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Obscurity: No Crueler Punishment!

bgmk Wrote: Jul 26, 2012 6:53 PM
One does note that "sick" people don't have the same rights at law. Abe suspended habeas corpus Red Frankie had em sent to a mental ward.

I feel awful about what happened in Colorado, but can we stop the hugging and the teddy bears? Just as society can become inured to violence, it can also become inured to sentiment. There is nothing so hackneyed in the world of photojournalism as pictures of the hugging and the shrines with candles and teddy bears after a tragedy, with a piano softly trilling in the background.

This accomplishes nothing. If you want to do something, please write a check to a good charity, a family financially harmed by the shooting, or send flowers to a specific person.

It is also...