SO THE PORN OF SKIN AND THE OBSCENITY OF WAR are met in yet another dance of the damned. The currency of bodies living and dead commingle in a hellish congress. Somebody is trading hot porn pics of the living for cold compositions of the lost in war. [story]
SOME ARE SURPRISED Some are not. The surprise may be any of us can sense anything more at all in this most unfeeling age. In short time we have gone from I feel your pain to I feel nothing. We drift in a sordid sea awash with bodies dead, the flood upon this world for more than forty days and forty nights, and morality waiting on the wing unsure of where to land.
WE FIND OURSELVES in flight before a flock of birds of prey, tearing at the living, ripping on the flesh of the dead. What we have set to air in winds of war may not return in good time. The falcon may not hear the falconer. We may drown in the crimson tide before it finds its crest unless we remember the saving stroke. One hand on a hand met in peace with caress may cure all unrest. Feel what is found in that one touch. Touch what is common in us all.
RECOMMENDED READING WAR PORNOGRAPHY [Societas] Not everyone numbly accepts that American soliders are trading snuff pics for porn.
quite frankly do. Though I find this unacceptable, I won’t pretend to
be surprised or outraged. Not after the lies that led to war, the panic
equivocations that led to GITMO, and the general failure of leadership
that has led to where we are now.
Complicit with the MSM,
we’ve turned many truths about Iraq and Afghanistan into obscenity. But
since there’s a well established audience for obscenity, those
truths–however degraded in the process–emerge inexorably.
An amateur porn site doing what the MSM dares not. CRISIS PICTURES, more so. Sad and dark days for the Fourth Estate, indeed.
TWISTED PSYCHES [Digby] I cannot help but think that something has gone terribly wrong here.
From the top of the hierarchy ordering sexual humiliation techniques,
to obscure web-sites selling war gore and pictures of girls next door
together, this is a very sexualized war and it's damned strange,
particularly coming from a regime that pretends to be an arbiter of
strict sexual morals.
It's clear that the leadership of this
country is extremely concerned with consensual sex between two adults
but they find images of sexual violence and kinky torture techniques to
be thoroughly acceptable among soldiers and useful to the war effort.
This is a very odd perception and one that LEADS US BACK to the conclusion that something extremely unhealthy has invaded our body politic.
Betty Blogger and The Heretik welcome you to the The Damned Dancehall House Party held all weekend here at Lefty's Lounge. High above the Bay of Confusion, we welcome those who come as they are, those who have come and gone. We welcome those who have come before us and we look forward to those yet to come later. Nobody needs to get sloppy, all drinks will be served neat. Or straight up. Or on the rocks. Or both. Those whose lives are on the rocks will be served at no charge. All others may drink for free. Since it is summer, there will be a cover charge, but only for people in suits. Unless those suits are swimsuits. The press pool will be open all night.
If you sample the Skinny Dip and Chips at the buffet, our bouncer/lifeguard Nurse Ratched says no swimming for fifteen minutes. Randall Patrick McMurphy and the Red Headed Strangers will be playing on Friday Night. The Trophy Husbands will sit in and jam on Saturday. We look forward to getting down and dirty with you. Let's all have some good clean fun.
QUESTION: Who is the most damned person alive today?
We are the damned. We dance now in place. We are the damned Who see evil’s face We are the damned Who turn away now We are the damned Who do not know how We are the damned
“Dance of the Damned” Joe Ivory Mattingly
FEW SAY IT SO WELL IN A BODY OF THOUGHT WITH SO MUCH SOUL Jeanne on Guantanamo, Durbin, and Acts of Contrition [Body and Soul]
It is not easy to face up to the truth about what America is doing
today and at the same time look toward a future in which Americans will
be deeply ashamed of this part of our history. I try, and I don't
always succeed. The temptation is either to cling to a vision of a
perfect country and never acknowledge the evil, or to sneer that this
horror is what America has become, and give up. We need a Virgil to
guide us through hell without despair.
And The Heretik Joe Ivory Mattingly would add:
Twilight shines upon a strange land where a man must apologize for truth while another rules by lies. The dark pit of Guantanamo is the abyss of the souls, both for those who must endure it, as well for those who see it. What we cannot see for what it is and somehow rise above, surely we will drown in. Truth itself now takes the most brutal beating. If we forget now the torture of the least, others most surely will strongly and later remember.
HER: You're not a very good dancer. HIM: I don't have to be. HER: Your'e hurting me. HIM: It's for your own good. to be continued Today’s Dance of the Damned is being held in honor of recently named heretik RJ Eskow. My friend got his dancing toes stomped on. More on this tomorrow. Drinks on The Heretik all night.
IS HOWARD DEAN SPEAKING HERESY? SHOULD DEAN SHUT UP? "I gave one piece of advice [to
Dean]. I said 'Howard, you are about to become a human fire hydrant,'"
McAuliffe said, referring to a conversation he had with Dean before he
became DNC chairman. ................... FROM: CROSSWALK THANKS TO: DED
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