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  • SubGenre:Spirituality / General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:284
  • eBook ISBN:9780977235742

Urban Culture Decoded

A Critical Analysis of the Physical and Mental State of a New Generation

by The Black Dot

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Warning! I will not apologize for what you are about to read. This book will not be conventional in the sense that it will try to provide politically correct answers to the problems that we are facing in Urban American. We must explore unconventional methods or at least view the situation from an unconventional standpoint if we want to make any true breakthroughs. While I am in no way advocating the use of drugs, alcohol, sex, and violence, I do recognize that they are a reality within the culture. However, what if the same things that plague us could save us? My approach in this book will be one that deals with the toughest issues from a multiplicity of viewpoints. After reading "Urban Culture Decoded" your perspective on the urban experience will change forever. We are not witnessing the demise of a culture; we are witnessing the rise of a culture!
Warning: this book will not be conventional in the sense that it will try to provide politically correct answers to the problems that we are facing in urban America. A subject of this matter requires a deeper analysis that goes well beyond the scope of one’s typical way of thinking, so I wrote this book as a starting point in an attempt to address such matters. We must explore unconventional solutions, or at least view the situation from an unconventional standpoint if we want to make any true breakthroughs. If we are going to deal with the core of the problems that we as an urban society are faced with in regards to our youth, we must be open and honest about the current state that they live in. While it is important that we address the cause of the situation, it is also equally important that we look at the affects of living in an artificial environment plagued by violence, drugs, unemployment, discrimination, and police brutality. How could one not be violent in the face of all the violence that we have endured over the last 400 years? How could one not want to use drugs as an escape from all of the hardships related to living in such conditions? When faced with the option of being hungry and unemployed, or hitting the streets to sell drugs, how could one not make the choice of getting paid? This is a no-brainer when the concept of survival is on the line. The million-dollar question is, what if the same things that plagued us could save us? This generation has learned to embrace the unbearable. That old saying, “whatever doesn’t kill you will only make you stronger” rings true with this generation. Drugs and alcohol, which have cause so much damage to the previous generation, has almost had the reverse affect on this generation. The have become immune to the negative affects. They have become stronger than ever before. They celebrate life in what appears to be the direst situations, leaving even their oppressors confused. They have created an entire culture based on the type of music that they listen to, the type of drugs and alcohol that they use, and their sexual behaviors. While most will view them as violent, lost, and confused troublemakers with no regard for life, in my humble opinion, they are the most advanced, enlightened, and spiritual beings on the planet. They just lack the knowledge, wisdom, and understanding of who they really are. As a result, their actions are in contrary of such divine principles. They have bottomed out, and are now using the very vices that were meant to weigh them down, to uplift them. I call this urban alchemy. To the parents, teachers, and elders who have all but given up on this generation, and scoff at the notion that they are an asset, I have but a few questions to ask you, have you taught them about sex magic and the power of using their creative energy to activate their spirituality? Have you taught them about the use of certain drugs that could assist them in seeing beyond this so-called reality and their connection to everything in the universe? Have you taught them about the power of music and sound vibration, and its ability to heal and open up their spiritual centers? If you have answered no to any of these questions, then it is you who are out of touch with the current reality that they reside in. They are in the process of a metamorphosis unlike what we have ever witnessed before. If your response is, this is just some mumbo jumbo “new Age” nonsense, then it shows that you are really out of touch with the transformation that we are all making, which is being led by this cast of rebellious, misunderstood youth. Some of you may have already put the book down, for those who are still with me, strap on your seatbelt because we are about to go on one hell of a ride. I too was looking on the surface at all of the problems that our youth were causing, until I began to look under the surface at what was really going on.
About the author
The Black Dot is a writer, author and lecturer on the subject of Hip Hop on a higher plane. The Black Dot was fortunate enough to be born and raised in the birth place of Hip Hop in the Bronx. He has studied the culture from a physical, mental and spiritual prospective ever since. His first book, "Hip Hop Decoded" was an underground cult classic and after a 10 year hiatus, the Black Dot returns with another masterpiece called, "Urban Culture Decoded."
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