FREUD EXPLAINS THE NAZIS?
Aug 12, 2006 07:24 AM
The work of Sigmund Freud, that great cientist, has some important points in common with the Theosophy of Mahatmas.
One of them is that he writes about bureaucratic centralized religions very much as the Mahatma does in the Letter 10 (non-chronological editions of the "Mahatma Letters').
Another one is that he describes many of the illusions and conflicts of the lower-quaternary.
It is true that Carl Gustav Jung seems to have more in common with Theosophy than Freud -- but Jung never (to my knowledge) made a courageous portrait of mass-killing political regimes.
To Freud, as to recent Psychology in general, the search for absolute political power is but a neurotical and often worse than neurotical search for compensation for the fact that the individual sees himself as devoid and deprived of POWER.
So the hystery of Hitlerism is, say, "suspicious" as to the kind of emotional problems which may lead a human being to iudentify himself with a "superman" who is violent and kills defenceless beings.
Why is such a taste for killing defenceless beings?
Is "killing" the replacement of another act for which the individual is not quite apt?
There is more truth than many think in the old motto "Make Love Not War".
And what about "Loving War"? Loving concentrations camps? Loving the killing and torturing of thousands of people who have not how to defend themselves?
Wilhelm Reich wrote about the Pychology of Masses of Nazi-Fascism.
If we get Erich Fromm, Sigmund Freud, Wilhelm Reich and others, we may get to some interesting insights as to the psychopathology of "macho-men" and neonazis -- and their queer, or strange, emotional love and cult of their "Super-Leader", the "killing man".
Best regards, Carlos.
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