This past month, the announcement of Felicity Huffman’s 14 day prison sentence for her role in the college admission scandal sent social media ablaze with comments of righteous indignation. She used her power, influence, money, and connections to cheat her daughter’s way into college with an inflated standardized test score. This sits in stark contrast to numerous legal cases over the past decade in which mothers…usually poor and of color….were handed down sentences ranging from 5 to 10 years in jail for registering their child with a false address to give them the opportunity to attend a better public school. The irony and injustice of these cases spurred a brief outcry from the public that received media attention. And then silence.
Don’t even get me started on the Jeffrey Epstein scandal; the poster child case of a broken system that heavily favors the rich and powerfully connected. The heinous crimes he was accused and convicted of; the laughable first sentence he received; the bizarre circumstance surrounding his most recent incarceration and exit from this world; should make every citizen outraged and embarrassed of our supposed justice system. Why has the mockingbird media suddenly gone virtually silent over this scandal?
Closer to home in Pennsylvania and on a much smaller scale, let me tell you about two separate cases involving individuals charged with a DUI. The first young man was convicted of his Third DUI offense and sentenced to 3-6 months county jail time. He appealed his conviction to the state Supreme Court, where it was upheld. The entire case has taken almost 3 years to wind its way through the system and during that time, this young man has been free on bail pending the receipt of all the Supreme Court case documents back to the original sentencing county. During this time, this young man has been charged with several other offenses including a gun charge in another county and a Fourth DUI just a few months ago. However, he is still driving around illegally and living free on bail while the wheels grind slowly forward. The contrasting case involves a young man charged with his Second DUI offense in the same county. This particular young man had several things working against him from the start. For one, he lives off a fixed social security disability income because he has diagnosed severe mental illness. Due to his multiple mental health challenges, he does not always get the treatment he needs and self medicates with illegal substances. In a moment of clarity, he realized that he needed help to stabilize and found inpatient long term treatment at a dual diagnosis facility. While there, he found out that he had missed a court appearance. Well, maybe missed is not accurate. He told his public defender and social worker that he was self admitting into this long term treatment facility and assumed that they would inform the judge and prosecutor. He found out that didn’t happen when a warrant with his picture was posted on social media and brought to his attention while he was receiving treatment. He panicked and immediately left the facility and turned himself in. His case was heard very quickly by the courts and he officially received a sentence of “Other”. He didn’t understand and couldn’t explain to family members exactly what his sentence meant. He rather quickly then was transferred to two different state prisons and has been incarcerated for close to a year now with no end date in sight, or at least none that he can effectively communicate to his family. A deeper look at these two cases reveals how a person who arguably could be classified as a menace to society with resources at his disposal can receive a different kind of justice than a poor person with documented disabilities.
Change to our current world paradigm is never going to happen from the top down…only from the bottom up. We the people need to be the change we want to see; we need to keep shining light in all the dark places. As our own understanding and consciousness begins to increase, we need to gather together to find our collective power. As the quote from Benjamin Franklin states: “Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.”
More on this: Our Criminal Justice System Broken Beyond Repair
Epstein, His Victims, and Our Broken Justice System
Part Four of a Four Part Series
Have you seen the reports that have been released just this month? The Environmental Working Group just published data from their third round of testing on breakfast cereals and found high levels of the carcinogen glyphosate in all but two samples. The FDA quietly released study results showing that a group of “forever chemicals” called PFAS compounds in many different types of food including chocolate cake and icing. PFAS chemicals are poisonous to the immune system and not regulated.
The ongoing recall of blood pressure medication possibly containing cancer causing ingredients was expanded yet again this week. At the same time, we are seeing more brands of vitamins and supplements testing positive for contaminants to the point where major retailers like CVS are trying to assure the public that their requirement of third party purity testing should make us feel good about buying there. What’s a consumer to do? Who can we trust? We haven’t even talked about the issue of vaccines!
Well don’t look up for answers because new analysis of rainwater is now finding microplastics falling from the sky. That’s in addition to the aluminum and other toxic health particles that have been measured in rainwater for the last decade. Government agencies continue to deny geo-engineering, all while new secret documents and patents for space based weather manipulation are uncovered every day.
If we continue on this path, there won’t be anyone still alive to sound the alarm over the poisoning of our planet. We all need to realize our personal power and let our voices be heard. It only takes the coherence of one percent to start a ripple effect of change to the whole. What will you do?
Part Three of a Four Part Series
The pharmaceutical industry along with the oil and gas industry are two of the most powerful sectors of our economy. The titans of these industries and other similar have a vested interest in keeping their wealth and power and growing it further, even if that means society suffers as a result. They use their economic power, lobbying and marketing, and manipulation of the media to discredit alternative research. They influence governments to maintain or expand the sales and distribution of their oft times deadly products. The power and control tactics used mirror the ones deployed by abusive spouses, only the general public are the victims in this case. It’s strategic, tactical, and premeditated.
Now let’s take a look at the flip side….. the amazing technological advances that have been made in the last century. New technology has utterly transformed communication and information. Children born in the last decade will be hard pressed to even imagine what their elders are talking about when describing the old days. Typewriters? Rotary phones? Paper maps? You get the picture. We now have refrigerators that are part of the internet of things that monitor our contents, reorder automatically when our food stock gets low, and have our delivery shipped by drone to our front door so that we can follow along with the recipe displayed on your virtual screen to whip up dinner!
So then why are we driving vehicles based on century old technology? Why are we slaves to prescription medication that we have to take for the rest of our lives in order to be “healthy”? Anyone with access to the internet can easily find examples of proposed technology for harnessing free energy and using the body’s own electromagnetic field to cure ailments going back decades. So why haven’t any of these proposed ideas been brought to mainstream reality in the last 100 years? Power and control. If the average person had access to free energy and cures that are natural as opposed to chemical, then the vast empire of wealth that ultimately dictates our reality would be out of business. And just like tyrant dictators of millennia past, they are going to do everything in their power to make sure that doesn’t happen.
Part two of a four part series
A new economic system is taking hold and it’s called surveillance capitalism. There is a reason that we are constantly hearing about internet sites, governmental authorities, and cellular phone companies surreptitiously collecting our personal data. In a world economy ruled by privately owned trade and industry, data is the new king.
Data powers the artificial intelligence programs that can now reproduce your voice, your face, and even your thoughts. Massive amounts of data. The AI has been fed so much data that it can now beat humans in any game including Go and Chess. AI can analyze trillions of possibilities from a data set, extrapolate possible outcomes of billions of strategies, and deploy actions deduced to provide the desired outcome in mere milliseconds.
So how does this impact us? Primarily through social control of the population. Disturbing reports out of China and Australia show that these countries are using an AI generated surveillance system that gives each person a social credit score. Even here in the United States the program My Life publicly assigns every person a reputation score. That might not sound too ominous until you stop and consider what these scores are based on and how these scores can impact your life. Much like a credit score, these social scores are only based on specific factors and should not be represented as determinative of whether you are a good or bad person. Yet that’s exactly how the scores are being used right now. Even more terrifying is how these scores can be used in the future. Have a low score; well you can’t fly on an airplane. Speak out against the powers that be; your score tanks and you are unable to buy or rent housing. The nightmarish possibilities are endless.
Another aspect of surveillance capitalism the overtly Orwellian control over the majority of the information that the average person receives. By disincentivising and banning independent journalists, they make sure that the mainstream narrative is controlled. The puppet masters then manipulate mainstream media and information on sources to further solidify total techno control over our reality. When you control information, you can control people’s perception. Perception creates reality.