hello it is 1am and i’m trying to debate the morality of punishing someone who lost their memory of the crime like it seems simple like ‘of course they still did it’ but like if they can’t even remember that the did it???? i need to go to sleep im sorry but ???? what do u do in that situation
hey fuck you I wanted to sleep tonight
if i suffer you all suffer with me
all i can think about is eight tbh
oh my gosh
They get the punishment mandated by law. I don’t see the moral quandary?
The thing is, memory changes all the time: what you think happened isn’t actually what happened, it’s a version of what happened that your brain has moulded into so-called fact. You talk to a half-dozen people after an event and they’ll all tell a different story.
I mean; memory changes, yeah but having it completely gone is sort of a different thing. The whole point of punishment is a threat, ‘you did something wrong, so we punish you, so you don’t do something wrong again’
but if you take away the memory/knowledge of something wrong to the person, doesn’t it become cruel instead? i’m talking like about the law or anything i’m thinking more just the moral/ethics of it
if they truly don’t know that they did it, where do you draw the line?
I think it depends, if they lost their memory from some sort of trauma that has also afflicted how they behaved at the time of the crime compared to how they behave at the time of the trial, then they should be seen by a psychiatrist, that can tell if they are in the same mindset as a person who did what the crime is, in the same manner as people who plead insanity.
if they forgot because they were drunk or on drugs, or something as such of their own doing, then it is assumable that they are capable of being a danger to society again.
if they have a reoccurring memory issue, then they should be treated as someone who pleads insanity (pleading insanity doesn’t necessarily mean they are insane) and be treated by doctors in a stable environment until the state is convinced that they are not a danger to anyone.
regardless their memory though, if they did it once, for some reason other than mental illness, extreme circumstances, or trauma, then they are capable of doing it again.
legal punishment in this case would not be used as a threat, but as a manner of keeping as many people safe as possible.
I just had the nicest girl ever talk to me at work! I’m in the linens department and we have way too many kinds of towels, it’s fucking ridiculous, so I went over to these girls to help tell then the differences between all of them, and they thanked me and looked around a bit before heading to a different area of the store, and then five minutes later I see them coming up to me an this girl said “this is going to seem like a weird question, but is there anything I can pray for for you?” And not being a really religious person I said “nope I’m good!” And then she said “really? Anything? Cause I feel like god, or well Jesus, cause god could be any god, but I feel like Jesus was shining a light on you, and (she said she liked my purple hair earlier, and that purple meant royalty) showing me that you’re like ‘royal’ and I just want to pray for you” and then I was like oh my goodness cause that was like the kindest thing a religious person could say as far as being total strangers goes, and I thanked her and told her a couple things cause even if I a little iffy on prayer and such, it meant a lot to me that she wanted to do this, and oh my goodness, these are the people that make me love retail :)
if i had an assistant, i would make them find me a new tumblr theme while i did homework.
edit - what the hell am i talking about. i would have them do my homework while i found a new tumblr theme.
I’ll find you a new tumblr theme!
I’ll do your homework if it’s English lit.
She’s not kidding. Rosianna has both found me a tumblr theme and written several episodes of Crash Course.