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on 12 May 2012
This is a pretty clear and balanced account of Freud and his work.
Psychoanalysis has conquered the world, (if you can afford it) but as Popper (in my view) rightly observed, it is not science. It is in fact far worse than that. Freud strikes me as sexually obsessed by Pedophilia, which is why he sees it everywhere; where he uses infantile sexuality (his unproven invention) as a new form of original sin; where if you deny the fact, your denial is used of proof of your guilt, but where if you admit it, your admission justifies the Psychoanalyst (as replacement for ones confessor or priest). Freud is thus a Sexual Calvinist, where the only redemption is to hand oneself over (full of guilt) to the Psychoanalyst. Some of his ideas might have come straight from a Witch-doctors manual. So patently false, it is perhaps only because they are dressed in pseudo-science that few notice and others are too awed and afraid by his reputation to say so.
Psychoanalysis has thus in my view caused untold damage in the last century (the examples are too numerous to mention) where every social worker has imbibed these foolish idea, to create a witch-hunt for parents (usually the male parent) and rob the more sensitive adult of agency. Freud and his works deserve to be consigned to the dustbin of history (along with those of that monetary calvinist Marx - whose theories like Freuds are an attack on the family largely by attacking the father). Freud needs to be outed as just another Charlatan.