Prisons, community service, crime-and-punishment controversy, and more
Certain posters here like to make drive-by, off-topic remarks dealing with the broad area tying prisons, community service, other related stuff, and especially crime-and-punishment controversy. As well there have been comradely discussions in scattered areas on this board posing concrete solutions or non-conventional alternatives to much more controversial proposals.
Perhaps I'll cite these in due time, but the basic idea is that typical prison terms and executions just don't work, that rehabs are becoming more problematic, that even prison labour for the benefit of private parties sheds more illusions in any "progressiveness" on the part of the bourgeoisie, and that the various drive-by and increasingly irritating remarks offer no alternatives beyond cheap liberal moralism.
Last edited by Die Neue Zeit; 19th February 2011 at 03:38.
"A new centrist project does not have to repeat these mistakes. Nobody in this topic is advocating a carbon copy of the Second International (which again was only partly centrist)." (Tjis, class-struggle anarchist)
"A centrist strategy is based on patience, and building a movement or party or party-movement through deploying various instruments, which I think should include: workplace organising, housing struggles [...] and social services [...] and a range of other activities such as sports and culture. These are recruitment and retention tools that allow for a platform for political education." (Tim Cornelis, left-communist)