America does not have rituals to help its youth properly channel energy and also to know when certain stages of life ends and new one begins. This is especially so for African-Americans who are the descendants of people who were known for their ceremonial rituals and rites of passage that helped the transition from childhood to manhood and womanhood.
But the archetypal energy of these ancient rites are still present in the DNA. However, because our bodies are so filled up with chemical toxins from all the fast food, junk food, sugary treats, drugs (including marijuana), personal hygiene products, etc. the attempt to express the activity of ancient rites of passage are flawed and defective and comes out via violence – having to kill an innocent person to become a member of a gang and have a sense of belonging, or having to rape some girl to become a member, or some other nefarious activity all so that you can now belong to something or a group.
In addition to the sense of belonging, the sense of accomplishment is always present with us but without proper guidance and activation of the higher chakras, we will seek to accomplish anything, including insalubrious things such as the accomplishment of killing somebody, assaulting or beating up someone, going to jail, sodomizing someone and taking their manhood, violating or raping a girl or woman, stealing someone’s personal property, etc.
For many Black male youth, it is an esteemed accomplishment to go to jail and serve time and have a criminal record. Many inner city youth too easily become thugs, criminals, pimps and hustlers – because they’ll get money, drugs and more play from the ladies. These youths are ‘rewarded’ more easily than the so-called nerd, bookworm, or brother with a good head on his shoulders. This is sad and unfortunate but true.
Nowadays, thugs get damn near all of the play with the ladies so it’s no wonder why a lot of Black male youth desire to be a thug when they can study to become anything that could benefit their community more – a doctor, lawyer, engineer, judge, architect, politician, professor, advisor, holistic health practitioner, radio host, etc.
Source: Pineal Gland Mystique