How reality caught up with paranoid delusions – Mike Jay – Aeon


How reality caught up with paranoid delusions – Mike Jay – Aeon

How reality caught up with paranoid delusions – Mike Jay – Aeon


How reality caught up with paranoid delusions – Mike Jay – Aeon


You go around sniffing out all the symptomatic actions in your vicinity, thus reducing everyone to the level of sons and daughters who blushingly admit the existence of their faults. Meanwhile you remain on top as the father, sitting pretty. For sheer obsequiousness nobody dares to pluck the prophet by the beard and inquire for once what you would say to a patient with a tendency to analyze the analyst instead of himself. You would certainly ask him: ‘Who’s got the neurosis?’… I am namely not in the least neurotic — touch wood! I have namely lege artis et tout humblement let myself be analyzed, which has been very good for me. You know, of course, how far a patient gets with self-analysis: not out of his neurosis — just like you.

scathing letter to Freud from pioneering Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung, born on this day in 1875. (via explore-blog)

Zing!


You go around sniffing out all the symptomatic actions in your vicinity, thus reducing everyone to the level of sons and daughters who blushingly admit the existence of their faults. Meanwhile you remain on top as the father, sitting pretty. For sheer obsequiousness nobody dares to pluck the prophet by the beard and inquire for once what you would say to a patient with a tendency to analyze the analyst instead of himself. You would certainly ask him: ‘Who’s got the neurosis?’… I am namely not in the least neurotic — touch wood! I have namely lege artis et tout humblement let myself be analyzed, which has been very good for me. You know, of course, how far a patient gets with self-analysis: not out of his neurosis — just like you.

scathing letter to Freud from pioneering Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung, born on this day in 1875. (via explore-blog)

Zing!

Culture of Illusion – Boardgames as Activism.


Activist Boardgames
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Because race is an issue that constantly bubbles under the surface, and sometimes on the surface, and sometimes above the surface, of this great nation and because it will no doubt be addressed today in the State of the Union Address, I thought that this link would be worth a look. Click on THIS or click on the pic. I suspect that this game was made by well meaning white people for well meaning white people. I get the feeling that, at the time, it was no surprise to black people in 1970s America that they were, generally speaking, at an economic disadvantage. I could, of course be wrong, being, as I am, a white male who grew up in Scotland.

Culture of Illusion – Pyschological Goldmine.


George W. Bush art.
[Courtesy of BlackBook.]
The water is so vertical.

He wants to get clean.

He cannot get into the shower.

He cannot bear to get into the shower.

His head is turned away from the mirror and yet he is looking into the mirror and he is looking out at us.

Is he judging us? Are we judging him? Is he asking us to pass the soap? Can he not bare to get clean? How long has he been in the shower? Does he have a towel nearby?

Oh why can I not get clean, he thinks to himself.

George W. Bush’s Paintings Revealed – Art – BlackBook.


Because race is a debate that constantly bubbles under the surface in this great nation and because it will no doubt be studiously ignored as an issue during the Presidential Race, I thought that this link would be worth a look. Click on the pic.


Because race is a debate that constantly bubbles under the surface in this great nation and because it will no doubt be studiously ignored as an issue during the Presidential Race, I thought that this link would be worth a look. Click on the pic.