NYpueblobishop wrote:in cali its a history and philosophy with the life style and do's and donts that will save your f--kin life out there
Average life span of 23-25 and it's gonna save your life? Ya, non-bangers - we get jumped, but known bangers are the ones that get targeted hard.
Let's see this philosophy - you prioritize over your life, freedom, and future a hood/block/name that isn't gonna do anything for 99% of you after you're too old to "take it back" and start over. You look around for whoever "fits the profile" and if you're in a group you courageously gang up 7 on 1 against someone that's just as likely to be a civilians as he is a rival, and like the good old fashioned witch trials if he denies banging he probably is. Besides the 0.00009% of you that will make a living in the entertainment industry, the only sources of income the gang provides will be illegal activity which both deteriorates and deprives the very area you claim to protect. The older members recruit younger members, thus robbing more people of a real future and continuing the cycle.
By the way, at least half the people in Cali you see saying they from this and that gang will get inactive by the end of high school and "most" of them don't take it nearly as seriously as your NY sh*t; you guys got books you gotta memorize and sh*t? lol like a damn cult.
NYpueblobishop wrote:i belive in realness like my jewelry , you can rock real daimond karats high grade or you can wear fake cubic zarconias and argue with niggas they real , and your homeboy told you they were real diamonds , he got from africa ".... you can die for fake or real diamonds in a robbery so i guess it dont matter !!
But I don't believe in giving that much value to any material objects. And I still don't believe in violently senseless divisions.
And more than turning it into a positive I believe some (though not all) OOOGs, OOGs, and OGs are either half stepping or just altogether faking their newfound lives. The few sincere ones I have seen have mostly either encouraged the ygs and bgs to either get less active and go back to school or stop banging altogether.
You can add all the connotation and emotions to it but it is what it is.
For your comparison - different factions fighting each other in west Africa kidnap kids or even enslave whole families or villages into mining diamond for them so they can use the money to buy weapons. So f*ck human greed and f*ck diamonds, too.
I know what you mean about it being real or fake, but being "real" doesn't make the situation any better.