12 July 2017 | James Porteous | Hawkins Bay Dispatch
Why would anyone want to acknowledge, let alone take responsibility for state-sponsored torture. No matter the state.
The sickness it breeds in the human soul -our human souls- is what got us -and millions of other people- into this horrific mess we are in.
That is why we never see pictures like the one above anymore.
That is why we no longer have ‘debates’ about waterboarding or ‘enhanced interrogation‘ or ‘extraordinary rendition’ or the black sites everywhere that were used to torture people for all of those years.
Better to pretend it is all in the past.
Better to pretend it is not happening anymore.
Better to pretend it never happened at all.
A teenage Omar Khadr sobs uncontrollably as Canadian spy agents question him at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Anger over the settlement has never been about law or even policy. It’s about how we see the crimes of people who do not look like us.
Join the Hawkins Bay Revolution. Before it is banned. Or tossed in the bonfire.