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  • 정부의 이름: Jermaine Ray
  • 번호 등록: 10960-010
  • 나이:30
  • 시간 봉사:2 년
  • 홈 타운:온천, 아칸소
  • 문장:111 달
  • 충전 전류:924(C) Use of Firearm in drug trafficking; 922(지) Use of Firearm by a Prohibited Person
  • 별명:MURDA
  • 릴리스 날짜:2020
  • 감옥 제휴:피 (라임 후드 PIRU)
  • 영향력의 원:Tewhan 버틀러
  • 제도:USP 보
  • It's not who we are, but what we do that defines us in life.

Lessons from Tewhan Butler’s book America’s Massacre

Salutations to 모든 the men and women who stand firm and keep the support system “real” for their friends and loved-ones who are in legal bondage behind the fences and G-walls in Amerikkka. 감사합니다. So much has transpired since we last spoke, including the passing of medical marijuana in the Bible Belt (아칸소), which is a wise move. But enough on that subject matter, I’m a warrior who understands business. I’m not a politician. I stay up and ready, nothing less.

This entry I would like to share my thoughts and point of view, concerning my Damu-comrade Massacre’s [Tewhan 버틀러] book, 미국의 대학살: 절망의 대담과 희망의 메시지, and how powerful such a book can be for those like me.

One of the lessons of 미국의 대학살 is there’s a big difference between “doing what you know” and “knowing what you’re doing.” When I met the comrade and witnessed to what extent he’s willing to go to show how solid his word is as a man, it really opened my eyes. In life, not just in this fed shit. When you’re always on the front line, whenever tough times come, it’s hard to see what everybody else behind you is doing. Being real is a blessing and a curse, all in the same breath. Remember that.

Another lesson from 미국의 대학살: “When you become the type of person you idolize and respect the most, it becomes a lot easier for you to recognize those qualities in others.”

To “live, especially in the ‘hood, is to suffer… And to survive, is to find meaning in the midst of the suffering.”

Until I read 미국의 대학살, as an active and reputable Blood, I was thirsty (in a sense) to find a book that shed light on our (블러드) story, minus the play-play gangsta/studio tough guy shit. Negative! And I know I speak for a lot of homies when I say that, despite what set and demographic he or she may bang, every thug and gangster was a son before he was a street soldier. 실화. And until the big homie Mass (shout out to K. Bennett who gave the world his book!), only the Crips, G.D.s, 부회장 지배자, and Black P. Stones had a book, to call their own. Like “Harvey Dent-aka 2 Face said in the “Batman Dark Knight” movie: “You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain.”

In the ‘hood, every neighborhood star 입니다 a damn villain. That’s just the way it is in the ghetto … And we accept it. 지옥, I’ve been in that position for a large part of my adult life (부터 17 years-old to present day). I meet street soldiers from all over and of all races and when they find out that I’m a Blood from central Arkansas, the first thing they mention is “Bangin’ in Little Rock!" (ha-ha!) Even now, in the Special Management Unit program at United States Penitentiary Lewisburg, I get asked about a film that’s over two decades old. But gangs been in Arkansas since the 70s and 80s, way before “Bangin’ in Little Rock” came out and got everybody in it smoked (killed) or locked up. SMFH…

It’s a trip how poor education mixed with false pride makes a person blind to the wolf in sheep’s clothing.

In chapter 3 으로 미국의 대학살 (Let’s Get it Started), there’s a map showing the main streets of Mass’s city that helped shaped him into the man he became. I identify to the fullest with the everyday risk one has to endure just to go to the store or park in a neighborhood influenced by gangs, heavy drug traffic and crime. Our first lessons on being a man and ultimately a street soldier come from our mother’s (single parents) inside the household, 아니 거리. 결과, most kids who grow up in poverty are programmed to “survive the struggle” until they can “suffer from success,” by any 방법 available. It’s hard, but it’s fair is the mind frame we adopt to overlook the harsh reality of our social predicament. By age 9, the average child in the ‘hood has the wit, thick skin and mental awareness of a teenager who’s 4-to-5 years older. And as a ghetto child grows, so does his serious and incredulous personality.

In the ‘hood, the audacity of despair turns you into a cynic and the message of hope has always come with a price tag and a specific skin color. So the real message never made it to the hearts and minds of those who desperately needed to hear it. Old folks in the country used to say, “a Black girl has a backyard to play in, but a White girl has the whole world.” Think about it.

미국의 대학살 isn’t a book comprised of ‘hood tales or the chronicles of a gangster’s greatest hits. This written account of Massacre’s history as a Blood (W/S QSB 235%) in New Jersey, wasn’t created to gain street-cred and celebrity status among his friends, family and Damus. It was an offering, self-sacrifice in its purest form, for the world to see.

‘Til this day, Mass’s favorite saying is: “Ain’t nobody bigger than Blood, including me.” And that’s what he stands on. To give a man an understanding is to give him the keys to the universe. As well as answers toward straightening himself, strengthening himself and becoming useful to himself, his father, his mother, 그의 가족, his ‘hood. This is what 미국의 대학살 does for its readers and more. So from the “land of lost potential” I wish all my real-rights the best.

A 40 yr-old fool is a fool forever.

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