OT Progression

OT Progression

12:09am

There’s been a lot going on. I don’t want to write on Trump, Thanksgiving in the States, racist kids at Queens, Football refs, Basketball refs or whatever dumb things are going on. I’d like to talk about inspiration. We go through life seeking it, few of us know what to do with it and most of us envy the result of it. There’s one undeniable thing though, we all want to be inspired, unless you’re a bum (my readers are not though). I have a few inspirations. I try to be inspired everyday. Inspiration can come from anywhere and from anything, the problem with most people (including me) is we are inspired by unrealistic and damn near impossible figures. For example, one of my biggest inspirations is Ray Lewis, when I was younger I wanted to be him. Th problem is I’m not 6’2 and 250 pounds pure muscle raised in a slums of Florida with unnatural football ability. The mere thought of me aspiring to be him is lowkey retarded. But ain’t that human? Our idols and inspirations are literally impossible to conceptualize and materialize. Anyways enough of that depressing shit let me talk about true inspirations. Shouts out to Ottawa and the big movements happening in this city. My inspirations are local, namely Night Lovell, Capital 6, Amir Zargara and Prince Sekou. These are a few guys that literally inspire me in so many ways, the main reason is their grind, hustle and dedication. All coming together for the overarching theme of this month and this entire blog post: Progression.

Night Lovell: To be real, I don’t like his music, matter of fact it cheese me. What I like and am inspired by is his loyalty and hustle. A guy who has no shame of reppin his city and putting in the work despite the reputation that Ottawa artists and creatives shit on each other. He rose above the hate and showed you can show love and succeed, big salute to mans. He chose an unconventional route, in a city where rappers are trying to be the next Chief Keef or Drake (spoiler alert: they won’t be). I wish nothing but great success in this mans life, he’s got next. Respect.

Capital 6: Literally the coolest instagram feeds (capital.6) and one of best photographers in the city, a long time friend and lowkey inspiration. He has showed love since day one and is unselfish with his work, consistently on the grind and it shows, making connections and moves greater than expected. The guy literally made it to Travis Scott’s IG (the bitch ass nigga didn’t tag him tho). He represents a work ethic and an addiction to high quality that inspires me and should inspire you. Respect.

Amir Zargara: I’ve meet this guy once or twice (was prob drunk both times) but he is someone who I liked and saw a fire. A flame to achieve that is rarely done by most. Dude literally was selling his clothing brands in Byward and rose up to having his own store, what an inspiration! Most people speak on it, but Zargara went and got it. That’s progression, that’s inspirational, that’s dope. Respect.

Prince Sekou: My big bro from time, always been a guy I looked up to. Even as a youth when me and my best friend used to play soccer in the park this guy would come and merk us, we hated it but had respect for the guy. Years later I reunite with him and he’s doing big things, promoting the club in the city (Ppl.) and being one of the main reasons it exists. His hustle is inspirational, dude never stops working and it pays off. As he celebrates 5 years of Breakout Squad (he’s a co founder) I respect mans for being the true meaning of progression, from the bottom to the top. Respect.

There’s a lot more inspirations I have but this blog is too long and it’s late as hell, shouts out to these guys and anyone else making moves in the city. Let’s build and progress.

Why I knew Trump would win

Why I knew Trump would win

I knew he was going to win this summer, before that I thought this guy was a full blown skit from Saturday Night Live but a funny one unlike the B.S. they show. I hate facebook, literally just use it for work and school oriented activities but you know what I hate more than facebook: when people all of a sudden become political analysts after an election. If you weren’t following or caring about it months ago then why does your opinion matter? If you don’t know facts then why does your opinion matter? If it has no direct effect in your life other than a conversation starter then why does your opinion matter? Lowkey I’m going to tell you my opinion and I know it doesn’t matter but you’re here anyways so lets get to it.

  1. White Anger: That’s the main reason he won. The pulse of a nation is hard to fully grasp but you can take a guess. Recently because of the racial divide in the US (Black Lives Matter vs. All lives matter) built high tension, mix that with Obama hatered, a pinch of LGBT hatred and so sprinkling of misogyny you get a delicious Trump supporter angry as hell and wanting his (and her) voice heard.
  2. Conventional Media: Trump is a reality star who has a lot of money, he’s on the same level as Kim Kardashian, facts. He knows how to manipulate the media, facts. Conventional media is full of pretentious, fake, make up wearing, lies telling, ass kissing elitists that think they matter. Yes CNN you aint shit. Facts. CTV you aint shit. Facts. Fox News…bruh do I need to say it? These idiots displayed TONS of coverage on Trump and expected him to not gain from it? Dude was on TV more than Obama in 2008 (I don’t have the stats but someone does). Google Cultivation theory, it literally happened this election. People are gravitated towards what they see, that’s why you have a crush on your classmate instead of a random girl in Argentina.
  3. Establishment Hatered : As I said in my previous post, people really appreciate and love transparency especially in 2016, and that’s one major reason Trump won. Hillary is the definition of a slimy politician, she exemplifies what people hate about politics. Lying, misleading, calculated and disingenuous, she represents the old guard even if she would have been the first female president. Shawdy looks like the type to go home and recharge on a shitty iPhone plugin, have Bill write out her codes and walk out with that freaky Marvel super-villain ass smile. The voters saw that. They hated the old guard, they hated the robotics of politics, they wanted change, the change Obama promised them but never full achieved. They wanted something different
  4.  Ignorance and Arrogance: This point could fit with 2 and 3 but it deserves its own point. This isn’t the ignorance and arrogance of Donald, no, its that of the liberal sphere. I scroll through the TL and everyone is shocked as if no one on this planet would even consider siding with such a guy…well there’s 58 million people that disagree. A big issue with this generation is that people put themselves in a bubble, with only like minded individuals. There’s a collective shock when things don’t go the way in which the collective has planned. I say that to say this: YOU AINT SHIT! The world doesn’t revolve around your particular ideology or way of thinking that’s why the Huffington post predicted an easy win for Hillary because of their arrogance. That’s why everyone on facebook, twitter, IG is tripping out because of arrogance and ignorance of the fact that people don’t follow your way of thinking. When you ignore, hate, degrade an ideology or movement you feed the orange hair beast.

 

I knew these facts in the summer, I kept them to myself, some may say this is hindsight bias but I’m being deadass. Regardless of what happens in the next 4 years, America done fucked up. I hope he gets impeached (even if he’s orange). I hope for the best, I expect the worst and yesterday we saw it happen. The train wreck we’ve been waiting for. A sexist, racist, fascist, narcissistic, nuclear codes having train wreck.

P.S. White women made Trump president: 54% voted for Trump 43% for Clinton (the pussy grabbing irony)

P.P.S. Black people supported Clinton the most (80%) guess we super predators aint that bad?

 

My take on this Election

My take on this Election

Yup today’s the day, and I highkey had to write about it. To be honest we’ve been spectators of this joke for the past year and some change and lets get real, its been a legendary election. I’m not a political science guy or some next level guy with a liberal or conservative bias, I do lean more towards a liberal ideology. To be honest I have never looked at CNN more in my life. 2008 was crazy, 2012 was lame, 2016 is damn zoo. Now we know both candidates are on some bullshit, but what I want to look at is the future and also a quick look at the past. Donald Trump is the most hilarious, charming, lying finesser I’ve ever seen, apparently there was a writer at the Toronto Star that literally kept a daily note of how many lies he would spew. Hillary Clinton is the physical manifestation of homework, you hate it, see no need for it, is ultimately unnecessary but you lowkey have to do it. She’s that co worker that’s been working for so long that management HAS to promote them even though they’re trash.

Now lets get real: both are pure garbage and I feel terrible for American citizens who have to pick between an orange and a raccoon (yes she’s a criminal). I’m not going to be the guy that brings up a wrap sheet of their violations so I’ll make predictions for what they’ll each do in the future. Trump is going to pull a George Bush where he’s going to have Mike Pence run the country, he will be a figurehead. There’s a Washington Post article that alluded to Trump doing this with John Kasich, essentially having his team contact his rival candidate about being the “most powerful vice president”. Clinton is literally going to be a conservative president with a few liberal approaches, especially when it comes to women’s rights. She is the textbook definition of a slimy politician and exemplifies exactly what most people don’t like: a lack of transparency. Trump is asshole you see and fight then move on with your life, Hillary is that “friend” who mooches off you and talks shit about you when you’re not around. Off top Hillary should win but does she deserve it? No. Bernie does, but he’s a revolutionary and the system will always find a way to suppress and end them. Obama broke the mold, Trump came in bold and Hillary will keep it cold. Cold regular rigid, by-partisan, lobby influenced, unclear, calculated, disingenuous, oil stealing, war mongering, neo-colonialism politics. This goes back to personal philosophies, do you prefer seeing evil face to face or having unexpected evil creep its ugly face.

This election is probably going to be rigged, Clinton has too much money around her and Trump is a fool. Lowkey I’m gonna miss the stupidity of this race, at least we got some amazing entertainment out of it, even though it could result in WWIII (it will fam, I’m calling it). This election really doesn’t change much though, most politicians don’t do what they say their going to do (Guantanamo Bay bruh) and outwardly lie (them emails weren’t THAT bad fam) to win. We all know that money runs this world and the money is placed on her  one side. All this election does is give the world a literal circus to laugh anxiously at while sweating buckets after the performance.

Trump is going to win. Accept it.

Both options are ass, thank God I’m Canadian, Obama an OG and the NFL is rigged.