Consensual adult bdsm fantasy eroticises non-consensual real abuse such as described in these contemporary news reports. News actuality reports at the links below are not about safe, sane play between consenting adults.
Real abuse is usually abhorrent and illegal:
please do not view if you are unable to distinguish fantasy from reality.
The Council of Europe has published a report which details the alleged practice by the United States of extraordinary rendition, which is a practice of secretly flying terrorist suspects off to various countries, presumably to face some pretty nasty interrogation so that this takes place off United States' territory. Obviously this is non-consensual, and arguably illegal under various conventions; the details in the report make horrific, reading of the techniques required for an effective kidnap.
84. The "security check" used by the CIA to prepare a detainee for transport on a rendition plane was described to us by one source in the American intelligence community as a "twenty-minute takeout"
His explanation was that within a very short space of time, a detainee is transformed into a state of almost total immobility and sensory deprivation. "The CIA can do three of these guys in an hour. In twenty minutes they're good to go."
An investigating officer for the Swedish Ombudsman was struck by the "fast and efficient procedure" used by the American agents, while the Swedish interpreter who witnessed the CIA operation at Bromma Airport said simply: "it surprised me how the heck they could have dressed him so fast".
85. The general characteristics of this "security check" can be established from a host of testimonies as follows:
i it generally takes place in a small room (a locker room, a police reception area) at the airport, or at a transit facility nearby.
ii. the man is sometimes already blindfolded when the operation begins, or will be blindfolded quickly and remain so throughout most of the operation.
iii. four to six CIA agents perform the operation in a highly-disciplined, consistent fashion - they are dressed in black (either civilian clothes or special 'uniforms'), wearing black gloves, with their full faces covered. Testimonies speak, variously, of "big people in black balaclavas" people "dressed in black like ninjas", or people wearing "ordinary clothes, but hooded".
iv. the CIA agents "don't utter a word when they communicate with one another", using only hand signals or simply knowing their roles implicitly.
v. some men speak of being punched or shoved by the agents at the beginning of the operation in a rough or brutal fashion; others talked about being gripped firmly from several sides
vi. the man's hands and feet are shackled.
vii. the man has all his clothes (including his underwear) cut from his body using knives or scissors in a careful, methodical fashion; an eye-witness described how "someone was taking these clothes and feeling every part, you know, as if there was something inside the clothes, and then putting them in a bag"
x. some accounts speak of a foreign object being forcibly inserted into the man's anus; some accounts speak more specifically of a tranquiliser or suppository being administered per rectum - in each description this practice has been perceived as a grossly violating act that affronts the man's dignity.
xi. the man is then dressed in a nappy or incontinence pad and a loose-fitting "jump-suit" or set of overalls; "they put diapers on him and then there is some handling with these handcuffs and foot chains, because first they put them on and then they are supposed to put him in overalls, so then they have to alternately unlock and relock them"
xii. the man has his ears muffled, sometimes being made to wear a pair of "headphones".
xiii. finally a cloth bag is placed over the man's head, with no holes through which to breathe or detect light; they "put a blindfold on him and after that a hood that apparently reaches far down on his body"
xiv. the man is typically forced aboard a waiting aeroplane, where he may be "placed on a stretcher, shackled", or strapped to a mattress or seat, or "laid down on the floor of the plane and they bind him up in a very uncomfortable position that makes him hurt from moving".
xv. in some cases the man is drugged and experiences little or nothing of the actual rendition flight; in other cases, factors such as the pain of the shackles or the refusal to drink water or use the toilet make the flight unbearable: "this was the hardest moment in my life".
xvi. in most cases, the man has no notion of where he is going, nor the fate that awaits him upon arrival.
As you say, while our ideas are a bit different, they do lie on the same continuum. I think that's why I come back to your site - and why you understood my reasons for finding the prisoner abuse thing 'of interest'.
Previously I mentioned this to a couple of other (kinky) people who missed the nuanced point I was trying to make completely: that while we might condemn these techniques, as a 'power exchange' they can have a perverse apeal.
This type of appeal was in fact recognised in WW2 when SOE recruiters went to some trouble to try and avoid recruiting people whom they suspected of masochistic tendencies, out of fear that they might +deliberately+ let themselves be captured by the Gestapo etc. Though the source of this was trustworthy, I'm afraid it was some time ago and I can't give you a reference.
Generally, perhaps people's unwliingness to come to terms with this kind of thing is symptomatic of a wider reluctance to acknowledge our darker side...
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