Wake up call

This is the punchline to this the Paul Campos column this week.

The only difference between the Gulag and Guantanamo is the scale of the crime. (There is one other difference: Stalin’s efforts to keep the homeland secure were not inconvenienced by independent courts or a free press.) The men who ordered this crime to be committed, and who are taking care to ensure that it continues to be committed, call themselves Christians. On the Day of Judgment, will it profit them to point out that they imprisoned and tortured just a few hundred innocent men? And what account will we give of what we did or failed to do when we learned such things were being done in our name?

The full article may be read here.

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