Lindsey compared Kav to Cosby, saying he couldn’t be a Cosby because he didn’t keep doing it, but the comparison is interesting because Cosby believed in his crafted persona to the end, never admitting guilt even under overwhelming evidence. At some point when the gap between a calculated public image and one’s dark side has no conscious bridge, the dark side gets projected onto enemies so you can remain pure.
This is what Mad Men was about. When this split in one mind happens, that mind is going to create the situation for its Fall, or a Sting, so that balance and truth can be restored. KAV ’s unconscious or Dark Side created this situation so that he can find healing, although his Persona is the one going to the self-created guillotine crying and screaming up the steps.
Right here on Facebook anger boils over when our discourse turns to argument and out righteous opinion is not accepted. Our opinion becomes our shield that protects us from being vulnerable, and so we start throwing name -stones at each other.
Lindsey led the Anger Charge by shifting the focus of attention from the vulnerable KAV to the Democrats. All the rest of the men then followed in his wake, now that he broke the fixation on the failing KAV. When all else fails, get angry.
Growing up with an angry father is wounding if the father can’t balance his anger with love, felt love, not the idea of love. “Of course, I love you.” So the angry white men said to Dr. Ford, “Of course, we believe you (love you), but we don’t care.” Our fear of love trumps our love.
We all have our experiences of the Angry White Male, as fathers or bosses. Being around them is like walking through a mine field. Anger is always based in some fear of loss. When vulnerable, we lose our center of power, so anger rushes in to replace lost power.
Movement Conservatism since Newt Gingrich has been about Right Power, white male power and its historic patriarchal support of that power. The Democrats, like kids in the back seat of the car, are to be frightened into submission. Anger works.
But for the fist time, women are feeling their power, their anger, and challenging male power and its assumed right to govern. Just look at the anger Hillary aroused, far outreaching the actual content of the event. And the same with Obama. How dare a black man challenge our power. Women and blacks, to the back of the bus.
But just as blacks rose up in the 60s to challenge white power, now women are rising up to challenge Daddy. We saw that female challenge of male power in the elevator that changed the world when two women challenged, eye to eye, the personification of male power, a Senator.
All the world is a stage, said Shakespeare, in his classic metaphor. And that is never more true then today when, thanks to media, politics is our stage where truth comes to play with power.
When we put on a wide angle lens (my favorite lens) we can see beyond the particular event to the greater historical context that holds the event like a cup holds soup. We think hurricanes and earth quakes are big now, but the real earth quake is the one that is shaking our society like Jaws shook that woman swimming near the buoy. Something has got hold of us and we are being shaken not stirred. Is it Satan? Is it God? Or is it Life itself, the Mother who is coming to restore balance. (Avatar)