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“…Challenge the destructive beliefs that are shaping and molding the mentalities and cultures in our world.”(Rayford L. Johnson Thug Mentality Exposed) There’s something that’s been on my mind because of frequent resurfacing of it in different aspects of my life. It is gangs, bad music, sinful lifestyles, corrupt people, and this new mentality Rayford L. Johnson calls “thug mentality.” He says thug mentality is a mental weapon used to intimidate others, and to obtain the nerve to carry out some of the most heinous and vicious crimes imaginable upon their [gangster’s] street rivals and the innocent victims within their community with little or no conscience at all. So what makes a gangster? What makes a person want to join a gang? What effect does this choice or circumstance have on them and their families? What is in the minds of these young people (male and female)? What is to be done about this epidemic? “Well, I started wanting to gang bang because when I was younger, I say about 11 or 12, I seen the respect and money, well, all the good parts of the lifestyle my cousin lived. And being that me and my cousin shared a room together, I looked up to him. I wanted to be like him. He was my role model…” (Excerpt from an anonymous ward’s letter featured in Thug Mentality Exposed pg.21) This ward saw his cousin as a “role model.” A lot of people that join gangs are simply following footsteps. This guy looked up to his cousin for guidance. His cousin, purposely or not, wafted money, respect, and power in front of his impressionable 11-12 year old little cousin’s face. He was deceived by one of Satan’s finest: a puppet. Just like the serpent deceived Eve, and Eve deceived Adam; the serpent deceived the cousin, and the cousin deceived this young man. The “good parts” that he spoke about were only a deception that would later cause so many more problems in the life of this young man, his family, and the lives of many others. “I joined the barrio because it runs in the family. That’s all I know. The gang lifestyle was no problem for me. I breathe it and lived it. The only thing I don’t like about gangs is homeboys passing away, so soon, yes, by me joining the gang I put my family in danger, but they already done that before my time. I just added a little piece to the cake, my pro was excitement and the power. The cons, are early death, and return to jail or prison.” (Excerpt from an anonymous ward’s letter featured in Thug Mentality Exposed pg.15) For some people, the gang life is all they know. They grew up around it and simply know no other way of life. They go with the flow of the life they were given. Purposely or not, his family led him to the gang life. They might not have known any better either. These are victims of circumstances. They have to deal with everything any other gangster has to deal with, does what any other gangster does, is deceived by Satan in the same ways as any other. Only difference is, they didn’t choose this life, but had to live it and get comfortable with the term: “that’s just how it is.” “I could see that being in the gang made my mom and dad start to care and I saw it as a way to get the attention I wanted. But the bad part of being in the gang was I had to watch my back and sacrifice a lot of things. I would do bad things to win their acceptance. I lost my freedom for them and my life is always in danger, even now, I’m in danger and I quit. It follows you for the rest of your life. …” (Excerpt from an anonymous ward’s letter featured in Thug Mentality Exposed pg.) Some people simply choose the life. They aren’t feeling the love at home and are enticed by the “homie love.” They are told that they’ll be taken care of and provided for. All they have to do is run a few errands for another homie every now and then and it’ll be okay. Then that turns into “You’ll do what I say or you and/or your family will be killed.” They become a puppet. A puppet of the gang, a puppet of Satan, and it all started because they felt no love, got no attention from home. The homie love is like a high. It lasts for a little while, but it fades and once it’s gone, you have to shoot up again, and for the vast majority, that high has to be replaced with, or added onto with drugs, promiscuity, anything to escape the loneliness found in devilish ways. “So knowing that I’m going out there with absolutely no job skills whatsoever has me thinking, “F*ck, I got to sell drugs or rob people to make some money to get by in life.” Believe me, I don’t want to resort to this and I will exhaust all avenues before I do resort to it, but this is my reality here. This is what I know how to do by nature.” (Excerpt from an anonymous ward’s letter featured in Thug Mentality Exposed pg.16-17) Even after people make gang life their past, there are still effects. If they decide to turn from that life while in prison, what do they do when they get out? This guy had maybe up to a middle school education when he went to prison, was unable to obtain a high school education while there, and didn’t have any work experience going in, or coming out. Only difference is now he’s a little older, uneducated, a legal adult now, broke, and alone. When these guys go home, won’t they still have to go home and depend on an old homie for a place to stay? Won’t the same homies show up at their door looking to get back to the old ways? If they do choose to kick it with those homies (which, they will), and they get in trouble again (which they will), it’s going to start back over again. The cycle won’t end. In California, they made and passed the Gang Enhancement Law. This law provides for greater punishments for when a crime is committed for the benefit of, at the direction of, or in association with a criminal street gang. This simply means that any crime you commit, the punishment will be multiplied if you are found to be associated with any criminal street gang. You could simply have an old gang tattoo, even having had already left the gang years before, and be charged for much more than your original crime. The gang life is real and Satan is hard at work. “I don’t want to show my kids the wrong thing. I am their role model and if I ain’t got values, they won’t either. You need to have values and goals and your kids learn from their parents. I know the only thing a gang is going to get me is dead or in prison, and believe me, — I don’t want that. I have goals and plans.” (Excerpt from an anonymous ward’s letter featured in Thug Mentality Exposed pg.19) Another effect of choosing the gang life is the example you’re setting for your future posterity. What will they think seeing you in a gang? What will they think seeing you in an orange jump suit? What will they think seeing you with drugs? What will they think seeing you with money, respect and power? (No matter how this money, respect and power was obtained.) They might be enticed to follow your lead. They’ll see you doing it and think it’s okay. It might become all they know. They won’t know any other way of life and thus, continuing the cycle of the thug mentality. You must set an example for your kids. Nieces, nephews, God children, cousins, brothers, sisters, neighbors, friends, not to mention all the people they will have an influence on. Break the cycle. Turn from the ways before the impressionable minds of those that look up to you, observe these ways, this lifestyle. “…I also learned quick that once you tell your own homies you don’t want to gang bang anymore they think you’re weak, or they might respect it…” (Excerpt from an anonymous ward’s letter featured in Thug Mentality Exposed pg.19) What if… you can’t get out the gang? Ever heard of blood in, blood out? You’re jumped in, and if you want out, you must survive being beaten to the verge of death. What if you don’t make it? Oh well. That’s where it ends. Your little nieces, nephews and kids will still know you as you were: a thug, a gangster, a user, an abuser, a womanizer, whatever you indulged in during that life, that is their ever-lasting vision of you. A lot of homies don’t take it nicely when they find out you that you’re wimping out, disrespecting the gang. Some of them that wish they could do like you’re doing and just say that they want out, will respect you and know where you’re coming from, but like I said, Satan is a busy man. There’ll always be some sort of obstacle in the way of getting out. That is the decision you make when you join a gang. That is what you’re agreeing to, the contract you’re signing with the devil. There’s always a price to pay. “This gang banging life ain’t what people think it is. I still believe the reason why it started was for a good reason, but that reason is long gone and people need to get on with their life. Because these people who call you their homie really ain’t your homie.” (Excerpt from an anonymous ward’s letter featured in Thug Mentality Exposed pg.21) It is high time somebody told everybody the truth. Most gangs began so people in prison could unite and everybody would have everybody’s back, and everybody’s back would be had. I’d say it was for comfort. It may have started with good intentions, but look what it has morphed into. Good things go bad all the time. That has never been a secret. You know it, I know it. It’s a universally known fact of life. It’s time for people to end it now. We can’t allow this to grow anymore. Too many innocent people are being lied to and deceived. Too many innocent people are becoming the victims of those lied to and deceived. It’s time to unite in the undying love of Jesus Christ, accept him into our lives and repent out sins. That maybe the lord will forgive and let live and we can all live together in peace. By Rosie, Georgia May 19th, 2013
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Violent Video Games:
Other than the most obvious argument, that video games have been able to lure, entertain and captivate many children from a healthy and vigorous outdoor play in the sunny park, there is research now supporting that certain video games are causing detrimental behavioral changes in children, such as aggressive, impulsive and violent behavior, by influencing their mindset with deviant values.
As a former Youth Correctional Counselor for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, I will qualify myself to validate the above research. I remember writing my book Thug Mentality Exposed in a coffee shop, in a gang infested area in Sacramento. Across the street there were some posters that captured my attention. They appeared at first to me to be a movie poster ad, the ad was plastered across in multiple rows on an abandoned building,which read Grand Theft Auto, San Andreas. Again,initially I believed it to be a movie poster, however with closer examination I realized it was actually a video game. First thought being, why would a company advertise a game, glorifying a violent felony offense in this gang-related part of the city? Later I discovered at the time it was the #1 selling game in America.
So the next day I decided to continue my research of this game at N.A. Chaderjian Youth Correctional Facility, in Stockton, California, an institution at the time which housed California’s most violent inmates, between the ages of 18-25. That morning I was working on a lock-up unit, where the most assaultive inmates in the facility were housed. We would escort the inmates in solo, paired by staff in full restraints to the recreational yard, where they would be placed in individual recreational cages. There were seven cages, in the shape of a “U”. These inmates who were rivals of each other, would curse back and forth, disrespecting each others’ gang, family, mother, “dead homies”, girlfriend etc…, for the entire three hours of their recreational period.
Irritated by this monotonous routine, I decided to distract their battle of insults by a simple question. “Have you guys played Grand Theft Auto?”. To my surprise it stopped them in their tracks. Not only did it bring forth an enthusiastic response, but also cultivated a friendly conversation between rivals.
(Excerpt from Thug Mentality Exposed Book) “Yeah I played it at my old lady’s house,” a White Supremacist gang member yells out to a Fresno Bulldog gang member, in an enthusiastic manner as he animates how the video game character he was controlling “jacked” an innocent licensed driver for their car. The Bulldog yells back with mirrored enthusiasm, “You can have shoot outs with cops.” Another inmate from the cage across shouts, “You can kill cops.” The inmate then begin to smile and shake their head in agreement towards each other after reminiscing together about the violent acts that they committed playing within the video game world. They then, one by one, start rambling off a list of other violent and hostile video games on the market. A inmate yells out with a passionate voice, “I want to see blood. I can’t play a game without blood!”
At this time, I can’t take any more; I have to ask them a question. “Why do you like these video games?” I ask in a subtle and sincere tone. The ward with the “mark of the beast (666)” and a barcode tattoo looks at me calmly and replies with sincerity and says, “You want a game that’s going to show you how reality is, that’s not going to hide it.” Right after his reply, a ward yells out, “You play that “Sniper” game”, as he chuckles he says, “I use to snipe civilians and everything.”
The most disturbing part of the conversation, was when an inmate told me you can get a download to the game Grand Theft Auto, which will allow the player to pick up a prostitute, beat and rape her, then kill her. As an inmate was educating me on this, another one yelled out, “And you get hood points for killing her.”
“ I loved the game because I would love to do work for the mafia”
I had this one game called “Driver” and it was cool because this dude would ride around town doing business with the Italian mafia and they would send him on missions to kill certain enemies they wanted dead to rob and steal money from rich guys to wreck and crash into other enemy vehicles and to pick up women they called show girls that worked for the mafia. I loved the game because I would love to do work for the mafia for the amount of money they were putting out for this “driver” dude. He was making $50,000 a mission and in 4 missions that’s $200,000 so in 10 missions you are making a cool amount of money so that’s why that video game has me deeply entrenched.
“Grand Theft Auto, Vice City”, this game also has a lot to do with mafia because this Italian guy himself is running around a city killing people for money, he has to eat, sell dope, do missions or hits for an extraordinary deal of a lot of money. It has entrenched me because I will do the same to sell dope, kill for money at the same time, do business with a mafia that is mandatory going to pay me some damn good money to make these hits I would put my life on the line for $50,000 a hit and the hits are not complicated you could do them if you put yo mind to it and you won’t falter if you do it the way it is suppose to be done. 2nd have your mind set on accomplishing it not being shaky having low self-esteem being paranoid and different feeling that you have when you know you are doing things your not suppose to be doing. This is why some negative video games pump me up and have me some what deeply entrenched.
In closing I would like to say, the real tragedy is that an individual can purchase games like these at their neighborhood department or toy store. I hope this article was able to enlighten the reader, on how video games can influence an individual’s beliefs and behavior. So parents and youth workers, please check the theme of a video game before you purchase. This should be a mandatory practice for all media content. Never under estimate the power of a video game, please remember; a book tells us something, a movie shows us something, music lets us listen to something, but video games allows an individual to actually do something.”
I discuss this issue in more detail in my book Thug Mentality Exposed, which you may read on-line for free or purchase @:www.thugexposed.org. By Rayford Johnson Executive Director/Founder ThugExposed.Org Gang & Drug Prevention