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One writer's realization of ravaged realities, and his honesty regarding his having been victimized thereby (pre and incl. prison) are impressive.
Repeating myself, anyone having done their time and thus released, should be able to fully reenter society with all privileges and rights to pursue a different
course of life, a chance at fulfillment of own life and of those intimately connected (wife, kids, etc.). Police record? Fine. All kinds of records are kept by all kinds of institutions and agencies. But when a "debt has been paid through incarceration" (read that carefully and see how inane, meaningless other than psychotic it reads) . . . . then release should be absolute reinstatement of rights of citizenship. Even sex offenders, though subject to far more intrusive and surveillant monitoring, should be assured of their privacy and returned their opportunity to proceed in life after completing whatever sentence of program.
One wonders at recidivism? What choice for so many? Especially those of the echelon and "ethniclon" I spoke of last week (inner city blacks especially).
But re. this week's concerns, perhaps prison is analogus to how we find ourselves juxtaposed to those other tribes or turfs or skins or confined within the same "global cell". Each is a clique, has its rules and regs and by what criterion is "right" established? By self-containment of the rules (such as cell block or yard space) -- or by self-definition (such as manifest destiny or propagation of Jihad) -- or by the econo-political-corporate occupation for exploitation of resources. And what's the infrastructure factor in any of these cases? Supremacy to subue or massacre the antagonist and antithetical.
Scorched earth (every man, woman, child, and beast) of the ancient Israelis worked, momentarily-historically. In the long run? . . . well look at the last 1500 years and where would they be if not for the U. S. and allies placing them and perpetuating them as our proxy in the Middle East?
But power is one means to resolve the situation with the areas of troublesome Islam. Hahahahaha (sweet Jesus marching on before) WIPEOUT. That's one proven paradigm, at least short-term for centuries. Even as recently as Assad (the father). And, of course, the example given on this site of the saturation bombing of Germany, then the A's on the Japs. Wipeout.ontainment.
Otherwise, another lesson from the prison paradigm of survival. CONTAINMENT.
Other writers' comments were concerned with what justification we had in invading and overthrowing and destroying another country that had not only not attacked us (therefore a whole different thing from WW II) . . . but had been our proxy vs. Iranian Islamic expansionism. Saddam had been our man for years.
He was brutal, yes (aren't they all over there -- when we were so merciful to the blackskins and redskins here) . . . .but he was under our control. After all, we'd
supplied his whole armamentorium !!
Containment. Let them establish their Caliphate and live their 13th C. Sharia (a continuum of Judaic) law and drastic misogyny and cruelty vs. transgression. As I discussed a few months ago, eventually, if not sooner, sectarian fractionation would wreak intra-desecration of their doomed "for Allah and country" ethos and futile experiment at retrospect and socio-religious recidivism as advance.
Simply, we need to exert whatever drastic and even brutal level to maintain our interest and resources in other nations. For we're going to keep exploiting those interests and resources!!! So why screw around with half-measures of humanitarianism rather than expedience to achieve our goals and barrel/day level?
We need to otherwise get the hell out of regions where there is no heritage, no society, no actual religious or even ethnic organization -- rather, retibutive traditions and tribal and sectarian fragmentations almost comparable to a kaleidoscope of reciprocal antibodies to each other as antigens.
We need to secure our own block (cell or socio-econo-political) and even with intrusive surveillance (but adequate idealistic-American-paradigm legal protection) -- if such still exists, secure our space on earth from the threat of others even if they've run out of space on earth. Cruel, but nature is not unusual -- that overpopulation has an inherent means of "correction" for its numerical (and environmental "inflation"). Even humans as cattle in the demographic stock market . and a "correction" is achieved by "inflationary downsizing" . . . . .
And otherwise, perhaps we should wise up that thriving on chaos has been the history of not only life, and man, but the very earth and the universe in which our planet is confined in the cell of its orbiit. Contention and conflict and carnage are part of the natural process. Shit happens. Existential shit. And we should be cognizant of the perspective we have here in this country. Compared to so much of the rest of the world, we're in a 5 star isolation realm here.
Finally, regarding "The Book's" veracity, may I again suggest that readers acquire both "Creationist Literalism -- a Genesisian Heresy and absolute impossibility", also "The Bible Tells Us So in its own words", and "God As An Old Beared Guy In The Sky And Other Blatant Blasphemies". (search on WWW.LULU.com and also Amazon.com.