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.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Why is being unpopular such a bad thing?

Perspective – is Being Unpopular a Bad thing?


Being anti-establishment or being recognized or tagged as a person who is going against the flow, has serious consequences especially if you are looking to be socially acceptable in a politically correct circle. These unkind, brutal and vitriol attacks are relentlessly hurled to demean your position, ideas or opinions. However, there must be something legitimate to this kind of assault on your character that is worth examining.

Being loathed, hated or despised by others has some backdrafts but it perfectly validates how people act when you do not agree with them in ideology or agenda making it more difficult for you to be heard or seen as a credible source to provide further information. The fact these people work so hard to hate you is an indicator that there must be something legitimate about you.

In reality there is no enigma as to why you would be hated so much. When you are attacked personally it demonstrates there is a worry or concern attached to what you have to say. What is important is to judge for yourself whether this is a good thing or bad thing and adjust accordingly.

Now ask yourself this question: what is it about my professed and unjustified harangue, values or criticism that worries them so much?  Where is the morality in this conflict and are your ideas worthy of standing up for or is there room for a compromise? Will a compromise misalign your own values and morality and is the price paid worth such a conciliation?

Is it worth a belligerent fight and defend your ideas as a whole or can you position align with theirs without losing your core values or do you do what it takes to advance your own ideas to serve the cause?

Is it possible for you to remain intellectually positive and contributing to the cause as long as you don’t surrender your core values and not alter the outcome of your position? Do you have enough leverage and legitimate tools to persuade against harmful actions or harmful practices against your cause?

If your goal is to be respected, considered smart and informed, serious and productive, you have to make sure you have the leverage to have your plan or position heard and considered for action in a meaningful way. Modern-day people, influenced by social media, corporate greed and selfish motives, are not willing to compromise on anything.