It's exactly those sorts of attitudes that make it so strange, to me at least, that so many perverts survive their freedom.
As far as the DHS, and other assorted pervs in power.
I was just reading last night about 9 NINE prison guards suspected of molesting 6 girls at a state facility, in Maryland I think. These sorts of
scenarios play out in every state, and you hear about it maybe once a year.
I have no sympathy for a prison guard who takes advantage of a vulnerable 13 year old girl. It's like these bastards who get girls drunk to reduce
their resistance to pressure.
If you can't play nice, you ought to lose the right to your equipment, at the very least. It's even worse when the people in positions of power
betray the public trust. I think even capitol punishment is too good for them.
In all seriousness I say, bring back gladiatorial combat, and let these men who want to live like animals die in a similar fashion, for the amusement
of those able to restrain their violent impulses. I don't see anything wrong, or barbaric about that. Of course these are my personal opinions
here, and I'm sympathetic to the argument of the opposition to such plans.
They argue, and rightly I suspect, that when we give in to that side of ourselves we betray another, even more sacred trust, and become something less
than human. My answer to that is: look around, we've hit rock bottom. There is nowhere left to sink. It's time we began the redemption process.
Ideally our society would engender mutual respect and a live and let live attitude. Unfortunately, our current society doesn't seem to engender much
of anything besides violence and greed. Changing that is necessary, but there's nothing to say we can't bring back the games as well...
Edit: I guess it would be easier to mandate a serious impulse-control regimen, k-12, but think of the spectacle...
[edit on 25-4-2006 by WyrdeOne]