|Posted on Wednesday, August 20, 2003 - 02:57 am: |
I agree a lot of the current faux-pimping is just about trying to "cop a style" and an attitude of some sort that presumably can be effectively used to glamorize oneself and manipulate others. Although, to a weak mind, there can appear to be something uniquely (though' demonically) alluring about someone who has the audacity and capability to require others to sell the usage of their genitalia.
I knew several pimps while I was growing up. One of my cousins and 2 fathers of childhood friends were in the flesh-peddling game. (I saw and heard things that no prepubescent child has any business witnessing.) The thing that I remember most about them is that they talked a lot without really saying much of anything. And they had the capacity to appear supremely confident, that what they were doing was actually in the best interest of the women who served them. It, of course, was all a ruse, as the whores were often a lot tuffer than their "daddies".
And there are MANY non-Black pimps operating around the US and beyond. And some of them are more nasty and malevolent than the fictitious "Huggy Bear" and Chicago's legendary "The Magic Don Juan" ever thought to be. Right now, throughout the US/World, there are 10,000's of Russian, Eastern European, Central/South American and Asian women who are being viciously beaten, raped and forced by White/Asian/Hispanic "pimps" to pleasure upwards of 25 "John's" per day. I recall reading about a sex ring of this sort in Florida that was recently broken up.
But I concur with others who say the biggest pimps are the Bush's, Cheney's, Blair's of the world. You are doing some serious pimpin' when you can doctor up fallacious reasons for sacrificing the sons/daughters of poor and lower middle American families while creating Billion $ fortunes for your own families, who will never be made to die senselessly in a foreign land.
Chris, you are correct that pusher will often make a lot more cash in a shorter period time than a pimp. But the life of a dealer is much more dangerous. Because of the great potential profitability of drugs, all dealers will eventually have to war with rival pushers. And anti-drug policing/prosecuting is much more aggressive and pernicious than are those against prostitution. Actually, the pimp rarely if ever is arrested, much less convicted because he is rarely if ever at the scene of the crime. And "possession" of a prostitute, unlike drugs, is not illegal in of itself. So unless a hooker can convincingly (& bravely) say, "He made me do it!", the pimp gets away Scott-free.
Cynique, you decry the pimpin' of Prince Phillip, but what work has Queen Elizabeth ever done herself other than be, along with Bush Jr., born into the Lucky Sperm Club.