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Re: <nettime> In brig, WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning ordered to slee
Morlock Elloi on Tue, 8 Mar 2011 05:20:26 +0100 (CET)


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Re: <nettime> In brig, WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning ordered to sleep without clothing


The problem appears to be that patronizing and indignation are the only
imaginable positions for many here, as that's where the self-fulfillment
gets generated. 

Imputing feelings to detainee you can't communicate with is a pointless
projection and reveals only the imputor's universe.

If you must impute, why not impute defiance and sexual arousal - that way
the detainee wins, no? But of course, if he wins, you can't patronize, so
we're back on square one.

> This is a truly reprehensible post.  Private Manning makes a decision
> clearly based on the dictates of his conscience and as a result he's held
> in conditions that shouldn't be used even when we're talking about a
> convicted rapist or killer -- and John Young dismisses concern over his
> mental health both because he has


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