Jilara (jilara) wrote,

Lyndy England scares me...

I've seen her interviewed on TV, and she's so calm and rational, and talks about WHY these actions seemed like a good idea, with all that calm, deadpan delivery of a psychologist who is explaining why electroshock is a great training tool, etc. (Several bad examples, Skinner among them, come to mind.) And besides, these were orders, and they seemed so logical and reasonable, she says. Like the SS calmly discussing orders. Even now, she seems bewildered about what all the fuss is about.

And the question is, given the psychological restructuring that takes place when you train soldiers, as it is, can we truly say that this is something aberrant?

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