In 2018, there were 53 countries that retained the death penalty. The nations that abolished capital punishment claimed that it was savage and barbaric, however their alternatives to the death penalty are quite stupid and in most cases, just as barbaric.
The example of Australian mass murderer Ivan Milat is a classic example of why Australia was really stupid in abolishing the death penalty. Milat killed at least seven innocent people in the Belanglo Forest south of Sydney and possibly more murders that have not yet been discovered. For that, Milat was sentence to life imprisonment without the prospect of ever being released.
Milat went to jail in July 1996 and will never be released. In 2009, it was estimated that keeping Milat in SuperMax jail cost the taxpayer $824 per day. By 2018, that cost would have reached at least $1,000 per day. So a quick calculation using an average of $900 per day means that the people of NSW have paid in excess of $8 MILLION to house, feed and take care of Milat. Assuming that Milat lives another 30 years and taking into account the rising cost of jailing prisoners in SuperMax jails, the NSW taxpayer will fork out another $13 MILLION to keep this bastard in jail.
So an estimate of the cost since Milat was imprisoned to the time he dies might be in the order of over $20 MILLION. But what has this achieved? Has it been a deterrent to other murderers? The answer is - not at all. There have been many murders since Milat's reign of terror and his jailing has actually achieved absolutely nothing except being a colossal waste of money.
Let's say that if Australia still had a death penalty and Milat had gone through the process of appealing his sentence and failed and was executed in 1997, the taxpayers of NSW would have saved that futile $20 million dollar expenditure and could have used the funds for something worthwhile, such as cancer research, providing assistance to disabled people, housing the homeless and other benevolent acts. But through this misguided virtue signalling that Australia is not so barbaric as to execute vermin like Milat, Australia has prisons full of people who are never to be released and who are just causing hundreds of millions of dollars to be squandered on them.
The main reason for abolishing capital punishment is that it is barbaric and inhuman and that our nation should not lower itself to the level of killers such as Ivan Milat by also taking lives. This has to be one of the most stupid and asinine concepts of all time. We kill all sorts of creatures on a daily basis when it comes to animals that threaten us. We cull tens of thousands of kangaroos on a regular basis. We back-burn forests and massacre countless birds and animals. We wage war and kill many innocent people for no valid reason.
Australia went to Vietnam to participate in a war that was proven to be a highly illegal and based on a fabrication by the USA. Apart from the fact that this nation lost 519 of its own people, one can only speculate how many innocent Vietnamese people Australians killed. And for what? An American lie? In more recent times, Australia has participated in another two illegal wars that were based on American false flag operations and blatant fabrications and Australian troops would have been responsible for killing many innocent civilians. But that didn't matter as much as keeping a piece of garbage like Ivan Milat in jail instead of disposing of him by some form of execution.
It seems that the governments in first world nations that still retain the death penalty seem overly concerned about the methods used to carry out executions, so as not to inflict suffering on prisoners as they are being executed. This was not much of a concern in previous times, when prisoners were hung, shot, gassed or electrocuted. But nowadays, it seems to be of great concern to execute prisoners in such a way that they do not feel any pain and that is beyond stupid. Those bastards didn't care about how much pain they inflicted on their victims.
For instance, the Americans have tried all sorts of methods to execute death row prisoners and in many cases, they were not very successful. The current method of lethal injection that the Americans use is ridiculously complicated. For instance, the condemned person is usually bound to a gurney and two needles are then inserted into usable veins, usually in the prisoner's arms. Long tubes connect the needle through a hole in a cement block wall to several intravenous drips. The first is a harmless saline solution that is started immediately. Then, at the warden's signal, a curtain is raised exposing the prisoner to the witnesses in an adjoining room. Then, the inmate is injected with sodium thiopental, an anaesthetic that puts the inmate to sleep. Next flows Pavulon or pancuronium bromide, which paralyses the entire muscle system and stops the inmate's breathing. Finally, the flow of potassium chloride stops the heart. Death results from anaesthetic overdose and respiratory and cardiac arrest while the condemned person is unconscious.
Why the saline solution? One has to wonder if these idiots actually sterilise the needles or not. They anaesthetise the guy and then pump in some bromide to paralyse him and then they inject potassium chloride to stop his heart. But why go through all that crap, when a far simpler, quicker and probably a far more humane method is available?
All that has to be done is to knock the prisoner out with a good shot of general anaesthetic such as Propofol. Side effects should not be considered, simply because the prisoner will soon be dead. As soon as the prisoner is completely unconscious, a lethal dose of potassium chloride should be injected that will immediately stop the heart and the job will be done. Instant and painless execution will be the result, without all that baloney such as saline drips, muscle paralysis drugs and other nonsense. A simple general anaesthetic and a heart stopped by potassium chloride will do it every time.
It is not humane to keep people locked in cages for the rest of their lives, even if they are comfortable. As well, it's a very expensive practice that squanders money that can be used to save lives, not spend it on keeping mass murderers and terrorists in some modicum of comfort. The main issue is that keeping prisoners who are never to be released in jail doesn't deter others from committing the same crimes and all it does is virtue signal to other nations how humane we are. However, all it really does is signal to other nations how bloody stupid we are by squandering hundreds of millions of dollars housing, feeding and caring for vermin.
This nation should re-introduce an automatic death penalty for the following crimes: Mass murder, terrorism, rape, kidnapping, paedophilia, infanticide and a few other heinous crimes. We have to stop playing "Do-Gooder" and dispose of vermin like Ivan Milat instead of wasting so much money keeping them alive for no good reason.