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A few days ago, AOC called for the abolition of prisons.
I know the term “prison abolition” is breaking some people’s brains. The right is already freaking out.
Yet the US incarcerates more than anywhere in the world.
We have more than enough room to close many of our prisons and explore just alternatives to incarceration.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) October 7, 2019
She is correct that there are far too many people in prisons for nonviolent offenses, but as a socialist, she is, of course, blind to the root of the problem. Who is it that is throwing all of these people into prisons? Why it’s the people calling themselves the government, that’s who. But as with all socialists, the last institution to blame is always socialism’s most sacred cow: the government. The free market didn’t throw all those people in the slammer. It is no coincidence that as the State gets bigger, the prisons get fuller.
Prisons are the backbone of socialism. I’m curious where AOC plans to put all those people who choose not to turn in their guns, or decline to turn over their hard-earned income. Instead of filling up with people committing petty offenses, in AOC’s America, they would fill up with political prisoners.