Skip to comments.Dictator tortured victims with Julio Iglesias music
Posted on 09/21/2013 11:22:24 AM PDT by DeaconBenjamin
Songs by the Spanish crooner Julio Iglesias were used "to inflict psychological and physical damage" on prisoners detained during the military dictatorship of Chile's Augusto Pinochet.
Dr Katia Chornik, a researcher at Manchester University, has looked into how the military dictator employed songs by Spain's most internationally celebrated singer as part of a "torture soundtrack".
Other songs by former Beatle George Harrison, Italian pop artist Gigi l'Amoroso and the soundtrack to Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange were played over and over again at high volume in the countless torture houses and concentration camps of Chile's dictatorship years.
"Pinochet's system used music to indoctrinate detainees, as a form of punishment and a soundtrack to torture," Chornick told the Daily Telegraph.
"Played at intensely high volumes for days on end, the otherwise popular songs were used to inflict psychological and physical damage."
It could have been worse, he could have played Yanni non stop.....
Yep, that would do it.
At least it wasn't "Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini."
I give I give
“One eyed, one horn purple people eater”
Wow. An hour of rap and hip hop and I would tell them whatever they wanted just to make it stop.
‘Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft’
I used to think Pinochet was just a stern anti-communist, - but after hearing this, I put him right down there with Idi Amin and Pol Pot. :)
“I would have used Yoko Ono.”
Oh man, that not only would have constituted torture, it would have driven all who were forced to listen to it for even a few minutes, stark raving mad.
I woke up. The pain and sickness all over me like an animal. Then I realized what it was. The music coming up from the floor was our old friend, Ludwig Van, and the dreaded Ninth Symphony.
“Feelings” by Morris Alpert.
This is guaranteed to make anyone admit anything.
Rap and Lady Gaga do a pretty good job here.
No talent and ugly appear to be contagious,
Could have been even worse than that. They could have played Yoko Ono.
I don’t mess around :-).
Kenny G., Barry Manilow, the Eagles, latter day Moody Blues and Pink Floyd will be played to my political prisoners when I’m the Supreme Generallissimus! Journey and Pat Benatar for the hardest cases.
What about Heino?
Over and over again: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYsrKDSKzWg
Had this not worked, they would have resorted to the Time-Life Disco Collection.
Or the Lee Roy Neiman Paintings.
Bee Gees? (Crank the treble)
Expect to see a daily “right wing devil” story until at least the mid-term elections.
Pinochet stepped down when he felt the threat of communism had passed, and allowed elections. The subsequent attempts to prosecute him despite the immunity arrangements should serve as a warning for similar heroes who save their countries from the Red Terror. When he initially stepped down he was hailed for modernizing Chile’s economy (especially in contrast to the quagmires caused by left-wing South American governments); there were enough Americans back then who could appreciate his aid in containing communism in the “southern cone” of South America. Margaret Thatcher fondly remembered him at the time of his death; he helped in the Falklands War by tying down Argentina’s best units along the Chilean border (leaving raw recruits to face the British).
In one generation the good he did will be removed from the public consciousness; do your part to pass on the legacies of those allies of ours during the Cold War who were sunsequently demonized by the leftist government/media cabal in the US (Franco, Galtieri, Central American and Southeast Asian military governments). Today our young people wear T-shirts featuring Che “I’m too important to kill” Guevarra because they have no idea of the evil and murder the left spread in the days of yore...
This “song” makes me look for a loaded gun to put to my head or a tall roof to jump off of:
It gave me Tourette’s.
I bet Mauro likes it.
I plan on using Prince’s “When the Doves Cry”; nobody can sit through that for long...
On “Married With Children”, Griff was initiated into NO’MAAM by being locked in a room and forced to watch a tape of a special two hour episode of “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.” It nearly broke him.
Well at least he honored the Geneva Convention and did not use Slim Whitman music.
Thank you, Pinochet was a hero and great man who saved his country.
You're dissing the guy that saved us all from the Martians?
I’m tortured just seeing the name Julio Iglesias.
Zygi played guitar...
Hey, get out of my kingdom - and return my torture playbook on your way out.
The Cherry song from the Animal House...
And his no-talent son.
I’m convinced there is not a man (or woman) alive who could listen to “The Very Best of Meatloaf” three times in succession at full volume without a total breakdown.
His music has the same effect on most any living thing. That is why playing it to prisoners is against the Geneva Convention. Their heads would explode just like the Martian heads did.
You’re welcome; I wish people could see both sides of these stories instead of left-wing propaganda pushed by the communists who dominate our country & media.
I read the text of a speech once that Franco gave when the US signed a deal to put bases in Spain in the 1950s; the gist of it was that it was a shame that it had taken the US so long to realize what he and his countrymen had fought against 20 years before in their civil war (in which he received no help from the West except for Germany, Italy, and Portugal - all fascist states).
Can I be in charge of the Journey and Pat Benatar prisoners? Not only would I revel in it, I would sing along. I’m just that twisted.
Good tune. Very catchy!