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Dear White People, Stop Being So Utterly Retarded

In response to this blogger’s post here: https://afrosapiophile.com/2016/12/10/white-radicalization/ from a friend’s post on Facebook.

I don’t agree with anything in this article or the other article he wrote either and I’ll tell you why because I believe it’s worth speaking on whether anyone agrees with anything I say or not.

Chris Rock asks, “What do white people got to be so angry about?”

I’ll answer that question. White people should be angry because they’re oppressed in America by every person of every other color. A black man can discriminate against a white man and that’s a black man standing up for his rights, but if a white man does the same, it’s racism. A university can have a group of black people shouting black power and that’s somehow applauded, but a group of white students shouting white power will immediately be called out as being racist. Whites are often overlooked in jobs and education because of actual laws that allow companies and universities to discriminate against whites in favor of minorities to fill quotas. And therein is systematic racism against whites, because this backwards country has been oppressing white people, in actual laws and institutions, and calling it modernization. So I don’t understand why any white person wouldn’t be angry, but the fact that white people aren’t angry at the racism and the hatred against them by people of color is astounding. Now isn’t that interesting? White people are legally and socially discriminated against. White people are blamed for the life choices made by people of color. And yet, whites aren’t taking to the streets marching, exclaiming, “White Lives Matter. Kill all black cops,” like the hate group, Black Lives Matter. And yes, it’s a hate group. And if you would like me to explain how Black Lives Matter is a hate group, I’d be happy to in an additional comment.

My question to Chris Rock is this,” What are black people so angry about?” Seriously, black people today have never been been slaves. Their parents and their grand parents have never been slaves. Many slave owners were also other blacks, but of course, black people will never admit to that because it makes them lose this power they have by creating the illusion that they’re victims of something that happened more than 150 years ago while victimizing whites and demanding reparations for something that didn’t happen to them. Not only with this ridiculous notion that whites were somehow responsible for enslaving black people (Barbary slave trade, anyone?), but black people seem to be very angry that white cops have killed blacks because it serves this illusion that blacks are victims of white power. While most cops are less inclined to pull the trigger when the suspect is black (refer to reverse racism above as the reason why), most blacks are killed by other blacks. And why aren’t black people angry about that? Why aren’t black people angry that the majority of death to young black men is homicide committed by other black men? A black man is 2,000 times more likely to be murdered by another black person than by a white person, a hispanic person, an asian person, or a cop. But why does the media only cover blacks being killed by white cops? Because it furthers the fake racism in America by creating the illusion that blacks are victims while victimizing all whites. If black lives really mattered to the hate group, Black Lives Matter, they would definitely address the gigantic concern in the African American community of blacks killing blacks. Anyone who mentions such a thing however, is immediately called a racist because that’s the ONLY thing black people really care about, furthering this fake racism and hate. Apparently, black lives do not matter, not even to black people.

Morgan Freeman said best when asked in an interview on how to deal with the issue of racism in America. He gave a simple reply which was very appropriate. “Stop talking about it,” he said. Yet, hate groups like Black Lives Matter continue to create this fake racism dynamic to separate all people into groups. So why aren’t we talking about black radicalization? Because it would be racist according to black people and society. And therein lies the problem, that blacks want special privileges for things they didn’t suffer from, and they want to oppress an entire race so they can feel good about themselves. It’s seriously messed up.

Now, to address other fake crap in these two articles.

Asian people do NOT engage in skin bleaching to look white. Nor do Asian people want to be white. It’s disgusting to assume something when ignorance could’ve been easily averted with a simple Google search. Most Asians value pale skin because working in the sun gives you a tan and poor people farm a lot. Having pale skin in Asian cultures is a social status. It means you have enough money where you didn’t need to work all day outside. Also, rich people can afford something called pearls which is very good for your skin. Asians love using pearl powder on their skin which gives it a white sheen. The more powder on your face, the richer you are. So white skin isn’t because Asians want to be white. It’s because it’s a tradition of measuring wealth.

Also, Asians don’t have eyelid surgery to look like white people. It’s a stupid, utterly stupid assumption that ONLY white people have double eyelids. I guess all blacks, all natives, all europeans, all asians, and all hispanics have monolids. I can’t even begin to comment on the stupidity of people and how they twist reality to fit this perverted alternate reality they claim to live in. Not all Asians have monolids. A lot of Asians have double eyelids, thus negating this stupid need to look like white people by having eyelid surgery. Sure, some Asians do have eyelid surgery, but it’s not to look like white people. It’s to feel good about themselves and how they look. My sister, for one, had double eyelid surgery. She didn’t really need it, but she had a heavier top lid like me which makes her eyelids look almost like monolids. However, she didn’t have surgery to look like a white person. My other four sisters all have double eyelids. My one sister who had surgery did it to feel good about how she looked. She certainly wasn’t thinking about wanting to look like a white person!

“Afro-Americans extensively KNOW racism.” Really? Where in the world did the blogger make that crap assumption? Being a black person doesn’t make one not racist. And let’s talk about that. Being a minority does not make someone automatically not racist. I find blacks and minorities are more racist towards whites, and although it’s socially accepted to discriminate against whites and not have that be called racism, which it really is, there’s this gross misconception that blacks and minorities cannot be racist because they’re not white. Apparently, only white people can be racist. Racist, much? Just because racism against whites is socially accepted by this perverted country, doesn’t make it right. It’s not okay.

Apparently, white people talk about racism ALL the time because minorities and other sympathetic idiot whites accuse other white people of racism all the time. I don’t understand this crap, “fear of merely talking about racism” thing the blogger tries so hard to push. I will talk with people about racism all day long because I have no problem telling minorities and stupid white people, yes, stupid because they believe in this fake racism war, I have no problem telling all of them to stop complaining about pretending to be victims while victimizing white people just because they’re white. That is actually called racism, people, where groups of people discriminate, oppress, hurt, and hate another group just because of their skin color. All this reverse racism needs to stop. It’s so embarrassing to see stupid white people believing in this fake lie of racism and to see them furthering this illusion that blacks and minorities are actually victims. They’re not victims. They are actually legally and socially accepted to discriminate and hate white people without any backlash whatsoever. Talk about black privilege. White people can’t get away with that crap.

White people fear losing whiteness in America? I’m going to curse here because I have been trying to be good about this most idiotically written piece of blog I had to read. WTF? I actually didn’t curse. People did when they read those three letters. Anyway, white people fear becoming a minority? That’s the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard. It’s like saying that I fear not being Asian anymore. But with all the perversion in this country where you can choose what gender you are and who you are, whether you’re a plant or animal or not even a life form, why settle for one race when you can be any race you want? *shakes head* The sarcasm is thick, but many won’t understand it. I can’t even believe the utter crap I’m reading. We have just had a black president for the past 8 years. White people have a fear that not everyone is white? What kind of nonsense is that? It’s like saying that all white people pretend that people of color don’t exist. We know America is a melting pot of lots of races, but seriously, how can stupid white people believe this utter crap spewing from this idiot blogger? The title of my post should really be labeled, “Dear White People, Stop Being So Utterly Retarded”. Right now, the blogger is just pulling crap out of his ass and smearing it on anyone who would believe in his poop. Yep, poop.

“Minorities are allowed to have a controlled amount of say-so, but not a true freedom of say-so.” This is utter crap too. Minorities have actual LAWS protecting them and allowing white people to be discriminated against. Plus, minorities are seen as the victims and therefore, minorities are never called out as the racists they are even when they are the aggressors.

The fear of white people mixing races is utter crap. On the street I grew up on, and I’m only counting two blocks down, there were two interracial families who both had children. They were two couples comprised of a black partner and a white partner. They were happy and they were accepted in the community which was a mixed community of whites and blacks. Their kids were accepted too although for some reason, the mixed children were made fun of in the black community for having a white parent. Who is racist now? White people don’t fear mixing races. They’re not afraid that everyone’s not white like them because they KNOW that everyone isn’t white like them. The blogger has nothing valid to say except for his own fears which may be mixing races.

The fear of being a minority is pretty stupid, considering the fact that not ALL white people aren’t even actually white. This also goes back to the fear of losing whiteness in America which is just another made up fear projected from an idiot blogger onto an entire race of people. Many Europeans look white. Grouping all light skin people into the “white” category isn’t white people trying to become a bigger group because they’re scared of becoming a small group. It’s what idiots use to rationalize their unfounded theories of white fear. It’s like me saying all darker skin colors are really blacks and should be grouped together, like all middle easterners, all hispanics, everyone living near the equator, etc, etc. Doesn’t that sound stupid? Yes, it does.

As to the assumption that white people are adopting from Russia to increase the population of whites, according to Childwelfare.gov (https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/systemwide/statistics/adoption/), There were 11,100 adoptions abroad by US Citizens in 2010. 3,156 of those adoptions were from Africa. 5,409 of those adoptions were from Asia. Both Africa and Asia are places of non-whites. That’s 8,565 adoptions of color. Guess that kinda blows away the crap reasoning that Americans are quick to adopt only white looking babies to further their race crap.

The 2015 Annual Intercountry Adoption report from the government (https://travel.state.gov/content/dam/aa/pdfs/2015Annual_Intercountry_Adoption_Report.pdf) states that a total of 5,648 adoptions in 2015. 2,354 adoptions came from China. 1 from the Republic of the Congo, 29 from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 4 from Central African Republic. 13 from Cameroon. 5 from Burkina Faso. 10 from Burundi. 1 from Algeria. 2 from Eritrea. 327 from Ethiopia. 77 from Ghana. 2 from Guinea. 2 from Kenya. 3 from Malawi. 1 from Mali. 5 from Niger. 150 from Nigeria. 11 from Sierra Leone. 33 from South Africa. That’s a total of 3,030 from non white majority countries. I didn’t even count South American countries or other Asian countries as well. That is over half of all intercountry adoptions resulting in non white babies.

All in all, believing in the racism lie just gives people like this blogger and everyone else a mouthpiece to pervert the truth. Be smart. Learn truth, not believe in lies because they sound good or because they’re widely accepted by everyone. Think for yourself.

 
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Posted by on February 3, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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Somewhere, a Caged Bird Flies Free

People are a curious thing to me. Each of them, unique. You can’t really compare people. Sure, you can take some similarities about them (physical descriptions, emotional experiences, spiritual beliefs, etc) and try and put them into categories to become mathematical statistics, but at the root of it all, each person, the whole of them, cannot be compared to another person.

I’m not much of a people person outside of immediate family members. I prefer being by myself. I prefer doing things on my own. I prefer not having the responsibility of having to account myself to another or to account another to myself. But I like to talk a lot. I guess that makes me friendly in a way, because it’s easy to talk to people. Just say hi and go from there.

This world, the people in it, I don’t understand any of it or them at all. I don’t understand their actions. I don’t understand their reasonings. I don’t understand what kind of people they are and if it’s even appropriate to call them people at all. It’s so confusing.

Everyone in this world wants love. They want happiness. They want family. They want belonging. They want freedom. They want life. They want kindness. They want help. They want pretty much the same thing as the person next to them. But who loves? And who gives happiness? And who contributes to family? Who helps others belong? Who stands up for freedom? Who protects life? Who is kind? Who helps another? None of them. And it confuses me so much because I don’t understand. Everyone, every person, wants all these things, but doesn’t help anyone else, and sometimes doesn’t even help themselves. How can the world magically shift and change and utopia be created with no one wanting to do the work or with no one putting forth the effort? It will never happen. None of it. None of these wants. None of these things. None of it will ever happen.

It’s such a simple thing in my mind, these are such simple things: to love, to give happiness, to contribute to family, to help others belong, to stand up for freedom, to protect life, to be kind, and to help others. Why is no one doing it?

Selfishness, ego, and pride, three terrible things that destroys everything good and worthwhile.

I was once asked what good things I did that helped someone else out. Did I go volunteer at the homeless shelters? Did I feed the hungry? Did I leave bags of groceries on door steps anonymously?

I’m not a people person, I said. If someone was to wait for me to suddenly be inhabited by the spirit of Mother Teresa (which will never happen as I’m against possession), then they will wait forever. It’s a strange thing, that people want an itemized list of good deeds to measure someone with. Does doing good things and having people know about them, winning awards for them, being featured on television, does all of that really make someone a good person? People should just be kinder. People do not need to win awards or have the praises of others to tell them they’re doing something good. But that’s the world today. They all just want to see. Show me what good things you’ve done. Show me.

I can’t. I can’t show awards and medals, certificates and video links, testimonies and work hours. I don’t have any of that. And I don’t want any of that. What good does any of that do me? You help someone. You tell other people about it. They praise you on what a kind, wonderful person you are. Why did you help someone? Was it to help them or was it to help yourself? The things that people do in secret will be shown outwardly in their lives. I’m not a people person, but I have plenty of friends, and my friends are happy with me and I’m ok with that.

If we didn’t live in a society of show and tell, our world would be a much better place, a kinder place with gentler people who didn’t require rigorous testing to be deemed worthy of anything at all. Every person is unique. Every person is worthy of all these things: love, happiness, family, belonging, freedom, life, kindness, and help.

People hurt. They experience such bad things. How does that not give them sympathy for others that are hurting too? How does pain harden hearts instead of softening them? I don’t understand it. We’ve all experienced disappointments. We’ve all experienced loss. We’ve all experienced abuse. We’ve all experienced bad. How do we all just draw up into our own little shells, trapped in our own little worlds, ignoring everything and everyone around us? Is our hurt that bad that we cannot comfort another from their hurt? Are we afraid of being hurt more? What is life if we stand still, trapped in a cage of our own making by the experiences we’ve gone through and all that we’ve suffered?

The past is gone. It may hurt. It may take time to heal. But it’s gone. It’s over with. And we move on, eventually. Somewhere, a caged bird flies free, whether that cage is of our own making or the entrapment of another, somewhere, a caged bird flies free, not looking back and not trying to be caged again.

 
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Posted by on July 24, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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How People Who Want to Exaggerate How Torturous Prison is is Keeping Jan Marcusse Behind Bars

What pisses me off is all this cry wolf stories about how prisons are specifically discriminating against the LBGT community, which isn’t even true, is that everyone will believe it and not focus on the real questions we should be asking like why prisons are instituted in the first place, and why so many people go to prison or have extremely lengthy sentences, and why completely innocent people are behind bars today. The only people who actually might enjoy prison, would be people from the LBGT community. So many women running around with their girlfriends and so much drama because of their girlfriends. And so many women to be a girlfriend.

Anyone who knows me will know that I don’t give a damn about people’s sexual preferences. It only becomes my business when it’s constantly being flaunted in my face. And all these misleading lies about how prisons are specifically discriminating against the LBGT community and goes out of their way to torture individuals based on their sexual preference is utter falsehood. It’s people like that who try their best to lie about the truth so they can come out the hero who keeps innocent people like Janet Marcusse still locked up behind bars.

Gloria-Goodwin Killian is an advocate of women behind bars. Unlike some other self-called advocates that I know, Gloria actually does help women who are incarcerated. Gloria herself was released from prison after serving 16 years out of the 32-to life sentence that she was given for a crime that she didn’t commit. Her site, the Action Committee For Women in Prison advocates for the humane, compassionate treatment of all women behind bars. ( https://acwip.wordpress.com/who-we-are/ )

Now, this was supposed to be my happy day of playing Sims 4, but instead, I get to deal with ignorant people like below. Since it’s a post shared publicly on Facebook, it will be shared publicly here on my blog as well. It’s not the first time and it will surely not be the last time I have to deal with people of that nature.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10204277942082369 )


This is what it feels like to be in prison

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  • Laura Ramirez Makes me cry even more for my daughter! When will this nightmare end?

     

  • Xao Thao That’s unrealistic. You paint a picture of prison that looks like a horrible tragedy to get sympathy from others. It’s the same as people painting pictures of prisons as some wonderful rehabilitation place to get continued support for it when it’s not that either. It just is.
  • Gigi Gonzalez wow, when was this picture taken and in what country?
  • Vita Lusty Xao, fuck you.
  • Gigi Gonzalez @ Vita Lusty, I wanted to say that but I don’t think she meant what we first read. Anyway, I feel your pain.
  • Vita Lusty HAHA. It sounds like she is attacking Gloria for using a picture that portrays how she feels. If I misunderstood, I will delete the comment.
  • Xao Thao I wasn’t attacking anyone unlike the hostility Vita showed. I’m saying that it’s not realistic to portray anything in exaggeration no matter what your personal opinions of it is. It’s ignorant people who attack others. For a lack of knowledge is corruption multiplying.
  • Vita Lusty Yeah yeah, speaking with emotion and vigor is seen as ignorant. I heard that on a rape thread earlier this week when men couldn’t believe rape statistics. Emotion binds us. Gloria has every right to use a photo that depicts her feelings. Art serves that purpose.
  • Xao Thao Art serves many purposes. People can be passionate about something and advocate and fight for what they believe is right and that’s a wonderful thing. You’re defensive because you feel like I was attacking Gloria and her use of art to portray her emotions. Perhaps you have a lot of emotions about prison. If you actually read what I said, I didn’t attack anyone. Neither was I telling Gloria not to express herself. And neither have I said that Speaking with vigor and emotion is ignorance. I made a statement about the over exaggeration of subjects and topics that lead to wide misunderstandings of those subjects and topics. I said that it’s ignorant people who attack others. No matter what your defensive is, I don’t care about it because you don’t know me. Neither should you take personal offense to what I say because I don’t know you. You bring up rape as if you want me to feel sympathetic for the statistics that men do indeed get raped as well. I don’t let my emotions or what I feel make hasty decisions that I might regret later. A good balance between passion and understanding helps us to think for ourselves and not be led by other factors or other people who can too easily influence our lives.
  • Vita Lusty Sure. That is diplomatic. Sure men get raped too, of course including everyone on all issues tends to stall movement. It is like saying white people get shot too. Statistics in both cases identify a huge difference of numbers. It is better that we look at each case with a critical eye, not just a diplomatic one. As for the rest of it, I have strong feelings about prison and very strong feelings about voices stifled by opinion and criticism.
  • Xao Thao Im glad you’re out spoken. It’s good to have people fighting for those who can’t, and especially those who can’t fight because they’re stuck in the system. The world doesn’t need people attacking each other. What it needs is people who can stick together no matter what those bonds are that holds them. Diplomacy is needed for many things including being heard and taken seriously for your cause. I was given a letter once by an inmate who wanted me to publish a story in which every other word consists of the word “fuck”. Although I understood their great emotions for what was was going on and where they were at and the injustice they felt, derogatory use of language simply makes them seem uneducated and not serious to others. There was no media source that was going to print a story like that. And the same with people. It’s diplomacy that makes you sound serious to others, even if inside, you want to scream out a blazing trail of obscenities.
  • Vita Lusty There is a time and place for both. I cherish many other writers who use obscenities. Power words. Claiming “fuck” comes from uneducated mouths is outdated. Every other word … Well, yeah. That won’t read well. Either way, I am just protecting Gloria and her voice. She has been through hell. She deserves all the time to speak she wants or needs.
  • Xao Thao I’m certainly not stopping her. More people should speak, but more importantly, more people should speak truthfully. I’ve seen too many make up lies in order to gain sympathy for their ordeals. Prison is bad, but it’s not as torturous as most makes it seem. There are real issues that get lost in the midst of other people wanting their fifteen minutes of fame. I’d like for the real issues to be heard.
  • Xao Thao Derogatory language in the sense that it’s used every other word does make someone seem uneducated. I didn’t claim that only uneducated people curse. Neither did I claim that cursing makes one uneducated. Don’t read in between the lines because there’s nothing to to be read there. I’m pretty straight forward with what I say.
  • Vita Lusty I am not reading between the lines, you just seem wishy washy.
  • Xao Thao And you try to put words in my mouth that aren’t there. No harm done. I know what I said because I can say it again.
  • Vita Lusty It isn’t my intention to hijack this thread and talking around issues without ever really addressing them is a bore. Nothing comes out of it but an image you seek to maintain about yourself. Safe. Democratic. Inoffensive. And with no real point at all.
  • Xao Thao I apologize for hijacking this thread to explain. I don’t care about my image. You misunderstood my comment and I explained it. You misunderstood a lot more so I explained that too. I made more valid points than your “fuck you” ever did. Now you know. Our conversation can stop here because anything else you don’t understand, you can say so in IM if you really want to know.
  • Vita Lusty I don’t. Thanks.

 

 
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Posted by on December 8, 2014 in Janet Marcusse, Things Worth Fighting For

 

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Why Innocent People Like Janet Marcusse is Still Incarcerated After a Decade of Fighting for Her Freedom

Janet Marcusse is 58 years old and has spent the past decade fighting for her freedom behind federal prison walls after being falsely incarcerated, slandered, and sentenced to 25 years behind bars for a crime she didn’t commit.

Federal Prosecutors initially charged her with a “Ponzi scheme” in 2004, then switched their allegations when they were caught lying about the $7.5 million in investments to honest services fraud in which corrupt federal judge Robert Holmes Bell changed the jury instructions to advise that the government didn’t need to prove the defendants obtained any money or property or that anyone lost any money or property, basically uprooting the government’s burden to actually substantiate any evidence of the alleged crime.

After the jury voted “guilty” on the new charge, prosecutors resurrected their old, abandoned “Ponzi scheme” charge for sentencing and appeal, now lying that it was the jury who determined the Ponzi scheme to be a “fact” when the jury voted according to federal judge Bell’s jury changed instructions. Jan was given a 25-year sentence based on losses caused by others, making it an illegal sentence.

While the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals granted permission for Jan to file a pro se brief on her own behalf, Judges William Bertelsman, Jeffrey Sutton, and John Rogers ignored it in their 2008 decision in order to agree with prosecutors the jury found a “Ponzi scheme”. When Jan challenged the decision, the panel attested her issues had been “fully considered”, causing her “convictions” to be made “final”. When Jan challenged the panel in a petition for recall of the mandate for attorney and judicial fraud, they admitted they had “declined” to consider her issues, but refused to do anything about it.

In March, 2011, in response to Jan’s collateral attack petition under §2255, Judge Bell reversed course and held “a ‘Ponzi scheme’ was not an element of any charges brought”. Judge Bell has also refused to allow Jan’s innocence claim to even be filed, as based on the previously unavailable evidence obtained from the Dept. of Justice proving IRS Agent James Flink committed perjury over at least $9 million at trial, and as based on a new Supreme Court decision repudiating the charge as amended in the jury instructions to honest services fraud.

On June 17, 2011, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder appointed Michael Schipper as a judge for his part in successfully prosecuting this case, describing it as a “Ponzi scheme”.

On January 9, 2013, the evidence was obtained in FOIA litigation to prove a criminal fraudulent scheme was concocted at trial in which prosecutors, IRS agents, Judge Bell and defense counsel all colluded in the deliberate spoliation of Jan’s bank record evidence. They allowed her access to original bank record documents and even provided copies, except then objected to the use of these copies as defense evidence at trial as not in the bulk bank record exhibits by having removed the original documents and replaced them with the records supplied from the banks under subpoena.

The original bank records had been stolen from Jan by co-defendants Wesley and Diane Boss to conceal the evidence of their embezzlement of $1.5 million and given to the IRS. During the trial, however, prosecutors stacked the bulk bank record exhibits in boxes in front of the jury box, but first removed the original documents from them, leaving only the similar content documents provided under subpoena by the banks in the exhibits–documents to which Jan was not allowed access–a scheme which they believed allowed them to object every time Jan wanted to submit any of her copies as defense evidence as not from the bulk exhibits, acting as if she must have fabricated her evidence. This constitutes criminal activity in violation of 18 USC §§ 2,3, 2071 and 26 USC § 7214.

More information on Janet Marcusse can be found here: http://www.ipiw.com

It’s because of reasons like this MSNBC article that Janet cannot get out of prison. The media only cares about things like Kim Kardashian’s butt or someone bashing a gay person. Everyone wants to jump in and help defend false freedoms of people’s lifestyles, why not defend something or someone worth defending? Obviously, many people’s lifestyles aren’t going to be accepted.

No offense to the entire LGBT community, but unless there’s ANY truth in the lies that were told in this article by the only non-transgender female quoted, then there’s no point in the advocacy of a more wicked society in which both the government and its people are corrupted. Those who have been at Tallahassee long enough to know how it works there will know that the very last sentence in this article is the biggest lie of all. There is no “ghetto” in Tallahassee and Tallahassee was where she spent the rest of her sentence until she was released months ago.

What aggravates me is that narcissistic arrogant selfish people can get the media to believe in their lies, but I can’t get one news station, even fake news, to write an article on Jan’s false incarceration with the mountain of evidence from court documents and tax court wins and transcripts and actual facts. But one day, she will be free. No thanks to all the people who try so hard to keep her there.

Here is the article link and the actual full article below. And if anyone is interested, below all this is my email reply to the ignorant reporter who wrote this article.

http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/lgbt-prisoners-abuse

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Does the LGBT movement ignore inmates?
11/14/14 09:49 PM By Emma Margolin-emma.margolin@nbcuni.com

More than 20 years have passed since the Supreme Court ruled in Farmer v. Brennan that prisoners could hold prison officials accountable for “deliberate indifference” to their safety. The landmark decision, issued on June 6, 1994, affirmed a constitutional responsibility on the part of custodial officials to protect those in their custody.

Today, however, LGBT inmates – particularly transgender women of color – experience harassment, discrimination, and violence while incarcerated, as well as alarming rates of being sucked into the criminal justice system. Prisoners’ rights advocates claim that the mainstream LGBT movement, now riding high on an unprecedented streak of victories in recent years, has largely ignored this set of concerns.

On Friday, the Columbia Center for Gender and Sexuality Law held a conference to discuss the legacy of Farmer, the movement to end abuse in detention centers, and the state of health care for LGBT prisoners, among other issues. If there were any positive takeaways to draw from the event, the best that could be said – as one audience member put it – was simply that “it could be worse.”

The negatives, however, were far more resounding.

“We have LGBT people now that’s hurting, hurting now and no action is taking place,” said Troy Isaac, a former juvenile hall and state prison inmate who now works with the group Just Detention International. At 12 years-old, Isaac was raped for being “effeminate” in the shower area of a California juvenile facility. “Staff members never listened to me,” he said.

Thirty-nine percent of gay male inmates said they’d been assaulted by other prisoners in a 2008 Department of Justice report. To compare, 3.5% of heterosexual male prisoners reported being sexually victimized by other inmates.

The statistics grow more grim when talking about transgender prisoners. Sexual assault is 13 times more prevalent among transgender inmates, a 2007 survey of California correctional facilities found, with 59% of transgender respondents reporting instances of sexual assault in detention. By comparison, 4.4% of the general inmate population reported experiencing sexual assault while in a California correctional facility.

Dee Farmer

In 1989, three years into her 20-year federal sentence for credit card fraud, Dee Farmer, a transgender woman, was transferred to a maximum-security penitentiary. Despite dressing as a woman, undergoing estrogen treatments, and having silicone breast implants, Farmer was held in custody in all-male prisons. Days after being transferred to USP-Terre Haute in Indiana, Farmer was raped at knife-point by another prisoner. She then filed a quixotic lawsuit without legal counsel against the Bureau of Prisons director, regional director, and other officials, alleging that they knew she would be sexually assaulted at USP-Terre Haute due to her feminine appearance.

After losing at both the federal district and appellate levels, Farmer successfully petitioned the Supreme Court for review.

“I really, really didn’t think I had a chance of getting approved,” said Farmer, who is currently incarcerated in a West Virginia federal prison, during a November interview with Just Detention International and the ACLU. In 1994, the Supreme Court agreed to hear .5% of cases filed by indigent plaintiffs, according to the human rights groups.

The high court ended up handing down a unanimous victory for Farmer stating that prison officials had a duty under the Eighth Amendment, which prohibits cruel and unusual punishment, to protect prisoners from harm at the hands of other prisoners. In law, “deliberate indifference” occurs when a professional knows of and disregards an excessive risk to an inmate’s health or safety.

“There have been some inmates I met in my journey who have come up and gave me a hug,” said Farmer in the phone interview that organizers played at the beginning of Friday’s conference. However, she said, “the struggle for transgenderism is still very much alive and very much in need.”

For starters, transgender individuals, especially non-white women, find themselves wrapped up in the criminal justice system at disproportionate rates. In the 2011 National Transgender Discrimination Survey, 47% of black transgender respondents said they had been incarcerated “for any reason,” compared to 8.9% of the general black population.

That result is due in large part to factors that put LGBT individuals at risk of being arrested before they even reach adulthood. Data shows LGBT youth are overrepresented in the nation’s homeless population, having left home in many cases because their families didn’t accept them. Once on the street, they’re exposed to myriad dangers, including violence, sex work, and incarceration.

CeCe McDonald

Such was the experience of transgender folk hero CeCe McDonald, who, after surviving homelessness, prostitution, and one near fatal transphobic attack, served 28 months behind bars for second-degree manslaughter, a charge to which she pleaded guilty. At 23 years-old in 2011, McDonald stabbed and killed a man after he and his friends verbally and physically assaulted her.

“I ended up defending myself,” McDonald recalled on Friday, her normally ebullient voice raspy with a cold. “Of course the system did not allow me to flourish in a way where I could successfully go through the trial and actually win.”

Faced with up to 40 years for second-degree murder, McDonald pleaded guilty to a lesser charge that carried a 41-month sentence in a state men’s prison. Though the only LGBT person in her prison pod, McDonald said she was far more concerned about what the prison staff would do to her. “The reality is that staff and people who work there are more than likely to attack you,” said McDonald. “Knowing that put me on a different level of paranoia when I was in prison.”

In an attempt to hold prison officials accountable to their duties under Farmer, Congress passed the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) in 2003. From that law grew a set of standards designed to eliminate sexual abuse in prison. But critics denounce the PREA regulations as far too soft on prison officials who assault inmates. “PREA is a joke,” exclaimed Evie Litwok, president of Ex-Offender Nation, during Friday’s conference. “These men could never get laid in the free world to the extent that they’re getting laid in prison,” she said of male staffers working in female jails.

Prisoners’ rights advocates have called for greater transparency within jail facilities – in particular, more cameras. They’ve also implored members of the mainstream LGBT equality movement to strengthen their connection with inmates, through advocacy or, more simply, through writing letters. They stress, however, that the only way to truly reduce the rate of prisoner abuse is to reduce the rate of mass incarceration.

“It’s hard to figure out how to work with people who have caused an enormous amount of harm, but we’re already living with them,” said the Rev. Jason Lydon, founding director of the group Black and Pink. “The rate of homicides being solved are low … Domestic violence goes on and on without police being involved. We’re already living with people causing enormous amount of harm, and prisons aren’t fixing that.”

Short of rape, there are a number of other ways in which inmates face abuse. Litwok, 63, has served a total of 20 months in federal prison for tax evasion. When she first arrived in 2009, she immediately came out as a lesbian – a move she believes subjected her to “harassment, torture, and sadism.”

Inmate.com got the word around immediately,” said Litwok to msnbc during a lunch break. “It’s like old-school telephone. That’s how we get our news.”

Within two weeks of her prison stay, the manager of Litwok’s quiet orientation unit accused her of groping other women.

“I got angry immediately because I hadn’t been involved with anybody for over ten years because of my case,” said Litwok. “I told her I wanted to see the women who accused me of that now.”

No such women were presented. Instead, Litwok was transferred to a different unit known as “The Ghetto,” the loudest most unpleasant area.

“In front of ‘The Ghetto,’ there are 20 beds for punishment called ‘The Bus Stop,” said Litwok. “You sleep under 24-hour, seven-day-a-week florescent lights that don’t go off, and you sleep next to an ice machine that crushes ice every 20 minutes. On either side of you are the bathrooms, which 150 women use … It may not be waterboarding, but it’s torture.”

Litwok stayed there for the rest of her sentence.

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Dear Emma,

I understand your advocacy for the LGBT movement and equality for that community, but your article on LGBT inmates is largely incorrect. Do you not research as a reporter to uncover the truth instead of simply believing someone who told you something?

It all sounds very much like the criminal justice system, where hearsay can incarcerate an individual with no evidence and no substantial proof of any kind for years and a decade more for conspiracy of which the person doesn’t even know they’re committing conspiracy. The true conspiracy is the lies that the government’s witnesses have told, and in this case, perhaps your faulty sources. It’s sad that people are so blinded with ridiculous notions that it’s them against the world and that anyone who isn’t like them is against them, therein the cause of corruption and evil in this world that many will suffer for the selfishness of others.

Why not then do an actual article on how many people are incarcerated innocently? There are far greater numbers of people incarcerated that should never have been there in the first place, the majority of which are still behind bars today. And no one speaks for them because in today’s society of Hollywood and self-made reality tv stars, it’s more important to discuss whether someone’s butt is too big or whether spikes should be erected under bridges and highways to deter the homeless.

That last one aggravates me because, where does someone who has a place to sleep at night with a warm bed, a comfy blanket, and a nice home ever think of where a homeless person would go if not under bridges and along park benches when the shelters are too full. It would’ve been a better use of government resources to erect more shelters to help the homeless instead of harm them by erecting spikes so that they have nowhere to lay their head. And much like the homeless, falsely incarcerated people exist and will not simply go away if we turn the other eye and pretend not to notice.

There are innocent people in prison fighting to get out and not even the media or any reporters who still seek actual truth will listen, not even with the overwhelming evidence of corrupted federal judges, prosecutors, and civil court wins would help set someone free. Yet, everyone wants to hop on the gravy train of fighting for false freedoms in a bound and slave system worse than any third world country in the world, and no one wants to touch base on the corruption of the people who are here to serve and protect us, the very same ones who throw us behind lock and key to fatten their paychecks and please their own conceited egos of how many they can throw into America’s slave labor system.

If I was in the position to be a reporter, I’d at least fight for something worth fighting for: ivory poaching which kills and drives rhinos and elephants towards extinction, rhinos particularly; deforestation which is humanity destroying itself slowly; and people who can’t speak for themselves because the world is so corrupt that unless we’re just like them, there’s no chance for us who don’t belong to live in it.

But this is the modern age, isn’t it? And the age of technology and computers. Everyone has a Facebook and a Twitter and YouTube and followers. Perhaps one day, no thanks to all the ones who try so hard in hiding up the truth and their own wickedness, will there be a real freedom for everyone, and not simply because everyone wants to throw in their own perspective lifestyle or decisions, but a real freedom with a transparent government who is for the people instead of for themselves while riding on the backs of the people.

Have a good night.

Sincerely,
Xao Thao

 
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Posted by on November 21, 2014 in Janet Marcusse, Things Worth Fighting For

 

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The People With No Voices

It’s becoming harder and harder to ignore the world and the things that go on in it. We live in the most beautiful country in the world with the most freedoms and yet, the illusion that we live in the most beautiful country in the world with the most freedoms is starting to shatter.

There are people who can scream at the top of their lungs until they are hoarse and no one will listen. These are the people with no voices.

These are the children left to die in the streets that no one pities because no one cares to see their suffering. These are the people in prison who are innocent of their crimes or who didn’t deserve as much time as they’ve gotten for their mistakes. These are the innovators and the forward thinkers of society who cannot and will never speak what they’ve dreamed and imagined and know to be true all because they know too well the consequences of having a voice in a world where one is to be voiceless.

And I too, am supposed to be without a voice.

There is a Mighty God who will judge the world come the end of all things. But for the oppressed and the broken and the contrite and the suffering, from where is hope in times of need? The Saviour is come, but we cannot see Him. The Saviour is still here, but the world continues to spin in all its glory without acknowledging Him. And while we still live in the world, do we obey its ways and follow in its deceits and lies and corruption? No. The Saviour has a voice and He spoke and His words caused many to anger whose wickedness were exposed to the light.

Having a voice against the world means many things. It means that you will be hated. It means that you will be persecuted. It means that you will not belong in a society who values the darkness more and calls that which is evil good.

We’ve all done bad things. We’re all wrong in our ways. I am more wrong than most–worse than any other. It would seem fitting that with such a high count of wickedness, I’d fit perfectly into this world with all its greed and all its power and all its deceitfulness and all its lies and all its murders. I haven’t figured out yet why I’m not right there in the midst of the world, living it up and not giving a care to the person next to me on whether they will live or they will die and in what state would they leave this world. I’ve come to realize that I can’t save the world, but I can speak up and have a voice of truth that may not be convenient or conventional or conforming. And it is in a voice that the world fears because when many voices gather and speak against, the world loses its hold on the precious souls of mankind.

I’ve learned that I’m about the worse person ever to start evangelizing. My brain insists on shutting down whenever I’m writing or studying or learning or testing so I’m not bright by any standard. I trust too easily and I’m not paranoid enough which makes me pretty much perfect prey for all the wolves. I have no qualifications for anything worthy of the world and the odds are highly stacked against me. I’ve also spent the last five years in a federal prison. And I am currently under an order of deportation in the hopes of the federal government that Thailand will one day acknowledge children born in refugee camps as citizens. There are 7 billion people–give or take–that are far more apt for the task of having a voice than me.

But the number of people with no voices just grows and grows, each one waiting for someone else to do what they cannot do on their own: speak.

I do not mind becoming one of them, to fade into the background, to be silent and ride out this wave we call life. I do not mind becoming ignorant and pretending that injustice doesn’t exist. I do not mind living the life of a wife and a mother, that which I was meant to live and that which is all the meaning of life there is to be found. I do not mind any of these things, but nothing changes. And no one steps up to speak.

How do I save a world of people and free them from the chains bound tightly upon them by the world and by a society that values perversion instead of truth? And how can I even begin to think of saving anyone when I’m the most likely one to be condemned to damnation? What irony or sense is that? She can save others, but she cannot save herself.

I’ve heard that spoken once about a Man whom at the time His death drew near, the world mocked His mortality, not understanding His immortality–that which they all sought desperately for, but died simply and was laid to rest in the ground with no other hope of arising again. Yet He died and He rose and He conquered death and the grave. And the world understood Him not and those who were there all the more hardened their hearts and believed Him not, following in their own ways and their own conceits.

The people with no voices need to speak. The people who have stuffed their ears so full of wax to not hear, need to listen. The people with no mind of their own but buzzes about like bees in a hive all working together for one queen, for the queen of heaven, the god of this world, need to think. The people with hearts of stone, lumpy black stone harder than obsidian, need to understand. The people who have eyes but do not use them to see truth, need to start watching and pay attention.

The time is now. Repent. Speak up. Listen. Think for yourself. Understand. Watch and see the truth.

Why all the fear? The worse thing that anyone can do to me is to kill me. There is nothing more that can be done. For what pain does a spirit feel? Or what shame for a body that is no longer alive? Or what dishonor for a name in seven billion still alive and many billions more already gone ahead?

Be not afraid of the world or those in it. For greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world.

 
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Posted by on May 4, 2014 in Diary

 

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