On Liberals and Torture

The liberal population of the U. S., led by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, continues to characterize the use of waterboarding as “torture.” To any sane person, this is ludicrous: waterboarding is a practice used to train our own military pilots to survive water landings. Further, the technique itself consists of nothing more untoward than pouring water in the recipient’s face for a period not to exceed 40 seconds.
While any other country would consider the allegations that this constitutes torture ridiculous, in America it simply confirms what conservatives have known about liberals for years: liberals don’t shower.

Update: If Nancy Pelosi truly believes that waterboarding is, in itself, torture, then why isn’t she calling for its removal from U. S. military training? Torture is illegal under the UCMJ, training or no. And why isn’t she moving to close down BDSM clubs–especially all of the ones in the San Francisco area?
Finally, if waterboarding is defined as “torture” simply because it’s painful–regardless of the magnitude of pain (cf. al Qaeda interrogation manual), then what is her position on bikini waxing?

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I spent the first years of my life in a trailer park outside of a tiny town in rural Missouri. I grew up to be a long-haired, gun-hating, military-hating, Presbyterian super-liberal. Well, perhaps the “growing up” happened later. While in high school, I was on the cross-country and wrestling teams, and actually won my weight-class in a State powerlifting competition. I went on to attend college on a Bright Flight scholarship, where I promptly became an atheist. I trained for a few years in Shotokan karate and Cheng-system taijiquan before training in my first real martial art, Hwarang-Do, under the late Franklin Fowlkes (later the Founder and Grandmaster of the Five Elements Martial Arts System). I married an older Taiwanese woman my junior year, got divorced in short order, and dropped out of college. After completing my AA in Psychology, I decided I needed a complete change of scenery and joined the U.S. Marine Corps (having early been assured that there was no way that a skinny liberal like me would ever survive Boot Camp). Contrary to what the Hipster Zombies will tell you, this did not “brainwash me into being a Conservative”. Instead, it made me a very unhappy, short-haired liberal, surrounded by guns and the military. However, I spent my whole contract (after schools) on the island of Okinawa, where I was exposed to points of view not dominated by the American liberal media. During this time, I taught ESL classes as a side-job, trained under some of the highest-ranking masters of karate on Okinawa, and discovered the practice of Buddhism. I also spent some time in Korea, where I got to train in hapkido. It was during this period that I came gradually to realize how stupid and evil American liberalism actually is. This was partly due to my Military Police command sending me to Small Arms Instructor school, which gave me more exposure to guns than I could ever have imagined—thus negating my idiotic liberal distaste for them. After the active-duty portion of my Marine Corps contract was over, I worked several jobs, from security contracts to operating a forklift in a warehouse. In 2002, however, when the invasion of Iraq was getting under way, I signed up with the Missouri Army National Guard, and have remained with them since, continuing as a Military Policeman. I am also full-time corrections officer, a member of the Anglican Church, and at one time was an Instructor Candidate in Dekiti-Tirsia Serradas Kali (until my instructor moved away). My hobbies (beyond blogging) include strength training, shooting sports, martial arts, creating digital art, and being a huge science and science-fiction geek.

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  1. And here’s another thing: people who bad-mouth Christianity because of things Christians were doing in the 14th century. The Christians were the only ones who STOPPED doing medieval torture after the medieval period was done. These things were still done all over Asia well into the 20th century–and the Muslims STILL do them.

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