How do you figure people who call for the death of an innocent man are good?
If you mean to society, they're good because most people work with abstracts being more important than concrete reality.
If you mean to themselves, the same applies, but with their ego even more present. You do the same, too.
To me, I agree with you, it's abhorrent that our country is sacrificing an innocent man to die because it's "for the good of the country." It's not, and it makes me resent people who do this. Of course, when asked about it in person I lie and say the same thing, so I imagine many people are just as pathetic as me and are lying.
But what honestly can I do besides lie like that? It's not like voting fixes anything anymore, not even voting on having a person represent you, since they're more vulnerable than ever to corruption (lobbying or bribing, same thing, and blackmail and family threatening, and even social pressure by doing any of the above to their family).
The only thing I can think of is to move, and I'm one of the lucky few who's able to function just enough to be able to leave if I choose to. So I'm considering leaving, since I can, after all who do I owe?
I'm not becoming a terrorist, that's stupid. I'm also not becoming a target of the state either, if I can help it (and sure, I probably can't, but I can still try). So for me, lying and leaving sounds like the best bet.
Eventually, all the quality and good people will leave, and the place will collapse just like Rome and Britain. But it won't be my problem, hopefully.
I'm most sorry for him, but there's nothing I can do.