Myth Breakers

Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me. This is so patently false that it's pathetic. Words are just as harmful as sticks and stones. In fact, words are just as harmful because this is psychological abuse. This fact is made clear in Dr. Susan Forward's book entitled Toxic Parents: Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life co-authored with Craig Buck

Many people think that all women who are battered die but this is not the reality. Only twenty per cent of women die. The other eighty per cent live.

The myth that Pit Bulls are vicious attackers is not necessarily true. Pit Bulls in reality are less of a threat than are German Shepherds. What causes this myth to have come into being is that some of these dogs are trained to be vicious by their owners. Pit Bulls are not born that way; they are sometimes conditioned to be vicious.

American prisons are bastions of atrocities; they compare to prisons in Third World countries.

Fifteen percent of those convicted of crime are innocent. The overwhelming majority of them are people of color; in fact a disproportionate percentage relative to the national population of the United States.

Freedom of speech only exists for those who don't seek to speak accurate information in the press. [There will be an entire edition of True Democracy on this concern next year.]

There's a myth in the African American community that white folks are racist. This is not necessarily true. More and more Caucasians are not racist with more asking what they can do to eradicate this scourge.