Thursday, September 29, 2005

Revelation

A judge has ruled that photos taken and videotape recorded at Abu Ghraib prison of detainee abuse must be released, responding to an ACLU lawsuit. The DoD has been blocking the release of these images for a long time; in this archive are reportedly images of the rape of an Iraqi woman, murder, the sodomizing of young men and their audible screams of pain, etc. Back in the day, Rumsfeld had said that the events pictured "can only be described as blatantly sadistic, cruel and inhumane" amd that "if these [images] are released to the public, obviously it's going to make matters worse."

This is an event of obvious political importance, but perhaps more powerfully, the revelation of these visual and aural data will irrevocably alter the physio-sexual culture of our society. On par with if not exceeding the epistemological impact of the publication of the Marquis de Sade's "120 Days of Sodom", the release of all 87 graphic documents will radically displace the West's understanding of the spectrum of sexual violence, and the limits of human affectivity, reason, and desire. That such a displacement is intimately linked with a military complex exhibiting effective means domination but impotent conjugation of ends, only reveals the algebra of ec-stasy and repression under which we have been living for some time now.

7 Comments:

At 7:50 PM, Blogger Nostradamus said...

Ec-stasy!!! Yes!!! Fuck yes!!!

 
At 11:30 PM, Blogger The ACTUAL God said...

ec-stacy

 
At 2:41 AM, Blogger the actual rod said...

ex-stacy

 
At 2:41 AM, Blogger the actual rod said...

ex-ratzinger

 
At 11:36 AM, Blogger KINGSPAWN said...

sex-ratzinger

 
At 11:26 PM, Anonymous Oom Lout said...

sex-after bingham
that's Fan y Tman
wet cat (dimin.) and
his flecks of semen
its lil Harold Schmidt-Singer

reads prototypical indopean-grunt scrawl
he's a woeful typical young genius

 
At 3:38 PM, Blogger The ACTUAL God said...

Tom: Do you believe this, I just got back from a run.
AG: Impressive.
Tom: I know.
AG: Those are new shoes. Just for this run?
Tom: Heh, heh, heh.
Fanny: I'm trying to get him on a regime.
AG: How come Dylan didn't go with you?
Tom: What?
AG: I said, where'd you run?
Tom: West rock.
AG: I've heard of east rock.
Tom: West rock's even nicer.

Several minutes later...

Fanny: We should make a charred arugula.
Tom: Charred? (indecipherable)
Fanny: (indecipherable)
Tom: (indecipherable)
(sounds of lips smacking)

 

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