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Re: John Oliver we can agree with

Post by Warren » 08 May 2019, 13:51

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08 May 2019, 12:55
There is something to be said for the notion that methods like lethal injection allow society to pretend that execution is something other than state murder, more violent methods like the firing squad or the guillotine have the benefit of forcing people to confront the reality of what they're asking for.
Only if you go back to public executions. The electric chair and gas chamber were each adopted because they were said to be more humane, when in fact both are ghastly. I submit they remained in use for many years because people didn't have to confront the reality. The scrutiny that lethal injection is getting is probably a consequence of online culture.
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Re: John Oliver we can agree with

Post by Number 6 » 08 May 2019, 20:48

Warren wrote:
08 May 2019, 13:51
Number 6 wrote:
08 May 2019, 12:55
There is something to be said for the notion that methods like lethal injection allow society to pretend that execution is something other than state murder, more violent methods like the firing squad or the guillotine have the benefit of forcing people to confront the reality of what they're asking for.
Only if you go back to public executions. The electric chair and gas chamber were each adopted because they were said to be more humane, when in fact both are ghastly. I submit they remained in use for many years because people didn't have to confront the reality. The scrutiny that lethal injection is getting is probably a consequence of online culture.
Sure. Unfortunately, I think that even grotesque public executions would only feed the bloodlust.
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Re: John Oliver we can agree with

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 01 Jul 2019, 21:00

Number 6 wrote:
08 May 2019, 20:48
Warren wrote:
08 May 2019, 13:51
Number 6 wrote:
08 May 2019, 12:55
There is something to be said for the notion that methods like lethal injection allow society to pretend that execution is something other than state murder, more violent methods like the firing squad or the guillotine have the benefit of forcing people to confront the reality of what they're asking for.
Only if you go back to public executions. The electric chair and gas chamber were each adopted because they were said to be more humane, when in fact both are ghastly. I submit they remained in use for many years because people didn't have to confront the reality. The scrutiny that lethal injection is getting is probably a consequence of online culture.
Sure. Unfortunately, I think that even grotesque public executions would only feed the bloodlust.
So let's split the difference and go pay-per-view.

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