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Nazi uniforms

Thanks to torchsoul for lending me this book, here is a quote that just made me laugh out loud. Context: A chapter about fascism and imagery following on from a chapters about decadence, deviance and lots and lots of fun was a note on how the Fascists oppressed all of this in their will towards "purity" of some kind. Then, in modern times:

"The SS officer, with his monocle and black leather riding boots, has been transformed into a decadent figure familiar to all popular fetish clubs - partly due to the unhealthy idea that, as the twentieth centuries most infamous oppressors, Nazis make good models for the recreational sadist. Susan Sontag made a detailed study of this sinister idea in Under the Sign of Saturn, in which she writes: "Between sadomasochism and fascism there is a natural link. Fascism is theatre... as is sadomasochistic sexuality.... expert costumers and choreographers as well as performers, in a drama that is all the more exciting because it is forbidden to ordinary people."
The Nazis as an icon of erotic fascination have much to do with their sense of visual drama. As conservative American humorist P. K. O'Rourke puts it, "I've often been called a Nazi an, although it is unfair, I don't let it bother me for one simple reason. No one has ever had a fantasy about being tied to a bed and sexually ravished by someone dressed as a liberal"
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"Dissecting Marilyn Manson" by Gavin Baddeley

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I think part of it is also due to the SS use of torture to extract information from resistance groups in the areas they conquored. Quite often the interrorgators were professionals who only used pain to perform thier job as needed. Tales of French Resistance fighters dying before answering any questions only added to their reputation as sadist; After all, every person on the planet will crack if the proper procedure is followed in torturing a prisoner for information. Only a sadist will use excesive force and kill off a 'client' before breaking him/her. That or some one who has no idea what they are doing.
Of course there is the whole idea of a powerful no nonsence man wearing black leather is quite sexy; And if he is dangerous and ruthless... even more so! Nazis, Hell's Angels and even cops (in America) have that mystique to them. Add in a sense of drama and theatre and no wonder I find the image of a blonde woman dressed in a SS She-Bitch outfit so sexy. :)

Re: Pain as pleasure

Gavin Baddeley goes into what you're talking about (the fetish aspect) for a whole chapter, you might find it interesting to read the whole thing, it's a wealth of information.

Re: Pain as pleasure

Thank you... I will read that asap. :)

I've added this quote to a bit on Fascist Imagery on http://www.dpjs.co.uk/enema.html

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