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Thread #162079   Message #3855382
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
16-May-17 - 06:28 AM
Thread Name: Obit: death of UK child killer Ian Brady
Subject: RE: Obit: death of UK child killer Ian Brady
we are a better society for having gun control and not having the death sentence.

deriving sensual satisfaction from violence and murder is best left to criminals like Brady.
you can dress it up with quests for individual freedom, closure for victims, and justice.

but that's what it is - sensual pleasure derived from the desecration of human flesh. Warden Howe of Sing Sing put his finger on it in his famous book about his years as a prison governor.

its a human weakness - we are all prey to. we all find ourselves reading about executions and murders for enjoyment. sensual excitement...Warden Howe says he was besieged by people who had all sorts of wonderful reasons to enjoy the thrill of the execution chamber. And he imagined a live broadcast from there would have been compulsive listening for the entire nation.

know your weakness, and shun it.