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War On Terrorism Essay

My argument is about the war on terrorism. War by definition means, a state of competition, conflict, or hostility between different people or groups. The definition of terrorism is the use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims. We may literally be at war with other countries which host terrorist threats, but America is not without terrorism.

America is hosting street gangs, and they are very dangerous. They will rob, kill and rape anyone in the name of their neighborhood. They hate law enforcement and drop out of school at young ages, they may not know it but ultimately what they’re fighting for isn’t just their gang but nationwide anarchy. Anarchy meaning a state of disorder because of the absence or non-recognition of authority, which is very much a political standpoint as the idea is there should be no politics, law, government or industry.

However not all of our domestic terrorists represent gangs. In fact one famous terrorist was named Ted Kaczynski (aka The Unabomber). Ted Kaczynski was a scholar from Chicago Illinois, after earning a PhD in mathematics and several other academic achievements he decided to move into a secluded cabin without electricity or running water. He became upset about the environment around him being harvested for manufacturing purposes and adopted Neo-Luddist beliefs. Neo-Luddism began in Britain during the 1800’s, the idea behind it being the development and integration of technology would have a negative impact on mankind. In many ways they were correct, we’ve made major improvements in every aspect and that includes using technology to take the lives of other human beings.

In just under twenty years Ted Kaczynski had sent or planted several home made bombs to universities and airports, killing few and injuring many. I can’t provide any statistics to show the amount of Americans that are killed each year due to these anarchists but it is unacceptable and our prison facilities are not helping. Gang members leave the streets to join their fellow gang members in prison, many gang members are not phased by the thought of going to prison. These so called correctional facilities are hardly correctional and for every gang member that decides to change their ways, there is one or two kids waiting for the chance to take their place.

Felons that get convicted and go to prison eventually leave prison with knowledge of what they did wrong and how to avoid getting caught in the future. It’s almost like the taxpayers are paying for these criminal to go to a college of criminal activity. If an inmate is not physically fit or willing to fight or kill for a certain gang he may or may not make many connections with other inmates. But if an inmate is fit and willing to fight then he will be immediately accepted into a gang based on the color of his skin, being part of this gang means protection and possibly drugs or money. It also means advice on how to survive while in prison and how to continue criminal acts on the outside world but without getting caught.

Criminals associate with other criminals and when a criminal gets out of prison his “friends” might try to help him out by trying to get him on a major robbery or drug deal in order for said criminal to make some money and get back on his feet. Absolutely every inmate and they are all surrounded by each other every hour of every day, almost forcing a confrontation or introduction at some point both of which could end up for better or worse. When inmates leave prison they find each other on the outside (depending on how they got along in prison or jail), and work together.

It seems the only thing these “correctional facilities” are really doing is keeping criminals of the street only to let them back out on the street, it’s not solving the problem. The best criminals are the people we’ve never heard of, so when people go to prison it’s because they were bad enough at crime to get arrested and convicted. But these bad criminals are the most reckless which could mean the death of many innocent people.

I propose capital punishment as a resolution and consequence for killing, raping, stealing and trafficking. We need to make gangsters be afraid to be gangsters because it’s the only way they will stop. People may argue that it is inhumane or that America is a democracy and to line everyone up for the firing squad would maybe resemble communism or a dictatorship but I say it’s worth it. An eye for an eye, if you kill somebody you die.

Some might argue that this system of execution is communism. Many people get their image of communism mixed up with a sort of military totalitarianism form of government, but there are extreme differences between the two as well as different forms of communism that may stimulate the North American economy. For example communism suggests that all property be owned by the state for equal distribution but this does not call for any restrictions to our freedom of speech or even a lack of democracy. Communism reminds many people of a totalitarian state of being completely controlled by a set income, media filtration or involuntary military service, almost like Nazism. Personally I am not a communist but I do think that we as Americans should be more open minded about these things especially when it would be for the greater good of our nation.

Totalitarianism might even encourage those involved with illegal activity to traffic drugs or people even more because they feel so oppressed by their government and that is the exact opposite of what needs to happen. No matter what, there will always be large amounts of money tempting individuals to commit crime. So instead of adopting a form of government such as communism entirely America should borrow or develop a different death penalty policy according to our countries crime rate. So you can see that the prisons in this country are very close to ineffective. Criminals will definitely not change their ways when surrounded by other criminals. In prison it’s man up or accept death/rape, and everybody would rather workout and fight. I think the death penalty is the only thing that’ll really send the message to the felons and make them think twice about their thuggish lifestyle.


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