Working Poor

 

You're looking at a hardened face of a former steelworker. Retired by fate not by choice.

My goal is to continue to address the bludgeoning wealth gap and social inequality that is so pervasive in today’s society.

Oppression goes beyond the color of one’s skin.

We have demagogues right now vying for the top office, dividing people up based on religion or the color of their skin but habitually fails to mention blame on big industries that are continuously exploiting and gaming the system. Forced labor and slavery in major industrial countries had been replaced long ago by economic servitude. With the faint hope of — 'if you work hard enough' you would be able to live comfortably and provide for your family.

Perhaps that is still possible. Perhaps if we are not so inundated with War mongering, or if we don’t spend more than half of our annual budget in defense spending or if our politicians are not owned by the #MilitaryIndustrialComplex.⛽️💣

Yes, perhaps possibilities are infinite...

We can focus more on poverty, our schools and crumbling infrastructures. But you see, that’s no fun for the big industries and there’s not much money to be had on that either. NO lobbyists would ever lobby to house homeless veterans, make higher education more affordable or lower skyrocketing drug prices for those whose lives are afflicted by an illness but are rather poor.

Today's lassez-faire business practices that express greed and lack of social feeling, poisons society as a whole.

 

 

 

 

'Most Dangerous Criminal'

 

😱 When we are fearful and reactionary we cannot institute critical thinking. Not many people can be calm in the presence of chaos, so most of us just react instead of think. Fear and trauma inhibits creativity which leads to inability to promote intuition, inspiration and insight. 

Unfortunately those in power never fail to seize this opportunity to further manipulate the general population and divert their attention away from the real pressing issues that's affecting the majority on a daily basis. I'm not downplaying the threat of terrorists, it's a dilemma that must be dealt with seriously. 

But there are more American lives being destroyed by poverty, starvation wages and inner-city violence compounded by a high unemployment among youths, especially among minorities. Spawned by absentee parents thrown into prisons for minor, usually drug offenses.

"It's tough to make clean money once you have a rap sheet (criminal record). Not many would want to hire you."

"It makes no sense to me that the United States of America has more jails and prisons than Colleges and Universities." 

What does that tell you? Who profits on that? Is that the best way to move forward? 

As the Foreign Terror Narrative begins to
dominate the airwaves and current political discussion, let us not give in fully to this smokescreen and think more critically about social issues that are even more pervasive in societies of today. 

As #MLKjr said along the lines of, "Most think that knowledge should equip them with the proper instruments of exploitation so that they can forever trample over the masses...For we are prone to let our mental life become invaded by legions of half-truths, prejudices and propaganda...
The Most Dangerous Criminal among us may be the man gifted with reason, but with no morals." 

A Recent Interview I did...

I would like to thank Charlotte Grieve of "Read About This" for giving me the platform to express myself and share some of my viewpoints through this written interview.

"Read About This (RAT, for short) is an online youth-oriented news platform with a streamlined focus on politics, the economy and society. Our vision is to popularise youth engagement with important issues occurring around the world." 

 

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