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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Black and White

Black and White
Before you go off the handle by reading the title of this article, calm down and chill, this isn’t about racism or hate. There are enough articles floating the internet on those subject. This article is about black and white. Our world as we see it through our own eyes and the perceptions associated with what we think, believe and act upon.

The difference between black and white are miles apart. There are equal perceptions of equality or inequality of its value to see things, persons or objects through a prism without color. It is well known that in optics, a prism is a transparent optical element with a flat, polished surface that refracts light. 
Prisms can be made from any material that is transparent. The most common prisms are glass, plastic and fluorite. Fluorite is a gas and refracts light to a higher degree such as infrared wavelengths.
Prism can be used to break up light. Prisms can divide, separate the colors of the rainbow. Prisms are powerful tools and can be used to alter perceptions. Like is a prism, it can alter facts as we known them to exist. Prisms can be biases that has the potential, the ability and the power to create a different perception.
How do we differentiate the difference between black and white? How do we tell them apart or create different definitions for what we see? Is that a force stronger than we are aware of and ignore? Do prisms cause us to discriminate colors if it has the ability and power to create different perceptions?

Prisms aren’t human. They are materials. No emotions, no intelligence and no sensory receptors. They aren’t divided by race, religions, nationalities and color. They create colors from different colors. This is done naturally and by the mere power of science, not humans, so there are no control mechanisms attached to what you see.
Prisms diversify black and white and turn it into something else – colors. There are no disparities because there are no rules to follow. Everything is natural and not man made. If the prism is moved in any direction, these colors change yet they come from the same exact source as before it was changed. So you moved the position and you change the perception. So as the world moves on its axis, the perceptions change constantly in all reality.

Prisms reflect yet they divide and change perceptions. Black and White can be changed without doing anything but move the position of the prism. Interesting concept and scientifically sound. One can argue, a man’s hands can change the position. Another could argue, nature’s own forces, the wind, the rain and the heat can change the prisms position. Which is stronger? This is up to the perception expected or the outcome desired. Regardless, it is not humanly constructed, manufactured or created.  
Prisms create gaps in perceptions. They don’t change the original content but they change the perception. What we don’t know is if you move the prism, what will it create next? That is the wonder of prisms and the world of black and white. It is after all is said, just a perception.