"If we think we can change anything using the same
old useless tactics, then we are closer to becoming extinct than we know." -
"Culture shapes the way general psychopathology is
going to be translated partially or completely into specific psychopathology."
- Sing Lee
Neurosis is a natural response of human
nature if a normal person is subordinated to domination of pathological people.
The same applies to the subordination of a society and its members to
a pathological system of
authority. In a pathocratic state, every person with a normal nature thus
exhibits a certain chronic neurotic state, controlled by the efforts of
reason. - Andrew M.
Agoraphobics are notoriously
resistant to treatment.
Psychologists have found them unusually
imaginative, creative and
intelligent but extremely
uncooperative when society expects them to return to the social group. These
highly articulate, self-imprisoned people are
nothing less than the canaries
in the coal mines of suburbia, the first sensitive casualties in a toxic
cultural environment that is now affecting us all.
Kurt Vonnegut identified it as "a political
disease," afflicting people who lack the essential emotional "damping
apparatus" that prevents them from "being swamped by the unbelievability of
social culture as it really is."
Lasting relief from agoraphobia
did not occur by changing the perceptions of suffers but by changing the
pathology "out there in the social group."
Rage and anger provide sturdy
motivators to stressed out
individuals suffering from the
pervasive psychological disorder of a pathological social culture which
disorders mental processes spawning strange behavior.
For those of
us who are acutely
depressed by the collapse of
homelessness; the acceptance of
torture as a viable method of extracting information;
competition for scarce
resources; preemptive invasions
built on lies; unprecedented incarceration
rates; toxic wastes fouling the Earth;
the glorification of
violence, murder and
genocide as a viable solution to
human social problems - there's not much relief in "a few quick tips." Facing
the truth about the grim political realities behind
depression would at least eliminate the paranoia that "it's all in our
Modern therapy has focused almost exclusively on self,
separating an individual's problems
from those found in the structure of our social culture. When treatment
programs teach disturbed citizens to cope and not protest, to adapt and not
rebel, to "work within your situation"
rather than "refuse the unacceptable," James Hillman concludes, "therapy is
collaborating with governance creating docile plebes."
proudly rooted in a heritage of rugged
do not generally think of ourselves as obedient - and yet, as Victor Frankl
observed of American culture, we have followed orders again and again to "be
depression is not likely to lift until American lives are
grounded in the noumenon.
created depressions are suffered not by the perpetrators, rescuers or
victims in a social order but by those who
occupy the role of
observer, those who do not draft
social policy, those who have no voice in social policy and yet are subject
to it. In any given social crisis, only the observers are likely to have enough
time to take note of cultural conditions - everyone else being to busy issuing
orders, running soup kitchens or just staying alive.
"Now that I look back, I realize that a life
predicated on being obedient is a very
comfortable life indeed. Living in such a way reduces to a minimum one's own
need to think." Adolf Eichmann Nobel Laureate
Heinrich Boll, after World
War II, claimed the most dangerous flaw in the character of the German
people could be stated in one word: "Obedience."
Confusion and harm occurs when
virtual realities are mistaken for reality itself. The Cold War seeped into
the personal relationships of men and
women, fathers and mothers, the
psyches of young children. The baby-boom generation was permanently imprinted
with the image of the
Secret decisions made behind
closed doors in Washington had a direct impact on my kindergarten
finger-painting 2,000 miles away, as air-raid sirens drilled terror into my
head. The mushroom
cloud provides a riveting clue to the etiology of my generation. After
spending our school years crouched between the wooden runners of our desks,
ears pounding and minds squeezing
with dread that this could be it,
we later latched onto the rungs of
corporate ladders with a
frenzied, irresponsible compulsion to "eat, drink and be merry."
Indulging the need for immediate gratification to historic excess, we
entered the job market guided by the slogan appearing on T-shirts in the 1980s:
"Whoever dies with the most toys
Reversing the political formula Walter Lippman proposed for
national security and
world peace after
the devastating lessons of World War II -
public interest first,
private interest next - we instead let
Wall Street plundered America with
merger mania creating vast middle class unemployment with
leveraged buyouts while
polluting the environment
through deregulation. These unrealities were accomplished under such
amorphous explanations as "market
forces," "supply and demand" and "economic competitiveness,"
as though our mortal economic arrangements were
acts of God or scientific
For compassionate people to
survive in a culture where raw suffering and
the threat of violence is
felt daily, our lives have to be "purged of feeling." Although
observers reeling from cultural traumas might find temporary relief in
themselves, this tactic eventually aggravates, rather than cures, a
political created depression. By design,
the passive behavior
an observer during social violence, as
Americans have been taught to look
away, can result in unchecked
If Americans bravely confronted the
reality of American social culture, it would soon be apparent that Americans
are culturally depressed, fragmented, megalomaniacal, delusional and immersed
We are one nation of split realities: One fact in the
200,000 acts of televised violence an
American child sees before turning 18 - has
one meaning for Arnold
Schwarzenegger, an actor with made-up wounds in fake wars who supports real
military aggression, and another for a
dismembered veteran from a real war who now leads an unimaginable life.
Even before we knew the specific
details of ruined global economies and
devastation that are being revealed today,
as secret files and secret
papers from the Cold War are opened up around the Earth, rumors abounded.
If the full details of: a crazed patient hospitalized in
Oak Ridge, Tennessee cries out during nightmares, and then disappears;
Karen Silkwood is
killed in a car accident, and the briefcase of papers she had promised a
reporter cannot be found;
Iran-Contra affair papers
are ever released from legal blockades at the National Archives; if the gag
orders in the settlement of critical medical suits are ever lifted; buried
research explaining immune system
dysfunctions; we will not be surprised by the compromising secrets they
Before any radioactive or toxic wastes can be dumped in our
deserts and oceans, they must first pass through dozens of minds: secret plans
have to be discussed, secrer orders have to be issued, secret papers have to be
typed, secret cargo has to be transported, secret destinations have to be
As Robert Bellah and his
colleagues point out in "The Good Society," the homeless were not
dropped on our streets by a deus ex machina; they
arrived through human actions and social choices: "the market driven conversion
of single-room-occupancy hotels into upscale tourist accommodation, government
urban-renewal projects that revitalized downtown while driving up rents and
reducing housing for the poor, economic changes that eliminated unskilled jobs
paying enough to support a family, the states
deinstitutionalization of the mentally
ill and reduced funding of local community health programs."
homeless, the hobo camp inmates of our cities, had to pass through the thoughts
of real estate brokers, economists, CEOs, human resource personnel, mental
health experts, state legislators, county judges, voters and taxpayers, my
friends, your friends, you and me, while none of us "knew" what was going on.
Nearly all of us are guilty of
habits of denial is no small chore.
imaginative thought patterns fill the void where the
veil of cognitive blindness hangs.
Individuals are trapped within "virtual realities "purged of feeling".
Social injustice can not exist
that force individuals to conform to industrial roles and dehumanizing
lifestyles which create individual suffering on a massive scale are directly
responsible for much of the pathology citizens experience.
seek true knowledge
to reconnect us with noumenon.
We must actively resist
indifference by allowing
ourselves to feel empathy.
Reforming a civilization is a daunting
endeavor for a culture under
military control for over half a century.
The cure itself requires
extensive internal effort, uprooting old
lies and grafting real truth onto
the way we each
individually conceptualize reality.
"A social order that glorifies war, rewards
restricts resources, promotes isolation and punishes those who "fail to measure up" requires the therapist to
"stop using therapy sessions" to fix up the people so the system works better
and start fixing up the system so the people work better. One must gain
whatever resources are necessary to remove one's self from
a condition of oppression and to
affect not only one's own circumstances but also more general circumstances
outside one's intimate surroundings." - Thelma Jean Goodrich
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