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THE EVOLUTION OF A MESSENGER

THE EVOLUTION OF A MESSENGER

By: Mark Carven Olds, Managing Director –

Midwest Minority Think Tank for Public Policy, Leadership, and Service, LLC

www.blacksforchange.com

Colin Kaepernick has arrived into the conversation of America and the world.  His name is now on the lips of people who are not football enthusiasts.  Many may not know his position on the field, or what a quarterback really does.  Colin Kaepernick is now a 28 year old male, who has viewed the reality of being Black in America.  His vision of this reality has ignited a growing movement among his peers.  Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was only 26, when the Montgomery Bus Boycott leadership mantle was thrust upon him.  We now recognize that beginning to be associated with the Civil Rights Movement.  The core values of the Civil Rights Movement all lead to justice.

Colin Kaepernick has emerged as a leader by simply following a process set before him.  He has come forth through a system that adored him as a:

  • Student Athlete loved,
  • Professional Athlete adored, and
  • Courageous Man of Integrity misunderstood.

As a student athlete, his potential was highly appreciated.  Colin began playing football at age 8. He went on to win several punt, pass, and kick contests.  Colin was nourished and nurtured through every level of competition both academically and athletically.  He graduated from John H. Pittman High School in Turlock, California with 4.0 GPA.  Colin was a dominate basketball player.  Colin was nominated as an All-State Baseball, Basketball, and Football Player.  He was drafted by the Chicago Cubs out of high school to be a professional baseball player; instead, he chose the path to become a student athlete.  He was applauded as a student athlete at the University of Nevada Reno.  He was trained for life after his collegiate career.  He was armed with an education both academically and athletically.   Colin was loved as a student athlete.

As a professional athlete, he was adored by fans as he led the San Francisco 49’ers to an appearance in the Super Bowl in 2012 and the NFC Championship Game in 2013, only his second and third years in the league.  He set multiple records during that span including the most rushing yards (181) eclipsing Michael Vick’s old mark of 173.  Colin Kaepernick was rewarded with a 126 million dollar contract with 54 million guaranteed.  His team and fans adored Colin as a professional athlete.

As a courageous man of integrity, Colin’s education and cultural experiences has taught him life learning beyond the classroom and the athletic field.  He has learned what it means to be a Black man in America.  He has learned his history.  He has been trained in the system’s halls of higher learning.  He has reached the system’s stage of visibility through its athletic arena.  On this stage, Colin Kaepernick has chosen to sit or kneel to show that he has learned the meaning of the United States Constitution.  He has chosen to be a Black man, a courageous Black man, rather than just a professional athlete.  For being a courageous Black man, Colin Kaepernick has received death threats.  For being a man, a courageous man of integrity, Colin Kaepernick has been misunderstood.

May Colin Kaepernick’s decision to become a courageous man of integrity challenge his peers and his generation to launch a Movement for Justice for Black People in America.

WWW.BLACKSFORCHANGE.COM serves as a bastion of Black Consciousness that transcends generational divides.

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“THE RENEWAL OF A VOICE FOR A CONTINUOUS SOLIDARITY BREAKTHROUGH DAY!”

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“THE RENEWAL OF A VOICE FOR A CONTINUOUS SOLIDARITY BREAKTHROUGH DAY!”

                The whole of society is clamoring for change.  Change, which shall improve the lot of the imperfect people and the impoverished people, will not come as a result of a political election.  Positive change for the oppressed people, the disadvantaged people can only emerge by a united front of those who have been designated as second class citizens and relegated to a suppressed populace state.

                Today, www.blacksforchange.com invites you to help empower the Black People in America by registering as a member on this site.  Membership on www.blacksforchange.com is non-invasive into your privacy.  It will; however, present a display of potential as a powerful unified effort. 

                  WWW.BLACKSFORCHANGE.COM shall present an opportunity for Brothers and Sisters to interact with a common thread to raise Black Consciousness.  You will be asked to give up far less personal data than a number of people freely give away daily on Facebook as well as a number of other web sites or social media hybrids.

                WWW.BLACKSFORCHANGE.COM is an endeavor owned and operated by Blacks.  It has been created by Blacks to advance solutions for Blacks as part of the ongoing “Solution Strategy” of the Midwest Minority Think Tank for Public Policy, Leadership, and Service, LLC.  This unique pioneering tool has been designed to further the awareness of Black Consciousness, while presenting a unified voice of solidarity among Blacks in America. 

                It serves well to reiterate at this point that “the call to register” on www.blacksforchange.com should never be confused as a voter registration drive associated with any local, state, national primary or general election.  When you have registered on www.blacksforchange.com, you will have proactively acted upon a precision call to become a functional part of an ongoing campaign to set forth solutions that shall elevate all Blacks.  WWW.BLACKSFORCHANGE.COM shall directly impact the African-American community by opening access to a platform to every member in more than a symbolic gesture.  Each voice of descendants of African slaves living in America can now be heard.

                Once you, your family, your friends as well as your acquaintances, your associates, and your colleagues have registered on www.blacksforchange.com, you will have in essence released a preemptive measure to help build a solidarity voice for the people.  This solidarity voice campaign has a realistically obtainable goal of One Million Strong by Black History Month (February) 2017.

                Black people should not and do not have to fear change.  Change, positive change for Blacks in America, – when congealed through solidarity – is inevitable.  We, African-Americans/Blacks in America, must unpretentiously become the engineers, who will determine what the positive change will engulf and represent.  The outcome of this social/theoretical engineering shall reveal itself as a watchword to be etched into Black Consciousness.  This positive change shall impact Black lives for generations to come.  A Change Is Coming!

                I have over 1100 friends on Facebook as well as followers of my blog and other social media venues, I make an earnest and urgent appeal to each and every one of you (if you have not already done so, as many already have) – please register today on www.blacksforchange.com.  In addition, I am urging you to lift up the watchword to join this Black Consciousness movement by uniting with www.blacksforchange.com.  Join with me and countless others who have determined to make this a catch phrase going forward: “make today and every day – THE RENEWAL OF A  VOICE FOR A CONTINUOUS SOLIDARITY BREAKTHROUGH DAY.”

                I strongly implore you to invite ten (10) others from your formal and informal list collaborators, coworkers, partners, and teammates to register on www.blacksforchange.com.  Join with www.blacksforchange.com and be a part of this history making venture.

                Our strategy at www.blacksforchange.com represents an easily launched and clearly defined initiative that will make each and every day: THE RENEWAL OF A VOICE FOR A CONTINUOUS SOLIDARITY BREAKTHROUGH DAY!

  • BE READY! A CHANGE IS COMING!
  • REGISTER TODAY ON BLACKSFORCHANGE.COM!
  • ONE MILLION STRONG BY BLACK HISTORY MONTH (FEBRUARY) 2017!
  • IT IS FREE – BE FREE!

 

Nation Builders. Nation Building. Nationhood.

TOTAL LIBERATION – TOTAL FREEDOM

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TODAY IS “VOICE OF SOLIDARITY BREAKTHROUGH DAY!”

WWW.BLACKSFORCHANGE.COM is the vehicle that will raise Black Consciousness to levels unseen since the Reconstruction Era.  Register today.  It is FREE - BE FREE.  People get ready - A CHANGE IS COMING! Remember, One Million Strong by Black History Month 2017!
WWW.BLACKSFORCHANGE.COM is the vehicle that will raise Black Consciousness to levels unseen since the Reconstruction Era. Register today. It is FREE – BE FREE. People get ready – A CHANGE IS COMING!
Remember, One Million Strong by Black History Month 2017!

“VOICE OF SOLIDARITY BREAKTHROUGH DAY!”

The whole of society is clamoring for change.  Change, which shall improve the lot of the imperfect people and the impoverished people, will not come as a result of a political election.  Positive change for the oppressed people, the disadvantaged people can only emerge by a united front of those who have been designated as second class citizens and relegated to a suppressed populace state.

Today, www.blacksforchange invites you to help empower the Black people in America by registering as a member.  The membership on www.blacksforchange is not invasive into your privacy.  It does; however, present a display of potential as a powerful unified effort.  WWW.BLACKSFORCHANGE.COM does present an opportunity to interact with other Black people in an effort to raise Black Consciousness.  You will be asked to give up for less personal data that most people give away daily on Facebook and a number of other sites.

WWW.BLACKSFORCHANGE.COM is owned and operated by Blacks.  It has been created by Blacks.  It has been design to pioneer as a tool to further Black Consciousness and present a unified voice of solidarity.  The call to register on www.blacksforchange should never be confused as a voter registration drive associated with any primary or general election.  When you will have registered on www.blacksforchange.com, you will have acted on a precise call to become part of a campaign to set forth solutions.  WWW.BLACKSFORCHANGE.COM shall directly impact the African-American community by opening a platform to every individual.  Once you, your family, and your friends have successfully registered on www.blacksforchange.com, you will have taken a proactive measure to help build a solidarity voice for the people.  This solidarity voice campaign has a realistic goal to become One Million Strong by Black History Month (February) 2017.

Black people do not have to fear change.  Change, positive change for us is inevitable.  We simply must become the engineers in what this positive will look like and how it shall impact our lives.  A Change Is Coming.  I have over 1100 friends on Facebook, I am asking you (if you have not already done so) to register today on www.blacksforchange.com.  I urge you to register today on www.blacksforchange.com.  In addition, I am also asking you to join with www.blacksforchange.com for VOICE OF SOLIDARITY BREAKTHROUGH DAY – FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2016.  I am also asking you to invite ten (10) other people from your list of acquaintances, associates, family, and friends to register on www.blacksforchange.com.  Join with www.blacksforchange.com and be a part of this history making venture.  Our strategy is easy to launch and clearly defined – VOICE OF SOLIDARITY BREAKTHROUGH DAY!

“VOICE OF SOLIDARITY BREAKTHROUGH DAY!”

BE READY! A CHANGE IS COMING!

REGISTER TODAY!

ONE MILLION STRONG BY BLACK HISTORY MONTH (FEBRUARY) 2017!

IT IS FREE – BE FREE!

Nation Builders. Nation Building. Nationhood.

TOTAL LIBERATION – TOTAL FREEDOM

WWW.BLACKSFORCHANGE.COM

REVISIT – FELONS IN AMERICA – THE BACKGROUND CHECK (A HIGH HURDLE)

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FELONS IN AMERICA – THE BACKGROUND CHECK
(A HIGH HURDLE)
In a nation, any nation, laws exist to protect the orderly function of that society. Without law and order there would be chaos and mayhem.
A felony conviction in America has turned into a life sentence and a living hell after prison release. This statement is not a misnomer. Even if the felony conviction has not resulted in a life sentence in an incarcerated state, upon release, freedom for an ex-offender comes with the inability to secure decent housing (background check), equal opportunity employment (Background check), and the right to vote (disenfranchisement in a number of states). Some perfect individual (out there somewhere in America), please explain to me, “how in the hell on earth does an ex-offender commandeer good credit (with no job or housing).
Paying the debt that society has imposed through the Judicial System has proven to be insufficient. The person, who has been convicted of a felony, has pay for the rest of his or her life. Many dood causes or organizations cannot permit well-meaning volunteers to participate in their structured programs (background check).
Too many people have suffered continuously (besides the victims or the victimizers), mothers-fathers, wives-husbands, and children-grand-children as a result of an individual’s felony conviction. All have experienced the loser’s pain in a nation that has appeared unwilling to forgive even after heavy penalties have been paid in full.
Has the tone of the nation bowed to life punishment for any error or wrong act?
How have the hypocrites formed such an alliance that the entire nation has suffered from the un-forgiveness syndrome?
If you are an ex-felon, have a family member who is an ex-felon, or have a friend who is an ex-felon, it is time to register immediately on www.blacksforchange.com. This is a Black Consciousness website that will give a positive voice to all ex-offenders and their families. This website, www.blacksforchange.com, will fill the role od advocate and lobbyist for the ex-offender population and all Black people and their concerns. WWW.BLACKSFORCHANGE.COM shall provide a positive direction that must open for those desirous of living a meaningful and productive life.
Who has the right to designate an individual to a permanent underclass status?
The call to register on www.blacksforchange.com should never be confused as a voter registration drive associated with any primary or general election. When you register on www.blacksforchange.com, you will have acted on a precise call to become part of campaign to set forth solutions. WWW.BLACKSFORCHANGE.COM shall directly impact the African-American community by opening a platform to every individual. Once you, your family, and your friends successfully register on www.blacksforchange.com, you will have taken a proactive measure to help build a solidarity voice. This solidarity voice has a realistic goal to become One Million Strong by Black History Month (February) 2017!

A FLAWED VISIONARY: DEFINED

A FLAWED VISIONARY

My name is Mark Carven Olds, Managing Director of the Midwest Minority Think Tank for Public Policy, Leadership, and Service, LLC.

Today, I would like to present to you how I define “A Flawed Visionary” and the purpose that role serves.  “A Flawed Visionary” may be defined by seven distinct characteristics.  Today, we will examine the first definition rendered as – One having a fault who still has the audacity to predict future events or developments.

I have fully embraced the role of “A Flawed Visionary.”  On various occasions, my life’s sojourn has left me wounded.  Wherefore, I have experienced incidents that have created the opportunity for the eventual emergence of deep scars.  Scars can only become visible at the healing process’ conclusion.  My vita should have RESILIENCE in all caps.  If you were to make my life the subject of a documentary, you could easily conclude that I have failed more than most of my peers.  Wherefore, you would also discover that I probably have enjoyed more successful outcomes than most of my peers.  A numerical evaluation alone would not sufficiently cover my experiences.   The reason for these end results as related to my failures has a two-fold explanation:  1) I have attempted more diverse things than others, and 2) I have an active faith toward God.

I have the practical knowledge of the Biblical doctrine of suffering.  By experience, I know that weeping may endure for a night, but joy does come in the morning.

DEFINED

A Flawed Visionary is defined as:

  1. One having a fault who still has the audacity to predict future events or developments:

This definition must be divided into two parts.  Today, we see why audacity must be at the forefront of “A Flawed Visionary’s”

Success story.  “A Flawed Visionary” cannot be overly sensitive to the words or deeds of the distractors, who will be quick to point out the faults of “A Flawed Visionary.”

The word fault, when used as a verb, can deliver a consistent and none fading message.  This is most often the use by people who wish to lodge a criticism at another individual.  Using fault as a verb, the opposition can express one’s unfavorable opinion of the worth and quality of someone else – criticize.

When the word fault is used as a noun, it usually is cited to point out a defect in character, a weakness – imperfection.  Those, who wish to see you fail or never rise up, are quick to point out your imperfections.

In the recognition of the pronounced faults real or imagined of substance or enhanced, “A Flawed Visionary” must exercise three significant gifts that emerge from the spirit in order to achieve success.  When these three gifts are applied by “A Flawed Visionary,” neither the past nor present, can deny an onward march to success:

1) a prophetic spirit – the utterance of divinely inspired revelations to foretell future events. “A Flawed Visionary” knows the course that has to be taken.

2) an idealist spirit – the ability to set a standard of excellence and live under the influence thereof.  “A Flawed Visionary” forgets those which are behind and has instituted a made up mind to press toward a higher mark in the future.

And 3) a dreamer spirit – the capacity to embrace a series of thoughts, images, or emotions to become part of the human condition.  “A Flawed Visionary” has adorned the mantle of RESILIENCE, determined to stop at nothing until the goal in view has been attained.

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BOOK REVIEW: “REFUSAL of PERSONA NON GRATA STATUS”

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“REFUSAL OF PERSONA NON GRATA STATUS”

Inside the Heart and Soul of a Convicted Felon:

The Struggle to Retain Personhood

Available: Kindle, AmazonEurope & Amazon.com

I wish to take this time to tell you about my latest publication, “Refusal of Persona Non Grata Status.  Inside the Heart and Soul of a Convicted Felon: the Struggle to Retain Personhood.”

This volume will take you inside not merely a physical prison, but the spiritual battle to stay focused as a valued human being.  This work captures my personal experience to be a person and not become a number.  In this exertion, I reflect on the twelve stages of spiritual, physical, mental, and emotional warfare that I encountered daily.  These skirmishes are not written in any manual, but they are real in the heart and soul of anyone who has been incarcerated.  So many of those incarcerated become the victim of failure to the spiritual and psychological warfare that greets an individual upon the loss of freedom.

Unbroken Anguish, Relentless Battles, Shaping Destiny or Impacting History, as well as Humility and Wisdom are among the twelve stages of warfare that must be fought and won in order to retain personhood.  The Refusal of Persona Non Grata Status represents a vital key that will unlock the door of hope for a positive future.  The Refusal of Persona Non Grata Status assures the individual that in spite of the opposing odds, giving up and succumbing to failure or a lower class designation is not an option, nor an alternative.

Allow me to interject, all prisons are not constructed with concrete and steel.  There are many emotional, financial, mental, and spiritual prisons that have higher numerical populations than all the global criminal justice systems combined.

In this exertion, the foundation has been laid to help anyone through any dilemma that would threaten their personhood.  This is a clarion call to anyone who may have felt victimized or demeaned in character.  The Refusal of Persona Non Grata Status will help you to reach a victorious plateau over the twelve battle stages of spiritual warfare that seek to destroy your personhood.

 

 

 

“REFUSAL OF PERSONA NON GRATA STATUS” Inside the Heart and Soul of a Convicted Felon

“REFUSAL OF PERSONA NON GRATA STATUS”                                      Inside the Heart and Soul of a Convicted Felon:                                     The Struggle to Retain Personhood

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Mark Carven Olds, Managing Director of the Midwest Minority Think Tank for Public Policy, Leadership, and Service, LLC.

I wish to take this time to tell you about my latest publication, “Refusal of Persona Non Grata Status.  Inside the Heart and Soul of a Convicted Felon: the Struggle to Retain Personhood.”

This volume will take you inside not merely a physical prison, but the spiritual battle to stay focused as a valued human being.  This work captures my personal experience to be a person and not become a number.  In this exertion, I reflect on the twelve stages of spiritual, physical, mental, and emotional warfare that I encountered daily.  These skirmishes are not written in any manual, but they are real in the heart and soul of anyone who has been incarcerated.  So many of those incarcerated become the victim of failure to the spiritual and psychological warfare that greets an individual upon the loss of freedom.

photo 1 (25)                 Unbroken Anguish, RelentlessBattles, Shaping Destiny or Impacting History, as well as Humility and Wisdom are among the twelve stages of warfare that must be fought and won in order to retain personhood.  The Refusal of Persona Non Grata Status represents a vital key that will unlock the door of hope for a positive future.  The Refusal of Persona Non Grata Status assures the individual that in spite of the opposing odds, giving up and succumbing to failure or a lower class designation is not an option, nor an alternative.

Allow me to interject, all prisons are not constructed with concrete and steel.  There are many emotional, financial, mental, and spiritual prisons that have higher numerical populations than all the global criminal justice systems combined.

In this exertion, the foundation has been lain to help anyone through any dilemma that would threaten their personhood.  This is a clarion call to anyone who may have felt victimized or demeaned in character.  The Refusal of Persona Non Grata Status will help you to reach a victorious plateau over the twelve battle stages of spiritual warfare that seek to destroy your personhood.

 

A FLAWED VISIONARY: INTRODUCTORY STATEMENT

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A FLAWED VISIONARY: INTRODUCTORY STATEMENT

My name is Mark Carven Olds.  I am Managing Director of the Midwest Minority Think Tank. I would like to share with you, in the form of an introductory statement, my role as “A Flawed Visionary.”   Resilience has been my path of necessity.  The circumstances that I have encountered in life have forced me to find a way to rise above the escapades in life that have often attempted to my bury character and potential.  As result, I have learned to walk by faith.

For me, walking by faith has become a way of life and not merely a religious cliché.  Having the experience of overcoming numerous setbacks, I have become, as penned by the Apostle Paul, “more than a conqueror.”  This witness has originated, not out of arrogance, but out of the factual necessity to bounce back from my personal failures, conspiracies of  my fellow human sojourners, and the vicious demonic attacks thrust upon my pathway.

I have been impressed in my spirit to share several messages with you.  In the ceremonial announcement, I must introduce myself to some, present myself to others, and reconnect with still others.  My desire is to reach those who have suffered the most, possessed the least, victimized most often, and face a potential eternity without peace.

 I have experienced the fragile state of the peaks and valleys that occur in life.  These peaks and valleys experiences have prepared me to better serve and to possible help others to overcome their frailties and shortcomings.  To all my brothers and sisters who have fallen short or have failed miserably on numerous occasions, my message will contain hope for your success.

To those fortunate individuals who have everything going for them or have never missed the mark at any time, my message may not resonate with you.

And for those who can only receive instructions from the faultless, I will probably have limited appeal.  However, if you have been exposed to multiple life crises, you should find my words exceptionally helpful.  If you can receive directions from one who has overcome numerous mistakes and many occasions of misjudgment; perhaps, I can surely assist you.

My title, “A Flawed Visionary,” has not come by way of a religious presbytery, neither has it become a trendy sought after label.  In fact, there is no welcoming earthly coronation celebratory occasion.  You can only wear or receive this title by experience and suffering as decreed by a spiritual bond and a prophetic destiny sealed by the Father before the foundation of the world.

Therefore as an “A Flawed Visionary” – (Servant-Leader) – I must always utter hope.  The message of hope must fly like an arrow that has been meticulously aimed toward a target of ostracized people.  However, “A Flawed Visionary” will forge a message that can zoom along a passageway toward the heart of all humanity.  “A Flawed Visionary” must present a message that can illuminate the dark side of humanity as a stream of light that shall reveal life and power.  When properly navigated, a people can arrive on the shores of a status challenge (full equality)”

This shall serve as my introductory statement, I am Mark Carven Olds, A Flawed Visionary, Author, Clergyman, Convicted Felon, Entrepreneur, Life Coach, Servant-Leader, Social Theoretician, and Theologian.

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REFUSAL of PERSONA NON GRATA STATUS (Inside the Heart and Soul of a Convicted Felon: The Struggle to Retain Personhood)

REFUSAL of PERSONA NON GRATA STATUS

(Inside the Heart and Soul of a Convicted Felon:

The Struggle to Retain Personhood)

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(An Excerpt from a New Release by Mark Carven Olds)

I. UNBROKEN ANGUISH

Unbrokenly, the wretched anguish of incarceration had sought ways to sink the toxic claws of depression into my psyche.  The goal presented by this intangible foe had been to release a negative emotional venom that would attack my mental stability.  The daily battle (sometimes a skirmish, other times a war) had confronted me with passionate challenges.  An elongated isolation phase (separation from family, friends, and society) will attempt to raise a wall of resistance against the inner peace that faith had delivered.  In spite of the location, faith had led me to trust God for His perfect peace.

I had taken solace in my faith, which did not serve as a crutch due to my imprisonment.  If it were not for my faith, the wretched anguish would have possibly gained an in-road into my well-being. When you have been robbed of personal liberty, the reality of an unnatural environment can act as a host for relentless agony.  I had chosen not to surrender my character to the emotional and mental pressures that accompany a lengthy prison designation.  I had continuously implored my Creator for the courage, the desire, and the strength to redeem the time.  By faith I confessed, my youth is renewed like an eagle.

I had learned that each millisecond houses a creative thought too precious to escape unexplored.  Upon this recognition, the battle had then intensified in each molecular structure of my emotional, physical, and spiritual makeup.  No matter the depths of the isolationist attacks, I had to remain vigilant to:

1) place a guard on my lips,              

               2) bridle my tongue, and

                3) turn my ears away from poisonous speech.

In an intense concentration of characters, feelings, and personalities, I also had to retain a spiritual sensitivity to:

                1) principalities,

                2) powers of darkness, and

                3) wickedness in high places.

My spiritual sensitivity kept me alert to the always covert counter-productive activities.  Under the pressure of adversity, it was my faith that revealed any dismay intended to distort my ability to function.

Incarceration had prevented my interface capacity with people of like faith as well as society’s decision-makers.  This made me especially susceptible to the surfacing of subtle attacks of anger and frustration.  It was only God’s peace that continually constrained my spirit and revealed the would-be agony as an attempt to cause me emotional and/or spiritual discomfort.  If I had fainted in the days of adversity, I would had acknowledged that my strength was at a minimal.  Through faith, I had begun the transformation to become A Flawed Visionary, who would overwhelmingly conquer any situation – present or future.  Ostracized from people of faith and key decision-makers, I had to rapidly arrive at a place whereby I relied upon the Lord’s revelation knowledge.  As a resident in a penal colony, God’s peace was a luxury that I could not afford to be without for even a moment.

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FELONS IN AMERICA: PART II – AN OPEN PASSAGE

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Mark Carven Olds, Managing Director

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 FELONS IN AMERICA

PART II – AN OPEN PASSAGE TO BREATHE

Why does no sales associates inquire if an individual has a felony before concluding a purchase?  No one ask at the time of purchase whether or not the possessor of the American currency has a record?  Yet, the same business will deny the same person a chance to earn American currency honestly, if the requestor of employment has a felony conviction.

Let us begin to think and reason together.  What steps must be taken to give everyone who has the desire and skill set to make a decent living in this country?  If the intent of the Criminal Justice System is only carrying out a mandate from the Judicial Branch of Government, and the Legislative Branch of Government, and the Executive Branch of Government, then those who suffer must speak to the system to give follow human beings equal access to the right to exist in a quality state of life.

No one is asking the government to come forth with more handouts, it is simply the matter of removing the foot from the neck of someone already struggling to recover an open passage to breathe.

The convicted felon has lost the right to protect his or her family with a firearm (we need your help NRA) and the privilege to secure a decent wage.  The absence of these two critical components of responsible adulthood means the surrender of respect within the family structure.  The authority that comes with adulthood and parenthood is dismissed when an individual lacks the means to provide food, shelter, and clothing for those he or she loves.  Respect for authority becomes lost in the jungle of the denial of personhood status, whenever the laws expel human being from the opportunity to be all the Creator endowed them to accomplish.