|11 May 2004 @ 23:47|
I'm not even going to provide one single link to a story on the subject. Unless you live in a cave on an isolated island with no connection to anyone, you know about today's news regarding the beheading of an American civilian in retaliation for our humiliation of imprisoned enemy combatants.
Torture of prisoners is as ancient a practice as the human race itself. We are a violent and dangerous animal. War is often perceived as an chance to "get even" with those people who have angered us, attacked us or invaded our territory. After several thousand years, humans decided to, for some unexplained reason, apply rules to a behavior that had, up until then, been pure chaos. More >