THANATOPHILIA:FANTASY OR REALITY OF OUR SOCIETIES ?
“We are talking about material of the most serious and extreme kind: serious sexual violence, bestiality and necrophilia.”
In the age of constant madness, when the boundaries between normal and absurd are endangered, being shocked is a privilege for many. We are digesting so many bad things on the daily level that we aren’t really capable to feel anything but indifference to the phenomena that ruin our human race and all progress we have done till now. The homo sapiens has forgotten how to be horrified, disgusted or sad. The menu of idiotism that is served to us does not allow us to act anymore but only to see, hear and leave behind. Like it is not our society, like it is not our world, like it is not our civilization.
Sweden has always been known as a very liberal country. If it is not allowed somewhere else, it must be allowed in Sweden. In many cases, their progressive ideology is a good advantage but in some cases, it could be a disadvantage, the debacle of common sense, the failure of the whole human race. One year ago, The Independent has written about the attempts of the youth wing of the Swedish Liberal People’s Party to legalize incest and necrophilia. That was controversial for Sweden itself and there is no way that such regulations will be empowered anytime soon in this country but the area of such debate is opened. The main question is: who could ever come on that idea and why? The Stockholm branch of the mentioned party is interested to promote those sadistic values because they believe that sex must be a free choice and not defined by law. In this situation, they do not want to be limited by law to not have sex with their siblings (at the age of consent) and to not have sex with dead people. According to The Independent, they have voted on a motion to repeal Swedish laws that address incest and necrophilia:”But Cecilia Johnsson, president of LUF Stockholm, says that just because some people don’t think something is right and moral doesn’t mean it should be illegal. ‘I understand that [incest] can be considered unusual and disgusting,’ she said, ‘but the law cannot stem from it being disgusting.’According to her, the current laws on the books are protecting no one and may in fact be criminalizing people for consensual sex.”
The worst chapter of their manifest is accent on necrophilia, sexual activities with corpses. This term has a synonym- thanatophilia and it is known as a form of paraphilia in the Diagnostic and Statistic Manual of the American Psychiatric Association. That is a fascination, mostly sexualy and erotically , with the dead bodies. The act involves active and passive obsession with the corpses. The first one consists of sexual reunion with the dead person, based on romantic feelings, the sadistic sweetness of possessing the non-resisting partner or expression of power over a victim in the situation of homicide. In many records of FBI, the sadistic sexual killers have also combined the elements of necrophilia,sexually misused the victim post-mortem.The second one is based on imagination and fantasy.
The necrophilia itself was the silent follower of the evolutionary. It hasn’t been spoken too much about it, but it was known in the Ancient Egypt and Greece. The other archaic cultures had also the individuals who suffered from necrophilia but on different levels and sometimes in the shadow of the public interest.
Somewhere around 1850, the Belgian scientist Joseph Guislain came out with the term nécrophiles in his research study about a severe mental illness on the case of Francois Bertrand, the sergeant in the French army, the man known as Vampire of Montparnasse, the one accused and arrested for necrophilia. His story was shocking at the time it started. Bertrand exhumed the bodies of men and women from the graveyard and he had a sexual acts with them. He even has written the paragraph about his own feelings regarding the act with the dead body of 16-year-old girl:“I covered it with kisses and pressed it wildly to my heart. All that one could enjoy with a living woman is nothing in comparison with the pleasure I experienced. After I had enjoyed it for about a quarter of an hour, I cut the body up, as usual, and tore out the entrails. Then I buried the cadaver again.” The medical experts of Bertrand’s time has classified him as sadistic and mentally disordered person with the typical signs of necrophilia. He was jailed for one year.
Now, we are going back to Sweden and Ms. Johnsson that fights for possible regulations about necrophilia in liberal Swedish system. What is all about ?How can anyone supports such an act? She claims that necrophilia should be legal only in the situation when those corpses consented to that for their lifetime:“You should get to decide what happens to your body after you die, and if it happens to be that someone wants to bequeath their body to a museum or for research, or if they want to bequeath to someone for sex, then it should be okay.” For this young liberal leaders from Sweden, the necrophilia is almost the same as scientific project Body Farm. I found this opinion of them very disturbing because it shows how low we are falling down and where is that bottom line of our shame?
In the USA is a penalty for necrophilia but then there are people who claim that this regulation is only fictional and that there are several American states that do not directly outlaw the problem of necrophilia. Some politicians believe these are “loopholes in the law” and it is problem how to issue this topic in the U.S. legal system where some countries ban sodomy but have nothing against necrophilia although the both are disgusting. Aaron Vega, 45, is trying to get the law changed in Massachusetts and to push the system to make direct regulations against it. The states such as Kansas and Louisiana, Oklahoma and North Carolina, the law is swallow on the ground. I do not claim here that those states do not have legal framework against necrophilia but most of them are not sure how to deal with the real incident. The possible solution is addressing as the sexual assault against a partner who can’t give a consent, some kind of a crime against nature. One legal theorist John Troyer has written that the main problem about the right legal exposure of necrophilia is that the dead body is only a quasi-subject before the law. Just this definition has made a lot of problem in the courts:“In Wisconsin a few years back, three young men were arrested while trying to dig up a corpse for sex. Since the state didn’t have an explicit necrophilia ban, they were charged with attempted sexual assault for their intent to have sex with an unwilling party. But an appeals court threw out their conviction, saying a corpse isn’t a person under state law, and therefore consent isn’t an issue.”
The courts are more concerned about the rise of epidemics due to the breaking into the graveyards than for the disrespecting of the dead bodies. We are talking about people who passed away and whose after death peace is ruined by mentally disfigured living dead. One necrophile has written in his hidden online diary and interview that every necrophile need to be smart and organized to perform the passion. He actually described that in California is more important to not be caught breaking into the home of dead than to sexually communicate with the corpses. He even suggested to his fellows to use protection because of the numerous diseases they can possibly get from the dead people they picked up for their sexual perverted games.
There is no much time for our madness to be caught and like a beast, to be leashed. I have no words anymore, just tears for all years of evolution that went wrong way.
BAN NECROPHILIA, SIGN THE PETITION!