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    Re: British man said to be mentally ill executed in China

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I think it was a general comment towards China's treatment of their criminals. Still, even with the heroin the man still deserved his day in court with fair representation and defense.
    It was considered fair in China.....
    I think that people that live in the U.S. have no concept of the fact that the more population you have, the cheaper life gets....
    You could kill a million Chinese & it wouldn't be a blip statisically....

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    Re: British man said to be mentally ill executed in China

    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Dave View Post
    Yeah imagine if the United States started to imprison and torture people with no evidence against them.
    Oh I see you are that kind of Red. To you every question is determined by the position of the United States. You could not perhaps comprehend of a policy of barbarism by the United States and the People's Republic of China, because that's what capital punishment is?

    The United States at least has a system of justice that leaves China's in the shade. In the USA judiciual murder at least takes place after extensive legal proceedings and even though these often prove to be less than perfect they are nothing compared to the 1 to 2 hours that you get in PRC.

    Of course you could be defending sovereign nations right to do what they like to human beings who step within their borders, answerable to no-one. So which "red" ideology is that one then? The one that respects the concept of "nations"? Maybe it's the "enemy's enemy is my friend" approach that the Right used to use, but in this case it's China who is your enemy's friend so you defend them come what may.

    This is the modern left? Good to see they are so irrelevant.
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    Re: British man said to be mentally ill executed in China

    Quote Originally Posted by Partisan View Post
    It was considered fair in China.....
    I think that people that live in the U.S. have no concept of the fact that the more population you have, the cheaper life gets....
    You could kill a million Chinese & it wouldn't be a blip statisically....
    I don't care what China considers fair. China isn't fair, it's a horrible government built on the oppression of its people, the proliferation of its own power, and despot actions and murder. What they consider "fair" is irrelevant.
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    Re: British man said to be mentally ill executed in China

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I think it was a general comment towards China's treatment of their criminals. Still, even with the heroin the man still deserved his day in court with fair representation and defense.
    Unlike those who survived extraordinary rendition. That was my point. If we applied scorpions standards the U.S a fairly large chunk of the world would have the right to invade it by now.

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    Re: British man said to be mentally ill executed in China

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    That is the law in China. Do you feel sorry for Christians who are executed for proselytizing in communist countries and other dictatorships or do you think that person knew the risk so why are they complaining? Its like sticking your hand through a fence to pet a dog when there is a beware of dog sign clearly posted on the fence or that the dog is trying to bite at your through the fence. I guess it could be looked at that these people died doing that they wanted to do or it could be looked at that they are idiots who knowingly did something stupid and therefore assumed all risks to commit those crimes.
    Apart from you fantasizing about Christians being killed in communist countries (what on earth are you talking about?), of course liberals feel sorry for those who are persecuted (in islamoic countries for example). In fact, much more than "sorry" but outraged. That's why we have organizations like Amnesty International, who campaign for prisoners of conscience every day, including large numbers who are imprisoned for their religioius beliefs.

    Do you not feel sorry? Do you think it is right for Christians to be persecuted for prosletyzing their religion in a country just because there is a law against it? In fact you will usually find that there is not a law against it. Peoiple are persecuted mostly on trumped up charges of subversion or spying. Even in this case, China does not officially execute insane people. This is happening in order to demonstrate the national power of China in the face of other foreign powers like Britain. They are beholden to no-one.

    There are no human standards, Confucian, Christian, Marxist or whatever that can justify the slaughter of a man that didn't know what he was doing and was duped by others. This is amoral authoritarian Chinese legalism and nationalist power politics. It is no surprise to me james that you agree with it.
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    Re: British man said to be mentally ill executed in China

    Quote Originally Posted by Partisan View Post
    It was considered fair in China.....
    I think that people that live in the U.S. have no concept of the fact that the more population you have, the cheaper life gets....
    You could kill a million Chinese & it wouldn't be a blip statisically....
    This is racist horsecrap. To a Chinese person a life is as precious as it is to a Western person.

    To an authoritarian nationalist politicians, of any race, lives are expendable for many reasons, either to satisfy their own personal hang ups by enabling surrogate vengeance or as a means of projecting their power.
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    Re: British man said to be mentally ill executed in China

    Quote Originally Posted by Plato View Post
    Apart from you fantasizing about Christians being killed in communist countries (what on earth are you talking about?),
    It definitely happens, it happened in China against on of the mega-churches there recently. And don't you dare try it in North Korea. Lots of places still persecute and discriminate based on religious belief and action.
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    Re: British man said to be mentally ill executed in China

    Quote Originally Posted by Plato View Post
    Oh I see you are that kind of Red. To you every question is determined by the position of the United States. You could not perhaps comprehend of a policy of barbarism by the United States and the People's Republic of China, because that's what capital punishment is?

    The United States at least has a system of justice that leaves China's in the shade. In the USA judiciual murder at least takes place after extensive legal proceedings and even though these often prove to be less than perfect they are nothing compared to the 1 to 2 hours that you get in PRC.

    Of course you could be defending sovereign nations right to do what they like to human beings who step within their borders, answerable to no-one. So which "red" ideology is that one then? The one that respects the concept of "nations"? Maybe it's the "enemy's enemy is my friend" approach that the Right used to use, but in this case it's China who is your enemy's friend so you defend them come what may.

    This is the modern left? Good to see they are so irrelevant.
    Well my ideal economic system would be something like a combination of [ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libertarian_socialism]Libertarian socialism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame] or maybe [ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distributionism]Distributism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame] but thats a subject ild be happy to disscuss in the economics forum. I haven't paid much attention to political economics for a while though as international relations is more my thing these days. Perhaps a name change is in order...

    Anyhow if i had my way the arms embargo on China would be reapplied so im not condoning China here. Ive condoned violence against the Chinese government at least once on here so this cant be emphasized enough. My comments should be viewed in the context of what Scorpion said. I.E that the UK should declare war on China for putting one of its citizens to death (justly in a De Jure sense if not a moral one). My only point is that if we were to tally up the amount of people killed tortured or imprisoned as a result of U.S policies then that would justify a lot of invasions.

    This isn't about "the enemy of my enemy is my friend" this is about applying the same standards to ourselves as we do to our enemies. People are frequently killed in Colombia for joining trade unions and Colombia still gets military aid. Maybe we should look closer to home.

    And once more this guy had bipolar, he wasnt retarded. Can we not be so intellectually lazy with these conditions? Its very patronizing.
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    Re: British man said to be mentally ill executed in China

    Quote Originally Posted by Plato View Post
    Do you not feel sorry?

    No because they know the risks and therefor accept those risks.

    Do you think it is right for Christians to be persecuted for prosletyzing their religion in a country just because there is a law against it?
    I do not think its right. But at the same ime you have no room to complain when you willingly go to such a country and commit what that country considers a crime there.


    Even in this case, China does not officially execute insane people.
    Perhaps China does not buy into the idiotic notion that you should be lenient on someone just because the criminal or some quacks claim the criminal is insane.


    It is no surprise to me james that you agree with it.
    I never said I agree with what China did. Even though I think certain drugs should stay illegal I do not think it is a execution worthy offense. The fact some quacks claim the person is insane is irrelvent to the fact he committed what that country considers a crime.
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    Re: British man said to be mentally ill executed in China

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
    In my opinion anyone who is caught smuggling drugs should be executed.
    That's pretty barbaric.

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