Shuffling though the major stands of Transcendentalism reminded me of my old friend Ishmael. To some, he seems to be a self proclaim pro-Black, Muslim man spitting words in a similar style like Malcolm X, but, dig deeper and it becomes clear that his and Malcolm X's ideologies take root prior than the civil rights era. Those words originated with the great Transcendentalist of the 1800s. Their words have the power to transcend over place and time; making their words eternal. All of the stands are filled with as much ambiguity as ambitiousness. Transcendentalist process as much curiosity as will to want to change the social norm.
Tupac Shakur, an a American rapper, once said "for every dark night, their is a brighter day." Intentionally or unintentionally, his lyrics are deprived from transcendentalist. I find it interesting how a strand 14 found a way to weave itself though American hip hop culture. Many of his words, especially, exist in the ends and outs of life. If these words were false, why as humans are we so focused on doing good? Who would have guessed, Tupac, a transcendentalist. To many, he is classified as a racialist, with destructive views that will lead a genocide of the American ghettos. His mentality and the fact that he openly expressed that the he patiently awaited the gates of death is clearly stated in repeat in different songs. His phase mirror stand 6. Words like “My only fear of death is coming back reincarnated” sound only a broken record in Tupac track. Tupac was philosopher, who life was surround by the first stand. He argues this in multiple songs, some include Changes and Mr. President. He believed that American ghettos were inclosed cages, only suitable to rats and the world had to know. He believed that the hood should more than a place where the affluent roll up their windows of their BMWs hoping to get out in one piece. In his songs, he ask for social reform (stand 17). He just wanted to exist in ideal state, a place where welfare checks are not the most reliable source of income. But, unfortunately, Tupac's life was cut short on September 13, 1996. Many wonder, what route would he on today or would he be happy in 2012. I guess no one will know but him.They could never understand what you set out to do. Instead they chose to ridicule you. When u got weak they loved the sightof your dimming and flickering starlight.How could they understand what was so intricate to be loved by so many, so intimate.They wanted to see your lifeless corpse. This way they could not alter the course of ignorance that they have set to make my people forget what they have done for much to long to just forget and carry on.
I had loved u forever because of who you and now I mourn our fallen star. -Tupac Shakur