Crime is becoming rampant due to drug usage. Drug usage is becoming rampant due to those wanting to escape from responsibility. Escape from responsibility is becoming rampant because of the tyranny of the law and legal system in our country. The legal system and the laws and lawyers are becoming more active and domineering because of crime. It is a self-feeding system and as all self-feeding systems it needs to have a brake put on it at some point.
The things that have been tried in the past won’t work. It needs to have some innovative thinking brought to bear on the problem. Different ideas need to be brainstormed as to what place in the links between these factors the stopgap should be put.
Let’s take the first problem, that of crime becoming rampant because of the need for drugs. People are using drugs to replace God in their lives. They have lost the ability to trust society or religion for any answers to their problems and to answer their unanswered questions for them.
By using the drugs, they feel powerful enough that they do not need to be dependent on society and its educational practices or the churches and their educational practices. They simply determine, then to create their own society. The more that fall into this drug culture, the stronger it becomes. If not stopped it can become a culture of great power, as the taking of drugs eliminates the conscience which is what the spiritual path is all about, you remember. When the conscience is eliminated and in most cases destroyed by the taking of drugs, then crime is rampant within the culture, even against other members of the drug culture. They do not just commit crime against those not taking drugs, but the elimination of the conscience allows them to commit crime even against their own, be it mother, father, brother, sister or friend.
The taking of drugs destroys any hope of their soul having any influence over the form. The drugs themselves actually kill off brain cells. The same is true of all drugs, be it nicotine from tobacco or alcohol or any other of the drugs now in use. They all will prevent clear thinking.
Our government has tried every way they can think of to stop drug trafficking. Nothing has worked. Perhaps the answer is legalization. This would certainly stop the huge amounts of money that exchange hands. This would stop the high street cost and therefore the need to commit crimes to get the money to buy drugs.
It is a known fact that when something is out of reach it becomes very desirable. This is true for all humans. Perhaps this is the only way to gain control of the drug problem is to lose control. Sometimes this is what it takes. This would put the problem directly where it belongs, each person taking direct responsibility from the age of twelve on as to whether he wanted to live his life in a drug haze, or to be completely free of mind altering contaminants. There hasn’t been an aggressive enough campaign from the correct angles on this subject. It needs to be approached from an educational and spiritual viewpoint combined.
The next link in the chain is that of crime to obtain the money to buy the drugs. Drugs are slave masters. They entail loss of freedom because of the ability to be addictive. Crime can also be addictive. Once a person “gets away with a crime” it becomes a powerful stimulus in his mind to know or think, anyway, that he has outwitted those seemingly much more mentally powerful than he is.
Therefore, those trying to stop crime need to learn to think like a criminal. There needs to be schooling given that gives the law enforcement officers the ability to think like a criminal.
There also has to be a powerful goal to be obtained. One suggestion would be financial bonuses for law enforcement officers for directly being responsible for catching criminals.
If it isn’t always possible to determine who is responsible for solving the case, for instance in a case as big as the Oklahoma bombing, the reward money should go to the victims families.
Where will the reward money come from? There are many sources. One suggestion would be from minor traffic violations. In other words, an increase in minor traffic offenses such as parking tickets, speeding, not wearing seat belts, etc. This puts the responsibility right back into the hands of the people who will benefit from a reduction overall in crime. It will come from the people who want to have a crime free country giving to the victims of crime or to the fund that will honor the people who catch the criminals.
The next place in the linkage between all this is in the law and the lawyers, those making the laws and those hired to protect and defend people who have been accused of breaking the law. The lawyers need to understand how the mind of someone works who is out to “get what they can” from situations that should never be defendable in a court of law. These are the people who do not want to take any responsibility for themselves.
One case I can think of are those who sue a restaurant over coffee that is too hot. Every mother teaches her child to be aware of hot drinks. What kind of a mother would she be if she did not do this? Have these people forgotten what they learned at their mother’s knee? The responsibility in this case is clearly their own. There are many other instances where this is happening.
Lawyers need to attend a school of drama where they act out many different roles of being in business or offering services where they are “sued” by other lawyers in the school for things that will immediately seem ridiculous and point up where all this is leading. There needs to be much more control over lawyers by lawyers as to whether they take these shoddy cases. They are, of course, after the money these cases will bring. There needs to be a stop gap put into the rewards these lawsuits bring. The profession of law needs to police itself. Once again we come back to education through acting out the roles of those you are offering service to.