Incarceration, Torture and War in the U.S.
The majority of Americans twenty years ago would agree that unwarranted, mass
incarceration, torture and perpetual war are products of a morally corrupt society. The view of
this in our society has changed drastically since. A façade has been set up to cultivate false fear
in the minds of our population. We are indoctrinated to unquestioningly fear what our
government deems as terrorism, mass drug addiction, and the crumbling of our holy capitalistic
system which every American schoolchild is taught repeatedly to hold dear to their heart. Thus,
through this, we find justification in these things that were once known as morally abhorrent.
Hollywood Bushera war propaganda, widespread neoconservatism, and politically propagated
theological beliefs have glorified violence, torture of the accused, and mass incarceration of
nonviolent drug offenders. A sense of Nationalistic pride is created through this, we feel as if we
are cleansing our society, ridding it of danger. This is a very dangerous thing. Our government
has sunk itself and its people into a massive hole of debt going to war with an idea and
incarcerating the poverty stricken. An idea cannot be defeated. It’s a perfect enemy. It’s a never
ending war for a nation’s people to rally around, unwaveringly following authoritarian
instruction. It’s an excuse for our government to reach its authoritarian imperialist tentacles
across our borders and even into our homes.