PROLOGUE...The sole purpose of Inclusivism is to find a viable, pragmatic solution for our social problems. In creating this social blueprint, as it were, No, nada, consideration has been given to any political agenda, or ideology, nor has it been shaped to lean to the left, or right, and thus persons on both the right and the left may find familiar territory. This is purely coincidental…Inclusivism is solely “Solution-driven” i.e., the ONLY purpose has been to find workable social solutions to our social problems...others may not agree with these proposed solutions....that is what makes it interesting. The web page attached immediately following the futuristic fable, OJ SAMPSON, has been on the internet for almost three years, and has been the subject of many heated discussions….. a bulletin board has recently been added (below) for your comments. Most thinking persons agree that Capitalism is not without its flaws, which if not corrected will likely result in its demise. Inclusivism offers solutions to the flaws created by Capitalism, and is perhaps best understood as a more modern form of Capitalism...Inclusivism is very pro business. It is also a vital piece of the puzzle, in our search to find a sane Criminal Justice System in America...what we are doing now is antithetic to a sane and civilized country! This program was first published the San Antonio Express-News on July 7, 1996. OJ SAMPSON was written after OJ Simpson was arrested, but long before the verdict in his trial. Editorial license has been taken for obvious reasons: O.J. SAMPSON A FUTURISTIC FABLE RE: A SANE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM New Years Day, 2019 Word rippled like wildfire through the NFL grapevine, an elite group of past and present NFL football players…O.J. Sampson (or just OJ, to his friends and the nation) had gotten into a violent marital dispute with his wife Michelle, the evening before, and OJ was arrested. Their marital difficulties was no secret to this group….OJ stated that he would be making a public statement later the day. How we had changed over the past thirty years….grown up could perhaps best describe this change…following the arrest and conviction of O.J. Simpson. It was ironic that Simpson had been arrested 30 years to the day earlier in a domestic dispute, on New Years Eve 1989…but no one heeded this red flag, and ion October 3, 1995 Simpson was convicted of murdering his wife Nicole, and Ron Goldman, and Simpson was executed…. On the night of his execution, riots broke out in every major city in the United States….one quarter of Washington D.C was burned to the ground. With the fires clearly visible from the steps of the White house, President Clinton and the leaders of PAGE TWO the senate and house promised immediate legislative action…with major changes in the way we do business. President Clinton proclaimed “Systemic problems, call for systemic solutions”…and the following comprehensive legislative program, called: The Inclusivism Act, was enacted into law within the next six months: First, and long over due….the archaic terms “felony” and “misdemeanor” were replaced in the classification of crime, and thereafter all crime was re-classified as either “violent” or “non-violent”. The reason for this change was quite significant. The term “felony” was fixed in the public’s mind as “armed and dangerous”….and yet, over 70% of our offenders were in prison for “non-violent” crimes….albeit all were “felons”! This distortion and distraction in terms stood in the way of our finding real solutions to the real problem: The violent offender! Indeed, in our hysteria to lock up “felons”, Americans were duped by corrupt politicians into building and maintaining the largest prison system in the world…few politicians had the strength to speak up and tell Americans the truth: That this would actually exacerbate, rather than correct our crime problem in America! Almost all crime is committed by male youths ages 15 to 25, or prison recidivists from this same group, who are doing life on the installment plan. We daily turned non-violent persons into violent angry persons, by our primitive and punitive prisons, and criminal justice system. The new legislation made every effort to keep persons convicted of non-violent crimes out of our prisons, and whenever possible out of our criminal justice system. Accordingly, There was a much greater use of “Shock” Incarceration (a sentencing alternative I created in the 1960’s) , for the first-time non-violent offender, greater use of probation, and a much greater use of “civil” probation, and the imposition of fines (both civil and criminal), in lieu of incarceration. Indeed, incarceration was considered for use only as a last resort, not the first, as had been common in the “dark ages” in the quarter century preceding Simpson’s execution. And, the taxes saved from this wasteful destructive path of trying to build our way out of our crime problem, by building more and more prisons, were moved to a “front end solution”, where it belonged: Educating our youth. Further, the new legislation included the creation of Federal Regional Diagnostic and Treatment Centers for the PAGE THREE diagnosis and treatment of the violent offender. Violent crime can be the result of anything from the act of a pathological killer to a brain tumor, but without the proper diagnosis and Treatment the public had no way of protecting itself. The primitive NOTION UNDER THE “Punishment Model” (the operative model for the American Criminal Justice System, prior to this time)…. Equated “time in prison” as just punishment for certain crimes…but under this perverse and uneven system, an offender could spend more time prison for smoking pot, than murder, and more often than any sane person could tolerate, pathological killers were released because they had served their “time”….to kill innocent persons again! Simple logic, and the wisdom of our greatest sages assert: Vengeance only begets vengeance . As a result of this archaic thinking: The most dangerous serial killer in America, at the time, was the State of Texas. The only correct evaluation of the “Punishment Model” is that the model, itself, is insane! Also, the new legislation provided for voluntary admissions to the Diagnostic and Treatment Centers , which was particularly helpful for youth subject to momentary feelings of violence, and in cases of domestic violence….thus these persons could seek treatment in the interest of preventing crime , without the stigma of a criminal record. Also, long overdue, was revision of our drug prevention legislation…we had wasted billions upon billions of taxpayer’s dollars on the promise that “interdiction” would solve our drug problem…and yet every knowledgeable study showed this was a “push-down, pop-up” problem, i.e., because drug sales are very lucrative, even if we did interdict and stop the flow of drugs from Columbia (for example)…..a new market would soon “pop-up” in Indonesia. And, thus interdiction was never more than a Band-Aid program…and did nothing to address the systemic changes that were necessary to correct this insidious problem. England had had particular success in treating drug addiction as a “medical”, rather than as a “criminal” problem (as addictions [of all types] rightly should be treated), and England introduced a program to provide the addictive drug to the addict, and thus was able to dry up drug-related crime. Also, since marijuana grows wild in every state, and has always been impossible to control, America took the lead advanced by Australia and legalized citizen’s home grown…and we also allowed the sale of marijuana in our liquor stores. By legalizing the sale of marijuana we PAGE FOUR Were better able to keep marijuana out of the hands of our Youth (the same as with alcohol), As any middle school child at the time would confirm….it was ten times easier to get marijuana for a party, than liquor, because of state control. Perhaps the most revolutionary legislative change was the implementation of “Inclusivism” –an economic solution to the adverse impact of “globalization” and “automation” on the world market. For too long we had seen the destructive results of “exclusion”, and how this had contributed to our insidious crime problem. Inclusivism is probably best understood as a more modern form of Capitalism, and contains the following elements: 1) Work/training became the legal (constitutional) right of every citizen; 2) Congress enacted a mutual insurance-type plan, owned and paid for by every worker in America (appx 8% of wages…less than they were currently paying for welfare)…with the funds from this insurance plan used to implement each citizen’s constitutional right to work; 3) Work was needed to provide child care for low income working families, to build a high speed rail system, to repairing the rotting infrastructure in America (the list is endless)….each year the working owners of the insurance plan would vote on the programs they would like to see implemented. Training would be provided to meet the needs of an ever changing world, and thus was beneficial to both the private and public sector; and, the overall benefit of Inclusivism was to level out the adverse effects of an expanding and contracting business cycle.; 4) Replacement of the Federal Income Tax system with an eclectic tax generating system, put more money in the hands of every worker, and thus stimulated the economy….it was a “win-win” solution, that by its construction, addressed 95% of our social ills…and thus brought about the urgent systemic changes needed to repair and heal our country which had been ravaged by riots and fires…. The comprehensive legislative changes cut our crime rate in half by the year 2003……..the wall of klieg lights and cameras almost blinded OJ as he stepped to the podium to face the press……He spoke slowly, “I am today admitting myself into the Federal Regional Diagnostic and Treatment Center in Riverside”…… -30- O.J. SAMPSON A FUTURISTIC FABLE RE: A SANE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM New Years Day, 2019 Word rippled like wildfire through the nfl grapevine, an elite group of past and present NFL football players…O.J. Sampson (or just OJ, to his friends and the nation) had gotten into a violent marital dispute with his wife Michelle, the evening before, and OJ was arrested. Their marital difficulties was no secret to this group….OJ stated that he would be making a public statement later the day. How we had changed over the past thirty years….grown up could perhaps best describe this change…following the arrest and conviction of O.J. Simpson. It was ironic that Simpson had been arrested 30 years to the day earlier in a domestic dispute, on New Years Eve 1989…but no one heeded this red flag, and in 1996 Simpson was convicted of murdering his wife Nicole, and Ron Goldman, and Simpson was executed…. On the night of his execution, riots broke out in every major city in the United States….one quarter of Washington D.C was burned to the ground. With the fires clearly visible from the steps of the White house, President Clinton and the leaders of PAGE TWO the senate and house promised immediate legislative action…with major changes in the way we do business. President Clinton proclaimed “Systemic problems, call for systemic solutions”…and the following comprehensive legislative program, called: The Inclusivism Act, was enacted into law within the next six months: First, and long over due….the archaic terms “felony” and “misdemeanor” were replaced in the classification of crime, and thereafter all crime was re-classified as either “violent” or “non-violent”. The reason for this change was quite significant. The term “felony” was fixed in the public’s mind as “armed and dangerous”….and yet, over 70% of our offenders were in prison for “non-violent” crimes….albeit all were “felons”! This distortion and distraction in terms stood in the way of our finding real solutions to the real problem: The violent offender! Indeed, in our hysteria to lock up “felons”, Americans were duped by corrupt politicians into building and maintaining the largest prison system in the world…few politicians had the strength to speak up and tell Americans the truth: That this would actually exacerbate, rather than correct our crime problem in America! Almost all crime is committed by male youths ages 15 to 25, or prison recidivists from this same group, who are doing life on the installment plan. We daily turned non-violent persons into violent angry persons, by our primitive and punitive prisons, and criminal justice system. The new legislation made every effort to keep persons convicted of non-violent crimes out of our prisons, and whenever possible out of our criminal justice system. Accordingly, There was a much greater use of “Shock” Incarceration for the first-time non-violent offender, greater use of probation, and a much greater use of “civil” probation, and the imposition of fines (both civil and criminal), in lieu of incarceration. Indeed, incarceration was considered for use only as a last resort, not the first, as had been common in the “dark ages” in the quarter century preceding Sampson’s execution. And, the taxes saved from this wasteful destructive path of trying to build our way out of our crime problem, by building more and more prisons, were moved to a “front end solution”, where it belonged: Educating our youth. Further, the new legislation included the creation of Federal Regional Diagnostic and Treatment Centers for the PAGE THREE diagnosis and treatment of the violent offender. Violent crime can be the result of anything from the act of a pathological killer to a brain tumor, but without the proper diagnosis and Treatment the public had no way of protecting itself. The primitive NOTION UNDER THE “Punishment Model” (the operative model for the American Criminal Justice System, prior to this time)…. Equated “time in prison” as just punishment for certain crimes…but under this perverse and uneven system, an offender could spend more time prison for smoking pot, than murder, and more often than any sane person could tolerate, pathological killers were released because they had served their “time”….to kill innocent persons again! Simple logic, and the wisdom of our greatest sages assert: Vengeance only begets vengeance . As a result of this archaic thinking: The most dangerous serial killer in America, at the time, was the State of Texas. The only correct evaluation of the “Punishment Model” is that the model, itself, is insane! Also, the new legislation provided for voluntary admissions to the Diagnostic and Treatment Centers , which was particularly helpful for youth subject to momentary feelings of violence, and in cases of domestic violence….thus these persons could seek treatment in the interest of preventing crime , without the stigma of a criminal record. Also, long overdue, was revision of our drug prevention legislation…we had wasted billions upon billions of taxpayer’s dollars on the promise that “interdiction” would solve our drug problem…and yet every knowledgeable study showed this was a “push-down, pop-up” problem, i.e., because drug sales are very lucrative, even if we did interdict and stop the flow of drugs from Columbia (for example)…..a new market would soon “pop-up” in Indonesia. And, thus interdiction was never more than a Band-Aid program…and did nothing to address the systemic changes that were necessary to correct this insidious problem. England had had particular success in treating drug addiction as a “medical”, rather than as a “criminal” problem (as addictions [of all types] rightly should be treated), and England introduced a program to provide the addictive drug to the addict, and thus was able to dry up drug-related crime. Also, since marijuana grows wild in every state, and has always been impossible to control, America took the lead advanced by Australia and legalized citizen’s home grown…and we also allowed the sale of marijuana in our liquor stores. By legalizing the sale of marijuana we PAGE FOUR Were better able to keep marijuana out of the hands of our Youth (the same as with alcohol), As any middle school child at the time would confirm….it was ten times easier to get marijuana for a party, than liquor, because of state control. Perhaps the most revolutionary legislative change was the implementation of “Inclusivism” –an economic solution to the adverse impact of “globalization” and “automation” on the world market. For too long we had seen the destructive results of “exclusion”, and how this had contributed to our insidious crime problem. Inclusivism is probably best understood as a more modern form of Capitalism, and contains the following elements: 1) Work/training became the legal (constitutional) right of every citizen; 2) Congress enacted a mutual insurance-type plan, owned and paid for by every worker in America (appx 8% of wages…less than they were currently paying for welfare)…with the funds from this insurance plan used to implement each citizen’s constitutional right to work; 3) Work was needed to provide child care for low income working families, to build a high speed rail system, to repairing the rotting infrastructure in America (the list is endless)….each year the working owners of the insurance plan would vote on the programs they would like to see implemented. Training would be provided to meet the needs of an ever changing world, and thus was beneficial to both the private and public sector; and, the overall benefit of Inclusivism was to level out the adverse effects of an expanding and contracting business cycle.; 4) Replacement of the Federal Income Tax system with an eclectic tax generating system, put more money in the hands of every worker, and thus stimulated the economy….it was a “win-win” solution, that by its construction, addressed 95% of our social ills…and thus brought about the urgent systemic changes needed to repair and heal our country which had been ravaged by riots and fires…. The comprehensive legislative changes cut our crime rate in half by the year 2003……..the wall of klieg lights and cameras almost blinded OJ as he stepped to the podium to face the press……He spoke slowly, “I am today admitting myself into the Federal Regional Diagnostic and Treatment Center in Riverside”…… 30- O J SAMPSON A FUTURISTIC FABLE: FOR A SANE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM ADDENDUM....
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At some point in the future (my estimate would be within the next 30 years) -given we don't blow ourselves up- we will have a critical mass in our thinking....WORK must become the legal right of every citizen (in the U.S. work would become the constitutional right of every citizen). Having reached this critical mass in our thinking, the next question is: How do we carry out this legal right? If we have learned anyting, it is that Communism is not the proper vehicle for carrying out this legal right. However, Inclusivism is the proper format...and is best understood as a newer form of Capitalism....one which takes into consideration the negative fallout from Capitalism----with this negative fallout identified by the above Web Page. To view the seminal paper on the Web, re: Inclusivism, use Search Engine Yahoo, and type in Inclusivism...see entry on Plexus Bulletin Board, of July 9, 1996. Inclusivism is part of a comprehensive program...social changes we need to make because of the fall-out from "Globalization" and "Automation". When we fail, or refuse, to address the need for these social changes....the consequences are devastating...for instance the Jonesboro massacre, on March 24, 1998. The following "solution-driven" proposals were originally printed as a guest editorial by the San Antonio Express-News, on July 7, 1996, and incorporate the need for Inclusivism. Had these social changes been in place, it is asserted that we would not have had a Jonesboro Massacre...with children killing children. In the late 1950's Dr. Karl Menninger wrote a book entitled "The Crime of Punishment"....the title speaks for itself....the fact is, we are 180 degrees off course....our current solution to addressing crime in America could be compared to throwing gasoline on a fire to put it out. Having retired from the American Criminal Justice System, as a Probation Officer and Chief Probation Officer...these solutions have been reached by being eye-to-eye with the criminal, by looking at the "System" from the inside. In the 1960's I wrote the seminal paper on "Shock" Incarceration...a concept which has had a major impact on the Criminal Justice System, and on the Correctional programs in England and Germany. Again it would be asserted that had the proposals been in place last week...prior to the Jonesboro Massacre....that it may never have occurred. It is popular today to blame the "individual" so that we don't need to make "social" changes...the fact is, however, it is essential to make these social changes...in the interest of preserving a civil society...and without these changes we will only further "spin out of control".... A HREF="http://www.cdnow.com/from=sr-2158153"> CDnow 1) We need to discard the archaic terms "felony" and "misdemeanor" and reclassify all crime as either "violent" or "non-violent".