Thursday, July 06, 2006

"Protect Yourself"


Above is an advertisement from Legends Condom company of Austrailia. The subtext reads "protect yourself."

The premise is that their condom will protect you from the little children who are being held back by latex.

I would like to call to mind two points this ad brings to light.

First, take a look at the kids. They are demonic! How many times walking down the street do you see kids like that? We all know about the terrible two's, and those fits that can try the patience of the best of us, but come on!

The first impression the viewer of this ad gets is that the child is somthing to be protected from. That one has to "be defended" from these little hellians. The exaggeration of these faces brings this to light on a very visible level. However, beneath those creepy faces, you have the mentality that kids will ruin your life. A person has sex for the orgasm; not only are they trying to forget about their natural fertility, their are supposed to be repulsed by it.

It follows that since our culture (typified by this ad) removes fertility from the picture, and even make it somthign to fear, that sex really becomes mutual masturbation. That is to say, one partner is not concered with the other, in fact, they must protect themselves from them, so in the end, one person just using the other for the orgasm. If one partner starts to think of the "f-word" (fertility), they have to think about the great mystery of the other person. They cease to be an object and you can start to see them as a great subject, a beauty to behold, a vessel for transmitting new life- a mystery that is worty of protecting- not somthing you have to be protected from. They cease to be an object for their gratification and instantly become the mother (father) and nurturer (protector) of their children.

The second point that is one that I think was accidental. By placing grown children behind huge rubber walls, Legends admitts that they are creating an artificial barrier to stop the most amazing process in the universe! The ads points out that sex if for babies and bonding, and the condoms will protect you from both. Copulation creates kids. That is its function. So say as such is not anitquanted, it is a biological fact. Sex is certainly more the process to make new life; but if our culture does away with the acts primary function it will start to look for secondary functions to replace it. Hence, the dispproportionate attention toward the individualistic pleasure seeking at the expense of the other partner and the potential children.
In respect to bonding, the point is obvious. Sex with condoms is like kissing with a pillow case. Recall the great scene from Naked Gun 33 1/3...That is not bonding, that is foolishness!

I have to admit, the first thought that came to mind when I saw this ad is, "I like it". I wish I had thought of that. Really. It shows accuratley what condoms do and the feelings they invoke. They keep children who meant to be here from ever gracing us with thier lives, their talents, their love. This ad also shows how the culture of death has transfomred the innocence and beauty of a child and turned them into demonic hellians. We tend to do the same when we are at war. We demonize our enemy. It is just sad we are demonizing these little kids so that our culture can have fruiless, lifeless, and selfish sex.

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