I’m gonna call this “Comrade vs. Friend.” This is Kenjuan Congo, Jr. calling from our prison camp, behind enemy lines.
I’ve been having conversations lately about different types of relationships. I feel like a lot of times this cause problems in my life, [inaudible] is not on the same base. The difference between a friend, and a comrade: the a friend is somebody who care about you in general, somebody care about your well being, your emotions, your feelings.
But when somebody comes to you, as a comrade, or as a soldier, or ally, that relationship is under the context of war. So that relationship comes with different requirements, different characteristics, different obligations, because you’re not coming under a context of a civilian, you coming under that context of a political objective under the context of war.
So a lot of times we should distinguish between the two. Are we talking to that person as a friend? Or are we talking to that person under the context of war, because if we don’t know the context, there’s different requirements and responsibilities, different characteristics. And sometimes they’re in sync, and other times they oppose. We should understand the difference. So a lot of times in our relationships, if in a certain situation, we should ask ourself, “Yo, am I talking to this person as a friend, or am I talking to this person as a comrade, or as a soldier?”
But I think that if we gonna understand the different types of relationships, we should separate our relationships. Sometimes we’re operating under the context of war, and other times we not. We should distinguish between the two. There’s a difference between comrade and friend. A friend is someone who care about you in general, a comrade and a soldier, they come with you under the context of war, they come with different responsibilities, duties, and obligations.
This is Kenjuan Congo, Jr., calling from a prison camp behind enemy lines. Thank y’all. All power to the people.
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