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Freud evil genius.

Posted 07-19-2009 at 08:44 AM by lugoteehalt
Updated 07-26-2009 at 08:33 AM by lugoteehalt

His was a strange do - Freud - his illiterate, fascistic, and obviously evil ramblings changed the world. So were they just fools, in the old days, that they fell for him, and as evil as him, or was it something important? Was it necessary to change the world and Freud just happened along?

Freud and Jung were on a sea voyage together and in an orgy of thought arrived at most of their "ideas". A key one was that the more upsetting to a patient was something the more likely it was true. Truth is degrading.

All Psychological Explanations Are Degrading

All psychological explanations are degrading has remained a central feature of psychology to this day. Sporus - listening for this for decades - has only ever heard one non-degrading psychological explanation: a motor cycling psychologist said people motor cycled because they liked speed.

What is it that Healers Worry About?

It can only be the inadequacy or detriment of their attempted remedies; or, more particularly, avoiding taking the blame for these.

So what to do? A scapegoat has to be found, but who? There is only one choice: the weakest party - the patient.

Blame and Degrade the Patient

To survive as healers, it is a strong as that, the patient has to be scapegoated for the failure of the remedy. But you cannot say, "It's her fault her feet have gone black." it is too obvious, too obvious what you are about. Something more cryptic is needed. So you blame the patient, not for the harm of the remedy but for the disease itself. Then, in human logic, there is the implication that she is to blame for the detriment of the remedy; but it is sufficiently cryptic to disguise its horrifying wickedness.

And the scapegoat must always be degraded; one does not say, "The Jews are to blame and the Jews are saints and heroes." The disease must always have a degrading diagnosis, the degree of degradation varying with factors such as social status and the likely effect of the specific.

The true diagnostic criteria therefore are blame and degrade the patient, science has little to do with it.

Children a Special Case

But it is often culturally difficult to blame and degrade a child. In this case we must blame a convenient, low status adult instead, usually, but not always, the mother. Thus the shaken baby, cot death, Munchhausen syndrome, witch trials; in which that it is an unnatural act for a woman to kill her own young is stressed not by the defence, as would be reasonable, but by the prosecution. The man, of whom it is well known that 'The he wolf eats the she wolf's young', is only prosecuted if he is working class and the mother middle.

In the past disease was therefore a punishment from God for sin - blames and degrades. In a secular age we have heard of Freud for one reason alone - all psychological explanations for disease blame and degrade.

Freud Was Necessary in a Secular Age

If beauty is that beauty does, therefore, Freud has done one of the most important things there is: he has made healers possible. And the state - power - too regards healers as fundemental to its power. God knows why.
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