If you do evil, stay away from punishments.If you want to be proficient at evil, punishment thwarts your proficiency! It throws up roadblocks to the fruition of your goals. The powers that be in the US and other nations understand this lesson and so they have crafted a system that eschews punishment for them and their outlandish behaviors, though punishment for the rest of us is still very much on the table.
~ Burton Watson translation ~
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