I got an anonymous email last night, asking if I might not be suffering from a Messiah Complex. This was mentioned to me a few years back when I first mooted the idea of my own Arbitrary Jewishness, so not entirely a new concept to me. I feel I should be worried about this in some way, but I'm not. Isn't that a sign of megalomania itself?
Anyway, the mailer suggested that my adoption (via a beard) of Kevin Godley as an Alter-Ego was probably based on some deep-rooted psychological insecurity (Sure, I've got a bunch of those - which one were you specifically thinking of?).
Godley = God, he pointed out. It was blindingly obviously to him that I was setting myself up as some all-powerful Blogging Father Figure. An over-compensation for flaws in my own inner psyche. Hmmm: sounds fairly plausible. Creme - gizmo - creme!
Actually, this theme sounds familiar, so I suspect one of my more, er, Psychologically-minded pals prob. came up with this one.
Freud - the father of mother-fixated psychoanalysis - was Jewish, wasn't he?