President Obama in his speech at Rutgers University Center for Law and Justice Building Newark, New Jersey November 2, 2015 said the following; “I’m taking action to ‘ban the box’… for the most competitive jobs at federal agencies.” Think about what that means for a moment. In the near future a former embezzler may be handling your IRS case or levying a fine through the EPA. Maybe they’re just answering your Medicare, social security questions? ..
“Over the course of this year, I’ve been talking to people all across the country about reforming our criminal justice system to be fairer, to be smarter, to be more effective.” “And I have to tell you that from all these conversations, I have, at times, despaired about the magnitude of the problem. I’ve asked myself, how do we break the cycle that has young children somehow on that pipeline where they end up incarcerated?” “.. there are 2.2 million Americans behind bars..” ” Around 70 million Americans have some sort of criminal record.” “.. that record disqualifies you from being a full participant in our society — even if you’ve already paid your debt to society.”
Fast Forward to 2016 and we now have DOJ guidelines for our criminals, er, justice-challenged individuals.
“Criminals” is an inherently disparaging term that leads to stigmatization and decreased access to our reunification seminars. We need to retroactively re-think about those unfortunate souls who found themselves pursued by harsh enforcers of restrictive societal guidelines?
Let’s review a few; Jack the Ripper was merely a “cutlery-involved individual” while Jeffrey Dahmer was simply an “unconventional dietary-choice-involved individual.” Rapists are “sexual-justice-involved” persons. The list of palatable and modern polite speak is endless. How unfortunate for those of us mired in the reactionary, narrow-minded, bigoted, xenophobic past.
We need to be more accepting of those who were caught stealing, raping, kidnapping, assaulting. extorting, embezzling, or murdering. They were just thinking outside the societal box we constrained them to live their lives. You see it’s all a matter of perspective. If you don’t have sufficient perspective, than our new educational guidelines will help. If you don’t comply, we may withhold your considerable federal funds. Non-compliance may mean you also lose your accreditation. We wouldn’t want that, would we?
President gave a commencement speech to Rutgers University graduates this last weekend. He spent a significant portion of it talking about the problems of our society. Like any good politician, they build their case to describe the “problems” of the system they want to change. This is fairly easy now because we’ve come a long way in our indoctrination of double speak, where wrong is right, and up is down if we only learn to accept things on the collectives terms. Choosing any serious infraction of the new speak rules, can land you in public opinion kangaroo court, or worse, up against any of the all powerful, DHS, FBI, IRS, NSA, EPA, DOJ, or other 3 letter acronym. The catchy phrasing of “Ban the Box“, becomes a subset of new words which are meaningless speech of the 21st century PC lexicon.
Now lets talk about voting rights. Yes, our new definitions provide an enhanced, open-minded perspective on who is permitted to vote. We think those former, “justice-involved individuals“, need to have all of their rights restored. After all, they re-paid their debt to society, so what if your brother was murdered or your sister raped, your company out of business due to criminal fiscal mismanagement, we just need to come together and heal…
I think there’s a wonderful way to seek further enlightenment. Timothy Leary used a stronger, faster acting mind poison back in the 1960’s, LSD, to re-alter the senses, and as the government learned a decade earlier, an easy way to reprogram the mind. Changes through behind the scene politics, entertainment, most mass media, and the constant influence of our peers has brought us gradually forward to the utopia envisioned by those who believe they have a divine gift to manipulate and manage the herd. Pass around that cannabis, so we can be even more catatonic and compliant.
Our federal government is writing policies to make schools safer for people who want to pee where they like and play on the sports team of their choice. Meanwhile they are also making it more likely that everybody is less safe.
LSD can be psychically violent. It can hijack the user’s mind, supposedly gently revealing life’s latent truths, or it can turn bully, reducing the user to a state of abject fear. Drugs derived from chemical compounds or herbs like “magic mushrooms”, alter brain behavior, psychiclogical reactions, primarily by decreasing certain function of brain activity. This gives the user a perception of greater awareness through alteration of brain function. It’s not a substitute for greater observation and learning, merely a false substitute masquerading as beneficial, as long as the user continue its use.