Under certain circumstances, please explain
Shame can be seen as a deeply disturbing or painful feeling of guilt, incompetence, indecency, or blame-worthiness. When we see someone suffer because of a decision we made, we do feel shame. We don't always express that, we try to hide that we feel shame, because that would mean we are guilty. Death and dying is very sanitized these days and it is not often that people get to see or know what happens.
The descriptions of the last day on death row are mostly anecdotes about the prisoner. They do not discuss how the guards feels, the warden, other prisoners, spiritual advisers. There is little mention of having to subdue to prisoner, inserting the anal plug and catheter (why do we do this -- to keep the process clean), the smell of fear coming from everyone involved that are walking the "last mile". There are so many questions, with not many answers provided, it is kept that way so we do not feel the shame of what we have done, so we can keep on going like nothing has happened. Is it ethical to turn a blind eye on something shameful?
"You know, when they came and took away my fourth amendment I kept my yap shut, what the hell, I really didn’t have anything to hide anyway. When they grabbed up my second amendment I sat still and bit my tongue because, truth be told, I’m allergic to guns. But here we are, you with your cold hard fingers wrapped around the neck of my first amendment and I’ve got to shout as loud as I can, because if I don’t, before you know it, you won’t let me say nothing at all"
--Randolph J. Dworkin
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-- Chaos Theory
I have no idea what you are talking about with the rest. The catheter is irrelevant. Why have it be messy if it doesn't need to be? You are not addressing anything about why killing the offender is wrong.
Underlined: Its not so much opinion as it is simple common sense. Unless those studies include people that didn't commit a crime because of the punishment then there is no way to tell if a punishment is a deterrent or not. I for one fall under that catagory as I showed in a previous post. Those studies will never mention people like me.
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Isn't it barbaric to watch soldiers killing during war/combat? Would it be okay to have a camera go around with a combat unit every minute of every day for a year just to show the killings as entertainment? Does that make all war and all combat shameful?
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