To profit-mine another pint of blood from two ongoing wholesale tragedies, one of which they dare not speak:
MANASSAS, Va. — Lorena is very matter-of-fact about the whole thing. There, she said as she drove us around in her Kia on a recent afternoon, was the hospital where surgeons reattached John Wayne Bobbitt’s penis after she cut it off with a kitchen knife as he slept on the night of June 23, 1993….
These are the details everyone knows and the ones Lorena recites with the stoicism of the waiter at the Tortino Mare Italian restaurant who hours earlier had relayed the specials for us. It’s the actual story, she said — the one about a young immigrant who endured years of domestic violence, was raped by her husband that night, had nowhere to go and finally snapped — that she wanted to talk to me about.
“They always just focused on it …” — as in her husband’s detached and reattached and then, a couple of years later, surgically kind-of enlarged penis. That was all the media, before now, before the Women’s March and the #MeToo movement, when we were all less evolved as humans, wanted to talk about. “And it’s like they all missed or didn’t care why I did what I did,” she said….
Oh the irony of that T-shirt. And in the phrase “when we were all less evolved”. I wonder when the NYT will finally shed its horns and pointy tail and start evolving like the rest of us.
If John Bobbitt (omg) is like 75%-80% of the men in this country, his wife’s attack was not the first time he was sexually assaulted and mutilated. This is the tragedy that the NYT will not address, that in all likelihood tied into the events that they continue to profit-mine to this day. It’s a common business model for the disaster media: being blind to the tragedy that led to the tragedy which they pick apart under a microscope. Look at their coverage of latin american refugees from US corporate plunder. One eye open and teary, the other tightly closed. Their business is selling horror-porn, after all. There’s no profit in cures, only in treating symptoms. They must have learned that from medicine.
One in 20 american men have “peyronie’s disease”, https://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/16/business/16hand.html which is usually a euphemism for a botched circumcision (see below). And that’s probably a gross underestimate, since it’s not something mutilated men are likely to talk about or even understand that it’s not normal. Given the rate of such imprinted satanic ritual abuse in this society, american men are remarkable not for their “toxic masculity” but for their resilience in the face of the state-organized campaign of imprinted terror and pleasure lobotomy that they’ve suffered. Imprints and lobotomies both last a lifetime.
If I may be so bold: