[Marxism] Real societal justice

Gilles d'Aymery aymery at ix.netcom.com
Mon Mar 13 17:13:33 MST 2006

"NO MAN HAS EVER BEEN MORE SORRY," said Randall "Duke" Cunningham, the 
former Congressman from California who has been sentenced to 8 years and 
4 months in jail for accepting bribes. A typical American response to a 
recurring problem (bribery is the U.S. at the local, state and federal 
level -- check your history books at your local library...if it's still 
funded). Of course, the next one will not be deterred -- has the death 
penalty stopped violent, deadly crime? Has the stoning of infidel women 
kept women "faithful"? Has abortion rendered illegal abolished abortion? 
Have fatwas and other religious edits stopped life? Has the penitentiary 
system in America lowered crime? Has the drug war and its casualties 
lowered the drug use? Etc., etc., etc. You know the answer. 

WHY NOT GET a bit creative and deal with the problems where the problems 
actually lay? For instance, in Cunningham's case, like so many in our 
society, greed, sheer, obscene greed, was and is the culprit. So, why not 
teach a greed lesson to the greedies? I'd keep Cunningham out of prison 
and 1) confiscate all his belongings that he stole from the people, and 
2) give him a new job cleaning the bathrooms of the august house he 
abused, Congress, all the while paying him the so-called decent minimum 
wage he was so intent not to raise. 

THAT, FRIENDS, is creative societal retribution. Anything else -- his 
stay in minimum security for nice white middle class caught in the act -- 
is window dressing and only serves to perpetuate a system that is 
destroying us all. Get bold. Send the higher-ups to the ditches where the 
no-voice lower paddles in the mud of nothingness, poverty, disease, and 
ultimately death. Do this, and the system will change rapidly and 

THE JUDGE SHOULD be ashamed of himself for that sentence. But then, that 
judge drinks from the same fountain where Cunningham got his daily 
elixir. It's the system that should be on trial, not individuals. 

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