Tookie Redux December 13, 2005Posted by Administrator in Cultural Pessimism, Liberal Hypocrisy, Politics.
It amazes me how little I enjoy agreeing with agitprop democrats on ANYTHING, when they insist on getting the reasons for their positions wrong, and then compound the error by spouting off in public about it.
Yes, I am still opposed to the execution of Tookie Williams; but I vehemently DISAGREE with the foolishness drooling from the mouths of the following:
Mike Farrell, formerly of MASH:
"I am saddened that we are continuing to demean human life by pretending that we are God and making determinations to kill other individuals for what it is claimed they have done," former "M*A*S*H" star and death penalty opponent Mike Farrell told CNN.
He was doing OK here, until he started to babble about what Tookie was "claimed to have done." Barking up the wrong tree, Mike.
". . .to choose revenge over redemption and to use Tookie Williams as a trophy in the flawed system.To kill him is a way of making politicians look tough. It does not make it right. It does not make any of us safer. It does not make any of us more secure."
Horsefeathers. Political blather. Ahnold was probably responding to the appeals of the vicitms's families. While understandable, their thirst for revenge serves them no purpose. Jesse says nothing about this. Furthermore, Jesse doesn't even know the names of Tookie's victims.
They are: ALBERT OWENS
No doubt, their families have been grieving for some time, and my heart goes out to them. But killing their tormentor is no solution to their grief.
Sister Helen Prejean, a Roman Catholic nun and prominent death penalty opponent, compared the death penalty to "gang justice."
"Gang justice is, if you kill a member of our gang, we kill you — and don't tell me anything about how you changed your life or what you're going to do," she said. "You kill, and we kill you. And that's what the United States of America is doing with this."
Sr. Helen may be closest to the truth, but she descends into demagoguery in using the term "gang justice." Again, this is said to inflame, not to educate. The death penalty is not "gang justice." It is Old Testament justice.
God, then there's this:
Williams had been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and the Nobel Prize in Literature by an array of college professors, a Swiss lawmaker and others.
What IDIOTS are nominating that man for Nobel prizes? It is INSANE!!!!
I detest the idea that I might become besmirched in agreeing with these MoonBat Lefties on capital punishment. Sorry, peoples, but I do not share the logic with any of the above.
My only prayer is that few -if any- of the rest of us do.
Links from CNN here.
Brilliant and thoughtful piece on the same subject by the Anchoress here.