Friday, February 19, 2010
Bob Barr booed for stating the obvious
Posted by Cork
Call waterboarding torture in front of a mob of brownshirts (aka CPAC), get shouted down.
The very first entry at yourdictionary.com defines torture as the inflicting of severe pain to force information or confession, get revenge, etc.. Hmmm, that doesn't sound similar to waterboarding (or the other so-called "enhanced interrogation" techniques) at all, does it?
Back when I first learned about the holocaust and Nazi regime in 6th grade, I wondered how it was possible for regular, ordinary German people to have gone along with it. How sheepish would they have had to be to tolerate a totalitarian government throwing folks in concentration camps, torturing, slaughtering at will...?
Today's conservatives are yesterday's compliant Germans (replace "scary Jews" with "scary Muslims" and there you have it). They're the kind of idiots that gave the Milgram experiment its notoriety. They are boorish, loud-mouthed, thoughtless, anti-intellectual buffoons who are so terrified of brown people that they're willing to implement a literal fascist dictatorship. Sad.