Wednesday, November 07, 2007

The Post Where He Quotes Dostoevsky

"The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons." Fyodor Dostoevsky

If prison conditions are the measure of a society, then we (meaning the U.S.) get high marks. I contend that no prison in the world offers as much for the interred as right here in Camp Cropper, Iraq. It's kind of funny really. Any complaint is addressed rapidly, no matter how minor. They have access to healthcare 24 hours a day. Hell, every single one of our detainees got a Flu shot. I bet you can't say that about everyone in America, prison or not.

I guess I should apologize for the obscure post from yesterday. Someday, someone is going to buy me a beer or four (actually 18 year old Macallan scotch would work much better) and I'm going to tell some stories that will either make you grab a pen or grab your ears and beg me to stop.

And with that, I will leave you with one final quote from Fyodor that best sums up the obscure post from yesterday.

"If he has a conscience he will suffer for his mistake. That will be his punishment--as well as the prison." - Fyodor Dostoevsky


The Bracelet said...

"The later you get to class, the earlier you get to leave."

-Bobby Bracelet

BamBam said...

The comment where he quotes the good Doctor :

If it's "18 year old Macallan scotch." It'll probably be me buying the first one.

I just settled into a fine 18 year old Glen Livet. I hope to soon raise a glass of the finest they have with you sir. Wherever that may be.

Here's to you! Let's 'keep our spirits' filled 'up'

Take care.

Unknown said...

And you are a saint.

Don't think you are stuck, just keep moving forward and smiling. Everything else will take care of itself!