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01.28.27 - Mark
Sometimes the internet is a blessing and a curse, right now I think its a curse. The various online video sharing sites have made it exceptionally easy to view a cell phone video of Saddam Hussein's execution, and for ignorant masses to comment on it. I've now made the mistake of viewing the video, and reading some comments on youtube, and I'm horribly disgusted by mankind right now. The idea that people are actually reveling in the the death of another human being, and bemoaning the fact that "they should have tortured the !#*$ for a few months before killing him". What does that say about our race? Are we really any better than the "monster" we supposedly slaughtered?
Several days ago I felt that the death penalty should be left on the books, and only used in exceptionally horrid situations. I no longer feel that way after seeing that video. The intentional killing of another individual, no matter how morally reprehensible that person may be, is completely unforgivable. Not because of some higher power, but because it demeans humanity as a whole.