Thursday, January 10, 2013

Torture and You

Naomi Wolfe makes excellent points in this article.
Zero Dark Thirty is a gorgeously-shot, two-hour ad for keeping intelligence agents who committed crimes against Guantánamo prisoners out of jail.
G. Roger Denson makes spectacularly incoherent rebuttals. Apparently because Leon Panetta says we got good information from torture, it's true. Not because Panetta has any vested interest in trying to prove it's true. Also, if we just knew and understood that Kathryn Bigelow was a "semiotician" then, well, we'd know that the movie itself couldn't be justifying torture. No sir. Not us.

Do you know what movie is less pro-torture than Zero Dark Thirty? Dredd.

I'm gonna let that sink in for a while.

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