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My son asked me the other day if I was scared of anything. I told him God, my father, & the fact that this cold world could take my family away from me without missing a beat. I don’t worry so much about me dying per se, because I’ll be dead, & the dead have no thoughts. Anyway, what I didn’t tell him was my greatest fear. That one day, he & his brother & sister would hate me. Granted there’s no merited reason for me to even think this could/would happen, but that doesn’t stop it from being a concern. Especially nowadays with the communal family being in such disarray. Funny thing, no matter how eff’d up a family is, it’s almost always the dad’s fault. I say “funny” because it’s a mathematic improbability for one person to be the sole reason for turmoil all the time, or that one species is responsible for all familial things that have fallen apart. But, I suppose that’s really neither here nor there when it’s all said & done. At the risk of getting too deep (yes hetero), it’s not that hard to please women & children. It’s as simple as just giving them reasons to love you, instead of hate you. Incidentally, I notice when someone close to you dislikes you intensely for long periods of time, there’s a reason. Where the blame lies, however, is usually up for debate. Like my grandmother said, there’s 3 sides to every story: yours, theirs & the truth.
I heard about how Lacresha Campbell, daughter of Uncle Luke Skywalker-Campbell, tossed her father into the fish grease, live & direct via WorldStarHipHop (when you jump to the video, do yourself a favor & read the comments. They’re a bonus). As much as the “nigga” in me would love to find some cynical humor in his old ass being aired out by his own child like a mad rapper, the man in me sees this as an attempt for attention. That’s where it gets heavier, though. This girl could be a puppet, like most kids in similar situations, where the daughter is just another one of the mother’s devices to pull Luke down. Let me guess; her mom just found out about Youtube, but Lacresha knew about something way more appropriate. If you don’t believe that this type of thing is real, you obviously don’t have a baby momma. Or, in his attempts at turning all women into prostitutes for most of his adult life, Luke himself inadvertently manufactured a different type of whore. An attention Frankenstein, if you will. That would be incredible, in a real bad way. Hell, she may just need a hug from her daddy.
If dude didn’t do anything for his kids, shame on him. Sounds like he didn’t even spend time, which is both the most inexpensive, yet valuable thing a person can offer, especially to their children. Because best believe, if you don’t raise your seeds, they will still get raised. At that point, you just have to accept the crop for what it’s worth. But I digress.
It’s sad that she felt like this needed to be shared in this fashion. & I’m not 100% sure that she acted alone. Still, if she released a sequel to this, about how spiteful & vindictive her mom was during the same time period, then I’ll have a more balanced view of what was happening. Things are rarely as cut & dry as they appear. The whole justice system is based on that “then, prove it” ethos, & I know from first hand experience how muddy these type of situations can become.
Good thing she’s not Teddy Riley’s daughter.