England Should Apply Cost Benefit Incentives to The War on Terror via the “Silence Will Cost You” act

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England Should Apply Cost Benefit Incentives to The War on Terror via the "Silence Will Cost You" act

One of the thing that can be taken as one of the basic facts of life is that if there are no con­se­quence for an action it will continue.

This is the basis of most law, it’s very hard, if not impos­si­ble to change peo­ple actual feel­ings or beliefs about cer­tain things, so if you want to dis­cour­age an activ­ity cre­ate a severe penalty for it, or tax it or cre­ate reg­u­la­tions so oner­ous that most peo­ple are unwill­ing to jump through the hoops to do said activity.

There are times when such incen­tives are used for good, the most effec­tive exam­ple of this in his­tory is, in my opin­ion, Gen­eral Napier in India whose response to Indi­ans insist­ing on the right of Sut­tee (or Sati) is one I never tire of quoting:

“You say that it is your cus­tom to burn wid­ows. Very well. We also have a cus­tom: when men burn a woman alive, we tie a rope around their necks and we hang them. Build your funeral pyre; beside it, my car­pen­ters will build a gal­lows. You may fol­low your cus­tom. And then we will fol­low ours.”

And with that incen­tive sys­tem in place the rit­ual of throw­ing wid­ows on their hus­bands funeral pyre alive ended in India.

Of course there are less noble exam­ples of this such as the mod­ern jihad by the left against believ­ing Chris­t­ian bak­ers and farm­ers or the tax incen­tives on so called “green” energy whereby huge tax incen­tives are given to prop up an indus­try and enrich it’s pro­po­nents that would fail otherwise.

But regard­less of the motive, such incen­tives, toward action or inac­tion, tend to work.

Which brings me to the point I made yes­ter­day con­cern­ing so called “mod­er­ate” Mus­lims con­cern­ing incen­tives:

If you want to get the aver­age unas­sim­i­lated Mus­lim to take the risk nec­es­sary to stop ter­ror­ists within their com­mu­nity, they have to be less afraid of what their fel­lows will do if they talk then they are of what we will do if they remain silent.

Or to put it another way, if you are Eng­land and want so called “Mod­er­ate” Mus­lims to warn author­i­ties about poten­tial ter­ror­ists in their com­mu­nity you are going to have to pro­vide a incen­tive for them to do so:

My sug­ges­tion? The “Silence Will Cost You” Act.

I sug­gest Britain pass a law say­ing that if a per­son becomes aware of any attempt to rad­i­cal­ize and recruit mem­bers of the pub­lic for the pur­pose of com­mit­ting acts of ter­ror, and fails to inform the proper author­i­ties (police) they are sub­ject to the fol­low­ing penalties

If said per­son is for­eign born and does not hold British cit­i­zen­ship said per­son is sub­ject is upon con­vic­tion, sub­ject to depor­ta­tion to their coun­try of ori­gin and inel­i­gi­ble to return.

If said per­son is holds British Cit­i­zen­ship they will be, upon con­vic­tion, per­ma­nently inel­i­gi­ble for any and all pub­lic ben­e­fits paid for by tax­payer funds includ­ing hous­ing, finan­cial ben­e­fits, med­ical benefits.

I would fur­ther sug­gest that the law shall be sus­pended at the end of any Ten year period where there is no Ter­ror attack on British soil.

Sud­denly those who have been silent out of either fear or sym­pa­thy have a pow­er­ful incen­tive to change their behav­ior. Fur­ther­more by includ­ing the sun­set pro­vi­sion based keep­ing the enemy from suc­cess­fully strik­ing the county it’s made clear that this mea­sure is an emer­gency mea­sure all about stop­ping ter­ror attacks that will end as soon as it’s clear the threat to the coun­try is over.

This is the sin­gle eas­i­est way for Eng­land to solve the prob­lem, the ques­tion is, do they have the stom­ach to pass such a law and the brav­ery to endure the wrath of social jus­tice war­riors of the left who would be more offended by such a law then the sight of men woman and chil­dren slaugh­tered in the streets.

So Eng­land, are you seri­ous or are you not?


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One of the thing that can be taken as one of the basic facts of life is that if there are no consequence for an action it will continue.

This is the basis of most law, it’s very hard, if not impossible to change people actual feelings or beliefs about certain things, so if you want to discourage an activity create a severe penalty for it, or tax it or create regulations so onerous that most people are unwilling to jump through the hoops to do said activity.

There are times when such incentives are used for good, the most effective example of this  in history is, in my opinion, General Napier in India  whose response to Indians insisting on the right of Suttee (or Sati) is one I never tire of quoting:

“You say that it is your custom to burn widows. Very well. We also have a custom: when men burn a woman alive, we tie a rope around their necks and we hang them. Build your funeral pyre; beside it, my carpenters will build a gallows. You may follow your custom. And then we will follow ours.”

And with that incentive system in place the ritual of throwing widows on their husbands funeral pyre alive ended in India.

Of course there are less noble examples of this such as the modern jihad by the left against believing Christian bakers and farmers or the tax incentives on so called “green” energy whereby huge tax incentives are given to prop up an industry and enrich it’s proponents that would fail otherwise.

But regardless of the motive, such incentives, toward action or inaction, tend to work.

Which brings me to the point I made yesterday concerning so called “moderate” Muslims concerning incentives:

If you want to get the average unassimilated Muslim to take the risk necessary to stop terrorists within their community, they have to be less afraid of what their fellows will do if they talk then they are of what we will do if they remain silent.

Or to put it another way, if you are England and  want so called “Moderate” Muslims to warn authorities about potential terrorists in their community you are going to have to provide a incentive for them to do so:

My suggestion?  The “Silence Will Cost You” Act.

I suggest Britain pass a law saying that if a person becomes aware of any attempt to radicalize and recruit members of the public for the purpose of committing acts of terror, and fails to inform the proper authorities (police) they are subject to the following penalties

If said person is foreign born and does not hold British citizenship said person is subject is upon conviction, subject to deportation to their country of origin and ineligible to return.

If said person is holds British Citizenship they will be, upon conviction,  permanently ineligible for any and all public benefits paid for by taxpayer funds including housing, financial benefits, medical benefits.

I would further suggest that the law shall be suspended at the end of any Ten year period where there is no Terror attack on British soil.

Suddenly those who have been silent out of either fear or sympathy have a powerful incentive to change their behavior.  Furthermore by including the sunset provision based keeping the enemy from successfully striking the county it’s made clear that this measure is an emergency measure all about stopping terror attacks that will end as soon as it’s clear the threat to the country is over.

This is the single easiest way for England to solve the problem, the question is, do they have the stomach to pass such a law and the bravery to endure the wrath of social justice warriors of the left who would be more offended by such a law then the sight of men woman and children slaughtered in the streets.

So England, are you serious or are you not?


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