Thursday, March 14, 2019
Phyllis Rose, Tools of Torture
Gaston Havandjian Professor Hubbell English Comp I Essay Four 11/13/12 Human Nature A nonher Tool For Torture? capricious your car to a dinner with friends you go by hundreds of advertisement slogans at the side of the road. Reading them seems to be a sizable way to suck your mind with in all those miles ahead and since you didnt decide what argon you going to baseball club yet you think that maybe some of them will give you an root word. iodine of them captures your attention in a special way, it shows the image of a laughing sheep and below it says Meat is real food. EurekaNow you corroborate a guess of what your order will be, further as ample as you keep thinking in this phrase you wonder what they meant with the record real. If they are stating such(prenominal) a thing it means that they as well as believe that thither is separate food that is not real or not as real as centre of attention. A second cerebration crosses your mind when you remember a column you rea d in the newsprint a a few(prenominal) days ago which was titled as followed Studies nurse found that the consumption of meat and animal products increase the development of inveterate illnesss including high blood pressure, diabetes, coronary heart disease, obesity, kidney failure, osteoporosis and targetcer.What if the advertisement was aimed to change us that meat is good for you when its actually not? What if after those studies were revealed the owners of the meat industry felt their businesses threatened and ignoring the facts are heretofore poisoning our bodies and kill thousands of animals a day however for a profit? Vegetables, fruits and grains are not real enough and healthier perhaps? When you arrive to the restaurant you experience up the theme and one of your friends provides a fact which supports the studies credibility, and from your point of view, it gives the tout ensemble discussion a clear ending.He tells you something you didnt know, that health insur ance companies offer discount rates to vegetarians and vegans. Every comp any(prenominal)s goal is to make money. Insurance companies determine a persons risk of death by analyzing his habits and based on these results they charge a fee. In todays world, where money is much powerful than any holiness, government or social institution, there is no better test than this to prove that the ingestion of meat is actually not good for humans. For hundreds of age we have been persuaded of the opposite and still are.What about the mountain works in the slaughter ho phthisiss, what would they do if they knew that the blood they spill every day is modify to reduce our life expectation? Animals are not just universe killed for food they are also being used for the manufacture of products such as milk, cheese, eggs and more early(a) more. Clothing, sport hunting and fishing, sport (Circuses, zoos and aquariums) and product experimentation are other examples of how animals are exploite d for the bring in of man.The conditions were these creatures live are detrimental. Cages and chains, metal and fire, artificial breeding and separation from their cubs, a life of captivity and a slow and painful death are just a few examples of how they live a life of frustrate and agony until the day they become a steak on your table or a coat to provide warmth. So, what moves a person to desire working in a place where killing becomes a routine and injury and fear is perceived by every single sense?Of sort that making a living and the lack of jobs would be one of the conceivable answers, but there should be something else that pushes someone to do such horrific things to these innocent living beings unable to veritable(a) defend or speak for themselves. Is it something ingrained in our human nature or perhaps remote agents, such as institutions and industries, convince them that they are working for a big goal? In order to answer these questions we are going to use some ideas arrestn from a text written by Phyllis uprise titled Tools of Torture.Rose published many books and contributes frequently to periodicals such as the Atlantic Monthly and the New York Times Book Review. Rose situates us in an art gallery in Paris where an exhibition of medieval aberration instruments takes place. The high number of different tools that she sees, and the many uses someone can give them, makes her think that pain must be as capital a challenge to the human imagination as pleasure (Rose 175). This idea is reinforced after she make outs her experience of a facial treatment in a dark booth of a beauty salon where she was opened to ointments and electrodes.By associating the electrodes with what happened in Algeria and the ointments with masks dipped in acid, she concludes that the aesthetician and the torturer share the same playing field of expertise pain, and that Should that loving attention to the body turn malevolent, you have torture. (Rose 177) The motive believes that The secret of torture, like the secret of French cuisine, is that nothing is unthinkable (Rose 176) and to expand this she uses an analogy where a man is tortured with a wheel and a snail is baked in its own shell.There are no limits in the world of torture and this fact may be a moderateness to believe that humans use their imaginary to accomplish the closely alarm things, but torture didnt come into existence to give dismission to human sadism. It is not always private and perverse but sometimes social and institutional, vetted by the government and, of course, the Church (Rose 177). Religions are probably the nearly influential institutions in our societies. They proclaim that the values and norms they promote are the whole true and that not living according to them will bring a life of sin and shame and an afterlife of suffering and torture.Even if we dont believe in any religion we still live down pat(p) the stairs their rules. Christianity for ex ample, by introducing the Ten Commandments, offered the basis for establishing the moral and legal laws the institution of wedlock is also an exemplar of how we organize our societies based in biblical patterns. It is not the intention of this discussion to analyze if basing our lives according these doctrines is a force for good or not what seems relevant here is that sometimes the most atrocious and aberrant things are justified by uttering these words for the benefit of a certain sort out of people.Usually the objective is to persuade a bigger group of people to work for their own causes convincing them that they are doing it for the common good, and the most effective tool to accomplish this seems to be manipulating peoples faith. If we take a look back about five hundred eld ago we can see how the biggest genocide in the history of sympathy was perpetrated in the name of god. The continent where we live today witnessed how the same people who came to these lands to convert the natives into Christianity broke every single of the rules they believed in.The primary(prenominal) goal of the promoters of this ravel was taking all the gold, silver and riches to Europe and stealing the land, but somehow they managed to make people believe that their true intention was to keep back the souls of the natives, considered as animals, by making them adopt the true and only religion because that was gods command. Under these commands it is amazing to see how people can, among other things, overcome their repugnance to the task of causing physical pain to other (Rose 177).Christianity also makes us believe that man is the ruler of this world and that all the other living creatures are at our service. The meat industry, in their many ways to legitimate their business, tries to persuade us that animals dont bump pain and that ingesting their meat is good for us. In their efforts to keep selling their products they even have paid doctors and nutritionists supportin g their cause.With these powerful institutions favoring the supposed benefits of animal products there is no wonder why we keep using them in our diets with a blind conviction that they are good for us. This seems to be also the main reasons why the workers in the animal industry are able to do their jobs without remorse. Just as there arent squads of sadists beating down the doors to the torture chambers begging for jobs (Rose 177) there arent squads of animal murderers beating down the doors to the slaughter houses begging for jobs.In hundreds of years of research theres still no evidence that a human nature exists, and let altogether that it coerces us to perform the most atrocious acts. The only thing we share as human beings are our human necessarily. No matter in which part of the world a person lives all he needfully is food, water, air, a shelter and a social group where he feels value and contented. It is in the interests of certain groups of the society to make us beli eve just the opposite even if it causes death, suffering and pain.The more informed we are, the less undefended we are to their lies. The author believes that If taking ones goals too gravely is the danger, the best discouragement of torture may be a bag hedonism that denies that any goal is worth the mean, that refuses to allow the nobly abstract to tempt us from the sweetness of the concrete (Rose 178). Hedonism is a school of thought that argues that pleasure is the only intrinsic good but what people finds pleasurable could be rather more personal than social.This philosophy doesnt seem to be the answer for the eradication of torture, war or a diet that brings disease and death since it pursues an arbitrary goal. The common goal is not actually a bad path to walk through the problem appears when what it is believed to be as common is just the goal of a few. Make that goal the fulfilling of the needs of every person in this world and feed them also with the accuracy so they can make their own decisions and in a few years after that we could be looking into a much more optimistic panorama.