Wasted Honor -

Carl R. ToersBijns is the author of the Wasted Honor Trilogy [Wasted Honor I,II and Gorilla Justice] and his newest book From the Womb to the Tomb, the Tony Lester Story, which is a reflection of his life and his experiences as a correctional officer and a correctional administrator retiring with the rank of deputy warden in the New Mexico and Arizona correctional systems.

Carl also wrote a book on his combat experience in the Kindle book titled - Combat Medic - Men with destiny - A red cross of Valor -

Carl is considered by many a rogue expert in the field of prison security systems since leaving the profession. Carl has been involved in the design of many pilot programs related to mental health treatment, security threat groups, suicide prevention, and maximum custody operational plans including double bunking max inmates and enhancing security for staff. He invites you to read his books so you can understand and grasp the cultural and political implications and influences of these prisons. He deals with the emotions, the stress and anxiety as well as the realities faced working inside a prison. He deals with the occupational risks while elaborating on the psychological impact of both prison worker and prisoner.

His most recent book, Gorilla Justice, is an un-edited raw fictional version of realistic prison experiences and events through the eyes of an anecdotal translation of the inmate’s plight and suffering while enduring the harsh and toxic prison environment including solitary confinement.

Carl has been interviewed by numerous news stations and newspapers in Phoenix regarding the escape from the Kingman prison and other high profile media cases related to wrongful deaths and suicides inside prisons. His insights have been solicited by the ACLU, Amnesty International, and various other legal firms representing solitary confinement cases in California and Arizona. He is currently working on the STG Step Down program at Pelican Bay and has offered his own experience insights with the Center of Constitutional Rights lawyers and interns to establish a core program at the SHU units. He has personally corresponded and written with SHU prisoners to assess the living conditions and how it impacts their long term placement inside these type of units that are similar to those in Arizona Florence Eyman special management unit where Carl was a unit deputy warden for almost two years before his promotion to Deputy Warden of Operations in Safford and Eyman.

He is a strong advocate for the mentally ill and is a board member of David's Hope Inc. a non-profit advocacy group in Phoenix and also serves as a senior advisor for Law Enforcement Officers Advocates Council in Chino, California As a subject matter expert and corrections consultant, Carl has provided interviews and spoken on national and international radio talk shows e.g. BBC CBC Lou Show & TV shows as well as the Associated Press.

I use sarcasm, satire, parodies and other means to make you think!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Judging Others

Judging Others

Whether we admit it or not, we as a society in a whole, tend to judge others who may seem different or less acceptable in the manners demonstrated or expressed by ourselves. In other words, when you don’t live up to society’s expectations, you will be judged not based on heart or humility but by the harshness of perception and not knowing what is in your heart. This is so wrong.

This seems to be a foolish approach but it happens every day in our world. We tend to extract what we like and condemn or dislike what we disagree with in either a political or personal sense. Not once do we bother to ask them what is in their hearts. Thus we refuse to tread lightly and push our sentimental judgment one way or another based on biased thoughts and personal morality codes that are flawed at best for no man is perfect.

Do we really care what others think of us? Apparently many do as they are hurt or even offended by societal words, thoughts or deeds. Rarely do we condemn ourselves first before we cast the first stone. Rarely do we take into consideration our own flaws and cast the evil spell their way for committing such immoral deeds or words. Judging others requires judging ourselves first and instill those values that are in good spirits rather than in harshness and less than wholesome in content or acts. 

This makes us accountable to ourselves first and without this self-assessment whatever society may throw the other way is inexcusable in nature and spirit. It is not society’s role to cast stones and judge others. That was left up to God and only God will deal with such immorality or wickedness in His own ways. 

So stay away from judging others. Keep your heart true to yourself and treasure the moments of creating and feeling the goodness inside of you. This will commit you to do no harm to others merely on the spirit within you and help you bring harmony and compassion around you. You will be blessed and receive revelations of the good things in life rather than the negative and ugly wrath such condemnation brings into your heart or mind. 

Reaching out for goodness will bring you blessings. Reaching out for compassion will bring you treasures and reaching out for understanding will bring you less suffering around you and your family. Work within your own salvation. Work according to your beliefs and good deeds. Do not fear to be different when you follow your moral compass and remember that that whatever you do unto others should be what you want done to you.