Saturday, January 30, 2010

Denial and dissociation as coping mechanisms

Since I did a lot of research in the field of trauma based mind control I felt like writing another short blog to point out aspects of the current global situation and trauma psychology in general :

It is a known fact in psychology that trauma survivors have gaps in their memory. These gaps are a protection mechanism by the psyche of the victim in order to cope with traumatic abuse. Especially when a child is abused by a caregiver that the child depends upon for his survival, this child only has the options to deny that the perpetrator's actions are abusive or not to notice the actions at all by dissociation.

These psychological processes of denial or dissociation can also be observed on a different level of society, where the caregiver is the government and the child is the citizen. Since most western governments have set up a system of total dependency and control it is pretty difficult to live outside of "the system". Due to this dependency the same psychological mechanisms kick in when the government acts abusive, deceptive or outright criminal. Any citizen that is not willing to think "outside the box" will have to go along with the government by applying either denial or dissociation to the actions of the government.

The fear of "facing reality" increases as the world in general appears to become more dangerous. These psychological mechanisms are well-known by governments and they make use of them by creating artificial threats like global terrorism or the swine flu in order to reinforce the denial or dissociation. This way they make sure that their own populations feels helpless and fearful and ideally worships the government as a savior. Fortunately these mechanisms are increasingly failing which is reflected in a general mistrust of governments. But since the government and the "overall system" are inseparably amalgamated there is no real alternative to turn to which makes sure even people who have lost faith in their own government stay within their mental box of government administrated helplessness.

From trauma psychology there is only one way to break the link between the perception of threat and blindness to deceptions by authority : If the dependance on those authorities is reduced, the ability to separate lies from truth is regained. While a traumatized child can be put into foster care to get away from the abuser, this concept is not applicable for the government/citizen scenario. In this case only a failure of the entire system will allow the citizens to break free and have his blinders removed. Unfortunately most people might not be prepared for the challenges that come along with this experience and the inseparable requirement to take responsibility for their own life.

Some ideas for this blog were inspired by this paper by Eileen L. Zurbriggen on Betrayal Blindness

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