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?