As I have often suggested, true believing Freudians are cult followers. This means that they have sacrificed their rational faculties on the altar of unshakable conviction.
The truest of the true believers, those who belong to the Lacanian movement and the Wholly Freudian Church repeatedly mouth phrases they do not understand, the better to affirm the truth of their conversion.
Unthinkingly, they believe that Freud’s myths, accompanied by Lacan’s elucubrations thereupon are gospel truth.
Had they given the matter some thought they might draw different conclusions.
Consider Freud’s myth of the primal horde. True enough, Freud believed that it was a fact, but this merely shows that Freud could not distinguish fact from fiction.
In Freud's myth, the human community was initially structured like a patriarchal tyranny, with one father possessing all the women. This man refused to allow his sons any sexual access to their mothers and sisters
The tyranny was such, Freud posited, that the sons banded together and rose up to smite the first father, thereafter to consume his warm, dead body, cannibalistically.
Recent research from Saudi Arabia suggests that they did not need to go to so much trouble. If they had had a little patience, the tyrannical first father would have died… from heart failure.
The Daily Mail has the story:
Having a wife can improve a man's chances of a long life - but having more than one can seriously damage his health, research shows.
A study into the health effects of polygamy has found men who had up to four wives were nearly five times more likely to suffer heart disease.
Previous research has shown that people who are married suffer less stress, are physically more active and have a better diet….
The research showed that men who practiced polygamy had a 4.6-fold increased risk of coronary artery disease and a 3.5-fold increased risk of Left Main Disease - narrowing of the left main artery.
They also had a 2.6-fold elevated risk of Coronary Microvascular Disease, which effects the walls of small blood vessels in the heart.
The study is not yet definitive, but it does suggest that monogamy is better from your health than polygamy.
For the moment we do not need to worry about the latter becoming common practice in America, but, who knows?