Monday, April 28, 2008

Asshole

I was supposed to comment on this last week but work got in the way. Was reminded because it showed up on Pharyngula yesterday, focusing on Dakay's statement.

Some of my earliest posts (even before the mailing list) were about curfews for people under 18. I was against them because they punished the innocent instead of solving the problem. And while drug and gang related violence may be reduced by keeping kids off the streets, wouldn't it have made more sense to try and arrest drug dealers and gang bangers?

Dakay's reaction to this "scandal"* is another case of punishing the victim, a consequence of widely missing an important point: the guy didn't shove the thing up his ass voluntarily, the guy he hired (and insulted, dyutay daw) did it after he passed out drunk. If anything, the lesson here is to not insult the tools of someone's trade lest you find analog of said tools literally shoved up yours.

The guy suffered enough. It was doubled by the insensitivity displayed by the hospital** staff and tripled by the intern who uploaded it to Youtube. The prudent (and sensitive) thing for the bishop to have done was to quote Jesus ("let he who is without sin cast the first stone...") and offer consolation to the victim. Of course a caveat on homosexual sex has to be issued, but it wouldn't have been the issue.

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*Which reminds me, I have to put it in context for the Pharyngulites. Everything sex-related on video here (including the Jollibee mascot pole dancing) is a "scandal."

** Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center. Can you blame them, their hospital was named after the father of people who used to make a living out of ass jokes and toilet humor?

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

"The guy suffered enough. It was doubled by the insensitivity displayed by the hospital staff and tripled by the intern who uploaded it to Youtube."

Tama. Wala sa lugar yung comment nung bishop. Sa pagkakaalam ko, the church should teach us to love the guilty, too... lalo na kung nagsisisi na at kung meron naman ng kabayaran kung ano mang kasalanan ginawa niya. Kasalanan yung homosexual act... pero yung issue naman is yung pag-video at pag-post sa YouTube ng isang bagay na dapat ay confidential.

Naalala ko tuloy yung Untraceable.

missingpoints said...

Whether he had homosexual sex or not is hardly relevant. Someone got angry and shoved a can up his ass. If it were a woman the bishop would be berating the doctors.