Having read about the anatomy of psychopathy and all the grim mutations it evokes in everyone in its path. I have certainly come to wonder, better yet doubt the efficiency of the natural karma system.
The rule is that with each free choice taken comes a consequent effect and to this rule there is no exception, none who is pardoned or elusive of it. For one who is about achieving a palaver- free social situation this is most certainly the true antidote to all that threatens the good of all.
For the better part of my life I have had much more belief and conviction in the working of this natural regulation tool for human behavior more than any other judicial system ever devised to this date, but then again I haven’t studied all of the systems in the world now have i?
And yet I still have an inkling that even those that I haven’t studied are mere morsels reminiscent of the true natural muscle of this system only that they operate with much less efficiency in comparison.
And now that we have established that the system is indeed the best of the best, top notch but is it really efficient? In its supra-purpose if I may say.
According to me, this system’s very goal is to un-train bad decisions because their bad consequences should deter you from going back to that wrong place. But the bad consequences themselves birth consequences that in turn do the very opposite. They encourage proliferation in the bad behavior especially following the logic that now that you have been dauntless in the horrible consequences that followed your ill deeds, you are invincible.
For example in the case of a death penalty for a psychopathic killer, for sure this very act is to deter many others from choosing this path the only problem is these others weren’t the intended students of this lesson. It was the other psychopaths who instead were supposed to un-learn their malevolent ways or at the very least suppress them.
But when they see an execution of their own all they learn is to be more careful, more prudent and intelligent in their manner of operation. And you can imagine that this is a case where the one bearing the consequence does not even get to learn from it. But hypothetically let’s say there was a way they could learn from it, they who bear the consequence, it would still be a net loss because you can imagine having saved one deranged man only to incite a hundred more.
Herein lays my question, though the punishment fit the crime was it at all progressive? After all we cannot just seek to punish for punishment’s sake, without the rehabilitation aspect being triumphant the punishment is as crude and retrogressive as the crime that evoked it in the first case.
But forget all of that death penalty stuff, even in our own lives we get so hung up on punishing people, for their wrong actions be it punishing our children for disobedience, punishing our partners and friends for their neglect even punishing ourselves mentally when we fall short treading carefully in the footsteps of this natural karma system. Question is, is it at all necessary or relevant?
But then again I do know the very important role punishment plays after all we can live free knowing that we are untouchable that will return us to our previous state of utter entropy. But indulge me for a moment and let me analogize our lives good and bad choices into a spread sheet for every good we do we get a positive consequent that possibly yields even more positives and vice versa. How do you think our cost-benefit analysis will fare, overall will we better off now that we have paid for our sins so to say or worse still in a revolving in a circular kind of evil whereby we are trapped by each punishment to repeat our mistakes and forever remain a punished breed?