We've all heard about music used as a healing therapy, and for those of us who meditate or just seriously enjoy, music will transport us to a pleasant other world. When done well (or even not so well sometimes), music carries us to a place that we can't get to without it. That's what it's designed to do.
But the US Military has found a new use for that beautiful noise - torture.
New reports have surfaced that Guantanamo, Afgani and Iraqi detainees have been subjected to long sessions of blaring music by artists such as AC/DC, Nine Inch Nails, Eminem, Dr. Dre, Mettalica, and even songs from Barney and Sesame Street. The songs are played repeatedly at ear-splitting levels.
This is just another example of how an art can be perverted. The unusual part is that this time it's not about money.