|Dzokhar Tsarnaev as he will never look again|
Lincoln and Zero Dark Thirty: Cracking the Thucydides CodeLINK
Dzokhar Tsarnaev has been in solitary for over 170 days now. Ai WeiWei in China was in for 81 days and even he tells us what a terrible thing it was for him. Only twitter got him out and world opinion. China does not like to LOSE FACE.
Now that I have mentioned that term as a metaphor let's look at LOSING FACE as a literal term. Dzokhar has LOST HIS FACE. Your face is your identity. Anyone who has been facially mutilated HAS LOST THEIR IDENTITY. They must forge a new one. People will respond differently to you now that your face is mutilated. And Dzokhar was a pretty boy. But no longer. He will present a different FACE to people and he will receive different responses to his SELF that he has never received before. Who he was is no longer. And when you look in the mirror the first time after mutilation the shock and terror and depression you experience is a frightful thing. There is no recovery from it. You are now a DIFFERENT person. You must make a New LIFE. How can you do that in solitary confinement? (And how about all the ones in Guantanamo?)
Here's Lucy Grealy in her Autobiography of a Face
Lucy Grealy at age 9 was diagnosed with incurable cancer. She had a huge part of her jaw removed - Dzokhar also from having been shot inside his mouth and out his cheek - and her life was consumed by multiple operations and plastic surgeries. She eventually committed suicide. This is her story. And this is Dzokhar's story now.
Seems there are complaints about Dzokhar's face being shot up. The medical report from the hospital says: that he was shot in the left side of his mouth and it exited his left cheek, destroying part of his jaw, his skull - how much brain damage there? - and we have heard reports of his tongue terribly injured also. I read the medical report so if someone wants to look it up and post it in the comments that would be great. I can paste it in the body of this blog post and link it.
I do know most people cannot believe things unless they are given an official report so that's why most official reports we get from the government are lies because people believe lies.
From Julian Assange's interview here:
But I think if we look at the bigger picture, OK, yes,
there’s some development in the US and the UK, which
is extremely serious. It's obvious to everyone. The rule
of law is gradually starting to collapse. The mechanisms
of government are lifting off from the population, from
the judicial system. The judicial processes are becoming
more and more secret.