Thursday, September 28, 2006

The United States Of Torture

Another tumble down the slippery slope of fascism.

Congress is falling all over itself to allow the stench in the White House to destroy the United States as we knew it, and to force us to live in a militarized, tyrannical hell. I guess mindlessly intoning 9/11 and national security was enough to convince the lobotimized, spineless traitors to pass laws that directly contravenes the constitution and all the humanity that we supposedly stood for.

This isn't creeping totalitarianism, it's a full speed sprint.

Thinking that allowing some guy's testicles to be crushed, his fingernails to become a memory or freezing him to death for information or for just plain fun was run of the mill activity in the Soviet era:

"I still shudder recalling Lubyanka’s underground cells, grim interrogation rooms, and execution cellars where tens of thousands were tortured and shot. I sat at the desk from which the monsters who ran Cheka (Soviet secret police) — Dzerzhinsky, Yagoda, Yezhov, Beria — ordered 30 million victims to their deaths.
Prisoners taken in the dead of night to Lubyanka were systematically beaten for days with rubber hoses and clubs. There were special cold rooms where prisoners could be frozen to near death. Sleep deprivation was a favourite and most effective Cheka technique. So was near-drowning in water fouled with urine and feces.

The mistake is to assume that it's just going to be some other, probably dark skinned guy with a funny name who'll be the recipient of such treatment. It'll be wise to recall Niemöller and his famous "first they came" poem, because our overlords aren't going to stop until they have the ability to declare anybody a terrorist. And why may you, kind reader, be branded a terrorist by the fascists some day?
Not for being a threat to the country and it's people, but for being a threat to the fascists themselves.

Now that torture to retrieve information is legal, Let me be one of the first to suggest that the highest officeholders in the land be taken into custody and waterboarded to find out their roles in perpetrating 9/11.


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