Other than Rachel Maddow on MSNBC dazzling us again tonight on how horribly botched that Oklahoma execution was, I'm surprised the story has nearly disappeared from the NewWires.
|Squirming Gov Mary Fallin R-OK|
It did occur to me this week a facet of the inhumane execution has not been considered. I"ve noticed lots of old testament, 'vengeance-types' have commented on Facebook, "SO WHAT?" that he didn't get executed painlessly. What about his victims?. Mmm, kay.....
There've been other botched executions, including one inmate who complained loudly before dying, his whole body was burning.... Well...
BRUTALITY IS HOW MAN HAS ALWAYS WAGED WAR!!!!
|South Vietnamese mistaken napalm attack, 1972|
In past wars, we shot them with muskets and left them to die unattended on the battlefield. Luckier ones got finished off when we got around to it with a bayonet.
Then there's the torture chambers of the Church in the times we called "The Dark Ages", and even the execution of Christ-- nailed by the Romans to a cross to die of either exposure or the loss of blood by a spear. It's how they did it!
We've never been really that 'humane' in how we kill each other.
Have you seen how quickly children readjust their behavior at even a minor threat of a simple spanking? Just give them the evil eye and touch your fingers menacingly to your leather belt! They straighten right up. Not everyone's against the paddle!
Taking your chances with the Executioner.
Maybe... we should NOT have closed the curtain as the inmate lay slowly dying...we should have taped it and released the tape to the media... for potential killers who NEED TO SEE an EXECUTION and fear taking a chance on a well-executed execution...
What do ya think?