We’re not normally in the business of promoting a Fundraiser for the Orange County Young Republicans, but this flier caught my eye. This Saturday, you can come to two different events in Orange County to shoot some guns and smoke some cigars to raise money for the OCYR and deal with overcompensating for a lack of manhood.
If you’re lucky, I’m sure there will be some jacked up 4-wheel drive trucks you need a stepladder to get into and a few Hummers in the parking lot to drool over.
There’s a considerable amount of information that young men who love their guns have “adequency issues.”
So I’m guessing that shoot ’em up fundraiser and those who patronize it can be summarized in this Truth Out story:
You won’t find anyone willing to dare say it much in the media, but a good percentage of the white men who oppose gun control of any sort – and who back measures that would even allow alleged terrorists and straw purchases for drug dealers to buy guns – are just afraid that without their guns, their phallic power will be reduced to size.
You can feel at least temporarily reassured when a long-barreled assault weapon compensates for just another average manhood; it’s an irresistable testosterone high to the beleaguered white male.
Call this Freudian psychobabble analysis, but when you add it into the mix of just angry white males who want their guns to show that they are still top dog on the political, social and marital hierarchy, you got a good percentage of the psychologically need gun owners. A gun, particularly assault weapons and lethal militarized handguns, are at least two things: a prosthetic dick and a sign that even unemployed white guys still rule the Western World and sit at the head of the kitchen table.
We’re talking about a dying patriarchy making a last stand with the ownership and brandishing of weapons that provide the semblance of ultimate power over life and death.
But like a nervous eater who turns to food to resolve anxiety, there’s nothing like guns to restore a sense of glories past.
This is not an issue about self-defense; this is about psychological need — born of sexual and curtural displacement — assuaged by the possession of a killing machine.
So there’s a plug for your fundraiser fellas. I’m sorry that your personal package is small.