Re: Justice In Murder ?
I believe the argument now here is:
Does killing a murderer a lot better in result than strapping him down?
Well, that depends...
How are you strapping him down?
There's much worse things than death.
So many ways of torture.
So many ways of breaking the mind.
So many ways of breaking the soul and the heart. It's delicious.
It's like putting a kid in the corner for doing something bad.
You know by the time his time's up, he's just gonna' do it again tomorrow if he really thinks what he's doing is the best course of action.
And if the kid doesn't wanna' wait his time, he can break out.
...now the more effective forms of prison are the ones that actually do try to rehabilitate the prisoners through different forms of work (whether making them work with horses, cows, or dogs......... basically, animal-work).
In this form of pacifism, the law tries to convince the inmates that there's much more fun things to do in life - not only that, but it pays, calms people down, and a lot more worry-free than their previous form of life. It also allows them to see life as more precious.
It's rather effective, too.
Then there's the other form of aggression: Torture.
Whether mental or physical, a person can break. They don't have to give in, they just have to break. Instead of killing them off, you make their life a living hell.
In this form of aggression, the law tries to "convince" the inmates that they're going to pay every minute of their lives in this hellhole for what they've done. Even if the inmates don't believe it's right, it'll scare most straight - or make them just break.
...of course, this type of stuff usually break into some form of human-rights deal. And it always sucks if they got the wrong person.
... ah so what's the problem here?
Why can't we just rehabilitate them with pacifist actions?
Well, some people don't like that the murderer of their father is getting a good life.
...but think of it this way: If they learn, others will learn too. It can convince so many people to never do crimes if they were just given the right work.
Also another problem: giving nice work to prisoners make tax-payers rather angry that they weren't given a nice job.
So, it's really selfishness that's blocking that idea for most people. :p
And then there's the ol' "let the people decide what to do with him/her!!!"...
People love that one.
The problem? People are ignorant and stubborn.
If they get the wrong person, who knows what the people will still do to him.
At least with being in court, the guy's got a chance to prove his innocence.
If people were the judges, everyone would be guilty.
...and in that sense, people often just start killing each other off until the entire village gets quiet due to fear and suspicion.
People wish there was just something that would grab wrong-doers from where they're standing and take them to their appropriate punishment.
...sadly, to do that immediately, we'd have to give up our privacy.
And most of us don't want to give that up.
And because we don't want to give up our privacy, people will keep getting away with so many things. :p
It's kinda' like getting drug tests... people agree that they want those in place in some areas full of drugees and lurkers... but the instant the government says they'll put one up, everyone protests because they know that they've done/stillaredoing drugs. :laugh:
In my opinion, I don't mind giving up some of my privacy to the government, as long as I don't hear them talking about it. :p Don't mind if they're watching me do any unmentionables, but I'd prefer it if they kept their comment to themselves. :laugh:
I ain't afraid to be judged on my actions. I'm not doing anything considered illegal. So ha. :laugh: