posted on Feb, 17 2006 @ 06:37 PM
Rather than throw the baby out with the bathwater when it comes to concentration camps, it might be more productive to talk about some potential
benefits to the camps, and how we can make them more efficient and useful.
I don't think anyone would disagree that the prison system in the United States is a mess. One way concentration camps could come in handy is to
serve as a cost-effective way of making the prison system work. The prisons in the U.S. are just revolving-door facilities where prisoners and gangs
intimidate the guards and drugs and crime are rampant. Our prisons are expensive, too, with the cost of medical care, food, and security rising all
I think it would be a much better idea to use concentration camps, Russian gulags to be specific, as a way to greatly cut costs and reduce the effect
prisoners have on their local communities. We can tear down our local prisons and ship people off to the Russian steppes, where you don't even need
walls because the nearest place to escape is 1000 miles away. I would imagine that the threat of being sent to Russia to chop wood 12 hours a day
might also be a bit more a deterrent than threatening to send somebody to one of the local prisons to work out and learn to advance their criminal
Just a thought. The Nazis gave them a bad name, but concentration camps are not necessarily a bad idea all the time.