Friday, August 26, 2011
The Blame Game
Some people blame me for my continual detention because I'm critical and argumentative. They insist I shut up.
I honestly try to understand the mentality behind such opinions, really. It seems to accept that the prisoner service, parole board and Ministry of Justice are keeping people in prison not for their crime or future risk but because of their opinions. This mentality then blames these prisoners for being subject to this grotesque abuse of power.
I try to understand this view, but I fail. People who accept that the State does such a repulsive thing and are content with it are beyond my comprehensions.
Isn't it right that any system which abuses it power in this way is precisely the system that requires criticising the most? It is moral cowardice, a denial of all that makes us free, autonomous, human beings if we "shut up"?
Labels: Ministry of Justice