The battle of the sexes has been waged for centuries
with the patriarchal
sword coming down heavy on the side of women of power and emotion.
Check the facts.
The repression and banding of witches finds root in the essential
distrust of the gender wars and lays bare the raw soul of distrust between
the mice and cheese. An ill wind that blows no good. Free the soul to make
union with the forces of night and emotion.
Fear as a Weapon
What happens when violence doesn't scare you anymore?
Sixteenth Century - "The greatest sexual sin apparently was
whether as contraception or abortion... Midwives were taunted, 'How many
children have you destroyed?" Witchcraze by Anne Llewellyn Barstow
Twentieth Century - "'More violence is inevitable and it is righteous,'
C. Roy McMillan, a Mississippi activist whose obstetrician wife once
performed abortions. 'It wouldn't bother me if every abortionist in the
country today fell dead from a bullet.'" "The Rhetoric of Terror,"
Magazine, March 27, 1995.
We are living in a time in which we seek to blame others rather than
address the wrongs ourselves. Rather than seeking to overcome our own
problems which seem so insurmountable, we attack those that stand for
what we do not, and the more passionately, vehemently we do so, the
more we seek moral corroboration for our own violence. There is an
Abortion Hysteria in this country. Everything is predicated by fear. To
a doctor in a clinic means putting your life on the line, knowing that
someone like Paul Hill may be waiting for you around the next corner,
waiting with the words that he will murder you for being a murderer, and
not seeing the blinding contradictions and egregious philosophical blunders
inherent in claiming that his religion tells him that it condones his violent
actions. Vigilante style justice is not just something used by terrorists
used for shock effect in action movies, in fact there is no reaction to
violence, we have all become desensitized to the look of it, the fact of
sitcoms, cartoons, the soaps, videogames, and talkshows.
It is the
ubiquitous American pastime, and spectator sport with redundant team
colors - red on red. Increasingly the daily news reveals to us that your
next door neighbor might be the next to crack. He knows how to do it, he
knows where to get the gun, and he's seen it done before in a plethora of
fancy styles. This is not something new, it's been around for a very long
time. Sometimes it's necessary to look to the past in order to remind
yourself of where the future is going, and what's going to happen once we
get there. It not always as shiny and plastic as it seems, as sometimes
when you say to yourself, "that sort of thing would never happen now,"
you have to be able to hear the answer that you fear most.