Imagine you live in a police state. You have been "in" for 16 years.
Now you are free. You know where he lives.
You will not get caught.
You will kill him.
You will not kill him.
You do not know.
It's not as easy as some people think it is to kill.
Before killing a person take a look at his eyes. Tell me what you felt and whether you did it in the end?
I don't think so.
Most murders are manslaughter.
Okay that's not true. But even if it is a 1st degree murder, what usually happens happens out of Blood Rush.
You want to kill him you really do, now you see him or start talking to him. Then you have a rush of adrenaline and BANG! you kill him.
Yes. I wouldn't care about justice at that point. That person would have put me through so much pain and have made themselves so worthless to me that if killing them even made me feel just a tiny little bit better and helped me move with on with my life and personal growth just a tiny bit easier, I wouldn't feel at all guilty for taking that one small pleasure that I would usually deny myself at all costs. That pleasure being simple revenge, of course.
But I guess it would depend on why I was tortured. If he just did it because he liked doing it, then I'd kill him. And although it wouldn't fix everything or be the ultimate solution, I could at least begin the healing process. Until the end of my days, I wouldn't have an ounce of regret over doing it. I don't value the life of someone who would torture an innocent person for 16 years. I would feel like I had done exactly what needed to be done.
Last edited by LucrativeSid; 12-18-2009 at 11:07 PM.
Reason: I missed a word on accident. "usually"
"When a resolute young fellow steps up the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find that it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
I guess that's why sniper rifles were invented. Or nukes, for that matter. Guided missiles; and so on.
I would probably not be able to kill a human that I know. No matter how much I fantasize about it and no matter what the human has done towards me/friends.
(obviously, I haven't been put into a situation of which you refer to and I can't imagine how I would react.)