Tuesday, August 12, 2008

John Lennon Is Still A Murdered Man

To Hell With Mercy

Sometimes I hear a Lennon song and remember the old days and many good things so well. Sometimes I hear a Lennon song and think of good things entirely new!

Mark David Chapman, age 53, has been in prison for 27 years, was denied parole for a fifth time recently. I see nothing wrong with that. I hope they never forget.

The rock stars and the movie starlets have mostly changed, but all those boys like Chapman, who thought he was Holden Caulfield, who couldn't fit in without throwing a fit, they aren't changed. The sympathy of doctors and social workers--all those professional weepers and wetnurses--will never produce that effect. There's nothing wrong with punishment for life; after all, those who are murdered are dead for life. Those families and friends who must miss murdered men and women, we must miss them for life!

So don't talk to me about feeling sorry for some vacuous shithead like Mark David Chapman. I don't ask that he be whipped bloody every day--just that he spends every day of his life where he is. If it doesn't seem like any very great punishment to him, that's ok--he's in there for the safety of the public. If he feels that it's too great a punishment, he's not the first criminal to think it.

1 comment:

  1. Wait a minute--we could pull his eyebrows out with pliers. How about that?


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