Thursday, August 10, 2006

Porn, death porn, and Israel

It was a post on James Wolcott's most excellent blog that started the chain of thought...

Digby notes the fungus spread of the right wing's new talking point regarding the Israeli bombardment of Lebanon: the scenes of civilian casualties are staged photo ops by Hezbollah intended to prey upon the squeamish consciences of the Western media. Therefore we shouldn't be guiled or swayed by shots of limp, dead children in grieving arms. They're just propaganda props, bloody ragdolls served up for camera consumption ("The Palestinians, and by extension their rollicking sidekicks around the Muslim world, are the masters of dead-child porn")...


Dead-child porn... what a evil, vicious, clever cut. Those bad bad people, they thrust their headless and crushed infant bodies into the camera lens, all the while maintaining the cool detatchment of a stripper idly humping a brass pole, thinking of how their pain will appear on the front page of Le Monde next morning...

The last porn movie I saw - well, the money shots, anyway, was Mel Gibson's snuff-porn extravaganza, Passion of the Christ. The last half hour of it was shown at a local underground venue, with a DJ mixing a Slayer soundtrack through it. Like Pink Floyd and the Wizard of Oz, it had some eerie synchronicity. (The shot of Ozzy Osbourne as the Devil, crying out as the shattered corpse of the carpenter from Nazareth gave up it's spirit to the Father was particularly rock-opera-ish.)

So the warbloggers say the Palestineans are good at death-porn. So is Mel Gibson. And, as we now know, Gibson DOES believe in the international Zionist conspiracy. So all death-porn is really about the destruction of the state of Israel. So all life-porn (which depicts some acts that may, in certain situations, create life) by extension is therefore supportive of the state of Israel. So the Rapture Right should run out and get themselves a bunch of videos of men and women having sex, because that will defend the Israelis!

Ain't logic fun?

2 comments:

Noah said...

Just when I thought that Power Liberal had the Blog Quote of Today with "An EPA the Republicans can get behind" you hit back with a vengeance. For what it's worth, you just made my blog-roll buddy.

nihilix said...

Thanks! What's your blog?