When The New York Times (NYT) calls the tasering of students as a “disciplinary” measure torture, it is time to take notice that our schools have been infected with the appalling post 9/11 acceptance of harsh interrogation and discipline.
After all, the NYT has long been reluctant to call many abhorrent and internationally illegal measures used by the United States in the wake of 9/11 torture. The NYT has preferred the euphemism and more publically acceptable term “harsh interrogation techniques.”
Therefore, one must take notice when the NYT published an editorial on April 11 entitled, “Torturing Children at School.” One can be certain that the NYT, so squeamish about calling waterboarding torture, did not choose that word without much debate, making the implications of the editorial that much more damning and gruesome.
Read the full article on Buzzflash, here.