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 Post subject: Parricide
PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:40 am 
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Becoming Other said in a previous post the there should be a general amnesty for cases of parricide - the killing of a parent. Here's a good reason....

The Arizona Republic wrote:
An 8-year-old St. Johns boy charged with double-homicide may have kept a written record of spankings by his parents, vowing that the 1,000th would be his limit, according to police records released Friday (Link).

One thousand beatings since this little boy was old enough to count and write a logsheet. How many is that per week?

Becoming Other said also that the Recovery Movement doesn't confront the Family System. But it isn't only the socially acceptable types of therapy that avoid the accountability issue. Of all the so-called 'radical' therapies that sprang up in the late 1960s Arthur Janov's Primal Therapy was the most radical. After John Lennon & Yoko gave it a try in 1970 Arthur Janov was able to charge a phenomenal amount of money for three weeks treatment.... followed by group sessions at a more modest fee. He charged a sum of money equivalent to a year's earnings for the average American ($6,000 in 1970). But Janov stopped short of holding the Family System accountable. Instead, he advised patients to scream out their emotional pain in a soundproofed room (primal box) and to disengage from their parents if they felt angry with them. How radical is that?

PS. Jeffrey Masson is another person Alice Miller should have mentioned in her writings but chose to ignore.... despite the fact that she knew him personally.

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