Gut Rumbles

March 02, 2005

cruel and unusual

I read a lot of history and I know for a fact that "human beans" are some of the most sadistic creatures who ever walked this planet. We have a lot of people throughout history who spent their time inventing horrible ways to kill people.

Just look at the facts. Crucifixion was bad enough (you'd suffer miserably for about 72 hours before you died) but some people had even BETTER ideas. Break somebody at the wheel. Take somebody, strip them nekkid, tie them to a wagon wheel and use a metal rod to slowly break every bone in their bodies. That could last about 12 hours if done properly.

Put somebody on a rack and slowly dislocate every joint in the body. Draw and quarter someone. Practice hanging, until just before the person strangles, then cut him down and slowly eviscerate him once he regains consciousness.

Do like the American Indians did: tie somebody to a tree with a piece of loose rope, then cut a hole in his belly and drag out a piece of intestine. Nail THAT to the tree with a sharp knife and make the poor bastard march around and around the tree while squaws poked him with hot sticks from the fire they started at his feet while he pulls his own guts out.

Scalp a man, then pack his bare skull with glowing embers from a fire. Then tie his scalp back on and watch his brain bake from the heat as he jabbers like a madman as his brain cooks while he's still alive.

I'm not making this stuff up. It's history. And people used to like to WATCH this kind of shit happening. They still do today, except we call it "reality TV" instead of a public execution.

Anybody who asks me "How COULD they?" when they talk about Hitlers minions murdering millions of Jews during WWII are idiots in my humble opinion. They don't read history and they don't understand human nature.

We have NEVER lacked sadists in this world, and we never will. All they really need is permission from government to do what they already LIKE to do. They'll poke a child's eyes out with a screwdriver and laugh while they do it.

Don't tell me that these people don't exist. They do, and there's more of them than you think.


More then people are comfortable thinking anyway.

Posted by: Bill, The Radioactive Monk on March 2, 2005 05:13 PM

We're not very far removed from public hangings when people would bring a picnic lunch and watch. Freaky.

Posted by: Zelda on March 2, 2005 05:21 PM

What does it mean, when I have to read this twice and still wonder, what?

Posted by: ken on March 2, 2005 06:13 PM

I'd agree. It does happen, more than we would like. I'm just glad to be one that doesn't understand why people are like that.

Posted by: Moogie on March 2, 2005 06:35 PM

Yep. They do exist. That is part of the reason we have guns.

Posted by: Jim Gwyn on March 2, 2005 08:13 PM

Ken, if you have to wonder about that post, you have led a sheltered life.

Posted by: Acidman on March 2, 2005 09:06 PM


I think what gets people the most about the Holocaust was how mass murder could be industrialized as it was.

That may have been the coldest development in human history. All the examples that you cited were "up close and person" means of extermination. Once it became clear that entire breeds of human could be exterminated with the same efficency of making Frito Lay products, it became clear that humanity was morally doomed.

Just sayin'.

Posted by: skippystalin on March 2, 2005 10:57 PM

Have a look at Africa.

Contempt for human life and unbelievable cruelty.

The middle ages, Nazis and Indians had nothing on these people, and it still happens today.

Posted by: Henry Blowfly on March 3, 2005 07:30 AM

As unbelievably cruel and cold-blooded as human beings can be, lets not forget that we can also be equally unbelievably generous and altruistic.It's far too easy to become cynical and think the world is just a steaming pile of shit, or to view the world as a wondrous place where everyone sits around campfires holding hands and singing "kumbaya".The truth is that the world is neither good nor bad, and sometimes things happen that are really good, and sometimes really fucked up.That being said, though, it's a scary thing to know what some people are capable of doing to others...

Posted by: Shiner on March 3, 2005 12:25 PM

People like those fucking terrorists deserve to suffer pains of an unmeasurable magnitude. I have no sympthy for animals like that and if Camp X-Ray decided to torture everyone held in that facility I wouldn't bat an eye. Bad things happen to bad people. But somebody has to do it and you can't depend on the turban headed ACLU to do it.

Posted by: mike on March 3, 2005 01:12 PM
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