This is a pretty good speech. I watched it last night, while doing other things. Here are some quick thoughts.
Brother Jack describes buying the liber novus, a book authored by his intellectual hero (Swiss psychoanalyst Carl Jung). In it, Jung indulges in a bit of autoanalysis of a dream he had, in which he killed the traditional Germanic hero Siegfried. This disturbed Donovan, because Donovan thinks heroes are essential, and the killing of them is a feminist tactic to decenter the masculine. Jack makes some pretty good points, but then implicitly kills his own ideal of Jung, perhaps without even realizing what he’s done. Freud (Jung’s teacher) called this parapraxis.
I’m going to refrain from giving away absolutely everything I learned, in the hopes some of you fellas will watch and comment. There are a couple of very minor inconsistencies and mistakes in the references, but it’s generally a fantastic lecture that most men can get a lot out of.
Note: Disagreeing with the speaker is encouraged, but fallacious personal attacks won’t be published.