posted on Mar, 6 2010 @ 04:09 AM
When civilization began, mankind realized the horrors of taking away another living being’s life. All living beings have a life. Trees, animals,
fishes, insects and human beings.
But our species realized too that they need food to survive. Thus domestication began. Animals were bred solely as a food source, or we will lack the
minerals for our survival.
Some civilizations whom advancement was slower, which they remained stuck on the evolutionary stage of living in jungles instead of cities, hunted for
animals as a food source. But they did ensured to maintain an ecological balance – never to kill for sport, but only for survival – never to take
more than they need or could give, or one day, such food source will end.
As evolved as mankind had been, there were animals of the wild that cannot be domesticated and instead were harmful to mankind. Many a human had been
at the mercy of such beasts, which brooked no reason other than to view mankind as a food source once they stepped into the beast’s territory or
Such animals will NOT hesitate to kill – man, woman and child. Some of such animals are tigers, lions, snakes, bears, sharks, to name a few. The
commonality amongst such categorization of wild beast are that they are merciless killers, brooked no negotiations or compromises and bestowing of
merciless death upon humans if chanced upon them.
Mankind had sought to tame them to no avail. Thus, for centuries, when such beasts kill another human – a life for a life is bestowed – the animal
is caught and put to death, so that such animals will never again harm another fellow human.
Equally so with humans who murder another human or humans which is not in defence of another. To kill another human for any other reason would be the
most evil of all crimes, and the murderer has reverted to his beast state we all once were. He is no longer a member of the human species, but a wild
beast. This is no mere willful labeling of someone and then hanging him. His actions bespoke his evolutionary stage.
A civilized society has justice and compassion. But still, such abominable acts cannot be condoned. The beast must be put down once the fair trial is
over and found guilty beyond reasonable doubt, so that he may not harm another. It hurts to see another life snuffed out, but that life is no longer
human, but a wild beast. May humans treasure life and never go the way the beast.
I humbly apologize to those who fight against the death penalty. I respect their compassion and love for human lives, but those on death row are not
humans, only wild beasts through their proven actions. I save my compassion and love for their victims, share the pain with their living loved ones
This is only my personal and insignificant view. But if there are other ways that can fully reform and rehabilate the murderer and bring back to life
his innocent victims, I am all for it. Furthermore, I alone don't make the rules. Only civilise society does, of which I will have to respect once
that decision is made .