A Little Moral Consistency, Please?

I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

Bush administration torture memo author, John Yoo

John Yoo Thinks Presidents Can Legally Torture Children. Even He Has “Grave Concerns” About Donald Trump:
https://theintercept.com/2017/02/06/john-yoo-thinks-presidents-can-legally-torture-children-even-he-has-grave-concerns-about-donald-trump/

(Jon SchwarzIN A NEW YORK TIMES op-ed today, John Yoo wrote the following words: “even I have grave concerns about Mr. Trump’s uses of presidential power.”

That should get your attention, since Yoo, a fancy law professor at Berkeley, is best known for authoring much of the legal advice claiming the U.S. could legally engage in torture when he served in George W. Bush’s Justice Department.

In fact, Yoo believed this so fervently that in 2005 he said that a president can torture children if necessary, and there’s nothing that Congress or international law can do to stop him.

(Read entire article here…)

My Commentary: For those of us logically-and-morally-consistent enough for unbiased, independent, critical thinking, this has been a severe problem, provoking vocal outrage and protest, from Bush, to Obama, and on to Trump. For the lemmings among us… “Go Team Red (or Blue)!” “The other guy did it, too (or first)!”

Yes… Rest assured that those innocent human beings indefinitely detained at Guantanamo Bay, for years, without a trial, or any legitimate proof of guilt, while being tortured, sexually-abused, force-fed, and even murdered, all in your name, and with your tax dollars, take solace in the merits of your stellar reasoning. They glady embrace their complete lack of due process, and are eternally grateful for the American brand of “justice” you defend (or accept)…

2016-09-09 – Never Forget Pot Pol’s Communist-Fueled Khmer Rouge Genocide in Cambodia

I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

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Never Forget: Life After the Khmer Rouge Genocide:
http://www.gq.com/story/cambodia-khmer-rouge-michael-paterniti

() Once upon a time—1975, actually, in Cambodia—there was a regime so evil that it created an antisociety where torture was currency and music, books, and love were abolished. This regime ruled for four years and murdered nearly 2 million of its citizens, a quarter of the population. The perversion was so extreme, the acts so savage, that three decades later, the country still finds itself reeling.

(Read entire article here…)

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NYC Family Shelter System Replaced Nightmare EAU Situation With Something Far More Torturous and Dehumanizing

I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

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Long Nights With Little Sleep for Homeless Families Seeking Shelter:
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/29/nyregion/long-nights-with-little-sleep-for-homeless-families-seeking-shelter.html

(Nikita Stewart) On Wednesday, New York City hit a record 59,373 people in shelters overseen by the Department of Homeless Services.

There is no clearer indicator of the homelessness crisis than in the Bronx at the intake center for families with children, where on a recent Saturday morning at 7:30, Larissa Galindo had just gotten off the bus from a temporary shelter.

“We’re tired,” Ms. Galindo, 19, said, burying her face in her hands and trying to wipe the sleep and frustration from her eyes. Unique, her 1-year-old daughter, looked up from a stroller. They had left the center, known as PATH, short for Prevention Assistance and Temporary Housing, four hours earlier.

(Read entire article here…)

My Commentary: I didn’t think it was even possible, but the NYC family shelter system actually found a way to replace their nightmare EAU situation with something far more torturous and dehumanizing. The State continues to target the vulnerable in the name of “assistance.”

Long Ago, Obama Exposed His Bush to America… But, Few Will Admit That the EMPEROR HAS NO CLOTHES!

As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following artwork here, being shared by the page, “Young Americans for Liberty,” and originally posted it to my own wall, along with commentary…

"Wins Nobel Peace Prize Bombs Yemen, Pakistan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Libya; Tries to bomb Syria and Iran. Promotes torture, tyrannical regimes, and terrorist organizations. Supports policies such as gun control and the drug war that drastically increase violence in the US. Promotes threats of violence to collect taxes."

“Wins Nobel Peace Prize
Bombs Yemen, Pakistan,
Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Libya;
Tries to bomb Syria and Iran. Promotes
torture, tyrannical regimes,
and terrorist organizations. Supports
policies such as gun control
and the drug war that drastically
increase violence in the US. Promotes
threats of violence to collect taxes.”

My Commentary: Obama long ago exposed his Bush to America… Yet, so very few will admit the plain and simple fact that the EMPEROR HAS NO CLOTHES!

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But, Without Government, Who Would Abuse and Torture the Mentally Ill?

I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

Mentally ill prisoner, Darren Rainey, who was scalded to death in a hot shower by officers working inside of Dade Correctional Institution as punishment

Mentally ill prisoner, Darren Rainey, who was scalded to death in a hot shower by officers working inside of Dade Correctional Institution as punishment for defecating in his cell, and refusing to clean it when staff commanded him to

Behind Bars, a Brutal and Unexplained Death:
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article1964620.html

(Julie K. Brown) The purported details of Darren Rainey’s last hour are difficult to read.

“I can’t take it no more, I’m sorry. I won’t do it again,’’ he screamed over and over, according to a grievance complaint from a fellow inmate, as Rainey was allegedly locked in a shower with the scalding water turned on full blast.

A 50-year-old mentally ill inmate at the Dade Correctional Institution, Rainey was pulled into the locked shower by prison guards as punishment after defecating in his cell and refusing to clean it up, said the fellow inmate, who worked as an orderly. He was left there unattended for more than an hour as the narrow chamber filled with steam and water.

When guards finally checked on prisoner 060954, he was on his back and dead. His skin was so burned that it had shriveled from his body, a condition referred to as slippage, according to a medical document involving the death.

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My Commentary: Three staff members have since come forward to confirm allegations of abuse, and more:

Staff at a Miami-Dade Prison Tormented, Abused Mentally Ill Inmates, Former Worker Says:
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article1964709.html