Our Uncle Sig

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Given that I’ve referred to him, here, there and elsewhere for years, I thought I’d finally backtrack into a brief introduction to our long-departed brother, one of the foremost modern advocates of patriarchy, Sigmund Freud. Freud and his groundbreaking work remain relevant today, and many of the techniques he pioneered retain the potential to treat our favorite contemporary malcontents: wimminz and male-feminists.

I love talking about Freud for many reasons, mostly because the mention of his name affects feminists like none other. Bringing him up to a bluehaired pseudointellectual fatty is akin to deholstering a crucifix and waving it in Dracula’s face. He has been dead for eighty years, yet he lives on, as the boogeyman who terrorizes our enemies from the grave.

Our brother was, first and foremost, a determinist. This is a ten-dollar word which alludes to one’s inability to make free choices. When you decide to do something, you may think that you are making a choice. Freud reminds you that you are being directed by forces you don’t understand, and usually don’t even recognize. In Freudian terms, human beings do not have complete control over what they do. Human behavior is shaped and directed by forces which queue up for expression, deep in the individual unconscious. Primal instincts, anxieties and aspirations exert unseen pressure on the personality, affecting the way we all interact with our world.

Sigismund Schlomo Freud began his career with a conventional medical degree in Vienna, awarded in 1880. In his first years of practice, he became interested in gynecology, focusing on hysteria (for which hysterectomy was often prescribed) and noted that female hormonal problems were often comorbid with antisocial behavior (refusal to speak, feigned paralysis, shoplifting, family violence, etc.).

Freud completed his habilitation under Josef Breuer, who advocated treating hysterical women with “the talking cure.” This would eventually become known as psychoanalysis.

Refining Breuer’s method, Freud began experimenting with free association: allowing his patients to ramble on about whatever came to mind, from one moment to the next. After amassing a body of work over the course of several years, Freud posited the existence of repressed unconscious forces which broke loose in dreams, in selective memory-loss, and in “slips of the tongue.” This parapraxis is the unconscious mind’s attempt at wish fulfillment or avoidance.

In the latter stages of exploring the unconscious, Freud began developing a theory of psychosexual development which expresses itself in stages. Libido (i.e. feelings of love and/or sexual directedness) are, until maturity, largely undifferentiated. This polymorphous perversity is, in infancy, completely random. Early on, feelings of love and attachment come through feeding at one’s mother’s breast. This is the oral stage of psychosexual development. Later, toilet training begins, and the anal stage marks a human being’s sense of accomplishment as s/he masters the ability to control his excretion.

After the anal stage, the sexes become differentiated. This is, in Freudian terminology, the phallic stage of psychosexual development.

During the phallic stage, a human being undergoes the beginnings of individuation, that is, he recognizes himself as distinct from others. He subsequently compares himself with others, and in so doing, he notices a couple of things. Whatever sex the human subject is, he recognizes that either he possesses a penis, or that she lacks one, and the subject compares his own genitals to those displayed by his father and mother. The fact that some people lack a penis suggests to the boy that his penis may be removed. This castration anxiety shapes his subsequent behavior. The fact that she lacks a penis suggests to the little girl that she has been robbed, at some point in the past, by design or circumstance, of one. This penis envy shapes her subsequent behavior.

If mentioning penis envy is not the easiest way to trigger a kooky feminist, then I will eat my undershorts. It ought to be the first tool in the box, and is especially effective for those overeducated dykes who have graduate degrees in wimminz studies. Penis envy is the reason for a wimminz’ permanent sense of inferiority, her annoying tryhardism, and her whiny passivity.

For the boy, castration anxiety is centered upon the father. The boy may find himself fearing the possibility that his father will castrate him, and reduce him to womanhood. There is the theory of the Oedipal complex, which drives the boy to fear his father and cling to his mother. Natural and normal (i.e. patriarchal) development makes this a temporary scenario. Eventually, the boy realizes that he can achieve safety by becoming a disciplined, dutiful son, taking his place as a temporarily lesser man, who learns from the more powerful male how to wield authority with temperance and decisiveness.

This is civilization at the level of the family, according to our Uncle Sig.

For the girl, penis envy does not resolve. Where a boy is forced to let go of his total reliance on his mother, the girl has the ability to retain her libidinal interest in the father. This leaves her personality relatively underdeveloped, and she generally does not develop a conscience, a sense of morality, or, in Freudian terms, a superego.

This is anti-civilization: wimminz feral behavior, at the level of the family.

Our Uncle Sig was the counter-enlightment intellectual who revitalized the obvious notion that biology was destiny, that anatomy was as important as culture, and who, at least in terms of sexuality, broke the tabula rasa over the heads of the feminists. Every man who is interested in resurrecting a patriarchal society should read him. I’ve given you the basics. Now go and study.

Author: Boxer

Sinister All-Male Dancer. Secret King of all Gamma Males. Member of Frankfurt School. Your Fave Contrarian!

14 thoughts on “Our Uncle Sig”

  1. If mentioning penis envy is not the easiest way to trigger a kooky feminist, then I will eat my undershorts.

    I’d love to prove ya’ wrong .. but .. I use this tactic regularly on th fembot wimminz .. and everytime it reduces them to a blithering idiot .. (almost mid-sentence).

    Which, incidently, is a short trip from where they started.

    Frankly though .. I’ve gotten to old for arguing .. and recall this from oldin times ..

    “Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.” – Mark Twain

    I still have to re-learn my lesson, from time to time, though .. I only promise to not make the same mistake three times in a row .. HEH

  2. In my days as a therapist, I never had better outcomes than when I used psychoanalytical/psychodynamic principles (mostly interpretive stuff).

    I was forced to use Kleinian projective hypotheses about the stories my patients would come in and freely associate about because my supervisor was oriented that way. She did not allow us to engage in behavioral and cognitive-behavioral techniques because she basically thought of them as the therapeutic equivalent to short cuts and parlor tricks.

    I am grateful for that experience, and it means I have to pay attention to the processes that Freud identified so long ago, even though it does indeed have the effect you described on most moderns. Once you see it in practice, you can’t unsee it.

    Those processes–that you also point we don’t actually have conscious access to most of the time– are acting on us all the time, and they are in fact tied to psychosexual developmental milestones. He has fallen out of favor for all the reasons you point out. He was personally pretty weird himself. But he was right about 90% of the time.

  3. Sucks that women are biologically engineered it to not have any morals. But I totally get it. I wish I could be a good person but I don’t have a penis….

  4. I don’t think that would help. I looked it up and apparently involved plastic surgery. Oh well morality of the domain of men. Lol

  5. I wish I could be a good person but I don’t have a penis….

    Dear Wimminz ..

    How to cure penis envy .. (long lost knowledge of our elders) ..

    Step one .. be a woman of virtue.
    Step two .. marry a GODly man.
    Step three .. once married you are now one flesh .. therefore no plastic surgery required .. all that is required now is to love, support and cherish your penis.
    Step four .. enjoy no more penis envy.

    I have empathy for you Renee. I know you would prefer to be married. Your sense of humor serves you well. And thank you for allowing me to point out to the rest of th wimminz how easy it would be to avoid penis envy.

  6. Our brother was, first and foremost, a determinist. This is a ten-dollar word which alludes to one’s inability to make free choices. When you decide to do something, you may think that you are making a choice. Freud reminds you that you are being directed by forces you don’t understand, and usually don’t even recognize.

    Well then feminists should love him…since they love to blame anyone or anything but themselves for the choices they make.

  7. You could just remove the organ and call it envy as the thing that affects women the most.

    I think that’s why the lot of them love to be in male spaces…because of envy. Doesn’t matter how many male spaces they invade or men they emasculate or testosterone they inject…they are woman.

  8. Sucks that women are biologically engineered it to not have any morals. But I totally get it. I wish I could be a good person but I don’t have a penis….

    Which of the vitures or fruits of the Holy Spirit require having a penis to attain?

  9. Dear Lady and Gentlemen:

    First of all, thanks to Scott for materializing and commenting. I have no clue what “Kleinian projective hypotheses” might entail. My ignorance is probably founded in the fact that Scott is a trained psychoanalyst, and I’m just a Freud fan who read some of his books and found them useful and amusing. Obviously, if anyone wants serious psychological advice, Scott is the man to see.

    Renee writes:

    Sucks that women are biologically engineered it to not have any morals. But I totally get it. I wish I could be a good person but I don’t have a penis….

    This looks like a straw-man, but I know Renee pretty well, and I’m confident she is pursuing humor via ellipsis here.

    Many men in this society also have underdeveloped superego, due to unresolved issues in the phallic stage, based upon the fact that there was never any father around to cut the apron strings and lead our brothers on to healthy masculinity. These are both the faggy male feminist types, as well as the over-the-top PUA playaz with their fuzzy hats and their mascara.

    It’s a problem, but it ain’t insurmountable. Our Uncle Sig assures us that there’s a way to healthy individuation and a happier life. We need only pay attention to our subconscious, and begin channeling those libidinal energies toward constructive ends.

    How to cure penis envy .. (long lost knowledge of our elders) ..

    Step one .. be a woman of virtue.
    Step two .. marry a GODly man.
    Step three .. once married you are now one flesh .. therefore no plastic surgery required .. all that is required now is to love, support and cherish your penis.
    Step four .. enjoy no more penis envy.

    This really is it, provided there is a well-disciplined, masculine man on tap to marry. These days, they’re almost as rare as the goodlookin’ 21-year old virgin girl. Hence Sister Renee’s dilemma. She wants to marry, but it’s very difficult to find a serious man who ain’t been snapped up yet.

    Well then feminists should love him…since they love to blame anyone or anything but themselves for the choices they make.

    Well, they don’t. Feminists like to posit the nonsensical claim that there isn’t really much difference between men and women, and that culture is what makes men like shooting bow-and-arrow, and what makes women like playing with kids. They imagine that if we just fuck with the cultural traditions enough, we’ll have our promised nirvana: a pink-and-purple playpen where no one ever has to grow up. I believe the Swedes are farthest along in pursuing this idiocy.

    Uncle Sig laughs at such cretins, and tells them to get their asses back into the kitchen.

    Boxer

  10. Anna Klein was a third generation Freud ptotoge

    Over the years, all of the theoretical models that were essentially grounded in Freud’s observations became known as “psychodynamic” to avoid the bad optics and baggage of psychoanalysis

  11. Uncle Sig laughs at such cretins, and tells them to get their asses back into the kitchen.

    I suppose it’s the battle between proper gender roles and how far you can take your victimhood.

  12. Here’s a pretty good look at Kleinian theory. It is based entirely on Freuds work.

    http://www.melanie-klein-trust.org.uk/kleinian-technique

    Holding constant in ones mind ideas like individuation, the various fixations, complexes, etc is pretty hard, so you have to be pretty well versed in those processes as you make interpretations in this therapeutic space.

    A very garden variety, abstract session looks like this:

    The patient comes in and relays the stories that rise to the top of their consciousness with little to no prompting from the therapist. This is the basis of free association. It is a priori to the orientation that these stories were close to the surface for reasons not understood or consciously accessed by the patient. It is essential to the therapeutic progress that these stories come out naturally.

    In general, the patient will tell about 2-3 stories in a session, assuming you have roughly 1 hour. You have to leave the last third of the session for interpretation.

    Often, the interpretation sounds as simple as, “and that’s just like when your father used to ignore your sharing something you were proud of and bury his face back in his newspaper.”

    Without an expansive knowledge (and quick recall of) the various operations present in the subconscience, you will get the interpretation wrong a great deal of the time. It’s fine to get it wrong some of the time, and there is some therapeutic value in that, but since we know that when a patient feels they are not listened to and understood, they eventually shut down and stop coming. Or they punish you in other ways (again, they don’t even know they are doing it).

    And it doesn’t even matter if the interpretations are painful. This is less important than your presence with them while they experience the pain.

    I’m really not that good at it, to be honest. I’ve moved away from therapeutic roles and into the worlds of forensics, prison populations, and managing other providers. But I do know it really works. A model for human behavior is useless (in my opinion) if if fails to predict, and get out in front of what the patient is going to do next. Models based on Freuds positions do this beautifully.

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