Monday, October 1, 2007
'On Invented Phobias' Comment From Brave New World Watch Sept. 30th, 2007
[see sidebar links] The use of "-phobic" means a diagnosis, and, in these instances, one given on the basis of no knowledge of the individual, and almost always with zero to negligible knowledge of psychology as a subject studied formally. That is how x,y or z-phobic is known with certainty to be a smear job; it gets you on the defensive to stutter and blunder, trying to prove you're not x,y or z-phobic. The left laughs at the disgraceful ineptitude of [almost] everyone to their right, who even after more than forty years of this, almost never learns the most obvious thing: you have to say that it's a smear-job and that this means no rational argument is available for the smear-monger's position, which will sometimes have to be inferred from what they criticize. X, Y or Z-centric is much the same, except that it leaves no opening for you to challenge their credentials for diagnosing 'neuroses': these 'phobias' which are NOT in the psychology manuals.