September 15, 2011
"I might take the progressive opposition of death penalty a bit more seriously,had they not historically supported and even cheered for Che, Fidel, Mao, Stalin and other proglo tyrants who cheerfully executed more dissidents in a day than Rick Perry did during his entire gubernatorial career." -- The Fourth Checkraise: Save one man to save all of inanity
Posted by Vanderleun at September 15, 2011 6:34 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.
One fact left out of the death penalty argument is the murderer has already accepted the death penalty as an appropriate penalty for some offense. You can argue process to determine the guilty party but not the penalty. Blick
Posted by: Blick at September 15, 2011 7:35 PM
Fidel, Mao, Stalin and other proglo tyrants never lost a night's sleep over the innocence or guilt of any offense. None of their courts were about justice.
All they cared about was the effect on the populace; the object lesson was the important result.
So now tell me what we are trying to measure?
Posted by: Peccable at September 16, 2011 1:15 PM
If the Left adopted positions only to quicken the destruction of Western Civilization what current position would they have to change? Can you think of one? That is the point of Leftism, guilt you into self-destruction
There is a reason why they say you can't travel to France and speak English, yet you must accept Mexicans moving north and speaking Spanish. There's a reason why US must not impose democracy, but you must tolerate shariah in the neighborhood. It's wrong to exclude blacks and Jews from the country club, but intolerant to integrate the Congressional Black Caucasus. Sen Robert Pakwood must turn over his diary to face charges he kissed and groped a staffer yet BJ Clinton can gag an intern doing the people's business.
Posted by: Scott M at September 16, 2011 9:47 PM
If the Left adopted positions only to quicken the destruction of Western Civilization what current position would they have to change? Can you think of one? That is the point of Leftism, guilt you into self-destruction.
Excellent point! It is a mistake to assume that the leftist core is well meaning but simply misguided. These people know exactly what they want.
Posted by: Quent at September 17, 2011 6:55 AM