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

Thursday, August 13, 2015

A basic understanding of a simulacra or simulation of the truth

A basic understanding of a simulacra or simulation of the truth

In an attempt to seek the relationship between reality and symbols in our society, we have to understand what simulacra is and how it works as a means to simulate or copy the reality and transforms into a truth when in fact, it has no truth but rather conceals the truth. The only reality is this act of simulacra or simulating what was never original to begin with and is a mere imitation of the operation of a real-world process or system.

Basically, if you don’t attempt to seek the truth, you will chase these simulacra or a simulation that basically leads you on a wild goose chase as you will never find the truth you are looking for. Symbols are easily created by creative minds. It’s a means to demonstrate, illustrate or show something the illusionist wants you to see and accept. Charts are symbols or figures of identity and can be easily created without any reality of substance attached to them. One has to be cautious when viewing and interpreting a chart or symbol of any kind and ask, where did it come from and how was it created.

For the purpose of human experience, simulations of reality are deceptive tools for those who want to hoodwink or lull you into a stage of contentment of satisfaction. They are simply used to hide the reality and conceal the truth. The basis or backgrounds for such illusions are culture and media. If you can explain the culture and manipulate the media, you have the ability to acquire a simulacra which constructs a meaning with no real basis but offers a make believe solution to a proposed problem.

Most political reports are saturated with such simulacra and merely cast shadows on the truth. It is the saturation of these simulacra that projects the meaningless meaning but serve the purposes to fool the reader into believing whatever is read or printed before them. Other examples are photographs that are Photoshopped, and illusions of realities type of movies such as the Matrix that create dimensional existences of substances involving time and space.

There are four stages to simulacra or simulation:

The first stage is the faithful saturation of an image, or a copy of an image we believe may be a reflection of the profound reality.
The second stage is the perversion of reality where we become to believe this copy is an unfaithful copy of the reality but through saturation is made into a believable copy rather than a false reality.
The third stage is the absence of a profound reality, where the perverted image or simulacrum pretends to be the faithful copy but is in fact, not an copy of the original symbol or sign.
The fourth stage is pure simulation, in which the simulacra has no relationship to any reality whatsoever and is merely a reflected sign or claim to reality on the part of the images or symbols presented in the order of such claims.
The transition from signs which dissimulate something to signs which dissimulate that there is nothing, marks the decisive turning point.