Let’s open our Bibles to today’s scriptural reference in Proverbs chapter 20, verse 30:

(Prov 20:30 NRSV) Blows that wound cleanse away evil; beatings make clean the innermost parts.

A long time ago when people were still savages (in the year 2003) the US began running some non-domestic prisons by these Biblical principles, that beating and wounding people is really swell.

This fell in line perfectly with the new motto: “the end justifies the means.” The thinking goes like this: if we want to spread freedom, liberty, and human rights in the world, we need to engage in secret spying, rounding people up, holding them without trials, and torturing them so we can be successful in forcing our ideas on their people after we’ve conquered their country. This has become a central concept in what has become known as “Neo-Conservatism.”

BTW, “Neo-Conservatism” sounds a lot like other swell words such as “Neo-Nazism,” “Neo-Fascism,” and “Neo-anderthalism.”