1956 Biderman Report on C0mmunist coercive methods for eliciting individual compliance
Monopolization of perception
Induced debility and exhaustion
Enforcing trivial demands
Is This Torture?
Amazing Polly compared our present situation to the study of torture and coercion on Prisoners of War. Poly concludes response to the coronavirus is a near perfect parallel to the Amnesty International definition of torture and Bidermans Chart of Coercion posted above.
Amnesty International 1975 Report on Torture https://www.amnesty.org/download/Documents/204000/act400011975eng.pdf
The 1975 Amnesty International report took a deep look at torture. It’s psychological torture, it’s mental torture and at the end we see the question doesn’t have an easy answer. In fact some might conclude that yes, the responses to this coronavirus in many regions of the world do in fact amount to torture.
Excerpts from the 1975 Amnesty International Report on Torture.
Page 34 outlines the Four elements of torture [abbreviated]
1] Certain essential elements give torture its particular meaning and should be incorporated in any comprehensive definition. The nature of torture assumes the involvement of at least two persons, the torturer and the victim, and that the victim is under physical control of the torturer.
2] Infliction of acute pain and suffering. It is the means used by the torturer on the victim and the element that distinguishes him from the interrogator. Pain is a subjective concept, internally felt, but is no less real for being subjective. Definitions that would limit torture to physical assaults on the body, exclude mental and psychological torture, which undeniably cause acute pain and suffering, and must be incorporated in any definition.
3] Implicit in the notion or torture is effort by the torturer, through infliction of pain, to make the victim submit, to ‘break him’. The breaking of the victim’s will is intended to destroy his humanity, and the reaction to the horror of this finds expression in various human rights instruments in such phrases as ‘respect for the inherent dignity of the human person.
[Internment camps are used to purposefully destroy man’s will, man’s spirit.]
4] Torture implies a systematic activity with a rational purpose. The unwitting, and thus accidental, infliction of pain, is not torture. Torture is the deliberate infliction of pain, and it cannot occur without the specific intent of the torturer. Inherent in this element of purpose are the goals or motives for employing torture, and while torture can be used for a variety of purposes, it is most generally used to obtain confessions or information, for punishment, and for the intimidation of the victim and third persons. The first two motives relate directly to the victim, while the purpose of intimidation, in wide use today as a political weapon, is intended to be a deterrent to others as well as the victim.
The definition of torture adopted is:
Torture is the systematic and deliberate infliction of acute pain in any form by one person on another, or on a third person, in order to accomplish the purpose of the former against the will of the latter. More at https://www.bitchute.com/video/3yk3xezML8Q/
As people push back COVID19 measures around the world media is silent.
The more people who realize the injustices of big box stores remaining open while small ma and pa shops are closed, and many foreclosed, the less likely people will comply with COVID19 measures not demonstrably justified. https://ourgreaterdestiny.org/2020/11/covid19-special-report-and-alert-canada/
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Doreen A Agostino
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