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Jerry Holbert

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  1. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Can’t happen. Goofy mouth is in Joe’s DNA, he’s been doing it his whole political career. Today he basically said banning AR’s wasn’t as big a deal as the high cap mag issue and background checks on gun shows. I’m sure the White House was ready to throttle him…

    Since we’re talking about guns, I know many of you will enjoy this quote, while others of course will hate it. It’s entertaining to say the least.

    “A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity”.
    Sigmund Freud,
    “General Introduction to Psychoanalysis”

  2. Stipple

    Stipple said, almost 4 years ago

    He would look like a badly dubbed chinese movie.
    The sound would be good but the lips would be in left field.

  3. PlainBill

    PlainBill said, almost 4 years ago


    The first problem is, Freud didn’t say that, Kates did.

    From Wikiquote:

    “A fear of… weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity.”

    This is not a statement that appears in any translation of any of Freud’s works. It is a paraphrase of a statement from the essay “Guns, Murders, and the Constitution” (February 1990) by Don B. Kates, Jr. where Kates summarizes his views of passages in Dreams in Folklore (1958) by Freud and David E. Oppenheim, while disputing statements by Emmanuel Tanay in “Neurotic Attachment to Guns” in a 1976 edition of The Fifty Minute Hour: A Collection of True Psychoanalytic Tales (1955) by Robert Mitchell Lindner: Dr. Tanay is perhaps unaware of — in any event, he does not cite — other passages more relevant to his argument. In these other passages Freud associates retarded sexual and emotional development not with gun ownership, but with fear and loathing of weapons. The probative importance that ought to be attached to the views of Freud is, of course, a matter of opinion. The point here is only that those views provide no support for the penis theory of gun ownership.

    Due to misreading of this essay and its citations, this paraphrase of an opinion about Freud’s ideas has been wrongly attributed to Freud himself, and specifically to his 10th Lecture “Symbolism in Dreams” in General Introduction to Psychoanalysis on some internet forum pages: alt.quotations, uk.politics.guns, talk.politics.guns, , etc.

  4. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 4 years ago


    Thanks, Bill. But I bet we’ll find this same passage attributed to Freud a few times over the next week.

  5. jack75287

    jack75287 said, almost 4 years ago

    Ok even the left has to admit this is funny!

  6. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago


    Okay, I stand corrected. I saw it late in the evening and didn’t spend a lot of time researching it. I just thought it was mildly humorous.

  7. josefw

    josefw said, almost 4 years ago


  8. omQ R

    omQ R said, almost 4 years ago

    ‘Please direct us to the specific area in Freud’s work where he said these things about guns.
    It’s in German. but I’ll help out with the translation if you like. :-|

    For instance, where Freud is quoted as saying ‘Sie sind verrückt!’, that means:
    ‘Guns are symbolic penis substitutions, the loud and powerful firing are ejaculations, the compensation of fear of impotency manifests itself in the collection and hoarding of guns (the larger,the better). So an over-concern with guns is a sign of sexual immaturity and of not successfully resolving the Oedipal Complex of childhood."

    Nichts zu danke! You’re welcome!

  9. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 3 years ago

    Your spat with DrC aside, I was curious if you would respond to lonecat’s request for a source for your assertions regarding the U.N. and WMDs in Iraq?
    Henry Payne’s cartoon of the 2013/01/26.
    ‘ansonia said, " At the time Bush made the decision to go into Iraq, the UN supported the action." I’d be interested to see your source for this statement. Can you please provide this for us?’

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