Skip to comments.Wesley J. Smith: Now NYT Book Reviewer Lauds Explicit Depiction of Bestiality
Posted on 02/07/2011 4:20:12 PM PST by wagglebee
A few days ago I complained about positive book reviews for a new book that partially involves explicit depictions of sexual intercourse between a chimpanzee and a woman, with the reviewers either lauding the bestiality or praising it with non damnation. I saw the acceptance of bestiality/literary porn as a disturbing symptom. Here is part of what I wrote in that post:
This is a real storm warming. Positive and pornographic depictions of bestiality are nothing to smile about or shrug off. Standing against the normalization or acceptance of bestiality is far more important than having our sensibilities offended. As I have written elsewhere, it is a crucial matter of defending and upholding human dignity.
And nowjust as I expectedthe grand dame of book review publications, the New York Times Book Review, seals the degeneration. Not only does the reviewer Christopher R. Behayes,of course! the editor of Harpersfind the bestiality perfectly fine, but he looks down his intellectual elite nose at those who wouldnt agree. From Primal Urges:
Hales daring is most obvious in his portrayal of the relationship between Bruno and Lydia, which eventually breaks the one sexual taboo even Nabokov wouldnt touch.
Such material will prove an insurmountable barrier to certain readers, the same ones who will never pick up Lolita. And the depictions of interspecies love are certainly discomfiting, but not for the reasons you might imagine. Ultimately, the point of these scenes is not to shock us but to ask what fundamentally makes us human, what differences inhere between a creature like Lydia and a creature like Bruno that disqualify the latter from the full range of human affection. In a twist that sounds heavy-handed when summarized but is expertly managed, Lydia suffers an illness that leaves her helpless and aphasic, reduced to her animal self, making the differences between the two seem even more superficial, and their need for each other even more moving..
Please. We rubes understand the subversive game that is afoot among the liberal intellegentsia when they laud works that undermine traditional morality, and more specificallyas in Behas statement quoted aboveapplaud destroying the principle that being human is something unique, important, and special.
Disdaining even fictional accounts of human/animal sexual intercourse is important to both upholding standards of moral decency and a proper respect for human exceptionalism. Color me disgusted, but alas, not surprised.
That the left is proud of this shows just how depraved our society is.
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South Park has gone too far this time.
Sounds like a description the marriage of James Carville to Mary Matalin.
I think I’m going to throw up.
LMAO - best line of the night
First comment on the thread, but you have to read the goop posted to get it.
I have had to steady my family many times since all this began. Be strong, be who you know you are, do what you know you should do no matter what you hear or see. Do all that is legal and do all that we as citizens of this most blessed land are responsible to do. For our Heavenly Father sees all, hears all, and in ‘that day’ He won't allow the accuser to say ‘his children’ didn't have their day.
It won't help how we all feel, this storm continues to gather strength, but it is only making me stronger and a lot less compassionate for some.
If God doesn’t judge our nation, He’s going to have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah.
God help us....
More Democrat voters?
There are individuals in this land doing things that will receive our Father's attention, ricky-tick!
This land was set aside and blessed long before we showed up. And anyone who comes here is blessed and changed. I don't care what Glenn Beck says!
I will never forgive her for breeding that POC.
You know Wagglebee I hear this sort of dastardly stuff in the workplace from time to time....coming from the youth I work with. It’s comical to them, with no concept of the gravity of sin it is....their ability to discern right from wrong has been entirely neutralized...there is no right from wrong.
I am afraid that I just don’t quite get what your point is.
What does Glenn Beck have to do with it?
So, does the monkey rip off her face afterwards?
There's nothing too vile for them to do ~ and on a regular basis.
Never turn your back on one of these pukes.
You know, during the ‘oil spill’ ole snake man got pretty mad at O44.
I told my better half that I bet ole Carville looked in the back of his closet to see if M had gotten rid of his white robes.
Next time you watch him, try listening.
The French already covered this in 1986; http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091498/
I don’t watch him.
I dust our TV on occasion.
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