WELCOME TO THE GULAG, COMRADE.
“As part of his probation, Mr. D’Souza . . . will also be required to
undergo therapeutic counseling.”
"Assuming this to be an accurate report,
one can only conclude that America is undergoing a gentle but
nonetheless sinister cultural revolution."
"True, therapeutic counseling is not hideously cruel, though it is
likely to be agonizingly idiotic for any intelligent person."
it is also likely to invite dishonesty on the part of the “treated,” who
will be expected to accept the counselor’s point of view without demur,
however ludicrous or demeaning it may be. Contestation will be taken as
a sign that the patient-criminal is not cured and therefore in need of
yet more therapeutic counseling."
"To enforce therapeutic counseling as
“treatment” for a criminal act is a violation of the integrity of the
human personality. There are worse violations no doubt, but it is the
beginning of a descent down a slippery slope."
"Punishment is not therapy; crime is not disease. The Soviets thought
that dissent was crime and crime was disease: therefore, with them,
dissent was disease. We have not yet reached that point, but “therapy”
for illegal campaign contributions is coming uncomfortably close to it."