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Thank G-d our Leaders are completely different from Leonid Brezhnev

Two tales of torture, one from the US and one from the Soviet Union, just happened to be published on the same day this past weekend and spotted by Jonathan Schwarz who is, in his spare time, following "our descent into barbarism."

Below are the two narratives. Schwarz provides a helpful hint should you have trouble seeing the similarities: "Here's a tip: both of the authors hate freedom."


Contestant #1:
I went on a hunger strike demanding a defense lawyer of my choice... To break me down, they started force-feeding me in a very unusual manner -- through my nostrils. About a dozen guards led me from my cell to the medical unit. There they straitjacketed me, tied me to a bed, and sat on my legs so that I would not jerk. The others held my shoulders and my head while a doctor was pushing the feeding tube into my nostril...
And Contestant #2:
I was beaten again and left in a small, dirty, cold concrete cell. I was extremely thirsty, but there was only a bottle of putrid water in the cell... The following night my interrogations began. They asked me if I knew why I had been detained. I said I did not...

In desperation, I began a hunger strike. After 27 days without food, I was taken to meet [...] the prison director and another man, referred to as "the Boss." I pleaded with them to release me or bring me before a court, but the prison director replied that he could not release me...
After 37 days without food, I was dragged to the interrogation room, where a feeding tube was forced through my nose into my stomach. I became extremely ill, suffering the worst pain of my life.
To find out which is which, go [HERE]. (TinyRevolution)

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