June 07, 2001
The media orgy over Monday's
The media orgy over Monday's exectution of Timothy McVeigh makes me sick. First, the death penalty is an immoral, blood-thirsty form of justice. The only justifiable reason to kill another human being is self-defense. McVeigh won't be a threat to anyone if he remains locked up in a prison cell for the rest of his life.
Second, the news companies do not need to feed the seemingly insatiable appetite for death. Our culture is enough of a culture of death. Millions of defenseless unborn children are killed every year because they're unwanted. Newborns are abandoned in dumpsters and toilets because raising them would be inconvienent. Kids shoot each other on the streets and in schools. Radical environmental terrorists attack animal research laboratories where work in done to improve human life. Princeton University hired Professor Peter Singer who advocates killing children and the elderly if it will "increase overall happiness." Respect for human life is decreasing at an alarming rate. The networks don't have to add to this obsession with human killing.