Thursday, September 22, 2011

Thou Shalt not kill... unless it is State sanctioned, of course. Then it's ok.

This is who I am thinking about today.  Troy Davis, his family and this broken runaway machine we've created.  When I got the email last night that they had actually gone through with Troys execution I felt like I'd been punched in the chest.  All I could do was cry.

I then prayed in my way for Troy Davis, his family and for the ignorance to be lifted from the hearts and minds and consciences of those who directly participated in this travesty.  That what they did or more importantly FAILED to do, will haunt them in their alone hours.  That no Jesus or man made interpretations of his message will ease their broken psyches.  I wish that nothing short of helping to stop the continuation of state sanctioned group serial killing will end their misery and soul suffering.  That's what I wish with everything in me.

I've been involved with Death Row Advocacy for many years now.  The process and the system and the unyielding resistance of those in power to own up to their mistakes and quit hiding behind antiquated dogma is sickening.  The worst kind of projectile fucking vomiting sickening.  How ironic that those who scream the loudest for blood are members of "The God Squad" as a dear friend described it.  Quick to play God with someone's life... If they are true believers, then according to their own dogma they would know that eternal damnation is waiting for these "criminals" like a big nasty dead end... and why is their jobs to make whatever is left of their life hell on earth?  Satan tried to outsmart God and sort of take his job... and look what happened to that poor sucker!  

Troy, I'm glad this is over for you, but sorry about how it ended.  Safe passage and peace to you in whatever comes next.


Steph(anie) said...

Your title really says it all.

Petit fleur said...

Hey Steph,

Yea, you're right.. but when have i ever kept things simple? My dad used to say I have to go around my ass to get to my elbow! He was right too.

Towanda said...

Thanks for writing this. I used to do death penalty work through AI but it finally got the better of me and I'm afraid I gave up. At the same time, I gave up on human beings. I guess this is comparable to saying there is no hope for human beings to my mind. I do not see them changing for the better but only the worse.
Troy Davis' execution also hit me like a brick.

Petit fleur said...

Hey T,

Yep, that work has a super high burn out rate. I'm somewhere between burned out and pulled more toward my very own affirmation of life and goodness... my son. sigh.

Thanks for the work you've done and I hope you don't give up on humans completely... although I do understand wanting to.

JoJo said...

So they went thru with it and executed him? How tragic. I believe he is an innocent man. The thing with the god squad is that they also believe 'an eye for an eye'.

I've always been torn on the death penalty. Do we kill people to show that killing people is wrong? But on the other hand, if someone killed a person I loved, I'd want their life taken as well, not my tax dollars allowing them to have all kinds of perks and amenities in prison.