Strange Brouhaha

Sunday, January 02, 2005

This is America, you sick bastards

Or at least, it's supposed to be. We don't keep people in jail forever without evidence. Of course, to get around that, these prisons won't actually be on American soil.

They can call the system the Gulag Archipelago. Oh wait, that's already taken.

You know, by the FUCKING RUSSIANS.


  • The implications of this are mind-boggling. This puts us straight back in Salem witch trial territory, where people were tortured and killed just because SOMEONE ELSE SAID they were a witch. Well, shit. I could go to the police and say someone's a child molester. Does that make it true? Yet apparently the people who want to HOLD THESE PRISONERS FOREVER don't care about that kind of minor little detail. I bet they'd just love to hear my (totally hypothetical!) accusation. Of course they'd probably pretend to observe the forms. They'd say, "Do you have any evidence?"

    "Well, he looks kinda creepy to me, and he lives alone," I would say.

    "All righty then! We'll lock him up! And we'll never let him see a lawyer, and we'll never formally charge him, and we'll never let him go. Thank you, Citizen Jahrling!"

    HELLO!!!! That is what's happening here, only the accusation is "terrorist." It is beyond appalling.

    By Blogger Savannah, at 6:22 PM  

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