"I could even do that job without letting touchy feely or hate emotions be present."<quoted text> Just Where & how do you get this wrong notion that there is hate involved? Is it hate when someone kills a mosquito,swats a fly, squashes a tick ,sprays their home for termites ect. Is that fly ,termite, tick ect. any less alive than the varmits I dispatch because those varmits have the propesenty & ability to adversely effect the creatures that are fed nutured and loved &deemed more importaint to me than those I consider varmits? Do you believe the old time Hangmen, Electric Chair operators, firing squad or the modern leathal injection doctors hated those humans they killed. I believe they are just doing their jobs. I could even do that job without letting touchy feely or hate emotions be present. Indifferent is my state. wether its pulling a weed, cutting a tree or killing a animal I raised for food. I thank the trees spirit just the same as the pig for being available for my use. I was indifferent back in the sixties also no elation no remorse. I did say a sort of prayer for their souls. I was mad & hateful at the goverment politicians army (so called superior officers) ect.and am still angry at them. All those wars then and now are and where for nothing. Im simply very dissapointed in my country & fellow citizens.
So could I. I don't place much value on violent criminals. I may feel bad for the families of those people, because I'm sure they are still loved by somebody.
Animals, yes, I would feel bad over it. Because they did NOTHING to deserve it. When an animal kills, it isn't because they're evil. It's just what they do to survive. I am indifferent about that.
Don't be disappointed in your fellow citizen. Many of us feel the same way you do about the government and the needless wars.