Great Quote Followed By So-So Rant
From the standpoint of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, all human beings are created in the image of God.
Torture shatters and defiles that image.
In every shriek of those in unbearable pain, in every crazed nightmare of those who are denied sleep for days and weeks at a time, in every muffled moan of those plunged under water for minutes at a time, trying not to breathe lest they drown, God is broken. God is defiled.
Yet the "godly" president of the US seems set to appoint a pro-torture A-G in Alberto Gonzales. What exactly are the "values" voters looking for from this bunch? What fig-leaf of values can the Bush administration cling to? Tell me, because I am eager to hear this! What exalted values can the Republicans cling to that somehow supersede the death and destruction in Iraq? What values balance out the utter moral depravity of Abu Ghraib or Guantanamo? What has Bush's regime done to promote values? From what I can tell they made it harder to say sh*t and f*ck on TV. Big deal, Paul says the Greek equivalent of sh*t in one of his epistles (it gets translated as rubbish usually). Stopped abortions? No, I think they are increasing them. Between not including "morning after pills" (which prevent conception) in their guidelines for dealing with rape victims and by pushing abstinence-only education everywhere, Bushco is more likely to increase the number of unwanted pregnancies. And guess what the correlation will be for that... I suppose they can talk about outlawing abortions again, but really that is just going to lead to the return of the coathanger solution, that way both the mother and the child will die. So what? Where are these moral values? Could it be that all the morals stuff is just posturing?