Gonna post another intro post, seeing as this is becoming a thing again?
I'm Derek! 23/they/~~the Lower Mainland~~.
💙: being a gay dragon, good food, prog rock, communism, disco, beer, public transit, snow, decolonial/anti-imperialist politics, jazz, linguistics, art, somehow holding onto hope for the future, being gay.
💔: heterocisnormativity, fascism, pretentiousness, oppressive structures, car-oriented development, bigotry, Western chauvinism, body shaming, edginess.
(Except for trenta cups at Starbucks, but those don't even try to fit in the standard cup holder size, I don't think.)
And, like, "rehabilitation" is extremely broad. There's a million ways to do it, and the question of *how* we do it is a discussion we need to get deeper into, IMO.
Execution: they can literally never do anything ever again, period.
Rehabilitation: they're substantially restricted in what they can do for a certain period of time, but the only possibilities you're permanently taking away from them are "being a reactionary", "fucking over the people around you", and "promoting reactionary politics". There's a lot of stuff you can do in life other than those things.
I still have yet to see any explanation, period, of how summarily killing one's political opponents is less of an imposition of authority than rehabilitating them such that they no longer pose a danger to humanity.
Like, killing someone is the immediate, permanent, irreversible revocation of any agency that they will ever have — seems like more of a deprivation of rights than… just forcing them to stop being a reactionary.