I love all the media reports saying that these Instagram photos posted by 20 year old Israeli soldier Osher Maman are “disturbing.” Who are they kidding?
The kid may be wasted, but he’s an expert at self-presentation. Alongside his love for his weapon, he’s also super patriotic with his star of David and the galaxy tattoo above his left nipple.
Compared to torture, arbitrary killing, and daily humiliation of the occupied Palestinians, these photos seem sweet and completely harmless. Reminds me of the manufactured controversy over the Israeli occupation soldiers dancing to Kei$sha’s Tik Tok during their patrol.
Thank you, blessed interwebs, for providing us with this brief entertainment.
Amidst the fear over quakes, water safety, and radioactive fallout, I do not mean to come off as a paranoid conspiracy theorist, or even an antiquated “mother earth” feminist. Still, it is impossible to ignore, in all the dioramas, illustrations, and video footage all the penis-shaped technologies at the heart of Japan’s natural and man-made disaster.
Most obviously, the six reactors at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant are all boxes (or were boxes, until the explosions) that cleverly conceal what appears to be a giant dildo of radioactive nuclear fuel rods, with torus doughnuts of water at the base and a steel containment vessel pointing this unholy mess of danger and energy sky-ward.
Japan’s protector/daddy/occupier the US military flew its Global Hawk man-less planes to take detailed images of the disaster. These are the drones that support the video distance warfare that delivers bombs throughout Afghanistan, Iraq, and now Libya. It’s good that these planes have some non-military uses, although I nearly spit out my drinking water when I saw on television these giant black penises flying through the air.
The storyline seems to be that we are dependent on reckless technology that happens to look like enormous penises. And that we can only contain the damage they cause by employing their similarly shaped flying cousins. We are then treated to a parade of government officials, energy company spokespeople, and nuclear epxerts– all of whom seem to be male– who promise vaguely that everything is mostly under control.
What is your favorite penis-shaped disaster technology?