Sunday, May 07, 2006

The Wrath of Freud

Psychologist have made a god out of Freud, and like most religions, to speak against the faith is heresy.

Here within lies my semantic interpretation of psychology.

A good metaphor is an iceberg. 90% of an iceberg is submerged, much like the subconscious. The water represents subconscious whilst the sky above consciousness.

The ID is the largest part of the iceberg; the fundamental part of the human nature, the basic instinct, sociopathic ruthless logic, the shadow aspect, red supremacy, the genetical memory formed over 4.5 billion years of evolution.

The Ego is the tip of the iceberg, the true self, the "I" that battles between the ID and the Superego. The Ego is akin to the Preconscious as it is operates without conscious thought, thus Fruedian slip occurs when the Superego is breached by the preconscious self.

Superego is the permafrost that encases the iceberg, a defensive mechanism, a social construct of norm, the projected self, the persona, a false image, an alter ego.

The repercussions of the Superego are great, as 90% of what people say, do, don't do and don't say is inherently false, which affects the very reality in which we live, being clearly evident in the vast differences in culture and subculture. This acts as a double-edged sword, both making people feel it is wrong to kill; yet likewise can lead to alienation and fanatical extremities such as Nazism.

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