“A Common Fate” / Memorable Fancies #1292

Yes, it’s a strange country. Their oddest custom, I think, is that although they have capital punishment, only one person is put to death each year. Great ceremony surrounds this event: speeches, parades, #’s, @’s, balloons, t-shirts.

When I told them that in America a dozen people or more are sometimes executed in a single year, they asked how we could take such a ceremony seriously if it happens to often? Doesn’t it trivialize the event and diminish those who are put to death, to have so common a fate?

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