posted on Nov, 14 2012 @ 02:53 AM
reply to post by lobotomizemecapin
I might agree with you, if society was as we all wish or falsely believe it is.
There's an old saying, the punishment must fit the crime. Although this saying originated in a time long ago, I think we can apply the same method to
our society. We live in a world where the way we think we look to others is more important than the lives of any living thing. Television shows,
movies, magazines and newspapers teach us how we look and how the public views us is the most valuable thing.
We live in a world where violence and the misfortune of others is humorous, so I understand your reaction towards this. When we seem to be laughing at
this woman's mistake. How ever, this woman laughs at the fact she put her, as well as the lives of innocent civilians in danger. She thinks it's
funny that she got caught, in fact a whole heck of a lot of society seems to wear their crimes as a badge of honor and pride these days.
So I ask you, how should this woman be punished? The current criminal system is flawed beyond all belief. People no longer live in fear of rotting in
a cell, or wearing their criminal records the rest of their lives. I in no means think we should degrade back to the days of gladiator fights,
stockades and torture. How ever I do think crime and punishment should be less private than it's become. We have offenders protected from their
I may not agree she should have held a sign proclaiming she's an idiot, how ever I think forcing her to spend an hour stating her actions could be
quite the deterrent for so less serious offenses. Perhaps she should have worn a sign saying " I have no respect for the safety of others, I drove my
vehicle on the side walk putting the lives of children at risk." Leaving the application of the derogatory language up to the public.
I admit, it sounds harsh, and it's really hard to justify punishing individuals in such ways. How ever, how do you give a punishment or deterrent to
these types of individuals. It would be unjust to kill them, it would be unjust to lock them up for life. They need opportunities to learn from their
mistakes, but the lesson needs to be implied.
How do you get things through to a society that cares nothing of the value of life?