The Naked News
Posted by PintofStout on January 5, 2007
What is with the fascination and hypocrisy about seeing the obscenity of certain events while sometimes condemning similar events perpetrated by different folks or even condemning the events while drooling over the video like jackals over a ravaged corpse. I’m not shedding any tears for Saddam; he was an evil man who wielded the false authority of government in a more open and violent way in Iraq than we’re used to seeing here in America. But what makes clamoring for – even celebrating – a video of someone being systematically executed less condemning than say photographing such an event or snapping photos of prisoners in compromising positions? They are obviously just filling a demand. That’s how a market works, right? People want to see gory videos of disturbed acts and so somebody fulfills that demand.
It always cracks me up when the media harangues about perverts praying on children while the perverts of the media eat up the stories and are consumed by them. There is a whole show to watch how some people are partially deceived into trying to have sexual exploits with children? Trying to manipulate someone into an act that would take advantage of them in some manner is disturbing. That is why manipulating someone into the act of manipulating is just as disturbing. These shows and news stories are on the air not because there is an outrage, but because they are sexy. Disturbing, huh? If there is some implication of a moderately attractive woman (in our mainstream that tends to be young white girls) being kidnapped and who-knows-what-else that story is plastered all over the news. The media simply sells us low-grade porn.
The outrage and discussion of why Saddam’s hanging is being viewed by millions is similar to covering our eyes while leaving the gap between our fingers wide open. The appetite of the masses for the gore and violence and sex in the media may point to some real repression of strong desires. Is it any wonder that with appetites like that, we end up with the perversions we do by way of government, war, and news?