RSS Output
French    German    Spain    Italian    Arabic    Chinese Simplified    Russian

Letters by a modern St. Ferdinand III about cults

Gab@StFerdinandIII -

Plenty of cults exist - every cult has its 'religious dogma', its idols, its 'prophets', its 'science', its 'proof' and its intolerant liturgy of demands.  Cults everywhere:  Corona, 'The Science' or Scientism, Islam, the State, the cult of Gender Fascism, Marxism, Darwin and Evolution, Globaloneywarming, Changing Climate, Abortion...

Tempus Fugit Memento Mori - Time Flies Remember Death 

Back     Printer Friendly Version  

Bookmark and Share

Sunday, July 24, 2011

The death penalty is necessary. It is immoral not to have one.

And what is the nonsense with the media about 'right wing Christians'? Get real.

by StFerdIII

 A mentally ill barbarian named Breivik murders over 90 in Oslo. We of course have to endure not just the tragedy of the monstrosity but also the ridiculous media coverage that somehow a psychopath is automatically a right-wing Christian. Such analysis is matched in stupidity by the ravings of someone who needs to be sentenced to death:

"Muslims must be considered as wild animals," he writes in the manifesto, the authenticity of which was confirmed by his lawyer. "Do not blame the wild animals but rather the multiculturalist category A and B traitors who allowed these animals to enter our lands, and continue to facilitate them," Mr. Breivik writes, adding that "category A and B traitors" include politicians and journalists.

So the deranged lunatic bombs buildings and murders young people at a youth camp connected with the ruling party and which are unconnected with the media's preoccupation – his anti-Islamic positions. Nothing much makes sense in the entire story, but perhaps it is just the act of a lone madman. But there is little that is Christian about this man, and even less that is right-wing. But that is the media obsession. All white males who commit atrocities are right-wing Christian fanatics. Even an atheist like McVeigh who hated the government and had little love for religion is endlessly illustrated in this vein. One has to wonder at this psychopathic compulsion the media has in labeling white men as always 'right wing extremists'.

Murdering innocents is not 'conservative', nor is it an attitude of 'right wing extremists'. Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, even Franco, not to mention Che, Castro, Amin, Pol Pot and Mao were all socialists-statists, murdering innocents to elevate the power of the state and destroy the individual, free-will, free-association, freedom of concience and morality. None of these attributes are 'right wing' or 'conservative'. In fact conservatism supports the opposite. Portraying Hitler as 'right wing' is as insipid as declaring that Castro is a religious right-wing extremist. Hitler in both practice and theology including very clear statements in Mein Kampf, was a Marxist-Socialist who married extreme Statism to military power. Stalinism was much the same in both ideology and implementation.

An extremist 'right wing' view would be anarcho-libertarianism, in which there is no government, no rules, no laws and the individual is free to do what he or she pleases. That is the only extremist right wing which could be connected to conservativism but even then the connection is tenuous. I don't know of any conservative thinker or believer who deigns to suggest that laws, boundaries, regulations and common good servicing by a government are unnecessary or unworthy. But the media apparently knows of many.

Breivik is exhibit A as to why there must be a death penalty. It is immoral not to have one. If you murder more than 1 person your life is forfeit. The state has no obligation to spend hundreds of thousands if not millions of dollars [$35.000 per year per prisoner on average is what it costs to incarcerate someone], on a freak who murders 93 innocents. His life should be finished. Society has a moral duty to end the lives of mass-murderers.

It is often claimed that too many innocent people are put to death. In reality the case examples of an innocent frying for murder are very few. A system of review could be setup to ensure that the original court order of death is both logical, well supported and justified beyond a reasonable doubt. It could be a single judicial review by another judge or even a jury peer review to go over either the evidentiary exposition against the indicted murderer given by the court, or by a jury. Legal brains can devise a system to ensure that the state is not murdering innocents.

To paraphrase a statement from Deuteronomy, the land is polluted and defiled when you let a killer go free. Life imprisonment is not only expensive but immoral. The writers of Deuteronomy were correct. Society has the moral and legal obligation to demand the ultimate punishment for anyone who kills more than 1 person. You can't justify murdering more than one person. You also can't justify spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on a useless incarcerated life. The death penalty is civilized and necessary.

A good debate on the death penalty can be found here.


Article Comments:

Related Articles:

Cult of Socialism / Statism

2/24/2023:  Review, Thomas Hobbes: 'Leviathan' – political theory meeting political order.

10/28/2022:  The wisdom of Bastiat. What would he think of modern France?

12/11/2021:  Corona: Massive Government always leads to despotic totalitarianism

5/16/2021:  On Hayek's yellow brick road to state domination.

10/10/2020:  Covid Fascism. Destroying civil society through Statism.

8/1/2020:  Roger Scruton: Fools, Frauds and Firebrands. Destroying 'Leftist' Philosophers

7/24/2020:  Cultural Marxism: ‘Communities’ of ‘nations’ inside a state?

7/11/2020:  Nothing new in the modern cults of 'science'

3/26/2020:  Globalism, Corona and the cult of open borders and 'integration' of everything

5/20/2016:  Ending cash - easier to wipe out real currency values with negative rates, spending

2/19/2016:  Inflation and the ending of cash money

4/18/2015:  Friedrich Hayek and the 'Road to Serfdom' – a guide to the madness of collective/socialist ideology.

6/5/2013:  Fascism, or state/cult controlled Communalism

3/6/2013:  The Socialist Barbarians and their lies - never, ever, cut Governmental spending!

1/8/2013:  Cuba - another Socialist nightmare which the clever people love.

10/24/2012:  Nothing 'moderate' about the Dependency Culture

9/27/2012:  The jackbooted march of Barbarism.

8/23/2012:  F. A. Hayek, 'The Fatal Conceit' Chapter 9, 'Religion and the Guardian of Tradition'

8/19/2012:  F. A. Hayek, 'The Fatal Conceit' Chapter 8, 'The Extended Order and Population Growth'

8/16/2012:  F. A. Hayek, 'The Fatal Conceit' Chapter 7, 'Our poisoned language'

8/13/2012:  Hayek and 'The Mysterious World of Trade and Money', Chapter Six

8/1/2012:  F. A. Hayek, 'The Fatal Conceit' Chapter 5

7/25/2012:  F. A. Hayek, 'The Fatal Conceit; The Revolt of Instinct and Reason' Chapter 4

7/18/2012:  F. A. Hayek, 'The Fatal Conceit; The Evolution of the Market' Chapter 3

7/12/2012:  Hayek and 'The Fatal Conceit', Chapter Two

7/9/2012:  F. A. Hayek, 'The Fatal Conceit; The Errors of Socialism', Chapter 1

6/26/2012:  Hayek and 'The Fatal Conceit', Introduction

2/18/2012:  The alarming growth of state power. Statism is neither 'right' nor 'left'.

10/14/2011:  Herman Cain and lessons for the rent-a-mob children who 'Occupy' public spaces.

7/24/2011:  The death penalty is necessary. It is immoral not to have one.

4/11/2011:  How to kill industry and jobs – grow Government.

4/6/2011:  Daniel Hannan: 'The New Road to Serfdom' – European style.

1/28/2011:  The Politically Incorrect Guide to Socialism, Kevin Williamson

1/23/2011:  Review; 'The Politically Incorrect Guide to Socialism', Kevin Williamson

1/19/2011:  Von Mises, Chapter One of 'Socialism'

1/15/2011:  Von Mises and the economic fallacy of Socialism

1/13/2011:  Von Mises and Socialism

11/11/2010:  Remembering those who would defend freedom and civilisation

10/28/2010:  The New Extremism! Individual responsibility; character; choice; markets; faith.....

10/9/2010:  V.I. Lenin; 'Imperialism; The Highest Stage of Capitalism'; 1916.

9/6/2010:  Welfare state and Socialist collapse. Inevitable and based on lies and fallacies.

6/12/2010:  Leftists, Fascists, Marxists and Islam.

4/14/2010:  Socialist Diktat: 'Take away their Guns'. The first action to create a passive, docile, citizenry.

4/10/2010:  Marxism and Socialism. Oriental, mystical, philosophies.

4/8/2010:  The discovery of individualism.

2/24/2010:  Book Review, Thomas Sowell, “Intellectuals and Society”

1/3/2010:  The communal socialism embedded in Fascist theologies.

9/7/2009:  Hating capital, capitalism and hating life

8/8/2009:  Public re-education programs.

7/18/2009:  The malleability of the National Socialist program.

7/9/2009:  Review: Mein Kampf - an expression of academic intellectualism.

6/9/2009:  The Road to Serfdom and why Fascism is derived from Socialism.

5/27/2009:  Academics and the hatred of the West.

3/19/2009:  Hayek and the lessons regarding statist-socialist intolerance.

3/3/2009:  Mindless Government distortions – Thomas Sowell and 'Economic Fallacies'

2/24/2009:  Socialism and Slavery.

2/16/2009:  A cult of death: Abortion is murder.

12/31/2008:  Warnings from writer and political scientist Samuel Huntington - critic and prophet.

12/18/2008:  Reform our voting system please and limit suffrage.

4/4/2008:  How civilisation was not created.

2/14/2008:  Fascism is extreme socialism and statism.

1/11/2008:  Book Review: Jonah Goldberg's work on Liberal Fascism.

9/19/2007:  Why does socialism always fail?

4/13/2007:  The importance of ‘Realism’ as an ideology and a way to view an anarchic world

2/2/2007:  Natural Law and ‘Conservative’ thought

1/17/2007:  Why Cuba is 'superior' [as taught in public education programs...]

8/9/2006:  The failure of the 1789 French Revolution

8/2/2006:  Socialism always fails

6/28/2006:  The Welfare State and Rights – how to destroy a civilization

1/10/2006:  The poverty and corruption of national-socialism or ‘Statism’

5/25/2005:  Why the West hates itself – Philosophy of Utopianism

5/25/2005:  Fascism – from Orientalism, to Hitler, to Islam, to Putin