Skip to comments.Cotton Mather Had a Point
Posted on 01/22/2007 12:52:23 PM PST by .cnI redruM
It Happens. So its Part of What We Are. Said Robinson Devor on behalf of his new film about bestiality inflicted by men upon horses.
Now, Ive heard every miserable and pathetic excuse in the book. We have successfully defined deviancy down to the bedrock and dont have a sharp enough drill bit to sink it any lower. Daniel Patrick Moynihan would turn over in his grave, but not if Robinson Devor, the director of the movie Zoo, were anywhere near his final resting place.
Devors decent into the depths of human depravity was unveiled at this years Sundance Film Festival. Devors new masterpiece examines the aesthetic aspects of man-on-horse sexual relationships. No, Im not exaggerating or making this up. Cine dArte now features aesthetic discussions of man-on-horse sexuality.
Im not reacting angrily to the fact that Robinson Devor decided to make a movie about bestiality. Im angry that he acts as if bestiality involves never having to say that youre sorry. Im even more thoroughly angry that this movie got a glowing review from Kenneth Turin of The Los Angeles Times.
"I aestheticized the sleaze right out of it." Devor claims proudly. Im sure the creative geniuses that brought us Laughing Tongues also felt proud of the money shots. However, there are some things you cant aestheticize the sleaze right out of. Getting your rocks off on a defenseless animal would have to belong on that list.
Twenty-five American soldiers dying in Iraq makes me sad, but I believe we can persevere through that. We made it past The Death March of Bataan and the landscape turned red at Anteitam. America can accept pain and suffering and still survive.
Yet, if this is what our nations artistic avant-garde admires, can we remain long on this earth as a nation? Isnt our cultural heritage something we fight for? If this is the America the world sees at the movies, who can blame Osauma if he hates us. This cannot be what we are letting ourselves become.
The Sundance Film Festival propaganda describes the film as follows:
The cinematic language invented for the film permits us to examine where we draw the line, how much perversity we can tolerate in others. In a broader sense, Zoo is really about thresholds. What can we stand to know, and, more importantly, what can we stand to accept?
These guys get their enjoyment from sexually molesting horses. Should I really have to examine whether Id find this beyond the pale of acceptable human desires? Are there people sitting near my cube in the office thinking? Gosh, why do we get so bent out of shape over guys who molest the livestock? Not if our society is any way worth approving.
On most moral issues, Id probably aggravate a healthy plurality of the modern Conservative Movement. I really dont care what two human beings above any reasonable age of consent do to one another by mutual agreement and in the privacy of their own homes. It's just that there has to be a limit to the level of acceptable behavior somewhere. A grate has to be installed above the sewer.
It Happens. So its Part of What We Are. Devor pontificates.
"I aestheticized the sleaze right out of it." Devor brags.
Devor cannot be right in either assertion. He cannot be deemed logical if we are to remain civilized. A line has to be drawn somewhere to arrest this appalling moral decay. It has gotten bad enough that Im thinking that maybe mean old Reverend Cotton Mather legitimately had a point.
What Cotton Mather have right? Burning witches?
It will be interesting to see if Hollywood buys this.
I wonder what PETA thinks?
It Happens. So its Part of What We Are.
That's the mindset of the Borg.
actually, it's horse-on-man, not the other way around.
Perhaps they should ask "Mr. Ed."
I SO! don't want assimilated...
Oh,horse on MAN.THATS different then.
One of my ancestors was murdered in that stupidity.
as well as the old adage "it is better to give than receive."
I know! It makes my skin crawl...
Now that's a horse of a different color...
Remember when a man on horseback was merely a symbol of rank authoritarianism?
I heard the equine was"hung like a horse".
Mr. Ed, why are you smoking a cigarette with your owner?
Don't you two know that's bad for you guys?
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This stuff is getting more revolting by the day! Compared to this, "Brokeback Mountain" would be considered a "wholesome movie for the whole family."
Well, as long as they aren't smoking cigarettes or being Global Warming skeptics, most anything goes. ;~((
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