Thursday, July 06, 2006

"Hadji Girl" Song Turns Stalking and Murder Into Good Clean Fun

First, if this song, "Hadji Girl" about a soldier killing an entire Iraqi family, including the girl he loves and the defense of it -- as something fun -- doesn't disturb you deeply, you terrify me.

Second, I believe this song and the alleged rape of an Iraqi girl/woman in Mahmudiyah and the murder of her and her family are two sides of the same sickening coin. A coin that wasn't first minted in war.

The defenders of this song say the "Hadji girl" lured the Marine to an ambush, but since by the song's own premise the girl speaks no English and the Marine speaks no Arabic, the luring is all body language. And since at least one study shows that men see sexual messages that aren't there, it is more likely that the fictional Marine became a stalker obsessed with this girl even if he doesn't identify himself as such.

It isn't war that creates sexual obsession since many women in countries where there is no war find themselves the victims of stalkers who insist they are in love. War just gives the obsessed man an obvious way to get away with making sure no other man will ever have the woman he believes rightfully belongs to him.

Yet in that same fantasy (in the song and in the alleged attack) is a hatred so deep that intentionally causing the violent death of a child -- and the object he desires -- and an entire family are actions to celebrate.

If you think that is love, I hope you are never in love.

This passage neatly turns the obsessed Marine, and eventual murderer, into the victim:

Then she said that she wanted me to see. [Without speaking English]
She wanted me to go meet her family [Without speaking English]
But I, well, I couldn't figure out how to say no.
Cause I don't speak Arabic.
Notice how flimsy the excuse is? Like he wouldn't have followed her home if he knew the Arabic word for no. Yeah, right.

This turnabout into victimhood is nothing new to rape victims, we've been hearing it from rapists and rape apologists for years. Our being raped is our fault since men can't control their urges.

And something is wrong with us if we don't find this funny?

And then there's this: Music producer: Marine has temporarily shelved "Hadji Girl" song

Only temporarily shelved? As soon as the real life version of this song drops from the news, then it's okay to celebrate the murder of people trying to protect their daughter?

From Never Yet Melted: Feminist Paranoia Runs Amok Over Hadji Girl Song:

Whatever happened or didn't happen in Mahmoudiya hasn't got a thing to do with the song.
And, until feminists like [Heart] develop the capacity for logical thought, and grow a sense of humor, no sensible member of the patriarchy will ever take them seriously.

If we all should find a little ditty about sexual obsession and the subsequent deadly slaughter hilarious, this man should be amused by a clever little foreign-language ditty about a man seeing an American girl and instantly deciding -- despite a lack of a shared language -- that he was in love and had been invited to follow her home and how when the girl's father (a racist obviously) unexpectedly pulled out a weapon, he used the younger daughter as a human shield and was the only one to live through the encounter.

It starts and ends like this: "Blah, blah, compassionate conservatives. Guns, guns, war on illegals." [remainder in foreign language]

Come on all you sensible men of the patriarchy who know something is wrong with women who don't think "Hadji Girl" is funny, sing this humorous little ditty. We'll title it, "Conservative American Hometown Girl."

In case you've forgotten the last part of "Hadji Girl" before the final refrain, here it is for you. And look, we only need to add a single word before translating this passage into a foreign language.

So I grabbed her little sister, and pulled her in front of me.
As the bullets began to fly
The blood sprayed from between her eyes
And then I laughed maniacally
Then I hid behind the TV
And I locked and loaded my M-16
And I blew those little [conservative] f*ckers to eternity.
Is it funny, now?

I pray your answer is no.

Update (7/7):

AmericaBlog: Bush administration turns a blind eye to hate groups in military

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posted by Marcella Chester @ 12:06 AM   2 comments links to this post


At July 06, 2006 9:15 AM, Blogger Holly Desimone said...

It is a very sad state of affairs, since all women around the world, ARE MOTHERS, DAUGHTERS, SISTERS, COUSINS. WE ALL FATHER'S, SOME ARE GOOD MEN, SOME ARE NOT AT ALL! Stand up for the rights of women, prevent the abuse.
It should not matter, unfortuately wealth, race, politics are involved with the rights of women, to be properly protected. THE POLITICS ARE LETTING MANY WOMEN BE DEGRADED!

At July 14, 2006 4:03 PM, Anonymous Koneko said...

"And, until feminists like [Heart] develop the capacity for logical thought, and grow a sense of humor, no sensible member of the patriarchy will ever take them seriously."

So until femenists stop viewing racist, hatefilled and frankly terrifying songs about the violent death of the family of the girl that the marine supposedly "loved" as something disturbing and quit speaking out against it, you refuse to listen to us?
Well that's nice. You better get some damn good earplugs and be prepared to go and hide in a dark room for the rest of your life. Because I really don't think I will ever find using a small girl as a shield, and being stalked funny.


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