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

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Ignorance is Bliss - it gives you less to worry about

Ignorance is Bliss

Most of us can say with some level of honesty that ignorance is “foolish and presumptuous” when there are so many sources out there to seek the truth. The reason I say ignorance is bliss can be based on the fact the (s)he who thinks (s)he is wise thinks s(he) knows it all when in fact, (s)he doesn’t know it at all.

Therefore, those who choose to live in ignorance may be living a contradiction as they claim to know something but failed the test to make it meet the truth or facts Hence, failing to try to meet the test to find the truth is their justification for being ignorant rather than saying, “I don’t know.”

In order to avoid a level of ignorance, one must make an effort to inquire so to find the answer or perhaps question or cross examine the statement. One cannot answer or refute the response if a proper inquiry is not made to justify the answer, hence it is a failure on oneself part to do so.

Although this sounds petty, it has large consequences on one’s own integrity to know the facts or tell the truth. Sometimes, it’s best to say that “I know that I do not know” as that may in fact be the truth rather than make up an untruthful answer.

“Know thy self” begins with being truthful with thy self and one’s own mind. One could also say that choosing not to know the truth is one way not to worry about it.