The Great Exploitation Proliferation Chapter 19
I watched the documentary today “When I Came Home” about the modern day veterans coming home from Iraq homeless. Most of these soldiers have been diagnosed with PTS Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. PTSD is common with veterans, but the V.A. hospitals medicate them… the streets eventually medicate them when there are no resources available. It’s no mystery that V.A. hospitals are in the pockets of political representatives who are in bed with pharmaceutical companies. Check the resources one thing that any vet can get in abundance is medication. Once these vets become addicted to drugs then they go from shelter to shelter and are not taken care of by the country they fought for.
The history of the poor has a consistent theme. I’m learning that regardless of rank and advancement in the US military service. The economic system of America is designed to keep in an economic grid according to family, network or bloodline just like the Greeks.
Aristocratic always dramatic pee-on making people pissed and with the shift of sash wag at the gifted. Rags to riches…you say, not without selling your soul and when you think you’re more than your average Negro, I’ll bring you down real low.--Water Blakmon
I looked at the documentary and I marveled that after a few months back in America one of the men being interviewed who happened to be African America decided to go back to Iraq. The social worker had to stop him and advise him otherwise, but he would rather go back to war then to deal with the American system. He didn’t ask for luxuries that you see on MTV Cribs. Food shelter and clothing were the bare necessities the man asked the government he fought for in Iraq. The government gave him nothing but medication. Speaking of history, I’m reminded of a story that Jesus of Nazareth told according the record of the Gospels.
About the rich man that would not give to a man who had begged for the crumbs that fell from the rich man’s table. The dogs showed him more compassion and licked his sores. Jesus continues… they both died and the rich man lifted up his eyes and in hell and saw Lazarus in Abraham’s bosom being comforted. The rich man begged Abraham to have the man come dip his finger in water so that he could cool his tongue. Abraham refused. Then the man begged that he send Lazarus to his brethren to warn them of his place of torment. Abraham refused and said that they had Moses and the other prophets.
I suppose the rich man had been used to the poor man serving him. The indication that Lazarus was poor because his boss was greedy is in the statement, “the dogs came and licked his sores” I say that Lazarus worked very hard and he more than likely worked around the rich man’s table. Of course, anyone that knows rich people knows that they don’t work. They get people to work for them. I say that because a part of his torment was to see Lazarus in comforts and another part was to see him no longer serve him. I believe that in today’s time it would be a living hell to have those who have great wealth and political power to have the poor no longer serve their purpose. Working poor people make rich people rich. The system is designed to have the have and have not’s. Therefore no real democracy is established in America. However the promise of democracy is the motivating force for the educated poor and middle class workers to achieve at meager standards. While advancement is encouraged, applauded and rewarded, the rich simply manage the production, retirement and death of its servants (employees).
Gauging the life and worth of each individual and simultaneously accounting for every dollar that will be made for spending, investment and heritage. Jesus even said the poor you will have always. There are those who are poor due to laziness and lack of wisdom. There are those who are poor due to bad education and injustice on account of the powers that be. It’s sad that as Vietnam veterans have been treated so are the troops of Iraq. We don’t have to accept that people who work and fight for this country come and go without respect and honor. The powers of protest are still effective. History is in favor of the people who voice their concerns and never for those who are lead like sheep to the slaughter.Chapter 20 will complete the history portion of the Great Exploitation Proliferation. Chapter 21 will be an incredible surprise!
Causes Doug Brooks Supports
Freedom Writer's Foundation, NAACP, Freedom of religion