A man commits a crime, is convicted, and is sentenced to ten years in prison. After ten years, he is released. He has “paid his debt to society,” no? No. In this case, society is a usurious bank. The man carries with him a twisted promissory note called a “criminal record” (the record itself is criminal!), and he must continually pay off his debt by remaining in the second class.
Should he not have had his record cleaned once he was released from prison? Should he not have been reformed? One says this is a ridiculous expectation. So we must ask this one: Why did he go to prison in the first place? Did he go in order to come out more hardened? Did he go in order to relieve us of his presence, only to return again with greater hostility and more difficult circumstances?