Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Let's all Sing Along

Mother Jones has a list of songs that are played to detainees as a way to keep them disoriented. Now, Mother Jones claims that these are "torture." Since the definition of torture is the infliction of "severe" pain, it seems hard to argue that these songs really qualify. Except for the Barney song, and the theme from Sesame Street.
Why, the more I think about it, that really is inhumane for anyone whose kids are older than six.

1 comment:

kforr said...

That’s a lightweight playlist. Must have been created by a committee at the DoD. Here’s one that would incinerate any raghead:

I am the god of hell fire!
And I bring you:
Fire! I'll take you to burn.
Fire! I'll take you to learn.
I'll see you burn!

You fought hard and you saved and learned,
But all of it's going to burn.
And your mind, your tiny mind,
You know you've really been so blind.
Now’s your time burn your mind.
You're falling far too far behind.

Oh no, oh no, oh no, you gonna burn!

Fire, to destroy all you've done.
Fire, to end all you've become.
I'll feel you burn!

You've been living like a little girl,
In the middle of your little world.
And your mind, your tiny mind,
You know you've really been so blind.
Now 's your time burn your mind,
You're falling far too far behind .

Oh no, oh no, oh no…

--Crazy World of Arthur Brown
(1968)