Sunday, 27 January 2013
In the beginning the Hippies believed that criminals were poor people who had not had the benefit of our privileges and were therefore not guilty.
We believed that if you showed them love and understanding they would change.
But not if you didn't change the society that made them that way in the first place.
Later; after experiencing violence, ridicule, blame, and force; we became more pragmatic and cynical.
We were right the first time.
What we believed intuitively was closer to God than what we were forced to believe.
Harsh penalties, victims rights, tough love.
We have moved further away from the truth.
We have hardened our hearts.
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