I was thinking about this thread and the experiences I've had traveling abroad in homogeneous societies, where there is this unspoken feeling that everyone is looking out for each other, because they are all family in a genetic sense. I distinctly noticed it in Asia. And how I've never felt that in America.
I was thinking about Johnny Cash and how he and many other artists including Linda Ronstadt, would often perform for prisoners (the most famous example being his first live album which he recorded playing for the men incarcerated at Folsom Prison in California). Can anyone imagine such a thing today?
Think about the basic level of compassion people had back then that Cash and many other artists wanted to perform for prisoners in their society as a mere act of kindness towards them. A form of forgiveness, in a way. And I don't know that it changed any prisoners' lives, but it surely is better than just locking them away for years and hoping they will somehow become reformed by their release date.
Can you imagine entertaining prisoners today? Would it even be allowed?
How would you even react if you heard an artist was going to play at a prison today?
Would you be happy, or just think "Oh what a stupid libtard, coddling those prisoners. "
Our prison population is 4 times larger than when Cash played there. What happened? Did we become 4x more criminal?
Just one more example of how atomized and dysfunctional our society has become.
And as this Black youtuber documents. The "Family courts" have started attacking the family in the 1800's and this is contributing to atomization: