Sunday, March 06, 2005
It's the banality of evil that comes to mind. During WWII, the German beauracracy kept detailed records about the industrial process of killing Jews and other undesireables. In the Chronicle this morning I read this.
"We get assurances, we check on those assurances, and we double-check on these assurances to make sure that people are being handled properly in respect to human rights," the official said. The official said that compliance had been "very high" but added, "Nothing is 100 percent unless we're sitting there staring at them 24 hours a day."So it's OK since we have checklist that's being followed. Records are being kept, so the fact that we ship people all over the world to have their fingernails torn out is simply not a problem. As my old college roommate Bad Todd used to say, "Fuckin' fuck."
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