a reply to: grainofsand
The OP of this thread was written while I was a little bit angry and therefore not well written, but thats the purpose of the rant forum - to let of a
bit of steam.
Like you, if I caught somebody messing with my family, that person would have me to deal with. I have dished out my own justice in the past and been
taken to court for it, and had it kicked out by a very sensible man on the bench. Hurt my family and I'm coming after you! Hurt them bad enough and
you'll cease to exist. So I do understand what you're saying.
However, how many people have been certain of who they're after, exacted their justice upon that person, and then later discovered they'd made a
We all make mistakes, even more so when we're emotionally upset!
You might see a car thats going 100mph past your home, it kills your child, you grab the driver and kick the life out of him. Afterwards its
discovered his car was faulty (remember the Toyotas?) and he had no control over it.
In this situation YOU are now the murderer! You have killed an innocent man who has a family waiting at home for him. Should his family now come along
and kick the life out of the murderer who killed their father/son?
Mistakes are one of the reasons why I dont agree with capitol punishment.
Another reason is the relatives of the condemned. In the situation above you have just mistakenly murdered someone, and now the courts have ruled that
you should be put to death. How is that going to sit with your family, your children?
Imagine your children having to learn that you are going to be put to death!!!
Your children are completely innocent of any crime yet they will suffer all the psychological damage that goes with this situation.
Capitol punishment doesn't end suffering, it creates more, and its the innocent who are the recipients of that suffering.
Just because you and me alike can justify in our own heads why we should go after that scum bag, it does not make it right, we are emotionally upset
and likely to make mistakes and hurt other innocent people.
My reason for the thread was not so much about whether CP is right or wrong, but more about the behaviour of posters in a couple of other threads.
It was quite clear that many of them had no idea why the man was sentenced to death, therefore they were not responding because they were emotionally
upset, all they knew was that a man took two hours to die from the botched execution.
It was a mob mentality, they wanted blood, and yet they didn't realise they were being driven along by a couple of posters. Thats why I touched on
the subject of whats coming down the line in twenty or thirty years time. If in 2014 people are so easily driven into a frenzy, a frenzy so intense
they are prepared to post on a public forum things like -
I Want him to suffer longer - for 22 hours.
I Want him to choke on his own vomit.
I Want him to have convulsions.
What does that say about them!?
Our world is corporate driven. Profit and efficiency are at the top of the list. Anyone with their eyes properly open can see the people of this world
are easily manipulated (just watch these forums), and they ARE being manipulated.
Unproductive citizens (the elderly) hurt profits.
Instill the idea that those who are non productive hurt the rest of us and the planet.
I can see it happening within the younger generations lifetime.