Monday, May 23, 2005

The Rude Pundit on Torture

What I like about the Rude Pundit is that he doesn't pull any punches. He says what he thinks, and he does it with a degree of vulgarity usually reserved for shipyards and highschools. He's almost always funny, and he's always spot on. Today, though, I believe the Rude Pundit has moved in a new direction. He's still profane, he's still vulgar, but now he's using his skill to paint an allegorical picture, and that picture isn't pretty. Wingnuts like Jonah Goldberg and Glenn Reynolds can strive mightily to present "sand niggers" as subhumans worthy of torture, they might huff and puff and squirt out a couple of torture justifications each week, but I don't think they can measure up to the RP's ability to show readers what the world is really like. He might be talking about Hogan's Heroes, but it might be you, me, or some innocent and profoundly unfortunate Afghan cab driver.