Some people break the law, and that does not mean they are a criminal. In fact, most people have broken the law, and thought about it but if all of those people were detained for doing so we would be doing the general public a huge disservice. Take piracy for instance, people ripping off others art. That is a crime. The difference between a criminal and human is at stake here, those people are breaking the law but are they “criminals”? Take bankers who do not know better, haven’t been trained properly and all commit crimes by not correcting errors, not because they are criminals necessarily but because they do not know how to correct their own mistakes. Humans make mistakes. Criminals commit crimes. A human will learn from their mistakes, a criminal will not admit that they have done wrong. I have known a kleptomaniac or two, who were known for shoplifting (not robbery) , were these people criminals? No, absolutely not. The character flaw could cost them dearly, but should never cost them jail or prison time, these are good people I am talking about here. Criminals are bad people, very bad people. Humans, I would like to believe are inherently good, although misguided at times. There is a huge difference at stake to arrest good people who have committed petty crimes, and then let the bad criminals get away with murder (so to speak). Well how can you tell the difference? You would know if you met one, believe me, you would know. If you don’t know the difference that is not necessarily a bad thing, you have just probably never crossed paths with a ex convict, or a real criminal. There is a huge difference between a person who was caught up with the wrong crowd, got arrested by association, and served time for it than a bad guy, a real criminal. Criminals do not admit when they have committed a crime. They are the most innocent people you will ever meet in your life. If they are able to fool you that is. A criminal can fool most people, unless you are a trained professional and deal with them on a daily basis and can profile them like the back of your hand. I am not a trained professional, but I do know the difference. Do not take my word, though, for as trained as I may be in my own experience, I am human and might make a mistake. I can tell you what you are guilty of, I have the dirt on you, I know who you are and I know your secrets. There are human secrets, the mistake we all made of being born, and then there are terminal lies and terminal liars. A good criminal is a good liar. A really good criminal, is a really good liar. A damn good criminal, is a damn good liar. I am not talking about major crimes here, well maybe a few partial ones. Depending on who the judge is. Depending on who you are asking. Depending on who did what. The truth is subjective because we all have our own version. The difference is not in both stories of the truth, the difference is not in both sides of the truth, but the difference is when one is lying. One is lying, and one is telling the truth. When you have a liar on your hands, you have a big criminal.
First, let me admit, I am human. I do not have to take oath in court to tell the truth, I am always under oath in Gods eyes. I tell the truth to the best of my ability, and can be too honest, to be honest. Besides little lies like “you look good today”, or “I feel good today”, and the little lies of cognitive dissonance of tiny proportions in order to survive to the best of ones ability, there is no foul here. I am human, so sue me.
Second, I do not believe humans should ever compare themselves to criminals. It can be justified to try to understand what makes a criminal that way, compare differences, in order to prevent the occurrence. But it goes without saying that most people are not criminals. MOST PEOPLE. If I was to start comparing myself to a wife-beating convict, for instance, I would pretty much be saying, well I am better than the worlds biggest scum of the Earth, and am not a sicko. But that should never be a comparison, the two should never be compared. It goes without saying, I am not a wife-beating convict, most of us here are not sickos and scumbags, MOST OF US. I do not consider a criminal a human, they are not human, they are sick fucks, that should be locked up in prison for the rest of their life or worse. I have no mercy on those criminals, not for what they have done. They are not human, they are criminals and something is severely wrong with them. They might be able to admit their mistakes (if they have to), but that is not going to stop them from committing the same crime again. The mistakes they make, are not mistakes to them (they just got caught see, and have to learn to not get caught next time), it is a deliberate or uncontrollable loss of temperament, they are criminals who must conform to society against their will. Jail and/or prison can usually stop them for a little while, until they get caught again, and some of them need the system to correct them, and to keep them in line. They have to go against their own criminal nature to be a part of society, often with more restrictions as a convict or felon, etc… these are bad people, their brains do not work like the rest of us, they are the reason we have correctional facilities, remember, to keep society safe. After they get caught they can try to control their impulse to do bad, by not breaking the law. They probably think about committing crimes obsessively, and have to refrain from breaking the law due to the consequence of going to jail or prison. The consequences of breaking the law can lower the chances and their impulses of repeatedly committing crimes. If they didn’t get in trouble, and the correctional facilities were not there to correct them, who knows what else they would do. Criminals threaten the safety of society. Criminals are not normal people, they might be in disguise of a normal person, but underneath their lies, is the truth of their character, a profile of a criminal. One should never compare their self to such imbeciles. They are not in the category of comparison, I would hope that most people are not sickos, that should be a given. If it is not a given that I am not a sicko or scum of the Earth, then what is the world coming to? There is a big difference between a human mistake, and a criminal. The bigger difference to draw is between good people and bad people. Everyone knows there are bad people in the world, and the world would be better with less bad people. It does society no justice to deny that such criminals exist. Those sickos and scum bags of the Earth do exist, we can not deny that they exist. It doesn’t do any good to be in denial about the ugly truth of true criminals. They are a subcategory of humans. I highly suggest understanding the difference, and never comparing anyone to such scum of the Earth sickos, unless they are locked up in the same penitentiary.
Thirdly, do not mistake human error for a crime. We have all made the mistake of being born, and although inherently we are mostly good people, even a good person has thought of or committed one crime, that does not make them a criminal. I will recite this parable phrase I took from the New Testament to illustrate my point, “He who casts the first stone has never sinned”, now let me illustrate the difference for you. I am preaching to the choir when I say, I am not a bad person, but I have sinned. A person with a brain dysfunction will believe this to mean that there is actually someone who has not sinned, and it may just be them. The latter is a lie, for every man and woman has sinned. For a person to believe they are above everybody else, because they have never “sinned” is a total and complete lie. They are lying to themselves, and to others. Do you really believe this person has never sinned in their life? By “sin” I mean by being human, for we have all made mistakes as humans whether human mistakes, or otherwise not a practicing whatever your religion is or is not. You’re not a practicing your religion anymore, so what, most of us aren’t. This isn’t meant to be an argument about religion or not, atheists can be good too, just spiritually devoid and out to prove it, no one has to be forced into spirituality. Bringing this quote into context can immediately call for objections, but I do not mean to add such controversy to my position. The point and the principle to be made are that criminals will often act and speak as though they did not do anything wrong. They truly want to believe they are right in whatever their wrong is. Taking this quote in or out of context, and just being willing to take it as it is, what was your first reaction to it? Were you mad, and angry that I bring this kind of principle into this? You might believe the New Testament has no place in this argument, but as a matter of principle, it is a rather strong point to be made regardless of where it came from. The principle is there. A person with a brain dysfunction who has read the New Testament and knows this verse, might have thought, “see I am right”, or “see, I knew it”, or “see I told you so”, they might claim that this verse means they are not wrong, that they have not done wrong, and that it pertains personally to them, because they also believe they are above the law because they have never sinned. In the modern day this should read, “he who raises his hand first, has never broken a law, or even thought about breaking any law”, without jumping to conclusions here, you might have to think about this one for a moment. In changing the context, something is lost, and something is gained, please do not lose the principle. No stones were cast, by the way, and hopefully no hands were eager to go up. Good thing, we learned to think before we act. As for thinking before we speak, I am still learning how to do that myself, it is some default of the brain function. Now, I hope to be on the same page as people, as I draw attention to this principle. A criminal might use such a point to believe that they have never “sinned”, or never broken the law, and use it to further justify their wrongs instead of confessing their ways. It is not saying no one has never sinned, it is not saying anyone is above the law, it does not give invisible power to people and make them invincible. Ever heard this one “he who smelt it dealt it”, well I smell a guilty person, and they stink. The point here is that most of us are human, MOST OF US. The human population is not referring to the subcategory of human scum and sickos, it is just not, they are not human. There is something wrong with criminals. They are not right in their heads. Being a human, person, I am not here to admit the mistake of being born. I am human, I should never have to admit “guilty for being human”, for the guilt is unjust. I should not have to apologize for being alive, or say sorry for being born. It should go without saying.
Lastly, crime and punishment, law and order, bad things happen to good people, and that’s life. There are the haves and the have nots, just try not to have so much that others can steal and more that they can not. More internal value than external valuables. A good soul, for instance can not be robbed, the human spirit endures the test of time, and it is the kind of person you are that should be held in the highest value. A good person is hard to come by, not the normal riff raff, good is exceptional, actually. A good person is a valuable person. I hope the good can not be taken away from people. Please do not take the good away. Please do not do away with the good people. Good people are not perfect, no one is perfect. Yet, it is the highest any society can strive for, perfection. Perfection is the highest any society can ever strive for, and although we are made imperfect it is important to strive for such attainable ideals of perfection. (As a side note, the first perfect 10 was given in the Olympics this year, to show that perfection is actually not impossible).
For better or for worse, the better of society will be to compare ourselves with the best of things, not the worst of them. We all know it could be worse, the better question to ask is when will it get better? It could always be worse, and it could always be better. When will it get better? I reckon the day we stop comparing ourselves to the worst of the worst, and start comparing ourselves to the best of the best. Comparing ourselves to criminals is not an option, never was, never will be. The day we realize that it should be a given we don’t have to live in poverty, be treated like a criminal, guilty for being a human being, or crucified for our beliefs, will be the day, that will be the day.