Americans, well, at least in the media believe that the way to change behaviors is to punish either criminally, civilly or socially anyone who doesn't fit the societal norm.
Think about that for a minute.
When someone is emotionally conflicted to the point that their behavior is no longer considered within a range of acceptance and THEN society decides, or any group, movement, political ideology or party to shun or expel, to incarcerate, admonish and thereby torture an, "emotionally conflicted," soul.
What you have accomplished by society's response is to create permanent anger and hatred.
Permanent anger and hatred.
American society, therefore, can be said to relish hatred and permanent anger as a way of life for all of its citizens since every single person who is inflicted with pain upon suffering will be assured to continue inflicting whatever pain and suffering they can on everyone else the rest of their life.
So your only solution is to remove these souls from society permanently.
Was that the intent?
Is that the goal?
Do we need law, rules and fantasy crimes for every single thing a person says or does?
Is the endgame to remove these from society or to reform them?
America arrests or imprisons one million people per year for using drugs.
There are forty million felons alive today.
Wow! A lot of bad guys off the streets huh? Let's put that another way shall we?
America ruins a million people a year.
America creates a million 'soon-to-be' violent felons every year.
"Felons," who were nonviolent before being tortured by society and tortured in prison...forty million angry people live around you right now.
Forty million people!
America must want the nation to fail for every year we destroy a million people just because we want to be able to say at least I am not as bad as that person and point your finger.
You do this while knowing there is no reason, no civil crime, that warrants bankruptcy, imprisonment, violence, rape, abuse, belittling, shame, and banishment just because you personally don't like video games.
Or you don't like gambling, or you don't enjoy sex.
Or you don't smoke marijuana, or you hate Hollywood liberalism.
You can't stand alcoholics, or you're afraid of the mentally ill.
Or you're jealous of the sex you perceive someone having, angry because you think you work harder than someone else, because you deserve a better life so why not destroy others right?
Hatred as a virtue.
I wonder what our economy would be like if the 'fifty-plus' MILLION alleged criminals had jobs instead of listing away producing the smallest amount of productivity possible because YOU THINK they deserve to have a worse life for acting in a manner you do not agree with PERSONALLY.
That is one out of every seven people in The United States.
That is American culture.