healthy tree!

clnmike said...

You are definitely a man.

Nikki Wadley said...

As always, a wonderfully written post!

Tha BossMack TopSoil said...

Good Heat my Dude. Jeezy is a Sucka, he been one.

Anonymous said...

Preach!!!! speak on it. As always, I enjoyed your posts.. Thanks for teaching what real fatherhood should look like.

Anonymous said...

IS NICE TO HAVE MAN LIKE YOU LOL

Carla said...

Damn...that was a good post... and you sound like a good man. :)

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