Stop Criminalizing Insanity

Stop Criminalizing Insanity

While I'd first come across a deeper look at the history of sanitariums in this country courtesy of Aydin Paladin, this related, and in many ways overlapping, video by Stefan Molyneux is the springboard for this post.While both videos are good, the critical subject Stefan covers in greater depth is the connection between crime rates and dumping the people who used to live in Asylums and Sanitariums into the streets to be supposedly cared for. Especially how they then went back down as the war on drugs and getting tough on crime re-institutionalized a lot of the people who…

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When All Solutions are Bad...

When All Solutions are Bad...

Peter Grant, science fiction author, former soldier, now preacher, discusses possible solutions to ongoing black poverty and alienation in response to Fred Reeds article on Milwaukee. Go read them both. Peter offers several things we can try to do, but the biggest and most immediate one is this: I can offer one response to Fred’s “What now?” It’s based on cold, hard reality, learned in Africa over many years of traveling that continent and seeing what works and what doesn’t. It’s not politically correct, it’s not merciful, and it’s not very helpful . . . but it’…

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