I was taught to never attribute to malice what can be adequately explained by incompetence. I feel I have found a scenario where it is safe to call it malice. Chelsea Manning, the whistleblower revealing the criminal abuses by the Obama administration in a number of affairs, was threatened with solitary confinement over a tube of expired toothpaste and a magazine. Considering the effect solitary confinement has on prisoners (spoiler: it’s torture), it should come as no surprise that Manning, already stressed by her prison situation and denial of proper healthcare, has attempted suicide.
In a stunning feat of “missing the point so badly” I have to question where the fuck their humanity went, they decided the best thing to do to a mentally ill trans prisoner who they’ve been bullying relentlessly, was to threaten her with solitary confinement again.
I refuse to believe that someone is so dense as to think the solution to a prisoner attempting suicide because of solitary confinement is to indefinitely hold said prisoner in solitary confinement.
America: The solution to your civilian-killing, hospital-bombing problems is not more fucking bombs.