Song of the Post: Lead Me On by Amy Grant
Waiting for the train
Labelled with a golden star
Heavy hearted boarding
Whispers in the dark
Where are we going–is it very far?
Bitter cold terrain
Echoes of a slamming door
In chambers made for sleeping, forever
Voices like thunder in a mighty roar
Cry to the Lord.
Torture is acceptable. I can’t believe it, but in talking with several people, the idea that America tortures isn’t shocking any more. They’ve lost any moral outrage–in fact, approve. The biggest complaint they had was that Obama should not have embarassed the country. Not “torture is immoral.” Just “He shouldn’t embarass us.”
There’s an image I can’t get out of my head. You see this guy being tortured at one of the extraordinary rendition sites. He’s your typical Middle Eastern man, and he’s face down on the floor, being kicked and punched and spit upon and taunted. He turns toward the camera, and it’s suddenly obvious the person they’re torturing is Jesus…
…and they know what they’re doing.