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Wednesday, 16 August 2017 13:35

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BY BOB JALDON

“Oderint, dum metuant.” (Let them hate me, so long as they fear me.) This much El Presidente knows. He knows, as he has seen it, that drug addiction ruins a society. This is why the “war on drugs” will linger until the last drug lord, drug dealer, drug pusher and incorrigible drug addict is killed, thus making him the president of the ashes. As “those who mean to do will never fail to find a reason,” so shall El Presidente find a good reason to eliminate the tormentors of society — whether drug lords, terrorists or insurgents. This was his campaign vow — a promise to establish “a new order of the ages,” as inscribed on the walls of the U.S. Senate chamber and on the great seal of the United States.

The “war on drugs” and crime is never easy for law enforcers. At the moment, the world speculates that this might bloat into a political campaign that will employ El Presidente for life. The move against criminal activities is no longer a routine, but a demand to clean a country sinking in a quicksand because of abject poverty, corruption in high places, public indignation over official immorality in Congress, drug addiction, terrorism, illegal gambling, smuggling and human trafficking. The death toll related to illegal drugs is rising as each day passes. The incidence of criminal cases on the whole isn’t dropping at all. Do the criminals fear El Presidente as much as they hate him?

Public order still pales short of what is required by a fearless, autocratic president. While we have enough laws to protect the people — the poor, especially — criminals have become bolder, and the terrorists more ruthless. Only by imposing stern and prompt punishment to serious law offenders can the people’s safety and democratic rights and freedoms be truly protected and humanitarianism, in the strictest sense of the word, be embodied. In fact, despite world criticism on human rights violations, the crackdown on the desperados, the bad hombres has won the admiration of the people, who praise El Presidente (at least 16 million of them) for slowly eliminating the social scourges and lancing poisonous ulcers.

In any democratic or socialist society, criminals must be punished. Only, thus, can the violators of the law be convinced that they cannot get away with murder, rape, drug-dealing and other heinous crimes. Those guilty of minor offenses, if caught, may be rehabbed or re-educated.

Most sociologists have attributed the growing crime rate to severe poverty and unemployment. Most of those “neutralized” by law enforcers were either jobless or underprivileged and that the quickest way for them make a buck is to peddle drugs. Most of them, too, were school dropouts, some habitual crime offenders. Because of wealth disparity, class struggle continues. That is why the communists will never go away. Past administrations have clearly missed their targets in dealing telling blows on criminals which, sadly, accounts for the present, existing social problems.

But, a word of caution comes from Edmund Burke on the conciliation of America in 1775: “The use of force alone is but temporary. It may subdue for a moment, but it does not remove the necessity of subduing again; and a nation is not governed, which is perpetually to be conquered.” The scums of society will continue to surface, as if they don’t fear the threat of an angry El Presidente to “kill them all.”

Question: Has capital punishment been meted on hard criminals? None, because the death penalty has been outlawed. El Presidente is egging Congress to revive it so that those who commit severe, heinous crimes can be garoted. El Presidente has repeatedly stated that criminals should be meted what they deserve. Only by imposing the death penalty on outlaws can the government protect the people’s personal security, to include the clergy, in this part of the world.

Anybody residing in any part of the world should feel pleased that El Presidente is relentlessly cracking down of crime, particularly illegal drugs and official corruption.

 
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