Author: sunnylin01

Would lifeterm without parole deter corruption? [Copy link] 中文

Rank: 8Rank: 8

Post time 2016-4-20 20:19:04 |Display all floors
Somewhat amusing that a state structure that is (supposedly) capable of stamping-out rebelliousness in the common people is not capable of supervising and controlling its own bureaucrats. Of course both East and West have the administrative and technical capacity to do this very well; but in BOTH there is ELITISM and PRIVILEGE in government. Why? Simply because the KIND OF PERSON who does well at POLITICS is both SMART and POWER-HUNGRY. That will never change. So the common people must be forever VIGILANT.
My problem is simple: I just know better than everyone-else!

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 2

Post time 2016-4-23 20:14:14 |Display all floors
The short answer is no. As for, if it is better than the death penalty, well, that depends on your intention. If you want people to suffer, then for you, the death penalty is no different from the life sentence without parole, and the cruelty level is about the same. Would a life sentence without parole deter crimes? For some, yes, but for everyone? No. The same goes for the death penalty and any other forms of punishment or penalty. If punishment really worked, we would have a perfect world by now.

You have to understand that when people are willing to commit serious crimes that they know lead to the death penalty or a life sentence, it is because they are done with life. They don't see a way out for themselves, so they are willing to take whatever risks. They want something that bad.

The society that you have built is the main cause of your corruption, this society where money rules, this society where face is paramount, this society that's about getting the latest new stuff so we can keep us up with the Joneses. If money wasn't so important, would there be corruption? If people cared about other people and the society more than they cared about money, would there be corruption?

So your answer is not in more severe punishments, but in changing how the society works, getting your priorities straight, changing how people think, getting people to understand what's truly important, that people are more important than money.

So there is no easy answer but hope that everyone learns on their own good time. Eventually we all get there and we stop hurting others because we finally understand our true nature. In the meantime, if you're afraid to hand out the death penalty, you are a coward.

Use magic tools Report

2018 Most Popular Member 2018 Most Popular Member 2016 Most Popular Member Medal Gold Medal

Post time 2016-4-23 21:51:01 |Display all floors
Reminder: Author is prohibited or removed, and content is automatically blocked

Use magic tools Report

You can't reply post until you log in Log in | register

BACK TO THE TOP
Contact us:Tel: (86)010-84883548, Email: blog@chinadaily.com.cn
Blog announcement:| We reserve the right, and you authorize us, to use content, including words, photos and videos, which you provide to our blog
platform, for non-profit purposes on China Daily media, comprising newspaper, website, iPad and other social media accounts.