Warning: long post ahead
The koteka or penis sheath is traditionally worn by male natives of some ethnic groups in New Guinea to cover their genitals. Apparently dick flashing is Disrespect disregard for common decency. I never knew that.
What I know is that the koteka qualifies as an icon of respect in our society. Respect enforces honour among men. This sheath/ gourd/ cache sexe covers the penis, which is a love sharing tool. Love is akin to heart. Therefore, the cache sexe/ koteka is an icon for Hiii Power. Heart, Honour & Respect. Something I wrote about a while back. Courtesy of Kendrick Lamar the Ayatollah.
“HiiiPower is the way we think. The way we live. See it’s known today that the human race is nothing. No morals, no standards. What we’re about to do is raise the level of expectations. No, you don’t have to have a lot of money. You don’t have to be rich. But you will be rich in mind and spirit. Some say it’s big as a crew, some say its big as a gang. We stand for it as if it’s a religion.” – Kendrick Lamar
TDE over Dreamvillains anyday. Nothing personal, am just philosophically bent.. & Top Dawg Entertainment has a Foundational Philosophy. There is philosophy in TDE. A guiding spirit.
“HiiiPoWeR” a movement which they treat it as if it were a religion.
The three ‘i’s in the word “HiiiPoWeR” stand for heart, honor and respect—the three main things that people should have and live by.
TDE has no weak links. Every artist releases quality music. They are the most conscious Rap group of this generation.
Isaiah Rashad, Ab Soul, Kendrick, Jay Rock and Q the truth but yall be gassing them other niggas like fr
We’ll consider Kendrick a sell out if and only he divagates from his foundational ethos Hiii Power – The 3 i’s Heart Honour & Respect.
He rep’d on DAMN. I was counting on him to rep. I was really counting on him to stick to the Path. Am really glad he had songs with these titles (Love, Loyalty, Humble, Pride.)
It wasn’t random that he gave the tracks those names. This just shows us that he would never divagate from the path.
The album has millions of lesson. Its thought provoking. Last time I heard something this thought provoking was Nas waxing poetical in “Take it in blood” or No Church in the Wild. Mahn I thought the world was ending soon when I heard FEAR.
But that’s another story.
I was counting on Kendrick to stick to the Path, which he did ever so gracefully, unradioworthily though.
What’s important is the path.
The Path aims at providing man with an unshakable conviction based on logically derived understanding.
Heart, Honour & Respect. When you lose one of them the whole thing has to reorganize itself to make up for what’s missing.
This path is akin to The Way (a spiritual book) written by Saint José Maria Escriva the initiator of the Opus dei Catholic prelate or akin to Confucius teachings. Even further it could be equated to the Bushido (武士道?, “the way (or the moral) of the warrior”) a Japanese term for the samurai way of life,
Am just the person to expand Kdot’s teachings like how Saint Paul expounded Jesus teachings
Or how Vladimir Lenin expounded Marxist teachings.
Imma steal Aristotle’s triangle and use it. The three vertices are Heart, Honor & Respect.
To the Greeks, the triangle is symbolic of a doorway. It also symbolizes harmony between three parts. Mine are heart, honour, Respect. By balancing the three we get a path. – Hiii Power. A way of living.
The Path is a Panacea for the Society.
Good men have been kneeling down for too long its time to stand up.
There’s a fine line between Heart & Love, Fear & Respect, Pride & Honour. But its still a line. Imma goose your mind.
Yo dude. My hypothesis doesn’t have to be right. I just write to get things off my chest. Catharsis. If I don’t put my thoughts on paper I think I’ll die. So chill.
At heart am An ardent student of human nature; fascinating paradox we are
So wise and yet so foolish
So brave and yet so fearful
One thing stands in the modern society. People’s hearts are so bankrupt. Minds so baleful it pollutes our will.
People’s souls are so contaminated that art can’t touch their hearts.
People’s’ hearts are so corrupted that they can’t even appreciate art
You can see a man’s face but you can’t see his heart.
Every custom and civilization, that there ever was, every form of social engagement, of human interaction, of friendship, of love, evolve around this single word.
Think for a moment, or as long as it takes. Strip passed the aftermath and do not dwell on the battle itself. We are searching for the absolute core, The deepest parts of our hearts, not the branches that grew as tempers flared, nor the distorted version, that we tell so often, we come to believe as truth. All that soul searching bollocks
Our hearts so bankrupt We like or need to feel justified, as opposed to owning the mistakes we make. And the real nerve, we sometimes become angry, at the person who is simply unraveling the mess we made.
Baleful minds We avoid knowledge for fear it may alter our thought, and we hide our faults and imperfections, as if we should be viewed as perfect, yet still believe in a Higher Power. Pious hearts The irony may be missed, but the contradictions, we simply absolve.
Life’s always got me wondering, am I doing it right?
It ain’t about what you do, it’s about how and why you do it. No such thing as good and evil. Only intent and perspective. The heart decides perspective. Its all about the heart.
I live my Truth,
discuss it passionately,
listen to other perspectives,
adopt what resonates
and leave what doesn’t.
The mantra : If the heart is pure.
You have only one judge of character, and this is yourself. Your heart. Decisions you make and how these decisions are carried out are a reflection of whom you truly are. Your heart. I find emotional dishonesty offensive. But we all know You cannot hide from yourself.
Lord please make me a clean heart.
Art can only touch a pure heart. I’d rather die than lose my sense of art.
The value of art can only be measured by how pure the heart is. The point is being selfish with art so that it may have meaning when being given away. Donated to a museum, given as a gift,
Art should be free. Its value should be measured by how generous the giver was. The hearts of both the artist and recipient of the art.
Is a pure heart important?
Lord please have mercy on me when my heart turns cold.
The less you have, the more their worth. To Friends
Honour is one of the seven virtues of a warrior besides Rectitude, Courage, Benevolence, Politeness/Propriety, Honesty/ Sincerity & Loyalty.
Savages are warriors without honor. If by lacking honour, warriors become savages then what does dishonor do to us? There is no honor among scumbags right? Then a lack of honor makes us scumbags.
No honor among scumbags, right?
.. Test of honour/ character
Not knowing what you are doing is an act of dishonor.
Proclamation of fake consciousness is an act of dishonor. Only true purpose is that which is lived, not spoken. Talk your walk.
Betrayal has to be the greatest act of dishonour – Snitching
Never abandon your generation.
Manipulation of Karma is an act of dishonor
Always waiting to learn from experience is dishonorable.
A man may fail many times,
but he isn’t a failure
until he begins to blame somebody else.
– John Burroughs
Pay your debts
Pay your taxes
Keep your word
The hammer of God hits those who lack honor.
Primary emotions like Jealousy make you lose your honour.
Greed will take away your honour
It is dishonorable to have Fleeting visions
Respect begets honour
It is honorable to make your mum happy. Not proud. Pride is a sin
All honourable things are simple and many can be expressed in single words. Nobility, Magnanimity, Conviction, Justice, Hardwork, Honesty, Courage, Loyalty and balls.
But conviction is the cornerstone.
Lacking conviction is like living on your knees.
religion and the law restored social order and basically enforced honour among men,
The more you learn, the less you know.
I KNOW too much; I have stuffed too many of the facts of History and Science into my intellectuals. My eyes have grown dim over books; believing in the logos & studying the universe has prematurely aged me.
You can’t have both truth and happiness. I urge you to choose happiness unless you get a calling. A true calling.
The more you learn the less you know.. Just choose the easy path. Conviction/ belief whatever floats your boat.
Copying is dishonorable
Its a pecking order in the motor world. The copycats are at the bottom as usual. Who’s on top? L’honorable.
Whether by design or happenstance, Cars are now getting facelifts…. These facelifts are coming with more pronounced sexier bumpers, Enhanced spoilers, better yet
Cars too are getting bigger asses. The Dodge Hellcat is fine as fuck. If she was my girl I’d smack her ass every time I kiss her goodbye.
Nissan GT R has the finest affordable ass. All these other cars are Kardashians.. Cosmetic surgeries.. Butt implants like the Lexus LF. The only car left with no ass is the Subaru.
Its a coupe revolution and you know who doesn’t give a shit about whether you put jet transmissions on your cars? Its Ford.
Too busy watering their own grass to check if yours is greener. Cadence. A do what thou wilt type of cadence. The only thing they care about is Henry Ford’s dream. Fordism. What he visioned when he founded the company in 1901. Fordism is the most honorable thing in the industrial world. I say this with my chest.
Ford has the best affordable cars. There’s too many monkey see monkey doers out here but if you have a Ford no matter the kind you just have the best car around. Ford is to vehicles what Sony is to electronics / Zlatan to football.
Ford Mustang 1st Generation to 5th
Ford Super Duty
Even the focus & Taurus, Fiesta, Sierra are all good; so long it has this logo, its a nice car.
ALL these other CARS copying and evolving to other niches just show a lack of foundational philosophy making them blatantly phony thus lacking honour.
The Chevrolet are trying too hard. From their Suburban/ Silverado/ Camarro/ Corvette & all their sedans, they are all monkey see monkey do bull.
BMWs & Mercedes Benz cars were supposed to look sexy, not beastly. I donno what happened. My wildest guess, they saw the Ford Mustang and decided to copy. From the BMW M14 to the Mercedes AMG series.
I still got respect for the Audi though. You’ve seen what they’ve done to their taillights. Audi’s have the best taillights
Then there are the eccentric Swedish cars, Swedish cars like the Volvo, the Koenigsegg or the Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
I’d rather a Ford Ranger to a G Wagon. But you know, rich people are stupid.
A Ford Ranger is better than any SUV, Which I know petrol heads would disagree with. There is no use regurgitating bar-talk and trying to pass it off as sagacity borne out of deep rumination. It won’t wash.
I got news for you petrolheads. One or two of your favourite cars was probably owned by Ford.
Volvo, Aston Martin, Cadillac, Lincoln motors, LandRover/Range Rover, Mazda, Jaguar. Ford once owned these brands or still has a majority stake in these companies. Its only safe to attribute their successes to the Fordism Midas touch.
We are so tired of the Muscle Pony cars in Fast & Furious. Yeah we already accepted that Dodge Challenger is the pretty boy while the Ford Mustang is the bad boy. The Camarro is the wannabe.
I target the car follow the target.
People who call cars motis. Hii Ni nganya, moti Ni wewe.
I got 99 problems and being trapped in a decaying body in a money hungry society on a dying planet in a mysterious dimension may be one.
y’all must not understand how freelance this world has become. With each passing age humanity sinks deeper into materialism, and becomes less aware of its true spiritual nature.
Money is the cutest bitch in the world. My only beef with it is because of how superficial it is.
Its just cotton but it affects people like poetry. I mean its no longer underpinned by something tangible. Like gold for instance. Yeah, that’s right. Its just legal tender.
Doing it for the money. Mahn you’re such a hooker.
Scum is anything that makes man do baleful acts & dishonorable deeds.
We put profit above people, Greed above need, Rule of Gold above the Golden rule.
Like that nation that sold its minerals for paper payments.
Before being carried away however let it it be said that no matter how evil money is, don’t think being broke is holy. Money helps you lift the load of life more easily.
Money is now dangerous because it substitutes Heart, Honour & Respect.
It obfuscates Hiii Power. Heck,
Money gives you a voice, and will bestow upon you the honours of the land. The wisdom of a poor man will go unnoticed. If he saved the entire world, no one would remember him.
They say money runs the world, you can’t pay God with it. You can’t buy your way to heaven.
You still don’t really understand the effects of dishonor, do you?
After losing its honour and more than 2 million soldiers in the First World War, The Germans voted Hitler in through popular vote for his hard talk, loud mouth and exotic, daring demeanour.
They thought that anything would be better than the clowns who had driven the nation into a disastrous war, someone to restore their honour. Desperation makes for strange bedfellows.
Dishonor created terrorism.
The way I see it, a kafir wronged a theist. To a theist, there is no greater dishonor than being wronged by an infidel. An infidel; an unclean pork eating individual. So to speak.
I hate the hate mahn. The kind of takfir – branding another human an apostate or kafir (infidel), making it justified and even obligatory and meritorious to kill him. I hate it. It makes my balls itch. Other than fake leather and plastics, its the other thing I hate
But honour goes a long way..
“I fancy that there are no people in the world more punctilious about their honour than the Japanese, Honour with them is placed above everything else.
Death Before Dishonour
To the Samurai, to die a good death with one’s honor intact, is the ultimate aim in a life lived according to bushidō
Under the bushidō ideal, if a samurai failed to uphold his honor he could only regain it by performing seppuku (ritual suicide). seppuku (切腹 seppuku?) or hara kiri, which allowed a disgraced samurai to regain his honor by passing into death.
Seppuku was considered the most honorable capital punishment apportioned to Samurai.
Mahn killing yourself for honour.
Placing honour above everything is called nobility.
Nobility is your soul kneeling before your body. On another plane it becomes divine. It becomes magnanimity.
Magnanimity is a latinization of the Greek word μεγαλοψυχία, megalopsychia which means greatness of soul and was identified by Aristotle as “the crowning virtue”.
Be a man of integrity. Bring honour to your name.
CHRIST is the most disrespected deity. Look around
They are all disrespected but lemme just speak for CHRIST.
4 years ago someone theorised that God is big on family planning as he only has one son. I almost collapsed.
The problem is that blasphemy & sacrilege is so funny.. We are all guilty. This is an indictment of my generation.
Those Charlie Hebdo Drawings were so funny mahn. Which even incensed the ultras even more, pushing them to defend their prophet’s honour by killing those journalists.
We hail the mother but let the son’s name get tarnished. Romans 14.16 – “Do not let what you regard as good get a bad name.”
The genie is out for good. There’s no way we can impede what will happen. Next thing you’ll see is nuns with guns.
Newton’s laws: For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Respect existence or expect resistance.
We all know that when u judge the actions of others to b right or wrong against ur own belief-based expectations, who they are becomes a product of who u are and helplessness is a destructive emotion. So here’s what’s gonna happen.
Catholic Fundamentalism is gonna happen.
Its only a matter of time till Catholic nuns go Qutb on y’all asses for disrespecting their Lord.
Macho nuns will decide enough is enough, spit on their hands and begin slitting throats. It ain’t no joke.
Respect lasts longer than a cheque nigga.
It has no alternative. It is a form of currensy..
Hard to earn.. So valuable because Respect begets honour.
Respect is all we really want. It is all we can hope for and all we can ask. It makes us feel better about who we are, and that we matter. It makes us visible, even if we are hungry and not a penny in our pocket. It gives us strength and the courage we need to build upon a legacy or to maintain the status quo. It makes us feel warm and safe, when our friends, partners and spouses, give respect, in not violating our trust.
Nod your head, respond with Hi hold the door open and do not profile. To give freely, that which costs us nothing, reaps abundance in return. Demonstrate respect in communication, show respect of time, bow to respect of dreams, accept respect of responsibility. Respect beliefs, respect communities. Respect authority, respect our leaders, who we voted in. Six billion people live in our global world. We will never all agree, and we will not all be friends. We may not feel love’s passion, and we may never worship the same God, but we can respect one another, and if our demonstration stands correct, than at least some of our future problems, have already been solved.
But stripped of respect, robbed of dignity, then we are left to a savage self, an unfeeling being, with the-world-evolves-around-me thinking.
Get on your knees and pray
I love my country but that shit hole is a mess
If an MP earns Ksh 1M a month,then in 5 years you earn 60M bob. What is the rationale of spending Ksh 200M on campaigns? Public service? 🤥That question rhetorical.
We can do better is all am saying.
God bless Kendrick Lamar. Too bad They don’t give out Nobel prices for Philosophy.