Prometheus The Supremo
- Apr 23, 2007
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- a strange reality, bizarro toronto
Actually, that is why we as a people have a justice system in the manner that we have. We don't allow for lynch mobs, and we don't have juries that assign punishment (they are the finders of fact - but punishment is metered out by the judge based on the law). The primary purpose of our prisons is to protect society - by removing those that must be removed from society, and to act as a deterrent for those that need it. Prisons are a necessary evil to protect society from those that we need protecting from.
and this is a good message for society to send. societies that dish out revenge indirectly teach that revenge is a good thing and individuals could be influenced by this to take revenge for being wronged. they will apply the revenge stance to everyday issues, things that are totally trivial. our society teaches separation & isolation so instead of a husband blowing his wife's head off with a shotgun if he finds her cheating, if he has been influenced by our society, he'll get a divorce and never talk to her again. now you might say, if that's the logic then wouldn't the husband build an isolation chamber for her and keep her prisoner? nope, unless he's got a mental disorder, he wouldn't go to that extent. it's too time consuming and a normal person would come to their senses before they even buy a bag of cement. the hotheadedness that results from being wronged is something that is usually short lived. revenge is something that only takes a second to accomplish. this is what makes revenge soo dangerous.
a society that keeps its cool influences its citizens to keep its cool. maybe murderers get to live the rest of their lives instead of being hung but citizens won't be influenced with this lynching mentality and then apply it to situations in their everyday lives. this could reduce crime overall.