Prisoners in a Corrupt System
The US is a prison state...5% of the world's population and 25% of the incarcerated people on the planet. About a quarter of prisoners are serving time for non-violent drug offenses. Even outside of prison, people are imprisoned within a system blind to their needs because of the sole quest for ever more profit. American citizens can be swept up and sent to black site prisons in another country if they are accused of being a terrorist (including eco-terrorist). Police kill with impunity especially people of color. Hell you can stalk a black kid, shoot them, and claim stand your ground immunity in America...poor Trevon, guilty of being black. Our young people are imprisoned under a mountain of debt they accumulated in obtaining a mediocre education we told them they must have in order to be successful. It is time to escape this prison...
(A lecture at the Cascadian National University Odeon annex. *Lecture Hall In Use for Powwow*)
I have a uniquely American family tree.
One of my ancestors, a poor farmer named James Farren, joined the Illinois Calvary in 1862. He fought in every major battle in the western front for the Union Army, and remained enlisted until his company was disbanded in 1864.
From North Carolina:
During an unscheduled discussion of Confederate statues and memorials at the commissioners meeting Monday, several commissioners stood firm in opposition of the removal of statues in communities across the country.
The distraction of electoral politics has been working very well for oligarchs for a long time. The short memories of the public makes each round of insult seem new. Pick any "issue" you like and you will be able to understand how this works. In fact the dissection of their control over us into isolated issues is one of the most effective parts of the ploy.
November 6, 1860. Abraham Lincoln has been made President by a 39.8 percent plurality of votes. The Democratic Party had split in two over the issue of slavery expansion during its national convention in Charleston, South Carolina in late April.
"At what stage between one and nine, did this become something other than the tale of a slave?"
I read an article by Peter Koenig last night, "Slavehood 2017". It's a good rant. I'm seeing more of the alternative writers I've discovered and followed over the years, plus new ones, going on good rants, rants AGAINST THE POWER, telling it like it is, not circling the edges with political bullshit.
Little of the cruelty, injustice, and nefarious intent of those rigging our society is hidden at the bottom, and many of humanity’s biggest problems won’t be solved unless we undo the rigging.
Today's number is eight