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A family Affair - Kin Punishment by NotComplaining: 11:51pm On May 30, 2020
It is no secret that politicians embezzle monies meant for public projects to better their family standing. Families are responsible for breeding and spawning career kleptocrats. A politician will use state owned funds to purchase houses for his spouse and top education for his children. It is therefore key to note that a politician does not act alone and should not be punished for state crimes alone. It is also important to note the deterence of misappropriation falls squarely on the mans household.

Kin punishment is a very old form of redress that ought to be revived in Africa. Though some modern nations like China still practice forms of this deterence, its full potential has been lost with time until now.

Some historians will even boldly ascribe the success of Chinas culture and economy in the modern era to its ability to maximise accountability through kin punishment. Dissidents will even tell you that Chinas method of targetting relatives in their absence is the only reason they choose to stay under insurmountable repression.

Chinas punitive use of such mode allows us to appraise the true effectiveness.

In rebuffing the academics and skeptics who say collective punishment is feudal and regressive we ask them to argue with the numbers because numbers are not sentimental nor does it lie. Mathematically, the unit or troop of which a politician leads is his pride and joy, so spreading punishment will also be his ultimate undoing due to the number of members to be affected, which is usually higher than one! A politicians' goal is to preserve the social standing of his unit; in allowing opportunities to open to them without much effort. He does not strive for the ruin of his unit as it reflects on himself.

Employing this regal method to deter potential looters has to be conducted in light of modern challenges; namely legal and technology. Thwarting these two processes is the prime objective of any criminal in order to evade detection and genuine prosecution.

Being stripped of ones authority and position is one thing but being stripped of your infant children is an entirely different facet of justice. Being stripped of your infant children is not through temporary imprisonment, but permanently through forced adoption; your children below a set age being put through adoption; with changed identities, for the capital crimes you commit

Not only will an infant child be placed under state care, the spouses punishment will mirror the culprit and children above 18 will be sent to prison or military redemption centre for a period befitting your crimes. A family affair!

It is clear to see that children and spouses that do not want to face degrading punishment will become government tools in admonishing corruption in the home; questioning wealth of their parents, and secret agents in reporting erring parent or breadwinner who doesnt want to make amends. With time and rigid conformation to kin punishment, corruption in Nigeria and Africa as a continent will be a thing of the past.

So ask yourself, how greedy are you truly?
Re: A family Affair - Kin Punishment by Vyzz: 11:54pm On May 30, 2020

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