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Saturday, November 17, 2007

Human Rights: Dershowitz Says Torture Is OK


What the fuck is wrong with Alan Dershowitz? There was a time when I thought of him as a brilliant scholar, a great legal mind, a man who used his legendary powers of thought on behalf of those who needed them most - people accused of criminal acts.

Lately, he just seems to have deteriorated into a shrill, hysterical loud-mouthed shill more interested in his personal power and fame. A tool. A pathetic, mean-minded morally corrupt little man who has long since said farewell to any moral sense whatsoever.

Here, for example, Dershowitz argues for the use of torture. What? What??? Every single person who is respected for their moral and spiritual authority has spoken out against torture, that it's morally wrong, that it reduces one below the level of animals (even animals who lack higher reasoning faculties as humans define them do not deliberately inflict pain and suffering on other animals for sport), that it is unworthy of a rational being, hell, it's unworthy of even non-rational beings.

How art thou fallen, O Lucifer, Son of the Morning.

Raw Story has the video.

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