Cruel and Unusual
It is a serious matter when politicians, judges, and bureaucrats hold to Leftist theory, but potentially fatal when this ideology pervades general culture. In this circumstance the culture moves without its members' knowledge or depth of consideration.
This 'natural' evolution emerged in the sentencing phase of Zacarias Moussaoui trial. I am not concerned about their resulting verdict, but it is quite telling how they arrived at it.
"Instead, a majority of the jurors sided with the defense suggestion that Moussaoui had an unstable childhood and a violent father, and agreed that those were mitigating factors against execution."1.
"If that is what he meant, he has ample evidence to believe it based on forms filled out by the jurors, which included "mitigating factors" that led them to reject the death penalty in favor of life in prison without the possibility of parole. Nine of the 12 jurors said that Moussaoui's "unstable early childhood and dysfunctional family" resulted in his having a home life without structure and emotional and financial support, and his hostile relationship with his mother eventually led to him being placed in an orphanage."2.
"Jan Vogelsang, a clinical social worker, said at Moussaoui's death-penalty trial that the 37-year-old Frenchman, of Moroccan descent, was in and out of orphanages for the first six years of his life. As a teenager, she said, he was rejected as a ''dirty Arab" by the family of his longtime girlfriend, with whom he lived briefly and with whom he won dance contests."3.
With these facts and assertions in mind the jury compassionately determined to sentence Zacarias Moussaoui to life in another unstable, dysfunctional cultural orphanage. He will live in prison without emotional support, but with hundreds of abusive and violent 'daddies' who will undoubtedly bestow upon him the moniker, 'Dirty Arab Be-utch'.