A new book on psychology is out: Freud: The Making of an Illusion. As the title implies, the book asserts that Freud was a sham. That his theories were ridiculous. Here’s a brief synopsis:
Frederick Crews has assembled a great volume of evidence that reveals a surprising new Freud: a man who blundered tragicomically in his dealings with patients, who in fact never cured anyone, who promoted cocaine as a miracle drug capable of curing a wide range of diseases, and who advanced his career through falsifying case histories and betraying the mentors who had helped him to rise.
The Major agrees…
When practically applied, Freud leads to confusion: i.e. self-doubt, skepticism toward’s one’s parents, and a questioning of your sexual desires. Subsequently, the great man becomes a half-man. He’s taught to replace confidence with a befuddled state. In many ways, he becomes a wandering Woody Allen…a pathetic schlep, lost in a cosmopolitan city.
Western civilization was built on a warrior class. The brave soldiers of ancient Greece and Rome that believed in the greatness of their society and were willing to fight to defend it. What would have happened if they were riddled with Freudian self-doubt? They surely would have been overrun by barbarian tribes. The great works of antiquity might never have been known.
Perhaps that was the point all along…have the educational system anoint Freud as a demigod. Afterwards, the Western man will be psychologically weak and subsequently, more easily conquered.
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7 thoughts on “Was Sigmund Freud a Sham?”
Good thought provoking post. A parallel here with the British philosopher AC Grayling who seems to spend half his time undermining strong western values, aligning himself with snowflakes and constantly lecturing on the “wrongness” of Brexit and of those who voted for it.
By the way , still cogitation on your previous post about achievement with a big personal example I am struggling to put into a short reply!!!
“A parallel here with the British philosopher AC Grayling who seems to spend half his time undermining strong western values.”
That seems to be the prerequisite for receiving academic applause: only those that urinate on Western civilization will be applauded.
We really have to re-examine every popular writer of the 20th century. If they were praised, they are most likely a sham.
“By the way , still cogitation on your previous post about achievement with a big personal example I am struggling to put into a short reply!!!”
I look forward to your response!
Deepest apologies from Xtrabeing to the Major on my tardiness in emailing him long-ly. I was supposed to reply to you by now Styles — BUT IN MY DEFENSE I AM BUSY CREATING A FUTURE FOR THE BOTH OF US. I am not hyberbolizing here or being a little dick. So reassess the ETA of my (long) email to you for two months from today.
OH, and Hi, Dr. B. Keep commenting here. The Major appreciates it, to be sure.
“BUT IN MY DEFENSE I AM BUSY CREATING A FUTURE FOR THE BOTH OF US.”
Does it involve a eight ball of coke and three Brazilian hookers?
Better. Ten thousand willing wenches, aged 18 to 24, and enough money to drown in.
But most of all — the ability to be a Great Man in this world, for you, for all like you.
By the way……… how would you feel about calling yourself Macroimperial Styles?
“By the way……… how would you feel about calling yourself Macroimperial Styles?”
I like it…it has a certain ring.