Troops cranked up to celebrate the day

Is bigger really better?

 

“In Freud’s theory, the wish-producing, fear-generating power of these body parts lies within them, not, with their strategic position within a historically specific, male-dominant, phallus-favoring, social organization of powers, bodies, and symbols.” ― Jonathan Ned Katz, The Invention of Heterosexuality

” S H O W   M E   Y O U R S  A N D   I ‘ L L   S H O W   Y  O U   M I N E “

A lot of phallic symbols have been displayed in the news recently starting with Trump’s “Mother of All Bombs” to Saturday’s North Korea military parade and festivities .

North  Korea displayed what appeared to be new long-range and submarine-based missiles on the 105th birth anniversary of its founding father, Kim Il Sung, on Saturday, as a nuclear-powered U.S. aircraft carrier group steamed toward the region.

Missiles appeared to be the main theme of the giant parade, with Kim’s grandson, leader Kim Jong Un, taking time to greet the commander of the Strategic Forces, the branch of the military that oversees the missile arsenal.

It is getting boring to watch all these displays of male prowess and capability which by and large amount to a hill of beans  long-term.

It would be nice to see a few Disney floats or Wal-Mart entries in the list of parade entries but in many countries with the “might is right” philosophy of life you show the other bad dudes what you have to play with and then it becomes a game of military chicken politely labeled “brinkmanship.

The good news:next month if you have any vacation plans in the offing Russia has it very own May Day Parade of military offerings.

In many cases bigger is not always better. — gc

 

 

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10 Comments on Troops cranked up to celebrate the day

  1. “That’s the real trouble with the world. Too many people grow up.” – Walt Disney
    Marianne

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    • You are so, so right. I would be bored out of my mind to only have the “privilege” of watching a parade glorifying military armaments. What a waste of gasoline. Oh well. I lke the parades that provide fund and entertainment and not merely promote propaganda. Happy EAster to you. Enjoy the day. 🙂

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  2. It’s another of those ‘Man things’. A woman would never brag in this way. As for mother of all bombs, should be renamed ‘Farher of all bombs’

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    • So true but men have always pointed their rhetorical fingers at women for all the evils in the world.

      It was Pandora’s Box and not Reginalds. Eve was first tempted and then she cajoled Adam to catch a quick bite of the “forbidden” treat.

      So it is only “natural that father remain pure and chaste while mother is placed in the pillory for public censure and scrutiny should the missle attack fail.

      By the way thanks for your comments and have a very Happy Easter 🙂

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  3. Wonder what Narcissistic Number 45 will blow up to celebrate the 4th of July? North Korea’s anniversary parade would have to be the worst Disney parade ever.

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    • This year the July 4th parade will include an inflatable head of Trump. Oh wait, his head is already overly inflated. My mistake. 🙂

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  4. Thank you Gerry. Before drifting off into my own thoughts, I listened to something very similar during the Easter sermon this morning, Women were not fit to bear witness

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