Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Torture porn: 1350

Cao ordered him beaten, but his body had no skin left to flay....

...Cao called for a knife and cut off the other nine [fingers]....

...Ji Ping dashed his [own] head against the stair and died.
--From the Romance of the Three Kingdoms--

Inventing stories about people being tortured shows an advancement of culture, because in the past when people wrote about horrific torture it was taken from the historical record, and was an account of events which had actually happened.

1 comment:

Alexandro said...

Stories based on the past. Just think, some claim we are just as barbaric, we have Bahía de Guantánamo. Ha