Thursday, June 10, 2021

Psychoanalysis? Or a caricature of "woke" intellectual pretension?

 

I present, for your edification (?), the abstract of an article in the April 2021 issue of the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, titled "On Having Whiteness".


Whiteness is a condition one first acquires and then one has—a malignant, parasitic-like condition to which “white” people have a particular susceptibility. The condition is foundational, generating characteristic ways of being in one’s body, in one’s mind, and in one’s world. Parasitic Whiteness renders its hosts’ appetites voracious, insatiable, and perverse. These deformed appetites particularly target nonwhite peoples. Once established, these appetites are nearly impossible to eliminate. Effective treatment consists of a combination of psychic and social-historical interventions. Such interventions can reasonably aim only to reshape Whiteness’s infiltrated appetites—to reduce their intensity, redistribute their aims, and occasionally turn those aims toward the work of reparation. When remembered and represented, the ravages wreaked by the chronic condition can function either as warning (“never again”) or as temptation (“great again”). Memorialization alone, therefore, is no guarantee against regression. There is not yet a permanent cure.


In case you think that's just one extreme example from an otherwise worthy journal, here are the titles of some more articles in that issue.

  • “I Do Not Have a Racist Bone in My Body”: Psychoanalytic Perspectives on What is Lost and Not Mourned in Our Culture’s Persistent Racism
  • Black Rage: The Psychic Adaptation to the Trauma of Oppression
  • Murderous Racism as Normal Psychosis: The Case of Dylann Roof
  • Observations on Use of the N-Word in Psychoanalytic Conferences
Can you say "an unhealthy, one-sided obsession with race"?  Yes, I thought you could.  I can, too…  If you substitute the word "Jewishness" or "Muslimness" or any other group-"ness" for Whiteness in that abstract, you see how obscenely warped and twisted it is - yet it's accepted for publication in a "peer-reviewed" medical (?) journal.  If those peers found that article acceptable, I certainly don't want to be treated by any of them - and I absolutely do not regard them as my peers in the human race.  That level of bigotry is what one would expect from a Nazi concentration camp guard and member of the SS.

This sort of pseudo-intellectual claptrap makes a mockery of any hope that rational, logical thought might influence the Journal's deliberations.  Rather, it automatically labels its contents as "junk science", dedicated to political correctness rather than authentic, genuine, scientific-method-based research, and irredeemably corrupted by neo-Marxist "critical theory".

I can only suggest that if you're looking for psychoanalytical help, you first check to see whether your prospective analyst is a subscriber to the Journal, and/or agrees with its psychobabble.  If they are and/or do, strike them from your list at once.  They're not only unworthy of your time, they're likely to be actively detrimental - if not downright dangerous - to your mental health.




Peter


15 comments:

Michael said...

Peter nice people go to the Gulag or against the wall.

Crazy people are running the asylum and they are NOT NICE.

I present you the Yale Prof expressing at a lecture to her student how she wants to empty a Revolver into any random white person head because they "enrage Her". I'll spare you the rest of her rant.

OH BTW She *Still* is employed by Yale....

Whatever happened to Martin Luther King's "that people are judged by their Character NOT by the color of their skin". Did my White Grandparents who got firehose'd walking with MLK do it in Vain?

Judging from the separated by skin color "Graduations" in several Universities that is so....

1chota said...

The adoption of psychology as a valid science is flawed. Each of the patriarchs held different opinions as to what causes various human characteristics. Basically they chose to avoid the good versus evil world character that has been seen in human existence since Adam.
Mostly voodoo.
peace, bro.

Steve S said...

If you're looking for help you would be much better served by getting a dog.

The Lab Manager said...

White Europeans are awesome and have done the most for humanity.

If you are white poop-lib, then you are beneath other minorities.

I love being White. I'm proud to be White. Thank you White Europeans for all that you have done.

The kneeling should be for other side.

Rick said...

That is NOT an abstract to any serious study. However, it is loathing words heaped upon one another full of disdain and contempt and, very much so, projection. More so, at the top of the heap is the signaling to the mob a desire to lend 'scientific' credence; that 'whiteness' is more than a condition, it is evidence of evil. It is the gnashing of teeth of blind, ravenous dogs bent towards establishing themselves among the pack.

Tilcut Hassayampa said...

A white guy invented the steam engine. One steam engine did the work of several men, with fewer breaks. Anti-slavery agitation in the white world started around the same time. Coincidence or cause and effect?

Industrial coal mining started because steam engines were consuming too much forest for charcoal.

Without fossil energy slavery will be economically viable again. Be careful what the Greenies wish for, especially if you're black.

Back to the Yale professor, the North American raised Asian women who hate whites are usually those who were sexually reamed by hot white guys who discarded them. They are alpha widows who will not be content with the Asian or lower status white guys who might have committed.

weka said...

Most mental health workers hate the Freudians. Sanctimonious prigs who promote analytic psychotherapy that does not work.

The hate I got once for writing CBT is the treatment of choice because the evidence... Was another reason I use a handle

tiredWeasel said...

I give it 5 years before they start measuring heads again.

And I bet against myself that it happens sooner.

Andrew Smith said...

My mother worked in a hospital as a nurse and happily declared that it was the psych doctors (and similar) who were truly the weird ones. She reckoned they probably went down that path in an effort to try and figure out what was wrong with themselves, and now they treat others.

kurt9 said...

Psychology and psychiatry are pseudoscience's. There is no underlying neurobiology to back up the claims of these pseudosciences.

LoFan John said...

It is important to know and remember that psychoanalysis is not the same as psychology or psychiatry. About fifty years ago I heard it described, by a very experienced psychologist, as a religion, because there is so much in it that can't be tested. Psychoanalysis is still around, but so is "prosperity gospel" and a lot of other stuff.

Aesop said...

Psychiatry is to medical science as phrenology is to witch doctory.

And by actual count, 90% of those in the field are there to self-diagnose. If anything, I may be understating it.

Tschifty Mccoy said...

Eerily similar to the kind of dreck concocted by the Nazis in the 1930s I'd guess. This sort of thing is always the prelude or preparation for mass murder or mass incarceration. The weird, audacious twist here is that it's being attempted against the majority ethnicity. Afaik, past use of this sort of dehumanizing is only directed at a minority group.

Peter B said...

Not just detrimental to your mental health. Let one of these maniacs learn you have "Whiteness" and a gun and they'll probably try to 5150 you.

Tal Hartsfeld said...

Too much concern about the personal beliefs and lifestyles of those one doesn't even KNOW intimately.
We all should just mind our own god-damn business and take care of OUR OWN lives and only make time with those who accept us and treat us decently (barring those we have no choice but to "do business with"---co-workers, medical/dental professionals we co-depend on, store employees, and the such).
Let the other guy have his/her own virtues and vices, that's their inalienable right.