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Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Deja vu?

So... another day, another Aussie gets sentenced to death for smuggling drugs. Capital punishment - what a deterrent, eh?

Woah... back up, Binty! Been down this road before, methinks! Let's not do another anti-death-penalty rant, everyone is well aware of how you feel.

Okay - let's look at Australians instead then. Now, I have some mates who are fair dinkum and all that, so I don't want to paint an entire country in the colours of a few stupid cunts. But, for fucks sake!

Exhibit A: the rioting against immigrants (hmmm - forgetting ones own lineage, it seems).
Exhibit B: the double-standard of uproar at Nguyens hanging in Singapore whilst ignoring other Capital Punishments the world over.
Exhibit C: both Nguyen and the Bali 9 thinking for even one second that smuggling heroin through or into a country where the death penalty is in force might be a sensible idea.

"I even beg them not to take the terrible risks that these young people have done... How on earth any young Australian can be so stupid as to take the risk is completely beyond me." (John Howard, Aussie PM)..... don't know about you but I always knew that Neighbours and Home and Away rotted your brain!

So what now for the dead-men-walking? I wonder how long it will be before the people who didn't give a shit about them back home (they are, after all, not 'white') start crying foul over the neanderthal laws of a backward country? Indonesia's foreign minister Hasan Wirayuda is steeling himself for such a response by using offence as his defence, shedding an obvious light on the reason that he received no protests from Australia over the death of Bali bomber Amrozi. "...Australians were victims of the Bali bombings. But in the case of drug-trafficking, the victims... were Singaporeans or Indonesians."

So, once again - another potential addition for Exhibit B. Australia, I know you don't give a fuck what one poxy blogger thinks, but do us all a favour - drop the hypocrisy and either accept their punishment or start lobbying everywhere, including the US, to end the death penalty.

Oh...... and bloody well stop smuggling through South East Asia, you dumb cunts!

Cheers m'dears!

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11 Comments:

At Wednesday, February 15, 2006 9:38:00 pm, Blogger The MacBean Gene said...

Considering the spendid society of prison life, I have always thought a better alternative is just locking the offenders up. A real punishment would be to lock them up with no TV, cigs., etc. Don't know from personal experience but I'm told over here there are more drugs in prison than on the street. It's been shown the death penalty serves no other purpose than revenge. I'm with you and would like to see it done away with.

 
At Thursday, February 16, 2006 12:05:00 am, Blogger michael the tubthumper said...

aussies are ok but they have some shit patter

fair dinkum you mentioned.

what about "dag", "he's a spunk"

etc

 
At Thursday, February 16, 2006 2:50:00 am, Blogger Foot Eater said...

I agree with everything you say here, Binty, and I'm not angling for a blow job or anything.

 
At Thursday, February 16, 2006 3:54:00 am, Blogger SafeTinspector said...

Jesus, they have the death penalty for smuggling?!?
And I thought we had some harsh right-wingers.

If life in prison is no deterrent, then death penalty isn't either. Criminals never think they'll get caught, so they'll never face them gallows, right?

Pah!

 
At Thursday, February 16, 2006 5:50:00 am, Blogger Sarah said...

i'm angling for a blow job..

but i do agree. i had a nightmare the other night that i was on a jury for someone who was on trial for something and i honestly didn't believe he was guily, but everyone else did.

what a fucked position that would be!

 
At Thursday, February 16, 2006 5:50:00 am, Blogger Sarah said...

guilty*

 
At Thursday, February 16, 2006 6:09:00 am, Blogger Sarah said...

you now have a button link on my site..

 
At Thursday, February 16, 2006 2:06:00 pm, Blogger justin barker said...

I've always been confused about the direction the drugs travel over there. One would think they would be headed toward Australia not away from it.

 
At Thursday, February 16, 2006 2:28:00 pm, Blogger Monstee said...

Good luck lobbying against DP here in US. We got people been doing that for years! Most of time government sites studies that say it work as good deterrent and when in place violent crime drops. In fact, me think me heard once that our current president holds some kind of record for executions in his state when he was governor. But like me say, me not sure cause me try not to listen to too much bout him cause it usually piss me off.

 
At Thursday, February 16, 2006 3:23:00 pm, Blogger Dr Maroon said...

Austrialians are the easiest going people bar none. Race riots my arse. They do not want to change their relaxed lifestyle and why should they?
SafeT is right! Punishments are not a 100% deterrent. Governments should ask why their populations are so keen to take drugs in the first place.

Taking the foreigner argument further: If the foreigner should abide by a country's laws and suffer such consequences however barbaric, the same must apply to migrants to Australia. It's not as if they don't know what kind of society they're heading for. That's the attraction.

 
At Thursday, February 16, 2006 6:07:00 pm, Blogger Binty McShae said...

MacBean, you're right - Prison should be about depriving priveledges and they are more like hotels these days. I don't mean turn them all into Camp X-Rays, but lets not make punishment cushy!

Tubbie - You're fucking right! Even Hynes speaks better than that!

Footsie - cheers.

SafeT - right!

Sarah - thanks for the button... and the offer!

Justin - Nguyen was only in Singapore en-route to Australia. Don't know about these guys though...

Monstee - In 1972 the US Supreme Court ruled that Capital Punshment is unconstitutional... that lasted until John Spenkelink was the next sent to death in 1979.

Doc!! So good to see you back, dear fellow! And I heartily agree!

 

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