PostPube at YouTube
In the ’90s the narratives of the teenagersâ€™ adventures were broken up by short breaks in which Beavis and Butt-Head watched music videos and made fun of them. Today, post-pubescents are at YouTube watching the bootleg video of Saddamâ€™s hanging. This is the first real snuff film Beavis and Butt-Head have been â€œauthorizedâ€ to view so we shouldnâ€™t expect much from their critique.
Butt-Head: â€œWhoa! Those dudes with black hoods are cool!â€
Beavis: â€œYeah, eh heh heh, theyâ€™re those Ku Klux Klan guys.â€
Butt-Head: â€œThe Klan guys wear white hoods, dumbass. Thatâ€™s the Arab government.â€
Beavis: â€œThe Arab government is cool.â€¦heh, heh. Kill him. Hang him… heh, heh, heh.â€
The cell phone video of Saddam’s hanging has spread across the Internet through YouTube and other file-sharing sites. It is also being broadcast on satellite channels and sold hand-to-hand in Baghdad. With its broadcast the execution has lost even the pretense of being the lawful action of a legitimate government and is now viewed simply as an act of Shiite-on-Sunni revenge accomplished with the aid of the occupying American army.
The audio of the footage clearly reveals the bitter final verbal exchange between Saddam and his tormenting hooded executioners.
As the Sunni leader drops through the metal trapdoor his final prayer, the “Shahadah” or the testimony of faith, is caught short: “There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is his prophet. There is no god but Allah and Muhammad…” —IslamOnline
Hamlet was afraid that if he killed Claudius in prayer, his uncle might escape the punishment of hell and go to heaven. Similarly Saddam killed in mid-prayer achieves martyrdom and paradise in the minds of the faithful, Sunni and Shiite alike.
Back in America, Beavis and Butt-Head will watch and review the new snuff film with the same mind-set they have when watching music videos. Soon the infectious nature of their Evil Innocence will have the whole of the democratic free world laughing again.
Who can forget the iconic image of Lynndie England, the ugly she-man, grinning and pointing at an Iraqi prisoner-of-war’s cock?
The image has shocked, sickened and outraged people. But more importantly, it has captured the imagination of young men and women all around the world who don’t give much of a shit about anything. The result is a new craze called “doing a Lynndie”. If you aren’t “doing a Lynndie” now, you soon will be.
2 thoughts on “PostPube at YouTube”
I can’t disagree that the Saddam snuff film isn’t anything other than horrible, I must ask why the author found it necessary to impugn Lynndie England’s physical attractiveness, calling her “an ugly she-man.” Isn’t her behavior or her character the issue, not her appearance? Oh, I forgot… judging women by their appearance is always fair game. Way to raise the discourse.
I agree. It grated on me as well. Commentary on the Bad Gas in culture, or promotion of same?Â Â The authors (Bad Gas http://badgas.co.uk/credits/) have no ambivalence about hosting (and promoting)Â the “doing a Lynndie” on their website.
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