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Since When?

Up at night with God discussing habits
Exchanging knowledge, conversing ’bout supreme mathematics
Coming to clever conclusions again and again
At the end of our session, his question was “since when?”
Do we not compliment our women but address them as ho’s and bitches?
Hang around cats, and knowing rats like it’s cool to
congregate with snitches?
Since When?
Do we support chumps that abuse our mothers, daughters and sisters?
Let these youngsters disrespect our elders by using their name
instead of Miss, Mrs. or Mister?
Since When?
Has the government stopped the rhetoric they spoke in the Declaration
Loosening up the rules in the book they used to run this Nation?
Since When?
Did we start hating each other acting like a bunch of crabs in a bucket?
Giving up on the next generation, no influence and just saying “fuck it”
Since When?
In the black community, we stopped offering what we got?
Can’t go next door to borrow sugar – too much have and have-nots
Since When?
Could we not sit out on the porch without bullets flying by at night?
What happened to settling our differences by talking even probably a fair fight?
Since When?
Did shooting become so manly and the final say?
Why did these cowards shut down Ms. Harriet’s candy house
by robbing and assaulting her yesterday?
Since When?
Did we let music and television raise our kids or run from
opportunity when it knocks or kicks the door in?
Since When?
In the streets there is no respect, love or loyalty?
When did we start treating our elders like lepers instead of royalty?
Since When?
Did disciplining my child get equated with abuse
or the 360 (degrees) I spit get twisted, becoming obtuse?
Since When?
Would I even have to write this to get my peoples attention?
We’re supposed to be further down the line, steadily rising to ascension…
I’m just saying, since when?

– Thomas D. Payne

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Dissolute Democracy

Bimbos and reality shows, that’s what they fed out.
Killed all morals and principals. Yeah, they bled out.
This nice little Christian girl became a big slut.
Now she’s badly built with a big gut.
Turned into a “cool” dope addict with a billion dollar habit.
A good girl gone bad; so sad, so tragic.
American dreams turned into hellish illusions.
Hating on one another, caught up in conscious confusion.
We bully the weak while manipulating the meek.
Don’t stop to pray all week, then say it’s Heaven we seek.
What was once mortified is now glorified, daily.
Don’t like what I’m saying, get up on Facebook
and verbally slay me.
Look into the mirror and tell Jah what you see.
But you don’t have to lie to me.
Teachers being laid-off while prison systems flourish.
These athletes are paid millions but whom do they educate and nourish?
Politicians beefing harder than gangsta rappers in the booth.
One nation under God. Is that really the truth?
But, I’m sure I won’t be heard, I’m just a pawn in this game.
We complain about pain, but have no one else to blame…

– Jah Soul

Damnant Quod Non Intelligunt (They Condemn What They Do Not Understand)

Why, even when black men come together in unity or a positive manner; we are considered a threat, social iniquity, or labeled as gang members when we are not?

A gang is defined as a group of people working or acting together, specifically in criminal dealings. An organization is defined as an aggregation, association, trust, company, fellowship, league, fraternity, sorority, coalition, alliance, combination, house, order, corporation, brotherhood, sisterhood, body or machine. Which one do we sound like?

No matter what people may say, we are not a gang. We are a KONSCIOUS Kingdom; Kings, Kweens and Kids. The Phamlee is an incorporation, people with the same interest brought together in a single whole. An embodiment of Konsciousness.

Our goal is simple and that is to win. We will strive to teach good people correctness, to take care of the populace, continuing to carry out customary social observances. Informing others in every field of endeavor how not to lose out to others, how to help ones self and how to enhance ones honor, view and social status.

Shaking me down and harassing me WILL NOT CHANGE THE TRUTH. JFK said “A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on”. I know they fear what they do not understand, but I will not stop being KONSCIOUS and spreading the Konsciousness on to my fellow Kings and Kweens!

– Thomas D. Payne