posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 12:05 AM
And I might also add: immorality.
If something is purposeless and leads to no good and much suffering, we should call that immoral.
It's very simple: when you torture another human being, whether or not the person knows something useful in information: if you get the right person,
torturing him may or may not lead to a confession. If you get the wrong person, you not only cause an innocent Human being to suffer, but also may
likely yield a false confession, and thus, a false lead.
It simply does not make any sense to pursue a policy of torture, yet, many on the political right manically believe what the vast majority of
neuroscientists and psychologists say is impossible: for a suffering consciousness not to be compelled to say something - anything - to make the pain
and suffering go away.
And so it ultimately becomes a question of this: how sensitive are you to the suffering of another Human being? Not much? Is potentially useful
information worth the injustice committed against another Human being? Is the equal probability of a confabulation and a false lead not a further
problem that makes torture a useless activity?
To sum up my view, a society that wants torture has a sadistic-masochistic shadow that it refuses to acknowledge - for if it did acknowledge it, it
would know where such a way of being leads i.e. to self destruction. The only thing that could preserve the pursuit of a torture policy is a sadistic
mind that takes pleasure in causing another Human being suffering - where one mind looks upon the other mind from a position of manic enjoyment,
seeing the other that it traumatizes as an 'object'. It is a cruel distortion of reality - a hiding from the simple truth that the person you torture
is experiencing reality from a place of dire hopelessness - an enormously shocking blow to their consciousness, hopes and being - a trauma from which
their nervous system will never fully recover. The delusion of the moment sacrifices the truth that obtains from the beginning to the end.
You can put emotions aside and see this as a 'practical matter' - and even from here, torture can be seen to be defenseless and without purpose.
Thus, a desire for torture is nothing but a vain and purposeless desire for evil.
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