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, September 13, 2015

All Lives Matter - a different perspective

Loathing Life

Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.
It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live. The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it. [Marcus Aurelius]

There appears to be a feeling amongst the world’s human race that some lives matter less than others. This is in my opinion the root of all that is wrong with the world today. Truly, it is disheartening to feel this way as it reflects a cold and callous way of deciding which is more important in our lives and which are disposable or not included in our own priorities in life. Surely this method of determining importance borders on asinine and incompetent decision-making processes; at least that is how I see it.

This decision making is ignorance at its best. After all is said, in whose interest in the decision made? You have ask yourself, who benefits the most out such ignorant blurts or emotions; yours or mine or some other third party? Asking this most important question might re-direct your heart back where it belongs. Kindness, compassion and other positive emotions have been eroded or erased and need to come back to the human race.

Why is government teaching us how to hate so much and how did these hereditary traits and propensities to hate strangers or things unknown to warrant such a feeling? Hating strangers makes no sense but is the root of all those chants that some lives matter more than other humans, including those of animals who have done us no harm at all.

Within our own scheme of existence, we have devaluated the lives of others. We have lost our belief that all men are created equal and we have lost our respect and dignity for the irreplaceable fact that once a human life has been taken, it cannot come back.  To kill someone because their lives don’t matter is delusional and surreal to the human emotions. How did it come so far we can execute without conscience and lose our grip on the matter of existence or in this case, co-existence with each other.

This is no longer about survival. This is not about preserving our freedoms and rights. This is about homicide or genocide by engaging in a thought process that is arbitrarily and randomly seeking out victims of death by justifying the means to preserve one’s own life. This is wrong and should be addressed morally and legally by government and society in a manner that may nurture a comeback to civilization.

The paths have been designed by government and radicals whose only interest is to eradicate opposition to their own viewpoints and political gains. There is no legitimate cause to kill people without just cause or reason as our wars have clearly demonstrated, the collateral damage is much worse than the war itself. Wars are not character-building experiences; they foster death. Wars undermine the civil minded means to preserve life and in the process, justify such loss of life by saying it was meant to be due to their own naïve lack of confidence in mankind and its existence here on Earth.

Man does not breathe a sense of divinity and to entertain the notion that we respect life less for some more than others in itself is contrary to the moral compass we grew up with. Even the evolution believers can see how this has evolved into a killing spree of man and animals around the world.
What does this say about us and our human nature to be a civilized nation? Where are the reflections of human kindness and compassion towards man or animals in our world? Our world is but a small speck in our universe. We had better make the best of it because Earth is all we have. There are no escape routes to another world. This is the world we live in and in order to survive, we must learn how to start to get along with each other all over again. It is a practical matter that is an essential part of our survival.

We have to stop letting the political rhetoric and other distracting hate messages; providing us easy answers but the wrong ones morally most of the time and dodge the lethality of such cheapened value of what we know as life. We need to make such warmongers and haters uncomfortable to preach such practice and show them how cheap and immoral they really are.

We need to take control and support the positive practitioners who embrace life; life of our human partners, life of our animal kingdom and life of our plant. We need to restore the human experience of love and compassion for life. We have drifted from our own morality to please others or to ignorantly follow those who have preached hate and war rather than love and peace.

If the dead could speak, they would warn us of our destiny. If the dead could write messages, they would tell us fascinating tales of how we are heading down the wrong road to hell. If the dead could show us how to live and how to love, we would benefit from their own experiences and find better solutions. In the end, if the dead would guide us down a better road we are presently on.

Today, we live with the reality that only the dead know we are on road or path that takes away our dreams, our comforts, our rights and freedoms to a point of no return. If the dead could talk, they would accurately foretell our future and we already know that by our own chance of knowledge, the future is bleak and dark.

Life itself is not a laboratory where things can be set up to be perfect in nature. The fact is that life itself is puzzling and counterintuitive just like the truth is for us. There will be contradictions and deeply held beliefs that cause us to think one way or another. One has to really think and study deeply in order to find the truth and even the truth can be misleading or unclear, causing more confusion.

The more one thinks the more sense it seems to make to find a better solution or outcome. That is the human method or solving problems and no laboratory can replace the human mind. One can use the human mind to set up the laboratory but the experiments are created from the mind. Thus the truth can be painstakingly hard to accept at times and tampering with these results to find your own truth is what has brought us to the point of no return today.

When all possibilities are checked, we choose the least favorable to human life and preservation of such existence. At the end of all this work, we discard the good and preserve the bad; that’s how we determine which lives matter. This is how the bar of life is reduced through selfish experiments and thinking with error causing the end being what the mind produces as facts. Instead of preserving life and devote the experiment to such positivity and joy, the experiment creates an idea that is found to be worthless in value thus we discard the good and remove from the clutter of human error, the wrong morality to kill instead of living.