Humiliatng a generation. A crime against a generation!
Humiliating and Demolarization is a disgusting politcal tool -an expression of inhumanity employed in a social evolution, indicating the primitivity and inhumanity of the employer! A disaster for the social community, in all aspects, collective as well as individual!
The objective of the following play(1* is humiliation of the whole new generation and has nothing to do with the “Rule of Law”. With the exception of the Victim or the victims – ie. the new generation, all the participants, including the “mediators” should be ashamed of their roles. One can take a positive outcome (here, the prison release) of a process as a reality and try to live with IT; if that is the case, even with its tragic aftermath. However, in order to go ahead, in the enlightenment-process, “the end, can never justify the means”, which brought about the new reality.
The very fact of publicising such “processes” is the very testimony of the torture, underlying the outcome. It is, as a matter of fact: the perpetuation of the torture even in the aftermath ( cf. History is full of testimonies of the kind under Stalin and Hitler).
The Whole Ethiopian State is sick and this is a mockery of a “Rule of Law”.
Please throw a glance at the following discourse on the theme:
“There is one place in which one’s privacy, intimacy, integrity and inviolability are guaranteed – one’s body, a unique temple and a familiar territory of sensa and personal history. The torturer invades, defiles and desecrates this shrine. He does so publicly, deliberately, repeatedly and, often, sadistically and sexually, with undisguised pleasure. Hence the all-pervasive, long-lasting, and, frequently, irreversible effects and outcomes of torture.
In a way, the torture victim’s own body is rendered his worse enemy. It is corporeal agony that compels the sufferer to mutate, his identity to fragment, his ideals and principles to crumble. The body becomes an accomplice of the tormentor, an uninterruptible channel of communication, a treasonous, poisoned territory.
It fosters a humiliating dependency of the abused on the perpetrator. Bodily needs denied – sleep, toilet, food, water – are wrongly perceived by the victim as the direct causes of his degradation and dehumanization. As he sees it, he is rendered bestial not by the sadistic bullies around him but by his own flesh.
The concept of “body” can easily be extended to “family”, or “home”. Torture is often applied to kin and kith, compatriots, or colleagues. This intends to disrupt the continuity of “surroundings, habits, appearance, relations with others”, as the CIA put it in one of its manuals. A sense of cohesive self-identity depends crucially on the familiar and the continuous. By attacking both one’s biological body and one’s “social body”, the victim’s psyche is strained to the point of dissociation.
“The CIA, in its “Human Resource Exploitation Training Manual – 1983” (reprinted in the April 1997 issue of Harper’s Magazine), summed up the theory of coercion thus:
“The purpose of all coercive techniques is to induce psychological regression in the subject by bringing a superior outside force to bear on his will to resist. Regression is basically a loss of autonomy, a reversion to an earlier behavioral level. As the subject regresses, his learned personality traits fall away in reverse chronological order. He begins to lose the capacity to carry out the highest creative activities, to deal with complex situations, or to cope with stressful interpersonal relationships or repeated frustrations.”
Inevitably, in the aftermath of torture, its victims feel helpless and powerless. This loss of control over one’s life and body is manifested physically in impotence, attention deficits, and insomnia. This is often exacerbated by the disbelief many torture victims encounter, especially if they are unable to produce scars, or other “objective” proof of their ordeal. Language cannot communicate such an intensely private experience as pain.”
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