Thursday, September 22, 2011

This country sure is going down the toilet

Of all the degradations of the past ten or eleven years last night had to be the pinochle of success of moral decay. Of all the principles we hold dear in this country it seems the very last was put to death last night. Honesty, fair play, and justice were thrown out the window with the murder of Troy Davis. No longer do we convict someone of a capital crime without or beyond a reasonable doubt. Just how this happened will be anaylized by law students for years to come. And it may become a textbook example of how not to defend a man facing the death penalty. Even without knowing the exact aspects of this case a grade school student could tell that it wasn't right. Even children that young have a gut feeling when something's not right.
But this isn't the only aspect of our society that has swirled down the bowl in the recent past. Many now believe that torture is a valued tool even though history has proved otherwise. And robbery is now legal as long as you're wearing a three piece suit and work for a bank or investment company. Then there's the case of two cops beating an unarmed homeless man to death. You know for certain that neither will face lethal injection for their actions.

Maybe what this nation needs is a very large injection of empathy but I don't see that happening any time soon.


Randal Graves said...


Death may never be the new sex, but it's a close number two.

S.W. Anderson said...

All the things you mention have happened before, tragically, numerous times. These recent instances are more proof that those who are ignorant of history's lessons are doomed to repeat them.

A lengthy period between harsh lessons isn't a requirement, either. We'll see how short it can be if Rick "Good Hair" Perry ends up in the White House.

BBC said...

But it turned out to be a pretty decent day weather wise.

Demeur said...

If Perry lands up in the W.H. I'm heading for Canada. I'll sit on my front porch from B.C and watch the new Roman Empire crumble.

S.W. Anderson said...

That might be a good plan and a safe distance, Demeur. But the spectacle would be more Confederacy recycled than New Roman Empire.