Last night, I watched an episode of 999: What’s Your Emergency? while working on one of my many literary projects. I’m not usually that interested in mainstream TV, but tonight’s episode covered underage criminals, and this was something of a hot topic where I grew up. Basically, the area was rough as fuck, and gangs of out-of-control children roamed the streets, vandalising and stealing stuff and starting fights with strangers. And these were children. Not even teenagers, but kids. As a result of my experiences growing up, I still have a fear of groups of young people. I’ve been primed to expect danger. Even living nowadays in an inner-city area, that sort of trouble is unthinkable to most people that I know—and yet on the council estates that we choose to forget, this is everyday life.
With the true-crime genre getting as much hype as it has within the past couple of years, prison museums are drawing in a huge amount of tourists. Whether it be the world famous Eastern State or the Sing Sing Prison in New York, this list of the coolest prison museums in the US are sure to draw you in.
Millennials are the largest and most diverse generation to exist. The creators of Facebook, Snapchat and any social media website that exists were created by millennials. With all this innovation and creativity from the largest and most diverse generation, we were screwed over. How my generation was screwed over, is due to creating bad economic policies and continuing to debate the same old economic issues which should have been solved long ago. An example of the same old economic issues is raising the minimum wage, we can see it’s way past time for America to have a livable wage where the people can afford the basic necessities to live and Millennials should not be under-employed make less than Baby Boomers and previous generations. Recap: in a previous article, I discussed how America is losing progress because we failed to learn from history, specifically the 1912 and 1940 elections. These two elections have a common theme with the 2016 elections, and that is Theodore Roosevelt, Henry Wallace and Bernie Sanders all understood the future, these men who received all the support from the people-coughs, but was undermined by the establishment are the people we need running for office and running our government. Millennials were screwed over because the previous generations did not understand the future and they still do not understand the future.
There is something in the wind. America is changing, not just a little, but a lot. No, it is not the political intrigue of Washington featuring numerous investigations. Nor is it the recent spat of sexual harassment charges, or Russia for that matter. These are all manufactured distractions by the Main Stream Media (MSM). A new way of thinking about government is starting to permeate society, and frankly it is long overdue, and it is making the Washington establishment nervous.
I was a part of a helicopter squadron attached to the U.S.S Dwight D. Eisenhower aircraft carrier. Our motto was, “We Rescue. We Protect. We Deliver.” I never thought about how much weight those words carried until we had to put them into play.
Throughout my life, I’ve experienced several events that have shaped my personality and point of view when I face bad situations. These events include the death of one of my closest friends, and the brutal repression in my country, Venezuela. This last one was the key to defining the moment where I stopped being a child and became an adult in a country of chaos, censorship and violence.