Saturday, January 06, 2007

Wingnuts: They're not just for America any more

I sometimes think that the entire emotional basis for conservative intolerance comes back to that feeling of guilt most immature males feel immediately after they jerk off. Beyond all reason or analysis, this primal responses tells them that masturbation must be wrong, and, therefore, everything they fantasize about when they masturbate must also be wrong, and, therefore, it is their god given duty to make sure none of the rest of us ever have the opportunity to repeat their grievous errors.

You'd think that, given our national sense of arrogant entitlement and exceptionalism, this peculiar derivation of the natural desire to cleanse the world of all temptation to indecency and improprietry would be limited to our own borders. But, nooooooooo:

MUMBAI (AFP) - A court in central India has heard statements from a lawyer complaining that an on-screen kiss by Bollywood belle Aishwarya Rai and co-star Hrithik Roshan contravened the country's strict laws against obscenity.


The court in the city of Indore recorded statements from a local lawyer, Shailendra Dwivedi, who filed the complaint over last year's biggest Bollywood grossing film, "Dhoom 2" (Have a Blast 2).

The case is set to be heard on January 25.

"I have already submitted details of the film, the controversial scene, alongside newspaper write-ups and photographs," Dwivedi, a self-confessed moral conduct crusader, told AFP Friday.

"My conscience made me file this case. The movie cannot be watched by Indian families as it depicts vulgarity," he said.

His complaint is based on section 292 (vulgarity) and section 509 (derogatory to women) of the Indian Penal Code, and states that "Dhoom 2 lowered the dignity of Indian women and gave an obscene message to India's youth".

In the movie, Hrithik kisses former Miss World Aishwarya inside a house, just after a Brazilian carnival sequence. Although many Bollywood productions feature raunchy dance scenes, actual kissing is rarely shown on-screen.

The film, a sequel to the hit biker-gangster film "Dhoom", collected 1.65 billion rupees (37 million dollars) worldwide.

Dwivedi has in the past filed a case against Bollywood director J.P. Dutta's "LoC Kargil" after the Indian flag was shown wrongly draped.

He has also filed a case against famed Indian painter M.F. Husain for painting Hindu goddesses in the nude.


Yes, astonishing though it is, India has its very own Reverend Donald Wildmon.

Personally, I blame those effete liberal elitists in Hollywood. Without their corrupt and atheistic influence, India would still be an upright, decent, God-fearing nation of cow-worshipping pantheistic Hindus and humble, reverential Muslims.

3 Comments:

At 11:40 AM, Blogger Opus P. Penguin said...

Unfortunately it seems to be a world-wide pandemic. Or is that redundant?

 
At 12:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

uh, hi.

i'm from india, and the "any more" part can be removed. we've had them forever, and in fact they were in power till the last elections

you don't really think humans are different everywhere do you? we are really all the same.

 
At 1:50 PM, Blogger Handsome said...

Opus,

I've heard the phrase 'global pandemic' a lot. But it may be redundant, I don't know.

Adi,

Well, I was genuinely hoping that the insanity was only here in America. Foolish of me, I know. Thanks for dropping by, though. I appreciate the response.

 

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