The State Closes Our Eyes as It Kills

Why Can’t We See McVeigh Die?

We the people have been able to stomach television's horrific images of victims gruesomely mutilated in wars—and some of those deaths have been caused by us. Should those telecasts also be prohibited?

As Albert Camus said: "One must kill publicly or confess that one does not feel authorized to kill." He was referring to the state; and in this democracy, it is we who authorize these state killings—without the state allowing us to see them.

Is the state afraid we might become too civilized?

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