posted on Jun, 7 2013 @ 01:31 PM
Originally posted by MarioOnTheFly
This guy obviously murdered that fellow, a fellow who is a dick no doubt. But did it deserve a death penalty ?
You're missing the point. It isn't about whether the person "deserved" a death penalty (tho maybe some think that way). It's about
"reacting". Reacting to a situation with the most basic of human instincts.
You can preach your holier-than-thou position, blab on about the ego and overcoming one's sense of self importance. But I challenge ANY person to
react in the way you prescribe in a REAL life situation. Not from the comfort of your computer desk and after the event where you are completely
detached and can easily judge where you have no emotional tie.
Get off your high horses people...understand that we as people are weak and full of flaws. Imperfect beings...it takes understanding and
compassion. Except for those that go out killing for their own personal emotional reasons.
Compassion. Understanding. Your life partner has or *is* being violated in the worst possible way and you expect to remain compassionate and
understanding? You're lying. You are completely lying to yourself and everyone on here by pretending your ability to control your "ego" such that
you wouldn't act.
How about we all simply go mental..let our own emotional deficiencies run our actions. Let's kill everything that makes us mad...than we would
be blissful, proud and passionate....I guess.
Now you're just being an a**hole and generically condemning everyone with strong emotional reactions to uncontrollable killers. I'm not saying that
and no one arguing from my side of the debate is saying that. People react "at the time" to a completely chaotic, irrational act in an completely
You can pretend to be better than the "average" person. But you aren't. My money says if such an event were to happen to your loved one (and i
hope such a think never does) you will not stand they are try to reason with them or the situation. Your "ego" will take over and you will do
WHATEVER it takes to save them.
Or, you're a sociopath. To which I say, fair enough. You win.