Sunday, June 11, 2006

Oxymoron light

Christopher Brown at Crossing the Line has a must-read post up about the personal meaning that June Torture Awareness Month has for him. For it was on 04 June, 1990, that he was detained by the Security Police in South Africa, and tortured for a year and a half.

But don't worry, they only used "torture light" on him. Sleep deprivation, to be precise, a method that two-thirds of Americans approve of.

Christopher concludes with an interesting observation; a predictor for the type of person who would proclaim that there are times when torture is necessary. Read his post here to find out what that predictor is. Then hope that we can find the compassion to learn right from wrong the easy way.


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