Link of the Day

Here’s a fascinating article on the efforts to dismantle the prison system in Washington State.

The logic is the same one we have seen from the airhead of the year, AOC. If there are prisons, racist police will try to fill them by rounding up innocent POC. Closing down prisons will mean there won’t be a space to put the innocent POC. So nobody will suffer and everywhere will be one big suburb.

Please don’t confuse AOC, POC, BIPOC, and MSNBC. It’s crucial that there are as many acronyms as possible because it won’t be real social justice without them.

8 thoughts on “Link of the Day”

  1. Well, “MSNBC is defined as an abbreviation for a cable news outlet which was created by a 1996 merger between Microsoft and NBC, including the MS for Microsoft and the NBC from the other partner. An example of MSNBC is one of the largest and most read or watched stations for news in the world.”

    Cannot find anything connected to racial justice on the web.

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      1. Time to reinvent this “Hair” song:
        ‘LBJ took the IRT
        Down to 4th Street USA
        When he got there
        What did he see?
        The youth of America on LSD’

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  2. The PPP says “Black youth made up 49% of youth placed on EM” (Googled that “Electronic home monitoring (EHM) is an alternative to jail time that allows you to serve your jail commitment in your home.”)

    I remembered reading about a large number of Ethiopian teens in Israeli jails, so checked and turns out the situation has significantly improved:

    “Another encouraging statistic is that the proportion of boys of Ethiopian descent among the detainees decreased significantly from about 40% in 2014 (then there were about 60 teenagers of Ethiopian origin in Ofek [el: a jail for teens]) to about 7% today (only five).”

    How has Israel achieved this?

    “Professionals attributed the sharp decline in the number of inmates to the policy change … as well as the treatment and rehabilitation of law-breaking boys. […] the implementation of the conclusions of an inter-ministerial team led by the Ministry of Justice, which recommended ways to avoid sending boys to prison, given alternatives in which the rehabilitative procedure will be more effective. About 75% of the boys in Israel who sat in prison return to prison during the next five years, while the corresponding figure for adults is about 40%.”

    Why cannot America do something similar? In Israel:

    “The Director General of the Ministry of Justice, Advocate Amy Palmor, stressed that the sending of boys to prison is sometimes only due to a load on the system, which does not have the resources to find the appropriate alternative for each boy specifically.”

    Doesn’t it happen in USA even to a greater extent in certain areas?

    It’s a pity populism may hurt the implementation of good and much needed reforms.

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  3. Looks like a very interesting new book: “Cynical Theories: How Activist Scholarship Made Everything about Race, Gender, and Identity―and Why This Harms Everybody”.

    I read the author’s articles and they were quite good, so I’ve hopes for the book too. Here is a review:

    The Truth According to Social Justice—A Review of ‘Cynical Theories’
    https://quillette.com/2020/07/20/the-truth-according-to-social-justice-a-review-of-cynical-theories/

    The book on Amazon:

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    1. This should indeed be a good book. Unfortunately the wokesters’ arguments are so inane that I can’t even read their refutations for too long. Lindsay’s twitter is a riot!

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      1. Same here. I like his Twitter feed but I won’t be reading the book. I hear way too much of the wokester shit at work. I don’t need it to pollute my free time.

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