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Many American White Men Worship Guns Because of Sexual Insecurity, Entitlement, and Profit
Buzzflash ^ | 1 Apr 03 | MARK KARLIN

Posted on 04/02/2013 11:47:40 AM PDT by white trash redneck

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.

Sure, there is the rapidly decreasing tradition and understandable ritual of hunting in rural areas, particularly for those who actually need the meat because of near poverty. And there are handgun target shooters who truly regard handguns as a sport -- which they are in some cases. But these white men are a minority in a culture war that causes even elected Democrats to tremble in fear at voting on a gun control measure, even a law that might aid police in apprehending criminals, but the gun lobby opposes it for some obscure reason to rally their supporters around.

Let's face it, the more white guys feel besieged by a multi-cultural society in which women and minorities have chewed away at their perch until it is about to crash to the ground and leave them equals among other humans, the more fierce and maniacal the opposition to regulating guns as dangerous instruments of death becomes.

That is to say that a gun, or multiple numbers of them (which is the trend per gun owner over the past few years), provides a sense of potency, a shot of dominance that allows one – in some states -- to walk around "open carry" with a handgun. "You see who I am," the handgun symbolizes, "I am of the white guy lineage that conquered the world from the heathens, that wears a 'white hat,' that has anchored civilization since the launch of European empires. This gun tells you one thing; don't mess with me."

Add this to the militia conspiratorialists, the gun profiteers (manufacturers and the whole chain of distribution including gun stores and gun shows), and the guys like NRA honcho Wayne LaPierre who are pulling in hefty salaries running high-octane incendiary and fanciful Alamo campaigns to incite virulent fear – and you got the beginnings of understanding why gun control never gets much past "go." In fact, except with the brief early Bill Clinton passage of the Assault Weapons Ban (flawed as it was and which sunset after 10 years), the nation has been moving incrementally backwards on gun policy.

Memories of gun massacres last a few months and fade away, but the psychological need of the white man for feeling sexually and politically powerful continues like a raging tsunami as progressives forget about the last mass shooting, the issue receding as a priority among the majority of the nation who support gun control.

On March 29 in the Washington Post, Charlotte Childress and Harriet Childress discussed the culpability of white male gun worshippers in regards to mass shootings (and that is only the most visible edge of the some 10,000 gun homicides each year in the US, in addition to countless gun injuries):

Imagine if African American men and boys were committing mass shootings month after month, year after year. Articles and interviews would flood the media, and we’d have political debates demanding that African Americans be “held accountable.” Then, if an atrocity such as the Newtown, Conn., shootings took place and African American male leaders held a news conference to offer solutions, their credibility would be questionable. The public would tell these leaders that they need to focus on problems in their own culture and communities.

But when the criminals and leaders are white men, race and gender become the elephant in the room.

Nearly all of the mass shootings in this country in recent years — not just Newtown, Aurora, Fort Hood, Tucson and Columbine — have been committed by white men and boys. Yet when the National Rifle Association (NRA), led by white men, held a news conference after the Newtown massacre to advise Americans on how to reduce gun violence, its leaders’ opinions were widely discussed.

As just one of many logical fallacies in the public gun lobby stance in support of guns as religious objects that must be free of all constraints, the Childresses's point out:

When white men try to divert attention from gun control by talking about mental health issues, many people buy into the idea that the United States has a national mental health problem, or flawed systems with which to address those problems, and they think that is what produces mass shootings.

But women and girls with mental health issues are not picking up semiautomatic weapons and shooting schoolchildren. Immigrants with mental health issues are not committing mass shootings in malls and movie theaters. Latinos with mental health issues are not continually killing groups of strangers.

Of course, black and Latino youth are being shot down in urban areas like ducks on a pond, but the white guy gun lobby could care less about that. Given their reaction to the "post-racial" Obama presidency, many of them probably figure the fewer blacks and Latinos the better.

The reality is that for many of the gun "culture warriors" (and remember that they have the gun industry with a profiteering motive egging them on through the NRA and other gun groups), they are standing at the edge of a cliff with the multi-cultural hordes surrounding them, even governing them. And women are now supervising them in the workplace or in the same jobs as they do, if they are employed. And many women are now sexually independent and don't put up with a male sense of sexual prerogative.

Oh yes, and the American empire is facing threats on several fronts. Globalization is eating away at its post World War II dominance, with nations like "the yellow peril" of China becoming economic power houses. Jobs are hard to come by and terrorists abound behind every paranoid turn of the head.

It's not a good time to be a white man wistfully lamenting the age when white men ruled without dissent.

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.


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So that explains why people own firearms. It's not a desire to keep them and their families safe from feral yout's (Michigan Avenue, anybody), but penis envy!!

I HOPE this was somebody's idea of a weird April Fool joke.

1 posted on 04/02/2013 11:47:40 AM PDT by white trash redneck
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To: white trash redneck

So OK, now we know why liberals own guns. Maybe someday they’ll figure out why the rest of us do.


2 posted on 04/02/2013 11:49:09 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: white trash redneck

No its called freedom


3 posted on 04/02/2013 11:49:31 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: white trash redneck

The same reason Democratic “men” and racial minorities worship Obama, coincidentally!


4 posted on 04/02/2013 11:50:09 AM PDT by MissesBush (The Fourth Estate has Become a Fifth Column)
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To: white trash redneck

I’ll bet that the author is a gay man with a very, very small penis.


5 posted on 04/02/2013 11:50:29 AM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: white trash redneck

http://www.calgunlaws.com/penis-theory-of-gun-ownership/


6 posted on 04/02/2013 11:51:22 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: white trash redneck
there's nothing like guns to restore a sense of glories past.

Well at least there's one sentence we can agree with....

7 posted on 04/02/2013 11:51:24 AM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: white trash redneck

The author of this piece even references that opinion article that claims mass shootings are a white male disease. They must hate white males pretty badly.


8 posted on 04/02/2013 11:51:48 AM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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To: white trash redneck
"I have no penis! ... I Need a 50 Cal., maybe two!"


9 posted on 04/02/2013 11:52:46 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: white trash redneck

Gotta be a delayed April fool joke.

Even liberals cannot be that stupid.

Oh, never mind........


10 posted on 04/02/2013 11:54:04 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: white trash redneck

What? You were expecting something else?


11 posted on 04/02/2013 11:54:15 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: white trash redneck
An estrogen riddled liberal male like Mark Karlin will never understand the purpose of 2nd amendment.


12 posted on 04/02/2013 11:54:33 AM PDT by avacado
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To: white trash redneck

Pure tripe the author is an 6 O clock Noos fed moron. Like blaxk dont carry heat...and use it...often. Just would be racist to report it.


13 posted on 04/02/2013 11:54:33 AM PDT by Gasshog (Welcome to the United States of Stupidos!)
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To: Sender

It’s “heterowhitemaleness” envy.


14 posted on 04/02/2013 11:54:42 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: white trash redneck

The only possible explanation for utter offal such as this attempt at journalism is that the writer has serious problems with his sexual identity. Perhaps he should be honest and tell readers when he realized he had homosexual tendencies.


15 posted on 04/02/2013 11:55:23 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: white trash redneck

As outrageous as this seems to be at first glace, it actually is pretty well in line with liberal attacks on a whole host of conservative positions. Contempt for “white men,” the conservative position is based on irrational fears or contorted sexual feelings and ultimately the conservative position is just a way to let white men cling to illegitimate power.

Strip away the specifics and the argument alwasy comes back to something you’d hear in a 1990s Critical Studies or Feminist Theory course entitled “All Our Societal Problems Can be Traced to White Mens’ Insecurity About Their Penis Size”


16 posted on 04/02/2013 11:55:57 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: white trash redneck
A simple background examination on web for this person leads one to believe he has an inordinate obsession with male genitalia Poofter, turd burglar, rump ranger, whatever you want to call it.
17 posted on 04/02/2013 11:56:02 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: white trash redneck

“On March 29 in the Washington Post, Charlotte Childress and Harriet Childress discussed the culpability of white male gun worshippers in regards to mass shootings (and that is only the most visible edge of the some 10,000 gun homicides each year in the US, in addition to countless gun injuries):”

And how many of these homicides actually were committed by white males?


18 posted on 04/02/2013 11:57:13 AM PDT by MNDude (I survived the sequester!)
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To: avacado

Historically ignorant, worldview challenged, human worshipping dolt.

The reason for the right to keep and bear arms is because

PEOPLE ARE CORRUPT

and corrupt people in government have the greatest potential for mass misery, destruction, and extermination,

and must have a counter to keep them in check.


19 posted on 04/02/2013 11:57:14 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: TexasCajun

While shown here in his seedy Buzz-whatever corporate offices, The editor shows he is equally comfortable here as well as in Thailand buggering little boys after having tied them up and gagged them.


20 posted on 04/02/2013 11:58:11 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: white trash redneck

soooooo.... by extension women hate firearms because of penis envy?


21 posted on 04/02/2013 12:00:52 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: white trash redneck

What we have here is racism.
If you were to substitute black for white, it would be
called racism so why is this any different.
I’m over race and I’m too old to have sex not to mention
that I can barely make out the front sight anymore so
I don’t need psycobabble to tell me who some metrosexual
thinks I am.

I own these arms because my father owned them and his
father and all the fathers of my line, do not think
that I will give them up.

Actually, I can still see the front sight and after all
that’s all you really need, your brain will do the rest.


22 posted on 04/02/2013 12:01:21 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: white trash redneck

If black men have such great sexual security, why are they still a minority world wide.


23 posted on 04/02/2013 12:02:17 PM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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To: Gasshog

I smell vinegar when I see his name.


24 posted on 04/02/2013 12:02:32 PM PDT by steve8714 (Any homosexual man can marry any woman he wants. Just like any normal man.)
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To: white trash redneck

Many years ago I had a psychology prof who told me that the most interesting thing about Freudian analysis is that you learn a lot more about the person doing the analysis than you learn about the person being analyzed.


25 posted on 04/02/2013 12:02:56 PM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: white trash redneck

Many American White Men Worship Gun CONTROL Because of Sexual Insecurity, Entitlement, and Profit

Fixed


26 posted on 04/02/2013 12:02:59 PM PDT by TauntedTiger (Keep away from the fence!)
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To: white trash redneck

so how’s this explain record numbers of women buying guns?

what a leftard.


27 posted on 04/02/2013 12:03:42 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: white trash redneck
Liberals who are gung ho on aborting other peoples' babies are insecure about their own fertility and therefore want to eradicate everybody else' fertility.
28 posted on 04/02/2013 12:04:24 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: white trash redneck

Would some of the adults in Karlin’s communtity tell him to grow up and stop with the anti-white nonsense. We are not secret nazis who are going to round you up and make you worship jesus or turn you into lampshades, so please tell the likes of this mentally disturbed idiot to grow up.


29 posted on 04/02/2013 12:04:28 PM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: white trash redneck

Projecting, Mark?


30 posted on 04/02/2013 12:04:53 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: MrB

Gun ownership is now a mental illness? Secret Service, FBI, cops, gangbangers, military all got serious wee wee issues? And we think it can’t get any stupider.


31 posted on 04/02/2013 12:05:08 PM PDT by FiddlePig
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To: white trash redneck

Ah, so it’s not a gun that they’ll have to pry from my cold dead hands. Who gnu?


32 posted on 04/02/2013 12:05:52 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: white trash redneck

Yes sir, no doubt about it.
I’m not really worried about protecting my wife and children or teaching them how to protect themselves.
I just have a little bitty dink and my gun makes me feel like a big man!

(So, what about all the guys with big dinks who have guns? What’s their excuse?)


33 posted on 04/02/2013 12:05:56 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: white trash redneck

I wish I had a dollar for every time I have heard that.

I’ve always found it to be just the opposite. The best case I can point to is a lib co worker who inherited his father’s guns.

He was so frightened he sold them to his other co-workers CHEAP to get rid of them. Really good quality guns to!

But then, this guy was weird. He would get in the drivers side of the car, and when he got out he would slide over and get out the passenger’s side. He said it was to even the wear on the door hinges. He was a case!


34 posted on 04/02/2013 12:06:53 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (The murals in OKC are destroyed.)
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To: white trash redneck

All of the white male mass murderers I can think of - past and present - were radical left-wing loonies. That includes a certain A. Hitler who was leader of the national SOCIALIST party with which today’s American democrat party shares very troubling similarities.


35 posted on 04/02/2013 12:07:27 PM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: white trash redneck

Me thinks the sexual insecurity resides with the loser that wrote this nonsense..


36 posted on 04/02/2013 12:08:02 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: white trash redneck
Click image to download poster in PDF format

37 posted on 04/02/2013 12:08:08 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: white trash redneck

Two-penny psychiatry always reveals more about the analyst than the subject. Here’s a fellow who, despite the fact that he’s never met me, apparently knows more about both my brain and my penis than I do myself. Or thinks he does. Why he thinks he does is interesting...well, actually, it’s hilarious.


38 posted on 04/02/2013 12:08:16 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: MNDude
Interesting; here in the New Orleans area something over 90% of all gun fatalities and a big majority of all gun related crimes are perpetrated by blacks and mostly, but by no means exclusively, young (under 25) black males. This doesn't seem to be unique or unique to the South. The same conditions apply to Baltimore or the Mahdi's hometown of Chicago. So how do white male patriarchal terrorists get black youts to turn their towns into shooting galleries?
39 posted on 04/02/2013 12:09:08 PM PDT by robowombat
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To: white trash redneck

Dear Mark,

We’re sorry you have sand in your coot.

Sincerely,

Men


40 posted on 04/02/2013 12:09:15 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: avacado

True, but he dreams of Ron Jeremy!


41 posted on 04/02/2013 12:09:45 PM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
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To: servo1969

OK, we have a winner - best post of the thread.


42 posted on 04/02/2013 12:09:53 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: FiddlePig

“Gun ownership is now a mental illness?”

Yet, 40 years ago homosexuality was a documented mental illness. We are truly living in bizarro world.


43 posted on 04/02/2013 12:10:02 PM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: white trash redneck

Oh my, this will be a great thread I bet, can’t wait to read through posts later. lol


44 posted on 04/02/2013 12:10:14 PM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: CSM

Take any truth, any value, that is historically and biblically grounded, and the left will turn it upside down, corrupt it, or attempt to eliminate it.


45 posted on 04/02/2013 12:11:03 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: white trash redneck
"Call this Freudian psychobabble analysis"
OK.. I will. It's a steaming pile of bilious psychobabble.

And I can say that as a petite blonde female who shoots regularly and am not a bit worried about my testosterone level.

46 posted on 04/02/2013 12:11:12 PM PDT by Bearshouse
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To: steve8714
I smell vinegar rank tuna fish when I see his name.
47 posted on 04/02/2013 12:11:47 PM PDT by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: white trash redneck

Couldn’t resist...

“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...”

Note the reference to numbers and percentages...with no actual numbers and percentages. One knows intuitively that a fifth grade arithmetic class would overwhelm both of this loon’s brain cells.

No need to read further.

QED (wonder if the libtard writer knows what this means)


48 posted on 04/02/2013 12:11:57 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: white trash redneck

Didn’t I just read a story the other day about a “nekkid” guy holding a thief at gun point? Given the wisdom put forth in this article I must draw the conclusion that this guy was lacking in size otherwise he could have held the perp by shaking his tally wacker at him.

There must be a stat for the number of home invasions thwarted by big peckers.


49 posted on 04/02/2013 12:12:07 PM PDT by WinMod70
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To: white trash redneck

I don’t have penis envy, work hard for everything that I have and I still love my guns!


50 posted on 04/02/2013 12:13:52 PM PDT by ForAmerica (Texas Conservative Christian Black Man!)
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