Sunday, February 03, 2013
CHEAP DOMINANCE: A Reflection
Every living creature in its life of consuming and discarding is seeking survival, which can often become a need to dominate. Not finding some way to co-exist means being eliminated from the ongoing stream of lifeways. The alternative of surrender can mean a diminishment, but cooperation might also feel like a loss of control. Domination can mean being stronger, more resourceful, maybe even more brilliant or educated, or it can mean looking for others to dominate -- put pejoratively, to victimize. Weaker, female, displaced, undefended, younger, stigmatized, ignorant, poor, emotionally needy people make the biological potency of domination much more accessible, sometimes even to the point of running amuck, out of control, a kind of cannibalism. Sometimes connected to testosterone secretion.