i was at someone's home tonight. they had the t.v. show COPS on. I was not paying attention, because this shit makes me sick. How anyone can find this sort of thing entertaining is beyond me.
but my eye caught a scene that was shockingly disgusting. three cops pulled a guy out of the back of his van. they jumped on his kidneys. one of the cops punched him. i couldn't believe what i saw and said something like "man, that is fucked up". one of the people viewing the show told me that it was the guy's due, that it was justice and that he was resisting arrest. justice? resisting arrest with three big ass cops sitting on the guy while his face is shoved in to the cement? that kind of thinking blows me away.
cop shows are one of the most popular "programs" (read: programming the mind) on t.v. people love violence in america. what a sick country we are!
oh, and during the commercials i caught the tale end of a plug to join the navy. something about fighting for honor. what a slick prop piece to squeeze in between cop shows. very fucking brilliant.
great way to get people whipped into a frenzy so that they can beat the drums of war.