The Pathos of Politics (132) Justice

Justice

The administration of justice is the firmest pillar of government. ~ George Washington

The purpose of justice is to provide a safe environment for social interactivity. A society is only as healthy as its tolerances. To allow hateful behavior and crime to exist and thrive is itself injustice: a clarion signal that the body politic is ineffectually weak and corrupt.

As with other aspects of life, justice is simplified under eusocialism. Civil disputes cease to exist because there are no property rights beyond the most personal of property. As most crimes are motivated by materialism, one of the most basic impulses for crime is removed under eusocialism.

In a well governed state, there are few punishments, not because there are many pardons, but because criminals are rare; it is when a state is in decay that the multitude of crimes is a guarantee of impunity. ~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau

There must be no tolerance for violence or cruelty of any kind. (This includes unauthorized acts against natural resources.) Corruption, which makes a mockery of justice, is a particularly pernicious societal offense which must be eliminated. (There must be well-established channels for whistleblowing to be an effective means for removing corrupt officials.)

A greatly expanded police force acts as a front-line interface to social services. (Only law enforcement is allowed to possess firearms. Police monopoly on violence should be complete, and violence applied only with the utmost need.) Their knowledge of the community and its members should become comprehensive. These responsibilities are simply an extension of those that the police have always had, but could not accomplish for lack resources, training, and empowerment. Under eusocialism, the police must become one of the most respected and powerful public institutions. To ensure such, training and oversight must make its members accountable and incorruptible.

Policing must become a truly community endeavor – not in just a few cities, but everywhere. Police forces should look like, and come from, the neighborhoods they serve. They should reach out to support and defend the community – working with people in neighborhoods before problems arise. All police forces must be trained to de-escalate and to avoid the likelihood of violence. ~ Elizabeth Warren

Judicial administration should be swift, aimed at getting at the truth. (The American criminal justice system is the antithesis of how one should be run. The German system is more like it.) (Unlike authoritarian regimes in the past, all members of society are held accountable. There must be equality in justice as in all else; no one above the law, especially police and political authorities.) One institution which has no place in a eusocialist society is prison: it is both a degradation of society and a waste of resources. There are only 2 penalties for offenses: community service or death. Repeat offenders, corrupt authorities, and those convicted of serious crimes receive the latter.

Justice is the crowning glory of the virtues. ~ Cicero

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Ruling councils, led by and largely comprising wise women, oversee all aspects of governance. (Ruling the world through avarice, men created the current predicament. It is long past due they took a back seat to managing societal well-being. Let the socially superior gender lead the way.)

Life’s value is in its quality. Communities must reflect that. Continuing education and artistic expression should be as highly valued as necessities, with needs met in sufficiency and amusement in abundance.

Eusocialism is the only polity that offers everyone enjoyable, productive lives with a minimum of struggle. Under eusocialism, humanity may even have something of a bright future rather than the doom it presently faces.

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Dilemmas arise in geographically limited adoption of eusocialism, namely economic self-sufficiency and environmental efficacy. An economy reliant upon trade under current terms is an economy yoked to the senseless growth that has brought the world to the brink. Polluters committed to the status quo leave the engine of destruction running.

For eusocialism to meet its intentions and give humanity a possibility of surviving its self-created extinction event, it should be worldwide: a negotiated peace and prosperity among all peoples.

We are not simply connected. We are entangled. Our lives, our destinies are intertwined. The idea that somehow we can forge our future in an insular way, even for the biggest countries, is a fantasy. ~ English political economist Ian Goldin

Mankind’s problems can no longer be solved by national governments. What is needed is world government. ~ Dutch economist Jan Tinbergen

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To love our neighbor as ourselves is such a truth for regulating human society, that by that alone one might determine all the cases in social morality. ~ John Locke

While eusocialism may be conceivable, even practicable, its adoption is unimaginable. Plutocracy self-perpetuates. The ruling elite have too much power and privileged position to willingly relinquish it to equality. Wars are fought over much less.

Further, and equally important, the masses that would benefit from eusocialism are as likely to rebel as to acquiesce to equitable governance. Their heads are presently filled with idiotic beliefs, beginning with a sense of self-entitlement to personal liberties well beyond societal well-being.

Restricting breeding can only provoke anathema from an animal so taken with the idea of its own individual immortality. Biological impulses are an undeniable imperative to the Collective.

For the foregoing reasons, any musing about eusocialism is nothing more than idle speculation, as humanity awaits a much different fate than curing the ills of its legacy – extinction, and much sooner than has been publicized. The current climate change is an accelerating nonlinear dynamic that will rent the sheer veneer of world civilization in the next half century with disruptive mass migrations, freshwater shortages, famine, economic collapse, and political disarray.