Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Another parallel between enhanced interrogation" and 1984

… the CIA interrogators also announced they planned to become Zubaydah’s “God.” They reportedly took his clothing as punishment, and reduced his human interaction to a single daily visit in which they would say simply, “You know what I want,” and then leave.
from The Dark Side by Jane Mayer
For a moment he was alone, then the door opened and O'Brien came in.

'You asked me once,' said O'Brien, 'what was in Room 101. I told you that you knew the answer already. Everyone knows it. The thing that is in Room 101 is the worst thing in the world.'

The door opened again. A guard came in, carrying something made of wire, a box or basket of some kind. He set it down on the further table. Because of the position in which O'Brien was standing. Winston could not see what the thing was.

'The worst thing in the world,' said O'Brien, 'varies from individual to individual. It may be burial alive, or death by fire, or by drowning, or by impalement, or fifty other deaths. There are cases where it is some quite trivial thing, not even fatal.' [...] 'In your case,' said O'Brien, 'the worst thing in the world happens to be rats.'
'O'Brien!' said Winston, making an effort to control his voice. 'You know this is not necessary. What is it that you want me to do?'

O'Brien made no direct answer.
It is the same with the rats. For you, they are unendurable. They are a form of pressure that you cannot withstand, even if you wished to. You will do what is required of you.

'But what is it, what is it? How can I do it if I don't know what it is?'
from 1984 by George Orwell

What O'Brien wanted was for Smith to give up what he held most sacred: his self - his love, his free will, and to replace them with the supposed will of Big Brother, i.e. what the Inner Party says it is. (Note that in the top except above, the interrogators said they intended to become Zubaydah’s “God” i.e. Big Brother.) This is also one of the motives behind "enhanced interrogation." Jose Padilla was reduced to "a piece of furniture," and I've noticed that NOBODY has mentioned his state of mind since then - not even the "good cops" of the "human rights" organizations, because their actual purpose is to conceal Satanism and black magic. Padilla's very ability to BE free was destroyed in the name of protecting freedom, and what useful intelligence did they get as a result? None.

This is yet further evidence that what Orwell called "the obliteration of the self" or what I call the "8th Sphere agenda," is a hidden agenda of the "war on terror" along with creating such widespread chaos that it lead to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions., as I first mentioned here.