Saturday, May 23, 2009

Just A Few Thoughts...

Nothing Fancy, No Links, No Videos Or Pictures.  Just Thoughts.
by The Old Hippie Because Sometimes Even “Allowing” Americans Have To Stop And Think.

 - America is the only 1st world, or 2nd world, or westernized, nation that uses a for-profit healthcare system, and yet its quality is rated far below almost all of the others.

 - At least 89 humans were killed, most while being tortured in American military prisons, verified by the Pentagon.

 - Almost all available guns, and their ammunitions, have been sold out nationwide.

 - Billions of dollars from life insurance policies on the “lowly” workers are being used to pay the corporations’ “elite” executives’ incredibly outlandish pensions, even if the corporation is losing stock value, or even going bankrupt.

 - Others are being paid directly from the taxpayer funds given to the corporations to “save the too big to fail” company, not to pay undeserving outlandish executive pensions.  And, so far, absolutely no one has done anything “real” to stop them.

 - Credit card percentage rates are now reaching almost 40%, on most citizens, even those that responsibly pay on time, not that paying late would in any way justify an almost 40% apr... and this usury is being not only allowed by “our” representatives, but it is even being supported by the laws they vote in, even as they publicly speak out against such practices by the corporatists.

 - “Free-Speech Zones” are still legal...  In America...  The land of the free.

 - America has the highest percentage of its citizens in prisons, and the highest actual number of its citizens in prisons, more so than any other nation on this planet, and more so than in the entire written history of the planet, and almost all are in for-profit private corporate prisons.

 - Absolutely no one has been even “investigated,” much less punished, for any of these criminal, and purposefully created, and profitably manipulated mess of crimes...  At least so far.

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Are you “thinking” about those facts, and many more that you know you know about, and that you did allow.  In many cases, like the global warming “debate,” (“...our product is doubt...”) or the fact all of the “criminals” ... political and corporatist and the-very-few ... are living in abject luxury at such an insane level that it is completely beyond even the wildest imaginings of almost
all Americans in the lower 99% bracket of “income.”

What part of the wealth-transfer theft, the largest theft, (by a very small group of people,) of an entire nation’s wealth, do you just not understand?

Is it that you believe you are part of them, or is it that you think that you will benefit somehow from their theft, or that you actually think they will allow you into their protected enclaves when the destructive effects and affects of their theft, and their criminally greedy short-term-profit-taking, and criminal war-profiteering, reach you and yours?

And now, even our “audacity of hope and change” president, is turning out to be a “continue the protection” politician.  and yet, as far as I can tell, (and I am seriously no one special, but I do pay attention,) the “allowing of the allowing” by my fellow “citizens” continues to continue, without real protest, without revolt, without...?

All of the founders of this nation, that openly worried about this worst case scenario of national destruction of the democracy from within...  Were correct to worry after all, for it has happened, and it is still being allowed to progress as I type this.


At 5/24/2009 4:55 PM, Blogger Ahma Daeus said...

Although, we remain confounded by the reality that our government has allowed our justice system to be operated by private interests. The NPSCTAPP philosophy has always been “justice” should not be for sale at any price. It is our belief that the inherent and most fundamental responsibility of the criminal justice system should not be shirked, or “jobbed-out.” This is not the same as privatizing the post office or some trash pick up service in the community. There has to be a loss of meaning and purpose when an inmate looks at a guard’s uniform and instead of seeing an emblem that reads State Department of Corrections or Federal Bureau of Prisons, he sees one that says: “Atlas Prison Corporation.”

Let’s assume that the real danger of privatization is not some innate inhumanity on the part of its practitioners but rather the added financial incentives that reward inhumanity. The same logic that motivates companies to operate prisons more efficiently also encourages them to cut corners at the expense of workers, prisoners and the public. Every penny they do not spend on food, medical care or training for guards is a dime they can pocket. What happens when the pennies pocketed are not enough for the shareholders? Who will bailout the private prison industry when they hold the government and the American people hostage with the threat of financial failure…“bankruptcy?” What was unimaginable a month ago merits serious consideration today. State and Federal prison programs originate from government design, and therefore, need to be maintained by the government. It’s time to restore the principles and the vacated promise of our judicial system.

John F. Kennedy said, “The time to repair the roof is while the sun is shinning”. Well the sun may not be shinning but, it’s not a bad time to begin repair on a dangerous roof that is certain to fall…. because, “Incarcerating people for profit is, in a word WRONG”

There is an urgent need for the good people of this country to emerge from the shadows of cynicism, indifference, apathy and those other dark places that we migrate to when we are overwhelmed by frustration and the loss of hope.

The SINGLE VOICE PETITION and the effort to abolish private “for profit” prisons is the sole intent of NPSCTAPP. Our project does not contain any additional agendas. We have no solutions or suggestions regarding prison reform. However, we are unyielding in our belief that the answers to the many problems which currently plague this nation’s criminal justice system and its penal system in particular, cannot and will not be found within or assisted by the private “for profit” prison business. The private “for profit” prison business has a stranglehold on our criminal justice system. Its vice-like grip continues to choke the possibility of justice, fairness, and responsibility from both state and federal systems.
These new slave plantations are not the answer!

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