- Sep 14, 2012
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- Political Leaning
I think we have our answer. You didn't read the article referenced, either because of what it said, or because of who published the article. You immediately dismissed out-of-hand what the men said - they came out as a group, and these men spoke for that group, remember. And how many WWII or Korean War interrogators came out to dispute what they said? None.
Yes, I did, because you're acting as if a small group is the entirety of one.
Think on this, guy - if you're eighty-something or more years old, will you really give a damn about anyone's political agenda? Will you lie concerning something about which you've kept your silence for over half a century, concerning secrets you thought you'd take to your grave?
No, I don't think you would.
What makes you think this is political? Why do you keep coming back to that? I'm thinking it is political for you, otherwise why you keep talking about it?
Most times, we should indeed take today's level of knowledge - such is normally the nature of progress. But when it comes to the human animal, emotionally and intellectually, we're still much the same as we were ten thousand years ago - and for this reason we should not be so quick to dismiss the wisdom passed down to us from our elders, particularly when it comes to matters of great moral import. They weren't always right, but they weren't always wrong, either.
How is wisdom from my elders when they were in their 20s when they had this information? What is it that makes you so sure that enhanced methods don't work sometimes when all else has failed?