Friday, December 14, 2012

We Torture

I do not think anyone in the world will read Glenn first because of this link. However, a link is a vote, even in this social media washed out version of the web. We torture, and it is now our ideology.

Torture does not work, that Americans are proud for whacking an old man at the cost of 1.2 trillion dollars and 10 years, when he had be located repeatedly before, is to realize that the reason torture is the central point is because it is proof that with unlimited resources, evening doing something the wrong way can be made to work. This is a large fraction of what the last generation has been spent doing: that we want to do things the right wing way, and that if we destroy our society and economy, it can work.

This is what is known as terminal stupidity.

2 comments:

  1. ". . . proof that with unlimited resources, even doing something the wrong way can be made to work. . . . we want to do things the right wing way, and . . . if we destroy our society and economy, it can work."

    While Glenn Greenwald is slogging it out, to establish the first-order obvious against the denialist soi disant liberals -- that the film is pro-torture propaganda -- you manage to step back and distill the second-order obvious, about so much more than a film or a moment.

    (I hope you took note of Freddie deBoer's lobbing of a grenade into the self-satisfaction of LGM. The results were some remarkably revealing reactions.)

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  2. Glenn is doing the prosecutor's work: building a case beyond a reasonable doubt that torturism is endemic, not just on the right, but in our culture. He deserves all the appreciation he gets for biting down and not letting go.

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