I have been studying law the past couple of years, and I have come to the belief that the legal system needs to rewind itself. I think, or at least feel, that a lot of the legal system is based on the neuroscience of emotion and a “feeling” of justice rather than really examining the concept of justice. But a lot of philosophical discourse gets invovle with talking about justice and what it is.
The endgame is that nobody really knows what they are doing. Nobody really knows how to judge a case, but there are rules and procedures. But I want to talk into consideration something of the utmost importance that’s found in just about any legal case: The concept of blame.
The concept of blame can be taken a few ways:
- It’s about free-will
- It’s about determinism, but we’ll treat it like free-will
- There is neither determinism nor free-will
I’d like to take stance three with this whole issue. Thus, I post that people should “blame God” or simply not blame, as the universe simply works out the way it does. It reasoning appears circular, but the universe appears to be circular itself. But what I want to get at is this: Stop blaming people. It doesn’t make any sense. No one has any control over their actions. Furthermore, believing that anyone can affect the outcome of any behavior through any judicial technique or methodology (therapeutic justice, restorative justice, etc..) is a delusion. So, the endgame is to get people to stop blaming people.
And I think society is the way it is right now with a lot of people not understanding much law, science, and philosophy. So, my proposal is this: Stop making new laws. That’s right. Immediately, stop making new laws. And from there, start creating more lenient sentencing guidelines.
One issue with laws is that the creation of laws really outpace how fast people can understand them, know about them, read them, and adapt to them in society. And if we want to consider the learning process and adaption an illusion, then fine. You might say that I’m engaging in similar behavior as the judges might in case 2, which is saying there is determinism and treating it like free-will. However, I have not stated that I believe anyone can actually implement this system, “cause” it to be implemented,” or “willed” into existence. I’m suggesting that it occur. That’s all I’m doing: Suggesting.
What do I think would be the “effect” or ideal “effect” from this situation?
People stop blaming other people. Easy. The world starts to release itself from a schizoaffective mindframe about reality. The world becomes more realistic. The fabric of society becomes realized for the laws that are and are not in place. Things become what I call an “anarchic adventure,” whereby individuals have to “accept” there is a “risk” that shit can hit the fan from their “actions.”
I mean, the Internet is a great example. Pre- year 2000, it was anarcho-commnuist. It was decent. People just did whatever based on their views. There wasn’t government control so much. It was communities going about their own business. There wasn’t “harssment” law and the such. If someone thought you were pestering another, you could get banned without the potential of legal ramification. And if you were using the Internet, you had an understanding that people might start crap with you on the Internet without legal ramifications, so you “took that risk” of having a bad day from someone talking shit to you.
No new laws.
Genecks for President.