I voted for Trump and I resent the fact that psychiatrists and psychologists are interfering in our politics now.
Where were you when Dick Cheney was in office? Since May 2006 I have been a U.S. Government Gang Stalking Target in a program, no doubt, started when that sociopath was in office.
One of the criticisms of psychology/psychiatry is that it concerns itself with the isolated mind – treats the individual – ignoring context/the society the individual is a part of.
You contend there is a problem with Trump’s mental health; I – a Government Gang Stalking target for over 11 years - contend there is a problem with U.S. Society – a Society where a percentage of the U.S. population now Gang Stalks, where President Bush, President Obama – our “normal Presidents” – allowed this HATEFUL Scapegoating program to go on.
There are deep problems in our society. Psychiatry/Psychology has played a part in the medication of a part of the U.S. population rather than seeing their “mental illness” as an outcome of a Sick Society, where personalities are de-pressed, rather than supported in finding a place, a way to actualize their potential, express their real selves.
Erich Fromm has waxed eloquent on this topic.
I chose Trump over Hillary Clinton because I knew she would double down on Obama’s policies – which were a continuation of the Civil Liberties bashing policies of Bush.
I am excited that Trump fired Comey and criticizes our Intelligence Community – which is responsible for what goes on in Government Gang Stalking rather than suck up to it as Obama did.
There is no real oversight of our mammoth Intelligence-Industrial Complex which both Bush and Obama grew to outrageous oppressive proportions.
The Scandals of Hillary Clinton are – to my mind – even worst than the Scandals of Trump, which to me smack of a commitment to bring him down.
America is in trouble – that’s why people like me voted for anybody but a member of the Status Quo.
Michael Foucault said: We will never find the truth of our being if we assume identities articulated in influential power discourses. What was needed, he said, was a critical knowledge, the gathering and dissemination of information that didn’t pretend to be truth. When one makes truth claims, he said, it was an assertion of POWER. Truth claims, he said, are always the product of the culture we live in.
Remember when your profession labeled homosexuality a mental illness?
Each society, Foucault said, has its regime of truth, determines which discourses are permitted.
Truth, said Foucault, is what dominant groups in society say it is.
You psychiatrists and psychologists have your narratives which you are trying to foist down our throats. But people like me – a Government Gang Stalking Target in the United States of America for over 11 years - have our experiences, and it is our experiences which are our truth.
And in my narrative, based on my experiences – is - it is the Gang Stalking Status Quo which is sick. It is a Government that allows Gang Stalking/MOBBING to go on that is sick.
And the claim of psychologists and psychiatrists who have their own discourses, their own narratives, their claim to a superior knowledge which constitutes truth is really a power play.
I, psychologists and psychiatrists, will use my own experience as a Government Gang Stalking Target for over 11 years – to discern what is “normal” and what is not.
And my conclusion is American Society Today IS NOT “NORMAL,” OKAY, SANE.
Thus I voted for a hell raiser, for the person who seemed to me the best person to upset the apple cart in Government Gang Stalking America.
When the Status Quo is Sick, Corrupt, Harmful – you do the best you can with who/what you are given to change it.
And I resent your attempt to undo that change by discrediting my hell raising choice.
You say: “Mr. Trump’s speech and actions demonstrate an inability to tolerate views different from his own, leading to rage reactions.”
What do you think Government Gang Stalking is all about.? It’s about a GOVERNMENT that has an “inability to tolerate views” different from its own.
You say,“His words and behavior suggest a profound inability to empathize.” I see everyday – Police, Firemen, EMS, Ambulance Drivers, Security Guards, Neighborhood Watch Group members – a percentage of the U.S. population that has “a profound inability to empathize” with the targets they UNREMITTINGLY HARASS 24/7 for years.
You say,“Individuals with these traits distort reality to suit their psychological state, attacking facts and those who convey them (journalists, scientists).” I say our Government/Intelligence-Industrial Complex knows I have done nothing wrong, but attacks facts – I was a normal everyday teacher for 29 years – and I am being Gang Stalked because of a sociopath neighbor fireman’s actions. Our Government/Intelligence-Industrial Complex doesn’t give a damn about truth.
Our Gang Stalking Intelligence Community poses a greater threat than Trump ever could. But our repressive, sick, Gang Stalking Society will never let you see that.
Patterns In U.S. Government Gang Stalking From Jan. 8, 2018 (in one of the videos I said I was Gang Stalked for 9 years - that was exclusively in RED - my Gang Stalking has gone on for over 11 years)
In the first video I am putting my miniature poodle in the car after our evening walk on Jefferson St., when the Repetitive Beeping/a Gang Stalking Harassment Tactic, begins.
In the second video after the repetitive beeping, after I put my brother and dog in the car, I am going into my car when a person in RED - the only person on the street - passes by my car. RED is the most frequent color/Anchor used by the U.S. Government Gang Stalkers/our Radicalized Neighborhood Watch Groups.
In the third video I have just come out of Stater Brothers in going back to my car when our Gang Stalking Oceanside Police/who Gang Stalk with our Radicalized Neighborhood Watch Groups - the REDS - pass by. This U.S. Government Gang Stalking Tactic is called Same Time Exit/Entry.
It's Time To Go Sane In America
America Needs New Values, But Before We Can Get Them We Have To Dismantle The Old.
Values Our Sick Culture Has To Learn To Go Sane:
3. spirituality - transcending ego
4. respect - gained through a willingness to engage in dialogue (not debate), learning real listening
5. the systemic nature of reality - we are not separate from our environment/the Whole
6. the intersubjectivity of relationships - where both are responsible for what transpires
7. respect for individuality, otherness, a willingness to learn the unique language of the other based on their unique life experiences, unique personality
8. the ability to use head as well as heart, sensing as well as intuition
9. the courage to live with holy insecurity
10. the wisdom to see our own narratives as nothing more than the stories we tell ourselves
Sick or Healthy - that is the choice our world/country faces.
At the heart of our very sick culture - that spawns things like Government Gang Stalking, like continuous war - is a sense of powerlessness.
Defenses, which are always there to thwart anxiety whether on the psychological level or the world stage, always come from self-deception, from distortion of reality.
Control, dominate, manipulate - is how people who feel inferior and weak survive in the world, while all the way putting on a bombastic display of strength.
Real strength comes from nature - a recognition of nature in ourselves and in others. We either meet the needs of nature or pay the price.
The needs our sick culture ignores:
1. The need of every person/country to be confirmed.
2. The need of every person/country to express who they are.
3. The need of every person/country to find an environment where they can express what is unique and individual about them.
That's it. That's the formula for inner peace, for world peace.
But what does a sick culture do:
1. Expose its citizens to cooky cutter institutions that manipulate and control and dominate and, and ultimately, make sick.
2. Try to manipulate and control and dominate other countries instead of engaging in dialogue, building bridges, listening before speaking, really listening.
3. Trying to impose conceptions of the good citizen, the good girl and good boy on citizens and imposing penalties/Government Gang Stalking etc. on those who deviate.
4. Trying to lead - which is really another word for dominate, control, manipulate - other countries as if our country was such a shining model for others to follow/as the sick call it - an exceptional nation.
5. Trying to impose a cooky cutter New World Order on people/countries where everyone marches in lock step to the tune set by Elites/the moneyed and politically powerful.
Life or Death - that is the choice before us. Sick culture - or building a healthy one - that is the choice before us. One conforms to the mental conception of the Elites. One conforms to nature.
Life is really pretty simple. It's only the mind of men/women that make it complicated.
Confirm others - find environments where you receive confirmation yourself.
Use dialogue to bridge the gap between one person and another. Sometimes that might require learning the language of the other even when you speak the same language.
What Is Crazy?
What is Crazy?
A crazy person has his/her unconscious walled off from their conscious. Hence the woman who drowned her children in a bathtub is crazy because she said the devil made her do it, and was unconscious of her own anger about the burden of so many young children.
She and her husband were very religious. No doubt she wanted to be good - pure thoughts etc. Now it is not uncommon for mothers to hate their children some of the time.
So let's say this college educated person who found herself stuck with all these little children - and was trying to be a good Christian, pure thoughts and all the rest - had these negative feelings toward her children. Perhaps, she repressed them. The repressed unconscious can erupt the way it did in the case of the mother - who after stuffing feelings down year after year - drowned her children.
A more healthy situation would have been a facilitating environment - rather than a repressive religious environment - in which it was possible for her to say anything (that's what happens in therapy). Then she might have said to her husband - you know these kids really get to me sometimes. I have this college education that I'm not using and I'm starting to feel very depressed (the real self gets de-pressed) and frustrated. How about I get a part time job? We hire a babysitter. That would give me a little relief from the burden of the kids and would also make me feel more fulfilled/use my education.
We might also think of what happened to the woman who drowned her children as the unvalidated unconscious, the part of herself that needed relief from her kids, perhaps, more stimulation/using her education didn't get validated. No doubt she was trying to live up to her ideal self - an image in her mind of how she should be. She had a lot of shoulds and musts. So crazy shouldn't be thought of something just in the mind of the person, rather it comes from the person's interaction with the environment and the validating response or lack of it, she gets from her environment. The lack of a validating environment that allows all the parts of ourselves to be expressed can cause parts of the personality to never reach consciousness, to get split off.
R.D. Laing instead of talking about schizophrenia talked about the schizophrenic family. This goes along with family systems theory - that the family is a system. You can't treat just the identified patient because mental illness arises in an intersubjective environment.
Likewise, it is dumb to talk about terrorists like there is something wrong with these isolated individuals without looking at the interactions which have led to where we are (historical context this is occurring in).
A healthy person has good communication between their conscious and unconscious. They manage to verbalize (make conscious) their feelings of tendency. In other words, they are in touch with their inner sense of things. They are congruent because there are not parts of themselves that are split off/they are unconscious of.
In conclusion, if we want to cure our crazy world we have to look at it as a system. We have to ask what are the needs of human beings and how do we meet them. And we have to choose for leaders - very congruent people like Bernie Sanders who will create the kind of environment where there is good communication between the conscious/what we say and the unconscious (what is going on under the radar).
How To Tell If A Potential Presidential Candidate is Crazy?
See how Congruent they are. For example, Bernie Sanders is notoriously congruent. Dick Cheney, on the other hand, said he wanted to spread democracy around the world and then in his own country played a role in starting Government Gang Stalking. That’s crazy/incongruent.
The Zombie Checklist
The Zombie Checklist. Is it Alive or is it one of the Living Dead – A Zombie? First choice– Alive Second choice – Zombie/The Living Dead
1. Are they authentic or do they spin, lie, manipulate?
2. Are they autonomous or do they follow a leader?
3. Are they libertarian or authoritarian?
4. Are they congruent or incongruent?
5. Do they separate their emotions from thinking or engage in emotional thinking?
6. Do they love living things – spontaneous, unpredictable or do they love dead things, gadgets – even trying to transform people into things they can control and dominate and love death, continuous wars?
7. Can they engage in dialogue or are they one of the I-It people who use people to get their needs met?
8. Do they like decentralization, democratic egalitarian structures with built-in protections for minority rights, or do they like big, centralized bureaucracies?
9. Do they suck up to those above them/are they masochists and lord it over those below them/are they sadists or are they egalitarian?
10. Are they always creating or do they demand adherence to an unchanging status quo?
11. Do they participate in the unconscious collective mind or do they think for themselves?
12. Are they capable of thinking together with others or are they locked in their unconscious assumptions, run by thought-programs learned from culture, family, schools etc.?
Our Social Neurosis George Bush and Barack Obama And, Especially, Cheney Were A Part of It
The Conflict And Hate Of Our “Normal” World Is The Result Of Our Social Neurosis
(when you go even further into this you see it stems from the image of the isolated/hence defending ego – or as contemporary psychoanalysts would put it THE MYTH OF THE ISOLATED MIND)
How The Dissociation of Those Crazy Gang Stalkers and Their Gang Stalking Masters Comes About – Sick Individuals Come From A Sick Society - Or The Genesis of THE HERD MENTALITY
Individuals are inseparable from their social context.
The Eight Propositions of One of The Founders of Group Analysis – Trigant Burrows
1. "the neurosis of society is primary; the neurosis of the individual, secondary"
2. “Proposition two: The nature of the mental disorder with which civilized society is afflicted is the universal substitution of social images for reality or the individual’s preoccupation at all times with the appearance of himself and others, as it is mutually reflected socially, in place of the natural interfunctioning of the elements of the species or individuals of the race in biological interests that subserve common concerted ends.”
3. “Proposition three: The condition of society is one in which the individual, both single and collective, is completely helpless . . . . The incentive to this artificial shift of interest from the actuality of coordinated function to the dissociated preoccupation with his own image or appearance is begotten in the early infancy of each of us. Being a racially prevalent image-mode, it is directly transmitted to the offspring by the mother.”
4. Proposition four: The mechanism of this racial dissociation, as transmitted from generation to generation, is to be seen in detail in the reaction of the individual mother (parent or guardian) with respect to the particular child. The mother would have a "good" child as she automatically assumes in response to the suggestion to be "good" which she as an infant received from her mother [our italics]. Her child must learn to capture this autonomous intimation of a good and bad–of a good to be rewarded and of a bad to be disapproved–and acquire a sense of advantage to himself that is early made inseparable from this implied "good" pertaining to certain social aspects of his behavior as contrasted with an implied "bad" that early comes to be associated with the image of himself thus artificially imbued in him.”
5. “Proposition five: This image does not arise as a rational concept but as a purely suggestive, emotional response on the part of the individual to a suggestive, emotional reaction existing socially. The sphere of the response as of the stimulus is confined then solely to the mood-life of the organism: it is the automatic response of a mood-image of personal advantage on the part of the child to the automatically imbued image of personal advantage on the part of the mother. There is therefore no rational or controlled process of thought involved and no rational or controlled mental process can possibly gain access to it."
6. “Proposition six: This social image and its mood-confederacy into which the mother impanels the child, represents by virtue of its secret transmission from individual to individual and from generation to generation nothing less than a social collusion of universal extent [our italics]. It is this mood-collusion involving society as a whole, and through which all of society has come to feel with an unquestioned mood-conviction that his highest advantage or good lies in its complete complicity with the social mood-image, that precludes the slightest incentive to remedy or correction anywhere in the feeling or mood-conviction of the individual, either single or collective.”
7. “Proposition seven: In this circumstance in which the species of man as a whole is involved in a mood-dissociation which is felt in all parts of it as something good and desirable and which is nowhere suspected (except theoretically and in no way touching the mood involved) as being pathological and extraneous to the essential organism of man, it is obvious no remedy or desire to alter the existing condition can anywhere arise within any part or throughout all the parts of this general mood-involvement in an image of good or private advantage.”
8. “Proposition eight: Such a universal involvement in a social collusion based upon private images could only be replaced by a social consensus resting upon organic feeling or thought as a functional actuality. But the will to emotion that exists everywhere will, of course, everywhere resist the organic behest of man’s inherent function as a concerted race. The situation, then, would seem hopeless. And from every point of view it undoubtedly is hopeless. But fortunately in the light of an organic group thesis the "point of view" of man, individual and collective, is not of significance. His point of view itself is part of the dissociative system of mood-images in which he is involved and necessarily arises from it. What then?”
“1) The mother is in possession of a code of behavior that it is in her greatest interest to convey to the child, and the result is that the child’s interest, feelings and ‘wholly spontaneous gesture toward the object’ is suddenly checked because it is bad. Consequently, ‘gradually the objects of the child’s universe, every impulse of the child’s life comes to be measured in the light of this implied code.’ This is not a healthy gesture, as it is ‘under restriction, dominated by fear, subject to a division ‘”.
2) “If this is true of the normal individual, it is also true of society: "If the condition of the individual is one of physiological disharmony, the condition of society, made of individuals, . . . also represents an unharmonious society,’ because of the ‘replacement of the spontaneous behavior of the organism’ by "a completely sophisticated and self-defensive ‘I.’’ This could be Winnicott speaking of his concepts of ‘true and false self.’ The consequence is a society ‘representing an illusory and quite arbitrary ‘I,’’ that is, people actuated by an individual and social dissociation (13). The way is inevitably paved toward conflict, both individual and social.”
To Extricate America From Its Conflictual Social Neurosis We Must Analyze: “the accepted codes and conventions of the so-called normal social living.”
We Are Living In An Age of Transition To A New Paradigm
Our Institutions Are Crumbling - And Good Riddance!
In our Age of Transition old certainties have lost their hold on the minds of people, yet, new certainties have not yet gained wide general acceptance.
The New Paradigm will be generated by the synthesis of the thought of a variety of thinkers operating in a variety of fields.
Its outlines are now taking shape:
A new sense of meaning will be generated, a new spirituality, a new way of construing reality.
This new construction of reality will open up new choices for the world.
It will be partly informed by a more pervasive scientific characterized by ongoing questioning. Hypotheses will be formed. They will be tested out with our behavior. Then we’ll look at the evidence of the outcome to either validate or invalidate what we anticipate will happen. Each days events will cause us to consolidate some parts of our way of construing life, to revise others, and to relinguish those that don’t work. Humanity will be constantly growing, constantly learning, open to new ways of construing reality based on the evidence.
The world will see ideology for the totalitarianism it is. There will be an awareness reality doesn’t fit into concepts. More and more people will operate with bare attention, seeing what is, rather than identifying reality with their mental representations. There will be an awareness that everything we see occurs in a context of other things which in turn are dependent and conditioned by still other things. Thus everything is joined, interconnected.
More and more people will embrace a nontheistic ethical system similar to Buddhism’s embrace of constant change, where one is not too attached to any idea or belief or ideology, but instead tries to be here and now, open to the constant flux that reality is, resolving to see, to stay aware in this moment, with no gaining intention except to be awake, and to be awake again in the next moment and the next. Elevation of Egoism will be replaced by an awareness of a Whole without intent. Concepts of out there and in here will fade, a realization there isn’t something to go to or away from. Our behavior will follow naturally from what we see, from outcomes, acting out of “full engagement with the moment,” rather than from assumptions in our mind.
We are an electrical- chemical physiological event. First there are emotions streaming from the viscera of our body, the “experiencing me.” Emotions are the signals from the viscera of our body that tell us what has worked from our evolutionary past. It has been said they are like instincts, the tendencies for action that worked in the phylogenic history of the human race for survival. Learning to be involves learning to identify our emotions, becoming sensitive to the feelings in our body that are our reactions to situations in our life. We need to formulate what we feel and then to reflect on it. We get information from two sources, from our own bodies in the form of feelings and from the outside world in the form of sensory information.
The problem in our world is many people behave in an automatic, pre-programmed by phylogenetic memories and cultural learning. Reason/thinking and emotional regulation can help us to do better. Reflection can help us to restrain our automatic responses. We can stop and think – once we know what we feel – and take account of what we have learned to anticipate outcomes. We not only must be aware of emotional regulation, but also of thought regulation: our thought often comes from families, from culture and is not our own. Thus we must think about our thinking, reflect on our thoughts. Reflection interrupts preprogrammed action, our automatic responses emanating from our primordial memories and from the conditionings we learned in family and culture. We can become acquainted with our introjected selves of family and culture in the form of voices in our head. We need to separate out our introjected voices from our creative intelligence. We do this by reflecting on what goes on in our mind, by reflecting on our thoughts.
Being is found in-the-between and is constantly being unfolded. At the heart of the New Paradigm will be the dialogical life in which concepts will be replaced by real listening and real speaking, in which there is newness, the unrepeatable, a realization being is for itself and I can only enter into relationship with it. An ongoing commitment to dialogue will help us get beyond continuous war.
Many of the problems we are confronted with have to do at their most basic level with separateness and union and identity. These issues are some of the most basic problems of human existence. We cannot assume that people automatically develop their individuality, develop a cohesive self that is separate, yet can relate to others in a spirit of mutuality. There is a relationship between a person’s level of individuation and their ability to see others as separate, different people. We are individuated to the extent we see others as separate and different from us. Individuality is an accomplishment and something our educational system needs to take as one of its aims.
Maturity is becoming one’s own authority while still retaining access to our archaic feelings of primordial oneness, a psychoanalyst once said.
I use this term to refer to a Whole Category of People who get their Emotional self-regulation from a pill or a drink or a smoke or drugs or Narcissistic Self-Inflation (I am No. 1, My Country – they identify with their country – Is Exceptional). I first used this term because one of my original Gang Stalkers was a Psychological Mess Who Took Prozac.
The Prozac People Are Distinct from the Rest of Us Who Have Learned that Anxiety Is a Part of Life, that life is Uncertain. We can tolerate Ambiguity. The Rest of Us do not follow blindly Big Pharma with its manipulation (Prozac is about as effective as a placebo). We are not so suggestible, but rather engage in Critical Thinking, in constant questioning, in constant learning, growing.
We realize Human Nature is grossly imperfect but rather than making that lead us to “Control” others, we demand Checks and Balances, and Separation of Powers, and Police Review Boards. We realize all human beings have a Shadow, a dark side of which they are Unconscious, which they Project on Others.
Where the Prozac People are guilty of Neurotic Pride (how dare the Iranians put our service men in those poses – The Prozac People Go To War When Their Neurotic Pride Is hurt – They lash out – Hello, Donald Trump), the rest of us see ourselves as a very small part of a much bigger system. Yes, we believe in the Butterfly Effect and take a stand against Injustice, but not on the basis of offended pride, but on the basis of values we have thought long and hard about.
We are much more ready to Engage the Other, in Dialogue. We spurn Manipulation, Propaganda, Disinformation, Control. We stand for Transparency, Openness, Congruence – the values associated with Mental Health and Consciousness.
We are ardent believers in Information, full disclosure. The internet gives us hope for a better world, an unfettered free internet – Controlled By No One.
We are the Inner Directed People who actualize our feelings of tendency by struggling to put into words that which we perceive inside us but have not yet verbalized. It is this constant dialogue between the conscious and unconscious part of ourselves which really distinguishes us from The Prozac People who have walled off part selves that lead to their incongruence – doing this, while they say that.
Where the Prozac People Gang Stalk and act out their fears, we confront ours – in ourselves. We don’t project things as much on others. We don’t divide the world into Black and White – good guys and bad guys. We are the System Thinkers.
How Do We Live Among The Prozac People? We confront their lies and their Dark Secrets and their Incongruence (America Land of the Free Where We Gang Stalk).
We work for a more transparent world, where anything can be thought, where anything can be said (essential for communication between our conscious and unconscious).
Each day we take small steps in the Direction of a More Human, Peaceful, Conscious World.
To Hell With Madison Ave. Give Us The Real
Iowa, Send The Two Corporate Gang Stalking Parties A Message – Vote Trump and Bernie
As I write this the first Primary in the 2016 Presidential Election is tomorrow in Iowa. America is not an introspective country so the question I am about to ask hasn’t come up. The question is – How Do We Change America From An Alienated I-It Culture to An I-Thou Culture?
The signs of Alienation are all around us - an exponential rise in drug use, including the use of heroin, mass shootings, corporate greed, polarization in our politics, a Government that Gang Stalks its own people, an inability to secure peace in the world.
Something is missing. I say what is missing is what all mystics have talked about for centuries – being.
Different people have framed what’s missing in different ways. Existential-Humanistic Psychologist Kirk J. Schneider who just published The Polarized Mind: Why It’s Killing Us and What We Can Do About It said what’s missing is Awe. America needs to be changed to an Awe-based culture.
I personally like how the philosopher Martin Buber put it. What’s missing is the Relationship to Life of Being – I-Thou.
America is too much a culture of Seeming, a Madison Avenue culture of the contrived Image. The Mania for political correctness is a symptom, We demand people feel what they should feel instead of what they really feel, want what they should want instead of what they really want, think what they should think, instead of what they really think, do what they should do instead of what they want to do. And when they don’t, America collectively says – Say you’re sorry. Say you’re sorry or we’ll shun you, gang stalk you, fire you, make you resign.
In America to feel good about yourself you have to conform to a cultural idealized image of the successful person with the right car, the right house, the right job – and a whole slew of other things. Just look at our commercials which show all the things that make you a commodity others can respect.
Buber would call that I-It living. Living from an idealized image of who you think you should be is living from Ego instead of living from spirit – call it the Holy Spirit, if you like. Living from I-It is living from a image of who you were taught you should be, treating yourself like a commodity, an It to be molded and manipulated into a form acceptable to others. Such a self is not unified. It stuffs all those things others don’t find acceptable into its shadow side and it is conflicted from a socialization process which was mainly imposition rather than allowing the unfolding of our own unique nature, which is as different as our fingerprints.
When you treat yourself as an It, a commodity, a thing others will approve of, you treat others that way, too. So then you have an I-It culture instead of a culture of being. There is no mutuality in an I-It culture. The I of I-It is mainly concerned with the impression others have of you. There is contrivance and hypocrisy, barriers to real meeting. We try to impose our views, our wants on others. We meet others with only a part of our being and we are only interested in a part of the others being – the part that gives us what we want, desire, that flatters, bolsters our weak sense of self.
Whereas, in I-Thou relating, we are genuine. That is what the Revolution in Our Politics of 2016 is all about that hunger for authenticity, for the genuine. Don’t give us the cookie cutter politician with his talking points, we scream. Give me the real, not the phony, not the contrived, not an image. Give us being. We in America are starved of being. We will not listen to Madison Avenue. We will not listen to the Corporate Media. We will not let them tell us anymore what is right and true and real. To hell with your narratives. To hell with your idealized categorizing, your labeling – that has nothing to do with the real, the genuine, the authentic. We demand a culture of being, not a culture of seeming. To hell with your political correctness. We will never again say we are sorry for the real, the authentic, the genuine.
We will be open. We will communicate our being to others. America must become a reverential I-Thou culture that respects being instead of a contrived, Madison Avenue I-It Culture, a culture of Alienation from being where we will take heroin or Prozac or drink booze or compulsively search for fun to escape the lack, the lack, the lack of our own being.
Give us the authentic, the unrepeatable, the unique, the real. Give us openness where no seeming creeps in. Give us leaders who can show us the way to a different America, an America not so taken in by the narratives it or others tell, a dialogical America who seeks out what is really there with communication, instead of an America that takes for the real the stories it tells, that imposes those stories on us all, on the world, crippling, crippling, not seeing, not seeing the real, the true, what’s really there.
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Erich Fromm - The Automaton Citizen And Human Rights
Fromm: “Most of What Is Unconscious is what society forces to be unconscious…”
Fromm – “The very society which produces these experiences also produces the compensations which keep them repressed, that is to say essentially, our entertainment industry and our consumption culture.”
How do we get beyond the Myth of Separateness which is the Root of All Man-Made Evil?
It is ironic but we get beyond the Myth of Separateness by unfolding our Individuality. It is only with a rootedness in our own nature/by participating in nature that we develop a Strong Sense of Self able to stand on its own two feet, a Motherless Child who can transcend family patterns, transcend identification with the tribe, the nation, transcend emotional thinking, transcend destructiveness and creatively participate in the world in an I-Thou manner.
We cannot say "Thou" without first unfolding our own "I"/nature. Only then will we have enough confidence in being able to stand our ground that we can go over to the other side/in listening/in empathic understanding.
Fox would have us believe the FBI is ONLY violating the rights of our most powerful, influential citizens. The fact is the Corporate Media completely ignores the violation of the rights of ordinary, everyday people by our out-of-control intelligence agencies.