bethemedia (bethemedia) wrote,

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Famous Last Words

A site that collects Death Row inmates' last words makes for compelling reading. Mostly consisting of diguised apology and sometimes genuine realisation, one in particular, no doubt rehearsed, stuck out to me:

"We all know what really happened, but there are some things you just can't fight. Little people always seem to get squashed. It happens. ... There is no man that is free from all evil, nor any man that is so evil to be worth nothing. "

— David Castillo, executed in Texas on Aug. 23, 1998

It strikes me as odd and a little eerie that the last words of a man condemned to die hold both the seeds of equality, and the belief that on a level we are all bad to various degrees.

More here:

Happy (weird) reading.
Tags: actual excepts from real life writing
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