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  • Freud or Fraud?

    05/06/2016 8:09:37 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 5 replies
    MercatorNet ^ | May 10, 200 | Michael Cook
    It's hard to imagine contemporary society without Oedipus complexes, defence mechanisms, Freudian slips, and the psychiatrist's couch. But Catholic, Dutch psychologist Gerard van den Aardweg is not cracking the champagne on Sigmund Freud's 150th birthday. [This is Freud's 160th.] MercatorNet interviews Dr. Van den Aardweg on the impact of Freudian theories on modern psychology and views on sexuality. Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis, was born on May 6, 1856, 150 years ago. In New York, it was Sigmund Freud Day; in Austria, it was Sigmund Freud Year. For his supporters, the 20th century was the Sigmund Freud Century....
  • The Origins of Political Correctness

    06/14/2008 7:16:25 AM PDT · by joma89 · 48 replies · 401+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | Unknown | Bill Lind
    Where does all this stuff that you�ve heard about this morning � the victim feminism, the gay rights movement, the invented statistics, the rewritten history, the lies, the demands, all the rest of it � where does it come from? For the first time in our history, Americans have to be fearful of what they say, of what they write, and of what they think. They have to be afraid of using the wrong word, a word denounced as offensive or insensitive, or racist, sexist, or homophobic. We have seen other countries, particularly in this century, where this has been...
  • Gay Connecticut couple accused of raping adopted children will face trial

    04/07/2013 9:38:45 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 83 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | April 7, 2013 | Erik Ortez
    The case of a same-sex Connecticut couple accused of repeatedly raping and abusing two of their nine adopted boys is headed for trial. Married couple George Harasz and Douglas Wirth of Glastonbury were supposed to be sentenced Friday in Hartford Superior Court under a plea deal, but instead withdrew from their agreement with prosecutors. The men had already pleaded no contest in January to one felony count each of risk of injury to a minor a reduction from even more serious charges related to sexual assault. But in a surprise turn, the couples attorneys pulled them out of...
  • Many American White Men Worship Guns Because of Sexual Insecurity, Entitlement, and Profit

    04/02/2013 11:47:40 AM PDT · by white trash redneck · 125 replies
    Buzzflash ^ | 1 Apr 03 | MARK KARLIN
    You won't find anyone willing to dare say it much in the media, but a good percentage of the white men who oppose gun control of any sort and who back measures that would even allow alleged terrorists and straw purchases for drug dealers to buy guns are just afraid that without their guns, their phallic power will be reduced to size. You can feel at least temporarily reassured when a long-barreled assault weapon compensates for just another average manhood; it's an irresistable testosterone high to the beleaguered white male. Call this Freudian psychobabble analysis, but when you...
  • Picture of 'martial law' alarms forensic profiler

    03/23/2013 5:26:03 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 40 replies
    WND ^ | March 23, 2013 | Bob Unruh
    Comments described as 'potential major warning' of Obama's intent A forensic profiler who worked on the disappearance of Natalie Holloway and the double-murder case against O.J. Simpson says he is becoming alarmed by some of the references President Obama is using. Andrew G. Hodges, M.D., who wrote The Obama Confession: Secret Fear, Secret Fury, previously said Obamas statement I am not a dictator actually meant, I am the dictator president. Hodges also concluded Obama unconsciously confessed to stealing the 2012 election. On Hodges website, Steven A. Egger, associate professor of criminology at the University of Houston, Clear Lake, has written...
  • The Century Of The Self, Part 4: Eight People Sipping Wine in Kettering

    04/03/2012 7:08:38 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine
    BBC ^ | 2002 | Adam Curtis
    Adam Curtis' acclaimed series examines the rise of the all-consuming self against the backdrop of the Freud dynasty. This series is a MUST SEE for all those who want to know the truth about the use of subliminal manipulation of the subconscious to induce the "buying of products" - be they consumer goods, policies, or politicians. ,,,and ultimately the creation of "false flag" operations to induce the "nightmares" [nexuses of evil, terrorism, etc.] needed to maintain the allegience to these "products" that only a common enemy can achieve... "The enemy of my enemy is my friend." Creator, Adam Curtis, has...
  • The Century Of The Self, Part 3: There is a Policeman Inside All Our Heads, He Must Be Destroyed

    04/03/2012 7:03:55 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 1 replies
    BBC ^ | 2002 | Adam Curtis
    Adam Curtis' acclaimed series examines the rise of the all-consuming self against the backdrop of the Freud dynasty. This series is a MUST SEE for all those who want to know the truth about the use of subliminal manipulation of the subconscious to induce the "buying of products" - be they consumer goods, policies, or politicians. ,,,and ultimately the creation of "false flag" operations to induce the "nightmares" [nexuses of evil, terrorism, etc.] needed to maintain the allegience to these "products" that only a common enemy can achieve... "The enemy of my enemy is my friend." Creator, Adam Curtis, has...
  • The Century Of The Self, Part 2: The Engineering Of Consent

    04/03/2012 6:57:15 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 2 replies
    BBC ^ | 2002 | Adam Curtis
    Adam Curtis' acclaimed series examines the rise of the all-consuming self against the backdrop of the Freud dynasty. This series is a MUST SEE for all those who want to know the truth about the use of subliminal manipulation of the subconscious to induce the "buying of products" - be they consumer goods, policies, or politicians. ,,,and ultimately the creation of "false flag" operations to induce the "nightmares" [nexuses of evil, terrorism, etc.] needed to maintain the allegience to these "products" that only a common enemy can achieve... "The enemy of my enemy is my friend." Creator, Adam Curtis, has...
  • The Century Of The Self Part 1: Happiness Machines

    04/03/2012 6:35:54 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 1 replies
    BBC ^ | 2002 | Adam Curtis
    Adam Curtis' acclaimed series examines the rise of the all-consuming self against the backdrop of the Freud dynasty. This series is a MUST SEE for all those who want to know the truth about the use of subliminal manipulation of the subconscious to induce the "buying of products" - be they consumer goods, policies, or politicians. ,,,and ultimately the creation of "false flag" operations to induce the "nightmares" [nexuses of evil, terrorism, etc.] needed to maintain the allegience to these "products" that only a common enemy can achieve... "The enemy of my enemy is my friend.". Creator, Adam Curtis, has...
  • The Century Of The Self

    01/16/2011 6:25:21 AM PST · by JACKRUSSELL · 11 replies
    BBC Documentary ^ | April 29, 2002 | Adam Curtis
    Adam Curtis' acclaimed series examines the rise of the all-consuming self against the backdrop of the Freud dynasty. To many in both politics and business, the triumph of the self is the ultimate expression of democracy, where power has finally moved to the people. Certainly the people may feel they are in charge, but are they really? The Century of the Self tells the untold and sometimes controversial story of the growth of the mass-consumer society in Britain and the United States. How was the all-consuming self created, by whom, and in whose interests?...... The Century Of Self - "Happiness...
  • Chile: solidarity wins out over psychobabble

    10/14/2010 9:41:45 AM PDT · by Notary Sojac · 29 replies ^ | 13 October 2010 | Brendan ONeill
    Millions of people around the world will crack a smile today as they watch the 33 Chilean miners finally being hoisted back to life. But Those Who Know Better, the overlords of the therapy industry, see something different: not a happy ending to a two-month nightmare, but the start of an even longer nightmare of ill-health, craziness and PTSD for these unfortunate creatures from the dark. According to the experts, what were really witnessing in Chile today is a volcanic eruption of human instability, as 33 ticking timebombs of emotional frailty are raised to the surface. One psycho-expert, echoing an...
  • Analyze This, Sigmund: Your Great-Granddaughter Digs Child Sacrifice

    10/05/2010 9:44:42 AM PDT · by Trafalgar123 · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 5, 2010 | Stella Paul
    Ah, civilization and its malcontents. So it turns out Emma Freud is the creative and marital partner of Richard Curtis, who wrote the blood-crazed terror video everyone's talking about -- an eco-fascist snuff fantasy that relishes publicly executing children for the sake of Gaia, now splattering on a computer screen near you. Emma is the great-granddaughter of Dr. Sigmund Freud, who knew a thing or two about bloody primal urges. Freud described people as driven by thanatos, a death drive that yearns for destruction and violence, which is repressed by civilization. But even good old Siggy might have marveled at...
  • Are the Sins of the Fatherless the Root of Obamas Tyranny?

    08/08/2010 9:14:52 PM PDT · by ImpeachHoBama · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Sunday, August 8, 2010 | Kelly O'Connell
    Does Obamas anti-democratic ideology result from his dysfunctional childhood? An intriguing book, Faith of the Fatherless: The Psychology of Atheism, by Paul Vitz, argues this type background is a common precursor to the classic tyrants personality. This suggests Baracks beef with America might result from his own deficient past. Does it matter the source of our politicians mental makeup? Of course it does. After all, we expect leaders to make policy based on empirical knowledge, not just knee-jerk reaction to past trauma. For example, would Americans be pleased if the president outlawed taxis because his pooch was run over by...
  • My Life in Therapy

    08/05/2010 4:28:12 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | DAPHNE MERKIN
    All those years, all that money, all that unrequited love. It began way back when I was a child, an anxiety-riddled 10-year-old who didnt want to go to school in the morning and had difficulty falling asleep at night. Even in a family like mine, where there were many siblings (six in all) and little attention paid to dispositional differences, I stood out as a neurotic specimen. And so I was sent to what would prove to be the first of many psychiatrists in the four and a half decades to follow indeed, I could be said to be...
  • Liberal Narcissism and Anti-Christian Phobia

    04/11/2010 3:51:04 AM PDT · by Scanian · 5 replies · 433+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 11, 2010 | Deborah C. Tyler
    Americans have always expected national television broadcasters to steer clear of degrading epithets. On April 14, 2009, CNN's Anderson Cooper established a new low in television journalism when he labeled millions of Americans in the Tea Party movement with a vulgar sexual term. Other mainstream media journalists and personalities gleefully followed suit. There was no outcry from the "anti-hate community." Many liberals do not merely tolerate contumelies against conservatives, but they delight in them. In the years after World War II, psychologists (many of whom were European Jews who had escaped Nazism) intensively studied how fascist and authoritarian states could...
  • Active Citizens or Passive Consumers

    01/31/2010 9:17:20 AM PST · by wizkid · 3 replies · 164+ views
    BBC ^ | 01/31/2010 | JohnQuincy
    The "Century of the Self" documents how Freud's ideas and various counter arguments have dominated how big business and government have interacted with the American masses over the past century. It was produced by the BBC roughly ten years ago and is regarded as one of the best documentaries of all time. The central thesis is the tug of war between the idea that the great mass of citizenry is an unstable swamp of barbaric instinctual drives and anxieties or is capable of using their better selfs to dominate these drives. It is a competition between the views of treating...
  • Psychology: a reality check (If clinical psychology wants to be viable, it needs to embrace science)

    10/17/2009 7:06:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies · 676+ views
    NATURE ^ | 10/15/2009
    Anyone reading Sigmund Freud's original works might well be seduced by the beauty of his prose, the elegance of his arguments and the acuity of his intuition. But those with a grounding in science will also be shocked by the abandon with which he elaborated his theories on the basis of essentially no empirical evidence. This is one of the main reasons why Freudian-style psychoanalysis has long since fallen out of fashion: its huge expense treatment can stretch over years is not balanced by evidence of efficacy. Clinical psychology at least has its roots in experimentation, but it...
  • We Pay Such a Price for Ignoring Common Sense

    06/09/2009 10:54:13 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 2 replies · 371+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 6/09/09 | Purple Mountains
    A question for the ages is why the class of people we call the intelligentsia always seems to get the really big questions wrong. The three great movements that captured their attention: Freudianism, Marxism and Darwinism (and the present-day, man-made global warming) have now all been proven wrong by events or by scientific advances, but you would never know it from the positions of the organizations and bureaucracies that represent them, pushing on and trying to ridicule those calling attention to the events and to the science.
  • The End of Morality

    04/10/2009 4:43:45 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 42 replies · 1,340+ views
    Discovery Institute ^ | April 9, 2009 | Logan Gage
    The End of Morality ... Like the Marxist who claims that everything is determined by socio-economic forces (except for himslef who, of course, has no class interest), and the Freudian with his determinant sexual urges and primal psychological forces (except for himself who somehow developed rational psychological theories), the Darwinist is a man at war with himself. For he is engaged in mortal combat with rationality itself...
  • Kinsey, Darwin and the sexual revolution

    04/10/2009 8:02:30 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 16 replies · 859+ views
    Journal of Creation ^ | Jerry Bergman
    Kinsey, Darwin and the sexual revolution by Jerry Bergman Alfred Kinsey is the father of the modern Western sexual revolution. A review of the life and work of Kinsey reveals Darwinism was critically important in his crusade to overturn traditional sexual morality. He tried achieving this goal by convincing the public and the scientific world that what was widely regarded as deviant behaviour then, including adultery, fornication, homosexuality, sadomasochism and paedophilia, were all widely practiced and therefore normal and acceptable. Kinseys conclusions have now been shown by extensive empirical research to be fatally flawed. Kinseys sexual revolution has caused major...
  • Of Monsters, Moms and Metal Men

    02/05/2009 10:12:36 AM PST · by bs9021 · 5 replies · 333+ views
    Campus Report ^ | February 4, 2009 | Bethany Stotts
    Of Monsters, Moms, and Metal Men by: Bethany Stotts, February 04, 2009 What do psychology, Jurassic Park, Star Trek, and Rouben Mamoulians Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde have in common? They represent lessons in developmental miscarriages, deadly toilet training, and inflamed bestial passions, according to three Modern Language Association (MLA) professors. Jurassic Park Robert Samuels interpretation of one of the more humorous scenes in the first Jurassic Park moviewhere Lloyd is consumed by a female T-Rex who finds him cowering on the toiletis unorthodox, to say the least. Ignoring the original intent of Steven Spielberg, Samuels, a lecturer at the...
  • Anthony Daniels: At the forests edge (Sigmund Freud, Jos Ortega y Gasset and human nature)

    03/09/2008 4:30:50 PM PDT · by neverdem · 21 replies · 857+ views
    The New Criterion ^ | March 2008 | Anthony Daniels
    In his essay, The Empire of the Ugly, the great Belgian Sinologist and literary essayist Simon Leys recounts the story of how, writing one day in a café, a small incident gave him an insight into the real nature of philistinism. A radio was playing in the background, a mixture of banal and miscellaneous chatter and equally banal popular music. No one in the café paid any attention to this stream of tepid drivel until suddenly, unexpectedly and inexplicably, the first bars of Mozart’s clarinet quintet were played. “Mozart,” Leys says, “took possession of our little space with a serene...
  • Whos Your Daddy? (A Bizarre Take On Sigmund Freud)

    09/22/2007 8:14:24 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 10 replies · 106+ views
    New York Times ^ | 23 September 2007 | MARK EDMUNDSON
    SIGMUND Freud died 68 years ago today, and it remains uncertain whether he is what W. H. Auden called him, a whole climate of opinion / Under whom we conduct our differing lives, or whether he is completely pass. Our confusion about Freud is something he predicted and also provoked particularly in his later work, now largely unread, which is preoccupied with the question of authority. It sheds light on our confused attitudes toward Freud, who always strove for cultural authority. But more important, books like Totem and Taboo and Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego...
  • Study finds out why it's gross to kiss your sister

    02/14/2007 2:37:44 PM PST · by Pharmboy · 23 replies · 730+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! ^ | Wed Feb 14, 2007 | Maggie Fox
    Researchers who wanted to find out why it is not only taboo to kiss your sister, but also disgusting, said on Wednesday they have discovered why in a discovery that challenges some basic tenets of Freudian theory. The instinct evolved naturally and cannot be taught, John Tooby and Leda Cosmides of the University of California Santa Barbara wrote in their report in the journal Nature. Spending time in the same household and watching your mother care for your brother or sister is all it takes. This is all subconscious, of course, reported the researchers, who worked with Debra Lieberman of...
  • Freud's Will to Power

    11/30/2006 11:30:32 AM PST · by globalwhiplash · 42 replies · 575+ views
    New York Sun ^ | 11/29/06 | Ronald W. Dworkin
    Freud's Will to Power BY RONALD W. DWORKIN November 29, 2006 Legend has it that Freud, although educated in the philosophies of his day, studiously avoided the work of Nietzsche to preserve the originality of his ideas against external influence. Nietzsche's analysis of the human psyche, how values were supposedly projections of people's unspoken jealousies and fears, ran dangerously close to Freud's idea (still a work in progress at the end of the 19th century) that the roots of conscious behavior lay in unconscious desires. But after reading Dr. Peter Kramer's outstanding new biography of Freud (HarperCollins, 213 pages, $21.95),...
  • Elections, Group Fantasy and Human Sacrifice

    11/21/2006 6:44:36 AM PST · by Jack Bull · 1 replies · 186+ views ^ | 11/21/06 | Gagdad Bob
    One of the reasons why most MSM political writing is so shallow, is that it is analogous to a person with no knowledge of the unconscious writing about the mind. Such a person will necessarily place undue emphasis on conscious motivations, when for most people, the conscious mind is a fleeting jumble of patchwork improvisations compared to the more enduring patterns the unconscious mind. This applies both individually and collectively, for as I have stated in the past, a culture or subculture is like a public neurosis, while a neurosis is like a private culture. Religion, in its proper sense,...
  • Austrians Urged to Count Dog Droppings

    09/14/2006 1:47:44 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 22 replies · 580+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | 14 Sept 2006 | Staff
    VIENNA, Austria -- Organizers of a campaign trying to clear Vienna's streets of dog droppings urged residents Thursday to record how many turds they see in the space of five minutes and report the figure as part of an impromptu census. The Vienna Dog-Dropping Initiative said it would compile the figures and present them to city officials on Monday as part of its stepped-up effort to pressure the Austrian capital to deal with the problem.
  • The Moussaoui Verdict: Freud Is Alive and Well

    05/09/2006 7:37:36 AM PDT · by Mr. Silverback · 12 replies · 613+ views
    Breakpoint with Chuck Colson ^ | 5/9/2006 | Chuck Colson
    A recent cover of Newsweek magazine jarred me. In bold type across the face of the magazine cover were these words: Freud Is Not Dead. Just being reminded of Sigmund Freud, the Viennese psychiatrist who redefined modern psychiatry and dismissed God as the figment of our imaginations, gave me cold chills. Here was the man whose influence has ushered in the age of therapyexcusing anyones behavior because they sucked their thumb too long as a baby. Hes also one of the great intellectual influences that led to the sexual revolution of the 1960s, for which we pay dearly to this...
  • A time to celebrate, not denigrate, Freud

    05/08/2006 3:01:15 AM PDT · by gobucks · 25 replies · 646+ views
    Observer UK ^ | 7 May 06 | Will Hutton
    It is time to rescue Freud from his detractors. He deserves a place alongside Einstein, Newton, Darwin and Kant as one of the authors of modernity and one of the greatest intellectuals of all time. (snip) There would have been no sexual revolution without his insistence that the repression of our deepest primal sexual urges can be profoundly costly. Without his introducing us to the world of the subconscious and how it responds to our deep twin urges, we would have understood ourselves immeasurably less well, even if some of his secondary theories have not stood the test of time....
  • Bonds Hits No. 713, Moves Within One Of Ruth

    05/07/2006 10:00:12 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 180 replies · 2,702+ views
    CBS2CHICAGO ^ | 7 MAY 2006 | AP
    (AP) PHILADELPHIA -- Barry Bonds is heading home, one behind the Babe. Bonds hit his 713th homer Sunday night, moving within one of tying Babe Ruth for second place on baseball's career list. The San Francisco Giants' slugger hit a mammoth shot in the sixth inning off Philadelphia right-hander Jon Lieber, sending a 2-1 pitch off the facade of the right-field upper deck during a 9-5 loss to the Phillies. "They tell me that's the way the Babe used to hit them," Giants manager Felipe Alou said. Bonds' fifth homer of the season was estimated at 450 feet, one of...
  • At 150, Freud remains in public's consciousness

    05/05/2006 1:56:44 PM PDT · by Borges · 21 replies · 535+ views
    Pioneer Pres- AP ^ | 5/3/06 | WILLIAM J. KOLE
    Considered the father of psychoanalysis, his influence continues to dominate modern medicine's view of how the typical human mind is organized. VIENNA, Austria At the Cafe Freud, a watering hole two doors down from the apartment where Sigmund Freud plumbed the human psyche, a famous poster commands instant attention. It's a cartoon profile of the frowning father of psychoanalysis, with nose and eyebrows blending into the image of a naked woman. "What's on a man's mind?" reads a wry inscription in English, but the real question might be: What would your mother think? Mirth and melancholy, hubris and humor...
  • NY judge awards Freud's grandson $168,000 in Holocaust case

    12/15/2005 3:16:58 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 1 replies · 1,325+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Dec. 15, 2005
    The grandson of pioneering psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud has been awarded $168,000 in the case against Swiss banks accused of betraying their Holocaust-era customers in favor of the Nazis. The estate of Anton Walter Freud, who died last year at age 83, will receive the money as part of a $3 million payout to 23 claimants, according to a written ruling Wednesday by US District Judge Edward Korman. The judge approved the payment in federal court in the New York City borough of Brooklyn based on the recommendation of a court-appointed tribunal that disburses funds set aside under a settlement between...
  • Anti-Rove Protestors Dress as Condoms (Safe Activism from Serious Lefties)

    10/14/2005 2:09:49 PM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 37 replies · 870+ views
    Protestors dressed a condoms hold a demonstration in front of the U.S. Federal Courthouse as U.S. President George W. Bush's political adviser, Karl Rove, appears before a grand jury in Washington, DC, October 14, 2005. The condom reference is towards the continuing investigation into the leak of a CIA operative's identity. REUTERS/Jim Young
  • The Question of God-The PBS Show; by Charles Colson (TV heads-up; Wed. 9-15-04)

    09/14/2004 5:53:15 PM PDT · by VOA · 43 replies · 867+ views
    Breakpoint Commentary/Prison Fellowship Ministry ^ | September 14, 2004 | Charles Colson
    The Question of God' The PBS ShowBreakPoint with Charles Colson September 14, 2004 Its hard to imagine two institutions less associated with a classical Christian worldview than Harvard University and the Public Broadcasting System. Thats why it comes as a pleasant surprise that, starting September 15, the two will come together to give Christianity a chance to make its case against the secular alternative. The two-part series, airing September 15 and 22, is called The Question of God. Its based on the book by my good friend Dr. Armand Nicholi, a professor at Harvard Medical School and editor of the...
  • Who Does Cindy Sheehan Hate?

    08/26/2005 7:54:41 AM PDT · by BJClinton · 102 replies · 2,971+ views
    FrontPage magazine ^ | 08/26/2005 | Michael Reagan
    Sigmund Freud had a concept he called projection, which has been defined as a defense where the ego deals with unacceptable impulses and/or terrifying anxieties by attributing them to someone in the external world. In many ways I think that explains the behavior of the medias current patron saint, Cindy Sheehan, whose hate rhetoric aimed at President Bush is really meant for someone else who she cant admit even to herself is her real target. To do so would represent one of those unacceptable impulses Dr. Freud was talking about. In this case it could well be that Cindy Sheehan...

    07/05/2005 6:48:04 PM PDT · by Leo Carpathian · 3 replies · 1,227+ views
    Kyiv Weekly, #25 (165) ^ | Jul 1-8, 2005 | Stanislav Tsalyk
    Ukraine played an important role in life of the famous Viennese doctor and founder of psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud. As a matter of fact, the family roots bound him to Halychyna in Western Ukraine, while his professional contacts were mainly in Odesa Solomon Freud, grandfather of the renowned psychiatrist, was born in the western Ukrainian town of Buchach in the Ternopil oblast, where his family had been living for several generations. Dreaming of getting an education, he went to the town of Tysmenytsia, which was known for its Yeshiva, Jewish school for studying the Talmud. Having married a local girl, the...
  • Past Not Over (Why Passover is the most widely observed Jewish holiday.)

    04/24/2005 10:12:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 49 replies · 1,283+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 4/25/2005 | Jay D. Homnick
    My father, a psychologist, once attended a public lecture by a student of Freud named Dr. Reich. The presentation was to grapple with the peculiar fact that every major culture has in its historical record a facsimile of the Biblical Flood story. All recount a deluge that shrunk the Earth's inhabitants into a very small cadre of survivors who then rebuilt. Reich hypothesized that there is a deep-seated fear of global annihilation that undermines humanity's confidence in its own existence. People then project backwards to fashion a mythology mirroring their insecurity. Dad raised his hand and offered an alternative solution...
  • The Question of God

    03/28/2005 5:10:04 AM PST · by qandablogger · 14 replies · 325+ views
    Questions and Answers Blog ^ | 3/28/05 | Wayne Moran
    Book Review: The Question of God By: Dr. Armand M. Nicholi, Jr. There would surely be strong evidence to support the statement that C. S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud were two of most influential thinkers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The similar threads that run thru their lives were quite striking, including great losses at early ages; disconnected relationships with their fathers and their materialistic atheistic worldview. Their lives were quite similar until that fateful day, until Lewis became a Christian. Dr. Armand M. Nicholi tells a truly fascinating tale of these two great thinkers and pulls...
  • Is John Kerry ILL? (Mentally, that is)

    08/26/2004 7:41:15 AM PDT · by VRWCer · 55 replies · 1,498+ views
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004 | John L. Perry
    Qualified psychiatrists would have to say whether John Kerry is mentally ill. But any layman should have no trouble recognizing hes conducting one sick campaign. In the study of mental illness is a definable aberration known as projection. Sigmund Freud said thats when a patient, threatened by or afraid of his own darker impulses, resorts to attaching those unacceptable qualities to someone else. One description in the psychiatric literature puts it this way: Projection reinforces guilt by displacing it onto someone else, attacking it there and denying its presence in ones self an attempt to shift responsibility to others....
  • Inside Politics - Clinton and Freud

    06/28/2004 11:33:58 PM PDT · by kattracks · 10 replies · 191+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 6/29/04 | Amy Fagan
    <p>Looking for more reading? Another book newly available on bookshelves is "The Clintons Meet Freud: A Psychohistory of Bill, Hillary and Chelsea," written by Dr. Paul Lowinger, a retired psychiatrist, and released yesterday by Knoll Press.</p> <p>The book examines former President Bill Clinton's "unconscious mind and personality," and looks at his "infancy, childhood, colorful mother, absent father, alcoholic stepfather and the Arkansas milieu in which he was raised," states a release by Knoll Press. "Clinton's sadomasochism, narcissism, Oedipus complex, fear of death, and his sexuality are central to the story of his accomplishments and mistakes."</p>
  • Calling All Ids: Freudians at War

    05/29/2004 10:10:24 AM PDT · by neverdem · 20 replies · 179+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 29, 2004 | D. D GUTTENPLAN
    LONDON, May 28 Who owns psychoanalysis? That question is at the center of the most recent battle here in the Freud Wars, the epic (or as the man himself might say, interminable) struggle over the legacy of Sigmund Freud, pioneer psychotherapist, cartographer of the unconscious and former resident of Hampstead, the leafy corner of Northwest London where the concentration of therapeutic couches per square mile may be even higher than on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Late last year a new group calling itself the College of Psychoanalysts sent out a letter inviting British therapists who met certain...
  • Religion 'could offer model for delusion'

    07/13/2003 9:22:10 AM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 13 replies · 89+ views
    The Age (Australia) ^ | July 14 2003 | Judy Skatssoon
    Studying the mechanisms of religious belief could lead to a better understanding of what goes on in the minds of people with psychiatric delusions. An international conference in Sydney this week will hear that some religious beliefs - including that a virgin gave birth to the son of God - qualify as delusions. Macquarie University PhD student Ryan McKay, who has been studying under one of Australia's leading authorities on delusions, Max Coltheart, said the idea that religion was a delusion dated back to Sigmund Freud about 100 years ago. In his presentation to the Cognitive Science Conference today Mr...
  • Was Peterson Getting Ready To Run? [Scott used name "Jacqueline" to buy used car with cash]

    04/26/2003 8:38:25 AM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 26 replies · 673+ views ^ | April 24, 2003 |
    Sources: Suspect Bought Used Car With False ID Just Before Arrest LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Accused double murderer Scott Peterson used an alias to purchase a used car in San Diego shortly before he was arrested, raising the possibility that he may have been trying to cover his tracks before fleeing, KNSD, the NBC affiliate in San Diego, learned. Three independent sources confirmed that Scott Peterson bought a car under suspicious circumstances less than two weeks ago, NBC's Steve Walker reported. None of the sources would appear on camera, but all of them agreed that the revelation is more evidence...
  • Sex ed and the destruction of American morality

    01/20/2003 8:51:00 AM PST · by LadyShallott · 21 replies · 737+ views
    Sex ed and the destruction of American morality Posted: January 18, 2003 1:00 a.m. Eastern 2003 Ideas have consequences, and bad ideas have bad consequences. The ideas behind sex education have done more to destroy biblically based moral values than any other secular force in America. The first idea to become a battering ram against traditional sexual morality was Sigmund Freud's dictum that sexual repression causes neurosis. If sexual repression creates dysfunction, then the remedy, of course, is free sexual expression. That was not the cure Freud recommended, but Freud's ideas so strongly influenced American culture that...
  • Pillars of the Postmodern Age (link list)

    07/07/2002 8:03:58 PM PDT · by polemikos · 69 replies · 1,244+ views
    See separate Freep links below | July 7, 2002 | Peter Kreeft via JMJ333
    They are: Machiavelli, the inventor of "the new morality"; The most amazing thing about this brutal philosophy is that it won the modern mind, though only by watering down or covering up its darker aspects Kant, the subjectivizer of Truth; He gave impetus to the turn from the objective to the subjective, including the redefinition of truth itself as subjective. The consequences have been catastrophic. Nietzsche, the self-proclaimed Anti-Christ; Nietzsche, the insane inventor of the "superman" was not only the favorite philosopher of Nazi Germany, he is the favorite philosopher of hell. Freud, the founder of the sexual revolution; Freud...