The Green position borders on the absurd: you cannot be ecological so as to preserve nature and propose the death penalty. During bull fighting seasons there's always to one side of the Plaza México a group of colorful Green militants, calling for the prohibition of the bull fights because they're inhumane and cruel to animals...and they propose the death penalty? It's absurd.The Green Party's position has not merited a whole lot of commentary simply because the party's size renders it unimportant. Nonetheless, everything Fernández says is right on target. A truly bizarre and cynical position.
Friday, December 12, 2008
That Is So Not Green
Like many columnists in recent weeks, Jorge Fernández Menéndez has written a thoughtful piece listing the reasons why the death penalty is not a solution to Mexico's security problems. There's a lot in there I agree with, but this paragraph deserves special mention: