Re: Death Penalty (was Re: Didn't need no welfare state)

From: Zero Powers (
Date: Thu Apr 20 2000 - 13:46:05 MDT

>From: "Michael S. Lorrey" <>
>Zero Powers wrote:
> >
> > Also, in California there is no responsibility to effect a citizens
> > whenever you witness a crime. In fact you have no obligation whatsoever
> > even call the police. So long as your conduct does not rise to the
>level of
> > "aiding and abetting" the crime, you can sit back and enjoy the
> > entertainment.

>The fact that you find the suffering of other innocent human beings to be
>'entertainment' is rather indicative that you'd prefer to live in an
>socity of bread and circuses than a free society of respect and civic

I did not say that it was my view that the suffering of others it
entertainment for *me*. I merely used that word to illustrate a point. You
may not have noticed it yet, but I tend to interject a little irony in my
posts whenever I can. The fact that *some people* view others' suffering as
entertainment is borne out by the fact that shows like COPS and even
America's Funniest Home Videos are so popular.

Although I will admit that a society of "bread and circuses" does sound
pretty cool. Does that society also include meat and libraries?


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