Re surprise inspection in a prison in Mexico "Prostitutes found in Mexico jail ... A surprise inspection in a prison in Mexico has revealed the presence of 19 prostitutes, 100 plasma televisions, two sacks of marijuana, and 100 cockerels for cock fighting...."

I can't resist posting on my blog about this, despite my opinion likely to irritate lots of kinds of people.

Over the years I have heard about the notoriously bad prison conditions in Mexico, but even they are not inhumane enough to not let wives of inmates to occasionally visit their husbands intimately. Unlike here in America: we are even more inhumane than that; or maybe a bit sexually insane in general, with all the clever suppression by bullies who think that all women righteously belong to them because they are influentially stronger and more aggressive.

Anyway, the items listed in the news article are amusing. Other than the cock fighting stuff; that seems not so nice; although, perhaps watching the example of two roosters' total ferocity in slashing at each other so as to gain exclusive mating rights to the hens, might remind human men they are not quite that violent; who knows. As for the prostitutes there, I say good for all the men and women, yay. Less suffering in the world thereby, assuming all the men there were equally comforted by the women. And as for the televisions, we Americans know well the addiction to the boob tube, improving the quality of life a bit... usually. And the marijuana, it also would probably reduce the suffering of the inmates while they serve their time in prison; as far as I recall, marijuana only made people more peaceful and at ease socially, and caused no harm to anybody as a result of smoking it; might even have made them a bit more humane or at least better aware of nature's beauty. So it would also have contributed to a better environment for the inmates there, I would think, a small amount.

(I could grouse again at the idioticy of making hemp unlawful in America - because it is associated with marijuana's smoking by a few. Hemp has always been an important agricultural crop in America; nothing could match the strength, light weight and utility of hemp rope, stronger than steel for its weight; the only problem being it is scratchy to the hands. It's light weight and super strength made it used to tie up battleships to the dock in WWII, for example. No need to have huge expensive industrial factories to turn petrochemicals into rope; just plant seeds and it grew, and needed far less poisonous pesticides put into the ground than did comparable and less strong cotton crops. As far as I know, the only harm from hemp was when vigilantes would use hemp rope to lynch their victims.

Follow the money: who is it that benefits greatly by making hemp unlawful in America?

Yet also, I must say that my viewpoint is from an earlier generation, where smoking part of the hemp plant was unheard of. Tobacco is what people smoked. Was only decades later I heard of people smoking marijuana; some of my friends provided examples, and I did not see where they were made dangerous to others, except in their occasional antics to avoid getting caught smoking it. Their often uncanny awareness sometimes astonished me at times, however; so maybe all people ought to have the same advantage. All strange behavior to me.

But to banish the native hemp plant's growth from America as a result - are they really the same plant or is it that enforcers cannot tell the difference, I wonder - really needs some unbiased research and analysis. I wonder if the fear of turning all those imprisoned marijuana smokers, "guilty" of that victimless crime, out on the street, having them angry at the associated "law-enforcers;" and paying them full compensation for wrongful imprisonment, is why the anti-hemp-anti-marijuana laws are not revoked instantly.

Even nowadays, returning hemp as an important agricultural crop in America, as it was throughout all but the most recent history, would especially enable the processed hempseed as a much needed outstanding protein profile food, for better health of Americans. Instead of having to totally import that potentially important nourishing food, reducing the need for environmentally resource-expensive meat as partially comparable protein source. Especially for people like me, whose intestines are damaged by eating wheat gluten, and find it hard to absorb enough protein to be properly nourished. Corn and rice are not quite adequate substitutes.)

Anyway, back to the ranch, if prisons are meant to cause pain and discomfort to wrongdoers, then why not hook them up to some shock machine, making them jump around for a few seconds each day as "punishment," or maybe give them a couple lashes each week in revenge. Or each in turn have to sit in isolation while they are barraged by audio recordings of how awful and nasty they are and giving threats of fearful physical harm, for 15 minutes each day. Then for the rest of the day, let them live in their imprisonment served time humanely, including having a normal lovelife - whether from their wives or from prostitutes - and TV, and marijuana to ease their stress.

But it is well known that people learn by example, and having them spend time in great deprivation and abusive conditions on and on, like is standard here in the US, simply teaches them to do that to others, somehow, when they get out - just be more clever about it, obeying the letter of the law if not the intent of the law.

To experience the suffering of their victims, they need to have empathy so as to be able to feel the other's pain - unless of course the person is a psychotic person craving to feel others in pain - the empathic experience ought to be the way to get the wrongdoer's attention; then, teach them by example the proper way to treat others. Show them the difference, through rapid comparison, to get their attention. That might work.

But those who are inherently bullies and who have wound up in prison, of course, probably need a bit of different conditioning; and although I doubt that bullies can really be taught better intrinsic manners, they can be taught through rewards to serve as law enforcement, or working in certain types of supervision in companies, using their nature of stalk-&-assault to gain obedience of others, sort of constructively, by getting their needs to have others fear them that way, and yet under supervision and behavior rules, to not usually harm others. A salary would be cheaper than imprisonment, and possibly could get them to sometimes do something constructively, I would hope.

But, I know despite such ranting's making sense, that things will go on business as usual. Prisons are a huge source of income for those businesses. Possibly part of the incentive to have marijuana use imprisonable is to keep that money rolling in to the prison business and their investors.

As often happens, what people actually "do do" seems astonishing to me.

But the stalk-and-assault musclemen bullies do rule here, even in business suits. Even as prison guards, most likely; who else could tolerate watching such misery? Only those who had been abused as they grew up, I suspect; their subconscious fantasizing righteous abuse for wrongful abuse. And imprisonment's forcing of obeying, certainly is abuse. Although, I understand the need to restrain the rare violent nutso bulllies from insanely rampaging around as bullies too aggressively. Most of them do the bullying by the rules; but sometimes apparently they don't restrain themselves, and so freak out and cause "unlawful" harm to others. Stuffing them into a prison might seem all that can be done, to get them off the streets, out of other people's hair. But it ought to be temporary. And teach civilized manners to them there. What actual deterrent the threat of prison has on keeping stalk-&-assault natured bully people from doing their thing, is not so certain in my mind, as implied by the law-and-prison system.

Mexico's prison condition discovery per the news article, seems to be indicative of potentials of other ways to treat people.

And our reactions to that, ought to tell us something about ourselves, if we stop to look. But we might find that too uncomfortable to our egos.

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