The Last Furlong

Comments on the race of life.

The commonification of the brutal


Yesterday, I watched Mr Furlong enjoying his violoporn movie on TV.  I refused to watch.

I wondered how weird it was that now public executions, torture, child labour, any violent behaviour, smacking children even, filth, illness, poverty and death are judged unacceptable in our modern western society, and even the most innocuous words are “abuse” if they hurt other’s feeling, that such ghastly violence and language is dished up to us as “entertainment” in movies and films.

And in this secular age, we enter into the realms of illogical fantasy – always violent fantasy – by resurrecting old-fashioned Gods and mythical creatures that offer us gratuitous suffering – rubbish, actually.

We are served up movie plots (and series) that are pastiches of the grotesque, the abnormal, the ugly, the disgusting, the shocking.

Mr Furlong is a gentle man. Yet he will watch what I call violoporn movies (and never fall asleep as he would in a documentary, say) with a beatific smile on his face.

I have to assume there are not enough public floggings, beheadings, burning of witches at the stake, lynch mobs, torture chambers, fire-breathing dragons, Gods that strike us down with bolts of lightning and/or suffering in our lives.

What was once common, is now so rare, we have to manufacture the brutal so people can enjoy it!

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Author: Elizabeth

I'm someone also pounding the Path, just like you.. I'm retired, going into Old Age and loving my life. I'm hoping to remain happy and well for as long as possible. Old Age is not SO bad - yet!

4 thoughts on “The commonification of the brutal

  1. I am so glad to read your reaction to this pollution of our world! Why are we so determined to put ourselves and our children through this barbaric way of life?

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    • Well, absolutely Catherine. My yesterday post where the video ends with “We must never accept ugliness as a form of beauty” is actually how society is being corrupted I think.


  2. I agree- I still reel at TV Shows and films being more than happy to depict stuff which will rattle around my OCDness , and rob me of sleep, for months- every cruelty, perversion, barbarity and violence known to man in glorious techno-splatter …yet they will not show someone smoking a cigarette! It’s fine to show full on rape ( and even murder) as long as the rapist is white and doesn’t enjoy a post forced-coital smoke!

    O/T- latest AR update here, with one to follow this week if my baby-sitting duties allow:

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