Some state—Louisiana, maybe? can’t be bothered to hunt the details—is looking at capital punishment as a possible sentence for some crimes other than murder. I believe some forms of child molestation were under consideration.
I’m a supporter of the death penalty, though a cautious and qualified one. It’s a gray issue for me, and sometimes I wonder whether that grayness is itself a sufficient condition for withdrawal of my support. And now we’re considering it for crimes other than murder? Heinous crimes, to be sure, but…? You know?
Then I read about something like this. The Cliffs Notes (so far) are that a man kept his daughter imprisoned in a soundproof subterranean cell for 24 years, raping her repeatedly and producing seven children with her. Three of them, who are 19, 18, and 5 years old, had never been outside the cell. They had never seen daylight.
The woman is described by police as “very disturbed.” Sheezus fuck, do you think?
This is also the kind of thing I think of when I hear some hypersensitive and chronically guilt-ridden idiot babbling about evil not existing; there are just different points of view (or similar). Bleh.
Evil exists. This is a manifestation.