Rape Now *Officially* Part of Australian State-Sanctioned Violence
With all of these crimes being committed these days, why not use the pathetic moral condition of jails as part of the punishment? Well, so advocates one Magistrate in Australia:
SYDNEY (Reuters) – An Australian court has issued a blunt warning about the sexual predators a young driver faces in jail if he does not stop speeding, as authorities struggle to stop teenagers street racing.
“You’ll find big, ugly, hairy strong men (in jail) who’ve got faces only a mother could love that will pay a lot of attention to you — and your anatomy,” said Magistrate Brian Maloney.
Breaching any of these conditions would see the teenager jailed where he would “shower with the gorillas in the mist down at Long Bay jail,” said Maloney, his comments confirmed by the court on Tuesday.
As a result of not only failing to create a jail system that protects inmate rights, but also creating a jail system that generates repeat criminals due to the brutal environment of imprisonment, the Australian government apparently has no qualms with threatening criminals of all colors with crime it is responsible for creating.
It’s quite a dose of absurdity, and brings new meaning to the idea that the enforcers of the state are thugs. Of course, we can divide thugs up into two groups: ass-raping “gorilla” thugs like mentioned in the story, and robed and “civilized” thugs, like this Magistrate, who let the gorillas do the raping for them.
At least in the past, perhaps the threat was implicit, due to the reputation of jails – the state’s work was pretty much cut out for it in terrifying its subjects into obedience. Now, we see the extent to which subjects around the world have been terrified into obedience, to the point where this fact can be made explicit and few voices dare to cry out. A brief examination of the article also shows not a single question raised relating to the threats made by the judge, or even to the phenomenon of male rape in prisons. It’s just accepted – perhaps even mildly glorified as a creative way of scaring young people to be law-abiding – and a sign of the modern “civilized” world’s persistent deterioration.
The people who approve of this kind of brutality, imaginably law-abiding citizens, are merely a part of repeating history: merely a new set of names in Martin Niemoller’s “First they came…”. When someone takes the law as morality, he is taking a structure of rules not bound by any objective principles. And this means that he, too, one day may be a “lawbreaker” – a marginalized victim of state violence. The remaining law-abiders will look at the brutality used against him and say it is just punishment, or even simply look the other way, never knowing that the cycle of violence may soon reach them. So it continues.
People certainly are looking the other way when it comes to prisons and what’s putting people in there. And some people, like Magistrate Brian Maloney, are quite sickeningly pumping their fists in fantasy about locking young people up in places where they will have no chance of retaining their humanity. Constant threats of physical harm, sodomy, and death are what now characterize the state gulags known as “prisons,” and the fate of non-violent lawbreakers. That developed nations consider themselves beacons of human rights is, naturally, laughable and merely a symbolic ruse to make people forget the facts. We are “free,” within arbitrary boundaries, and beyond those boundaries lie big, ugly, hairy strong men who will rape us and kill us.
What would we do without the government?