Tuesday, April 18, 2006

shock and awe

There once existed in Fort Worth, Texas an institution known as the Fort Worth State School. This was an MHMR facility.
A dear friend of mine was assigned the task of watching over a troubled youth who was abusive to himself as well as others and, if memory serves correct, had to wear a helmet.
Anyway, as a last resort before restraining him, a cattle prod was put to use. Sounds a little hideous, but that’s the way things worked.
The catch is that my friend, upon accepting the job, was required to sit in a chair and be poked with a cattle prod. She does not remember that afternoon with great fondness.
Still, this procedure ensured that she would know exactly the extremity of pain she would be administering.
So the Bush administration has all but condoned the use of torture upon suspected terrorists or their allies. The key word in the previous sentence being ‘suspected.’
I propose we hold the people in power to the same principles that guided the staff at that place in FW.
Let’s strap George W. Bush, Dick (“Sometimes we gotta play rough.”) Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld to some chairs and let them feel what it might be like to be in the other shoes.
Let’s throw Regis into the mix. He could quiz the three concerning issues of human decency. A correct answer would be rewarded with a beer of choice. A wrong answer and – ZAP!
Let the prodding begin.


Blogger The Stash Dauber said...

i can't read the paper without projectile vomiting anymore, but perhaps this is an idea w/some potential.

i especially like the "beer of choice" angle. perhaps this might catch on at universities, as well, as a bar game.

5:56 PM  
Blogger Teatrista said...

jeezus tits! Goes to show how truly insulated most of us are.

Thanks for the tip. I see internet, reality spoof?


11:23 AM  

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