It’s Fathers day again , so yepeeeee, all is well , especially in the land of the free, that leads the globe when it comes to incarceration of human beings , to the tune of some 2.6 million. Now, that you say is not a bad thing , for a country that prides itself in maintaining high levels of peace , and tranquility via enforcing it’s laws, and protecting all citizens against crimes, and abuses , both domestically and internationally? True , true , I would say , but the sad reality speaks volumes , more so for it stark ugliness. Most of the folks that are there , are not only of Afrikan descent, but lower class folks , many of which are in dire need of psychological health needs, and due in great measures ,because they could not work the system as prudently as others with the means so to do.
So can we simply quit patting each on the backs , while pretending that all is well in the land of the free ? I personally love it when ever so often, a few characters across this good land ,would be spurred into action, as they dare to address this gross, blatant, manifestation of man's inhumanity , against each other.
Since one should not 'look any gift horses in the mouth ,' I say thank you for those stuck in the underbelly of social depravity with little hope of returning to a decent life, simply because they made a mistake by maybe indulging in a drug related victimless crime,desperately accepted a plea deal , when a juvenile that returned to haunt them later, or worst yet , has just given up all rights to full independence , as they repeatedly indulge in destructive lifestyle that’s destined to destroy their lives.
While we ponder this , let us never fail to remember how social construct started , as well as why, and here is a hint.
This jib creation , profiteering policy initially began ,then was encouraged by morally suspect , neo racial Europeans , masquerading as law abiding pseudo Christians.
On that fateful day way back in 1850 , when free labor via slavery ,finally ended , and Afrikan folks decided that they would not settle for the social crumbs ,that were proffered by still extremely greedy slave masters, the embryonic walls of the now famous Prison Industrial Complex were then constructed , to house Afrikans with the audacity to be free, educated , employed humans ,like their European Caucasian counterparts who alone it would appear ,were 'born free , with inalienable Rights. '
As free Afrikans , became an economic , competitive liability, a systemic genocidal , terroristic onslaught began in earnest, coupled with a policy of full immigration ,to replace their departing free service, and the rest we shall say is history.
It is imperative therefore, that on this special Father's Day ,as we also proudly celebrate America's most famous dad , in Uncle Obama,along with his lovely wife , and two beautiful daughters , or commend ourselves when it comes to our abilities to follow nationally acceptable norms ,we remind him,& similar other power brokers, of this sad reality,of continual national injustice , and breach of internationally supported Human Rights principles. http://www.hrw.org/en/reports/2008/05/04/targeting-blacks
America has continually attempted to be that beacon of light , and hope to growing masses of desperate folks across various Continents- many fleeing tyranny from within their own border. America's politically driven various leaders , must know that the great country has the potential for doing much better , if all it’s citizens across the color lines ,whether Black , Red, Brown, Yellow , or White , are treated equally. Most importantly, this great Bastion of Democracy , will never be as great as it can be , if a huge proportion of it’s people , are left behind ,due to an obvious historic ,Socio- Political , anomaly where white color thugs, the rich, socially privileged ,and politically influential ,can abuse laws with impunity , while expecting no more than a pat on the wrist , then reclaim their lives, to be productive citizens, but others are deprived of that opportunity. http://www.newsbatch.com/race.htm
Equal Justice ,& Global leadership, when it comes to Human Rights ,can be a distinct possibility for the world’s sole remaining Superpower , but only if the will exist. In ending ,let me add the following :- As much as this problem remain's vast in that white majority , suffers equally , since they naturally leads the country in being victims of the criminal justice system, by virtue of possessing the highest statistical ratio across the nation. We should still however recognize, that no matter what the negative fall outs for them may be , it remains worst for Africkans for obvious reasons. It therefore remains morally repugnant for any like myself with a heart ,to see policy makers, politicians , and social leaders across America,repeatedly , only spring into action politically , when they think that a particular problem , is deemed as approaching crisis point ,only when Euro Americans think it is, and or are affected adversely.
National Security has never been more threatened, and so the time for action is now, so let's do the right thing, yes? Happy Fathers day to everyone, unable to have a happy one , due to the curtailing effects of a prison wall-real , and imaginary.