From: Andrew Phelps <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: [PsySR-humanrights] FW: 3 COGNITIVE STRATEGIES ENABLING TORTURE: HOW INDIVIDUALS, GROUPS, & STATES AVOID EFFECTIVE ACTION
Date: Thursday, February 6, 2014, 8:31 AM
What here is called "3 cognitive strategies" takes on some of the issues related to the social being of the oppression experience. The "torture" relates to the enforcement dynamic attending thereby.
Here is that list, with my comment. That comment reflects the "lived experience" of the client/survivor person. That relates to the "treatment" experience and also to related ways of being an activist. If someone on list would hear what I'm saying, rather than doing the "1,2,3" that would of course be much appreciated.
1. Reflexively Dismissing All Evidence As Questionable, Incomplete, Misleading, False, Or In Some Other Way Inadequate
COMPLAINT TALK: THE TOKEN
2. Using Euphemism, Abstraction, and other Linguistic Transformations
IDENTITY POLITICS: ELITISM
DENIAL: THE SNEER
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B.A., cognitive psychology, U.C. Berkeley, 1977