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Aug 09, 2012jason1976 1 post
I think what John Gleissner is saying is a good idea. It’s because some of the convicts are so “punk” that all that can save them is a beating. Anyhow though, there would problems getting society at large to accept such an idea.
For one thing, control and punishment is associated with sexual sadism these days by most people (because of the modern widespread use of pornography). In addition, many blacks (and they may be right) are convinced there is a racist conspiracy (involving drug use) to inprison large numbers of them. So restarting “slavery” would be met with massive oppositions by liberal civil rights groups and others. Sure, the system would be color blind. However, most prisoners are now and will be black. Unless, you think the drug war will be stopped or changed.
You also have to consider the state of employment. Perhaps a reason so many young people go to jail is because there are no jobs or good educational opportunities. So is it fair to make “slaves” out of people who due to bad circumstances were born in poverty?
However, I think most prisoners (but not the public at large – especially the black public) would prefer a new type of slavery and beatings to the current system. However, as I said before, I doubt if society would give them this new system.
Finally, beating people? Why wern’t they beat as children? Because our nation is plagued with fatherless homes.