HOLY TORTILLAS! VIRGIN MARY SEEN IN MEXICO - NUDE!
AL-LAH!! PROPHET MOHAMMAD'S WIFE AISHA EXPOSED!!
OY VEY!!! BARBRA STREISAND KISSES BUSH!!!
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"Streisand and Bush Awkward Kiss"
You must remember this, A kiss is still a kiss, a sigh is just a sigh, The fundamental things apply, As time goes by...
Will The Blasphemy Never Stop? Oh, Well, SCOTUS Says Obscenity's In The Beholder's Eye...
All I ever get in my eye is soot. The things I consider to be obscene are perfectly acceptible to most people: The effects of landmines, clusterbombs and napalm on children, in the name of empire. The deliberate starvation and witholding of medical care or shelter from millions of people, in the name of profit. Jay Leno on five nights a week in prime time, in the name of God!
The really awful realities of some things can go on forever, as far as the Powers That Be are concerned. But let something symbolic slip their grasp, and they mobilize immediately. Rampant official corruption and the growing political influence of the drug mafia's throughout Latin America and the U.S. have been going on for years, with no effective response from the high muckety-mucks here and abroad. But let an artist plunge a crucifix into his own urine; let a magazine publish an image of a contemporary model done up like the Virgin Mary; let an author write a novel about Islam's founder's wife, and the machinery of money and power suddenly starts up, and kicks into high gear. In rapid order, the art is condemned, the magazine issues a mea culpa, the book doesn't get published.
Is this because religion, the State and our corporate masters have only symbolic powers today? Or is it that we ourselves are only concerned with memes and metaphors, words and pictures, plays and movies, make-believe? We all know that children are starved, raped, molested, prostituted, sold, drugged, taken by armies, mutilated and murdered every day, yet we do nothing about this. It doesn't concern us. We simply put it out of our minds.
But if someone were to make or sell a book or a movie, or even just express a desire or an interest in doing these things, we would all be outraged and demand his or her job, if not his head, on the grounds of insanity or criminality. How crazy are we? The reality is OK, but the expression of the idea of the reality is not? As long as the terrible realities remain outside of our heads, banished from our awareness, it's all good? But once the awareness of these things begins to seep in through our eyes and ears, we wake up and start screaming until the images go away, like children's nightmares do once the lights come on. Is that how the world works, or fails to work?
Well, I've got some naked pictures to look at. Don't worry, they're not religious chicks. These women have officially designated as strumpets, approved for humiliation and masturbation and damnation. It's just an idea, an orgasm, isn't it? Well, some spasming, but that's involuntary. Like so much of life these days. Ah, freedom!
"Nude Virgin Mary cover prompts Playboy apology"
Virgins in "Playboy"! Ai, que milagro!
' A nude model resembling the Virgin Mary on the cover of the Mexican edition of Playboy magazine, published only days before a major Mexican festival dedicated to the mother of Jesus, prompted the company's U.S. headquarters on Friday to apologize. The magazine, which hit newsstands on December 1 as ceremonies began leading to Friday's pilgrimage to the Mexico City shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe, showed a model wearing nothing but a white cloth over her head and breasts. '
"Random House pulls novel on Islam, fears violence"
I'm gonna wait for the movie, if it is the will of Allah that it should be greenlighted.
' Publisher Random House has pulled a novel about the Prophet Mohammed's child bride, fearing it could "incite acts of violence." "The Jewel of Medina," a debut novel by journalist Sherry Jones, 46, was due to be published on August 12 by Random House, a unit of Bertelsmann AG, and an eight-city publicity tour had been scheduled, Jones told Reuters on Thursday. The novel traces the life of A'isha from her engagement to Mohammed, when she was six, until the prophet's death. Jones said that she was shocked to learn in May, that publication would be postponed indefinitely. "I have deliberately and consciously written respectfully about Islam and Mohammed ... I envisioned that my book would be a bridge-builder," said Jones. Random House deputy publisher Thomas Perry said in a statement the company received "cautionary advice not only that the publication of this book might be offensive to some in the Muslim community, but also that it could incite acts of violence by a small, radical segment." "In this instance we decided, after much deliberation, to postpone publication for the safety of the author, employees of Random House, booksellers and anyone else who would be involved in distribution and sale of the novel," Perry said. '
"Marking Our Turf: The Piss Christ Moment in America's Culture Wars"
Better to have them inside the tabernaculum pissing out, than outside pissing in.
' If you look at Andres Serrano’s Piss Christ now, it’s hard to see what the fuss was all about: a faintly discernible plastic Jesus submerged in a red-orange liquid. In 1989, though, it was one of the most incendiary images in America, the object of outrage among right-wing politicians like New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and United States senators Jesse Helms and Al D’Amato. That the government had helped to fund such art was an assault on common decency, a misappropriation of taxpayers’ dollars (and, of course, these elected officials questioned whether Piss Christ was “art”). In retrospect, the attack on Serrano (and photographer Robert Mapplethorpe) was the Fort Sumter of the cultural wars: the opening salvo in a conflict that would consume the country and have liberals on the defensive for much of the next 19 years. We didn’t know this at the time. What we did know was that the assault on Serrano and Mapplethorpe was a not-so-veiled attack on gay rights, that the issue of government funding of the arts is extraordinarily complex, that sex and censorship and patronage were at the core of the controversy, and that the whole thing was touching a lot of nerves. In short, we knew it was exactly the kind of subject L.A. Weekly should weigh in on. For the August 25-31 issue, art critic Ralph Rugoff provided a piece about Serrano and Mapplethorpe as artists; former associate editor Michael Lassell wrote about the effect on gay culture; and, most provocatively, columnist Michael Ventura condemned artists for taking money from the government. '
[Cross-posted at CoffeeHouseStudio by cosanostradamus.]
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