DMX has been released from prison… for now!
Reading rap lyrics penned by Earl ‘DMX’ Simmons (born December 18, 1970), it seems clear to me Earl was a early victim of America’s expanding and shameful National Epidemic of Child Abuse & Neglect, aka Poverty, that for decades has deprived countless numbers of children from experiencing and enjoying a fairly happy American kid childhood with Safe Streets to travel and play on.
Instead of glorifying victims of Child Abuse & Neglect we should all be asking how much longer will compassionate Americans from all communities remain silent while witnessing developing children being selfishly deprived of experiencing and enjoying a safe, fairly happy American kid childhood while being raised and mothered by immature teen and adult females who irresponsibly begin building families before acquiring the skills, PATIENCE and means to provide their child with a safe, fairly happy American kid childhood?
How much longer will we witness victims of early Childhood Abuse, Neglect and/or Maltreatment mature into depressed, angry, frustrated, unpredictable teens and adults lacking empathy and compassion, often venting their rage and resentment for being irresponsibly introduced to a life of hardships and struggles, by committing anti-social acts that emotionally and/or physically harm themselves and/or their peaceful neighbors?
In May 2015 the NYTimes reported an increase in “young” Americans of African descent choosing to end their lives. Who or what is failing children to the point they want to end their own lives?
Rise in Suicide by Black Children Surprises Researchers
By SABRINA TAVERNISE – MAY 18, 2015
How do we intelligently and responsibly prevent children from becoming victims of criminal child abuse?
Reading DMX’s lyrics I learned he was immersed in “The Thug Life.” Teens don’t just flip a switch before embracing the Thug Culture. From an early age many developing children are slowly conditioned to accept the anti-social ‘Street Hustle‘ lifestyle that emotionally and/or physically harms many peaceful people, depriving them of feeling safe in their own neighborhoods.
A few months before she left us, Sandra Bland recorded a video declaring “War on the Gang-bangers and Thugs” who she believes have negatively impacted her quality of life as well as harming peaceful people in her community and many American communities.
Essentially Sandra was speaking about our National Epidemic of Childhood Abuse and Neglect that deprives untold American kids of experiencing a safe, fairly happy American kid childhood.
Childhood Abuse and Neglect that often leads depressed children to develop into angry, frustrated, unpredictable teens and adults who often cause emotional harm and physical trauma to peaceful people when venting their anger and frustrations for irresponsibly being introduced to a life of pain and struggle by immature single moms.
Did anyone hear or seriously consider Sandra’s plea?
From “Sandy Speaks Archives – GotNews”
Restore Pride In Parenting; End Child Abuse & Neglect
Victims of Child Abuse:
Read popular American rapper Tupac Amaru Shakur (Lesane Parish Crooks; June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996) lyrics to learn about his love-hate relationship with his mom, his great disappointment with his dad, and about Tupac’s frequent suicidal thoughts.
Read about how Tupac’s drug addicted mother accepted proceeds of the harmful anti-social acts Tupac raps/writes about committing against his peaceful neighbors. I have to tell you, reading Tupac’s lyrics brings back a lot memories of the horrific emotional child abuse I witnessed during the nearly twelve year I provided police services to Shawn Carter’s community.
Shawn “Jay Z” Carter (born December 4, 1969) is another victim of child abuse/neglect who raps/writes about the physical harm and fear he caused to his peaceful neighbors and community.
Reading Shawn “Jay Z” Carter describe the pain he caused to his neighbors and community, brought back painful memories, causing me experience much of the same anxiety and pain I experienced from personally witnessing the physical and emotional pain young Shawn Carter caused to individuals as well as an entire housing complex and surrounding neighborhoods.
In 1987, the same year emotionally depressed 2015 Grammy winner Kendrick Lamar was born, songwriter Suzanne Vega wrote a song about child abuse and VICTIM DENIAL that was nominated for a Grammy.
Suzanne nailed it, parents and caregivers do the most horrific things to their kids, yet many kids will defend their abusers, blaming themselves for their “blues,” bruises and injuries before admitting a parent/caretaker harmed them.
“Yes I think I’m okay I walked into the door again
Well, if you ask that’s what I’ll say
And it’s not your business anyway”