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Thread #8178   Message #50341
Posted By: The Shambles
20-Dec-98 - 03:52 PM
Thread Name: Songs about capital punishment.
Subject: RE: Songs about capital punishment.
Not anti-capital punishment songs but ones about the process of the state coldly setting about taking life.

It's when I see the hoops we go through to make execution clean and/or painless and the elevation from nowhere to the front pages, of sad people and their crimes and the pain of temporary reprieves, that I wonder if it is not a self-defeating process.

But again I can see some justification in removing people like Saddam, Stalin and Hitler.