BBC NEWS | Americas | Guatemala urged to act on murders
That Amnesty International raises its voice in this case while campaigning against the death penalty seems a bit ironic to me.
Amnesty says that the death penalty is the ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment.
What is more cruel, inhuman and degrading: to permanently anesthetize a beast or to be subjected to torturous murders such as those described in the BBC article?
Amnesty says the death penalty violates the right to life. In this they are just being religious. Amnesty believes in inherent human dignity, from which it derives a right to life.
Human dignity, though, is far from inherent. Human dignity is reciprocal. The beasts among us should be executed.