Rev. Amy Zucker Morgenstern And How Unitarian Universalists aka U*Us Go About Ritualizing Their Dominance Struggles. . . What's The Connection?
Rev. Amy Zucker Morgenstern concludes her brief blog post thus -
We humans have some ways of ritualizing our dominance struggles – Go Giants! – but we still have a lot to learn from “the lower animals” like the cat on the right about how to extract ourselves from a fight before we, and a lot of other people, get killed.
I am not sure if Rev. Morgenstern is using the word "killed" literally, figuratively, or both. I suspect however that she is using that word only in its literal sense and that it may not have occurred to her how "lots of other people" may be "killed" in the figurative sense of the word in "dominance struggles" that they fail or refuse to de-escalate.
FWIW Here is the comment that I just *submitted* to the 'Fighting Right' post of Rev. Amy Zucker Morgenstern's moderated 'Sermons in Stones' blog. Hopefully Amy will have the good sense to post that comment rather than censor and suppress it -
U*U"re doing it wrong. :-)
Come to think of it the U*UTube video linked above shows how certain deeply misguided U*Us go about ritualizing *their* dominance struggles. . .
To save U*Us the trouble of following that link here is the U*UTube video of a self-described U*U "Citizen's Police Officer" aka U*U COP engaging in one form of Unitarian*Universalist Dominance Struggle Ritual -
As an added bonus I am providing another link to an earlier TEA post that shows Rev. Melissa Carvill-Ziemer engaging in a somewhat different aka *alternative* U*U Dominance Struggle Ritual known as U*U BDSM. :-)
This BTW is what is *figuratively* known as "killing two birds with one stone". . .
I can't help but wonder when U*Us will finally have the good sense to follow Rev. Amy Zucker Morgenstern's advice and back down, to say nothing of throw in the proverbial towel?