SEEKING JUSTICE & The Work it Takes – Grayed Out Podcast EP 14

 

EP 14 – SEEKING JUSTICE & The Work It Takes.

This week… I’m gonna talk about Justice… That blind lady with the Sword & Scale, the one who is supposed to meet out evenly dispensed, weighed, considered EQUAL justice.. and the WORK it actually takes to get to the point of JUSTICE.

First let’s start with this nonsense picture

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Here is the original MLK Jr. Quote out of “Letters From Birmingham Jail (1963)”:
“First, I must confess that over the last few years I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block in the stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen’s Council-er or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate who is more devoted to “order” than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says “I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I can’t agree with your methods of direct action;” who paternalistically feels he can set the timetable for another man’s freedom; who lives by the myth of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait until a “more convenient season.”

I’ve been mulling over this thought the past few weeks and it’s something that struck me, I can’t remember if it’s a quote I heard or just something that popped into my overworked brain one day.
JUSTICE without ORDER is just VENGEANCE… and Vengeance is not Justice.

Vengeance is a liar – it offers a false sense of satisfaction and only delivers emptiness. (I’m not talking about paybacks for some stupid situation your ex caused or whatever either… so lets not get this twisted)

You see the cold hard truth about Vengeance is; it’s just another rabid form of injustice, and it can be easily swung in all directions mowing down whomever stands in the way… Getting True Justice, takes work, and patience and endurance and is worth every bit of it… vengeance is like a sad substitution it’s the cubic zirconia of the Justice realm. It’s a shortcut and it will rob us all of true satisfaction.

As always, I’d love any feedback.

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FREEDOM Matters… For Everybody!! – Grayed Out Podcast EP 12

EP 12 – FREEDOM MATTERS – For Everyone

Tonight is the First WEEKNIGHT of FREEDOM WEEK!!! Why is it FREEDOM WEEK! Because this Saturday is the 4th of July 2020 and we need to celebrate a little something to get our heads around all the FUSTERCLUCK this year has been so far!!!

I plan to Freedom so hard this week. So I thought I’d start with talking about this ideal of FREEDOM which actually brings us TOGETHER!! And why it MATTERS FOR EVERYONE and why when Freedoms start to be infringed upon because of the opinions, offended-ness, or subjectivity of others, it is a downward spiral that we will be hard pressed to recover from.

FREEDOMS = Life Liberty & The Pursuit of Happiness This IDEAL is something to strive for for everyone, this is why we had the Gettysburg Address in November 1863: https://rmc.library.cornell.edu/gettysburg/good_cause/transcript.htm#:~:text=President%20Lincoln%20delivered%20the%20272,all%20men%20are%20created%20equal
FREEDOM: It Costs, but it’s worth it, it gives more back, and it unites!

HARD TRUTHS
WE owe it to one another as United States citizens to contend side by side for one another’s freedoms, So this week, lets focus not on the scars of the past but what they have taught all of us and the road they have paved forward!!

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Police Reform & Partisan Games, or, Why We Should Read Stuff – Grayed Out Podcast EP 11

 

Ep 11: Police Reform & Partisan Games, or, Why We Should Read Stuff

This is a Great SPRINGBOARD from earlier this week and VILLAINS… because right now there are plenty to choose from. Ok that’s dramatic, but I’m a little miffed. A couple of Instagram & Facebook Live videos later and hopefully you know where I’m coming from and hopefully this makes a ton of sense…

SENATE Bill v. HOUSE Bill – semantically the same, however some tighter and looser restrictions in both could be brought to the middle BUT… and that is one BIG BUT!!!.. Leave it to one side to frame it so that the other is all bad, and they are all good and let the press do the rest!

HOW IT WENT DOWN>> albeit, I’m confused by the Democrats on this one…

READ THE BILLS and you find the truth about the language and the vast similarities… but the politicians are COUNTING on it that you don’t and that you just want to hear from them that your side is better and that’s the whole truth… but it isn’t. LoadsofRubbish.com

HARD TRUTHS
What keeps you from reading the legislation that goes up for debate in our country… at least the MAJOR stuff?

Make the time, it’s valuable and will help you see through the haze of media and political smoke screens.

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JUSTICE – Policing Bills House v. Senate

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I’ve been on a bit of a mini tear on social media about the bills, and tonight I’ll be putting together a new podcast episode on this particular subject matter as well as just reading the bills in general.

We have an obligation to at least dig a little deeper on some of these things; because we are largely being kept in the dark when it comes to the content of a lot of bills, laws, propositions (state level) and we tend to lean on whatever idealogical bent we identify with in the author/sponsor. This is not enough, because I believe most people don’t want the pork, sneaky addendum attempts, the amendments added in the last moments, or any of that garbage. Should we have a bill (take the Covid financial packages from April as an example) laced with non related crap that tries to push an agenda, or sneak stuff in for whatever purpose the few deem necessary?

In this case, the bills being presented from both the Senate (Republican written) and House (Democrat written) are largely the same bill, but the media is saying the senate bill is weak, and the Democrats are going to stop the weak bill and write a strong bill, or wait for the house bill. Why? What purpose does that serve when reform is needed and we are all on board waiting for the changes? It’s political partisan gamesmanship, and its a tired game played by both sides, who will then try to tell you it’s only played by the other side. It’s a garbage tactic that proves that most politicians are only in it for their careers and to win, not for the people they are elected to represent. We need to demand better from them, we need to be honest about it as well, demanding it from the people we identify as “our side” as much, if not more than, we demand it from the “other side”.

We must BE BETTER!!!!!

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