In late July, Mr. Sanders introduced legislation that would end cash bail on the federal level. “Cash bail” is the current bond system in which people arrested for even low-level offenses are detained pending trial — unless and until they pay a fee. The fees are often arbitrary and often beyond people’s means ($3,000 for allegedly stealing a backpack, $10,000 for a bicycle), leaving the poorest arrestees locked up, sometimes for years, without being convicted of a crime.
Under this system, freedom comes with a price tag, and those who can pay it get to walk while the rest languish in the United States’ bloated prison system. Citing a statistic showing that over 400,000 people are in jail simply because they can’t afford to pay bail, Mr. Sanders called for the end of “modern day debtors’ prisons.”
I am so fucking sick of this world: The bullshit from all sides and the pretense that we live in some sort of democracy where everyone is treated equally or has equal access to basic justice. I am so fucking sick of the bullshit I hear coming from so-called pundits and experts who fortify the foundation of lies, denials and inequality.
In the eyes of those that benefit from the status quo, racism is non-existent. Black people are not denied basic access to decent housing or healthcare. Police brutality doesn’t exist. It is justified for cops to drive up to a playground and without communication and within seconds shoot and kill a 13-year-old kid playing with his toy gun.
This in a country where the NRA exalts the rights of white men and women to own guns but remains silent when such rights are denied to black men and women. Philandro Castile murdered for owning a gun legally. I am so fucking sick of this world of bullshit, racism and hypocrisy.
The real terrorism in this world is the status quo. It’s pervasive, nuanced, overt, structural and deeply embedded as it terrorizes and kills those who are different or refuse to swallow bullshit. It kills the soul and the heart follows as more people live dead. It denies targeted ethnic groups safety then blames them for their deaths. Denies those groups decent education, funneling them to prisons and forced servitude then label them lazy and violent.
I am so fucking sick of the status quo. I understand why someone tired of this world would say, I am going but not alone. That is a person defeated by a ruthless system where recourse or justice is an illusion, not accessible in this life or world.
Yes, I am so fucking sick of this world and I don’t give a fuck whether what I write is proper or not.
Fuck this world!!! #FUCKTHISWORLD #IAmSoFuckingSickOfThisWorld
A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom. -Martin Luther King Jr.
US military is very powerful, it can nuke spiritual doom. Americans need not fear loss of the sentiments of humanity. We have the military! Look how well they have done so far. We have nothing to fear.
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant. -Martin Luther King Jr.
A bit of hope that eventually truth and love conquer all. But how long is eventually? And is this really so?