I'm not speaking for the others, I'm just stating that no punishment is equal to the punishment an INNOCENT civilian needlessly and unsuspectingly incurred on a bus.
I don't really have an issue with that, other than disagreeing with it, it was more with the other two statements.
Neither am I, but 9/11 was more than just an American event, it was an international incident that his impacted the way everyone lives. If you can't look at the unsubstantiated loss of human life as an emotional shock, then that's your issue. People value life in different ways, but to claim a reaction with emotion is "over-reactionary" is plain ignorance. I can look at anything objectively, but when someone is guilty of something so heinous, my subjectivity kicks in because as I stated, there really is no excusable reason for such an act to be committed.
A reaction to an event fuelled by emotion is over reactionary, and won't be logical.
There are plenyty of excusable reasons for commiting a crime so heinous. Perhaps this man, is, oh I don't know, suffering from paranoid scizophrenia and believed the man on the bus was an evil soul snatcher? In which case, I think it's pretty easy to justify his actions.
And now you're making generalizations as to peoples' thought processes based on their reaction to obscene acts of brutal violence? Rationality goes out the window when someone saws a random person's head-off, then walks up to other passengers with the victim's skull in his hands like a trophy.
I'm glad you included that question mark, because no, no I wasn't.
Trust me, I understand being a rational, logical person. Pretty much all of the people that know me in the real world question if I have any true emotion at all, they pretty much claim that any I show is just a prescribed response to the situation at hand.
Now with that being said, from a logical, rational point of view, when someone has shown this level of contempt for others and to do it with an obvious lack of humanity, should tell you that no matter what the reasoning behind the actions, there is nothing that's going to bring this guy back from where he is right now. And if that is the case, then there's no reason for him to be a part of society.
People with emotions are going to be outraged by someone with out them and I'm not just talking about this killer. And having to deal with people not liking the fact that you're as stoic as you are doesn't mean that you have to have the back of someone else like that, especially when you know them to be wrong.
Look at it rationally and you'll see that there is every reason for people to have the outcry that they've shown.
I don't think he should be a part of society, I have stronger views on incarceration(sp?) than most, I just think this situation calls for a "slow and painful death" or anyhting of that nature. The idea that it should is as crazy as what this guy did.