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Response to Joe Chi Minh (Reply #5)

Fri May 8, 2015, 09:17 AM

6. That's the precise essence of it, to help heal many people in pain and desperate

conditions with little relief in sight. And to show the world that there is concern for the residents and the great city of Balto., once one of America's thriving industrial seaports and major urban centers since the early nation. Prince also held a surprise event in Minnesota, his home state, and Detroit in the last year, which he considers his second home.

Thirty years of de-industrialization via globalization, sending our factories overseas, an unemployment rate 50% in some areas of Balto., failed drug policy, crime and poverty. The joblessness, income inequality and newer extreme drug laws enable the incarceration of non violent offenders and warehousing the mentally ill for profit, in privatized prison workhouses, some with mandates of 90% occupancy.

It's an American nightmare and shame. This private prison system, slavery by another name movement has been active for 20 years and is much more entrenched than I realized. Shades of post Civil War peonage in the South and West, and in the Victorian and Edwardian Era with workhouses out of Dickens and like Charlie Chaplin experienced as a boy in London.

What's it going to take to begin to turn around the decay and blight, also in semi rural areas I don't know. But I do know that many of our legislators are just fine with how things are doing now and for the last couple of decades. On that doom note and rant, I hope you have a fine Spring Day today!

-Appa

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