I just watched the new movie called " Jesus Camp,' where kids pray to a cardboard cut out of George Bush because he's a messianic/Jesus figure to them. Are their prayers being answered as he institutes torture?
People and societies don't just wake up one morning to find they no longer recognize themselves. It's a process. And we are in the process in this country of "defining deviancy down" in ways I never thought possible. We are legitimizing torture and indefinite detention --- saying that we will only do this to the people who really deserve it. One cannot help but wonder what "really deserves it" will mean in the years to come as we fight our endless war against terror...read on