The Nuclear Fuck
Like white heat the tightening yes releasing then immediately grabbing
again yes an explosion that rocks the entire body making
my back arch and Ben’s mouth open to gasp for
air as everything from the bottom of my box all
the way through the butterflies in my stomach ripples with
the force of pleasure yes the rhythmic waves pouring through
in bursts of energy like impacts yes I put my
arms around him yes and draw him down to me
so he can feel my perfumed breasts yes and his
heart is going like mad and yes I say Yes.
Paraphrases form the novel Ulysses by James Joyce and the short story “Overwhelmed” by Julian D’Angelos.
From Menzies-Lyth’s perspective, one would assume that many of those accused of witchcraft in seventeenth century Salem most likely threatened the Puritans’ social defense structure, and were therefore easy targets for the projection of impulses. Social defense structures institutionalize primitive defenses, such as splitting and projective identification. Puritan defenses were institutionalized in religious beliefs. Splitting, for example, is evident in the Puritan belief in a war waged between Satan and God. The external battle between God (all good) and Satan (all bad) may have manifested an internal psychic split endured by the Puritans in a desperate attempt to keep the good object untainted by dangerous impulses. Puritans who did not completely conform were viewed as bad and rejected by the community. Conformity required members to attend church regularly, interpret the bible literally, and demonstrate an extensive knowledge of catechism. Many who were accused of witch craft failed to conform to these standards. They may have threatened the social defense structure, eliciting impulses the Puritans sought to repress. John Proctor, for example, was convicted partially on the grounds that he did not attend church regularly. He also expressed skepticism about the whole idea of witchcraft and was consequently viewed as questioning the scriptures, a grave crime. Goody Osborne’s conviction rested largely on the fact that she did not know the ten-commandments.
These behaviors were unsettling because they questioned the dangerous, repressive mentality on which the Puritan society was based.
Those accused of being witches elicited feelings linked with freedom, diversity, sexuality and hostility, feelings the Puritans were at great pains to suppress.
Gary, your a cool guy and I’m sorry I’m never talking to you to often, I just use experience project so much more often, I’m Denzebarrrn on there, please think about it. I check out a few of those stories once in a while, it’s good to know that stuff, I’ve been making music and some games and kinda mainly watch youtube for now, I’ve got a name of a politician and I’m gonna contact her and do an interview, try and see if I can do something to help the country out or just help people out, anything, but it’s about who you know sometimes right?
I majored in journalism at Penn State. In my senior year (1974-1975) I took a course on Journalism and the Law. We read landmark U.S. Supreme Court cases relating to the First Amendment and defamation (libel). One of the cases we read was Goldwater v. Ginzburg, upon which the American Psychiatric Association later based its so-called Goldwater Rule forbidding a psychiatrist from offering a professional opinion about someone she had not seen in private consultation.
So I knew about the Goldwater case since I was a 20 year old college student — before I went to law school, long before I was embroiled in a controversy with my former employer about its use of an ex parte psychiatric consult to rationalize an unlawful job termination.
This matter always rankled me at a gut level. If I knew about Goldwater since I was 20 years old, how could Akin Gump’s “very able counsel” not know about Goldwater? How could a federal judge not know about Goldwater?
If Dennis Race had said to me at the termination meeting, “we spoke to a psychiatrist about you and she said . . . ” — I would have responded “What about Goldwater?” But he never said he spoke to a psychiatrist. He simply said that he had spoken to “two consultants.”