Monday, April 12
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Sex and the Second Amendment

Sex and the Second Amendment

community, conflict, conservatism, Consitution, culture, Ethics, Fear, Freud, Guns, Initiation, Masculinityu, Men, Politics, Rites of passage, Rituals, Second Amendment, Sexuality, Spirituality, Supreme Court, violence
This "Skeptic's Collection" column was first published in October of 2014. But in light of the recent mass shootings in, e.g., Las Vegas, NV, Sutherland Springs, TX, and Parkland, FL, it seems appropriate to reprint it now, especially given that the bravery, eloquence, and conscience of the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in the latter city seem to have eventuated -- at least so we may hope -- a kind of moral conversion of the public debate on gun control. This column may well also be published as an essay in the Be-Zine, the other e-periodical for which I write. That is quite all right. To quote Mao Zedong:  "Let a hundred flowers bloom". I want to add my modest impetus to the newly "woke" consciousness regarding the Second Amendment. A well-regulated militia, ...
Welcome Back Uncle Sigmund! … Trump, Brexit, Televangelists’ Hang-Ups and the Return of the Repressed

Welcome Back Uncle Sigmund! … Trump, Brexit, Televangelists’ Hang-Ups and the Return of the Repressed

Archetypes, awareness, bigotry, Challenge, Change, citizenship, community, Compassion, conflict, conservatism, Consitution, critical judgment, culture, election year, Freud, immigration, Islam, Jung, justice, Minorities, multiculturalism, Psychoanalysis, racism, Religion, terrorism, Trump
Would a couple of you please carry Uncle Sigmund’s luggage? (I’d do it myself, but this damn sciatica has laid me low for over three years now. OK … good … thanks … ) And, Uncle, please be careful of that first step down from the train. Remember, you’re not as young as you used to be. We have a lot to talk about, now that you’ve returned.  On the way to your hotel, we can discuss some topics I’m sure you’ll be very interested in, specifically Donald Trump, Brexit, and the fabled sexual peccadilloes of conservative American televangelists.  I have a feeling the world is finally catching up with you.  What’s that you say, Uncle? All three phenomena are actually the same, like the heads of Hydra all belonging to a single monster? Fascinating. I guess this is a case of great minds thinking...