Monday, January 23, 2012
Monarch Project analysis as potential disinformation, once again
Obviously, most of the "occult-symbolism-in-the-media" sites function as jack off material for social conservatives while simultaneously providing fuel for fundamentalist agendas. And although there isn't necessarily anything wrong with being physically attracted to someone who has been through an abusive situation, it becomes more than a little exploitative when people start speculating in graphic detail about the particular abuses (almost always sexual) that celebrities may or may not have suffered through. Of course, this speculation is typically treated as fact, and almost invariably occurs without the consent of the celebrity in question. Think about it like this: if your mother and/or wife was raped, would you want someone to publish the explicit details of that assault on the internet, or to spraypaint those explicit details on walls all around town? Probably not, right? In fact, you might even be inclined to go out and cause physical harm to someone who decided to do this (not that I am in any way recommending that course of action). Because, in a situation where someone you cared about was directly affected, hopefully there would be more of an understanding about the obvious way that publicizing details of sexual assault can vastly further the trauma said victim was already experiencing. So why treat celebrities as if they are less than human and not deserving of the same respect?