Mr. Koehler is like the man who takes a date out to dinner, orders for HER, and says, “We’ll be having the steak and fries.”
The entire frame of this article is offered as WE when the violence it speaks to and about is done by males and reflects patriarchy’s preference for war, force, machismo, and proofs of manhood demonstrated through expert (if not purportedly fearless) use of firearms.
It is precisely the frame that eliminates the feminine side of the equation, a problem seen in the disproportionate representation of MALES in all bodies of power that leads to this redundant outcome–itself the manifestation of a great imbalance. This phenomena is then couched in a unified WE context that makes the feminine half of Creation invisible, inseparable from its other half (and blocked from playing its intended role of counterbalance), and without voice.
THAT is the great violence that consigns to the human race the CURSE of a redundancy that might be compared to a large boat with males on one side and females on the other… and ONLY the males allowed to use their oars or decide on the boat’s purported direction.
There IS no other possibility than said vessel circling endlessly, making NO progress. And this crew with only half its human resources permitted to allot input speaks as WE. Falsely! As its experts argue–human beings are bound to go nowhere. Note the “evidence” of this “fate.”