Monday, January 31, 2005

redneck filosofy

because they're fuckin' fast was exactly the comment i was looking for crazy b. thankya.

alright everybody, i'm about to get political on you here. i know, i know, just sit down and don't throw up. please, we just mopped. i received an email the other day about iraqi torture and well, let me just cut and paste...

'T. Bubba Bechtol, part time City Councilman from Midland, TX, was asked on a local live radio talk show the other day just what he thought of the allegations of torture of the Iraqi prisoners. His reply prompted his ejection from the studio, but to thunderous applause from the audience. "If hooking up an Iraqi prisoner's scrotum to a car's battery cables will save one American GI's life, then I have just two things to say": "Red is positive" "Black is negative" '

now, generally speaking, i am not a political person, AT ALL, but this caught my attention. i was suddenly not little miss popularity around the office (shocker there, huh?) whatever the case, here's my view. i'm well aware that we're at war, correct? okay. when you're in war, you shoot at them; they shoot at us, we're all happy cause we're killin' folks.

Main Entry: 1tor┬Ěture
Pronunciation: 'tor-ch&r
Function: noun
Etymology: French, from Late Latin tortura, from Latin tortus, past participle of torquEre to twist; probably akin to Old High German drAhsil turner, Greek atraktos spindle
1 a : anguish of body or mind : AGONY
b : something that causes agony or pain
2 : the infliction of intense pain (as from burning, crushing, or wounding) to punish, coerce, or afford sadistic pleasure
3 : distortion or overrefinement of a meaning or an argument :

i figure why be vague? alright, now back to my point. they are torturing our prisoners as i understand it. torture (if lost, see above ^) they're seeing exactly how much pain they can possibly put into a human body. we see this is as atrocious, shocking, and wrong. "how can they do that?" "it's cruel and unusual" "barbaric" phrases of this nature generally are associated with people torturing us. but when we do it, it's "well, they're doing it to us, why can't we do it to them?" does the fact that we do it not condone their actions? telling them that it's okay. we're not shocked by the fact of whats happening, it's just that its happening to us. which tells them, well it can't be that bad if they're doing it, too. we're not sending them the message that america is tough ( i at first spelled that tuff, yeah, i'm pickin' on rednecks here) this tells them that america is just as low on the inhumane cruelty bar as they are. we're not showing them we're better because we can fight better, we're showing them we're the same because we can skin a person just as fast as you can, oooh, maybe even faster. wow, arent we a role model. it's like a babysitter with a child (because apparently the U.S. is iraq's babysitter these days, seriously, not sarcastic, we're watching every step they make so they dont fall down or spill their food) whatever the case, the child throws a fit, cries, and pulls the babysitters hair, so the babysitter turns around, cries, kicks their legs and screams then attacks the child. the child then comes to see this as acceptable behavior. yeah, i know, i've bitten children before, too. but you get my analogy, you're supposed to show them who's more mature, not do the exact same thing they do. that teaches nothing, but it's okay. i'm not sure if i got my point across. i just think torture requires creativity and thought. it's wrong. it puts you at their level and they see that and learn from it. "broken record", you say? why, yes. i am. i just wanna make sure you get my point. and if not, sorry for wasting your time.

ahem, anyways, uh, good weekend i suppose. our pups opened their eyes. all blue, shocker again. if anybody wants a rat terrior mix. lemme know... cute little thangies. anywho, i've been on lunch for about an hour or so now, so i should probably go back to work. so, grab your barf bags and head on to your other class...


Blogger Crazy B said...

War is bad on everything but the economy. torture is bad for everyone. I was being tortured time but got a divorce. And I ain't talking no good torture either. I mean like pain in the ass, water drippin on the forehead, toothpicks under the fingernails, nut shocking(not the good kind) of torture. But, I'm not one to hold a grudge. Oh to be tortured in a good way. What a world that would be.

Tuesday, February 01, 2005 1:10:00 PM  

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