I laughed as I read Psychoa’s post on the religious dustup over on the Lacan boards. My thoughts have been much the same. I've had some other thoughts, as well.
Recently, I said that Lacan’s ideas seem more 'penetrable' to me now than they had in the past. I’ve realized over the last few days that it may be that what I'd found least penetrable about Lacanian discourse earlier on in my experience were the gaudy intellectual defenses that a friend describes as serpentine. I suspect I'm not the first person to have noticed.
Elswhere in the blogosphere, the psychiatrists seem to be operating in an airtight bubble of certainty, depriving themselves and their readers of fresh intellectual oxygen as much so as the Lacanian discourse suffocates. I have a bit more hope for the Lacanians. At least they appear to feel distressed by the lack of air.
As I finish these comments, the pun just fell away and I remember the meaning of the word 'shrinkwrapped'. I'll have to re-title this post.