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By Idempotent (Thu Jan 26, 2006 at 10:19:26 AM EST) (all tags)
There's been a lot of fuss recently about torture, whether it's good, bad or indifferent, what the definition is, and whether it should be outsourced to other nations.

And you've got all these military types coming out and saying it doesn't work. But that's nonsense. Of course it works.

Now, it's not much use for getting information out of a suspect, because of course they'll say whatever they think you'll want to hear. But that's not what it's actually used for.

It's all about control of everyone else. If you know that when the police arrest you, they are going to torture you to within an inch of your life, then you are going to be very reluctant to do anything which may provoke such an arrest.

If you want an orderly society run in a nice compliant way, what better way than to torture people? Effective, efficient, and gives employment to psychopaths.

Why is this positive aspect not mentioned in the discussions? We should all obey the police and the government, and torture works really well in stopping troublesome elements of society from messing things up.

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Is this going to be a series? by lm (4.00 / 2) #1 Thu Jan 26, 2006 at 10:33:44 AM EST
Leadership Secrets of Vlad Tepes
Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Enjoy Impaling Criminals

There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
Yeah why not. by Idempotent (4.00 / 2) #2 Thu Jan 26, 2006 at 10:59:26 AM EST
Quite a lot of ignorant debates piss me off.

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I've Heard a Combination of Positive . . . by Christopher Robin was Murdered (2.00 / 0) #3 Thu Jan 26, 2006 at 11:33:44 AM EST
And negative reinforcement works wonders for training.

Perhaps we could have the secret police just snatch folks off the street at random.

If the person happens to be wanted for questioning, drop 'em in the bathtub and grab the jumper cables.

If the person is not wanted for questioning, then they get a free back rub.

I think that's already been done. by Idempotent (4.00 / 1) #4 Thu Jan 26, 2006 at 12:02:23 PM EST
But of course, everyone is wanted for questioning.

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By "Not Wanted for Questioning" . . . by Christopher Robin was Murdered (4.00 / 2) #5 Thu Jan 26, 2006 at 12:08:01 PM EST
I meant "you and me." If we get snatched, we get back rubs. It's bath time with Mr. Truestart for everybody else.

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Despite the crying of the naysayers... by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #6 Thu Jan 26, 2006 at 09:16:49 PM EST
you gotta admit, outsourcing it to the Bulgarians was pure genius.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

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