'Twas brillig, and as Nietzsche would put it, the punishment is in fact an adjustment of debts; such a machinery needs willing enforcers who find punishment "inspirational." Throughout the history of mankind there has never been any shortage of judges, executioners or finger-pointing jurors. The hunters and the prey partake in this act where certain roles are applied, archetypes if you wish. The hunters set the rules, and whether they are created by an onset of Godlike proportions or merely stimulating "inspirations" for the attack squad, it is done within their might. What is to be said of the prey, i.e., the contemptible ones? Those whose value has been shortened down to semi- or demi-members of this community? Nothing - of course. Might makes right.