Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Introducing torture…

It looks like the ACLU has gotten a hold of documentation that suggests (burning) Bush issues an executive order authorizing the use of inhumane torture. This would mean that all those victims at Abu Ghraib were not the victims of "a few bad apples". This would be yet another indication that (burning) Bush's administration sees nothing wrong with committing acts of unmitigated evil.

And before you start guessing where I'm going with this, let me tell you that, if this the case, I honestly believe the citizens of the United States will support it by a wide majority.

Yep, that's right. Do you think (burning) Bush was reelected by a bunch of people who didn't know better? Do you think the popularity of Fox News and talk radio is a fluke? Do you think the dumbing trend numbing our national intellect has no lasting effect? You'd be painfully wrong.

The days when right-thinking people can sit back on their hands and allow this progression to continue are long over. Government-sanctioned, nay ordered, torture doesn't come out of nowhere. Rather than simply rant against this obvious evil, something over which I have little control, I'd like to use my time this morning to briefly remind you how we allow the conditions that give it birth to exist.

The only way we can stop it is to strike down the society that allows it. The next time you see intolerance around you - even in something so small as a child speaking about some group of people with disrespect - stop it and make the person understand why it's wrong. The next time you see anyone supporting the war - even those idiots with such brilliant bumper stickers as "These colors don't run" - make them realize what it is they're saying. The next time you hear a family member or a friend defend "less threatening" Republicans as Shwartzenfucker - "He's really pro-choice." - remind them that there is no such thing as a "less threatening" Republican, no more than there were "less guilty" Nazis.

Your silence is leading our nation down the toilet. Make no doubt about it.

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