Friday, August 27, 2010

DEATH PENALTY JAPAN

At the age of around 12 I recall leading a school debate opposing the reintroduction of capital punishment; I'll never forget the incredible vitriol against such a notion from the pro-hanging lobby on the floor. I didn't stand a chance as the motion was defeated almost unanimously. It was as ugly as it was unexpected, and now, as then, it's one of the few fixed beliefs about which I feel passionately.

The recent media access to Tokyo Detention House's sterile carpeted place of execution belies, or perhaps underscores, its horror; in full contrast to the cold grey-tiled room to which the hanged man, heart still beating for up to 15 minutes, is dropped and delivered below. The prisoner, in permanent solitary confinement, is only informed an hour or so beforehand of his impending death, after which the final insulting cruelties are proffered: a goodbye meal and face time with a fucking priest.

2 comments:

Tony said...

Reminded of a Combat 84 (I had a girl friend who when 14 kicked about with loads of dodge pot punks) song for some reason, I'm no fan of corpse but interesting/funny in a what the fuck voyeuristic sort of way.

Rapist

He's a dirty and evil man, who no one wants to know
He could be living in your town, 'cos the sign of a rapist doesn't show
Young girls come to me, stalking victims in the street
When it happens no-one sees, you're just dragged down off your feet

Capitol punishment
A stronger government

Plastic mask and hairy wig, you're too scared to show your face
You're acting like a dirty pig, you're a cancer on the human race
Filth of society, should all die, we need a stronger government
All you gotta do is hang 'em high, we want capitol punishment!

Capitol punishment
A stronger government

We need a stronger government
Bring back capitol punishment
We need a stronger government
Bring back capitol punishment

Capitol punishment
A stronger government

Hang 'em, hang 'em, hang 'em high
You watch those fucking bastards die
Hang 'em, hang 'em, hang 'em high
You watch those fucking bastards die

Capitol punishment
A stronger government

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVPWqYrOd5w

Adverse Effect said...

Well said, William. I'd be all for it if not for the fucking priest! (Only kidding!)