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, March 20, 2016

Toleration vs. Tolerance - 2 different things

Tolerance or Toleration – there is a difference

Our laws have progressed to take us passed color barriers of the past, yet, many are bringing those stigmas back and using the law to exert their bigotry, biases and racism as a form of expression that is hateful and destructive. There are intentional efforts out there to separate us again by color for various reasons, most of them theological, personal and political in nature. Using religion, we have armed ourselves with fear and opposition to change or different cultures. We, as a nation, have become oppressed towards anything and anyone who does not look like us, speak like us, dress like us or pray or belief in God like us.

Thus this has contradicted our laws in many ways but quietly reinforced by those who are filled with hate and ignorance about race or religion and not bothering to seek the truth, but rather, follow the falseness of others who speak lies.

We have become a nation of politically correct people who allow the practice of passively or quietly but deliberately, allowing or permitting acts of bigotry, prejudicial attitudes or behaviors and other things we disapprove of and say nothing. In other words, we have developed a pathway of toleration that is self-destructive and destructive to our society. Under the disguise of religion, we have been taught to endure or bear the burdens of toleration. However, these "tolerations" are skewed to benefit the sponsors of such speech, ideas or acts.

They are not fair, objective or developed to sustain harmony or peace, but rather to attack or criticize the opinions of others who do not conform to their own religion or practice and therefore, lash out with harmful and damnation of words and acts that creates a fear that those condemned beliefs, practices or racial differences, all who are different from their own, are harmful and must cease to exist. Some religions extend this hate and fear to the point of genocide.

We need to examine toleration when it comes to religion and allow various cultures and groups to engage in their own beliefs and practices without condemnation as long as their actions do not interfere or impede the lives of others who do not want to be exposed or taught this different way of life or beliefs.

It is acceptable to disapprove, decline or refuse to accept other means of religions and that should be made clear. Whether you are an atheist or a Christian, a Jew or an Arab, the matter of religion is private and should not be interfered with unless it is imposed forcefully or illegally.

Toleration and tolerance are two different words and have two different meanings. 

You must know the differences. 

Tolerance is an attitude of mind that implies non-judgmental acceptance of different lifestyles or beliefs, whereas toleration implies putting up with something that one disapproves of that but that is taught, fostered, mentored or sponsored by someone else who’s influence on your own mind, frees you for thinking for yourself.

Unfortunately, through the evolution or revolution of time and space, an analysis of modern doctrines today has been expanded to include political and ethnic groups, homosexuals and other minorities, and human rights embodies the principle of legally enforced toleration.