12. Free Refills
Neo-liberals created a market for expanded mass incarceration by preying on citizens’ fears of crime which politicians in turn use to win elections.
Reagan’s successor President George H. W. Bush was elected by attacking his “liberal” opponent for being “soft on crime.” President Bill Clinton added 100,000 new police officers, $9.7 billion in prison funding, $6.1 billion prevention programs, 60 new death penalty worthy offenses, and a ban on education to inmates. President George W. Bush was elected in part due to his record of 152 executions as Governor of Texas.
Where else can you have breakfast in Washington and dinner in Manhattan? Where else do you have six major cities at your fingertips, beautiful countryside, spacious mountain ranges and (I don’t care what anyone says) some of the most beautiful and unique beaches.
Frat bros danced around the fire, holding hands, tilting their heads back, screaming in primal ecstasy.
Everyone should, at least once in their lifetime.
“How many of us can articulate our thoughts as perfectly as they are when they hit like eureka? Expression is a miracle.”
“You deserve it.”
Instead of learning how to become a civic actor who understands the ins and outs of the world and its rights and wrong, I spent over 15 years of my life preparing to appear good enough to get into college.
1. So you’re from Iowa?