Jun 24, 2009

Go Green

Most people do it to save the planet.

Some people do it because they want to rub their "superior awareness" of environmental issues in our faces.

Apparently in Turkey people now do it to avoid punishment for domestic abuse. Yesterday, a court in the Turkish province of Agri sentenced a man to six months of tree planting after he was convicted of spousal abuse. I hate to be a gainsayer, but what exactly is this exercise going to achieve? In six months this man may have learned nothing (other than horticulture) and gained nothing (except a some young saplings probably grown just enough to be used as switches)...

4 comments:

Mrta said...

Perhaps Turkey moving towards warmer and fuzzier punishments is a sign of achieving Europeanness? ;)

LIVLIVS MAXIMVS said...

A few days before another Turkish court in Diyarbakir has sentenced another guy to bring a bouquet of flowers each day to his wife, whom he has beaten severely.

BabaYaga said...

One sows the plants and the other picks them....

LIVLIVS MAXIMVS said...

Sounds Keynesian! Maybe it is a Turkish way our of the crisis :)