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|Punishments (15/10/16 11:16:12)||Reply|
I am not talking of those countries where slave labour in prisons is a lucrative industry for the prison owners.
|Re: Punishments (15/10/16 13:11:19)||Reply|
Of course - those incorrigibles who maim and murder people or generally wreck their surroundings should be kept away from society, with the means necessary. But I cannot really believe than anyone wants to be poor and unhappy, even though their behaviour leads to just that. Sometimes guidance and mild force is enough to prevent it.
|Re: Re: Punishments (03/11/16 20:19:30)||Reply|
I fear we are only another form of energy, trying to maxamise its enthalpy, and not play part of the unavoidable entropy. We don't _know_ better since we are just little beings.
"human resources"... reminds me of a book I read "the toolmakers koan"
"with the means necessary":
I'm not so sure we're good enough at fixing things yet... I'm a fond believer in "natural law", by that I mean: what happens without _our_ interference.
These ppl are amoung us as a consequence of everything we are... left alone without society or stucture or help what would become of these ppl?.
It's a very comfortable stand point I'll admit, no responsibility etc.
It would be nice, however, to see someone turn and fight the tide now and then, it makes life so much sweeter to see Lucifer yearn for a seat... just like in the old days.
"Sometimes guidance and mild force is enough to prevent it."
this would be a good example of the estremist "Hero" I mentioned above.
I wonder how it _really_ works though, is it pride or fear or a mixture of both... or simple "maddness" that prevents a homeless person from asking for a space away from the winters cold... even when they're 99.99% sure that they don't have to give it back. (I live in italy and saw a Iene transmisson recently that drew up a similar scene, what a beautifull pure soul)
There's a strange, sad aspect to human nature that makes me think that Darwin should have looked closer to links concerning Lemmings, the great apes are far more helpful socially.
|Re: Re: Re: Punishments (04/11/16 19:08:06)||Reply|
If war is the answer - what is the real question? Maybe it's as simple as "follow the money" - look at who makes a living from those wars.
Tt may have been Kapuściński
who stated Herodotus' Law: There is always something in history that will give you a pretext for an act of revenge. If the two sides are like-minded, there will be a wheel of venge and revenge and re-revenge and re-re-revenge - ad infinitum. Someone makes money, but the majorities are suffering or losing opportunities.
So it is better to stop those wars and let honest people work.
|Re: Re: Re: Punishments (04/11/16 19:13:58)||Reply|
In my country we are lucky enough to be able to trust the police. Our immigrants are not used to be able to talk sensibly with the police. We have some star police officers who spend much time talking with people to keep down aggression. Criminal activity is to be taken care of the police and the courts. You are not allowed to take justice in your own hands. By this the wheel of revenge can be broken.
In our country this has taken some 1000 years to obtain, and our immigrants have a very steep learning curve. It's Friday, so it's time for a toast to the good cops.
|cops (07/11/16 20:26:36)||Reply|
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