Re: shamanism and culture shock

John Pastore (venture@CANCUN.RCE.COM.MX)
Sat, 11 May 1996 03:29:08 +0000

Hello Daniel,

Althougth I'm not sure what more I can say than what I have already
said on Shamanism, I feel more than just compelled to respond to
your communication if for no other reason that I was, in my distant
youth, a wrestling champion --of the kind who, although, followed the
rules of the sport, found inspiration in such role models as Mr.
America, Edward Carpontiar, Killer Klewoski, Mad Dod Mac, and that
fellow who did the cartwheels in ballet slippers obliterating all
opposition no matter how magnificently macho. And while they did bend
some of the rules, when it came down to savings one's honor, for the
life of me, I cannot understand how it could even occur to anyone
trained in the observation of the human condition to even compare
these paragons of virtue, character and 'The American Way', to the
likes of those big-country slickers who sully the airways of
America's sanctimonified psyche. Women come to the ringside, even
jump into the ring, to defend America's manhood, not run from alley
way to alley way like swagarts being victimized by it. Wrestlers'
women fight for their men, and wrestlermen fight for their women.
And, while I'm not sure who the wrestlerwomen fight for, I'm sure its
not for no televangelist who I think they would beat senseless with
their own money bags. At any rate, if that's not something to share
in the comeraderie of mass hysteria, than what is? Even the worse of
the wrestlers would not hire themselves out to bodyguard in jails.
Your diatribe not only attacks the very foundations of American
womanship, but even sportpersonsship.

Why anyone would want to attack the character building of fighting
fair until beginning to lose astonishes me. It takes a great deal of
character and courage for those with scores to settle to step into
the ring of professional wrestling to work out their differences.
What would you have them do: hire lawyers?

What would you have the youth, and adult youths of American do
instead, too? Watch Mr. Greenjeans break a chair over Captain
Kangaroo's skull from behind --even when he might have good cause?
I'd like to see *YOU* tell the likes of Hulk Hogan that wrestling
isn't real, much less, step into the ring and test the mettle of your
convictions there, instead of here, this forum! Ha!Ha!Ha!

In the end: I bet my Daddy can beat up your daddy, anyway --my Mommy
too. So there!!! Whew! Thank God its Saturday afternoon --now I can
turn this internet thing off and watch something really

P.S. The Sheik, by the way, couldn't fight his way out of his silly
hat anyway!!! The World Wrestling Federation is just trying to give
the rest of the world a fair crack at the title --nothing more!!!

Ka Xiik Keech Ya Utzil,

John Pastore
Writer/Guide in 'El Mayab'
("The Mayan Homeland")