Friday, December 02, 2005

One thousand points of blight

January 17th, 1977: Gary Gilmore is killed by a firing squad in Utah.

December 2, 2006: Kenneth Lee Boyd dies from a lethal injection in North Carolina.

And between those two dates?

We executed 998 other people.

Yup. This country has now successfully killed 1000 people, all with official sanction. Let's hear it for our society’s firm belief in human rights, justice, and the possibility of redemption for everybody.

Death chamber blues:

Slayer - Reign In Blood
(happy music for happy people)

System Of A Down - Toxicity
(so good I wish I'd bought it four years ago; simply amazing)

Consolidated - The Myth Of Rock
(because industrial music is fascism)

Beef Terminal - The Grey Knowledge
(feel a million rainy days in 65 minutes)

Various - DJ Abstract 10: E To X Mix
(cause sometimes ya just gotta get stupid)


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