Wednesday, March 29, 2006

I Need Answers, Dammit! Part I

Hypothetically speaking:

I’m posing this question blindly. Whoever wants to answer it should feel free to do so.

Say you were dating a big time dope dealer, or any person with deep pockets from doing illegal things. Let’s say you’re not morally opposed to those illegal activities. Would it matter to you if they lied to you about how that money was earned (i.e. claiming they worked a legal job)? Or would it just matter that they were giving you money whenever you asked for it?

KZ

23 comments:

Prophetess said...

First of all, I'm not gonna give a mofo some money just cause they asking for it. It might be that they don't need it; they just asking for the hell of it. A nig from back in the day did me like that. I was dealing and making the "runs"; this mofo blackmailed me - and we were fucking. "If you don't give me, I'ma tell it."

I am not morally opposed to the dealing of dope; pharmacists deal dope legally (Valium, Prozac, etc) for unconscienable prices, but when the dealer makes 10.00 off a sack of green that works just as well as the legal drugs, then EVERRYBODDY got a problem.

Dealers - legal and illegal -exist because there are addicts in the world who needs those drugs... Get rid of the addicts you get rid of the dealers.

I was there, I lived that shit. In the beginning I wasted on dumb shit, but in the end, I grew a conscious - most of the "funny" money went to a local food bank.

If somebody lied to me about the truth, I probably wouldn't care. Hey, you make your dollars anyway you can - within reasonable bounds. I'm not here to judge. I might ENCOURAGE you not to do it, but in the end, what can I say?

Just let me know how we "rollin'" everytime we roll out, cha'know?" Don't wanna be SURPRISED! if we happen to get tagged. You know, I need to know if you got a little 'ol something stashed under the seat...

Note: it wasn't all spent on dumbshit. I did pay for my education with the majority of it.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Insanity, somewhatly. But I think you really can't call that one. I guess the questioning person would have to do some real soul searching as to whether or not they wanted to keep seeing someone is a dope dealer.

And, yeah, too, let me know what's up when we roll out. You know... is this a bonafide date or a dope run?...,lol

ChezNiki said...

So let me get this straight...Im with a dude, we are on a date, and over our smoked salmon plate one night he comes out and says, "Baby, you know when I told you I worked at BlahBlahBlah? Well I really answer the phones and collect debts for BigTimeBookie XYZ. Yes, that's my only job. Niki, Baby, wait put down the steak knife! Im sorry I lied. Here's $5K and the car keys. Take off work tomorrow and you and K go to Franklin Mills (outlet mall)"

...I would probably excuse myself to the bathroom and never come back.

They have MANDATORY SENTENCING nowadays. There are women serving 10-25 years for answering a beeper, first offense! No Thanks! Ill make my own money...when he gets caught, Ill send him a cake with a nail file in it.

Anonymous said...

First off, I don't go around with my hand stuck out.
My cardinal rule, I don't ask men for money.

Now if they see me struggling they can pitch in or offer something, but I'm not asking.

My golddiggin aunt told me, "Ballers want you to ask for their money...closed mouth dont get feed..."

Well I never took her advice, I hate fixing my lips to ask anybody for anything, I was raised by my father to be independent.

Niggas have lied to me numerous of times, or tried to hide their "dealings". I'm not stupid....you not doing construction....

I would be mad at the lie, I need to know how you live your life so I can know how far we can go. I'm not tryna have my life endangered because you a baller...and everybody know you got that cake.....

At the same time, in my yonger, ignorant days, I have benefited from illegal money....needless to say, I have none of that shit bought from illegal money....NOTHING...

Easy come easy go, that's why I honor my hard work and when I look around, I can say I did this by myself and no one else bought my shit...I DID THIS!!! LEGALLY, without selling my body....

Prophetess said...

If I am not morally opposed to it, that means that I wouldn't give a damn that they lied about it.

I wouldn't give a damn that they lied. I probably wouldn't be so eager to share in the spending, tho. Unless part of it was going to good deeds.

Anonymous said...

OK...key sentence that seems to have been over-looked..."Let’s say you’re not morally opposed to those illegal activities."

Hell, IF I don't care to begin with...then why would I care at all? If I suspect your doing some bullshit anyway...then all that's happened is now I KNOW your doing the bullshit!

That was a stupid question Zed because you answerd it yourself.

It's like Carmella told Dr. Melphi on Sunday night...."I knew what Anthony's job was. I knew where that money was coming from even though we never spoke about it"......bitches that got it like that, where their man is breaking them off some major cheddar....bitches KNOW...they just don't want you to know they KNOW.

chele said...

I don't ask brothers from money ... I have plenty of my own cheese, thank you very much.

That being said, hell yes I would be pissed if a dude lied to me about his occupation. Legal or illegal don't lie to me.

chele said...

for money (my bad)

Knockout Zed said...

@All y'all
Trust me, there is a reason this post is called Part I. I got a blog critic out there trying to question my dealings, and I'm about to shut them the fuck up.

Juggernaut, you're right. The key phrase is "YOU ARE NOT MORALLY OPPOSED TO THESE ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES".

I appreciate and NEED all of your feedback.

KZ

Prophetess said...

You make sure you go "strapped", too, baby! Nigga, handle your business.

KHALLI 88 said...

As a former drug dealer certainly a lot of woman turn a blind eye to those activites but even when I had money to burn wasn't into tricking only treating so a sucker is a sucker regardless of occupation so some not all woman, out to spend your ass anyway regardless how u make it!

That being said drug dealers are still in my humble opinion the dumbest motherfuckers on the planet so if you can spend them...why not they ain't working towards retirement anyway>LOL

nikki said...

i couldn't date the cat. plain and simple. i work with too many families dealing with the repurcussions of drugs for me to be able to date a cat like that.

Anonymous said...

Yes it would matter if they lied b/c I could possibly run into trouble for being involved with them. Also I would not date anyone that I had to ask to give me money.

Knockout Zed said...

Let me revise this, 'cuz y'all are focusing on the legal part of this. Let's say it's not drugs, but something morally frowned upon by the majority of society. Let's say this man/woman ran a porn empire. Does that change your answer?

KZ

Mr.Slish said...

PORN!!! somebody say PORN!!!!

ChezNiki said...

@Knockout-Right. I understood the question to be about an Brother (or Sister) who was doing something I personally didnt have a problem with, but was illegal. That could get ME locked up. So, under those circumstances, I would not continue to date him.

However, if its just distasteful but NOT illegal, like stripping/dancing, or selling cigarettes wholesale, or trapping animals for a fur farm...then we still have the issue of the lying. He told me he worked for Transit, but he really works the 12 to 8 at his porno studio in the basement? I would still bounce...Because, I would always wonder, "What else is he lying about?"

@Slasher-LOL!

Disco said...

"Look what I done stuck my foot in" - Ice Cube circa 1990-somethin'

Uh....what da deal KZ???? You done caused a dayum blog riot up in this piece! See, you be trying to be all "covert", look, just call the muthafucka OUT and be done with it! Jeesh! And since I am soooo much like you... whatever YOUR answer woukd be...I'm SURE mine would mimic.

"deh it is..." -Run DMC

DramaFree said...

If I'm not morally opposed, then I won't have a problem with it, right?? The only problem is the lie that was told.

Anonymous said...

A lie is a lie is a lie... and then add on that that lie could get me hurt??? I'd have to drop homeboy with the quickness. But I'm also careful, squeamish, scared of jail, STDs, other people being harmed, killed, etc. because of seamy shit! But that's just me.

Anonymous said...

you are a shady bastard

Honest said...

fifty eleven comments up in here and I'm sure I'll repeat something someone else said anyway since I feel "shame" I wouldn't knowingly be with someone who earned their money illegally even if I could reap the benefits. I watch way too much TV and would be scared his dirt would get me "dirty". Besides I wouldn't embarass my mama like that.

FreeBeing said...

Hmmm. That's not an easy question to answer. I WANT to be able to say (w.o hesitation) that I would't want anything to do with a person like that, but love/attraction is not logical (or even always moral, so.... I guess I'd like to think that I'd rather be lied to. That may not be right, but it's as honest as I can get!

FreeBeing said...

I just read thru some other comments. Maybe I took the question differently, but what I'm saying is that it's possible to love someone enough that you are just willing to be "lied" to. You aren't buying the lie, you just need to hear it to justify your still wanting to be with this person.