Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Gore Theater

Anyone who has been stuck in traffic knows it seems like human nature to want to see gore.  This is the sentiment behind the author of an article about a man recently arrested who was doing snuff films on the Internet.  The article goes on to talk about various snuff sites on the web and the mentality behind them.  These kinds of videos are not just common in other countries but the US as well and apparently it is not illegal to watch a snuff film online.
It may not be illegal, but it is highly disturbing to me.  I can’t imagine anyone would want to consistently watch this genre.  I do like to watch CSI and I suppose it is not really any different than that, but I do not rubberneck on the highway.  I even get upset seeing a dead animal on the road, and I do get a little squeamish when I see blood.  Maybe that’s the real reason why I have decided not to eat meat.  Anyway, I remember having to clean up a large amount of blood when a friend put his arm through a window and I had to take him to the ER.  I got pretty nauseated smelling it when I came back to clean it up.  But I definitely draw the line at watching people getting their limbs ground up in a meat grinder.
I am constantly amazed at the different things that get people off.  I can understand porn but I can’t understand gore.  I can even understand reality shows, but I think that people who get off on watching someone being dismembered while alive needs psychological help.  Maybe it’s just me.

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