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  • #76
    Originally posted by Tassman View Post
    Justice is impartial and above the emotional, sometimes violent reaction implied by ‘revenge’. But then you’re American; nuff said.
    None of these things is true. Literally none. Not even "nuff said" because you keep talking.

    You jest. Look to yourself and the USA before you start throwing stones at the civilized nations.
    The US won't be overrun by anybody unless it allows it. You OTOH have several nations in your hemisphere alone that could curbstomp you if they decided it was profitable to do so.

    Take your meds and get a grip. The USA is collapsing because of its greed, violence, grossly inequitable distribution of wealth, and its racism and drug problems measurable by the highest incarceration rate in the world – by far.
    The world's strongest superpowers were generally worse in most of these areas and they never collapsed on their account. In fact civilizations usually start collapsing when the common symptoms of liberalism, that is vanity, status whoring, vapid morality and complete lack of loyalty to its people overtake its conservative impulses. The fact is that you are completely delusional. Most of your (and the rest of the liberal west's) prosperity is a shadow of what it was under its violent, greedy, racist predecessors and the only reason why you haven't been curbed into oblivion is because of the United States.

    All this in the most Christian country in the developed world. Clearly religion is pretty useless at encouraging a just society.
    The US government isn't literally selling its children to foreign barbarians as sex slaves. Actually Britain wasn't even selling them since they never got a cut.

    “Not even Russia, a post-Soviet country known for locking people up and throwing away the key, is in the same league as the U.S. when it comes to its incarceration rate” – and most of them are black.
    Most of them are black because blacks commit crimes at hugely disproportionate rates. Maybe you should take it up with the African-American community (run by your fellow liberals), most of which simply doesn't seem to care all that much about black on black crime?

    “Minor drug offenses put blacks behind bars at disproportionately higher rates than whites. And the growing number of whites in prison can be partly attributed to America's massive meth problem that has arisen in the last 10 years”.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/world...n-rates-2014-1

    Yep a country in decline alright! It’s a mess, just like Rome was towards the end.
    None of these were problems until modern liberals came into power with the Boomers. So far liberalism has killed more blacks than the Klu Klux Klan and that's without counting abortion. If we did that we'd find that liberals have killed more blacks than Hitler killed Jews.

    The western empire was weakened by Christianity according to historian Edward Gibbon, in his ‘The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire’ and he blames Christianity for contributing to its decline and fall.
    Yes, we just went over it.

    Just as the 4th Crusade subsequently sacked and pillaged Constantinople, the heart of the mighty Christian Byzantine Empire, and so weakened its defences that it was ultimately overrun by the Ottoman Muslims – it remains Muslim to this day, thanks to the western Christians. Ain't Religion Grand?
    Different factions. Not all that different from liberal atheists who whine about Islamophobia when muslims are executing atheists in their home countries. At least the Christians of that time had actual beef and something to gain from wrecking each other, atheists gain nothing from propping up Islam but you retards to it anyway.
    "As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths." Isaiah 3:12

    There is no such thing as innocence, only degrees of guilt.

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    • #77
      Originally posted by Starlight View Post
      I recall once making the mistake of reading a Chuck Colson book, in which he expressed incoherent outrage towards the Scandinavian prison system for their rehabilitation based system. I think to a significant extent a lot of conservatives get quite a lot of pleasure out of the idea of other people suffering, and thus they want as much punishment to happen as possible. The more violent, severe, and strict the punishment, the better. The extreme version of that conservative tendency can be seen in their enthusiastic endorsement of the death penalty, and also in ISIS's beheadings, burning alive, throwing people off tall towers etc.

      I also tend to think there is quite a lot of racial prejudice involved in this too. Having "3-strikes and it's life in prison" policies for non-violent drug offences does a really good job at getting black people out of sight and out of mind if the police get a wink and a nod to make sure that they're dragging as many black people as possible in front of the courts on non-violent drug offences and make sure they ignore any white people doing drugs - even when whites are the ones predominately doing the drugs! I think for a lot of the "tough on crime" people in the US, at the back of their minds is this idea that they might be able to get rid of as many blacks as possible by doing this. The absurd thing is that the financial cost of putting a person in prison for a year is greater than the financial cost of sending a person to the country's best university for a year. Things like affirmative action (which conservatives typically hate) are a financially cheaper way of dealing with issues than being tougher on crime.
      Scandis outright refuse to do anything about left wing criminals (which is most of them). Why do you think Anders Breivik decided to start teaching scuba diving lessons?
      "As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths." Isaiah 3:12

      There is no such thing as innocence, only degrees of guilt.

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      • #78
        Originally posted by Tassman View Post
        It’s interesting that the Christian USA goes in for the punitive approach with markedly little success whereas no other country in the developed world allows for the death penalty and, for example, largely atheist Norway has far greater success by focusing on rehabilitation, not punishment.

        “It has one of the lowest recidivism rates in the world at 20%. The US has one of the highest: 76.6% of prisoners are re-arrested within five years”.
        Yes, we could use much more of that rehabilitation here. It can reduce crime and save money in the long run, just like preventive medicine can save money in the long run.
        Last edited by Yttrium; 04-16-2015, 08:54 AM.
        Middle-of-the-road swing voter. Feel free to sway my opinion.

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        • #79
          Originally posted by Darth Executor View Post
          None of these things is true. Literally none. Not even "nuff said" because you keep talking.
          Oh well then…..

          The US won't be overrun by anybody unless it allows it. You OTOH have several nations in your hemisphere alone that could curbstomp you if they decided it was profitable to do so.
          Unsupported defiance and speculation!

          The world's strongest superpowers were generally worse in most of these areas and they never collapsed on their account. In fact civilizations usually start collapsing when the common symptoms of liberalism, that is vanity, status whoring, vapid morality and complete lack of loyalty to its people overtake its conservative impulses. The fact is that you are completely delusional. Most of your (and the rest of the liberal west's) prosperity is a shadow of what it was under its violent, greedy, racist predecessors and the only reason why you haven't been curbed into oblivion is because of the United States.
          You mean like the overthrow of the "let them eat cake" French and Russian aristocracy by the people? The overthrow of the US Plutocracy by the people is a distinct possibility and for the same reasons; the USA is an inequitable, decaying society. Interesting that religion plays such an important role - unlike the rest of the developed world.

          The US government isn't literally selling its children to foreign barbarians as sex slaves. Actually Britain wasn't even selling them since they never got a cut.
          Well that's dramatic. What on earth are are you talking about?

          What the US government is doing is presiding over the grossly inequitable distribution of wealth, racism and drug problems measurable by the highest incarceration rate by far in the world and doing very little to address the problem – or even acknowledge that a problem exists. It is unique in the developed word in this regard.

          Most of them are black because blacks commit crimes at hugely disproportionate rates. Maybe you should take it up with the African-American community (run by your fellow liberals), most of which simply doesn't seem to care all that much about black on black crime?
          And you think locking people up without any attempt at rehabilitation and throwing away the key, is the solution. The statistics disagree.

          http://www.businessinsider.com/world...n-rates-2014-1

          Remember the Bastille!

          None of these were problems until modern liberals came into power with the Boomers. So far liberalism has killed more blacks than the Klu Klux Klan and that's without counting abortion. If we did that we'd find that liberals have killed more blacks than Hitler killed Jews.
          Come now: The Jim Crow Laws, the grossly inequitable distribution of wealth, the lack of sufficient welfare safety-nets for the disadvantaged...……

          Yes, we just went over it.
          Well take note.

          Different factions. Not all that different from liberal atheists who whine about Islamophobia when muslims are executing atheists in their home countries. At least the Christians of that time had actual beef and something to gain from wrecking each other, atheists gain nothing from propping up Islam but you retards to it anyway.
          Ah yes, factions will be factions!

          “Probably the most telling event which displayed the decline of the crusader ideal was the capture and pillage of the Christian bastion of Constantinople by the members of the Fourth Crusade in 1204. The subsequent dismemberment of the Byzantine Empire weakened Christendom in the Near East and created an animosity between Catholics and Orthodox which has lasted into the 20th century”.

          http://www.shsu.edu/~his_ncp/1204.html
          “He felt that his whole life was a kind of dream and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it.” - Douglas Adams.

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