Method of Execution (was Re: Death Penalty)

From: J. Goard (
Date: Thu Apr 20 2000 - 16:19:40 MDT

Gina Miller wrote:

>I have a feeling that one day in the future, we will consider capitol
punishment just as barbaric as foreign countries see us now, (Europe seems
to look down on our electric chair) or as we now view the guillotine.

What's wrong with the guillotine? Certainly, I have some reservations
about government executions in general. But, if certain criminals are
going to be killed one way or the other, I'd suggest that it be made as
bloody as possible, so that everyone involved has the appropriate sense of
what they're choosing to do. IMHO, most people in the world's richest
countries are dangerously ignorant of what violence and death really mean.
I certainly don't like the attempt to make the taking of a life devoid of
violence, as with lethal injection where the criminal is "put to sleep."
It's Orwellian.

Ellis Wyatt
The Beyond outside us is indeed swept away, and the
great undertaking of the Enlightenment complete;
but the Beyond *inside* us has become a new heaven
and calls us to renewed heaven-storming.
                                      --Max Stirner

This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : Thu Jul 27 2000 - 14:09:39 MDT