I think we should be compassionate and offer a painless suicide pill to anyone sentenced to a significant prison term. That's what I'd want.
I don't care how nice the TV or food is, or what educational programs you have etc. Shove all that up your ass would be my opinion, if I was put in jail.
In the movie Braveheart, William Wallace (played by Mel Gibson) makes a passionate speech before a battle. He tells his troops...
Show the enemy that while they may take our lives, they will NEVER take our freedom!
That's a great sentiment, that resonates strongly here. There are things worse than death.
Mel fucking Gibson and Braveheart.
What a sad fantasist you truly are turning out to be.
It may well resonate but the reality of committing suicide is not the piss easy task you appear to think it is.
As part of being compassionate and understanding, we might reflect that many of those in prison are there because they were born this way, unable to accept anything but pure freedom.
That is, they simply are unable to accept the restrictions civilization requires of all of us. They have to be completely free, no matter what. There's something obscene about forcing such an incurably free person to learn how to live in a cage.
LMFAO! "compassionate and understanding". Who'd have guessed the aphilosopher is a fucking nihilist determinist. "Pure freedom" is having choices numbnuts. Take a look at your prisons, you'll find the bulk of your 'purely free' are illiterate and probably born into abusive families.
Such a person has to be removed from society, in a clear minded decisive way. Liberal hand wringers, find no support for your confusion here.
But criminals don't have to be locked up.
We might give the choice to them.
A life long cage.
Or the final freedom.
You, Seer Travis Truman and this Jared Lee Loughner definitely appear to share the same coin.
My take is you can spout this bullshit when the society you live in gives no excuse of circumstances because they effectively don't exist. Then you might be able to think about killing or allowing them to suicide through despair.