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I’m going to get straight to the point with this one, I absolutely hate the one game, wild card playoff in Major League Baseball. To me, it’s unfair and a waste of time for the four teams that play in those two games. The MLB won’t do anything about it. Why? Ratings galore! 

First and foremost, congratulations to the Kansas City Royals on winning their first “playoff” game in 29 years. Putting playoff in quotations wasn’t meant to undermine the Royals winning the game, a playoff game, and advancing to the ALDS. What meaning does this wild card game have besides it being for the ratings? I can’t think of one. Of course you have two teams fighting for their lives and have aspirations for moving on into the ALDS, but one game is too define it all? Why? Granted both teams should’ve played better so they wouldn’t be in that position; but then again, they fought to be in that position and continue to ride their momentum. 

The Oakland Athletics have no one to blame but themselves. They shot themselves in the foot the last three months of the season, and once again last night. They blew several leads, had some mishaps on the defensive side of the ball, and tanked their opportunities. The Royals aren’t going to crank homers over the walls, but they sure can run and run they did. Evident in the bottom of the 12th when Eric Hosmer turned an almost home run into a triple, which turned into him scoring the game tying run. The Royals went on to win in walk off fashion, 9-8 and advanced to the ALDS as they get set to face the Angels.

But, I’m not here to talk about what the A’s could’ve done, or what the Royals did do - I’m here to voice my displeasure with baseball one game wild card. The MLB season is already a drag with 162, long and brutal games. For them to carry only 8 out of 30 MLB teams after a long season is really not fair. It’s not like they have a post season set up of one and done games like college basketball/football, or like the NFL. Their postseason is set up like the NHL and the NBA, but the only difference is the MLB has one less series. It goes division game, championship game and the World Series. What the MLB needs to do is give the four extra teams they have adapted an extra shot. They need to shorten their 162 game season (140 games sounds better) and they need to add another series in the playoffs. They relish the sound of “October baseball” but it almost always drags on into November. 

What this new change will do is give players, teams, coaches more rest and opportunity to do and play better. 162 games is what most are accustomed to so that changing will be too much of a stretch, especially with a collective bargaining agreement being side a couple of years ago. However, the discussion has to be brung to light. Teams like the As, Royals, Giants, Pirates deserve to play more than just one game against each other. One game only proves who was better that night, and not who can gut it out throughout a whole series. This one game wild card was adapted after the 162nd game of the 2012 season came down to the last game for a few teams fighting for a playoff spot. Some blew an opportunity and we all witnessed a huge collapse (my Red Sox :() while another team triumphed itself into the playoffs (the Rays). 

What did the MLB get out of that game more than anything else? Ratings, talk, excitement and more ratings. The sports world is a business, and a business run by the owners of the teams, the commissioners and people who love money. Whatever they can do to get money, they will. More ratings equal more money, and more money equals happier higher power. I understand this should be written after tonight’s game between the Pirates and the Giants, but I just don’t care about the outcome. The reason being I believe that both teams deserve a shot in the PLAYOFFS, not a “wild card” game. The fans and baseball deserve to see all four teams duke it out; whether it being a five or seven game series. That shows the real will, and proof of who is the better team. Congrats once again to the Kansas City Royals, hard fought and thank you for a great game.  

Kick ass out there!

I’m going to get straight to the point with this one, I absolutely hate the one game, wild card playoff in Major League Baseball. To me, it’s unfair and a waste of time for the four teams that play in those two games. The MLB won’t do anything about it. Why? Ratings galore!

First and foremost, congratulations to the Kansas City Royals on winning their first “playoff” game in 29 years. Putting playoff in quotations wasn’t meant to undermine the Royals winning the game, a playoff game, and advancing to the ALDS. What meaning does this wild card game have besides it being for the ratings? I can’t think of one. Of course you have two teams fighting for their lives and have aspirations for moving on into the ALDS, but one game is too define it all? Why? Granted both teams should’ve played better so they wouldn’t be in that position; but then again, they fought to be in that position and continue to ride their momentum.

The Oakland Athletics have no one to blame but themselves. They shot themselves in the foot the last three months of the season, and once again last night. They blew several leads, had some mishaps on the defensive side of the ball, and tanked their opportunities. The Royals aren’t going to crank homers over the walls, but they sure can run and run they did. Evident in the bottom of the 12th when Eric Hosmer turned an almost home run into a triple, which turned into him scoring the game tying run. The Royals went on to win in walk off fashion, 9-8 and advanced to the ALDS as they get set to face the Angels.

But, I’m not here to talk about what the A’s could’ve done, or what the Royals did do - I’m here to voice my displeasure with baseball one game wild card. The MLB season is already a drag with 162, long and brutal games. For them to carry only 8 out of 30 MLB teams after a long season is really not fair. It’s not like they have a post season set up of one and done games like college basketball/football, or like the NFL. Their postseason is set up like the NHL and the NBA, but the only difference is the MLB has one less series. It goes division game, championship game and the World Series. What the MLB needs to do is give the four extra teams they have adapted an extra shot. They need to shorten their 162 game season (140 games sounds better) and they need to add another series in the playoffs. They relish the sound of “October baseball” but it almost always drags on into November.

What this new change will do is give players, teams, coaches more rest and opportunity to do and play better. 162 games is what most are accustomed to so that changing will be too much of a stretch, especially with a collective bargaining agreement being side a couple of years ago. However, the discussion has to be brung to light. Teams like the As, Royals, Giants, Pirates deserve to play more than just one game against each other. One game only proves who was better that night, and not who can gut it out throughout a whole series. This one game wild card was adapted after the 162nd game of the 2012 season came down to the last game for a few teams fighting for a playoff spot. Some blew an opportunity and we all witnessed a huge collapse (my Red Sox :() while another team triumphed itself into the playoffs (the Rays).

What did the MLB get out of that game more than anything else? Ratings, talk, excitement and more ratings. The sports world is a business, and a business run by the owners of the teams, the commissioners and people who love money. Whatever they can do to get money, they will. More ratings equal more money, and more money equals happier higher power. I understand this should be written after tonight’s game between the Pirates and the Giants, but I just don’t care about the outcome. The reason being I believe that both teams deserve a shot in the PLAYOFFS, not a “wild card” game. The fans and baseball deserve to see all four teams duke it out; whether it being a five or seven game series. That shows the real will, and proof of who is the better team. Congrats once again to the Kansas City Royals, hard fought and thank you for a great game.

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As much as I would love to start a, “fire McDaniels, Fire Patricia” campaign, I can’t. Being a Patriots fan, I have learned over the years to not panic and to not blow anything out of proportion. Do I believe it’s time too? No, I don’t. Do I believe it’s time to question this football team? Yes, I do. 

There’s no hiding it, the Pats got their behinds whooped last night by the KansasCity Chiefs, at Arrow Head stadium on Monday night football. The Chiefs dominated the Pats in all phases of the game. Charles ran wild, Kelce burned the Pats linebackers, and Smith made Revis look average. Speaking of average, the talk following the game has been all about Tom Brady, and if his time has come. Why!? Deservedly so, he played like crap - but, does he also play defense and special teams? He can’t up and protect himself, can’t throw the ball in the air and go grab it for himself. He’s the quarterback, so naturally everything will fall on his shoulders. 

Can you blame people for the talk of Brady? No, you certainly can not. Brady has been off this season. Following last season, Brady is continuing to be inaccurate with his deep throws; Usually over the head of his receivers, or in an area for the catcher to go get the ball. But, it’s not completely his fault. Brady’s number one receiver, is a 5’10 slot receiver whose called on to do almost everything on the offensive side. Don’t get me wrong, edelman is a beast, and of the best but he just can’t continually do it all. Brady has to deal with an offensive line still in motion, and yet to fall in sync. He has to deal with a not yet healthy Gronk. Brandon Lafell is very slowly learning the system, Amendola is no where to be found, and Dobson and Thompkins can’t seem to find their way to the healthy or “let me contribute” to this team bus. The running game for the Patriots is good but hasn’t been eye opening yet because of the offensive line, and because they lost their boulder in Legarette Blount. I do believe this offense is a work in progress, but it needs to progress fast and in a hurry. Especially with the Bengals coming to town. 

Shifting gears to the other side of the ball - what in the heck is up with this defense?? Yes, I loved the way they have performed after the Miami game but nothing spectacular against teams like the Vikings or Raiders. What I have noticed with the Patriots with not only this season, but previous seasons - they continue to have problems with pass catching running backs in the backfield. Why? No idea. They have young linebackers, they have a force in Chandler but still can’t find a way to stop those type of plays. It’s been a horrible start all around, and can anyone tell me how they’re getting such sweet deals on Revis Island!? Looks like a heck of a time out there. REVIS, WHAT’S UP!? 

Now to the coaches, oh the coaches! I want to focus on the 3 main guys - Bill, Josh and Matt. As stated with my very first sentence, I honestly believe Josh McDaniels and Matt Patricia are possible two of some of the worse coordinators in the game. McDaniels offense is too damn dry and predictable, and has become easy to read for opposing defenses. Matt Patricia, is just bad. I honestly hope he proves me wrong with all of that talent on the defensive side of the ball, but for now the guy is just all hype because of Bill Belichick. 

When it comes to the greatest coach and QB in NFL history, I will never panic. I will never panic but I will question what is going on. Belichick is a mad genius, and deserves the, “in Belichick, we trust” praise. However, this season has been one filled with many questions, and head scratchers. A quote that caught my eye this morning was one by former Patriot, cut this summer, Tommy Kelly; “I couldn’t take busting my tail every day getting to a game and them taking me out of the game for someone who I know isn’t better than me, because he’s a cheaper option. Are we worried about money here? Or are we worried about winning?” He’s right. The Patriots like to build their team and depth from the ground up, but is it always the right choice? Kelly has been a beast his entire career, was beast last season before tearing his ACL, and is now playing great football for the Arizona Cardinals. 

For some, the Patriots are infamously cheap. For many, they’re just a smart ran organization, and love to build in house talent. To be honest, enough is enough. Brady is 37, and is not getting any younger. This team is built defensively to win a super bowl, and offensively are a work in progress. Something has to be done to get Brady a big, deep threat receiver to compliment him and Edelman and Gronk. So far, Aaron Dobson and Kenbrell Thompkins do not look like those guys. Hopefully the Pats pull off some sort of 2012 type trade when they traded for Aqib Talib, and that paid off very well; of course, this time for a receiver who doesn’t have glass as hands. 

The Patriots are 2-2, currently look like crap, and are preparing for a Sunday Night game against the best team in football. They will have their hands full with the Bengals, so I hope they can adjust quick and put this game behind them. I will not panic like many; as I believe Tom F. Brady, Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots will be right back on track.

As much as I would love to start a, “fire McDaniels, Fire Patricia” campaign, I can’t. Being a Patriots fan, I have learned over the years to not panic and to not blow anything out of proportion. Do I believe it’s time too? No, I don’t. Do I believe it’s time to question this football team? Yes, I do.

There’s no hiding it, the Pats got their behinds whooped last night by the KansasCity Chiefs, at Arrow Head stadium on Monday night football. The Chiefs dominated the Pats in all phases of the game. Charles ran wild, Kelce burned the Pats linebackers, and Smith made Revis look average. Speaking of average, the talk following the game has been all about Tom Brady, and if his time has come. Why!? Deservedly so, he played like crap - but, does he also play defense and special teams? He can’t up and protect himself, can’t throw the ball in the air and go grab it for himself. He’s the quarterback, so naturally everything will fall on his shoulders.

Can you blame people for the talk of Brady? No, you certainly can not. Brady has been off this season. Following last season, Brady is continuing to be inaccurate with his deep throws; Usually over the head of his receivers, or in an area for the catcher to go get the ball. But, it’s not completely his fault. Brady’s number one receiver, is a 5’10 slot receiver whose called on to do almost everything on the offensive side. Don’t get me wrong, edelman is a beast, and of the best but he just can’t continually do it all. Brady has to deal with an offensive line still in motion, and yet to fall in sync. He has to deal with a not yet healthy Gronk. Brandon Lafell is very slowly learning the system, Amendola is no where to be found, and Dobson and Thompkins can’t seem to find their way to the healthy or “let me contribute” to this team bus. The running game for the Patriots is good but hasn’t been eye opening yet because of the offensive line, and because they lost their boulder in Legarette Blount. I do believe this offense is a work in progress, but it needs to progress fast and in a hurry. Especially with the Bengals coming to town.

Shifting gears to the other side of the ball - what in the heck is up with this defense?? Yes, I loved the way they have performed after the Miami game but nothing spectacular against teams like the Vikings or Raiders. What I have noticed with the Patriots with not only this season, but previous seasons - they continue to have problems with pass catching running backs in the backfield. Why? No idea. They have young linebackers, they have a force in Chandler but still can’t find a way to stop those type of plays. It’s been a horrible start all around, and can anyone tell me how they’re getting such sweet deals on Revis Island!? Looks like a heck of a time out there. REVIS, WHAT’S UP!?

Now to the coaches, oh the coaches! I want to focus on the 3 main guys - Bill, Josh and Matt. As stated with my very first sentence, I honestly believe Josh McDaniels and Matt Patricia are possible two of some of the worse coordinators in the game. McDaniels offense is too damn dry and predictable, and has become easy to read for opposing defenses. Matt Patricia, is just bad. I honestly hope he proves me wrong with all of that talent on the defensive side of the ball, but for now the guy is just all hype because of Bill Belichick.

When it comes to the greatest coach and QB in NFL history, I will never panic. I will never panic but I will question what is going on. Belichick is a mad genius, and deserves the, “in Belichick, we trust” praise. However, this season has been one filled with many questions, and head scratchers. A quote that caught my eye this morning was one by former Patriot, cut this summer, Tommy Kelly; “I couldn’t take busting my tail every day getting to a game and them taking me out of the game for someone who I know isn’t better than me, because he’s a cheaper option. Are we worried about money here? Or are we worried about winning?” He’s right. The Patriots like to build their team and depth from the ground up, but is it always the right choice? Kelly has been a beast his entire career, was beast last season before tearing his ACL, and is now playing great football for the Arizona Cardinals.

For some, the Patriots are infamously cheap. For many, they’re just a smart ran organization, and love to build in house talent. To be honest, enough is enough. Brady is 37, and is not getting any younger. This team is built defensively to win a super bowl, and offensively are a work in progress. Something has to be done to get Brady a big, deep threat receiver to compliment him and Edelman and Gronk. So far, Aaron Dobson and Kenbrell Thompkins do not look like those guys. Hopefully the Pats pull off some sort of 2012 type trade when they traded for Aqib Talib, and that paid off very well; of course, this time for a receiver who doesn’t have glass as hands.

The Patriots are 2-2, currently look like crap, and are preparing for a Sunday Night game against the best team in football. They will have their hands full with the Bengals, so I hope they can adjust quick and put this game behind them. I will not panic like many; as I believe Tom F. Brady, Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots will be right back on track.

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To say that the Patriots “exceeding expectations” this season is an understatement. The Patriots made it to the AFC Championship game, a game no one thought they would make it while considering how much injuries and adversity this team faced all season. Yes, every team faces injuries and issues but as many as the Patriots have had to overcome this 2013-14 football season? I don’t think so. We all know the Aaron Hernandez debacle, Gronk coming back and then brutally tearing his ACL, two of arguably top 20 defensive players in Mayo and Wilfork faced season ending injuries, along with Sebastian Volmer, a key part to our offensive line, Tommy Kelly, Adrian Wilson also both out with injuries. Another crazy thing is we had 17 rookies on our team, 17, and 7 of them starting. 

What stings most about yesterday’s loss is the fact it’s the championship game and it was to the Manning and the Broncos. But in all honesty, is there any other team or quarterback you’d rather lose too? What most will take away from this game is “Brady struggling once again in a championship game” and it’s his fault for us losing. Sorry, not true. Yes Brady had his share of mistakes, but most of all, the defense cost us this game this time around. A lot was said was for the Patriots to kill the clock and keep Manning off the field, that failed and that’s what Manning did to the Patriots. It knocked the offense off of rhythm and had us fighting from behind all game. The defense gave up big play after big play, first down after first down, and frankly we should’ve got blown out of the thin air in Denver. To beat the Seahwaks, Manning is finally going to experience the cold weather and a legit defense this postseason, so they’re going to have to come harder than they did against two horrible defenses. 

This game was gold for all the Patriots haters out there. Say what you want, Brady still has Peyton’s number, the rings, and more playoff success. We exceeded expectations, a whole new offense, receivers no one would remember and a defense being changed around every single game. Brady didn’t have any receiver he was familiar with besides Edelman and no one more trustworthy than Gronk. No other coach and quarterback in the NFL can come together, figure it out, and succeed with the amount of injuries, personnel changes and no familiarity with their targets more than Brady and Belichick. What Brady and Belichick did this season showed us their genius and mastery. Most credit to Belichick but no quarterback can do that and still make it to the championship game, nope not even Manning. 

Still the greatest?? Yes. Brady and Manning can fight for that spot for the rest of their careers. 

Injuries and lack of playmakers finally caught up to the Patriots. The running game was stopped because of the long drives by Denver and having to play from behind against a great team. Brady missed throws but it’s evident even the greatest can’t win by just throwing to 5’9 slot receivers all game. It’s just not possible. “Oh, Brady only scared against prevent defense”. Um, who’s fault is that? Why were the broncos in prevent defense against these small slot receivers?! Makes no sense. They should have stuck to what they were doing, Brady recognized it and exploited it. That’s that. 

Another tough exit from the postseason but not truly heartbreaking. The patriots outperformed everyone up until yesterday; and it was shown how much home field advantage matters. Maybe if we didn’t get robbed in the Jets and Panthers game it would have been a different story. In the end though, this Patriots team has been one of the most fun Patriots teams I’ve ever seen come together and play as a team. No quit ever. A tough loss but not the end, the Patriots will win the Super Bowl next season. This team is scary for years to come.

To say that the Patriots “exceeding expectations” this season is an understatement. The Patriots made it to the AFC Championship game, a game no one thought they would make it while considering how much injuries and adversity this team faced all season. Yes, every team faces injuries and issues but as many as the Patriots have had to overcome this 2013-14 football season? I don’t think so. We all know the Aaron Hernandez debacle, Gronk coming back and then brutally tearing his ACL, two of arguably top 20 defensive players in Mayo and Wilfork faced season ending injuries, along with Sebastian Volmer, a key part to our offensive line, Tommy Kelly, Adrian Wilson also both out with injuries. Another crazy thing is we had 17 rookies on our team, 17, and 7 of them starting.

What stings most about yesterday’s loss is the fact it’s the championship game and it was to the Manning and the Broncos. But in all honesty, is there any other team or quarterback you’d rather lose too? What most will take away from this game is “Brady struggling once again in a championship game” and it’s his fault for us losing. Sorry, not true. Yes Brady had his share of mistakes, but most of all, the defense cost us this game this time around. A lot was said was for the Patriots to kill the clock and keep Manning off the field, that failed and that’s what Manning did to the Patriots. It knocked the offense off of rhythm and had us fighting from behind all game. The defense gave up big play after big play, first down after first down, and frankly we should’ve got blown out of the thin air in Denver. To beat the Seahwaks, Manning is finally going to experience the cold weather and a legit defense this postseason, so they’re going to have to come harder than they did against two horrible defenses.

This game was gold for all the Patriots haters out there. Say what you want, Brady still has Peyton’s number, the rings, and more playoff success. We exceeded expectations, a whole new offense, receivers no one would remember and a defense being changed around every single game. Brady didn’t have any receiver he was familiar with besides Edelman and no one more trustworthy than Gronk. No other coach and quarterback in the NFL can come together, figure it out, and succeed with the amount of injuries, personnel changes and no familiarity with their targets more than Brady and Belichick. What Brady and Belichick did this season showed us their genius and mastery. Most credit to Belichick but no quarterback can do that and still make it to the championship game, nope not even Manning.

Still the greatest?? Yes. Brady and Manning can fight for that spot for the rest of their careers.

Injuries and lack of playmakers finally caught up to the Patriots. The running game was stopped because of the long drives by Denver and having to play from behind against a great team. Brady missed throws but it’s evident even the greatest can’t win by just throwing to 5’9 slot receivers all game. It’s just not possible. “Oh, Brady only scared against prevent defense”. Um, who’s fault is that? Why were the broncos in prevent defense against these small slot receivers?! Makes no sense. They should have stuck to what they were doing, Brady recognized it and exploited it. That’s that.

Another tough exit from the postseason but not truly heartbreaking. The patriots outperformed everyone up until yesterday; and it was shown how much home field advantage matters. Maybe if we didn’t get robbed in the Jets and Panthers game it would have been a different story. In the end though, this Patriots team has been one of the most fun Patriots teams I’ve ever seen come together and play as a team. No quit ever. A tough loss but not the end, the Patriots will win the Super Bowl next season. This team is scary for years to come.

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What is freedom? And what’s a rebellious spirit if your beliefs and actions has those of the higher power rebel against you? There is no such thing as freedom in the world we live in today, and a rebellious spirit is stripped because “we the people” hate those who don’t attack things emotions first. The term “we the people” has become sort of popular throughout social media. But what “we the people” fail to realize is that “we the people” aren’t coming together like “we the people” should. 

The above picture is a super fact, yet it doesn’t mean what it says. An honest feeling, but a contradiction. Ask yourself this question: am I/are we free? Is there a such thing as freedom? If I rebel against the cause who will hear my voice? You wanna know why freedom is nonexistent? The answer is simple - expectations. Expectations does and seemingly kills the freedom of a human. Expectations are “goals” not only set up by us but by “we the people”. The people consist of family, friends, school, social life, and the media. It’s simple really; you can be anyone you want in life except YOU. 

Before you take the first two paragraphs out of line, just hear me out and wait until the end of this piece. Expectations kill freedom because, though we’re pursuing who we want to be, the road along the way is us being built by others to how they want us to be. Get it? What’s being free anyway? In America being free means moving out of your parents house, having a job, making money, getting a car and providing for yourself. Why isn’t being free living in a country that isn’t in debt? Where poverty no longer exists? Where our government actually gives a damn about it’s people? Being free isn’t all that because of what the media and government has instilled into our brains. 

Being free and having freedom is no longer peace in your soul, it’s only about a fat wallet and a comfy bed. Ignorance and hypocrisy is what is breaking this country, it is what’s breaking the people. Us as people are so wired in to what society and people around us want us to be that we forget who we are, what we love. The expectations of an 18 year old graduating high school is; “ok hurry up, go to college, get your diploma, move out after your second year, get a job that you don’t want and stay in debt until you have to work at Walmart”. Unless you get a scholarship or come from a family of money, you’re essentially screwed. Loans you have to pay back, and financial aid is good until you aren’t getting it anymore. Money is good until you have to 800 bucks on 3 books, have about 5 more books to buy, all just to have on your desk to barely ever open. As a college student myself this is all 100 percent accurate and I’ll be the first to tell you that I’ve learned more through google than I have from a book or sitting in a classroom. 

Going to college and getting your degree and diploma is, in the eyes of the media, family and society, the “American Mission”. And then comes the “American Dream” of living peacefully. News flash, no college student or graduate will ever live peacefully; knowing there are people who have done less than them doing better, and people who didn’t go to college and are doing better. I personally don’t think college is what it’s made out to be. We take classes of all kinds for no reason but we have to take them in order to get our degree and graduate. We have to go because it’ll make our parents happy, and because it’s the right thing to do. Oh, and also to get a damn good job “you have to have a degree”. Is a degree as important as it once was?? Absolutely not. We live in a world where what’s on your resume is more important than the classes you took and the degree you achieved. So what’s the problem? 

The problem is, this world lacks rebellious minds. There’s not enough “NO’s!” but there sure as hell plenty of “OKs” and “yes’s” going around. What I’ve learned in college more than anything else (and I know there’s plenty who feel the same) is economics and communication. That’s not because teachers taught me, it’s because you grow and you learn and your mind opens up more than it did when you were 18. In a classroom what you get is a slide show with bullet points, on a test you get questions that are designed to fool and mind fuck you. Questions you weren’t prepared for and things you never learned. Then again, the books you buy can and cannot come in handy. We go to high school and all we have to buy is a pen, bag and notebook. We go to these billion dollar universities we have to pay over 5 grand a semester, over a grand on books a semester and when you graduate you have to pay that billion dollar school back. 

Crazy right? As people we’re succumbed and suffocated to believing that there is no other option than going to school to being successful. There is though. You have to fight, rebel, and be you to achieve your dream. I’m not saying college is hell and don’t go, but if you like college isn’t for you than don’t waste your time, because chances are and the reality is, college is wasting your time. Instead of taking your classes for what you are majoring in you have to take a bunch of crappy ass classes you hate, subjects you dislike, all just to find out you won’t ever see it again in your life and career. Hypocrisy, contractions and a bunch of blind young ones all at once. 

Aside from us being wired to school, the media and government strips us from freedom. Yeah you’ll hear Obama talking about a free nation and the media backing him, blah blah blah. Yes, I understand we love in a country where there’s endless amount of opportunities but does that mean we’re free? Are we free if we can’t stand up and speak for ourselves? What’s a rebellious mind if you don’t have the government funded media news organization behind your back? Obama says all the right things but is doing all the evil things. We don’t see it because we’re forced not to see it. A smart mind who puts their emotions to the side, their brains on research, and the media to rest will see that our government doesn’t want anyone outside of their own to pull through. 

All this talk about the “New World Order” taking over and it’s time to change things up, is all nonsense. What’s going to bring down this world is us, “we the people”. We the people are the ones who are keeping racism alive and dreams to die. When I say racism don’t think I just mean white on black, or white on everyone. I mean racism. White on black, black on white, black on Spanish, Spanish on Arab, Arab on Asian, and Asian on Smurf. Our minds are controlled to believe what we see on CNN, what we read in the papers. Simply forgetting how those outlets are controlled. Shit, I posted a picture on Instagram saying I was against the actions on Egypt and I dislike Obama and our government; you know what? I was deemed a racist and a person who should leave the country if he hates his own. Lol, yeah that happened. 

The crazy thing is, I’m just a young soul but with a mind who likes to go against the norm. FYI, I did not once say I wanted to leave the country, I love America. Just because I dislike Obama and just because I’m “light skinned” does no way in hell mean I’m racist. I didn’t like Bush…the fuck does that make me? It’s those type of people the media and government are controlling to believing everything is all right. It’s not, it’s far, very far from all right.  How are we supposed to be free or believe in freedom when most of us walk around with shackles in our brain? 


To touch on a point stated above, we live in a world today where “we the people” embrace what’s popular and discredit those in search of more than what they got. “We the people” are the first to embrace twerking but are the first to bash Kanye West when he speaks. The first call a man an arrogant, pompous, selfish man just because he’s using his rebellious soul to go against the norm and chase his dream outside his music. There are those who come out as arrogant and as people, there are those who choose not to take what he’s saying as for real because there are people under him with nothing. Whose fault is it? His or there’s? Don’t knock an individual who is trying to do more for himself and his family just because you refuse to lose a battle in chasing your own dream. 

One last thought, another problem with the world we live in today; “we the people” feel like we can’t speak up against the higher power. The problem with that is, we forget that the higher power once spoke up to the people who were above them. If you can’t see that all you simply have to do is take your mind out of the gutter. 

My point with this post is simple, stop being apart of the normal. Go out, chase what YOU want, do what YOU got to do, believe in what YOU want to believe, and just know freedom begins with YOU. As people, young and old, we have to open up our minds, speak up, and motivate those who are unmotivated. Being free isn’t about being materialistic, it is about being free from the drama, being free from the pain and stress, and being free as an individual. 

We the People need to stop being the 9-5’s, and we need to start being the 24/7’s.

What is freedom? And what’s a rebellious spirit if your beliefs and actions has those of the higher power rebel against you? There is no such thing as freedom in the world we live in today, and a rebellious spirit is stripped because “we the people” hate those who don’t attack things emotions first. The term “we the people” has become sort of popular throughout social media. But what “we the people” fail to realize is that “we the people” aren’t coming together like “we the people” should.

The above picture is a super fact, yet it doesn’t mean what it says. An honest feeling, but a contradiction. Ask yourself this question: am I/are we free? Is there a such thing as freedom? If I rebel against the cause who will hear my voice? You wanna know why freedom is nonexistent? The answer is simple - expectations. Expectations does and seemingly kills the freedom of a human. Expectations are “goals” not only set up by us but by “we the people”. The people consist of family, friends, school, social life, and the media. It’s simple really; you can be anyone you want in life except YOU.

Before you take the first two paragraphs out of line, just hear me out and wait until the end of this piece. Expectations kill freedom because, though we’re pursuing who we want to be, the road along the way is us being built by others to how they want us to be. Get it? What’s being free anyway? In America being free means moving out of your parents house, having a job, making money, getting a car and providing for yourself. Why isn’t being free living in a country that isn’t in debt? Where poverty no longer exists? Where our government actually gives a damn about it’s people? Being free isn’t all that because of what the media and government has instilled into our brains.

Being free and having freedom is no longer peace in your soul, it’s only about a fat wallet and a comfy bed. Ignorance and hypocrisy is what is breaking this country, it is what’s breaking the people. Us as people are so wired in to what society and people around us want us to be that we forget who we are, what we love. The expectations of an 18 year old graduating high school is; “ok hurry up, go to college, get your diploma, move out after your second year, get a job that you don’t want and stay in debt until you have to work at Walmart”. Unless you get a scholarship or come from a family of money, you’re essentially screwed. Loans you have to pay back, and financial aid is good until you aren’t getting it anymore. Money is good until you have to 800 bucks on 3 books, have about 5 more books to buy, all just to have on your desk to barely ever open. As a college student myself this is all 100 percent accurate and I’ll be the first to tell you that I’ve learned more through google than I have from a book or sitting in a classroom.

Going to college and getting your degree and diploma is, in the eyes of the media, family and society, the “American Mission”. And then comes the “American Dream” of living peacefully. News flash, no college student or graduate will ever live peacefully; knowing there are people who have done less than them doing better, and people who didn’t go to college and are doing better. I personally don’t think college is what it’s made out to be. We take classes of all kinds for no reason but we have to take them in order to get our degree and graduate. We have to go because it’ll make our parents happy, and because it’s the right thing to do. Oh, and also to get a damn good job “you have to have a degree”. Is a degree as important as it once was?? Absolutely not. We live in a world where what’s on your resume is more important than the classes you took and the degree you achieved. So what’s the problem?

The problem is, this world lacks rebellious minds. There’s not enough “NO’s!” but there sure as hell plenty of “OKs” and “yes’s” going around. What I’ve learned in college more than anything else (and I know there’s plenty who feel the same) is economics and communication. That’s not because teachers taught me, it’s because you grow and you learn and your mind opens up more than it did when you were 18. In a classroom what you get is a slide show with bullet points, on a test you get questions that are designed to fool and mind fuck you. Questions you weren’t prepared for and things you never learned. Then again, the books you buy can and cannot come in handy. We go to high school and all we have to buy is a pen, bag and notebook. We go to these billion dollar universities we have to pay over 5 grand a semester, over a grand on books a semester and when you graduate you have to pay that billion dollar school back.

Crazy right? As people we’re succumbed and suffocated to believing that there is no other option than going to school to being successful. There is though. You have to fight, rebel, and be you to achieve your dream. I’m not saying college is hell and don’t go, but if you like college isn’t for you than don’t waste your time, because chances are and the reality is, college is wasting your time. Instead of taking your classes for what you are majoring in you have to take a bunch of crappy ass classes you hate, subjects you dislike, all just to find out you won’t ever see it again in your life and career. Hypocrisy, contractions and a bunch of blind young ones all at once.

Aside from us being wired to school, the media and government strips us from freedom. Yeah you’ll hear Obama talking about a free nation and the media backing him, blah blah blah. Yes, I understand we love in a country where there’s endless amount of opportunities but does that mean we’re free? Are we free if we can’t stand up and speak for ourselves? What’s a rebellious mind if you don’t have the government funded media news organization behind your back? Obama says all the right things but is doing all the evil things. We don’t see it because we’re forced not to see it. A smart mind who puts their emotions to the side, their brains on research, and the media to rest will see that our government doesn’t want anyone outside of their own to pull through.

All this talk about the “New World Order” taking over and it’s time to change things up, is all nonsense. What’s going to bring down this world is us, “we the people”. We the people are the ones who are keeping racism alive and dreams to die. When I say racism don’t think I just mean white on black, or white on everyone. I mean racism. White on black, black on white, black on Spanish, Spanish on Arab, Arab on Asian, and Asian on Smurf. Our minds are controlled to believe what we see on CNN, what we read in the papers. Simply forgetting how those outlets are controlled. Shit, I posted a picture on Instagram saying I was against the actions on Egypt and I dislike Obama and our government; you know what? I was deemed a racist and a person who should leave the country if he hates his own. Lol, yeah that happened.

The crazy thing is, I’m just a young soul but with a mind who likes to go against the norm. FYI, I did not once say I wanted to leave the country, I love America. Just because I dislike Obama and just because I’m “light skinned” does no way in hell mean I’m racist. I didn’t like Bush…the fuck does that make me? It’s those type of people the media and government are controlling to believing everything is all right. It’s not, it’s far, very far from all right. How are we supposed to be free or believe in freedom when most of us walk around with shackles in our brain?


To touch on a point stated above, we live in a world today where “we the people” embrace what’s popular and discredit those in search of more than what they got. “We the people” are the first to embrace twerking but are the first to bash Kanye West when he speaks. The first call a man an arrogant, pompous, selfish man just because he’s using his rebellious soul to go against the norm and chase his dream outside his music. There are those who come out as arrogant and as people, there are those who choose not to take what he’s saying as for real because there are people under him with nothing. Whose fault is it? His or there’s? Don’t knock an individual who is trying to do more for himself and his family just because you refuse to lose a battle in chasing your own dream.

One last thought, another problem with the world we live in today; “we the people” feel like we can’t speak up against the higher power. The problem with that is, we forget that the higher power once spoke up to the people who were above them. If you can’t see that all you simply have to do is take your mind out of the gutter.

My point with this post is simple, stop being apart of the normal. Go out, chase what YOU want, do what YOU got to do, believe in what YOU want to believe, and just know freedom begins with YOU. As people, young and old, we have to open up our minds, speak up, and motivate those who are unmotivated. Being free isn’t about being materialistic, it is about being free from the drama, being free from the pain and stress, and being free as an individual.

We the People need to stop being the 9-5’s, and we need to start being the 24/7’s.