posted on Feb, 19 2015 @ 06:25 PM
I have a question to ask that may seem, at first, to be completely barbaric. But on reflection may actually merit some examination.
My question is this: should we really use the concept of humanity in our discussion of current world events?
My point is this. We are living in times of huge inhumanity in the world;
TERRORISM: People are being killed in such barbaric ways that they defy belief.
CRIME: It seems that crime itself is almost applauded.
My question is this. At what point should we stop thinking as humans, using humanity as an excuse to NOT punish abusers in a reciprocal way. Put
another way, when should we decide to impose The rule that 'The punishment should fit the crime'? And when we talk about punishment, shouldn't it
be more than repayment?
Taken to its logical conclusion it would be something like this:
CRIME: If you steal a loaf of bread, you should create loaves of bread in return. If you kill somebody on purpose, not only you but those you love
should be killed.
TERRORISM: Terrorist uses a suicide bomb to kill innocents. Family of terrorist is placed in an area where a bomb is exploded.
Of course the whole idea has so much range. It's a bit science fiction really. However, and here is my point, the whole idea of justice and
punishment is primarily based on religious ideals. And yet we are seeing that those very ideals are creating an inability to punish in a way that
would actually make a difference. If a terrorist's only fear is that he will die, will he falter? If he fears for the life of his family...does that
change things? If a killer only has to worry about being caught will he think again? What about if he has to worry about his whole genetic line?
Just a very brief idea of what I am trying to talk about. We live in a society where humanity is sovereign...until it isn't, then what?
It is an exercise in philosophy, don't kill me for the message.