Monday, August 23, 2010

American Jehovahs.

The grotesque and highly pathological male as presented in popular culture; testosterone has become a god, and the infantile desire for unchecked power has erupted as the ideal state of man. As the "norm" has shifted toward an extreme image, the female form has become masculinized. Unconscious homoerotic undercurrents can be seen in the new definition of woman as "a boy with breasts" that are artificially amplified to recreate the scale encountered by a breastfeeding infant; the rational function of the brain has been eradicated. The ideal male is a violent child with superhuman powers. He is the American Jehovah, an unnatural being that thrives on violence, rage, and revenge.