Trump wants to make torture legal. According to US foreign policy, torture has been in effect "legal" for a long time, including support for such policy by Hillary Clinton directly and indirectly in her roles as Senator, and as Secretary of State.
As such, Trump has a lot in common with Clinton, however Trump is piling on the torture issue, trying to stoke in his followers a political movement that absolutely embraces torture. How is this not terrifying?
Hardly a word gets uttered on these forums about Trump on torture. I refuse to be silent on this issue, and will of course be attacked for the audacity for criticizing Trump on this issue.
I mean, torture already happens right? What's the big deal?
But he has actually said, that that torture should be legal!!!!! Then the retort invariably is "but he says all kinds of things he doesn't really mean".
This is no doubt in my lifetime the absolute ugliest set of Presidential candidates. Clinton is no doubt dangerous, and she doesn't give a flying cluck about torture either. She is probably secretly cheering Trump on.
That said, I think it is unconscionable the almost blanket silence on this issue on these forums, here on the left.
What the cluck has happened?
Has anyone contemplated just how ugly it is for a Presidential candidate to be pushing torture like this, even legalizing torture to cheering crowds?
Political dissidents to a Trump administration could very likely find themselves in hot water, literally.
I'd rather err on the side of hyperbole on this issue.
I'll brace myself for the inevitable personal attack for emphasizing this once again.