Friday, November 7, 2014


Commentary on this Email that I received from Color of  My Perspective:  I saw some scolding done on Facebook directed at people who didn’t vote, in which according to statistical data were mostly blacks and Hispanics.  I wrote a commentary about why I think many didn’t vote.  Think about it people and awaken while you are passing sentence and judgment, something we are excellent at in America, on people who didn’t vote.  I voted and I give my reason for voting which I explained in the commentary which I will include in this blog post, but it is not for the reason that you may think.  When I received this email, every reason I gave as to people, particularly minorities who basically didn’t vote probably thought and the bottom line is:  NOBODY BELIEVES THEIR VOTE COUNTS and this email proves their point.  Why do we need an organization that is asking citizens to give them more money to “make” lawmakers enforce laws that voters pass.  I voted for prop 47 because it is a waste of taxpayer’s hard earned money to spend and keep prisons in “big business” for those who are already rich, while our educational system suffers and our kids are getting one of the worst educations in most of the civilized nations.  Most students come out of high school and don’t even know what a FICA score is; they don’t know how to create a resume to get a job, fill out an application to get a job;  they don’t know how to interview to get a job; they don’t know how to create a budget, let alone balance a budget, most importantly, they don’t know how to READ, or do simple mathematics and many can’t write or spell.  Guess what people, many of these children are inner city and poor rural children who aren’t getting it at home either, because their parents are also stuck in the conditioning and brainwashing of our America, bamboozled by our government and the powers that be to keep the wars going on everything (drugs, obesity, crime, cancer, etc.) and all of these things have gotten worse since the 19th Century and continue to escalate, except what wars should be on, EDUCATION and SELF-EMPOWERNMENT.  Didn’t you see how the middle class has almost disappeared right before your face.  I was born in the 20th century in the early 50s, so I am not speaking from theory, but from what I have witnessed and it hasn’t mattered who was president and it hasn’t mattered since the 1st president; that would be George Washington because our country was founded on false pretense and hypocrisy because until all men are free, no man is free and we will continue to self-destruct in chaos, while continuing to devour each other.

Here is my commentary as to why I think minorities didn’t vote and this is merely my perspective only.   Perhaps they feel they have nothing to vote for, except to go within themselves and vote to be the best they can be by investing in themselves and just a thought:  Perhaps if the whole nation just sat out 2016 and allow the politicians to continue to warm their seats and while we the masses continue to invest in ourselves connecting in love and masterminding to quietly restructure the country by becoming true to ourselves and gain true freedom and only trade with entrepreneurs who genuinely have our country's best interest at heart, which are mostly the small businesses struggling to survive while we invest in big corporations that have more money than they know what to do with.  How many yachts, houses, planes, cars, can one park a butt in for any given time? They give away enough clothes to Goodwill, Salvation Armies and other used outlets so that you never have to buy new clothes, appliances, cars, etc.  Just start recycling everything and take your clothes to the cleaners (small neighborhood business) your school your children, some will get a better education and you save on clothes, gas, food and they  can eat healthier.  Change your eating habits and lifestyles to get healthier and stop making Big Pharma (Pharmaceuticals) richer because we are obese, suffer from heart disease, high blood pressure, drug, alcohol, and nicotine addiction, diabetes, overspending on things we don’t need, etc.; you get the picture) . Stop wasting your hard earned money on entities that use you to get richer, while you struggle to just survive and that includes the religious institutions. Just think about it; why are so many Christians struggling right along with everybody else while they give their hard earned money to these institutions because they are made to feel guilty. God is in you just like he is in your clergy, so why are you poor and the clergy isn't?  Shouldn't you be as successful as your leader or mastermind if you are truly connecting?  And how long does it take for you to hear the same thing over and over and you are still at a standstill with little to no progress? How are you living vs. how are they living?  Do you question anything or just continue to be conditioned to be what someone else tells you, you should be or will you be what you were born to be and use your own GPS (God Power System) coupled with your own DNA (Divine Natural Ability)  that you were born with. God did not make anyone greater than YOU and when you recognize how great you are and use the fruit of the spirit (love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and self-control)  to catapult you to your highest calling; you can live in joy, peace, happiness, and prosperity which is why the universe is so big. There is enough to go around, but the GREED gets in the way and many just throw their hands up and give up. Never, ever give up on your dream.  Just a brief story, Born a poor black girl circa early 1950’s in the South, I could have given up  - single parent home, welfare, etc., but none of that deterred my dreams, thus I am where I am today, retired from one career at 55, just as I planned at 22 and living and doing more than I envisioned.  As long as I breathe and can move with grace and greatness, I will never retire. Life is a beautiful journey, errors and omissions and everything else. So start your "Brain Power" today, shift some gears and GO!  Never allow an election to deter or defer your dreams. These people are just "seat warmers" getting richer at the people's expense and we the masses are allowing it because instead of looking internally, we continue to look externally. And just think about it, America was founded on false pretense starting with the 1st president, because until all men are free, no man is free. Laws on top of existing laws that nobody reads or enforce is part of the massive problem. Politics is like religion, in practice for years with worse results - I think that is the problem, we have practiced too long.  When is rehearsal over and when can we sing a solid song of praise with less flaws?  Your Power Lies Within You - Let It Loose! By the way, I voted because too many died for a right we should have had from the founding of this country which is part of the false pretense and hypocrisy. 

Voters overwhelmingly approved Prop 47 and positioned California as a nationwide leader in sentencing reform!

Help us make sure these powerful reforms are fully realized during the implementation process:

Dear Louise,
Congratulations! On a tough election day, you and millions of other Californians did something incredible. Voters overwhelmingly approved the Prop 47 ballot initiative and gave Black Californians a fighting chance to interrupt the vicious cycle of addiction and mental-health related incarceration. Voters have changed the course of decades of misguided, incarceration-only policies, which have destabilized Black families and drained valuable resources from Black and brown communities.
But there’s one big problem: many of the same lawmakers who have lacked the political courage to end the state's four-decade long mass incarceration crisis are now responsible for implementing the reforms and allocating Prop 47 resources. While we celebrate this incredible victory, we must continue to organize or else lawmakers could dismantle our historic reforms during the implementation process and upcoming budget negotiations. We've worked too long and too hard to let that happen.
Currently, California spends $62,396 per prisoner annually, while only spending $9,200 per student. The state has built 22 new prisons in the past 30 years, and only one public university.2 Now that voters have approved Prop 47 and reformed the broken sentencing laws, fewer people will be sent to prison, meaning that the state will have no reason to continue its prison building addiction. By pushing the state toward alternatives to mass incarceration there may come a day when the state builds 22 new schools, instead of 22 new prisons. But that's a long way off and we’ll need your support to get there.
With Prop 47, the possibilities in front of us are endless. Now that the state is no longer focused on overcharging and filling costly and dangerous prisons with low-level non-violent Black and brown folks, finite state resources can be spent where they’re most needed: to fully fund education and interrupt the vicious cycle of recidivism.
Thank you for showing up to the polls this past Tuesday and taking reform into your own hands! Now this hard work and sustained organizing must continue. Prop 47 reforms and resources will be rolled out over the course of the next 5 years,3 and we’ll need lots of support from members like you to sustain this powerful movement and to push back against lawmakers who seek to defy the will of voters by working to restore the state’s failed mass incarceration agenda.
Thanks and peace,
— Matt, Rashad, Arisha, Jamar and the rest of the team
November 7th, 2014
1. "Prop. 47 puts state at center of a national push for sentencing reform," The L.A. Times, 11-01-2014
2. "Can California’s Prop 47 counter the problem of overcrowded prisons?," Al Jazeera America, 10-30-2014
3. "California Just Became the First State to Defelonize Drug Use," Vice, 11-05-2014


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