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Historian here: this actually isn't entirely true. In fact, a French philosopher named Michel Foucault spent part of his career studying the history of violence, discipline, and punishment. His research determined that although executions used to be public events, the publicity/visibility of these executions allowed them to be protested by the average citizen. Nowadays, these things happen behind closed doors and most of us never know when the state executes someone.
Here is a link to a cool 101 level video introducing Foucault's ideas and contribution to the way we understand the history of violence: https://youtu.be/BBJTeNTZtGU (Fast forward to the 2:22 mark to skip his life history and start with his ideas) (the part that is specifically relevant to this post starts at the 5:00 mark)
EDIT: One of the things Foucault was so fascinated with was why everyone blatantly agreed that "things were so much worse back then." His work can be vaguely summarized as trying to challenge these assumptions that we all have that everything is better now.
Foucault is a foolish revisionist. For you to take him seriously as a historian destroys all of your credibility.
If you think executions being public and horrible and humiliating and dealt out for minor offenses and cheered by sadistic masses is better than a neglibile ammount of painless executions dealt out only for the worst crimes and protested by compassionate masses, then that shows nothing but a massive bias on your part.
He is the most cited academic in all of the humanities, so I am not the only one who takes him seriously.
Public, horrible, humiliating vs painless executions
I think Foucault was looking to challenge the assumption that everything is more humane now than everything in the past. This thread is an example of what Foucault was looking to challenge. The above comments show how most people (on Reddit at least) have the general opinion that in the past, public killings were entirely inhumane (killing for no reason, with questionable methods, etc). Foucault challenges that by saying "wait, there were some benefits to public execution and there are some issues with our current system."
It's possible to debate ideas without being degrading. I am just trying to contribute to this thread by adding some other ways of thinking. I don't need everyone to agree with Foucault. These are his ideas not mine. If you think these ideas are wrong, I would love having a discussion without the ad hominem attacks.
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Love the confidence from Drummond when talking about DeAndre Jordan. Once Drummond learns that no one can stop him in the paint, he will quickly become one of the most dominant players in the league
Yeah but I don't really think any move we could have made would have us close to a championship
This is the most important comment here. In reality, there is nothing we could do to beat GS or Cleveland anytime in the near future. Bringing in a star will sell tickets and bring more media coverage to Detroit. From a business perspective, this is a solid move.
What's up with YouTube videos having those types of voiceovers recently? This is like the third I've heard this week, and I've never heard one before....