August 6 is a landmark in progress gone mad. Not for the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in 1945, a legitimate act of war that saved many lives, mostly Japanese. But for the first use of the electric chair in 1890.
Capital punishment is a contentions subject.
But there is no excuse for succumbing to the latest fad and electrocuting people when perfectly reliable methods had existed for centuries that certainly didn’t cause more suffering than the new system and very likely caused less.
It is a serious business to take a human life.
When it is done in a trendy way it really is progress gone mad.