Saturday, July 29, 2006

I. Are They HUman?

We don't need any names, any places: we all remember the news, the pctures, the outcries. Atrocities well linked to the dictator – not to be seen in our Western so called 'democratic' hemisphere. We were used to a somewhat white HUman Rights record – only nitpickers were making fuss about things like sleep deprivation and started to call them 'torture'. So what? Didn't we all have to stay up late sometime and anyhow: what about China? It was for us to remind the others! Whatever there was to be said about us: sex, drugs, mass unemployment, exploding crime rates, decadence – we always had one final resort. HUman Rights. At least we insisted to believe...

But then the core had proven rotten. The heart of hearts of Western Values, the Apostle of Freedom, the Proliferator of Democracy and Protector of HUman Rights was caught pants down and forced to eat his own words of the last two centuries. We were shocked!

Soon we remembered: we had been warned. There was this thing going on called 'War on Terror' which we had to join or be declared terrorist. It started all back when appalling pictures of an unseen and unheard of attack were brought to our notice and we were informed: the world had changed.

The scale of evil had been shattered by hideous creatures. Their name was 'Terrorist'. We learned that they didn't care for HUman lives – neither their own nor ours. They also believed in chopping of hands, stoning adulteresses and decapitation.

Could they be called Human?



Blogger Per said...

Will I post them in sequence now? Gimme help...

11:37 AM  
Blogger Dr. Strangelove said...

How many are you posting, Per?

11:40 AM  
Blogger no one said...



11:41 AM  
Blogger The Heathlander said...

Yes, post them in sequence, but not now.

You can post the next one in half an hour, at 12.

Is that OK?

Good post, by the way.

11:41 AM  
Blogger Per said...

Some 7 - it ought to be considered as linked - just would like to give readers a break ...

11:42 AM  
Blogger Per said...

OK #2 at the hour :D

11:43 AM  
Blogger The Heathlander said...

Drumroll, please :)

12:03 PM  
Blogger Marcella Chester said...

The answer given by those who torture seems to be no. Thanks for this post.

12:17 PM  

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