2000 years of punishment

I wish there were no rules

No rules at all.

Just common sense, local courts of consequence and personal responsibility.

Everyone should just fucking do what they want as long as they don’t hurt anyone.

You might think everyone would steal the shoes of another and run around killing people. If you think that, it proves the point. Because it’s not true that people can’t judge on their own what’s right or wrong. But it soon will be when they are treated like sheep-like minors without brains and common sense.

In what way do fines and punishments help? They don’t help at all. Do they really deter more people than they push?

What if there was a place you could go to if you’re offended by someone that’s not the police? That doesn’t mean that person gets sanctioned and that’s it? What if you could just talk to someone and then this someone would find help. Psychological help, a dog trainer for an annoying dog, a mediator, a specialist, or they would just speak to the offender. He would have the opportunity to stop the behaviour without being treated like a criminal. And also, if it was something really bad, those people could find a proper consequence. A just consequence. Like helping out in a rehab facility for drug dealers. Wouldn’t that make sense? And it wouldn’t at all be about punishment. Because punishment doesn’t get anyone anywhere. Yes, even in the case of beaten wives, even in the case of murder. Why not get them out into nature, let them decompress, let them heal. Or, better asked maybe, what to punish them for – for what goal I mean, for what means?

The law is always behind anyway. There’s people who, in all ways you can look at it, do something really bad. An example: someone throws tons of pesticides into the Danube. Now, at court, some expert would have to assess the impact on the environment. The concentration measured, obviously downstream, after detection, so maybe after months, would be below threshold for environmental hazard. Of course it will be because the Danube is such a huge river – no matter what you throw in it, it will be diluted to almost nothing before it even leaves the county. So the lawyer would say there is no harm. And no one could say anything against it. And the person who did it would suffer no consequence at all. That’s how our legal system works now.

Quarantine … I must not leave the flat. Not at all. Not for walking the dog, not in the middle of the night, not by car through the garage, not at all. With a dog, it’s impossible. They need to get out. And the times when they need to get out can only be planned to a certain extent. So I must become a criminal. Although I do nothing wrong, by going to places without people, by wearing a mask in the building, by walking him in the night. But there’s no room for that.

I think people, most people, are perfectly capable of making proper, considerate decisions. But the system isn’t made for them. It’s made for the few assholes that don’t give a shit.

When you’re being followed by someone the police can’t do anything until he hurts you. Wow. Why isn’t there someone who can do something BEFORE???


From wikipedia:

Erziehungswissenschaft[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]

Das Wörterbuch der Erziehung von 1997 hält Strafe grundsätzlich für ein ungeeignetes Erziehungsmittel. Strafe könne eine Zeit lang ein bestimmtes Verhalten unterdrücken, es aber auf lange Sicht nicht beseitigen. Als Revanche eigne sich Strafe nicht. Strafe bewirke aggressives Verhalten, Groll, Misstrauen, Hass und Rebellionsneigung; sie verfehle damit ihre Intention. Strafen hätten folgende grundsätzliche Makel:

  • Strafen sagen nichts über die notwendige Verhaltensänderung.
  • Strafen würden häufig im Affekt gegeben, was für schlechte intellektuelle Durchdringung des Problems bedeute.
  • Der thematische Zusammenhang fehle.
  • Strafen drängten den Bestraften zu oft in den Zusammenhang von Frustration und Aggression.
  • Strafen haben unabsehbare emotionale Nebenwirkungen.[17]