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Friday, January 30, 2004

Just a Good 'Ole Boy, Never Meanin' No Harm


In Germany, you get 8 1/2 years in prison for killing and consuming another human being.

8 1/2 years.

KASSEL, Germany (AP) - A German was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 8 1/2 years in prison Friday for killing, dismembering and eating another man who allegedly agreed to the arrangement over the Internet.

Armin Meiwes, a 42-year-old computer expert, had no "base motives" in the crime, a state court ruled, sparing him a murder conviction. Explaining the verdict, the presiding judge said Meiwes' intention was not evil but "the fulfillment of his fantasy."

His primary motive was "the wish to make another man part of himself," Judge Volker Muetze said. "Meiwes reached this bonding experience through the consumption of the flesh."

That the Judge said "Meiwes' intention was not evil" is a slap in the face of every victim of violent crime. There is nothing, NOTHING, non-evil about killing another person in order to "fullfill a fantasy". There is nothing, NOTHING, non-evil about eating another person's flesh without some necessity of doing so.

This is the kind of story you see more and more of from a society that continues to lack respect for human life and lacks any sense of theology regarding the physical body. Yesterday it was people in Sweeden having sex with animals, today it is Germans eating people they meet on the internet, tomorrow it is a child deciding that Grandma is no longer "useful" and should be killed. What is happening in Europe will soon be happening here, as well.

Look at our future. How pathetic.

Brandes traveled from Berlin in reply to an Internet advertisement seeking a young man for "slaughter and consumption." Meiwes testified that Brandes wanted to be stabbed to death after drinking a bottle of cold medicine to lose consciousness.

"Bernd came to me of his own free will to end his life," Meiwes said in his closing statement in court Monday. "For him, it was a nice death."

Still, he said he regretted the killing.

"I had my big kick and I don't need to do it again," he said. "I regret it all very much, but I can't undo it."

A video he made of the act was shown to the court during a closed session.

Ah, the concept of a "nice" death, drinking a bottle of cold medicine, popping 20 sleeping pills, drinking some booze, then having some nut-job slice you up with a knife...isn't that just the most natural, peaceful way you could imagine to die?

In 8 1/2 years (probably sooner) this guy will be out of prison again. Who knows, by then, it may be fasionable to take a "consenting" adult with you to a nice retreat resort where you can murder them and eat them in style, AND have full use of the tennis courts, pool, and steam room...


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