War Machine Jail Blog Season 2 Episode 17

War Machine (AKA Jon Koppenhaver) is back in jail for a 3 year old assault charge and just like his stint last year, he’s blogging from jail. We will be posting War Machine’s blogs with commentary in green. We wish him the best and poke fun with only good intentions.

WM Jail Blog Season 2 Episode 17

“Verily, I have often laughed at the weaklings who thought themselves good because they had no claws.” -Nietzsche Nietzsche is the sh1t. 

All too true. BTW, Thank you to whoever sent me this book on Nietzsche, I’m really enjoying it. From now on, I think I’ll begin each blog with one of his quotes. Jail is a sad, sad place. Every week I overhear someone tell another that they just got sentenced to “life.” Most of the time I don’t think much of it, as I can place no face or story to the voice. It’s easy to just assume that they must have committed some horrible act, I should have learned my lesson from my time in San Diego’s jail. There’s a guy who I’ve been talking to and sharing books with next door, real nice guy, and always in good spirits. I always just assumed him here for a brief stay. WRONG. They just offered him a “deal” of 35 years. If he refuses, and then loses trial, he’ll prolly get life without parole… Of course he’s going to trial, getting released at 60 is just as good as life. Anyway, he’s optimistic that he’ll win and go home, false hope of course. I’m sad for him. I’m sad for all the men I got to know last year too; they hand out life sentences like nothing, every day. And I don’t want to hear the opinions that have been GIVEN to you. BS talk of so-called “super predators,” these guys are just as human as anyone you ever knew, not an “evil” bone in their bodies. People think of life sentences, and all that comes to mind is cold-blooded murder, rape of children, and the like. We are programmed that way. We would like to have a ‘super predator’ as a pet, we would take better care of it than we did our Furby, poor poor Furby.

The government paints you pictures of home invasion robbery: Mr. and Mrs. Smith and baby Joey’s family dinner being interrupted by the horror of masked men crashing through the windows, them being tied up, beaten, and possibly raped. Fantasies! Hollywood TV; shit like that doesn’t happen at random, to innocent people. I’m willing to bet less than 1% of all home invasion robbery/kidnapping cases go down that way. That 1%, sure they deserve life, but not the other 99%. Picture this: you discover your buddy screwed you over, maybe he banged your wife or he ratted you out to your own wife, telling her you’ve been messing around. You go to his house, confront him on his doorstep, one thing leads to another and you shove him inside and enter. Maybe you yell and scream, wrestle around, or punch him… That’s home invasion. And kidnapping because you moved him more than a couple feet, in a certain direction, against his will. Assault too, but who cares? 15 to LIFE each for the first two. This and druggies robbing one another make up the other 99%; they deserve life? No, but if you read in the paper, that a man was sentences to life for home invasion/kidnapping, you feel no remorse because you only imagine the 1%. Who is the real criminal? The District Attorneys, the judges, they are not using the laws responsibly, and take lives away by using such loopholes. We once bought a Government painting of a Home Invasion Robbery, they swore it was worth a lot of money, turns out it was a fake and not worth sh1t. Moral, don’t buy Home Invasion paintings from the government, buy them from criminals. Also, don’t put yourself in situations that could lead to the police getting involved. 

Let’s ask Nietzsche: “Mistrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful. They are people of a low sort and stock…” D.A.’s and judges are criminals: kidnapping, false imprisonment, destruction of families. Guilty of all that and much more! I’m sick with grief and disgust for my fellow man. Let me also note one more thing. So you’re facing 15 to life on each charge. They’ll offer you a “deal” of 20-25 years if you plea out and don’t go to trial. However, if you do EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT to have a trial, you are sure to be punished extra for exercising that right. To clear it up, “the 1%” loses trial and he’s definitely getting life with no parole. The guy who fought his friend definitely getting life with no parole. The guy who fought his friend who screwed his wife is to be sentenced on the scale of 15 to life. When he loses trial, seeing as his “crime” wasn’t so severe, he should get the minimum 15 year sentence (for each crime, but ran concurrent), BUT! Since he exercises his RIGHT to trial, and blew off the D.A.’s “deal,” that minimum will not happen and he’ll be lucky to get 25 years. Crazy right? Craziest part is that people refuse to believe it! Even my best friend, “What? There’s gotta be more to it.” No dude, there isn’t “more to it!”  Let’s Make a Deal is one of our Justice System’s favorite games, and just like Vegas, the house always wins. 

Americans are so blind and naive! Ugh, I just got a note from the mail room. Turns out one of my students, Josh, wrote me a letter or drew me a picture, but I can’t have it because it’s done in crayon. What? I’m beyond words. Worst part is that it’s the only piece of mail (almost) I got all week! Grr. I’m gonna go curl up with my boy Nietzsche and let his words further fuel my hate. Hate is the greatest motivator, I have believed it always. We prefer to think of ourselves as visually impaired and young in the mind, thank you. 

I will get back up.

Jonathan Koppenhaver #2519422
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