Equality For A Dream

If Americans would admit that they have no choice but to be successfully socialized or considered deviant; and gave into social control allowing the government to control society publicly, we could lower, if not eliminate, social deviance. If we forfeit our right to privacy, we gain privileges/rights to believe in what we choose to believe and act as we wish to act. 

“Civilian Insurance” would allow the government to supply each “covered American” with a tracking device that dictates your whereabouts 24/7.

• Home and vehicle surveillance and digital video recording of eye contact.

• Require monthly urine deposits.

• The insurance will pay a monthly stipend for obtaining criminal insurance.

By proving the innocence of all crimes and forfeiting the right to privacy, citizens would earn fundamental human rights to think, feel, preach, learn, and love what and whomever they want. Eventually, they may legalize drug use in the privacy of one’s own home, with severe stipulations as to children and behavior; {privacy becomes unnecessary if one feels there will not be repercussions for one’s non-criminal actions or that information obtained will not be used to impact one’s life negatively.} 

Only specific criminal actions should face punitive measures, thus granting ultimate freedom to those who sacrifice the freedom of “privacy.” Criminal insurance would make all actions public to only the highest government officials, thus eliminating any negative connotation associated with whatever legal behavior one may choose that may be deviant by societal standards.

Also, if sentenced to life in prison or more than 50 consecutive years, the death penalty will suffice; if an offender of a violent crime, with no remorse, or a chance for changed behavior, i.e., rehabilitation, the death penalty is the only feasible option. We can start shaving the deficit by saving money and not feeding criminals who have no chance of ever being reintegrated into society.

Educators need to be better educated, and their education should be free; that way, more people who want to do the job, can do it. Also, “deviants” are characterized and recognized by these five traits: trouble, toughness, smartness, the need for thrills, and belief in fate. If teachers observed students closer and scrutinized these traits early on, behavior specialists could focus their attention on them. Helping individuals with specific characteristics redirect and distribute their energy towards something positive.

If America gave in to society’s need to control people’s beliefs and actions [social control], to earn freedoms {that should already be had} as privileges, we would be able to decrease and potentially overcome poverty, which would lead to an end to inequality, thus fixing all the social issues.

That is the American Dream!

Sleeping on the city streets

Sleeping on the city streets

Is it by Mistake or Design?

It ain’t no disgrace to be poor, but it might as well be.’ -Kin Hubbard (American Humorist)

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America is the wealthiest nation on Earth, but its people are mainly poor. Our Nation conditions its citizens to detest the lower class.

It is, in fact, a crime for an American to be poor, even though America is a nation of poor. Every other nation has folk traditions and tales of poor but sagacious and virtuous men; these men are more estimable than anyone with power and gold. No such tales are told by the American poor, and they mock themselves and glorify their betters. The meanest eating or drinking establishment, owned by a man who is himself poor, is very likely to have a sign on its wall asking this cruel question: “if you’re so smart, why ain’t you rich?” There will also be an American flag no larger than a child’s hand – glued to a lollipop stick and flying from the cash register.

Americans, like human beings everywhere, believe many untrue things. Their most destructive untruth is that it is simple for any American to make money and succeed. Few Americans acknowledge how hard money is to come by, and, therefore, those who have no money blame and judge only themselves. This inward blame and humiliation have been a treasure for the rich and powerful, who have had to do less for the poor, publicly and privately, than any other ruling class since, say, Napoleonic times. Many novelties have come from America. The most startling of these, a thing without precedent, is a mass of undignified poor. “They do not love one another because they do not love themselves.” — Kurt Vonnegut (Slaughterhouse-Five)

Only 4% of people born into lower and middle-class families will ever make it to the upper class? Doesn’t that put a damper on “The American Dream?” America built the structure of society upon the platform of inequality, and this is by design. In eliminating inequality, the structure would collapse, and it will take a miracle or a revolution to change.

(Inequality creates{poverty) creates[inequality} creates (health issues] creates{poverty) creates [deviance} creates (crime] creates {inequality) creates poverty.}

Attempting to find the correlation to and between each social issue sends thoughts on a roundabout loop whirl of a ride, but the one issue that remains constant is inequality. Together we just performed, root-cause-analysis, perhaps now, we can find a solution.