Let's talk about the reactions to the torture report
Yes President Obama, we did indeed "torture some folks".Um, excuse me...but is anyone else unimpressed with the cries of shock and dismay about the torture report? People talmabout "we're not that kind of country" and "we shouldn't sink to other countries' level" - bitch, please...the United States of America was born on "that" level, okay? It was built on that level. Some of the shit the CIA did looked like it came straight out the pages of The Slave-Owner's Guide to Running a Plantation (While Keeping the Natives at Bay).
Former president Bush said that we did not, but now, of course, we know that is a lie. Or maybe not. Maybe former president Bush was misled as well. I bet Dick Cheney knew that we "tortured some folks". Methinks he protests a bit too much about the release of this report by The Senate Intelligence Committee.
It's not a "bunch of hooey" Mr. Cheney, you should be in jail.
We are now being told that the CIA used tactics that are "brutal and flawed", and according to one of the senators who was responsible for the release of the report; it is a "stain on our values and history."
Those on the right side of the political divide will tell you that this is no big deal, and that this program was needed to stop the next September 11 type attack from taking place in our homeland.
This is the position of Dick Cheney and some of the other apologists for the ignoble and inhuman act that is torture. We know now that this is not true. These torture programs did not stop one terrorist act from taking place on our shores, and it did not help us to kill Osama bin Laden.
So now that we know that America is no different than any other Third World country, and that we do not respect the rule of law; we have to ask ourselves if it was all worth it. I, for one, do not think that it was. But I am just a small time left wing progressive blogger from Philadelphia. Senator John McCain, who was himself tortured, apparently has no love for torturing folks, either. I will defer to him on this subject." (Source)
America's addiction to violence, degradation, and overall sociopathy is not news, children. At least not to some of us. We knew shit like this has been going on for a while. Before the report came out, were we not just talking about a black man being murdered on camera and his killer walking fancy free? Were we not just talking about police slaughtering literally hundreds of civilians of all colors every year without no repercussions? Were we not just talking about a black man being killed every 28 hours in this country by white cops and vigilantes?
So what's with the "surprise"? Commenters across the web are decrying governmental hypocrisy - what about the social hypocrisy? What about all the deniers - who vote and paid taxes - who've gone on and on and on about how American history isn't as fucked as
Negro, please. *sips rum and Pepsi*
"But What about Black-on-Black Crime?" is not a valid answer to Ferguson or Anything
*By the way...just an FYI: a lot us ARE trying to get out of this fucking country. If we weren't stuck in an awfully convenient situation of shitty wages + long hours + rising costs of living, we'd've saved our money, learned new languages, and long been out this mug. Instead, every time we want a new sweater for winter or some gas in our tank or just to go out to grab a burger from the cheapest joint we know, we get stuck making life-and-death decisions...wondering if the numbers in our checking account are randomly, drastically going to change overnight after we swipe our card.