Thursday, June 30, 2016

We The Prisoners

“Our carceral state banishes American citizens to a gray wasteland far beyond the promises and protections the government grants its other citizens … When the doors finally close and one finds oneself facing banishment to the carceral state - the years, the walls, the rules, the guards, the inmates - reactions vary. Some experience an intense sickening feeling. Others, a strong desire to sleep. Visions of suicide. A deep shame. A rage directed toward guards and other inmates. Utter disbelief. The incarcerated attempt to hold on to family and old social ties through phone calls and visitations. At first, friends and family do their best to keep up. But phone calls to prison are expensive, and many prisons are located far from one’s hometown … As the visits and phone calls diminish, the incarcerated begins to adjust to the fact that he or she is, indeed, a prisoner. New social ties are cultivated. New rules must be understood.”
Ta-Nehisi Coates

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Is orange really the new black?

We did this to ourselves, mainly because we really don't give a damn about our neighbors and our countrymen. If we did, we wouldn't be so in love with punishment.

Obama ad-Dajjal claims the "golden rule" means we should let anyone who wants go into any restroom they want. I say the golden rule means we should not have prisons that do things to people we would not want done to ourselves.

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