Thursday, June 20, 2013

A Snarl

Ladies and gentlemen, we don't live in a civilized society.

A civilized society isn't silent while it commits the crimes our society commits on a daily basis.  A civilized society doesn't get to condemn men to punishments it doesn't even have the courage to acknowledge.  A civilized society certainly doesn't get to laugh and chuckle about it.

We don't get to condemn men, women, and children to facilities in which it is a certainty a high percentage will be raped, battered, and killed, while pretending we are only submitting them for prison.  We don't get to imprison the fathers of an entire race of people, to turn them into effective slaves.  There are black men in prison today, in prison because they were ordered to pay more to ex-wives than they made in a year.  In prison, where they are raped, beaten, where they lose all autonomy of self.  The way we treat black men in this society today is worse than the way we treated them a hundred and fifty years ago - we have made them -less- than slaves, because at least we -acknowledge- that we're forcing slaves to work.  We don't get to imprison the users of drugs that harm nobody but themselves, to systematically ruin the lives of people in the name of protecting them from the ruination of their lives by their own bad decisions.

We don't even get to submit the worst scum of our society to this punishment.  No matter what somebody has done, they deserve at least one thing - to get the punishment we prescribe them for, for the punishment our society imposes upon them to be -acknowledged-.  If we're going to put people in rape-mills, we don't get to be silent about it.  If we're going to deprive people of medical treatment until they face amputation, we don't get to be silent about it.  If we're going to let despised criminals such as child rapists be murdered in prison, we have to fucking acknowledge that we're sentencing them to death.

It's disgusting that we live in a society in which we don't think we have to, that we live in a society in which everybody knows what is happening to the Jews and laughs quietly to themselves that it serves them right.

I'm honestly surprised there aren't more murders in this country.  Too many of us fucking deserve it.

1 comment:

  1. It has taken me years to convince my closest friends and family of this fact. I hold no hope for the majority. We are specifically adapted to be hypocritical about the brutal actions of the leaders we choose.