Free Land

Today a man was freed from prison for throwing paint on a statue of Mao during the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989. 17 years he spent in jail for basically “vandalism”…17 years. You can read the article here. What this article doesn’t really tell is how messed up the guy is now. In one report it says the he was in solitary confinement for two years! Because of all the abuse he suffered his family says mentally he’s not there anymore, he didn’t even recognize his parents. Absolutely crazy.

Crazy because even though I often think that our nation is going to hell in a handbasket, in reality we have no idea how good we have it in the U.S. Not a clue. Even some of the harshest prisons in America would look like a cake walk compared to other countries, especially communist ones. We’re more worried about little day to day stuff, not survival. Its also crazy because there are still people jailed from that one incident in China 17 years ago. Wow. Imagine throwing paint on the Lincoln memorial and going to jail for nearly two decades. Hard to imagine. I’d be 45 when I get out. Sadly, molesters and rapers don’t even spend 17 years in jail.


  1. Anthony B said,

    February 24, 2006 @ 10:13 am

    I know dude..
    Its like that admitted Rapist (Mark Hulett) who raped a 7 year old over a 4 year period and the judge in the case (Judge Edward Cashman)declared that becuase he didnt’ believe in capital punishement anymore, he was only 60 to sentence him to 60 days in jail and then order him to undergo sex offender treatment as rehabilitation.
    This was an utter outrage to say the least..
    You can check that out here…

    But I soooooo agree dude..
    I ccould share so much more about this subject..
    YOu have hit the nail on the head though son..
    K, be back in a bit..
    JUst rest..
    Oh, hey..
    Also, did you get my message about possibly coming over toight?
    Is it possible?
    I willl call you l8r..
    ABC signing out..

    __We are the Knights who say Ni__

  2. mego said,

    February 26, 2006 @ 1:07 pm

    wow- that was sad about that guy. i guess we need to remember how much we have to be thankful for.

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