posted on May, 15 2009 @ 08:16 PM
I think William Munny from Unforgiven sums it up best, "We all got it coming." The fact is all sides of this argument are wrong. The torturers are
wrong and the terrorists are wrong, both victimize innocents, neither are justified in their actions. We are in the midst of a war, and there are no
real rules except in retrospect. We can judge the actions of another as right or wrong only based on our limited experience. There are some truths
to behold here, hate begets hate, violence begets violence. No one holds any high ground here, so those of you condemning torture, you may think you
are right, but your voice has no legitimacy until you suffer at the hands of terror, look that terrorist in the eye and have the strength to say I
forgive you. You who support the torture of terrorist suspects you are a terrorist yourself.
The only way to be victorious in this war is to not perpetuate the cycle by ending it with our own actions whether that be by death at the hands of
terrorists, or turning the other cheek. This is ultimately an evil world filled with evil people, no one should have any illusions to the contrary.
Americans do evil things every day all over the world to all kinds of people including their own. People respond to evil with evil and this has gone
on since the beginning of human history.
Is torture right? No! But the democratically elected leaders of our nation determined what was torture, and what wasn't. What was right and ethical
and what wasn't. Were they wrong? Does it matter? Will it change anything? The offenses occurred and can not be taken back. If you paid taxes in
the U.S. you supported this. If you think making an issue out of this will help anything, you are wrong. You'll just shift the focus of oppression
to the previous oppressors,, you'll scream for blood, demand justice, and before you know it you will discover your champions and elected leaders are
as guilty as the previous oppressors.
The answer is not to stand up and fight, but to roll over and serve. Take accountability for your offense of living in the U.S. or any other
democratic and free nation, for it is your comfort and way of life that keeps the rest of the world down. Go to those parts of the world that you have
wronged by being born into your culture and serve them.
Make no mistake, you can not solve this problem or bring peace on earth with your enlightened thinking, but you can do your part to not stoke this
fire of evil with your own hate.