Mittwoch, 18. November 2009

An outline of Harold`s letter, dated Nov. 11 2009

It is now harder to get a good job if you are convicted of a felony. Working for yourself, as an independent contractor, etc. is ok, but so many reguire licenses that the goverment now denies to felons. I used to face that when I was released.
It doesn`t matter how long ago it was, what level of skills are, etc. You will not get a license, be bonded, get insurance, etc for certain occupations. Our government,
both States and Federal, went overboard. People who are economically underprivileged
suffer the most. There are ways to survive but that requirs compassion by another.
Most, not all, of the guards here, accept us as just people who made mistakes. That is true of the world at large unless the employer was a victim of a crime. Those are hard to find fault with but it^`s also a case of the whole being sanction because of a view.
Justice-for, besides death penalty advocates would you consider if you aren`t already, leading a fight to offer aid , to those who want to try but are hindered by labels of criminal, felon, offender, convict, that are placed upon them?
Education of our youth is key to the success of any program rehabilitating the adults is the struggle. Learned behaviour is so very hard to change, particulary when the induvidual doesn`t desire change.
Amnesty tackles humanitarian issues worldwide. Some issues are just too attrocious to mention. So many are based upon religious beliefs that rise out of peoples ignorance, even greed. Our ancient peoples sacrified others, especially virgins to appease one god or another. Today similar beliefs cause religious riots to maim, even kill, for their gods. Can we ever educate a planet whose ignorance and superstitions have prevailed since manking first appeared? Probably not since the do gooders..the christians themselves are often just as evil, if not more so than the pagans they wish to erudiate. If we cannot fnd a balance in religious beliefs, how will we ever help those that err through crime?
Society says I am evil, there fore they place me in a place that contains evildoers.
Am I evil? Perhaps.
I did an evil deed, driven by anger and years of persecution. Society, doesn`t care why things came about, only what actually happend. I admitted my defeat years ago and have resigned myself to my fate. Here I will survive if I continue to care about myself. You,A. are a big part of that caring, but thats another issue entirely. Despite the many medical labels placed upon me, I seek to better myself in ways I can. Reading is the primary source. I see so many hypnotised by television and trash shows, soapoperas, etc, others play games of skill, yet so few seek educational pursuits that even a good book can provide.
These same people, if they are ever released won`t have additional skills to survive in the world. They step out of here and right back into the ruts they were plucked from to begin with. So many have grown up in here and have no clue how to behave in society, or what is required to survive as a free person. For some individuals being a career prisoner is their fate. It sickens me to see how ignorant some are and how arrogant they are with that ignorance. The arrogance of ignorance!
Many, if released, have the skills needed to survive and stay out. These are often people who assault, kill, etc. The passion and anger dissapate over time. The ones who irk me so much are the ones who only see themselves. They act regardless of the consequences to others. They are incapable of caring, compassion, love, kindness or anything except greed and selfgratification. They respect no one, and probably can not spell the word respect.
Educate the youth of the world. Let the old orgiastic ndividuals die off without influencing anyone. It would be a massive undertaking to educate all societies. Eugenic ideas are often appealing in ways, if only they wouldn`t destroy individualism, races, cultures, or the world.
Most societies have monotheistic beliefs thy just cannot agree on which one fits all.
Amating when you consider it. God or Allah, two for the same thing - a belief.
There is always some group, neo-nazis etc. who disrupt the harmony.
Here, on this Unit, there is religious tolerance, simply because one group doesn`t try to sway the other. I actually applaud the muslems here, the serious ones for they are knowledge seekers. The "christians" are so close minded that it is laughable.
In spite of my rantings, inpite of all the effort of those who seek change, we as humans will not change us as a whole. Greed, powerseekers, racial tension will undue us once more. Human nature deems many to failure. History edducates that over and
over.
Is there hope for mankind? Will ther ever be true peace and harmony on earth? Not in our lifetime, not that of our children, but some day....

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