http://www.theoccidentalobserver.com/authors/Donovan-WhitesAsSlaves.html Ellison, the black Muslim, exacted unique torture by demanding that Tanner describe in his own terms his sins against blacks (from Milbank's article): "Exactly what are you apologizing for?" Ellison demanded. "I hurt people," Tanner confessed. "How did you hurt them?" "The reaction of people to my statement —" Ellison pounced. "So you are apologizing because of the reaction?" Tanner retreated. "I caused that reaction, certainly not intentionally. I made a clumsy statement." "So the problem is the tone?" Ellison pressed. "I certainly had a bad tone and clumsiness." This also failed to satisfy Ellison. "Are you just trying to curry favor?" he demanded. "I feel that if I make remarks that people misinterpret —" Uh-oh. "So people misinterpreted what you said?" a triumphant Ellison asked. Tanner retreated. "I apologize for that," he said. Ellison's technique is designed for maximum psychological dominance. One level of control is to simply inflict pain for actions or words that are disfavored — for instance, if Mr. Tanner were simply yelled at for his remarks. Another, much higher, level involves requiring the subject to self-torture, or self-submit, to the dominant power, by mouthing in his or her own words. One is reminded of dissenters kidnapped by totalitarian governments who are forced to appear on television and recite for the camera that they have been disloyal to the regime.