Thursday, November 30, 2017

Women Revolutionary Movement in America

America has been the soil for profound civil and human rights movements. Our country has experienced the liberation of Black Americans from slavery as well as the end of the genocide of Native Americans . America has been the gateway  and intersection for a variety of  human rights movements including elevating the status and rights of the LGBBTQ community to those who champion  the rights of people with disabilities and other challenges in our nation.

Woman of America are now engaged in a revolution to end the contempt for their dignity, gender and safety. Sexual harassment and all of its derivatives are being confronted  there are  no safe harbors nor tolerance of any manifestation of harassment and related  behavior and attitudes towards Woman in America.

This revolution anchored by the Woman of America has no limits or boundaries.  Woman in our country whether they are in their homes or in the public square and marketplace should never have to confront the perils of sexual harassment in our country.

For Woman in this revolution there is no place, space or situation that is immune from respecting and safeguarding the dignity of Woman . America is now compelled to accept and acknowledge Woman have a universal and inalienable right for a Woman to be respected and safe. Woman have a right to not be subject to contempt and disrespect for their gender anywhere in the world.

Woman have declared to America there is now a zero tolerance mandate.  No one regardless of status and stature including celebrities, politicians, peers and family members will be given a license or immunity to engage in the sexual harassment and contempt for Woman in America.

When the moment calls for a Constitutional Amendment that codifies and elevates Womanhood in America and legalizes the dignity and of Womanhood in America. I will be there for the Woman of America.


Monday, August 14, 2017

Allies No More- The ACLU Betrayal

So this is America circa 2017. America’s Black community must confront yet another period in our country where Black Americans are under siege, peril and in mortal fear for our lives. In the past we could often rely on a number of civil rights organizations and other groups to assist and protect us from the perils of being a targeted collective in our nation. This of course has historical significance for Black Americans in our country where our laws codified and sanction slavery, segregation and a vast array of racist and bigoted practices and behaviors.

We are now in the early waves of a reactionary era in racial relations in America. The landscape has changed significantly for the worst.  One of those groups in the past which was in the legal vanguard of protecting the rights and liberties of minorities under the constitution was the ACLU.  The ACLU was often the lead in the vanguard of legal pursuits and appeals in our courts to protect the First Amendment Rights of those disenfranchised and under attack by reactionary interests in our country.

The ACLU campaigned on this mission and they became  beneficiaries of respect, admiration and money for being one of  our nation’s premiere iconic civil rights  organization.For many the iconic stature of the ACLU was beyond approach and challenge. It was tough navigation when the criticisms of the ACLU came from Black progressives. The ACLU from the optics of many in that vanguard  have  now become as arrogant and patronizing as any bigoted collective lecturing to Black Americans on what is important and significant. The objectives and mandates of the ACLU of late do not intersect with Black Americans from the ACLU positions of affinity schools which are designed for only Black males only to metal detectors and the police  in urban schools which protected the lives of vulnerable students but pose a problem for the ACLU idealists and  censors.

The ACLU is under no obligation to Black America yet this reality will not end their fund raising efforts of course in Black America. It is also true that Black America’s reliance on ACLU was not always a productive and progressive posture or union. The ACLU is dedicated to defending and promoting the principles as constructed in the Bill of Rights. Black Americans of course had no part or in the construction of any rights for Black Americans in the US Constitution. We should remind ACLU of this historical reality when they lecture to us about the Bill of Rights. We have more paramount themes in America than the objectives of the ACLU when they intersect on matters of race and law in our country.

The ACLU theories and posturing about liberty will place Black Americans in peril and get many of us killed. This was recently the case in Charlottesville where the ACLU supported the Alt-Right and Nazi’s petition to march onto the grounds of UV with torches and vomit hate speech all under the endorsement of the ACLU. The ACLU sought no insight from those on the ground and at risk when the ACLU carried out this mandate on behalf of these racist interests as part of its mission.

The objectives of the ACLU in these situations place Black American and others in peril and as such Black Americans should be aware that in such situations the ACLU is not our ally but an adversarial force that is not there for us. When the ACLU is willing to put Black Americans at risk and in peril to promote their principles on the souls and welfare of Black Americans is where the ACLU becomes our adversary.

A strident devotion to abstract principles of liberty, freedom and free speech will not stop a bullet. In the real world miles away from courtrooms, reality dictates and dominates the narrative.

Just because one can do something does not mean one should do something. The ACLU should have the courage to acknowledge this reality in this new racial era of America.


Saturday, July 15, 2017

U Matter

You are such a presence the space you occupy glows with and flows with the all that is and of you. Life is alive in your being .
U matter

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

New Era Blueprint for Management of Crime in America

Our nation must begin to revisit our approach towards defining crime. This new vision on the nature of crime and all of its ramifications must include a new template  on  how to manage and administrate the delivery of crime services from themes of protect and serve to protocols for a new model on policing from staffing to incentives to prevent crime as well as policies that enhance  'due process' concerns  when the police policies are not in synch with the community .

The staff of Plane Ideas has created the following themes which should be a foundation of The New Era of Policing in America

1. Staffing Police Departments with former criminals as police officers. Inserting a social and mental health case worker in police cars on all police calls and patrols.

2. Offering financial incentives for residents to maintain safe venues. Paying a stipend to certain ex-felons to not engage in crime. Providing reduced tax rates and tax deductions for crime free venues.

3. Creating a user friendly 'informant' protocols which assist the police in prevention, safety and security objectives. Creation of  Neighborhood  Public Safe Harbors staffed with conflict resolution professionals.

4. Providing the community with  smart phone apps, links, websites on crime data, research and resources.

5.Advocating for early release of non violent criminals and cleansing of  all criminal records of non-violent juveniles under the jurisdiction of municipal courts

6. Constructing interactive police misconduct commissions with community and police participation with the authority to assign  independent counsel/lawyers/retired judges not affiliated with the government to conduct/investigate/prosecute / administrate tribunals/hearings on the deaths of unarmed citizens by police officers in their exercise of lethal force while 'under the color of the law'.

7.Support for Ban the Box Movement

8.Creation of Arrest Free Zones for Designated Social Behavior

9.Urban Gun and Weapon Disarmament with Gun Buyback programs and tax deductions for those surrendering guns to the police.

10. Crime  and Justice related curriculum in Middle School and High School including on site visits to jails, prisons and morgues

11. Uniform Collective Bargaining Agreements which incorporate incentives that reward the police for reporting 'bad cops' to data collection of complaints, lawsuits, indemnity provisions against police officers, managers, union officials for any settlement and awards against the city or conduct which creates civil liability and damages against their employers .

12. Police Disarmament in selected venues where the police are not permitted to carry their firearms

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Deconstruction of the Empire

So here we are in America circa 2017 in the Trump Regime of political illegitimacy. For many Americans it is an opportunity to return the nation to a myth of greatness for others it is the emergence of an America that retreats to the marginalization of people of color, woman and the our nation's civility.

Many Americans will tragically  surrender to the machinery of government with its regimentation and national footprint . Many will accept without any hesitation or challenge a Trump mandate that discounts  the tenants of a healthy society. Public servants fearful of losing their jobs  will rubber stamp and endorse protocols and polices that discount the citizenship  and standing of those who are recipients of government services .

Those impacted by a Trump criminal justice system will bear the brunt of a compromised justice system that will threaten 'due process' and sanction a 'show me your papers' society in the streets and work venues of America. Our environment is in peril the worship of fossil energy will fuel another carnage on the planet and nature. Toxic air , polluted waterways, habitat extinction and other assaults on the planet under the Trump regime will accelerate the peril of humanity in every region of the planet

Of course acceptance , surrender and retreat in the era of the illegitimate POTUS simply will not suffice. Those of us who seek an America where life , liberty and the pursuit of happiness is not just a salad of words will engage the moment and insert resistance with the goal of the deconstruction of a normalized era of Trump. The depressed state of morale in our government workplaces  are opportunities and entry points for radical change agents that disarm the unorthodoxy of the Trump regime.

 Regime Change is plausible but not by employing hollow marches, parades and endless banter and petty rants and arrogant righteousness. In other words we have to be inside the dragon and wherever our interests are in play and in peril. We must partner and collaborate with those inside the Trump regime to influence and alter the trajectory of all of his narratives across all of the bandwidths of the government reach in both the private and public sector.

We must activate, impact and influence the integrity and principle of those inside the Trump fortress with our agenda and narratives . We can empower those  who are the carriers of the illegitimate POTUS  mandate with ideas and constructs they can employ to disarm ,disable and deconstruct. The destiny to alter the trajectory of America starts with you and me and us.

Resistance designed to deconstructed is  Regime Change without being televised.