Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Behold Hump Day Is Upon Us!

After reading this article in the Nation about the depths that Kenyans have now stooped to in the aim of Westernization and to make money, I was extremely shocked and appalled. Yes Kenyans have sex, but remember just a few years we were the same people who were scandalised about sex related issues like AIDS being discussed openly. It seems that conservative nature of Kenyans that had local magazines like Men Only banned deserted us faster than I thought. We have slowly changed from the kind of people who would drop an old newspaper in front of a new vendor and signal him to slip in an issue of a Ugandan smut magazine to the kind of people who would star in local porn and with no shame buy it in the mail or at the nearest exhibition.

What worries me even more is that in our haste to embrace all that is Western. Sex isn't a Western concept but taping it and selling it for public consumption is unless someone out there has a research that tribe xyz used to have their local artist watch people have sex, inscribe it on scrolls and barter trade it to the village over the next ridge; I'll stick with that idea. As I was saying, even the seemingly boundless porn market in the West has regulation, checks and measures. The "performers" even have associations that look after their welfare. I highly doubt there is anything of the sort in the fledgling industry.

Anyway given the epidemic like spread of these videos, I doubt the underfunded and archaic Kenyan censorship board shall be able to do much about it. Also given the close knit nature of Kenyan society it's only a matter of time till the performers in these videos get recognised as they walk down the street. That kind of fame is hard to shrug off, so I hope they can handle the consequences of being stars of the small screen. 

It would have been foolish and idealistic of me to think that this day would never come but still I cry for my country.

Several minutes later, wipes tears, looks around and whispers...."Does anyone have one of those videos.....I want to watch one for research purposes only" 

My Head of Department and the CEO are out of the office for the next 2 days. Hello late arrival and late lunch! When the cat is away.....

Due to public demand (or should I say Eclipse), I have decided to wake my weary bones and attempt to finish the Drama Post series....

7 comments:

31337 said...

indeed is Hump day. :-)

drama post is awaited eagerly.

ndungu said...

try kenya4.com if u pay for shipping i can get some local stuff..

Mwangi said...

Until we actually take a very conscious, deliberate approach to sex and our sexuality this type of thing seems like its only bound to get worse.

In fact I am willing to bet that this has probably been going on for years if not decades.

Unless we take the reins on this we'll just end up in our lovely country with yet another group of exploited people: young women on the porn tapes.

I hope articles like this one will cause enough pain in the right people who can do something about it (I feel guilty saying I can't be the one who can't do something that's for sure)

gishungwa said...

LMAO@research purposes.
Weary bones child what have yo been up to, utajitetea ukiwa wapi?
Drama post awaited!Enjoy self-rule

Eclipse said...

Yipee.... my efforts are bearing fruits...

speaking of those moves...almost every man has one stashed somewhere just try searchin any comp for files over 200MB ul find them..ofcourse renamed and with a wierd extention most likely .pst (tehehehhe)

Acolyte said...

@ 31337
Indeed the day has come!
@ ngungu
Lol, I shall see you kando; just for research purposes...
@ mwangi
I agree with you that we need to examine what path we are heading down lest we find ourselves in a very bad place.
Sadly the people making these videos will only realise the consequences when it is far too late.
@ gish
Niko hapa hapa! Kazi kama kawaida
@ eclipse
You have given me jobo vile the brain is rusty! Lmao @ hiding and renaming files, I have a pal who hides them in program files...

neal said...

It seems that conservative nature of Kenyans that had local magazines like Men Only banned deserted us faster than I thought. We have slowly changed from the kind of people who would drop an old newspaper in front of a new vendor and signal him to slip in an issue of a Ugandan smut magazine to the kind of people who would star in local porn and with no shame buy it in the mail or at the nearest exhibition.
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