Originally posted by CodyOutlaw
reply to post by Rosha
Well, I do believe that psychopath as a diagnosis has been thrown out of DSM-IV. But if we are being colloquial, I'm happy to go with the label. It wouldn't be the first time.
Now, if I may, I'll try to rephrase my question again?
If, as you say, you believe all of these to be labels conjured up by a shadowy cabal, then they should all be equally frightening for you, right? Which then begs the question, if they are all equally frightening for you, why is it that you were moved to start a thread about the nationalists with far fewer seats than the communists? Which in turn makes me wonder if you really are able to separate your emotions from your analyses, therefore making a somewhat hypocritical stance against nationalists and not communists?
By your own posts obvious emotional stance, you're not by defintion a psychopath...so I'd not start self diagnosing just yet. Also, I can not be making a hypocritical stance about issues I am not even addressing.
And I am/have been adressing specifcally, the Nazis that were elected simply as this era is my better knowledge base and the history of the Bolshevik Red Guards forces under the Military Revolutionary Committee etc....while known to me, arent a group or a time period I have studied at the same depth as the Nazi era.
Even so, the Nazi issue itself is cursory for me as only its role in the wider processes has been of major concern to me. The focus of my study and my work, isnt individual political groups per say - rather it has been analysis of human behaviour and human power dynamics as relates to this 'shadowy cabal' as you say. . The best era for me I found to examine those dynamic formations, has been the lead up to ww2. That time period being the most recent collective experience of atrocity/catastrophy that has had enough time post event in order to examine critically and unemotionally and also, the time when this cabal asserted itself more directly only to public stage.
We speak of what we know..or else we troll..bore..pick meaningless fights etc...
And you do seem to want to pick a fight..and to base it on ' this group is worse that one is worse'..when to my view, any murder is bad..any murder is wrong...and I am not going to split hairs on that or to bite to your line as I am not invested as much as you in that need to 'fight'. Im here to understand and to share a perspective..thats all.
The only emotional connection I have to the Nazi era particularly is familiaral..as two of my own kin have died at the hands of political stupidity, and yes, one while defending Europe.
In the sense that it is frightening to contemplate the onset of vital chaos, to begin as a mother to think we may be again be plunged into another racist reactionist global war due to stupidity....yes I am frightened. However, while terror has overtaken me at different times of my life, my fears dont command me or compel me today.
They inspire me to action. And I am not comfortable with your implication that by their mere presence, my viewpoint or comments are somehow tainted owing to those fears. I am not going to challenge your opinion of me..I dont need to, its yours your entitled to think what you want...I can though assert, that they dont have sway over my view..and you can think what you will.
One of the greater fears I have, is that by being manipulated into the 'distraction' of a new global war on nationalist grounds....we will all be turned away from our study and awarness of this cabal. Another generation..lost to a meaningless war while the warmakers..re cover themselves and reorganise and so set themselves up for the next era....everything we know of them now..will be lost as they shed their old skin and hide while the new skin grows.
Whatever huh...sighs... what it boils down to is that I *know* first hand what the actual experience of terror is like...what it can do to brain and body, as much as to spirit and hwo they use that...against us. And I supose, in that, I know what I am fearing a recurrance of.
In this way, my fear serves me and compels me to right action, compels to TO speak..rather than hide in cowardice.
If you've never experienced actual terror..then you wont understand that..and wont understand why I say that the absence of fear is not a wisdom...is not 'good' as far as it relates to the necessary illusions created to deny its existance...and who controls those illusions. That lack of experience is not something I hold against you..its something I almost envy.
edit on 9-5-2012 by Rosha because: editing