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Earth Date 01.08.2012
My name is Coarso
As the New Year dawns my life seems to set. The holidays seem emotionally extreme, not that I necessarily celebrate the holidays it’s all the emotional baggage that surrounds them. For me it’s another year without growth, constantly falling backward little by little another year of a diminished quality of life. Life lost to an ideology that has no merit. I try to think of how my ancestors coped with an impossible scenario of slavery to live and die under the caprices of an owner who viewed them as property… And the so called laws of the land not only condoned but encouraged the condition. Let’s not forget that twelve presidents owned slaves and eight of them owned slaves while serving as president (http://home.nas.com/lopresti/ps.htm if you care to investigate further). So my ancestors live and died in a time and country not constructed with their welfare in mind but only their continued servitude. Now you may say “But America freed the slave” and you are right but what is freedom without status? Civil Rights in America spanned more than the years 1945 to 1968. However, it was after these years that fundamentally important events took place regarding civil rights and they were to gain a place in history. The Montgomery Bus Boycott, the incident at Little Rock High School, Martin Luther King, the bombing of the church in Birmingham, Black Power, the work done by presidents Truman and Johnson in particular and the civil rights acts of 1964 all occurred after 1945 and proved vital in the advances made by the civil rights movements. The Thirteenth Amendment was the instrument that actually freed the slaves, but the Emancipation Proclamation which went into effect on 1 January 1863 was the first step in the process. Let’s do some simple math shall we 1964 – 1863 = 101 years. 101 years really?! Thanks America 101 years to do the right thing. I am 41 years old I’m unconstitutionally registered as a sex offender. I have no felony and no conviction I served my sentence for an indiscretion that occurred when I was 18 and I endure a Class level less than slavery. We call our formers barbaric and archaic but the truth is we are the barbarians, because we have science, advanced educations, and studies to aid us in making the right choices concerning law. But we don’t use this information nor listen to the experts that give it. Why? The right choice is not always publicly popular and in some cases certain political suicide. Every agent of the government took an Oath and violates that Oath when decisions are made based on political careers, knee jerk reactions responding to an over emotional public, and a lack of impact analysis. So here I sit 149 years after the Emancipation Proclamation, 48 years after the Civil Rights Act in the very same paradigm as my ancestors.
America I don’t have 101 years so I continue the fight not for a Flag, County or God I fight for the right to be human and treated as such, to be free to choose my own destiny to live and die under my own caprices.
Let’s say you began to creep along on hands and knees, only to suddenly reach an edge where you’re somehow suspended and centered on a very small platform, mere inches to each side while total darkness engulfs your senses and very reasoning. Then as you shift your weight, the surface beneath you begins to crumble, and suddenly you begin to slip from its security as you free-fall to the unknown below. But the fall isn’t instantaneous, it cruelly lasts minutes, hours, days, months, until years finally pass but you continue to descend, unknowing of your fate in possibly striking bottom, smashing and shattering bones due to the Earth’s gravitational pull. Now you’ve lastly lost some of this fear that was once there when you initially began that descent. A lifetime seems to pass and now you’ve lived through the horror, currently accustomed but still battling against the feeling of that final crash. Fear lingers though, just surfacing to break your sanity. The desensitized fear lays dormant but builds, growing more complex. There is currently panic of never striking ground while the nightmare forever remains. Cracks begin to form and reality becomes distorted while pieces chip away, creating an unmanageable insanity as though you’re trying to bail water on a gradual and inevitably sinking ship. The years of one’s life is wasted, and never truly lived to this hellish forever spiral that will lastly end to a ultimate destruction.
Many required to register find themselves, metaphorically speaking, in the above situation losing years of their lives to a justice system that’s flawed and has failed on this specific issue. It’s extremely hard to empathize if you’ve not been subjected to registration laws. Some can empathize with the collateral damage that’s considered a byproduct of registration. Byproduct, the word itself seems to remove the seriousness of the collateral damage it creates. It’s consequential, an acceptable evil, when dealing with supposed child safety but the truth of the matter, this issue has become something totally different.
After being inundated with story after story, tragedy after tragedy, I simply have to stop looking at the details and look at the root or core problem, and it’s simply this:
As we view the fallacy of the Civil War which in fact was not a battle over slavery, but Federal Governance over a State, Similar to this parallel misrepresentation is registration. Registration is not the underlining issue but simply one of a myriad of issues being used for financial and political gain. When social and political issues lead to a substantial increase of power, money, or political status, then logic, ethics, constitutionality, and morals weaken and gradually become clouded while no longer being of any consequence.
When it looks like it, smells like it, and taste like it call it what it is:
Fourteen Defining Characteristics Of Fascism
By Dr. Lawrence Britt
World English Dictionary
|any ideology or movement inspired by Italian Fascism, such as German National Socialism; any right-wing nationalist ideology or movement with an authoritarian and hierarchical structure that is fundamentally opposed to democracy and liberalism|
|any ideology, movement, programme, tendency, etc, that may be characterized as right-wing, chauvinist, authoritarian, etc|
|prejudice in relation to the subject specified: body fascism|
|Dr. Lawrence Britt has examined the fascist regimes of Hitler (Germany), Mussolini (Italy), Franco (Spain), Suharto (Indonesia) and several Latin American regimes. Britt found 14 defining characteristics common to each:1. Powerful and Continuing Nationalism- Fascist regimes tend to make constant use of patriotic mottos, slogans, symbols, songs, and other paraphernalia. Flags are seen everywhere, as are flag symbols on clothing and in public displays.
2. Disdain for the Recognition of Human Rights – Because of fear of enemies and the need for security, the people in fascist regimes are persuaded that human rights can be ignored in certain cases because of “need.” The people tend to look the other way or even approve of torture, summary executions, assassinations, long incarcerations of prisoners, etc.
3. Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause – The people are rallied into a unifying patriotic frenzy over the need to eliminate a perceived common threat or foe: racial , ethnic or religious minorities; liberals; communists; socialists, terrorists, etc.
4. Supremacy of the Military – Even when there are widespreaddomestic problems, the military is given a disproportionate amount of government funding, and the domestic agenda is neglected. Soldiers and military service are glamorized.
5. Rampant Sexism – The governments of fascist nations tend to be almost exclusively male-dominated. Under fascist regimes, traditional gender roles are made more rigid. Divorce, abortion and homosexuality are suppressed and the state is represented as the ultimate guardian of the family institution.
6. Controlled Mass Media - Sometimes to media is directly controlled by the government, but in other cases, the media is indirectly controlled by government regulation, or sympathetic media spokespeople and executives. Censorship, especially in war time, is very common.
7. Obsession with National Security - Fear is used as a motivational tool by the government over the masses.
8. Religion and Government are Intertwined – Governments in fascist nations tend to use the most common religion in the nation as a tool to manipulate public opinion. Religious rhetoric and terminology is common from government leaders, even when the major tenets of the religion are diametrically opposed to the government’s policies or actions.
9. Corporate Power is Protected – The industrial and business aristocracy of a fascist nation often are the ones who put the government leaders into power, creating a mutually beneficial business/government relationship and power elite.
10. Labor Power is Suppressed – Because the organizing power of labor is the only real threat to a fascist government, labor unions are either eliminated entirely, or are severely suppressed.
11. Disdain for Intellectuals and the Arts – Fascist nations tend to promote and tolerate open hostility to higher education, and academia. It is not uncommon for professors and other academics to be censored or even arrested. Free expression in the arts and letters is openly attacked.
12. Obsession with Crime and Punishment – Under fascist regimes, the police are given almost limitless power to enforce laws. The people are often willing to overlook police abuses and even forego civil liberties in the name of patriotism. There is often a national police force with virtually unlimited power in fascist nations.
13. Rampant Cronyism and Corruption – Fascist regimes almost always are governed by groups of friends and associates who appoint each other to government positions and use governmental power and authority to protect their friends from accountability. It is not uncommon in fascist regimes for national resources and even treasures to be appropriated or even outright stolen by government leaders.
14. Fraudulent Elections – Sometimes elections in fascist nations are a complete sham. Other times elections are manipulated by smear campaigns against or even assassination of opposition candidates, use of legislation to control voting numbers or political district boundaries, and manipulation of the media. Fascist nations also typically use their judiciaries to manipulate or control elections.