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Re: <nettime> Torture as pornography
noci on Tue, 11 May 2004 01:18:40 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> Torture as pornography

hell, just ballard this


----- fake newsreels depicting simulated torture of iraqi war prisoners
----- why i want to fuck george w bush
----- the optimal way to communicate white trash s&m fantasies
----- optimum wound profile of public iraqi sex slaves

witch of bagdad grew up in a mobile home, the fat of her face rumsfeld

"Iraq and sexual polymorphism of individualized relationships of a 
physical character. The need for more polymorphic roles has been 
demonstrated by television and news media. sexual intercourse can no 
longer be regarded as a personal and isolated activity , but is seen to 
be a vector in a public complex involving automobile styling, politics 
and mass communications.
the iraq war has offered a focus for a wide range of polymorphic sexual 
impulses, and also a means by which the united states has re-established 
a positive psychosexual relationship with the external world."

"The effectiveness of a number of political figures, e.g. george w bush 
and condoleezza rice, in mediating the latent sexual elements of the war 
indicates that this may well be their primary role."

i wonder whether in secret, some of the senators questioning rumsfeld 
the other day actually enjoyed the photographs and have hence tried to 
get a hold on the movies. rumsy himself appeared as a ill-behaved toilet 
slave, desperately trying to contain himself in order not to stain the 
painfully polished floor.

 > These snapshots tell us more than we may perhaps want to know about
 > our society's heart of darkness.

u kidding...... yawn yawn cut that prudish crap

there isn't anything new in that article, some psudo-ashamed 
rationalization of something that probably can't be rationalized.

the author's attempts to cope are as perverse as the acts themselves, 
and aimed at an audience just as well, the bloody same way i'm typing 
this shit right here now.
performance of some re-assuring ritual, like saying "hey, but, there's 
still some life in my loins, i am truly shocked"-- what's that gonna 
prove? that your tolerance levels remained pretty low despite the world 
we're living in?

"now that sex is becoming more and more a conceptual act, an 
intellectualization divorced from affect and physiology alike, one has 
to bear in mind the positive merits of the sexual perversions.
the picture series of Lynndie England's ritualistic performace of the 
mutilation of iraqi sex slaves is in fact vital literature, a kindling 
of the few taste buds left in the jaded palates of our so-called sexuality"

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