Originally posted by tyfon
I'm a Norwegian and not angry. He is in jail. He will never get out and he knows that.
To treat him like an animal would only reduce our society to his level.
We have something called human rights here that seem to be missing from a lot of other societies.
I understand that it might be a hard concept to understand, but it is a cornerstone in the way most of us think about other humans. Good and bad, they
are still human.
I read in the newspaper the other day that most of the families were happy and relieved that he got his sentence. A recent poll by phone showed that
90ish percent were happy with it among the general population.
There is some debate about the general prison lengths, but so far the political parties feel that the current system of containment in extreme cases
and rehabilitation in the rest is working good.
I'm on my tablet right now, but I can provide link to the poll when I get on a real computer tomorrow morning (it's 9pm here)
It is one thing for the People of Norway to be relieved that he got his sentence, BUT QUITE ANOTHER issue with HOW his sentence is to be carried
The SOLE purpose of him being put away is only to ensure he cannot remain within civilised society. Keeping him behind bars would ensure it. The
sentence was never meant to bring back the dead, for no man has such powers, OR ensure no one follows his example, for no human has total control upon
However, beside the obvious physical luxuries he is entitled under the humane Norway prison system, which is meant to rehabilitate wrong doers to
later contribute back to society, did that sentence meant ANY rehabilitaion for him, this unremorseful mass murderer, to return to society?
He still gets FULL contact with fellow prisoners and have visitation rights to spread and preach his murderous filth to, access to letters, books,
free medical benefits, legal rights to complain, TV, etc, etc. There had been no change in his previous hermit lifestyle, perhaps had even upgraded it
right now, for he no longer needs to worry about jobs to pay for his rent and upkeep for the rest of his life.
And who provides it for him? None other than Norwegians and the victims of his horrors, many whom had to struggle with life, maimed and brokened both
physically and mentally, while this remorseless beast lives it up for life. It is not about money or envy, for no free civilised human can ever envy
him, but is this how Norwegian justice is served?
While civilised men should never lower themselves to that of beasts, may norwegians realized whom had been elevated and stands tall with a smile
today, laughing silently at his victims and society.
He should be kept alone in a bare room, isolated from all, and made to face up his wrong doing for the rest of his life facing 4 bare walls, for the
taking of innocents with no remorse.
edit on 27-8-2012 by SeekerofTruth101 because: (no reason given)