Conventional Psychology and Sociology

December 7, 2015 at 2:18 pm Leave a comment

Conventional sociology and sociology have one major weakness from the start.  Let’s start with Freud and his subject-matter at the start.  He counseled phthisic women and generalized it to laborers.  Mind you, he did dilute his thoughts about the dreams and rigidly suppressed needs with deliberations about himself.

There is a slight weakness here.

Modernly our pundits begin with surveys and data from the correct places. The incorrect places (and thus the incorrect drives and needs) simply don’t exist.

This isn’t something that should be surprising.  Most of the foundations of the modern school of thought (so-called) are quite clearly based in reasoning that preceded the modern sequence of centuries–it’s “B.C.‟, that is.  At the moment you go from realizing you’re naming something to knowing somehow that the name must indicate something inherent in what is named…you’re proceeding down the path to damnation.  The moment that “black‟ means “evil‟–the moment that a word holds a whole judgment and inescapable action–one has become truly a social being, truly incapable of making an independent moral judgment and deriving your existence from belonging to “what isn’t black‟.  Or, maybe, to even a more strictly defined group.

This rather intelligent-seeming article has one major problem.  A great many of the so-called millenials haven’t even managed to acquire steady jobs, because they don’t exist, don’t collect unemployment (therefore they don’t exist), can’t collect welfare, don’t pay income taxes…and (when they allow themselves to think about it even momentarily) are becoming steadily more desperate.

How in the world could I know?  I, though I worked, spent a lot of my life studying these non-existent people, how they worked and didn’t, and what their aspirations ended up being.  Unfortunately, I eventually made too much money and was too obviously not a part of the crowd.

When you live in a rural part of the country where you might as well not exist (and no, the census doesn’t catch everyone because some people are born under the radar and stay there, or others just gradually fade from its cognizance) oddly enough spare work doesn’t tend to exist.  Gold panners are one sector of society that makes money and may or may not do so ‘legally’.  Note that this also amounts to saying that unless you exist legally (and pay taxes) you don’t have the right to live.  Our modern sociology, psychology and for that matter–religion and patriotism–are tied very tightly to that assumption.  If you don’t produce, you don’t really have the right to live.

Think I’m criticizing you?  Think not, I am part of that society.  I narrowly have right to live.  I’m disabled.  As one of the disgruntled wealthy pointed out fairly recently, that puts me “on the dole‟.  It’s veteran’s disability, which is hard to get, and that jibe was footnoted where veterans would see it; I wonder what sort of responses he might have had.

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