On 2005-12-13 17:08, Parn wrote:
Indeed! And when someone downloads MP3s, they committed a crime and thus are just as horrible a person as say, Adolf Hitler, who also committed crimes!
Isn't oversimplifying things great? I mean, we could have a sample scenario, like say... this guy named Billy. Billy is stronger than everyone else in the village! We could have Billy maul your entire family's skulls into pulp, but he doesn't deserve death for that. Why, just two days ago, he walked an old lady across the street! And what about all the driveways he shoveled all the snow off of during the last two winters? Man, his strength came in handy that time! For real. He should totally live.
Except this came down to a 'tit for tat' game. More so to please people that needed pleasing.
Prison is a form of rehabilitation, not just to 'keep the bad people away'. Atleast he acknowledged what he did, and the path he led, and made steps to speak against it, to inform youths to not make the same mistakes he did.
Seriously, you have one bad son of a bitch, with a record, with a name for himself, and he's saying, look, all of that, it was wrong, learn from me, learn from my wrongs and lead a better life.
And honestly, if Hitler weren't such a fucking nut-case and had actually been incarcerated for his crimes, and if
eventually turned around and said, 'My God, what I did was so wrong.' and became a voice for
tolerance, yes, he'd still be a bad motherfucker that would spend the rest of his life in an extremely heavily guarded prison, but he'd atleast be a voice of reason, and that is a tool to be used against everything he stood for prior.
It's not about letting people off the hook for what they did, just because they turned over a new leaf. It's about letting them speak, when the voice they are trying to use, is a voice for bettering society, to stop the wrongs that they started, from causing more ripples.
Effectively, the moment he stopped beleiving that what he did was right, the people he killed, the disorder he caused, when he realised that all of that was wrong, and started speaking against it, thats when he became a benefit to society.
But whats it matter right? He's dead. So all we can do is hope the good he did do, comes to fruition in some youths from now on.