"The problem with children, and with working class children in particualr, was that they refused to be integrated smoothly into an oppressive society. ...The child savers turned political problems into adjustment problems. Instead of seeking political solutions to the problems of young people, they chose therapeutic remedies, thereby deflecting criticisms of capitalism onto its victims."
Anyone dealing with the hierarchical structure of institutions these days may want to understand them better so to more meaningfully challenge those portions (or entireties) in which they feel pained by. These excerpts may be pivotal.
These excerpts from Jerome Agel's 1970s book "The Radical Therapist" help demystify the metaphor of The Wizard of Oz --or "wizards of Is" as I like to say. Few if any authors have tried to demystify the game of how therapists are trained behind the closed doors of the industry. Enjoy!
Found the following interesting excerpt in an article called "The Mass Psychology of Misery" by John Zerzan. Thought people here would be interested, and may have not heard of this writer before. Take a look at the rest of the article (2 parts) at the link below.
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