Enough to despair of humanity.

16 Dec

Today we learn of more people who can justify killing children through religious beliefs.

We also learn that, in the so-called land of the brave and the free, the majority of the voting public believe that torture is justified.

Fuck that noise.

(since these things tend to be pulled once the tide of shame comes on, here’s the screenshot)

Torture report headline


2 Responses to “Enough to despair of humanity.”

  1. kaetrin 17/12/2014 at 12:34 AM #

    I’ve always thought that what separates us from the “bad guys” is adherence to the rule of law. When that goes, what is the difference between us? Australia isn’t all that good at adhering to the rule of law when it comes to some things – I don’t know specifically about torture for evidentiary purposes but we don’t treat our asylum seekers well at all and it contravenes the UN Human Rights declaration. 😦

    • azteclady 17/12/2014 at 7:46 AM #

      A long time ago, Benjamin Franklin said:

      Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.

      Our societies continue to fear more, and are willing to give up other people’s essential liberties (human rights) in order to purchase a false feeling of security. Would that they realize they put themselves in the crosshairs, not long in their future.

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