Saturday, January 14, 2006


Torture imagery in pop culture...
A man, one of many, who is tied at the wrists and bound at the legs. A young child is preparing to slice into this unlucky fellow as if for instruction by his guardian. Interestingly, this young lad at the same time caresses the victim's face.

Perhaps the purpose of this scene is to suggest that torture is pleasant and somehow good? My mind was curious as to which country would produce such a product - as Canada is full of Made in China products. THE PRODUCT IS OF THE U.S.A. It is imported for the Great Atlantic & Pacific Company of Canada Limited and is sold under the brand name 'Master Choice.'

Is the concept of torture being placed into our subconscious through products such as these?