Sunday, July 24, 2016. Here comes another post in what seems to be my resiliency-conflict series. In consequence of learning my personality description through this online simplified test I mentioned in my last post —
Free Personality Test | 16Personalities
— I am pondering what my category of “Mediator/Diplomat” means to me.
I think I mediate invisibles. Sometimes the invisibles take shape and form through art. Sometimes they appear in my mind in image forms, I think directly through my gut/heart/right brain super highway’s efficiency, that in-forms me in ways that no amount of linear thought possibly can.
I want to mention yet another book mentioned by Dr. Christopher Phillips in his book The Philosophy of Childing: Unlocking Creativity, Curiosity, and Reason through the Wisdom of Our Youngest (2016) –
“First published in Portuguese in 1968, Pedagogy of the Oppressed was translated and published in English in 1970. The methodology of the late Paulo Freire (1921-1997) has helped to empower countless impoverished and illiterate people throughout the world. Freire’s work has taken on especial urgency in the United States and Western Europe, where the creation of a permanent underclass among the underprivileged and minorities in cities and urban centers is increasingly accepted as the norm. With a substantive new introduction on Freire’s life and the remarkable impact of this book by writer and Freire confidant and authority Donaldo Macedo, this anniversary edition of Pedagogy of the Oppressed will inspire a new generation of educators, students, and general readers for years to come.”
So Pedagogy of the Oppressed is yet another book I need to buy and read that will become a part of my thinking-about-resiliency palette. Yet as I ponder the words I put into bold type above, I encounter one of my inner images. I imagine a massive bridge being built, or a massive interconnecting web of superhighways or skywalks or skyscrapers. What holds them up? Gigantic pilings.
What I am ‘sensing’ regarding the dangers of trying to quick-fix trauma problems for human beings by creating a packet-of-resiliency information and techniques — well before THE PROBLEMS have truly been identified and OWNED by the powers-that-be (up there) — is that those who suffer the most from trauma are just going to be beaten down even further
than they already are
as those ABOVE pound down these quick fixes
upon the traumatized –
driving those who suffer ever further
I certainly do not say that everyone concerned with targeting ‘assets’ that might/can ‘counteract trauma’ is ‘doing bad work’. (I think of Laura Porter and her incredible ACEs healing work in the state of Washington, USA.) I do say that the problems creating trauma discrepancies are systemic and symptomatic. They concern everyone the globe over.
I have been watching the Netflix streaming series, Marco Polo, although most of what I see sickens me. At the same time, I must be adding some kind of counterweights to my own thinking-about-trauma platform. I did some additional reading about the “Kahn” episodes of human history as they included the butchering of MILLIONS upon MILLIONS of people. (Online search terms “kahn people killed” to get a speck of an idea about these horrors. )
In reading today an introduction written in 1953 (I was age two in this year) by Marzieh Gail to yet another book I wish to get into my library — I especially noted his words:
“We, the two billion people currently on the planet, are living at a time when not only the pulpits of all the religions, but all things must be condemning us, each in that voice which, according to the Qur’án, God has given to all things: “God, Who giveth a voice to all things, hath given us a voice….” (41:20). We who have killed some forty-five million human beings in the past thirty-five years, strangers whom we did not even know by name. We who have denied our qualitative difference from the animals and have tried to live in their world, an attempt which has proved as successful as would be the animal’s to turn into a tree or the tree’s to be a stone. We who spend our time devising elaborate excuses to justify our ways; who always blame someone else, who always want someone else to save us.”
Another book I am reading in my ‘perspective search’ is Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity (2014) by Pulitzer Prize winning author, Katherine Boo. I have a bright green sticky tab stuck to every page where the word “hope” is mentioned. So far, I am entirely under-impressed with any concept called hope being alluded to in this book.
There are 7.4 billion of us right here right now on this planet — and counting. What is the quality of life for the majority? For the smallest minority? Who among us defines trauma?
Is resiliency anything other than a tourniquet-attempt to squelch the hemorrhaging-to-death of our species as we take the well-being of life on our planet along down with us?
What IS the quality of life on this planet? We BE better.
What do we know about resiliency?
I am NOT alone in asking questions.
What are the answers?
Is humanity ready yet to know answers that will lead to true solutions – and to then get to work to REALLY heal all harm? I do not believe resiliency is any kind of solution. We have to – and we can – end almost all trauma on the planet – when we are ready to.
The following provides the basis of the structure that is called for as we work to bring the OPPOSITE of trauma – true and lasting prosperity and peace — into existence around the globe.
Define the problem. Find the solution. Learn together how to accomplish what this biggest-picture-possible document tells us MUST – through steps and stages – be done to heal us all:
THE UNIVERSAL HOUSE OF JUSTICE
“The Great Peace towards which people of goodwill throughout the centuries have inclined their hearts, of which seers and poets for countless generations have expressed their vision, and for which from age to age the sacred scriptures of mankind have constantly held the promise, is now at long last within the reach of the nations. For the first time in history it is possible for everyone to view the entire planet, with all its myriad diversified peoples, in one perspective. World peace is not only possible but inevitable. It is the next stage in the evolution of this planet—in the words of one great thinker, “the planetization of mankind.”
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Here is my first book out in ebook format as it provides an outline of the conditions of my malevolent childhood. Click here to view or purchase–
Story Without Words: How Did Child Abuse Break My Mother?
It lists for $2.99 and can be read by Amazon Prime customers without charge. A daring book – for daring readers – about a really tough subject.
Tags: adult attachment disorders, adult reactive attachment disorder, anxiety disorders,borderline mother, borderline personality disorder, brain development, child abuse,depression,derealization, disorganized disoriented insecure attachment disorder,dissociation,dissociative identity disorder, empathy, infant abuse, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD),protective factors, PTSD, resiliency, resiliency factors, risk factors, shame
5 thoughts on “+TRAUMA? RESILIENCY? BIGGER PICTURES….”
Hi…2nd comment ever on here – I am excited to see Freire mentioned just because I have had trouble over the years making the links between my inner world interpersonal stuff and the macro stuff sociologically I saw/see in the world….and years ago I read Freire’s “Education for Critical Consciousness” and read my childhood through that book (which seemed like a potentially problematic thing to do…but the links just arose for me…what I remember loving about it (it has now been quite awhile since I read it)…was how it helped me identify the “landscape” and articulate it more clearly for myself……and I don’t know if I am making any sense but what I mean is that what you wrote here so completely resonates with me:
“What I am ‘sensing’ regarding the dangers of trying to quick-fix trauma problems for human beings by creating a packet-of-resiliency information and techniques — well before THE PROBLEMS have truly been identified and OWNED by the powers-that-be (up there) — is that those who suffer the most from trauma are just going to be beaten down even further
than they already are
as those ABOVE pound down these quick fixes
upon the traumatized –
driving those who suffer ever further” [Down, Down, Down]
I feel like I once had a clarity around some of this but now the past 10 years I feel like I keep being mired in this stuff, being pounded down, unable to get my point of clarity from all the noise and quick fixes being thrown around…(one of the reasons I love to come and read here, I reconnect quickly with my lens and my clarity when I read your posts)…
Anyway…thank you, as always, for what you share.
WOW! Thank you SO MUCH for your comment! Reading your words has generated such an intense reaction within me – in spirals of information and connections – that I can do no more in the moment (I will attempt to write a blog post reply to you today – very intense) – than post a link to the ONLY ‘political related’ article I have read or will read – In essense, 98% unconscious thought is NOT GOOD ENOUGH for humanity at this time……………..
Oh my gosh, I thought I set my comment to email me if there was a response to my comment but I guess I didn’t because I just came back to discover you had!! Will now peek around to see newer posts in case you have written on this already so I can catch back up now…:)
too much going on – I am behind in emails! 🙂
🙂 I can sure understand that!!