Category: state

The torture of human nature and culture, both

The ends justify the means.  Shit.  That was one thing we said we would never justify.  And now, we, the West, that agglomeration of increasingly dissatisfying contradictions, rectally introduce food during a session of “enhanced interrogation techniques” – read “torture”…

From Kafka to Original Sin 2.0

Two bloody awful pieces of rubbish which came my way today. Rubbish not because they themselves are rubbish.  Rubbish because they just had to be made. The first is this brilliant website from Open Rights Group.  The video they crowdfunded…

The surveillance state: now time?

This happened yesterday: The brutal murder of a serving soldier in Woolwich in broad daylight has shocked the country. The prime minister has flown back early from France to lead the government’s response to the suspected terrorist attack and security…

Guilty until proven innocent

This, today, is happening in England: […] Dane’s solicitor Kerry Morgan has criticised the judicial system for pursuing instant justice so much it resulted in an innocent man being locked up. As well as leading to the following, where this…