"This is the case with Klein. Rather than banning or exorcising her, we must ask her to go to work, force her thought and her theory to WORK FOR US. What we will then see is that the work of every great psychoanalytic theory…"
Should we burn Melanie Klein?
"Donald Winnicott, who was always extremely respectful of Melanie Klein's work, could not stomach the notion of envy."
Introducing Melanie Klein A Graphic Guide
"Culturally prescribed cognitive dissonance
As I have described in-depth in earlier articles, W.E.I.R.D. societies systematically pathologise all those who are not fully “functional” and “culturally well adjusted” machines within the factory model of society.
The 10 W.E.I.R.D. axioms of the pathology paradigm:
The W.E.I.R.D. social game is the pinnacle of “civilisation” achieved so far.
The arrow of “progress” is advanced by playing the social game.
The “purpose” of society is to perpetuate the social game.
Every human who knows how and is willing to play the W.E.I.R.D. social game is equipped for a happy and “successful” life.
Addressing individual “functional deficits” in relation to W.E.I.R.D. norms are the key to a healthy society.
Non-W.E.I.R.D.-compliant notions of a fulfilled life are irrelevant and represent a threat to the “normal functioning” of society.
Individuals with “functional deficits” must be grateful for all services and assistance that is made available to improve their level of “functioning”.
Individuals with “spiky skills profiles” must be grateful for all “opportunities” to contribute to the social game.
Individuals with “functional deficits”, and especially those who question the value of the social game, clearly “don’t understand the bigger picture”, can’t possibly have anything of value to contribute to society.
The W.E.I.R.D. social game reflects the axioms of human nature, and researchers can safely assume the W.E.I.R.D. axioms to be true when designing research experiments, when conducting experiments, when designing and running computer simulations of collective human social behaviour, and when interpreting research results.”