September 11th, 2001 to September 11th, 2021 – 20 Years Later

Memo to All:

September 11th 2001… September 11th 2021
20 Years later – No one came out being right. I am probably going to be hated by many for saying this but it needs to be said… Everyone was wrong and no one was right in their acts and justified to enact their actions over the past twenty years. To memorialize September 11th, 2001 as one dark day in humanity’s history book totally minimizes all bad actions by all bad actors going all the way back to The Cold War in the late 1980s into 1990s.

Twenty years later, we see the affects on the entire world. No one can claim justified victory in this game of zero sum absolutes. Humanity lost too much of itself in this geopolitical tempest before September 11th, 2001 and we are still losing ourselves today. This destructive maelstrom goes back to The Cold War Era where the United States and the former Soviet Union treated the region known as The Middle East as movable proxy war chess pieces for their geopolitical chess match.

From the United States and the former Soviet Union during The Cold War conducting geopolitical propoganda warfare using The Middle East as their nation vs nation brinksmanship chess match. This goes all the way back to the late 1980s into 1990s. From wrong doctored misinformation and intelligence where power players on all sides – “patriots” and “terrorists,” used warfare to move their power grab agendas. No one can claim they were righteous in their acts, actions.

Twenty years later after this one horrific event of the Post Cold War Era where The Cold War itself spanned forty years before the last twenty – did either side gain more than they lost? Looking at the sum total of it all – I contend no one won anything and everyone lost too much. Too many families lost too many sons, daughters, fathers, mothers, friends and at least two generations passed dealing with this ‘war on terrorism,’ this ‘war against religous radicalism waged by extremists on both sides,’ this ‘war against western versus eastern influences.’ Insert your own ‘war against…’ byline. Too much death, destruction; too much to lament over lives lost and a world forever changed. To say “I am sorry for everything that happened… ” or “We will never forget…” or “We must not allow this to ever happen again…” just does not seem enough when you exist in a world where people exist in realms of zero sum absolutes. We exist in a world more interested in seeking vengeance than seeking to live righteous. Memo to All: No one won this game of covert intelligence and overt military brinksmanship. No winners and everyone lost.

#September11th #WashingtonDC #Pentagon #NewYorkCity #WorldTradeCenter #Flight93 #Afghanistan #Iraq #Pakistan #UnitedStates #UnitedKingdom #NATO #TheColdWar 

Stop The “Silent Killers” Of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and or Sexual Harassment

Sexual Assault, Sexual Harrassment and Domestic Violence are the criminal cases whereas the victim and or victims are the ones who have to have all the evidence their attacker or attackers committed the crime, subjected them to the abuse. Those attacked have to prove their case is a going to be 200% air tight conviction. Even then, the criminal justice system makes the victim have to do all the hard work just to both validate the attack and ensure justice is served.

Despite the mental, physical, psychological trauma the victim has to endure for the rest of their lives, the attacker and or attackers of the victims seem to always hold on to the “innocent until proven guilty” part of due process. No matter the attacker’s socioeconomic status when it comes to the matter of domestic violence and or sexual assault, very few are found guilty. The burden of proof, quest for justice falls all on the victim to accomplish this task. This is why too many victims do not ever come forward.

It is traumatic enough for someone to experience either domestic violence, sexual assault and or sexual harassment. This trauma hurts worse when “justice for all” only applies for all other criminal matters except for domestic violence, sexual assault and or sexual harassment. Something is really wrong with a society when “talks tough about combatting crime” yet never seems to stop the crimes of inflicting emotional and physical harm to women and men who have to suffer in silence when it comes to these three matters.

In closing, I want to say the following statements on “the silent killers” of domestic violence, sexual assault and or sexual harassment. One, Brother to Brother, Man to Man – we know those who are inflicting this type of behavior, this trauma on those they are victimizing daily. We need to check them and stop it. Two, domestic violence, sexual assault and or sexual harassment are just plain evil and wrong on all levels. To me there is a dysfunctional mental health component in those who commit these acts on other people. Those who are committing these acts need counseling to deprogram this violent mindset, this disgusting behavior. There is nothing good and or nothing to take pride in being the type of person who inflicts this trauma on other people. Finally, I can only hope those who have experienced and still are dealing with domestic violence, sexual assault and or sexual harassment  will get real justice and support for our society. This is a matter for people to have to suffer in silence. Society needs to do better by those being victimized. The criminal justice system needs to do a better job of protecting those victimized by the attacks of domestic violence, sexual assault and or sexual harassment and do all it can to prosecute the offenders so the crimes of domestic violence, sexual assault and or sexual harassment cease to happen in the immediate future.

January 6th 2021 – Domestic Terrorism, Not ‘Patriotism…’

As I and all of us witnessed live and streaming direct into our minds, thousands of citizens met in Washington DC on January 6th, 2021. It is one thing for people to exercise their First Amendment rights to peacefully assemble, express their grievances and protest. Before the day was over – we all witnessed in pure disbelief and outright fear, thousand if people violently enter the US Capitol to begin literally an insurrection, a hostile takeover of the government. This insurrection was set into motion solely because their designated leader did not win the election. No one can dispute this as fact. We all saw it happen before our eyes.

Amazingly now, after this all happened by coordinated effort and expressed execution by their designated leader they want to claim they are not domestic terrorists and they did not commit an overt act of insurrection and deliberate acts of sedition against the US Government. Suddenly after their mentally weaponized zealous intoxicated acts of violence, they want to proclaim they are not domestic terrorists and they did not commit an act of domestic terrorism. Not so fast my friend, not so fast.

So let me get this straight. They knew what they were going to do once they arrived in Washington DC. They planned this efforts for months. They knew as they began their mob like assault on the steps of the US Capitol their goal was to possibly kidnap and/or kill sitting members of Congress plus the Vice President of the United States. But now since they’ve been charged they’re doing suicide or claiming they were justified because their ‘president’ told them to do it? Yet now, as the arrests being to get closer and closer to all involved – they dare to evoke the plausible deniability defense of ‘I was doing what I was asked to do… doing what I thought was the right thing because the man in charge told me to do it…’ Wait – did I miss something? Are we not all held accountable for both our decisions and our actions? Does this only apply to some who have to follow the letter of the law and others who feel the letter of the law does not apply to them since they will not face prosecution for their decisions and or actions no matter what happened as a result.

As much as I want to have compassion and understanding – those who chose this destructive course of action as domestic terrorism – they knew it was wrong when they started down this dark path. Of a truth, in a previous election cycle in the not too distant past – they chastised those of us who legally protested the results of a certain previous election [Gore vs Bush] which did not go in our favor, an election which was fraudulently stolen. Yet we did not storm the US Capitol. We respected the process; we disliked the results and still respected the democratic process. Those who committed this act of domestic terrorism did not share or have compassion, evoke reason and understanding when they destroyed federal property, committed criminal trespass injured and/or caused the death of law enforcement and their collective actions resulted in the loss of innocent life.

They were not up there to talk and or reason with those of opposing views. They went up to Washington DC, entered into the US Capitol seeking to harm and or kill the Vice President of the United States, active members of the US Congress who were all duly and properly elected in the same manner their candidate lost his election. I am sorry what part of insurrection, committing acts of destruction of federal government property, stealing federal government documents and technology and the possible effort to deliberately kidnap sitting members of the US Congress being ‘a real patriot who honors, upholds and justly will defend the Constitution against all threats – foreign and domestic?’ Please do understand the threat of a domestic terrorism against this nation state is the worst form of terrorism. It totally undermines every aspect of how this nation seeks to exist, function and operate as a society of “due process and just laws.” A democracy does not and cannot exist where the enthralled mob can dictate and demand a democratic process be altered to conform to their enraged will. This is not a democracy, it is an authoritarian state.

Since when is kidnapping, political assassination by a mob milita ‘good and noble thing to do for democracy?’ Did I miss some a memo saying this democratic republic with a citizen representative form of government is no longer in effect? Is now the United States a banana state democracy with global nuclear strike capability? Do we only take out and apply the Constitution of the United States and the electoral process when it only favors one side or does it represent the rule of law for all sides to follow? Answering this goes along way in determining how we see ourselves as a nation, how we really want to govern ourselves as a ‘civilized society, a nation state of laws.’

Commiting acts of insurrection acts of sedition against other citizens, acting as a domestic terrorist mob in no way or capacity makes want to sit down and make rationale sense of it all. Forgive me – it is is very hard to elicit feelings of compassion and/or sympathy for anyone who went down this path on January 6th 2021. This was not only an attack on the democratic process, it was a deliberate act of domestic terrorism.

They claim their effort was to support their candidate who lost the election fraudulently. If election fraud occurred, which it did not, the Republican Party would not have gained seats in the US House of Representatives and all current Republican Party members in the US Senate would not have been elected. So if the election was so corrupt and rigged, how did everyone else get elected except the outgoing [now former] administration? Simple answer – the previous administration lost both the Electoral College Vote and the Popular Vote outright. The Electoral College Vote and Electoral College Certification Process along with the popular vote, the “checks and balances system” established by ‘The Founding Fathers’ – worked exactly has it was supposed to do so. This ‘checks and balance system’ was set up to avoid this nation from being ruled by a minority enraged their candidate lost.

Even during the height of the Civil Rights Movement, the assassination of Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Jr, Malcolm X, President John F. Kennedy and his brother Robert Kennedy – we did not storm the US Capitol. The March on Washington in 1963, the Million Man March in 1995, the Black Lives Matter / Justice for All March of 2014, the 20th Anniversary of the Million Man March in 2015, and the Black Lives Matter March of 2020 – ‘We, the People’ did not storm the US Capitol. We did not ever set into motion to commit acts of insurrection, acts of sedition against the US Government. Nor did we seek to harm law enforcement nor seek to kidnap and or possibly kill sitting members of the US Congress. Yet on January 6th, 2021 – they with coordinated action, willful intent and reckless abandon, these domestic terrorists stormed the US Capitol seek to harm, kidnap and or possibly kill sitting members of the US Congress, deliberately damaged federal government property, caused injury and death to members of law enforcement and even caused one of their own to be killed in this process. Forgive me for not having any compassion, empathy and lacking understanding for their cause. They do not have any evidence to support their oppression nor rational basis to justify their criminal behavior.

Acts of insurrection and sedition are federal felony criminal charges. There is nothing nice or easy about committing these federal felony criminal acts. Even the Constitution of the United States outlines acts of insurrection and sedition as acts of treason. They are deliberate, thought out and executed with the intent to cause physical harm and or undermine the entire democratic process. Not to mention the possible loss of life. We need to be extremely mindful and ever vigilant of this fact.

My prayers go out for the family members affected in the aftermath. Why? Because they are the ones who how have to deal with both this loss and left to explain to others why the action of one doesn’t represent them negatively towards society.

It is really hard for me to grasp on, hold on, willing to work for the espoused four tenants of democracy, equality, liberty, justice – seeking to work within this system. We have been working within and for the progressive development of this democratic system since Crispus Attucks took the first bullet in the War of Independence as a runaway slave up to present day. Only calls for us to stand up against oppression, tyranny were for us to be viewed as human beings, respected as equal citizens in this society and no longer work as an enslaved workforce since 1619. Yet others can continually change and subvert the system to fit their needs without any reciprocity, prosecution since 1619.

I say again to this nation – had “We, the People” did not storm the US Capitol during the turmoil and unrest of the Civil Rights Movement. We did not storm the US Capitol after the assassinations of Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Malcom X. We did not rise up, take up arms against the government sanctioned CONTELPRO efforts to deliberately disrupt and dismantle our Civil Rights organizations and the Black Panther Party during the entire Civil Rights Movement [despite your false claims that all were ‘domestic terrorist organizations and a grave threat to democracy’]. Eventhough all our organizations have only sought equality, justice under the law – we never sought to forcibly apprehend sitting members of the US Congress, destroy federal government property. Even today, in the midst of the ongoing quest for justice in the Black Lives Matter Movement if we did such acts of insurrection and sedition which occurred on January 6th, 2021 – we would be labeled domestic terrorists, tracked down and immediately arrested.

I do apologize for the length of my thoughts. It is time for justice and for all citizens to rediscover rationale behavior. Demand and work to ensure people use reasonable thought, equal justice and real progressive leadership committed towards fixing the real issues impacting this nation state. I demand this nation to bring back rational thought, real leadership, sound public policy and compassionate forward thinking democracy back. Did not the actions seen play out on January 6th, 2021 – show you America, enough is enough?! Enough is enough. Be better, work for better and live better.

Practical Not Political – Election 2020

Practical Not Political
Election 2020
…This Election is not just about the President and Vice President

  • 35 US Senate Seats [11 Democrats, 6 Republicans – Battleground States: AL, AZ, CO, GA(2), IA, KS, KY, ME, MI, MN, MT, NH, NC, SC, TX]
  • 435 US House of Representatives Seats [41Seats – 20 Democratic / 20 Republican / 1 Libertarian; Battleground States: AZ, AR, CA(2), FL, GA(2), IL, IA(3), ME, MI(3), MN(2), MO, NE, NJ(3), NM, NY(3), OH, OK, PA(2), SC, TX(5), UT, VA(3)
  • 11 State Governors; 2 US Terrorities [4 Democrat, 7 Republican (2 US Terrorities – American Samoa(Democrat), Puerto Rico (Independent Party – Open Seat)
  • 10 State Attorney Generals [IN, MS, MO, NC, OR, PA, UT, VT, WA, WV]

Election2020 #ElectionDay #PracticalnotPolitical

Practical Not Political: Election 2020 – Key Battleground States

So the 2020 Election has arrived. Now this pivotal decisive election both in terms of cultural mindset and public policy direction, comes to a critical point. Many will look at only polling data for insight has to what states will determine the course of this election. The “Path to 270” has always been a complex […]

Practical Not Political: Election 2020 – Key Battleground States

Practical Not Political: Election 2020 – Key Battleground States

So the 2020 Election has arrived. Now this pivotal decisive election both in terms of cultural mindset and public policy direction, comes to a critical point. Many will look at only polling data for insight has to what states will determine the course of this election.

The “Path to 270” has always been a complex road for the voting public to understand. This year will be no different. This election however will not come down to one or two battleground states. This election will be decided by fifteen battleground states across this Republic. Fifteen states and their electoral college votes will determine the outcome of this election.

The fifteen states and their electoral college votes are as follows: Maine [3], New Hampshire [4], Pennsylvania [20], Ohio [18], North Carolina [15], Georgia [16], Florida [29], Texas [36], Arizona [11], Nevada [6], Minnesota [10], Wisconsin [10], Michigan [16], Colorado [9], Nebraska [5]. Each state represents not only an aspect of this nation state, each state represents a cross section of this Republic with considerable influence on the direction of this nation state going forward for the next ten years. Each state listed in as a battleground state has the capability to influence at least two states around their location and or region based on domestic policy agenda and population growth for the next ten years. The next ten years will be based solely on the population information obtained from the 2020 Census. The states of particular interest in the Northeast, South and Southwest will all go a long way in determining the domestic economic and socioeconomic agenda for any administration.

While I do not have any insight as to whom which state will vote for a given candidate for the upcoming election – I do know, recognize this one fact. This nation state has a long road ahead to addressing the domestic economic issues plaguing those fifteen battleground states and their issues of social justice issues are acknowledged. The real challenge comes from developing a strong socioeconomic and social justice agenda which will ensure those specific states will be able to and allowed to address their concerns for the next ten years. This effort must include an inclusive, progressive agenda which will ensure the successful development and growth of those fifteen states to then spread outward towards the neighboring states surrounding their location. Each of the fifteen battleground states represent the future of this nation state in terms of its domestic policy agenda. My only hope is that those fifteen states move in direction which is both progressive in terms of the consent of the governed and we, the governed, do all we can to ensure the success of this government and this democracy.

It is abundantly clear this nation state in its current state, lacks the ethical and moral leadership resolve to fix this entire nation state. We, the citizens of this nation state, must commit our voices and votes to be heard in this current election. We must commit our voices, our commitment to the cause of repairing and fixing this nation state.

Seething Rage… No Justice, No Peace

[Seething Rage…]
190 Days Ago… So three police officers execute a no knock warrant on the wrong address for someone already arrested hours prior. They enter into said property; begin shooting at the first person they see, a person who might I add was woken up from sleep by those entering into the wrong address, seeking to serve a warrant for someone who was already arrested hours earlier at a different address.

The three police officers fired ten shots into the apartment, striking the person who lived there six times. The other four bullets went into another apartment, missing the three occupants inside that apartment. No one was hurt in the other apartment by those wrongly fired stray bullets which pierced into their apartment, shot by the police officers who entered into the wrong address, to serve a warrant for someone already in custody hours earlier. The person they wrongly killed dies in their own apartment, the officers render no first aid for the person they wrongly shot. The shooters as they are leaving, call for paramedics 20 minutes later for the person they killed.

Out of the three officers involved, only one is charged with shooting into the other apartment. None of the officers were charged in the death of the person they killed eventhough the ballistic report proved the person killed in the apartment was shot by one of the three police officer’s weapons.

Seething rage for no indictment of any of the officers who killed Breonna Taylor. They indicted one of the three for shooting into another person’s apartment – not for killing an unarmed citizen in that person’s apartment for serving a warrant on the wrong apartment for someone who was already in police custody. If myself and two other people bust into another person’s home and we shoot them dead in their home – we would be charged with no less than manslaughter and at worst, second degree murder! Why they are not being indicted and charged with either manslaughter and or second degree murder is beyond my comprehension, understanding! Breonna Taylor’s death is a tragedy and she deserves justice!

BreonnaTaylor #LouisvilleKentucky #LouisvillePoliceDepartment #BlackFistRaised #BlackLivesMatter #NoJusticeNoPeace

Black Lives Matter, Part One

Memo to ‘america:’

Do not ask me, my community to adhere to straight lines of democracy, decency, measured discourse meanwhile you are allowed to roam society freely like an armed minutemen paramilitary force seeking to be crooked deputized overseers over a society where the letter of the law is bent to ensure equality, liberty, justice for all is never achieved. Do not ever question our patriotism. We have believed, fought and still fight for the betterment of this nation state since 1619 without hesitation, reservation, question of the outcome, never concerned about our own destiny or demise.

We were the first to spill our blood at the Boston Massacre for a demand for equality, justice, end of oppression, tyranny when you viewed us as less than human and property under your suppressive, oppressive rule of state sanctioned slavery. Even from 1685, you have so marginalized our existence and our rights to be considered an equal and just member of this nation state to the point where you dare question our patriotism just because we do not believe and think as you believe and think.

Hate to break this to you – we have only sought to hold this nation state accountable for ensuring all persons within the confines of this nation state are equally respected and legally protected under the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States since you forcibly brought us to these already inhabited shores to be the enslaved workforce of this nation state proclaiming equality, liberty and justice for all. Until we have that, we will not stop protesting, we will not stop demanding justice and we will if need be required fight you to the death to ensure this nation state provides what those two documents said they would do for all persons living in this nation state.

In truth you did not build this nation state. You only took by force, trickery and deception lands already occupied by an already existing population, drove them off their lands they roamed free and then made us do the hard work to build this nation state. Meanwhile you sat back and raked in over 275 years of both free labor and the right to build up institutions which only served you and your needs. We will not rest, waiver nor yield until equality resides, institutions of systemic racism falls and justice prevails.

So let it be written, So let it be done…

#BlackFistRaised #BlackLivesMatter #ProtesttoPolicy #RiottoReform #NoJusticeNoPeace

Memo to ‘america’… Your Hypocrisy Is Showing

Memo to ‘america:’

Your double standard hypocrisy is really showing. Amazing how you are now skillfully seeking to change the narrative, purpose for the protesting. Same deny, deny, delay tactics used during the Civil Rights Movement. Suddenly it is ‘un-american’ to speak about discrimination. It is wrong to speak on the matters of historical systemic racism, the need to end rampant abuse of power by those tasked with the duty to protect and serve – not issue summary judgments executioners using ‘qualified immunity’ as their shield to allow their sword to still kill citizens without consequence.

To hear you tell it – everything here is just fine, nothing wrong, nothing to see here. Cue the double speak distractive tirades on soapbox venting sessions known as ‘news talk radio.’ Let the misdirection mirage begin to avoid fixing the systemic racism, discrimination. It is really fascinating how you ‘america’ can pick who are the good patriots and who are the bad protestors. Funny thing about that ability to pick and choose who are the patriots and who are the protestors – we are using your own historical playbook against you to make our case and you do not even know it.

Applying your current day expressed mindset of your current leadership to historical events precedents – those who spoke out against injustice, those tasked with protecting the community were actually abusing their power resulting in both serious injury and in most cases the death of colonists disproportionately at the hands of the British military. Nevermind that abuse of power. It would have been wrong for you to stand up against such oppression. Yet those soldiers who hurt and or killed the colonists would never face trial nor receive punishment because the British military would have ‘qualified immunity’ – a rule of law exempting them from being prosecuted for criminal behavior against the colonists and misconduct in the performance of their duties. Those speaking out againsy ‘taxation without representation,’ tyrannical rule would be viewed as those ‘seeking to destroy the current way of life, destroy our society.’ Those who you then called ‘patriots’ then would be viewed as ‘armed rioters, violent protesters.’ The ‘protestors should not be allowed to tear down statutes of those symbolizing their oppressors.’ To take down the symbols recognizing British rule over this colonial state would be akin to removing the historical heritage of British rule over The Thirteen Colonies.

With this double standard thinking, the colonists should never have fought for their own independence. I mean everything was so great under the indirect rule by the British monarchy. A monarchy who had a representative government who gave The Thirteen Colonies no seat in neither the House of Commons or the House of Lords despite the fact The Thirteen Colonies literally helped Great Britain get itself out of debt and keep funding its war efforts against France, their hated rival who successfully began their own colonized state now known as Canada today. Since everything was so great under Great Britain – there was no need to speak out against the tyranny, taxation without representation, injustice and being forced to live under discriminatory, unjust leadership.

The colonists, The Thirteen Colonies should have just let the British military do whatever they wanted to colonists as people, their property and constructed communities. You know since only ‘All Lives Matter,’ Great Britain was treating the colonists so good and life was so wonderful under British rule. No need for the uprising which lead to the Boston Massacre. Absolutely no cause for the Boston Tea Party.

The French – Indian War, the Declaration of Independence, War of Independence, the War of 1812 never would have happened under this utopian state of colonial rule. No need for the Articles of the Confederation. No need for the Great Compromise, the Constitution of the United States. The Louisiana Purchase and Western Expansion all would have taken place under British rule. With this in mind, since everybody was so happy being under British control – the British monarchy should have been allowed to be greatest colonial power from 1600s into 1900s. This nation state now known as ‘United States of America’ would probably be known as ‘King George III Terrorities.’

Practical Not Political – “Blueprints of Justice and the Sledgehammer of Reform”

“Progress is a nice word. But change is its motivator. And change has its enemies.” – Robert Kennedy

Everyone loves revolution. Everyone wants to be a part of the revolution. Being a part of the initial frenzy call for revolution is an intoxicating mental narcotic. The demanding calls for change, revolution resonate, impact a society like a rock hurled into lake. Its impact creates rippling waves which ultimately come back to the same shores where the rock originated. Revolution is rock, reformation is the wave which comes back to shore coming in contact with us demanding either we move or toss another rock. Either way, the call for change will be answered.

Now you see the call for a new revolution. This revolutionary call demands the response of true justice, real reform. You can remove monuments, statutes of a society’s heritage idolizing historical heritage and legacies. This removal of monuments does not change corrupt mindsets who have benefited from the creation of, the continual existence of corrupt racism and ongoing institutional systemic socioecomomic oppression which created this nation state 401 years ago. This is not a war of man versus man. This is warfare of just principles versus unjust principalities. The foundation of this nation state was wrongly forged. So now we have to begin the task of exposing the faulty foundation, deconstructing and the hard task of removing the evil to repair the unjust structure of this nation state. Now we begin the hard task of reconstructing the unjust structure with the blueprints of justice and the sledgehammer of reform while keeping this civilization both civil and intact.

The real challenge is not the effort of reform. The real challenge exist in the resistance against reform. Like I said earlier, everyone loves the revolution. They love the revolution until the work for reformation demands their commitment to answer the call for true justice, real reconciliation for the systemic injustice which has been and still currently is being imposed on those oppressed. Everyone wants the beautiful completed work of building this society. They want to admire the completed work yet they do not want to deal with the sweat equity of justice, reformation. Suddenly this revolution begins to bother their comfort zone of detached existence.

Amazing how everyone wants the revolution until they realize this revolution means whole scale reformation and reconstruction of the way this society deals with, interacts with each other. This reformation and reconstruction must the full scale renovation of both the society and its institutions ways of interacting with each other. This revolution and reformation will force each of us to look at the blueprints of justice and work to build this society with a better constructed framework of public policy engagement. This is where the hard sledgehammer of reform begins its difficult task. This sledgehammer of reform not only will strike down walls of injustice, it will hit against the resistance of changing mindsets and policies. For many this change will be a taxing one to accept as a new reality. This new reality will bring to light, reveal the hearts and minds of people. As we work to rebuild, renovate this society in the midst of this revolution – we have to be prepared for the real resistance against this reformation and need to change this society. For many, this revolution and reformation will result in the loss of their control over institutions which keep them in a position of authority, power. Their resistance to this positive revolution and reformation speaks to their resistance to change and evolve into a better society. Despite their objections to keep injustice alive, we must keep working for reform. We must stop injustice to continue exist in a state where a corrupt socioeconomic system oppreses and suppress others. We must defeat institutionalized racism and its efforts to maintain its control over others. We will no longer tolerate nor allow this incorrect public policy power structure to continue to its existence. This revolution will prevail. This reform will succeed.