America was created on fundamental wrongs, on the basis of war, genocide and slavery. America was created on lies and continues these lies and illusions up to today.
Talking about “ideals”, what America wants to be but won’t be as long as white Americans believe the illusion of being a great nation, a meritocracy with equality for all and people being jealous of America’s freedom and way of life.
America’s belief in violence and aggression is demonstrated not only by illegally invading other souvereign nations like Iraq but also with an insane high prison population, the belief in death penalty and punishing children with life without parole.
“In 1989, someone raped a 72-year-old woman in Pensacola, Fla. Joe Sullivan was 13 at the time, and he admitted that he and two older friends had burglarized the woman’s home earlier that day. But he denied that he had returned to commit the rape.
The victim testified that her assailant was “a colored boy” who “had kinky hair and he was quite black and he was small.” She said she “did not see him full in the face” and so would not recognize him by sight. But she recalled her attacker saying something like, “If you can’t identify me, I may not have to kill you.”
At his trial, Mr. Sullivan was made to say those words several times.
“It’s been six months,” the woman said on the witness stand. “It’s hard, but it does sound similar.” ”
It “sounds similar” seems to be evidence enough to send a child to life without parole.
Below is a video about another juvenile in prison, life without parole