Should Torture Ever Be Justified Analysis

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Should Torture Ever be Justified? What is the overall view on the morality of torture? Are you an absolutist, one who holds absolute principles in political, philosophical, or theological matters, or one that strongly agrees or disagrees with the matter overall? Torture’s main purpose is to extract confessions, to terrorize people that are associated with people, to punish those that have been presumed as wrongdoers, and to amuse sadist or bullies. No matter the reasoning, torture has been said to be morally wrong. There are many reasons as to why torture is ineffective and counterproductive starting with the types of torture that people endure. According to the merriam-webster dictionary, torture is the action or practice of inflicting pain…show more content…
Repeated or extreme stress and pain can affect the memory of the victim; They are unlikely to say/do what the torturer wants at first. Stress also releases catecholamines, which enlarges the structures involved in processing fear, also impairing memory and the ability to distinguish a true memory from a false or implanted one. Therefore one will eventually give in to the interrogator whether the information they are providing is accurate or not. As seen, torture is nonetheless wrong. However a torturer will not stop there, going as far is changing the views and beliefs of their victim. Torture is a lot of things, but when an individual is rethinking their beliefs, that is when damage has been successful to the extremes. One may be tortured until they abandon their own views and beliefs in order to adapt to those of their torturer. They have not only been beaten as well as abused, but the torturers will find a way to get inside the heads of their victims, messing with their mindset.They then become just another means to support the regime of the torturer. One should never use torture as a means to convert the way that someone believes to something that you believe. Nor should anyone ever use torture as a way to devalue…show more content…
There are multiple types of torture that a person may go through and there are many reasons as to why it is not right in the slightest. One will begin to sink down to the level of thinking like the torturer and believing that what is happening to them is not completely wrong. Not only will they devalue their victims, but they will also go as far as dehumanizing the victim in order to make the torturing easier to do. One could either say that it is always moral, but there will be those who agree to disagree. Torture should never be justified and is in no way moral. The discussion of whether or not torture should ever be okay, has been heatedly debated. Torture is illegal, it demoralizes humans rights, devalues a person, changes one’s views, and is very ineffective the majority of the time. As previously said you can either be an absolutist or one that agrees or disagrees. Which one do you believe is
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