This need to have a gun for protection from the bands of merciless cannibals who roam freely about every street in every town and city in America, and from “the government,” is a survivalist fantasy that gives away the country’s enduring fetishisation of the gun and every kind of violence.
Yes, the sexual assault or rape of a woman is a crime, and a vicious and despicable crime at that. The race, religion, language, or ethnicity of the victim has absolutely no bearing on the gravity of the offence.
Invariably these pubescent fantasies include some slim dolly bird in distress, who upon the completion of the good guy’s mission wraps herself around him and they both ride out into the sunset. Sadly this spank bank material is never about the girl.
Follow @UrFhasaidh “Arab terrorism” has once again swept through the streets of Israel claiming the lives of a number of innocent Israelis and injuring others. Both the victims and the perpetrators of this violence are human beings and so there is nothing trivial about this recent outbreak of violence. Our hearts go out to those … Continue reading Polite Neutrality is No Longer an Option
At the end of the street where a friend is living in the Old City a Palestinian man stabbed a Jew, and all hell has broken out. It’s big news when there is violence on the streets of Jerusalem, but no one can give a shit when it’s Dublin.
Thousands fled to churches in the hope of sanctuary, but their Hutu neighbours forced their way in and transformed the churches into killing centres where children’s heads were broken against walls, baptismal fonts were used to collect the blood of those whose throats hand been cut, and where thousands were shot or hacked to death by machetes.
Perhaps the whole concept of school massacres in the Wild West, as a niche art form, has become too derivative, or maybe it’s the case that it has simply been repeated ad nauseam and that we, the viewing audience, need something more – something spectacular.
Follow @UrFhasaidh Horror, absolute horror, is perhaps the most suitable description of the level and intensity of violence at large presently in Colombian society. Violence, certainly for the powerful and those in the margins of Colombian society, has become a way of life; where, after eight and a half decades of brutal social and political … Continue reading Las Violencias en Colombia: The Deterioration of Human Worth