Prison Industrial Complex

Thursday, June 6, 2013
Posted in category Public School Prisons

Folks are Tweeting this, as if it is all a bad thing. The building of another massive lock-up facility in Pennsylvania is ludicrous, and indeed, prison expansion is a perverted trend in “the world’s greatest prison state,” as quoted from Paul Craig Roberts. The same thing is occurring in Detroit, though this government detention facility may be torn down well before it approaches completion. A bizarre celebration of incarceration occurs in this video, Opportunity Detroit, with a voice over from Kid Rock. Wonderful spot, except at the 9-second mark, the question is asked: “What does opportunity look like?” The image that immediately appears is the new prison being built and cages going up. I always wondered if I am the only person who saw the paradox in this spot? It’s a spot about Detroit growth, opportunity, technology, creativity, and grit. The ad presents Detroit’s art, industry, entrepreneurial spirit, and its incarceration nation as “opportunities.”

However, the upside in Pennsylvania is that 23 other prisons are closing down. And this is never a bad thing.

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2 Responses to Prison Industrial Complex

  1. jeannie queenie says:

    June 7th, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    Love this black man’s response to Philly closing 23 schools to build major prison-the man is no dummy.

    Tim Alexander · Follow · Writer, Producer, Director at Learning Through Conflict Pictures · 2,129 subscribers

    “So, who thinks this foolishness makes sense?
    “Pennsylvania’s School Reform Commission voted on June 1st to close 23 Philadelphia Public Schools, nearly 10 percent of the city’s total.

    Additionally, due to a $304 million debt, students will return to school in the fall without many essentials; including books, papers, clubs, assistant principals, etc. Nearly 3,000 people will lose their jobs.

    Meanwhile, the city has recently begun work on a $400 million prison project, said to be “the second-most expensive state project ever.”.

    81 percent of students impacted by school closings are black, even though they make up only 58 percent of the population.” —– AND THEY ARE JUST DOING THIS MESS TO BLACK FOLKS – and you people don’t see this as an agenda? Only a fool would not see what is wrong with this and where it is going and how it will end up!

    They just did the same stupid crap in Chicago a few days ago, and they will do it nation wide while we stand and watch with no feelings. It is the SAME MONEY – give it to the school not the jails IDIOTS! YOU WILL NEED LESS JAILS DUMMIES! And all of this never happened before.. stuff is happening in OBAMA COUNTRY, not Bush or Romney country! Black president huh? If you are not gay or hispanic, who is he helping with what?”

  2. jeannie queenie says:

    June 7th, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    And this here just leaves one with a sick pit in one’s stomach…hard to believe evil exists like this here….

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