A Broken Country · Criminal Justice · Government

A Broken System: Rigged for the Rich and the Criminals

Society in America is rigged, it is set up in such a manner that only the rich and the criminals truly prosper. The average law-abiding citizen is left to struggle in a desperate attempt to keep their head above the water; while the rich continue to prosper from corrupted policies put into place by the politicians that they put into power, and the criminals are given everything that they need to survive.

The government and justice system are stacked against the average person, even after the United States Supreme Court makes a ruling politicians nationwide are still arguing the validity of laws. The highest court in the nation, the court that others are supposed to look to for guidance is having it power stripped away by fanatical money hungry politicians with a god-complex. These politicians claim to speak for their god, but they only speak for their own interests and phobias. They have forgotten that the same Constitution that allows them to worship their guns allows others to worship their own Gods and practice their own religions.

The media mouthpieces for the rich continue to drive a wedge between the citizens of America. First it was the Christians and those among the LGBT community when people began to leave the church or their churches began to embrace everyone as worthy of their god’s love that no longer worked. Then they started to drive a wedge between the American’s of African descent and pretty much everyone else, and it’s working.

With the death of Michael Brown the birth then rise of the Black Lives Matters movement (BLMM) started, but the BLMM fanatics don’t really care about every black life, the riots and protests have only happened in response to criminal activity.

Where were the riots for 12-year-old Tamir Rice, who was gunned down by a police officer in Cleveland, Ohio on November 23, 2014? His death was ruled a homicide, and yet there were no riots for him. There was no one protesting the loss of this “Black Life”. This was a twelve-year-old CHILD.

Where were the riots for 22-year-old John Crawford III, who was also gunned down by police in Ohio while shopping in a Wal-Mart, or for Darrien Hunt, also 22, who was shot in the back four times while cosplaying.

More recently, where were the riots and protests for the nine lives lost when a 21-year-old terrorist gunned them down inside a church with the expressed intentions of starting a racial war.

The BLMM would have everyone believe that “black” people face more police brutality than any other race when it isn’t true. Native Americans have a higher rate of police brutality and police-related deaths than any other race in the United States, and yet their deaths receive little if any coverage in the media. Do “black” lives matter? Yes, but so does each and every other life regardless of the color of their skin, HUMAN lives matter. Yet we allow media and the mob mentality to reduce us to nothing more than a skin color.

The criminal justice system has become a profitable scheme that relies upon institutionalizing our criminals rather than rehabilitating them. Approximately 5% of the United States’ population currently resides in a jail cell; on a worldwide level we incarcerate 25% of the world’s prisoners. Rather than work to prevent repeat offenses, the jail system depends on repeat offenders to keep up their profit margins.

In many prisons across the United States the prisoners have: air conditioning, cable television, access to health care (without having to pay upfront costs that poor law abiding citizens cannot afford), free G.E.D and college courses, three meals a day and a bed to sleep in at night.

Each year 3.5 million Americans suffer from homelessness, 49.1 million Americans live in homes with food insecurity worrying where their next meal will come from, and 44 million Americans suffer from an inability to seek any health care other than emergency room care because of lack of insurance. These people are law abiding citizens and yet they are treated worse than criminals. Transgender criminals are even getting the state to pay for their hormone replacement therapy and sex-reassignment surgeries, while those that are not criminals struggle on a daily basis just to make ends meet, let alone be able to afford surgery.

We need to stop rewarding criminals, rich and poor alike, for their behavior. We need to stop screaming about one ethnic group mattering while others are suffering the same slings and arrows. We all belong to the human race, and all of our lives matter. The further we let the rich and media pull us apart the closer we come to a total collapse; as a nation and as a people.

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