Subject: Re: [psysr-disc] Americans give thumbs up to "torture"
Date: Sun, December 16, 2012 10:20 am
At some point psychology needs to engage the phenomenology related to 'torture' better, with more of a complex and critical focus. The attitude of Div. 41 seems to me to illustrate the recognition of the culture's accommodation to 'torture' practice as a way of being. The present incident in Connecticut points - for me - to the "denial" practices which generally obtain in people's thinking.
As a client/survivor activist, I put together a small community forum at San José City College, on "Fairness and the Lived Experience of the 'Behavior Object'." That was meant to speak to the oppressive character of the way society engages madness today, and the attendant culture change problematic. Nor is it far from the sentiments widely expressed here in the socially responsible psychology dialogue, rather it is aimed at helping provide a "grassroots" frame going forward.
Today ..Huffington Post:
ABO "Andrew Behavior Object"