I think that it is
time for us to understand the criminal mind. I think it is essential that
we study violent criminals, interview them and try to reason with them.
It does not matter that the latest victim was an innocent child of 11, minding
her own business, but then reduced to nothing by a brutal monster.
I think we need to understand the man who murdered Carlie Brucia. He is probably
frustrated. Things in his life did not go well. He had problems with bed
wetting. He might have had a girlfriend who mistreated him. Maybe he was
exposed to Janet Jackson’s breast. Maybe he read too much John Paul Sartre.
Whatever the reasons for his crime, as a humane society we have an obligation
to forgive him, to treat him humanely, to ensure his rights.
While we are at it, let’s make sure we understand those who murdered Samantha
Runyon, the killer of Lacie Peterson and her child, and the men who murdered
Megan Kanka, Polly Klaas and Laura Smither. Look them up on the web. If your
heart doesn’t break, you have no heart.
While we're at it, we have an obligation to appreciate the suffering of a
mother who drowns children, and a father who abducts and murders his own children.
But I have one suggestion. Once we understand them. Once we explore their
pain and their pathologies, once we appreciate how difficult their lives
were, and make more movies and write more books that glorify their criminality,
let’s do ourselves and our children a favor: execute the bastards.
We won’t judge their souls. That is the work of God.
But execute them. In recent months, several beautiful children and women
have died at the hands of violent, aggressive criminals that the system sought
to understand, rehabilitate and then unleashed on society.
Thanks for trying to understand them, but I have news for the bleeding hearts
and the anti-capital punishment crowd: millions of parents who have been
exposed to these increasing waves of brutality against innocent children
don’t give a damn why the twisted and evil mind does what it does.
We only want to be assured that the mind that can imagine and perpetrate
such a crime is quickly removed from the planet, the quicker the better,
so that other parents and children will be spared what Carlie and her family
have gone through in the past few days.
I will stand before my maker with a clear conscience. Can those who would protect such monsters say the same thing?
I doubt it.
Shadroui has been published in more than two
dozen newspapers and magazines, including National Review and Frontpagemag.com.