"Thinking is man's only basic virtue, from which all the others proceed. And his basic vice, the source of all his evils, is that nameless act which all of you practice, but struggle never to admit: the act of blanking out, the willful suspension of one’s consciousness, the refusal to think—not blindness, but the refusal to see; not ignorance, but the refusal to know. It is the act of unfocusing your mind and inducing an inner fog to escape the responsibility of judgment—on the unstated premise that a thing will not exist if only you refuse to identify it, that A will not be A so long as you do not pronounce the verdict “It is.” Non-thinking is an act of annihilation, a wish to negate existence, an attempt to wipe out reality. But existence exists; reality is not to be wiped out, it will merely wipe out the wiper."
i remember one year in school, our french teacher had to pull the class aside and give us a talk about our final essays because not only did one kid in the class put his paper through Google Translate, but he translated it to Spanish by accident and handed it in thinking it was the correct language.
Prison abolition lies at the intersection of struggles against colonialism, imperialism, racism, transphobia, heterosexism, patriarchy, rape culture, ableism, political repression, capitalism, structural poverty, state violence, state terrorism, and state monopoly justice.
Yet even on the radical left and within libertarianism, the two political groups that should be most amenable to prison abolition, prison abolitionist ideas are rarely understood. Here are some resources on prison abolition: