Psychoanalysis Takes Revenge on the World
Author Dr. Marian P. Belciug
When Psychanalysis reached the age of discretion,
the world couldn’t find anyone
free from inner conflicts and courageous
to sponsor her to church to be confirmed
and, thus, accepted to the body of humanity
whose wisdom is publicly affirmed.
Stricken with anger and desire for revenge,
Psychoanalysis traveled the earth with vengeance,
putting the worlds’ Unconscious to shame
for hiding—proclaimed with loud voice—
impulses, wishes, inner quarrel
that are colossally immoral.
Revealed to the world,
Oedipus Complex felt ashamed
and—smitten with self-hatred—
asked to be castrated.
Primary instincts turned pale,
unconscious conflicts poisoned themselves,
pleasures jumped from windows and died,
Id felt profoundly guilty and committed suicide.
Having no oxygen, anxiety suffocated,
neuroses felt redundant and got ill,
in the absence of an enemy to fight,
defense mechanisms deserted their post
in the daylight.
The need for control of instincts dissipated—
deprived of the role of control of Id’s instinctual impulses,
Lacking psychic energy and a reality compass,
art could no longer impress,
science lost precision and started to guess.
Catharsis wrote the epilogue of events,
including her own decease,
the quest for self-knowledge ceased.
Taking advantage of the mental-emotional void,
Superego stepped boldly onto the stage
paying homage to radical ideologies
and the postmodern ideas of the world’s elite
whose moral reasoning never suffered defeat.
Superego spoke ill of truth, reasoning, logic,
and magnificently of lofty goals,
being superior in mind and soul,
conscience, which has never known misdeed,
and asked the world’s for permission to lead.
asked Superego to commence at once
for the world’s problems are extraordinary—
and very disreputable—
and require authority and solutions
that are indisputable.
From the strategic arsenal,
the inexorable Superego chose methods which,
have upmost efficiency: simulacrum, cynicism, deception,
pinning the blame on others, falsehood, defamation.
Contempt for the law, denigration of traditions, conflict, violence
became part of everyday life,
attacks on moral values intensified,
hopelessness engulfed the world
and everything that was true died.
Earth now profoundly depressed and cried.
Having lost hope in self-healing,
Earth asked the dolphins to treat her.
Full of empathy for their lovely planet,
the dolphins declared to her: “we love you infinitely,
we adore you,
we love your wisdom and everything that is true,
our love for you is as big as the Universe
and—you must know—without your existence
the Universe itself would lose its fame
and have nothing uniquely beautiful to claim.”
Earth felt loved, was healed,
and decreed love the new law of the land and therapy,
swearing that no human being—
who cannot love and doesn’t love the truth
will ever be granted citizenship on earth,
or be acknowledged as a living entity
in the holy register of eternity.