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futility music
 n.— «“These people haven’t heard heavy metal. They can’t take it,” a psy-ops sergeant told Newsweek. And in Guantánamo, they even have a name for it. The Pentagon’s Schmidt investigation identifies it as “futility music”—that is to say, screamingly loud and deliberately Western music that will, per the Army field manual, “highlight the futility of the detainee’s situation.”» —“Disco Inferno” by Moustafa Bayoumi Yahoo! News Dec. 8, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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