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Thread #155090   Message #3649041
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
07-Aug-14 - 06:40 AM
Thread Name: BS: USA sliding into depravity (botched execution)
Subject: RE: BS: USA sliding into depravity (botched execution)
Mike and Musket - last of the great double acts!

sorry about the scansion Mike, twas late at night and between Jeremy Kyle shows - the dead hour between four and five - just murder cases on the ID channel.

can anyone follow my argument about capital punishment. you can call it uncivilised - but many civilised people have been fans of CP. I believe TS Eliot wrote a letter to the Times approving of the death sentence on Edith Thompson.

it really does come down to your sensibility. there is a famous George Orwell essay called a hanging. while they are marching this Indian guy to the gallows, a friendly dog runs up to the hanging party -excited to have found so many people to play with. when they hang the man the dog slinks away appalled -even a dog knows this is a disgusting activity. Every human being knows damn well it is, too.