To end crime, crime must stop compensating


January 31, 2018 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos – Translated from Nova Resistencia.

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – The crime only occurs because, objectively, it is worth practicing crimes in Brazil. It’s all a correlation between the burden and the bonus. In a society where most of its members live in a state of complete misery and hunger, no matter how harsh the laws may be, since the possibility of gaining in the world of crime makes it worthwhile (again in the literal sense of the phrase). On the other hand, excessively mild penalties make the crime still seem more attractive than it already is, for the fear is scarce in relation to the possibilities of gain. You see, it is the dispute between two affections, whether fear or ambition: the fear of punishment, ambition for goods, are necessary (in the case of those who steal from hunger), are trivial (in the case of those who enter into the crime for liking the easy life, or for adventure), or symbolic (influence, power, glory, fame).

It is noted, therefore, that both the “left” and the “right” are extremely superficial in their analysis of the “crime” element. They are silly and incomplete analyzes that point out as a solution to crime only the hardening of penalties, as it is puerile and laughable those that point only to the end of inequality, as if this were a possible solution in the short or medium term. In the first case, it must be considered that for those who are hungry or in borderline situations, no penalty is too terrifying. Quoting Brecht, we can say that starving people fear more misery than death itself. Thus it is believed that even if harsher penalties could de-motivate a portion of the offenders, they would not have the same effect on another party, and that is where the Yankee example fits. Even with hard and extremely rigid sentences, organized crime is as strong or stronger in the United States than in most other countries, sometimes even with the connivance of the state (the connivance it is only able to obtain through the gigantic power it accumulates due to to the immense number of recruits who are available at low prices in the ghettos and peripheries).

On the other hand, there are those who suggest that only the end of inequality and education would magically solve the problem of crime: that which is puerile for various reasons. In the first place, because it starts from the idea that the end of inequality is capable of simply changing the hearts of men already contaminated by the revolt it causes, as if a hateful femalefactor simply transformed into a respectable parent as soon as a opportunity of work (which is terrifying innocence).

A second reason is to assume that, even with the absence of inequality, there would not be men who commit violence against others for various reasons, such as the simple desire for adventure or the search for an easier way to achieve what is desired, or mere perversity of itself, since even in a society that provides work for all, a cocaine dealer earns much more money, and in much less time, than an ordinary worker, and there will always be those who commit crimes of passion, those who commit crimes for fun, etc.

The theme is long and complex, so this is not the best vehicle to exhaust it. We conclude by stating that the solution to crime in Brazil must go through both the social factor, ending the inequality and the social and cultural factors that lead to crime, as well as the penal issue and the hardening of sentences, effectively suppressing crime in all the scales, beginning with the great financiers of the same and arriving at the small agents of the alleys and alleys. There is no easy solution and there will never be, nor is there a one-sided solution. It is up to those who want solutions to get ready to get their hands on the work and build them with labor and diligence.

Needless to say, the phenomenon of mass criminality, made virtually a spectacle in our era, is typical of late capitalism. There is no interest in ending the social, economic, and cultural causes of delinquency on the one hand, and there is no real interest or willingness to fight crime in a truly radical and relentless way, even more so with white-collar criminals. In this sense, the attempts to give a final solution to the criminal problem through reformist measures, within the context of a capitalist, liberal and demo-bourgeois society turn out to be useless.

It is only the revolution that represents the only hope of annihilating crime. Then the People will judge themselves and know how to give appropriate treatment to those who parasitize, demean or bleed the community body.

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