Originally posted by Taupin Desciple
1) No it doesn't. Analogies don't work very well here. Realistically, it makes the world a better place because you have less people running around
killing for the sake of it.
I don't believe killing violent offenders is preferable to understanding and attacking the root of the problem, which is whatever causes them to kill
in the first place. This "better world" you speak of sounds awfully like the Third Reich, where killing is absolutely acceptable as long as it's
2) Killing that girl DOES make us better than her because she killed an innocent child for no good reason. We would be killing HER to ensure that
senseless crimes like that don't happen again. If you can't see that, I feel sorry for you. How does killing her now eliminate any
chance of preventing a tragedy by her hand in the future? That doesn't even make any sense. How does NOT having a killer walking free
NOT ensure that it won't happen again? Are you insinuating that it's better for society as a whole to have a killer alive and in a prison that costs
taxpayers money to try and rehabilitate them when the prison system isn't set up to reabilitate people, then it is to simply have them killed so you
KNOW it will never happen again?
So we kill her because she killed someone for no good reason? Following that chain of logic, we would still be killing her for no good reason, and
thus would be no better than her.
Killing her now prevents her from killing again, yes. But it also prevents us from understanding what caused her to kill. If we could understand why
she was driven to kill, we could progress towards preventing others in similar situations from following the same bloody path.
If you had read my earlier posts, you would know that I do not support her sentance of life in prison with the possibility of parole. I would prefer
that she be held in a psychiatric institution for study.
Killing one killer does not stop anyone from becoming a killer in the future. If you can't see that, I feel sorry for you.
3) I don't care what drugs are designed to do. It's been my experience that drugs accentuate the emotions in a person that the drugs are meant to
accentuate. In other words, if you don't have murderous thoughts in the first place, Prozac cannot expound upon that becasue it ISN'T THERE. Drugs
don't MAKE you do things. They help bring out your natural propensity to do certain things. What excatly is it that you think drugs are anyway? If
Prozac is such an effective anti-depressant, why does it make people more depressed than they were before?
I have taken antidepressants before, though not specifically Prozac. In my experience, the drug dulled those thoughts which were causing my
depression; guilt, self-loathing, anger, etc. A quick wiki search for Prozac revealed that it is classified as a "Selective serotonin re-uptake
(inb4 "wiki isn't credible" I really don't care about your opinion of wiki)
Basically, you're wrong; it doesn't accentuate, it inhibits.
I'm not a psychologist (though I would like to be) but I suspect that the Prozac may have inhibited a natural response of guilt and disgust that
would normally proceed from having such thoughts. I know that whenever a disturbing thought pops into my head, it is my feeling of disgust at the idea
that stops me from entertaining the thought.
Why do you think bad people keep doing bad things in this world?
Lack of education, resources, security, conscience, compassion, decency...
Any of the above, among others.
Becasue they know they have bleeding hearts like you on their side to ensure they have all the human rights as I do. They don't DESERVE the same
rights I do. I work hard and obey the law. They don't. And that's only ONE instance I can think of to where they're not my equals. You want good
things in this life, you EARN them. You don't go out, kill somebody for the sake of it, and keep living where they shelter and feed you everyday and
expect to get any sympathy from me or other likeminded people. Let 'em rot.
I believe you're misunderstanding my position. You seem to think that I am as emotionally driven as you are. I'm approaching this with a logical and
progressive mind rather than beating my chest and screaming for more blood.
If the majority of the people think like you do, then it's no wonder why I don't like many people in this world. You enable people like this
girl to keep breeding. You're helping to pollute the gene pool.
The feeling is mutual.