Click Here to Read: Lin-Manuel Miranda on President Trump: ‘I Know What I’m Going to Fight for in the Years to Come’: The lyrical genius reflects on his huge year, including his Oscar-worthy tunes in ‘Moana,’ the otherworldly success of ‘Hamilton,’ and his show’s message to VP-elect Mike Pence by Marlow Stern on the Daily Beast website on December 27, 2016.
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Click Here to Read: Freud, Trump, and the national id by Matthew Whoolery on the Standard Journal website on December 26, 2016.
Click Here to Read: Aleppo’s fall is Obama’s failure by Leon Wieseltier in the Washington Post n December 15, 2016.
A man reacts as he waits with others to be evacuated from a rebel-held sector of eastern Aleppo. (Abdalrhman Ismail/Reuters)
Full Apology to the Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian People, from Psychoanalysis for Social Responsibility, Section 9 of Division 39, the Division of Psychoanalysis, American Psychological AssociationMonday, December 5th, 2016
AMENDED APOLOGY STATEMENT
Full Apology to the Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian People, from Psychoanalysis for Social Responsibility, Section 9 of Division 39, the Division of Psychoanalysis, American Psychological Association
The United States is a settler colonial nation that grew wealthy, in part, by the theft and despoiling of Native American land and culture. The Standing Rock protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline is a movement resisting the further theft, loss and despoliation, which makes the present moment an important one in which to speak out against the longstanding harm afflicted on native peoples, including much psychological harm. As members of Psychoanalysis for Social Responsibility (Section 9 of the division of psychoanalysis, Division 39, of the American Psychological Association), we respectfully offer a full apology to Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians, and we stand in solidarity with the Standing Rock resistance movement. (more…)
Click Here to Read: Opinions: Welcome to the post-truth presidency By Ruth Marcus in the Washington Post on December 2016.
Donald Trump. (Timothy A. Clary/Agence France-Presse via Getty Images)
Click Here to Read: Commentary: For voters, fantasy candidate trumped reality By Lawrence D. Blum on the Philly.com website on December 2, 2016.
PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/GETTY IMAGES. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri on October 9, 2016.
The Political Situationn in the United States: Statement from the Psychotherapy and Counselling Union (PCU, UK)and Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibility (PCSR, UK)Monday, November 28th, 2016
THE POLITICAL SITUATION IN THE UNITED STATES: STATEMENT FROM THE PSYCHOTHERAPY AND COUNSELLING UNION (PCU, UK) and PSYCHOTHERAPISTS AND COUNSELLORS FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (PCSR, UK)
PCU and PCSR are two progressive organisations in the UK comprised of therapists with interests in politics, society and culture. Our members are aware of the psychological impacts stemming from the result of the US election, and how these are affecting the life and work of our professional colleagues and their clients. Such impacts are manifest here as well. The atmosphere is one of violence and fear. (more…)
Click Here to Read: Psychoanalytic attitudes and nomenclature, Editorial by Jane Hall
Click Here to Read: A Public Manifesto Citizen Therapists Against Trumpism on the Citizen Therapist website.
INFLAMMATORY RHETORIC BY A PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE IS DANGEROUS
We, the undersigned mental health professionals and psychoanalysts, believe that inflammatory rhetoric on the part of any United States Presidential candidate is dangerous and
psychologically unhealthy to the group process of our country. Vitriolic incitement to aggressive action by a public figure is likely to stir up those in our gun-filled culture who
are angry and psychologically prone to acting out in horrible ways.
A candidate who does not discourage but encourages outbursts such as “Lock her up,” “Kill her,” “Hang her” at his public rallies, who states that he wishes to “punch out” someone, (more…)
Click Here to Read: Arendt, Schmitt and Trump’s Politics of ‘Nation’ by Feisal G. Mohamed in The New York Times on July 22, 2016.
Click Here to Read: Thoughts on Measurement II by Jane Hall.
Mr. Trump, you tell it like it is. You are bold and audacious. You don’t go in for political correctness. You speak your mind. You are creating a movement around your authoritarian personality employing black and white thinking, simple solutions for complex problems and an intolerance of ambiguity. Your slogan speeches, bumper sticker discourses, shock jock politics, political bullying and reality show action figure posturing have seduced the press and unified the lowest common elements of the frustrated and the frightened. You rally support around bigotry, stoke the flames of fear and find (more…)
Click Here to Read: Racial and ethnic strife: The Dialectics of Social Maturity by Ahmed Fayek on his website.
Click Here to Read: Donald Trump is a unique threat to American democracy by The Editorial Board of the Washington Post on July 22, 2016.
Donald Trump addressed the GOP convention in Cleveland, Ohio, July 21. The Republican presidential candidate spoke for more than one hour, we broke it down to less than five minutes. (Deirdra O’Regan/The Washington Post)
Click Here to Read: Are We on the Path to National Ruin? by David Brooks in The New York Times on July 12, 2016.
Click Here to Read: Good Enough Parents Are the Best Parents: There’s an obsession in our culture with perfection by Don Greif on the Contemporary Psychoanalysis blog on Psychology Today blogs on June 26, 2016.
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Click Here to Read: Donald Trump: the modern-day Nero ready to burn down America? Jamieson Webster on the Guardian Website on June 10, 2016.
Nero burned down Rome ‘as the spectacle of all spectacles’. Trump shows similar motifs. Photograph: Bert Blokhuis/Getty Images
Click Here to Read: How Southern delusions lie at the heart of the Charleston killings By Volney Gay on the Religion News Service Website on June 8, 2016.
A Confederate flag flies at the base of a confederate memorial in front of the South Carolina State House in Columbia, South Carolina on July 4, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Tami Chappell
Click Here to Read: One Last (Long) Note on Training in Psychoanalysis By Ahmed Fayek.