December 19, 2014
GOP: Experience the Only Teacher?
Jim Wright at Stonekettle Station. Go here to appreciate fully the double bind he applies to the torture lovers of the GOP.
You know, it’s goddamned appalling that you actually have to torture a Republican to get them to act like a decent moral human being, to live up the morals and the ideals and the exceptionalism that we, the United States of America, that shining city on the hill, are supposed to represent.
John McCain the POW gets no credit from me for coming out against torture.
Posted by Jerome Doolittle at December 19, 2014 02:07 PM
54% Americans support torture.
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Americans, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not an Anmerican.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
(Reverend Martin Niemöller)
Hey, Americans. Good to be German ...