Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Zoo's company

My friend Drusilla writes in an e-mail (published with permission):

Caros todos -

I just finished reviewing a series of German emails. They're spam - mostly advertisements for Viagra and similar drugs. Perhaps it's because I'm on so much pain medicine but it suddenly struck me that something was very bizarre about them. They all went on in rather graphic detail about how they would enhance a man's experience. Most of them promised a man that he would be able to have sex like an animal be all sorts of other things. And, at the same time, there was a great deal of assurance that all would be sent in discreet packaging.

The message seems to be become like an animal, behave like an animal but don't let anyone know. Deny your humanity but hide your denial behind a human form.

It's scary, pure madness, totally unfathomable. If being like an animal is so great, why hide it? If it is shameful and must be hidden, why do it?