I was going to write about the house this morning but, in the face of this news, that is simply meaningless.
Startling news. According to a U.S. District Court, we can now torture AND IT'S LEGAL! It is fully admissible as evidence!
What does this mean? Well, for one, if you are suspected of anything, you can be tortured until you confess (and who wouldn't under torture?) and that can be held against you.
Am I the only one who remembers when we would hate those who did this? The Soviets. The Kmer Rouge. The FUCKING NAZIS! Well, we're in great company now!
But that's not the end of it. According to the District Court, if you are kidnapped from your home and held is a secret prison, you've lost all your constitutional rights. In other words, it's your own fault you're in there. And why's it your own fault? Well, because you're bound to confess to what they think you did eventually. And that confession is admissible as evidence. Just as though you'd walked into the courthouse, having a smoke, and said, "Sure. I flew a plane into a big building. What'cha gonna do about it?"
If anyone reading this has heard themselves say, "It won't go that far." Folks, it HAS gone that far. We're there. You can get off the bus now.
This is truly a sad day for what was once America and doubly sad for us all because we have to live in it.
Perhaps this will get overturned in the Supreme Court (doubtful - remember who they put in office) but, until then, THANK GOD I'M WHITE!