posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 11:25 AM
Originally posted by EqualizerUK
reply to post by Allegory of Illumination
Actors I like Tom Hardy, people i look up to are Malcolm X, MLK....singers i like alot of different people....from Jonny Cash to Coldplay.
Malcolm X - What an influential and revered figure.
VIP - Malcolm X
The first liquor I drank, my first cigarettes, even my first reefers, I can't specifically remember.
He excelled at his job for which he would show up "loud and wild and half-high on liquor and reefers."
After he lost his bartending job in New York for connecting an undercover cop with a prostitute, Malcolm turned to "peddling reefers." Some merchant
seamen he knew supplied him with " gunja and kisca smuggled in from Africa and Persia," and "musicians, among whom I had so many good contacts,
were the heaviest consistent market for reefers." On his first night, he was able to pay back the friend who had staked his business.
"In every band, at least half of the musicians smoked reefers," he wrote. "I'm not going to list names; I'd have to include some of those most
prominent then in popular music, even a number of them around today. In one case, every man in one of the bands which is still famous was on
marijuana. Or again, any number of musicians could tell you who I mean when I say that one of the most famous singers smoked his reefers through a
chicken thighbone. He had smoked so many though the bone that he could just light a match before the empty bone, draw the heat through, and get what
he called a 'contact' high."
Malcolm was soon making $50-$60 a day. "And I didn't sell and run, because my customers were my friends. Often I'd smoke along with them. None of
them stayed any more high than I did." Soon, however, he attracted the attention of police, and after trying to peddle his wares in poorer
neighborhoods, he jumped back on the railroad, selling pot in small towns where he would find the Black neighborhoods by looking for a Lincoln High
Back in New York, he turned to armed robbery, using coc aine to hype him up for his jobs. He smoked opium to come down and was smoking reefer
"by the ounce." In 1946 he convicted of burglary and sentenced to 10 years (he served 7). In prison he spent much of his time high on nutmeg or
reefer until his family got him placed in an experimental prison where he read up on history and was introduced to Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of
Islam. After his parole in 1952, he became one of the Nation's leaders and chief spokesmen as Malcolm X. For nearly a dozen years, he was the public
face of the Nation of Islam, but ultimately broke with Elijah Muhammad. Malcolm X was assassinated in 1965 by three members of the NOI.
But according to your standards. The man you "look up to" would also be classified as a scum bag.
Chris Martin, the lead singer of one of my favorite bands, Coldplay has this to say about drugs....
Chris Martin, 34, said: "Success and fame, alcohol and drugs. We've been through all of those things. "They're just pitfalls, and that comes from
a lot of traveling and a lot of down time. "
Would you consider Chris Martin, lead singer of Coldplay, 7 x Grammy Winner (20 noms and countless other awards) a success?? No you wouldn't you'd
consider him a scum bag.
Johnny Cash, "The Man In Black," where do you think he got that bad boy image from? PR People? Nope.
As his career was taking off in the late 1950s, Cash started drinking heavily and became addicted to amphetamines and barbiturates. For a brief time,
he shared an apartment in Nashville with Waylon Jennings, who was heavily addicted to amphetamines. Cash used the uppers to stay awake during tours.
Friends joked about his "nervousness" and erratic behavior, many ignoring the warning signs of his worsening drug addiction. In a behind-the-scenes
look at The Johnny Cash Show, Cash claims to have "tried every drug there was to try."
Now I also am a huge fan of the legend, Johnny Cash.
Some of my favorite songs consist of -
Cocaine Blues (This tragic story of a drug-addled murderer and his arrogance is a cautionary tale of drug abuse and inevitability of getting caught
for your crimes.)
Hurt - (Nine Inch Nails cover - just listen to the lyrics, and if you don't understand the meaning, then I can't help ya)
I find it hilarious that the people that you claim to look up to and enjoy their talents, are the same people that you are bashing to hell and high
I also find it funny that you see yourself better than all of these people, many who are considered LEGENDS.
But because you don't drink or smoke, you're holier than all