Mrs. Peel Person of Interest Putin U.N.C.L.E.
Waterboarding Mrs. Peel
In a 1967 episode of the British adventure series The Avengers, the village of Little Storping In-The-Swuff has found a stimulus for its sagging economy. For a large fee, you can lure your enemy to the town, commit murder, and the population will assist you in covering up the crime.
When secret agent Emma Peel learns of the conspiracy, she is captured and repeatedly dunked into the town pond until she reveals who will be looking for her when she is missing. To avoid drowning, she provides "faulty intelligence," which results in her being rescued by her partner John Steed.
Like Little Storping, America has turned to various nefarious means to compensate for its economic decline: mortgage fraud, legalized gambling to raise tax revenues, and bribing tyrants to protect its “interests.” To reduce the economic burden of a family, Little Stick In-The-Womb (the abortion clinic) offers a place where the unborn can be killed, the corpse disappears and everyone pretends nothing ever happened.
Ultimately, the nation turned to torture to maintain the illusion that all is well in "Murdersville."
When this program first aired, I never would have imagined that the thug tormenting Mrs. Peel would now be considered a role model by right-wing pundits. I also found it odd that no Christian conservative in the Bush administration ever considered it perverse that the ritual of baptism, immersion in water, had been turned into a ritual of agony and terror. Baptism was intended to bring Jesus into the heart. In waterboarding, the interrogator drives Jesus out of his heart.
In his 2011 book tour, former Vice President Dick Cheney vigorously defended waterboarding. Just as John the Baptist prepared the way for Jesus Christ, Cheney, champion of the anti-baptism, is preparing the way for the Antichrist.
Still, I am a bit puzzled by the opposition of liberals to “enhanced interrogation techniques.” In San Francisco, America’s most progressive city, an escort service website listed 385 providers for such punishment as verbal and physical humiliation, trampling, stretching, face slapping, hair pulling, spitting, choking, kicking, cigarette torture, whipping, caning, flogging, bondage in electric chair, and nipple, cock and ball torture.
Those are just the paid providers, not the hundreds or even thousands of voluntary practitioners of torture and humiliation in San Francisco. I would think these progressive residents would want our armed forces and intelligence services to share this advanced lifestyle with the backward people living in the Islamic world.
Image The Avengers, ABC Weekend Television/Thames Television, fair use
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