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March 18, 2005

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G. D. Frogsdong

The question that is asked is, "So you're opposed to the death penalty, but what if your child were the murder victim? Wouldn't you want to kill the killer?"

The correct answer is, "Yes, and that is why I would not be allowed to sit on the jury, be the judge, or take part in the execution."

Shakespeare's Sister

Excellent post, as always, H.

BTW, I'm so glad you've picked up Linnet. She rocks!

Linnet

GD Frogsdong--exactly.

Dude, Volokh looks like such a bland and civilized guy. What's that they say about the banality of evil?

The Heretik

What's that they say about the banality of evil?

What goes around comes around.
anonymous

The chickens will come home to roost.
Malcolm X

Oy.
The Heretik

LJ/Aquaria

Saw the quote about Nietzsche and how boneheaded people would think it applied. Argh! Not a slam against you Heretik, because my take is that you understand how people are too dim to even know what Nietzsche was really talking about! Argh argh argh!

Nietzsche probably would have had some choice words for today's Christofascists. He wasn't too fond of them, even way back when. Yeah, he said what doesn't kill us makes us stronger, but, as always, it's part of a larger concept that most of the people who quote that overlook--he viewed that as a learning experience to overcome a mistaken thought or action or moral viewpoint to BECOME stronger in thought, in action and in morality. He certainly wouldn't have condoned being a masochist. Will to Power, and all that. I doubt that he would have condoned torture, either, given his rather strict views about morality.

But what's new about the corrupt and weak of mind and spirit misinterpreting Nietzsche? It's been going on for 100 years now, and it's always the same bozos who do it!

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