Originally posted on It Is What It Is:
Originally posted on The Zephyr Lounge:
Today, I’m keeping it short. I’m also not going to throw facts at you. I just want to speak very frankly on the topic of poverty and the division between the poor in the United States and the men and women who make up the upper-classes.
I’ve spent the last several weeks coming across various stories that imbue one of America’s most-nagging and destructive problems: poverty and the division of social classes. News reports, public interest pieces, essays, etc.; All of them reek of the knowledge that there really is a 1%, American businesses get away with excessive tax breaks and sketchy business practices, those in America who have money want to keep it all for themselves, those without are begging for a small push, and at the end of the day, you are left with a vortex of words and images, all swirling in and out of each other like a very vivid hallucination. I’m fairly sure that this kind of over-exposure is part of what makes American news such a pathetic enterprise, but that’s beside the point. It’s really hard to tell where it begins and where it ends.
I’ve noticed that the wealthy want to keep their money out of the hands of the poor, because they “earned it” and “should be able to do with it as they please.” To an extent, sure. I agree. If you put in the time and the effort for your money, then you should absolutely be able to determine where to sink every penny. Of course, that’s not always the case, though. I’m pretty sure everyone who is wealthy still shakes their head disapprovingly at the thought of paying mortgages, car payments, insurance payments, alimony, in some cases. But, after the head-shaking commences, they pull out a pen (or use the Internet) and write a check (or fill out a form), then mail it off to the appropriate enterprise (or press “submit”), wiping their hands of this month’s bill summaries (or closing the Internet browser). Most of these wealthy people do this with the realization they’re still sitting on a nice lump of capital.
Originally posted on Social Action:
Aiyana Jones was a innocent 7 year old girl from Detroit that was brutally killed by the police who then engaged in a coverup… WE HAVE A CALL IN CAMPAIGN TO THE JUDGE THAT IS PRESIDING OVER THE AIYANA JONES CASE. Please Call because Aiyanas court hearing will be in the coming months and your voice can make a difference… When you call the office of Judge Cynthia Gray Hathaway you should say:
“I am calling today because i want Justice for Aiyana Jones. I am calling for the immediate arrest of officer Joseph Weekley for the killing and coverup of 7 year old Aiyana Jones.”
Please call between 10am-4pm
Judge Cynthia Gray Hathaway
tele: (313) 224-2120