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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Torture*

We hear a lot in the news about torture and indefinite detention, just like we hear a lot about murders, food poisoning, disease, etc... And just like those things, we hear about them so much, that we grow calloused as to the true meaning of these words. By true meaning, I don't mean the sterile dictionary definitions, many of us can whip those out no problem, but rather, the true heart wrenching human meaning of those words that can be had either through experience, or through putting yourself in another's shoes.

I am very aware of this phenomenon, due to my own painful past with words that others don't truly grasp the depth of. Yet, despite that, I must admit that I had lost touch with the true meaning of torture, and the true ramifications of indefinite incarceration. Until I read this article from Rolling Stone.

If this is the treatment Bush and other Republicans think is necessary(and that many Democrats have supported by vote and silence), then they are monsters. There is no excuse for this behavior, at all. Something is seriously wrong with our country right now that a scandal involving a pervert senator sending nastygrams through the net to 16 year olds is what gets people outraged, but no one gives a shit about us employing techniques that would have made Hitler jealous against another 16 year old.

I already know the retarded reply by Bush supporters, that "he's a terrorist, so it justifies us being inhuman monsters", but that shit has worn thin, and I'm sick of hearing it. NOTHING justifies us doing to that boy what we have done to him. It would have been more merciful to blow him up the way terrorists blow people up. It isn't right and people who support it are degenerates.

Thanks for reading this post.
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*Torture - the deliberate, systematic, or wanton infliction of physical or mental suffering by one or more persons in an attempt to force another person to yield information or to make a confession or for any other reason.