Monday, July 5, 2010
The poverty of the male imagination is astounding.
Men have ruled the world for 3,000 + years, but have they done a good job? The results are disastrous for the majority of human beings, and the future of millions of species is bleak. The invention of increasingly destructive weapons and the reliance on inefficient and toxic technologies, combined with the escalation of violence to a state of permanent war, serves to perpetuate irrational ideas enshrined in male religions, including those of patriotism and nationalism.
Would women have done any better? How can we know? A crucial turn in the path toward the present ecological destruction of our planet, is the male (imaginary) overthrow of nature and the inextricably linked hatred of women. Women's contributions to the intellectual health of the species have been blocked by brutal means. Reduced to her biological functions, and labeled as categorically evil by the pathologic mind of the Old Testament male, the female half of the species was reduced to perpetual slavery, no better in fact or concept than a domesticated animal. This rejection of female intelligence is possibly the most colossal act of stupidity in all human history.