Monday, May 4, 2009
Subjecting Others To Near-Death Experiences Falling Out Of Fashion As A Conversation Starter
Chatting about beating people senseless or subjecting them to near-death experiences for good causes is becoming less stylish. The trend is apparently not related to either a realization that cruel and unusual punishment is prohibited by the Constitution or that such practices are simply too barbaric and evil for an allegedly civilized people to seriously consider. It may have more to do with the recent better late than never major media pieces indicating that torture is a poor method to gather useful information.