Bisbee wrote: Sun May 16, 2021 11:35 am
Street/prison/drug/smuggling gangs/cartels are the symptoms of a racist society and the inescapable results of an unjust economic system that takes too much from the many to enrich a few.
There is a red and blue pill for everything. I’m not a Marxist as much as a Taoist. I look at the world in terms of cause and effect and strive to feel myself in the other person’s shoe in any situation. Things get much more complicated and nuanced when you think in terms of viable solutions rather than disengage from social ills as if “it has always been this way.”
Sure, though in no way does any of the above give clemency to those who prey upon the poor/disenfranchised, while ruining their lives and families with drugs, violence, and sexual exploitation etc, all of which limits the poor/disenfranchised abilities to improve their standing in society along with the obvious effects of the establishment's racism and unfair economics.
It is complicated no doubt, but don't fool yourself into believing that street/prison/drug/smuggling gangs/cartels are solely caused by the establishment, they're not as everyone is responsible for their own actions, and these scum are purely predators.