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The Fandom’s Use of Anthropomorphism and Cartoon Art for Its Predatory and Covert Endeavors

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on February 19, 2020

Cover 2This post will outline the use of art to promote philosophy. “Anthropomorphic art” is an interesting term. Anthropomorphism is the “attribution of human traits, emotions, or intentions to non-human entities.” Of course, since this is outside the realm of reality as we know it, this idea must be portrayed through art. There are no actual photographs of nonhuman objects with human traits, or at least human intellect and reason.

However, you may note, “reality as we know it.” Often, art is used to argue for  philosophies that claim we do not know reality, but only think we know reality. And this is a VERY common notion historically.  As noted in the book, anthropomorphic art, by its very definition, is the projection of an ideology through art.

Sure, there are going to be those in the movement who think it’s a cool art form and that’s the sum of it for them, but they are gong to be the minority in the movement and not what actually drives the movement. Core ideology drives a movement and the behavior that results from the ideology will always be present to some degree in the movement’s venue.

CLEARLY, the two founders of the Fandom are not much for cultural boundaries. The extent of their counterculture ideology is still being researched, but in regard to cultural sex boundaries, there are none that this author can find. In the beginning of the Fandom there were grand opportunities for the founders to make their feelings known but they remained silent while furry minions crushed the attempt to reform the Fandom.

Two elements are key here: art and comedy. I have already addressed anthropomorphism as an anti-humanity philosophy in other posts. Art and comedy are often bridges across cultural boundary moats. Through narratives, art can project ideas visually without stating it in a manifesto. Comedy gets the same kind of pass. When we object to a comedian’s statement about something political or religious that we find culturally offensive, we often hear, “Lighten up, it’s only comedy.” In America, politicians have even shown their supposed virtue for praising comedians that mock them publicly. We should all be able to laugh at ourselves at times, right?

Anthropomorphic art in cartoon form (comedy) is the perfect storm for promoting counterculture ideas. The best example of this is fanzines. Fanzines, or cartoon magazines, were a primary tool of the Fandom starting out, but of course, internet resources have taken over that role for the most part. With the combination of anthropomorphic art, cartoons, and Anime, the Fandom can project any and every sexual behavior and gender ideology known to mankind, and they do, and have from the very beginning.

As noted in other posts, at least regarding pedophilia, this serves as the promotion of ideas at the front door, and the grooming of children for certain acts at the backdoor.

In closing, I will cite an example. In one issue of a Furry zine, we have a cartoon narrative of Little Red Riding Hood. Of course, Little Red Riding Hood is a voluptuous female in her mid-thirties as depicted in the cartoon strip. The cartoon makes use of the traditional narrative until the very end where LRRH confidently tells the wolf that she thinks the wolf would really rather have sex with her than eat her. The wolf mentions that he ate a large meal earlier and agrees. Then LRRH jumps of him and compliments the wolf on how well endowed he is.

Is this an endorsement of bestiality? Of course it is. But does it get a pass from the accusation of being an overt promotion of such because it is art and comedy? Again, of course it does, that’s the whole purpose of using the particular genre.

The case made in the book takes the whole perspective into consideration to reveal what the ramifications are for our children.

paul

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