posted on Mar, 31 2016 @ 04:41 PM
a reply to: Profusion
It's been that way for a while. People are so busy being scared and outraged that they forget one thing: We're supposed to be the good guys.
Despite any claims to the contrary, torture produces very little useable information. As in...if I'm tortured long enough, I'll admit that Betsy Ross
was my first wife, I shot and killed Kennedy (and Lincoln too, I might add) not to mention I conspired to crash the stock market in 1929. Yes,
torture has a way of making anyone admit to anything, or confess to crimes that they didn't commit.
But the general American public doesn't see that. This takes me back to a Batman movie...where Batman has the Joker in the interrogation room...and
he's literally beating the crap out of him to find out where the bombs are...I walked out of the movie at that point...because people were actually
cheering at this. Yes it's a movie, but the point is...when someone, anyone is in CUSTODY, that makes those who have them CUSTODIANS of their care.
The high road is not that hard to take. Causing harm to someone will not reverse the harm that the individual caused.
While it makes me sick knowing that there are those out there who will willingly torture, kill, maim, rape, or cause other harm all because of a
belief system, I refuse to stoop to their level. I am better than that. I'm an American. I'm a former Marine. I have honor. If someone is in my
custody, they will be treated well. They will be clothed and fed, and I will stand between them and those who would cause them harm until such a time
as my custodianship is removed. I'm not a judge, nor a jury, nor an executioner. And the America that allowed me to wear a Marine Corps uniform
would not have allowed me to act as such.
Sadly, that America has devolved into this one.