Universal Prostitution

Universal Prostitution, 1916

I wanted to write about this image. It turned into a moral quandary.

I’ve always liked it, but I didn’t realize what it was about in the grander scheme. The title is “Universal Prostitution.” The words that emanate from the gun fueled by sex, women, and ideology are (as best as I can translate them) “invitation to ignore the human body.”

I was searching around, and the image (I think) is an allusion to Marx.

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A Visit from Saint Nicholas by Robert Walter Weir, ca. 1837

It appears that Santa has grown both in stature and weight since the early nineteenth century.

Somehow, this seemed to be an appropriate parting shot for the silly season.