January 6, 2005

Jung Country

(via Posthuman Blues)

This man writes so I don’t have to. A Jungian analysis of George Bush by Paul Levy. There is something beyond normal bad about George Bush. He represents a general human spiritual and intellectual crisis, best typified by American aggression and basic stupidity. Anyway, let the man talk. From his very long article:

"One good thing I can say about President Bush is that he's gotten me interested in politics. Before he came to office, I was mainly interested in spiritual matters, and considered politics a 'distraction.' There was something playing out through George W. Bush as president, though, that not only caught my attention but strongly triggered something in me. In his campaign he promised us a foreign policy with humility, yet his actions seemed so arrogant, so full of hubris. I sensed a deep underlying incongruity, as if some unfinished psychological process was unconsciously enacting itself through him…The truth now needs to be uttered. George W. Bush is ill. He has a psycho-spiritual dis-ease of the soul, a sickness that is endemic to our culture and symptomatic of the times we live in. It’s an illness that has been with us since time immemorial. Because it’s an illness that's in the soul of all of humanity, it pervades the field and is in all of us in potential at any moment, which makes it especially hard to diagnose…In much the same way that a child's psychology cannot be understood without looking at the family system he or she is a part of, George Bush does not exist in isolation. We can view Bush and his entire Administration (Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice, Ashcroft, Powell, Wolfowitz, etc), as well as the corporate, military industrial complex that they are co-dependently enmeshed with, the media that they control, the voters that support them, and ourselves as well, as interconnected parts of a whole system, or a 'field.' Instead of relating to any part of this field as an isolated entity, it’s important to contemplate the entire interdependent field as the 'medium' though which malignant egophrenia manifests and propagates itself. ME disease is a field phenomenon, and needs to be contemplated as such. Bush's sickness is our own."

22 comments:

Sabrina_C said...

i've said this before, and i will say it again. president bush's own horrible grasp of the english language and his impetuously pompus attitude lead me to believe he is one thing, a nigger.

go team thunder!

Anonymous said...

I truly hope that you have your own private, silly meaning for the word "nigger". The rest of us know only one meaning for the word and here's a tip: it's best not to use it, ever.

Go away, team thunder!

-Samantha

Henry Baum said...

Sabrina, you are the drunkest, most offensive blogger alive.

Sabrina_C said...

i was being offensive, i'm glad you got it. now stop telling people what to do samantha, i am not only a cunt, but the CUNT. and he is a donkey fucking nigger.

Anonymous said...

Defining one's political opponents as mentally ill is right out of the Stalinist / Fascist playbook.

What's next? Corrective lobotomies for Christians?

Henry Baum said...

Yes, that's the logical conclusion to this article: lobotomies for Christians.

Sabrina_C said...

lobotomies make christians boring--what they need is good hard assfucking. you know, anal is the new black.

Henry Baum said...

Uh oh, I've invited her in.

darling maggot said...

i'm no stranger to the joy of sabrina. accept it. be one with it.

also, i think the world would be a better place if all religious fundamentalists were given lobotomies. or even just an ice pick up the nose.

Defining one's political opponents as mentally ill is right out of the Stalinist / Fascist playbook.so's having a young mother drink an entire bottle of her own breast milk and spying on americans in the interests of "homeland security", and increasing the terror alert because everytime it's orange and above, his approval ratings go up. funny now the elections are over you're not hearing of any "alerts". there is no shortage of stalinism and fascism in the george w bush handbook.

fwiw, i don't believe he's mentally ill. i just think he's mentally slow, as are all the people who voted for him that didn't do so for economic reasons, but because he thought he has their best interests at heart.

xo. war. said...

this might be my last comment. some thigns have happened. some things can't be changed. i'd tell you all about me now, because i have nothing left to loose. but i'd rather let you think what you do of me.

sorry. & thankyou.

xo.

darling maggot said...

i don't know you, xo, but that worries the fuck out of me.

Henry Baum said...

You and me both. xo, I wrote you at your e-mail address, but if you don't get it, please write me directly. My email's on the right. Let me know what's going on.

Joseph K said...

Sabrina C,

I dunno...I don't think shock is any substitute for substance, even if you are trying to be some sort of existentialist artist types. I mean, I don't know where lobotomized donkeys assfucking "niggers" get you either aesthtically as a writer or as part of a larger point. But, I am one of those dumb, inarticulate niggers who probably "just doesn't get it, man."

tequilita said...

people like sabrina, who are so unabashed keep it interesting to be sure. but, i have trouble understanding the arrogance that makes it ok to say whatever you want with no regard to who it may hurt. we are connected to each other. i listened to an audio post on her website where she joked that the people of asia deserved the tsunami. she didn't seem to care about it at the time, she was prepping for a hot party. i'm glad she has that luxury. then again, i'm sure i'm just another prude.

i think we take everything a little too seriously at times, and it's good to laugh at ourselves....i guess it's just a matter of taste -what you consider funny.

Henry Baum said...

Joseph, I’ve had friends in my life who thought that it’s funny to make obnoxious racist comments as a way to show that they were above it all, and it’s worse to be uptight. Also they were trying to be confrontational. I’m sure there was an underlying racism to it too. Sabrina reminds me of them. This mainly went on in my early twenties so maybe age is a part of it. I didn’t know you were black. I hadn’t really thought about it. Though when I hear Joseph K, I think of Kafka, and he was white and Jewish…This has been a heavy commenting section.

Sabrina_C said...

I dunno, after I broke my neck, I just stopped caring about how bad things could be. Could they be worse than the worst possible situation I have been faced with--maybe, but in the grand scheme of things they pale in comparison. I will mock almost anything because, overall, people try too hard to be serious and make things worse than they are.

Like, without knowing me you would not understand my remote fascination with the words Chinese and Indonesia, and how they have become a staple in my vernacular. It has nothing to do with the people or the places, but the way the words are pronounced. And as for the nigger statement, which I stand by, I find that our president exemplifies the word in the true sense of its meaning, “ignorant.”

I do the things I do and I say the things I say because more often than not people misinterpret everything based on what they know about themselves and how they relate it to their situation--because of course--that is all they know.

On that note, I am going to go and try to conjure up some malaria.

Henry Baum said...

Sabrina, you're a really good writer, it’s energetic in a rare way, even if it’s filled with a whole lot of hate, which is why I hung out on your blog for more than the requisite 5 seconds I spend at most blogs. I can understand being offended by what you wrote, but I also know where you're coming from.

Joseph K said...

The Joseph K moniker is a reference to the character from "The Trial." As for what I am, it is as complicated as you want it to be.

Frankly, I wasn't offended. I was just trying to frame the debate a bit differently. What does plain, pure shock get you? I realize that I am getting to be an old fart, but the sentiment that started all this sounded probably more vapid than Sabrina intended.

Anonymous said...

Joseph K,

Thank god you showed up, otherwise the responses to the carefree, devil may care Sabrina C would have been so much pissing in wind. (Personally, my prior comment was in response to what I thought was a random redneck who happened to stumble upon this site. I had no idea she was the approved and welcome racist.) I'm glad you commented, it's always great when a person comments from the "other side" (the side who is being persecuted or speculated about) because it reveals that everyone else is just full of shit, even if they are just trying to helpful or "nice". I don't mean to make too much of a comment made by a drunk, fucked up person, however, since so many comments have been made, I feel that your presence is appropriate and appreciated. After too many speculations and statements of bullshit have been made, all too often they become fact. I just wish I could have put it as well as you did.

--Samantha

Joseph K said...

Thanks, Samantha.

And, thanks Sabrina for giving us something to comment about.

And, thanks Henry for an interesting post that started it all.

Sabrina_C said...

well, i try.

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