The conservative male's insecurity

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Well said. ::applauds::

Well said. ::applauds::

Pseudo-Adrienne's picture
Posted by Pseudo-Adrienne on 8 April 2005 - 9:34am
Excellent!

Excellent!

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Posted by Ole Blue The Heretic (not verified) on 8 April 2005 - 10:04am
The " yuppie machismo" of the truly untried

Wonderful analysis of the little boys maquerading as men who have managed to sleaze their way into the policy making apparatus of the US government under the present administration. Interestingly, as many others have point out, there is a surreal quality to the way the War on Terror has been executed. Almost one for one, the fiercest advocates for war in our times have been the same men who so dilligently avoided the shedding of their own blood a generation ago. One wonders if there is not a compensatory dynamic of some part underlying their hawkish zeal. The thought of GW Bush in a combat situation is laughable. The same goes for Condi Rice, Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle, Dick Cheney, etc. Of course, in their world, it is a given that they will never have to experience the horrors of battle, with the prospect of real bullets and real blood. They know this fact all too well and, despite all of the lies, false religion and manly posturing,

it eats away at them because, in their gut, where it really counts, they know they are two-bit cowards, pathetic, weak and flagid. I occasionally work as a phone sex operator and I love it when I get a real red state, "macho man" on the line as it is almost a given that their chosen fantasy will involve me forcing them into submission to the most humiliating and self debasing B&D techniques imaginable. That they can express their more authentic vision of themselves at $2.99 per minute is not only personally remunerative but, as I reflect on the dead and maimed children of Iraq, immensley satisfying. Alas, I think a happy girl is a girl who loves her work.

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Posted by laurentayloris on 9 April 2005 - 11:05am
Interesting

That must give you a very interesting perspective on our society.

media girl's picture
Posted by media girl on 9 April 2005 - 8:35pm
The best and the worse. . .

How many times a week do I ask myself, "Was it really necessary to say that?" or ,in this case, "Couldn't you have avoided the reference to phone sex?" You know, a few years ago I would have never thought of revealing the lewd and tawdry nature of my secondary life as a "Phone Sex Vixen." Of course, several years ago I would have never thought it possible that my country would scheme to "legally" sidestep the Geneva Accords protocols on torture in order to implement interrogation techniques with names like "waterboarding" or "meathooking" and a few others that are too profane and obscene to mention here. My point is that we're both a bit more faded and jaded now, both me and my country. It's been a rough five years, and dually tragic. There are times when I feel shameful about the sexually explicit nature of what I do, just as I feel shame about the nation's moral descent. It is when I compare the magnitude of my transgressions with those of the streetwalking Christian zealots (in Congress)and their steady corporate Johns that I find some comfort in the knowledge that, by any standard, I'm far from being the biggest whore on the block.

Lauren

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Posted by laurentayloris on 10 April 2005 - 6:45pm
War and Joy and Insecurity

Media Girl, I am tempted to think that you wrote this piece because you were inspired by my recent posts on the the full body joy of war on the right- the monkey handlers are rattling the cups and handing out Tehran bound bananas. But in fairness, the coke rumors are rumors, not reports, and pothead might be a stretch. Not to defend him, but don't you know ANYONE who has smoked in their past. Anyway, please come by and comment on my related posts.

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Posted by Gotham Image (not verified) on 19 April 2005 - 1:11am
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Posted by Gotham Image (not verified) on 19 April 2005 - 1:15am
Inspiration

Your comments were caught in the spam filter. I'm not sure why. Sorry about that. Welcome back.

I think the fragile male ego was inspiration enough. So many problems happen just because so many men cannot face their own frailties. Femmiphobia is running wild in this country, and that's a lot more than just fear of being "pussy whipped." These men are afraid of themselves, afraid of their sexuality, afraid of their weakness, afraid of their lack of omnipotence. Many of them wrap themselves in Jesus and try to claim God's universal power for themselves. Small surprise that these conservatives are not pure, they cheat on their wives, they take bribes, they embrace hypocrisy and call it virtue as much as any other men -- but they're more dangerous, because their insecurity is so great that they must impose their will on everyone else in order to feel like men.

How weak. How pathetic.

You're right, Bush's coke abuse is not confirmed in the press, but they're more than just rumors, and Bush himself admitted on tape that he was a pot smoker. The "yeah, but everyone does it" argument doesn't fly when the man gets all self-righteous about his virtue.

media girl's picture
Posted by media girl on 19 April 2005 - 9:29am
Bush is not conservative. My

Bush is not conservative. My husband is and he has no insercurities I wonder if you really know any conservative men. You probably don't. But like most groups you think in terms of stereotypes and ideology. I am conservative and any real conservative doenst back Bush

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Posted by anonymous lurker (not verified) on 19 September 2005 - 3:59am
I use the language provided

And in today's language, conservatives are "men" like Frist and DeLay and Cheney and Bush and Santorum. If you don't see them as conservative, well, then someone stole your brand.

media girl's picture
Posted by media girl on 19 September 2005 - 8:36am